Jrotc Essay Exam

JROTC Cadet Curriculum

JROTC is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To motivate young people to be better citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens.

JROTC Cadet Distance Learning

The JROTC Cadet Distance Learning Web Site is located at http://www.jrotcdl.com. The courses available on this web site can be used by JROTC Cadets for additional training on the selected topics.

JROTC Cadet Distance Learning User Manual (.doc)

Mandatory Core Text

Mandatory Core LET Text are available for download (.pdf format) below.

*Please note the files hyperlinked may be over 1 gigabyte in size and should be downloaded only on a high speed internet connection. The best way to download this file is to right click on the link and then choose the "Save target as:" option to save the file on your hard drive.

The Interactive History Timeline

The Interactive History Timeline details a variety of historical events from 1770 to 2012. These events are divided into categories: U.S. Conflicts, Presidents, Government, Citizens, World, and Technology. Each category provides detailed historical information that pertains to each topic.

Launch Interactive History Timeline

History Timeline Users Manual (.pdf)

The Interactive History Timeline

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AP Brewer JROTC 2017-2018 Course Syllabus



Colonel, US Army (Retired) Bennie Pokemire, Senior Army Instructor,

Telephone:  256-778-9670 (office); 256-617-8540 (cell)

EMAIL:  bjpokemire@morgank12.org

HOURS:  0700-1600


Sergeant First Class, US Army (Retired) Fredrick Traylor, Army Instructor,

Telephone:  256-754-0536 (office); 256-698-3234 (cell)

EMAIL:  fbtraylor@morgank12.org

HOURS:  0700-1600

 We will use remind 101 to send out messages and reminders throughout the year.  This is a quick and easy way for us to share information effectively.  All parents and cadets should sign up for this capability.  To join the JROTC group use your mobile device and Text @5604 to 81010. We also have our own Facebook page we use to post important upcoming events, photos and information.  Please like and follow us at AP Brewer-JROTC.


Course Prerequisite:

  • LET 1-completion of the eighth grade
  • LET 2-completion of LET 1
  • LET 3-completion of LET 2
  • LET 4-completion of LET 3

 Course Description:  The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program that teaches you the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. The mission statement reflects the overall meaning and purpose of JROTC, which is “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens” by preparing you for responsible leadership roles while making you aware of your rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program promotes graduation from high school by providing curriculum, Leadership Education and Training (LET), and rewarding opportunities that will benefit you, the community, and nation in the present and futureThis course includes classroom instruction and laboratory instruction in the history, customs, traditions and purpose of Army JROTC.  It contains the development of basic leadership skills to include leadership principles, values and attributes.

 Course Objectives/Goals:  The objectives and goals of this course focus on the development of better citizens by building skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, cultural awareness, wellness, and fitness in a structured interactive environment.

  1. Maximize potential for success through learning and self-management
  2. Develop leadership skills
  3. Incorporate principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions
  4. Build effective relationships with peers, co-workers, and the community
  5. Apply physical and political geography to building global awareness
  6. Correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of U.S. government
  7. Relate events in U.S. history to choices and responsibilities Americans have today
  8. Characterize the role of the military and other national service organizations in building a constitutional republic and maintaining peace in our society
  9. Develop and pursue a plan for postsecondary success

 Core Abilities:  The JROTC Core Abilities describe the broad, life-long skills that every cadet needs for success in future life and career endeavors. The core abilities are a result of the goals and values that drive the JROTC program and are built upon over the program’s four years through integrating various lesson competencies and skills throughout the JROTC curriculum. The JROTC Core Abilities are:

  1. Build your capacity for life-long learning
  2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, and written techniques
  3. Take responsibility for your actions and choices
  4. Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country, and the world
  5. Treat self and others with respect
  6. Apply critical thinking techniques

