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
As the Army Junior ROTC program celebrates its 100 year of being established, cadets and instructors start to realize its purpose and its significant changes. I take a glance into the past and gathered information on historical events contributing to the program. Also acknowledging the program’s difference from today and 100 years ago. These aspects will likely determine the future of the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. The United States Army Junior ROTC was established in the National Defense Act of 1916, which was enacted on 3 June 1916.
JROTC was primarily a source of enlisted recruits and officer candidates. Now, JROTC is a citizenship program that is devoted to the moral, physical, and education of American youth in high school. Although JROTC still has its military structure and sense of discipline, it has left behind most of its early military content. Studies of citizenship, communications, leadership, and life skills are the core of JROTC now. JROTC prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights and privileges as American citizens.
"The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth" (John F. Kennedy). Each year, millions of high school students must make a choice that may change their lives forever. The decision on what to do after high school leaves many puzzled but is not without research. While the decision will always be a personal one, options for all students do exist. Post-Secondary education has evolved greatly over time.
100 Years of JROTC 100 years ago in 1916 an amazing program was created sponsored by the United States Armed Forces, Junior Reserved Officers Training Corps, and better known as JROTC. This program “Motivates young people to be better citizens” This program was created to be part of the National Defense Act in 1916. As the US prepared to enter WWI Two levels were created Junior and Senior. Senior ROTC was created for universities and colleges. Junior ROTC was created for high schools.
One of the main extracurricular activity that is very helpful to me is NJROTC. It teaches cadets about the real world and the military world. The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), is put in place to teach you more about the military, and also to teach students to become great leaders. Everyone in this program learn to be well disciplined. Without discipline there would be total chaos.
Today 's Jrotc has detailed goal to students. Military will provide equipment and instructor to highschool; the instructors will lead the students to seek the true color of themselves, building their own charactor, work on their ethic, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects preparing students for adult society. Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that "the purpose of Junior Reserve Officers ' Training Corps is to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment." Today, students prectice right ways to honor their country. such as how to salute the flag properly, in uniform and in civillion clothing.
I want to be a United States military officer in order to pass on the knowledge and experience that I have gained to future generations of Soldiers. With more rank comes greater responsibility. I will use my abilities and understanding of leadership to bridge the gap between noncommissioned officers and commissioned officers. As I progress through the ranks I can influence a greater number of Soldiers and enable junior leaders to be the kind of leadership we looked up to when we started this journey. Society will expect me to live up to and be held accountable to higher standards as a military officer.
Stop and think before you speak, and when it comes to writing, whether memos or emails, the same applies but the goal is to get to the point to obtain a quick straight forward response. I joined the military in hopes of traveling the world, gaining real life experience and a true love for the country my family and I migrated too twenty-four years ago. I planned to make the military my career, but now, at almost thirty years old, a father and a husband; I found myself craving more, furthering my education is not only how I can further my career, but also become a well-rounded, educated individual. I took English 101, not only because it is required for my degree, but because I knew I needed to expand my vocabulary, grammar and writing skills. I began English 101 as a mediocre writer, I am leaving English 101 with a few more skills, the potential, desire and most importantly the resources to become a great one.
Veterans like myself, young and with determination, are enrolling more and more every year in universities. I am proud to have serve this country and I am glad that it changed my life for better. Although being in the military may have had some negative aspects of it, I would never change my decision of
The Junior Reserve officers Training Corps (JROTC) program mission throughout many years has been to motivate young people to become better citizens. You obtain the opportunity to improve not only as a student, but also as a person. A few things the program is responsible for is teaching self –discipline, increasing self-esteem, and encouraging citizenship through participation in community service projects. There are many positions in a JROTC battalion, which are important, but one position that stands out more due to the amount of responsibility it comes with is the battalion commander. As a Battalion Commander some of the duties are to provide guidance to the Battalion staff officers, supervise their work to ensure all planned activities
I prepared early by joining naval junior reserve officer training corps(NJROTC) my freshman year of highschool. I joined and competed in many activities such as air rifle, armed drill exhibition, chain gang, community service, and orienteering. The unit taught me discipline and how to become a leader. It gave me the advantage I desired to be one step closer to becoming a Marine. The military is seen throughout history serving and protecting a greater cause than their own.
I am deeply honored to be given the opportunity to join the National Honor Society and be among some of the most exceptional students in our school. Being given this opportunity shows my family and myself that I’ve truly worked as hard as I can to succeed. Growing up around adults with a good work ethic has taught me to see the reality in life. Working hard will help create a better future. I not only work hard in my classes but I also participate in sports which gives me the experience of being a leader.