Junior ROTC is a military regulated elective high school course taught by military personnel at selectedprivate and public high schools in the United States and its territories, whose purpose is to educate high school students in leadership roles while making them aware of the benefits of citizenship.
The Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) program has a lot to offer young men and women who want to get the most out of their high school years. What you will learn in the program will be useful to you now and in the future because much of the instruction and experience you will receive isn't available any other way at the high school level.
JROTC gives you the chance to acquire basic military knowledge and leadership abilities, but its primary objective is to develop good citizenship and patriotism in each student.
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) looks just like a regular high school course like P.E. or Vocal with students taking the class one period a day during school hours. The Army Headquarters provides uniforms for all participants of this program that usually are worn one time a week (Wednesday) and on special occasions such as parades and special activities. When JROTC students reach goals they have set, their accomplishments are recognized with promotions (ranks), ribbons for their uniforms and appointments to drill teams and color guards.
Purpose of JROTC
The purpose of JROTC is to promote young people to be better citizens they offer skills such as:
First Aid, Drug Abuse Prevention