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JROTC prepares you for life. NOT for the military. Junior ROTC is a high school course given during regular school hours but includes many out-of-school activities. We cover the basics in history, government, technology awareness, and current events. But we also teach leadership skills (like how to motivate others) and personal skills (how to study, take tests, interview for jobs). And we offer extracurricular activities like drill team and color guard. You might even have a chance to go to a JROTC summer camp where you'll train on confidence courses, play team sports, and learn land navigation and water safety techniques. No JROTC cadet is under any obligation to join the military. Our interest is simply to give you an opportunity to develop and improve yourself in ways schools generally don't offer. We aren't promoting the military lifestyle. But we do use military skills to teach self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done.
Questions Students Ask:

Q. You say you're not recruiting, but why do many JROTC graduates enter the military?

A. Many cadets find they enjoy military and structure; it brings out their best and allows them to excel. Some win appointments to military academies. And those who enlist can enter a military service at a higher rank and pay grade. But the JROTC program is not set up to recruit and does not request nor expect a military commitment of any kind.

Q. Q. Do JROTC cadets have an obligation to join the military?

A. No, you're under no obligation for any future military service.

Q. Do I have to pay for my uniform?

A. No, the JROTC program supplies you with your uniform, books, and any equipment the course requires.

Q. Is there someone I can talk to about the JROTC program?

A. Yes, either your school guidance counselor or the program's military instructor will be happy to discuss JROTC with you and answer any questions you may have.