High School JROTC Department
Subject Administrator: Tony Copeland
|Teacher Name||Phone Number|
|Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Dwight Lomax||703-426-6362/1059||DLomax@fcps.edu|
|First Sergeant (Retired) Sherman Wilesemail@example.com|
“The JROTC SECRET to SUCCESS is TEAMWORK”
MISSION: To Motivate Young People to Become Better Citizens!
DESCRIPTION: The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program of Instruction focuses on the development of better citizens by building skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness in a structured, interactive environment. The Army JROTC program is a cooperative effort on the part of the Department of the Army, the Department of Education, and host institutions to provide secondary school students opportunities for total development. JROTC teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done, and it offers you challenges and opportunities to:
- Sharpen your communication skills;
- Promote and encourage citizenship through participation in community service projects;
- Develop your leadership potential;
- Strengthen your self-esteem;
- Improve your physical fitness;
- Provide incentives to live drug-free;
- Promote your graduation from high school;
- Develop a solid foundation for career development.
A common misconception about the JROTC program is that part of our agenda is to recruit students into the U.S. Army. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Lake Braddock Army JROTC Program does not actively recruit for the Armed Forces, conduct combat skills training or requires a military obligation. Our program’s mission is to provide guidance for students, to assist them with the vital life experiences that will benefit them later in life. Additionally, the program provides critical leadership skills, while at the same time making them stronger both mentally and physically.
JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 1 (LET 1)
Students develop knowledge and understanding in: Citizenship (Foundations of the JROTC Program, introduction to military organizations and procedures, and individual and unit drill), basic leadership principles, Foundations for Success (learning styles; study and communication skills), conflict resolution techniques, introduction to a financial planning program, and service learning. Elective topics include physical training/development, rope course activities and introduction to map reading/land navigation.
JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 2 (LET 2) (Prerequisite: LET 1)
Students focus on the development of knowledge and skills in wellness, fitness and first aid, (nutrition, first aid, injury prevention and drug awareness), citizenship and American government (group meeting process, constitutional rights and civil and military justice systems) and basic map reading. Elective topics include Physical Training/Development, rope course activities and map reading/land navigation.
JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 3 (LET 3) (Prerequisite: LET 1 & 2)
LET 3 offers advanced work in leadership theory and application (diversity, performance indicators, negotiation, decision making and problem solving, foundations for success (communication, personal organization, financial planning and career exploration), and continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other elective subjects introduced in LET 1 and 2.
JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 4 (LET 4) (Prerequisite: LET 1, 2 & 3)
Students develop a knowledge and understanding: of the Department of Defense and the roles and missions of the armed services, advanced leadership principals (power bases and influence, leadership styles, management skills and motivation); teaching skills (lesson development, delivery and feedback), financial management skills and outdoor survival skills. Also includes continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other previously introduced electives.