JROTC

JROTC – ARMY PATHWAY

The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is a leadership education program. This program will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of the Army Junior ROTC standards through project‐based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for the 21st Century leadership responsibilities. The curriculum focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” 


This program intends to teach students 


  • Maximize potential for success through learning, self‐  management and development of employability “soft skills” 
  • Develop leadership skills 
  • Incorporate principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions with health and wellness awareness 
  • Build effective relationships with peers, co‐workers, and the community with information and communications skill development 
  • Apply physical and political geography to building global awareness 
  • Understand the importance that financial, economic, business, and entrepreneurial literacy have in the work force 
  • Correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of the U.S. government through civic literacy 
  • Relate events in U.S. history to choices and responsibilities Americans have today 
  • Characterize the role of the military and other national service organizations in building a democracy and maintaining peace in a democratic society.
Career Pathway Sequence of Courses:
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education I 28.43100
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education II 28.43200
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education III 28.43300
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education IV 28.43400
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education V 28.43500
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education VI 28.43600
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education VII 28.43700
  • JROTC Army Leadership Education VIII 28.43800

JROTC Army Leadership Education I

Course Description: 

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a leadership education program. This program will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities.This laboratory course is designed to introduce students to the history, customs, traditions and purpose of the Army JROTC program. It teaches students strategies to maximize their potential for success through learning and self-management. Basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values and attributes and communications skills are integrated throughout the course. High schools students develop an understanding of learning style preferences, multiple intelligences, emotional intelligence and study skills. These self- assessments will enable students to be self-directed learners. The JROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.


JROTC Army Leadership Education II

Course Description:

 This laboratory course is designed to build on the self discovery skills sets taught in JROTC 1. As self directed learners, students study the fundamentals citizenship skills, the foundation of the American political system and our Constitution. Personal responsibility and wellness is reinforced by diet, nutrition and physical fitness activities. Drug and alcohol awareness and prevention are reinforced. Students are placed in leadership roles that enable them to demonstrate an understanding of basic leadership principles, values and attributes.The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.


JROTC Army Leadership Education III

Course Description:

This laboratory course is designed to build on the leadership experiences developed during JROTC Army 1 and 2. Basic command and staff principles are introduced and include an overview of organizational roles and responsibilities. Leadership strategies, managing conflict, leading others, planning and communications skills are evaluated to improve organizational effectiveness. Career planning is investigated.The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.

JROTC Army Leadership Education IV

Course Description: 

JROTC will help students build a strong knowledge base of self-discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities.This laboratory course is designed build on the leadership skills developed in JROTC 3. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the branches of military service. Intermediate leadership skills to include leadership principles, values and attributes and communications skills are integrated throughout the course. Financial planning skills are studied through the National Endowment for Financial Education. Fundamental teaching skills are introduced. The JROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.


JROTC Army Leadership Education V

Course Description: 

JROTC will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities.This laboratory course allows students to investigate the interrelationships of the different branches of the service while it continues to build student leadership development and decision making skills. Goal setting, leadership supervision and meetings incorporated into project based learning and service learning opportunities. Geography, map reading and the practical application of land navigation and orienteering are introduced. The Junior ROTC curriculum is enhanced through physical fitness activities, extracurricular and co-curricular activities that support the core employability skills standards and McRel academic standards.


JROTC Army Leadership Education VI

Course Description: 

JROTC will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities. This laboratory course expands on the skills taught in JROTC 5. It focuses on creating a positive leadership situation, team development, project management and the importance of mentoring as a leader or as a follower. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate leadership potential in an assigned command or staff position within the cadet battalion organizational structure. Interactions between groups of people and how they affect the area’s cultural, economic, and political characteristics are included.

JROTC Army Leadership Education VII

Course Description: 

JROTC will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities.This laboratory course expands on the skills taught in JROTC 6. It focuses on creating a positive leadership situation, team development, project management and the importance of mentoring as a leader or as a follower. Interactions between groups of people and how they affect the area’s cultural, economic, and political characteristics are included. Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate leadership potential in an assigned command or staff position within the cadet battalion organizational structure.


JROTC Army Leadership Education VIII

Course Description: 

JROTC will help students build a strong knowledge base of self discovery and leadership skills applicable to many leadership and managerial situations. Mastery of these standards through project-based learning, service learning and leadership development activities will prepare students for 21st Century leadership responsibilities. This laboratory course expands on the skills taught in JROTC 7 and reinforces previous leadership experiences. It allows students to continue to build their leadership, management, decision making and negotiating skills by serving in a variety of staff or leadership positions. Students create a career portfolio to plan for college or work. Students are expected to take leadership roles in the battalion and participate in community service or service learning projects based on their level of leadership development.


Related JROTC‐Army Occupations:
Students can continue career pathways by entering the job market and receiving on‐the‐job training or by entering a technical, 2‐year, or 4‐year college/university to receive specific job training relating to a managerial/leadership position of choice. Job fields may include government, private industry, entrepreneurship, and non‐profit organizations to name a few.
ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) programs offered at various colleges/universities in Georgia and throughout the U.S. train qualified young men and women to become officers in the military services upon graduation from college.