There are several types of JROTC. There are different types of teams such as the drill team the drum corps etc. JROTC teaches you how to become a leader, how to set yourself up for success. Having JROTC looks good on your college transcript. JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
JROTC is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed forces in high schools across the US. The program was originally created as a part of the National Defense Act Of 1916. JROTC’s main mission is to “ motivate young people to be a better citizen .” JROTC helps young people get ready for ROTC in college or the military.
The most important title a student can have at my age is cadet. Being in JROTC gives me a status of honor and work ethic. When someone older sees me in my uniform I am looked at as responsible and respectful. I have learned to respect authority figures, and memorize facts that will help me out later in life. Now when I hear the pledge of allegiance I say it aloud with my hand over my heart with pride. When I was younger I would just stand there saying the pledge without knowing what I was saying it for.
Now when I say the pledge I know that I am saying it for the men who created our constitution after months of compromise. I say the pledge for the men who died in the American Revolution. I say the pledge for men like Martin Luther King Jr. who has helped this country become a better place when it didn’t seem it was room for improvement. I used to wait out the moment of silence by counting how long it would take to be over, which now I know is disrespectful. Now I stand up and bow my head for those who lost their lives fighting for this country.
My time in JROTC I have caught a mere glimpse of what it might be like fighting out there on the line of duty. Just knowing that there are men and women out there losing their lives fighting for our country, is enough to let me know that they deserve all the respect the get and more. The class I take only on b days I think should be a everyday class for all high school students. JROTC teaches young people what should be common knowledge in this day and age. I feel as though JROTC is an important class because, it teaches the children of the future how to be leaders, how to own up to what they have done wrong, and how to show respect & responsibility.
The united states of America is the promise land for nearly every other country. JROTC has not only taught me how to be a good citizen, it has also taught me to appreciate what I have as a citizen. If my generation does not accept the responsibility to keep it free it could be all gone !