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The History of JROTC
Transcript of The History of JROTC
Title 10 of the U.S. Code declares that the purpose of JROTC is to implant in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.
The study of ethics, citizenship, communications, leadership, life skills and other subjects designed to prepare young men and woman to take their place in adult society,
To motivate young people to become better citizens.
Outline of presentation
Establishment of JROTC.
The purpose of JROTC.
History of specific branches.
Establishment of JROTC
The United States Army JROTC came into being with the passage of the National Defense Act of 1916.
In 1964 all of the other branches opened JROTC programs in high schools.
Leavenworth High School, Leavenworth, Kansas, had the first JROTC program in the united states. The school's official JROTC program has been in existence since Jan. 29, 1917.
The JROTC curriculum, which fully or partially addresses course work on leadership, civics, geography, global awareness, health, wellness, language arts, life skills, and U.S. history.
The curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education and promotes development of core abilities.
Some core abilities are capacity for life-long learning, communication, responsibility for actions and choices, good citizenship, respectful treatment of others, and critical thinking techniques.
Students engage in meaningful, purposeful activities that lead them to demonstrate success through a portfolio of accomplishments.
The curriculum of JROTC
ALL The Branches Of Military
1645 Army AJROTC units
716 Air Force AFJROTC units
618 Navy NJROTC units
437 Marine Corps MCJROTC units
2 Coast Guard CGJROTC unit
Prior to 1967 the number of units was limited to 1,200. The cap was increased to 1,600 units in 1967 and again to 3,500 units in 1992; the statutory limitation on the number of units was struck from the law in 2001. Their goal is to reach 3,500 units by Feb. 2011 by encouraging program expansion into educationally and economically deprived areas.
Records in JROTC history
Longes Lasting JROTC Program: Leavenworth High School (Jan.29 1917 - ...)
Largest amount of AJROTC instructors: Roughly 4,ooo (as of now)
Largest amount of AJROTC cadets: Roughly 314,000 cadets (as of now)
State that has the most JROTC programs: California
JROTC Program with the smallest amount of cadets: Camden County/CamTech High School C.C.H.S. In NC (JROTPP)
Military branch JROTC with smallest amount of Units: Coast Guard (2)
The History of JROTC
Past notable JROTC Cadets
William J. Bordelon, Central Catholic Marianist High School 1938, U.S. Marine Corps, awarded the Medal of Honor.
Baldomero Lopez, First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, awarded the Medal of Honor.
Shoshana Johnson, Specialist, U.S. Army. First female African American Prisoner of War in the history of the United States military.
James Cartwright, General, U.S. Marine Corps, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
History of the Thunder Bolt Battalion
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