Competencies:  A competency is a major skill or ability needed to perform a task effectively and efficiently. Performance assessment is driven by competencies. Each JROTC lesson addresses a competency that is the intended learning result of the lesson. Competencies describe discipline-specific measurable and observable skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Performance standards (criteria and conditions) provide the specifications for assessing mastery of a competency. Cadets show they have learned competencies by applying them in the completion of assessment tasks that require them to do one or more of the following:

  • Make a decision
  • Perform a skill
  • Perform a service
  • Solve a problem
  • Create a product

 Grading and Evaluation Procedures:  Grading is based on Curriculum Knowledge; Maintaining a Cadet Reflection Log & Cadet Portfolio; Wearing of the Uniform; Participation in Drill & Ceremony and team sports; Physical Training and Class Participation & Conduct. 

  • Curriculum Knowledge (Tests and Assignments): 40 points
  • Uniform Wear/Inspection (weekly): 20 points
  • Weekly Physical Training (PT) 20 points
  • Cadet Portfolio: 10 points
  • Conduct/Professionalism (weekly grade): 10 points

 A.P. Brewer High School Grading Scale:

    • A=90-100                   
    • B=80-89                     
    • C=70-79                     
    • D=60-69                     
    • F=0-59 

Class Structure (This class will operate the same every day):

  1. You are expected to be INSIDE of the classroom BEFORE the bell rings.
  2. You are to read the board for announcements, requirements and follow the directions posted for you.
  3. Stand behind your chair at attention and await for tardy bell to ring. After which you will recite the cadet creed, company motto and take attendance BEFORE you sit in your assigned seat. Company commander will report attendance to SAI/AI
  4. We will then have a BRIEF recap of the last class.
  5. This will be followed by an information/instructional period to teach new material.
  6. You will then work on the individual or group activity/project assigned to you for the remainder of the block.
  7. The last five minutes of class are allocated to clean-up. During this time you will review the calendar and upcoming lessons located just outside the classroom in the hallway.
  8. You will be dismissed if and when the room is clean and all materials and/or folders/materials are put away.


Weekly Schedule. A typical schedule will be as follows:

 MON – Quiz/test as required followed by Drill and Ceremony

 TUES – Uniform wear and inspection

 WED/THUR – Curriculum

 FRI – Physical Training. 


  1. Command and Staff meetings will take place every Tuesday from 1500-1530 in the classroom
  2. Team practices will occur (unless otherwise directed) every Tues and Thurs from 1530-1700.  We encourage all cadets to be involved with the teams.

Uniform Policy: All cadets are expected to follow uniform wear policies while enrolled in JROTC. All cadets will be issued an Army Service Uniform (ASU).  All cadets will wear either the class B (without jacket) or class A (with jacket) every Tuesday unless directed otherwise.  Any cadet that does not have an ASU will be expected to “dress for success” which would include slacks and polo shirt, no T-shirts, shorts or shower shoes/flip flops. All male cadets are required to be clean shaven while in uniform and maintain a “short” haircut. Hair should not fall below the collar of their uniform in the back, fall past mid-ear on the sides or below the eye brows in front.  Female cadets will ensure that when in uniform their hair does not fall below the eye brows or below the collar of their uniform. Facial piercings are not allowed while in uniform.  Female cadets may wear a single set of round or small “stud” type earrings only.  Any cadet who does not abide by uniform policy will be removed from the program.   Cadets who refuse to wear or routinely do not wear the uniform will also be removed from the program.


  1. Prior to tardy bell each cadet will have his/her workbook and textbook
  2. When the bell rings be at attention behind your desk. Class leader will take attendance and report to SAI/AI.  Recite cadet creed and company motto. Take seats and remain quiet.
  3. When you hear the chimes or bell, cease all activity and return to desk and be quiet.
  4. When SAI/AI enters room call class to at ease and await instructions
  5. Raise hand to be recognized
  6. Be respectful
  7. No headphones on during class
  8. No use of electronic devices unless approved by SAI/AI
  9. Clean up your personal area before leaving class
  10. Return your workbooks to class shelves prior to leaving class
  11. Do not leave class until dismissed by SAI or AI
  12. Don’t be afraid to talk to SAI/AI about anything

