Then deciding my classes for high school I knew I would be participating in the JROTC program. One of the first things I was drawn to was the uniform, which symbolizes honor, duty, loyalty, responsibility and high expectations. But only when I started to wear that uniform did I begin to understand the ROTC’s rich history, the many ways it builds character and community in the present, and it 's exciting goals for the future. The ROTC mission, established one hundred years ago, is “to motivate young people to become better citizens.” The official beginning was in 1916, when the National Defense Act was signed. The roots of the ROTC program go back to 1819, when Captain Alden Partridge started the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy …show more content…
Examples of such former ROTC leaders include Samuel Alito Jr, Supreme Court Justice of the United States; Sam Walton, founder of Wal-mart. Floyd Spence who became part of the United States House of representative. Guion S. Bluford, who fought in Vietnam and became the first African American astronaut in space. And those who participate in JROTC have the ability to become newly, well trained officers within the military. JROTC will remain vitally important well into the future. When war no longer threatens there will still be a need for leaders to, as Kennedy said, “explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.” The future will require leaders to fight different types of struggles, against global problems like poverty, hunger, oppression, and climate change. JROTC continues to mold young men and women to not only be aware of these problems, but capable and courageous enough to come up with and apply solutions. With what I have learned through JROTC, I am now part of a legacy of leadership. I am proud to wear the uniform, and I intend to honor it by helping change the world for the
In history there are a lot of great leaders who stood up for what they believed in and never gave up, such as the books A Mighty Long Way by Carlotta Walls LaNier and Little Rock Girl by Shelley Tougas. In the book there are young leaders who never gave up and had a great impact on young people. 14 year old Carlotta, was in the group with 8 other young teenagers who only wanted to make it to class. Just making it through the door of Central High was a huge relief. In 1957, during the integration in Little Rock Central High school, the media illuminated certain events but showed an inaccurate or incomplete picture of other events.
The Civil War was fought during 1861 through 1865 between the Southern and Northern parts of the United States. The North, or the Union, wanted to abolish slavery, but the South, called the Confederates, wanted to keep slavery as well as secede from the Union. This war started at Fort Sumter and was won by the North. Hostility between the North and South grew noticeably after the year of the Missouri Compromise, 1820 (“Civil War” 1). In 1852, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book about slave life, became the second best-selling book in 19th Century America, behind the Bible, and opened the eyes of Northerners.
The Tuskegee Airmen The United States Air Corps had an age-old policy of not allowing Negroes into the Air Force. Before the 1930s, civil rights for colored people was not of national interest. The Air Force couldn’t be compelled to be open their ranks on even a segregated basis. It wasn’t until the mid-late 1930s that the Negroes could actually fight for their country in aerial battle.
My time in JROTC has been one of the better things that I have done. JROTC has shown me that I need to make sure I have been on my best behavior. JROTC has shown me that I need to make sure that I have honor, Integrity and Respect. Not only for others but also for myself and the leaders of this fair country in which I live. JROTC has shown me that there are many life skills that I will learn as I continue on with my career within the military.
JROTC is going to continue being successful. From the beginning of 6 units in 1916, JROTC has expanded to 1645 schools today and to every state in the nation and American schools overseas. Cadet enrollment has grown to 281,000 cadets with 4,000 professional instructors in the classrooms. Comprised solely of active duty Army retirees, the JROTC instructors serve as mentors developing the outstanding young citizens of our
Moving on to my sophomore year, I went to three summer camps JROTC related. Two from school and another out of state camp. I went to JCLC an enlisted/fun camp and I learned how to repeal and how to brainstorm with a team in order to finish the task at hand. I also learned how to take charge of a platoon
Recieveing this letter that I was inducted to be in the National Junior Honor Society made my heart beat faster than I’d ever keep track of, knowing that I was more of a gifted student. Every heart beat was building up my stimulation about this honor, telling me that I demonstrate scholarship, citizenship, character, leadership, and service. To know that I have all of those traits in me makes me feel more of a part of this society, and has made me begin to realize the considerable things that I’ve done. This oppertunity is great for me because I can expand my inner and outer school activities to show what great things I do in my time. I truly enjoy having a mental achievement in school, knowing that my grades sit at the top of the A’s shelf and hardly sit on level B.
Discuss the importance of expansion to American history: When discussing the “first” settlement in America, there’s a bit of controversy that comes along with this statement. Notwithstanding, there is without a doubt the idea that prior to the settlement of the European’s, America was unsettled land filled with untapped potential. On the subject of who first settled in America, according to Keene, Jennifer D. , et al. “The ancient inhabitants of America, Paleo-Indians, were an Ice Age people who survived largely by hunting big game and to a lesser extent by fishing and collecting edible plants” (Jennifer D., et al., 2013, p. 4). America did trade with other countries but mainly the land was used for food supply purposes.
Army defines leadership as “influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation, while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.” As a professional Non-Commissioned officer, proudly serving in the United State Army and within the boundary that clearly depicts vivid picture of Army Leadership. I am SGT Mostafazadeh define and develop my first Leadership Philosophy and most importantly use it in the daily bases and maintain revision and update it as I develop and learn new thing throughout my Military Carrere. The ground foundation of my Leadership philosophy is based on three core Leader Competencies include Leads, Develops and Achieves and how each one of those factor impact my organization (Army), Army human resources (senior, peers and subordinates) and
As I embark on the newest chapter in my life it occurs to me that I must first take time to fully process and appreciate the magnitude of what it really is to be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. From my own perspective as well as the perspective seen from society I can see my new responsibilities will hold a paramount position in many different aspects. This being said, I can look forward to a major shift in what my focus will be and how my decisions will directly impact those around me. My personal desire to become a Warrant officer stems from my constant thirst to grow and influence my surroundings.
The Vietnam War was a conflict between Vietnam and the United States (U.S) that hurt Americans physically and morally as it split the United States and turned everyone against each other over differing beliefs. The U.S. fought long and hard to put down the Viet Cong and gained many problems while doing so. The United States government corruption at home and on the battlefield was one of the major issues. These issues caused American civilians to protest the war and begin to resent the government officials and soldiers. This ten year long conflict in which the United States fought to stop the spread of communism, took a toll on American society by dividing it against itself.
The Vietnam War was the longest and most divisive conflict in American history. To avoid getting lured into the Vietnam War, the US became involved in order to avoid slipping into a communist trap. Countless lives were lost on both sides of the conflict. The Vietnam War also caused many problems for the United States, since Americans no longer supported the war, resulting in a loss for the Americans. North Vietnam defeated the Americans thanks to Communist assistance, a greater understanding of the terrain, and a stronger will to win the war.
Cadet of the Month Have you ever been so terrified you wanted to cry, scream, and throw up at the same time? In March of 2016, I was selected to be my company’s representative for Cadet of the Month. I would answer questions about the JROTC curriculum and uniforms. Let’s just say, I was not at all thrilled. It was a normal day in JROTC, taking notes from the book, learning new vocab, listening to Sergeant Bush talk about leadership or something.
Jack Ma once said, “The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.” This could not be more true at Boston University through its Kilachand Honors College. I believe it is because their approach of interdisciplinary problem-solving, is about expanding students’ world-views. In this program you are learning with different individuals who have different interest and fields of study. According to Pew Research Center, “Political polarization is the defining feature of early 21st century American politics...”.