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Cadet Reference Book

Cadet Reference Book

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Introduction
As a JROTC cadet you are embarking on one of the most interesting and valuable educationalexperiences of your high school career. In JROTC you will be given the chance to participate in your education and will learn to be a better citizen. The program provides you with tools and skills you canuse to succeed in high school, but far more important, these tools and skills will b e useful for theremainder of your life.You will learn to:- Appreciate the ethical values that underlie good citizenship. Citizenship, taught through a study of history and government, demonstrates the importance of commitment and strengthens your character and resolve as you grow. You will learn to make ethical decisions based on core values.- Develop leadership potential and learn to live and work cooperatively with others. Teamwork andleadership, within teams and groups, are essential to the smooth operation of any organization. Youwill learn leadership to increase your skills, not only to lead but to also to work as a member of a team.Service, drills, challenges, and other competitions make learning teamwork and leadership challengingand fun.- Think logically and communicate effectively both orally and in writing. You will learn importantskills in writing, reading, and test taking that will allow you to excel in your classes outside JROTC.You will learn basic problem solving, financial planning, and conflict resolution life skills that willhelp you live in the modern world.- Appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health. Fitness, wellness, andgood nutrition are necessary to perform as a citizen and a leader. JROTC will teach you what needs to be done to become fit and to maintain that fitness. Instruction will be provided on how your brainfunctions, how you can maximize your learning and effectiveness, and how to avoid pitfalls such assubstance abuse.- Understand ways to resist negative peer pressure and support others. It is one thing to know how tomake better choices for yourself and another to teach others to do the same. Through service learningyou will be able to help others to develop the positive strategies you have learned that will enhancetheir quality of life.- Develop mental management abilities. You will be able to assess your skills and learn to make morelogical, positive decisions and choices. You will learn how to set goals and develop an action plan thatwill help you to achieve those goals. As you become a better citizen, a better leader, and a better teammember your self-esteem will fly. Your “Can Do” attitude will show beyond JROTC.- Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture and with the history, purpose, and structure of the military services. Learn not only about important events in our history, but also about their effect on our society. Discover the role the military services play in supporting thenation.- Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future. Develop the meansand motivation to graduate from high school and to pursue a meaningful life.- Learn about college and other advanced educational and employment opportunities and develop theskills necessary to work effectively as a member of a team. You will learn about the many variedopportunities that are available to you upon graduation. The foundation and competency skillsrequired to work effectively are ingrained throughout the curriculum
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JROTC Cadet Reference
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Table of Contents
(Note: Some units/lessons did not have material for inclusion in the Cadet Reference.)
Unit 1: Citizenship in Action
.........................................................................................................................3
 
Chapter 1: Foundations of Army JROTC and Getting Involved................................................................3
 
Lesson 3: Moving Up in Army JROTC – Rank and Structure
........................................................................3
 
Lesson 4: The Signs of Success
.......................................................................................................................5
 
Lesson 5: Your Personal Appearance and Uniform
........................................................................................6
 
Lesson 6: The Stars and Stripes
....................................................................................................................10
 
Lesson 7: Proudly We Sing - The National Anthem
......................................................................................12
 
Lesson 8: American Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies
...............................................................13
 
Lesson 9: Basic Command and Staff Principles
............................................................................................13
 
Chapter 2: Service to the Nation...................................................................................................................14
 
Lesson 1: The Department of Defense
...........................................................................................................14
 
Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
..................................................................................................15
 
Chapter 1: Being a Leader.............................................................................................................................15
 
Lesson 3: Leadership from the Inside Out
....................................................................................................15
 
Lesson 4: Principles and Leadership
............................................................................................................15
 
Chapter 2: Leadership Skills.........................................................................................................................16
 
Lesson 4: Stationary Movements
..................................................................................................................16
 
Lesson 5: Steps and Marching
......................................................................................................................17
 
Lesson 6: Squad Drill
...................................................................................................................................18
 
Chapter 4: Leadership Strategies..................................................................................................................20
 
Lesson 2: Performance Indicators
................................................................................................................20
 
Lesson 4: Decision Making and Problem Solving
..........................................................................................20
 
Chapter 5: Leading Others............................................................................................................................21
 
Lesson 1: Platoon Drill
.................................................................................................................................21
 
Lesson 3: Company Formations and Movement
...........................................................................................22
 
Lesson 4: Forming, Inspection, and Dismissing the Battalion
........................................................................24
 
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
..................................................................................................................26
 
Chapter 1: Know Yourself - Socrates...........................................................................................................26
 
Lesson 1: Self-Awareness
.............................................................................................................................26
 
Chapter 2: Learning to Learn.......................................................................................................................27
 
Lesson 1: Brain Structure and Function
.......................................................................................................27
 
Lesson 2: Left-Brain/Right-Brain
.................................................................................................................27
 
Chapter 5: Conflict Resolution......................................................................................................................28
 
Lesson 1: Causes of Conflict
.........................................................................................................................28
 
Chapter 8: Making a Difference with Service Learning.............................................................................32
 
Lesson 1: Orientation to Service Learning
....................................................................................................32
 
Lesson 2: Plan and Train for Your Exploratory Project
...............................................................................32
 
Chapter 9: Career Planning..........................................................................................................................33
 
Lesson 2: Career Development Portfolio
......................................................................................................33
 
Chapter 10: Planning Skills and Social Responsibility...............................................................................34
 
Lesson 1: Making the Right Choices
.............................................................................................................34
 
Lesson 4: Cadet Etiquette Guide
..................................................................................................................34
 

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