** Failure to adhere to 1-11 will affect your weekly grade and chances for promotion** 

Ranks and awards:

    • Cadets will normally receive new ranks and earned awards at the end of the school year during in-class or at annual awards banquet (national level awards)
    • Cadets may earn impact awards or on the spot promotions for outstanding achievements 

REMOVAL FROM THE JROTC PROGRAM:   AP Brewer cadets are expected to conduct themselves at a higher level than other high school students and will be held to a higher standard. Cadets who do not follow JROTC program guidelines (uniform policy, classroom code of conduct, cadet creed) or commit serious school offenses may be removed from the program.  

    • Phase 1: Cadets who show the beginnings of  disciplinary issues will be counseled by the SAI and/or AI and parents notified
    • Phase 2: Cadets who continue to show disciplinary issues will be demoted, placed on probation and parents and school administrators notified of potential removal from program.
    • Phase 3:  Cadets who still show no willingness to improve or follow program guidelines will be removed from program 

cadet Portfolios:  

Each cadet is required to maintain a portfolio as required by U.S. Army Cadet Command. 


  • Personal cover page
  • Mission Statement and goals
  • Personal skills map
  • Winning colors communications discovery form
  • Learning style inventory
  • At least 2 examples of academic work
  • Cadet challenge results
  • Completed learning plans and assessments from each lesson

 LET 2-4 (all LET 1 requirements + below)

  • Personal financial planning portfolio
  • Appreciating diversity reflection assessment tool
  • Essay from any class
  • Resume with references
  • Samples of awards, certificates and other achievements
  • Service learning project reflection

 Supplies needed: 

  • Pen or pencil
  • 1 subject notebook




Curriculum Knowledge and Projects

Final Exam

Drill and Ceremony

Uniform Inspections

Citizenship in Action (Unit 1)

American Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies

Army JROTC - The Making of a Better Citizen

Moving Up in Army JROTC - Rank and Structure

Your Personal Appearance and Uniform

Foundations for Success (Unit 3)

Appreciating Diversity through Winning Colors

Becoming a Better Listener

Becoming an Active Learner

Brain Structure and Function

Causes of Conflict

Conflict Resolution Techniques (Just Two Days)

Learning Styles and Processing Preferences

Multiple Intelligences

NEFE Introduction:  Setting Financial Goals

Personal Growth Plan

Reading for Meaning


Study Habits that Work for You

The Communication Process

Thinking Maps

Leadership Theory & Application (Unit 2)

Leadership Defined

Leadership from the Inside Out

Leadership Reshuffled

Principles and Leadership

Roles of Leaders and Followers in Drill

Drill and Ceremony

Using Your Leadership Skills/Taking Charge

Service Learning/Community Service

Orientation to Service Learning

Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project

Project Reflection and Integration


Cadet Challenge

Marksmanship training

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)



Curriculum Knowledge and Projects

Final Exam

Drill and Ceremony

Uniform Inspections

Citizenship in American History & Government (Unit 6)

Balancing Power

Citizenship Skills

Colonial Government

Creating Our Constitution

British Origins of American Constitution

Constitution and Other Countries

Developing a Republican Government

Introduction to Chief Justice

Military Justice System

New Citizenship and Constitutional Issues

Our Natural Rights

Roles of Citizens

Representative Group Sessions

Small Group Meetings

State Constitutions

The Preamble

Geography, Map Skills, & Environmental Awareness (Unit 5)

Introduction to Maps

Leadership Theory & Application (Unit 2)

Platoon/Squad Drill

Stationary Movements

Steps and Marching

Service Learning/Community Service

Orientation to Service Learning

Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project

Project Reflection and Integration

Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid (Unit 4)

At Risk-Suicide Awareness and Prevention

First Aid

Components of Whole Health

Critical Decisions about Substances (Interactive Nights Out)

Use and Effects of Drugs, Alcohol, and Substances


Cadet Challenge

Marksmanship training

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)



Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

Curriculum Knowledge and Projects

Final Exam

Drill and Ceremony

Uniform Inspections

Citizenship in Action (Unit 1)

Basic Command and Staff Principles

Citizenship in American History & Government (Unit 6)

Ethical Choices, Decisions, and Consequences

Global Citizenship Choices, Decisions, and Consequences

Historical Timeline:  Choices, Decisions, and Consequences

Leadership Choices, Decisions, and Consequences

Foundations for Success (Unit 3)

Becoming a Better Speaker

Becoming a Better Writer

Cadet Etiquette Guide

Career Development Portfolio

Career Exploration Strategy

College Preparation

Conflict Mediation

Conflict Resolution and Diversity (Hate Comes Home)

Creating Better Speeches

Goals and Goal Setting

Making the Right Choices

Managing Anger (Emotional Intelligence Program)

Military Career Opportunities

NEFE Unit 1-Your Financial Plan:  Where It All Begins

NEFE Unit 2-Budgeting:  Making the Most of Your Money

NEFE Unit 3-Investing:  Making Your Money Work for You

Time Management

Violence Prevention (Violence Prevention Profiler)

Leadership Theory & Application (Unit 2)

Celebrating Differences-Culture and Individual Diversity

Decision Making and Problem Solving


Performance Indicators

Platoon Drill

Taking Charge-Knowing Your Responsibilities as a Leader

Service Learning/Community Service

Orientation to Service Learning

Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project

Project Reflection and Integration


Cadet Challenge

Marksmanship training

JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)



Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery

Curriculum Knowledge and Projects

Drill and Ceremony

Final Exam

Citizenship in Action (Unit 1)

The Active Army

The Army Reserve Components

The Department of Defense

Leadership Theory & Application (Unit 2)

Management Skills


Power Bases and Influence

Styles of Leadership

Foundations for Success (Unit 3)

Delivering Instruction-(PE)

NEFE Unit 4-Good Debt, Bad Debt:  Using Your Credit Wisely

NEFE Unit 5-Insurance:  Protecting What You Have

Preparing to Teach-(PE)

Thinking Maps and Graphic Organizers

Use Variety in Your Lesson Plan-(PE)

Using and Developing Lesson Plans-(PE)

Using Feedback in the Classroom

Service Learning/Community Service

Orientation to Service Learning

Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project

Project Reflection and Integration


(First Semester)

1ST Day of Classes                                                    9 Aug 17

Uniform Issue-                                                         14-18 Aug 17

Adventure Training                                                  TBD – Sep 17

Drill Meet                                                                  TBD – Sep 17

End of 1st Nine Weeks                                             13 Oct 17

Rappelling                                                                20 Oct 17

Veteran’s Day Week Activities                                6-19 Nov 17

Veteran’s Day Parade (Mandatory)                        10 Nov 17

Thanksgiving break                                                 22-24 Nov 17

Christmas Parades                                                   TBD Dec 17

End of 2nd Nine Weeks and 1st Semester               18 Dec 17

Christmas Break                                                       19 Dec 17-3 Jan 18


(Second Semester)

1st Day Second Semester                                          4 Jan 18

Cadet Military Ball (Mandatory)                               TBD Feb 18

UNA Raider Competition                                           TBD Mar 18

End of 3rd Nine Weeks                                              9 Mar 18

Spring Break                                                             19-23 Mar 18

American Legion Post 15 Drill Meet                         TBD Apr 18  

Adventure Training                                                   TBD Apr 18

Awards Banquet                                                        4 May 18

Uniform Turn-In                                                        16-20 May 18

Staff Dinner                                                               TBD May 18

Graduation                                                                 23 May 18

End of 4th Nine Weeks and 2nd Semester                24 May 18

JCLC  (Cadet summer camp)                                    TBD Jun 18


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