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Volume 1, Issue 1
SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST: First round of JLAB begins TODAY, October 4th; www.cofcontests.com CM can be updated on any computer with an internet connection; no plug-ins or updates needed CM Patch 6 is planned for Friday, October 7th Basic Instructor Training Class seats have been increased for FY 2012
Quarterbacks of Life
By the time you receive this newsletter School Year 2011-2012 will have been in session for well over two months. That said, I am a little late congratulating you for a successful 2010-2011 School Year. I joined the team during the middle of the school year and was immediately impressed with the level of commitment I observed by the Instructors and Cadets during my initial travels to the field. I had the opportunity to visit several high schools in 2nd, 4th and 6th Brigades. The Cadets and Cadre I met during those visits were absolutely phenomenal and set the bar pretty high for future visits. I have no doubt however, that follow-on visits to future high
schools will be equally impressive. My first nine months as the Director were fast paced and action packed, but one thing came across LOUD and CLEAR during those months - there is no better team than you “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.” As we execute our mission this school year, I ask that you apply the same level of commitment to our Cadets and program as you did last year. The key to successfully preparing our Cadets to meet life’s future challenges is to ensure we execute a balanced program. Both academics (curriculum) and extra-curricular activity (i.e., drill competitions, air
rifle, JCLC, raider challenge) are the hallmark of JROTC. Let’s make sure our Cadets get the full experience of the program. I look forward to seeing each of you on the high ground.
COL Hubert E Bagley JROTC Director
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Spotlight on JROTC
CMV2 PATCH 4 AND PAT CH 5
CMv2 Patch 4 and Patch 5 are now available for download! Patch 4 installs the ability to print Personal Skills Maps (PSMs) after students have taken the Success Profiler with their clickers. Now it’s as easy as going to the Reports module and in just a few clicks you can print your entire class of PSMs and reprint anytime you need to. Other improvements include the Question Delivery Preferences, you can now check a box to Auto Advance the questions during a test. Games played with CPS have been updated to recognize different versions of the USB IR CPS clickers. Clicking the Clear Process button now closes open sessions of CM, CPS, and Continued on page 2
Tng & Ops-Transition
Tng & Ops-What’s New
Tng & Ops-Expectations
SPOTLIGHT ON CURRICULUM; QUARTERBACKS OF LIFE
Quarterbacks of Life (QBOL) teaches Cadets that success in school and life is attained most often by people who have dreams, high self-esteem, are responsible decisionmakers, accept team support, and have a positive mental attitude. Essential to QBOL are true heroes who have overcome life’s adversities to succeed whether in their original dream or a new dream. Quarterbacks include Adam Taliaferro; an injured football player given a 3% chance of walking again, Rocky Bleier; a profootball player who lost his foot in the Vietnam war and returned to professional football, and Bethany Hamilton. She is a professional surfer whose left arm was bitten off by a shark. She was determined to surf professionally again. The movie “Soulsurfer” released this summer is about her story. QBOL is integrated into the JROTC curriculum according to Dr. Steven Dunn’s four phase lesson plan with lesson plans, student learning plans and learning activities in six lessons with an introductory lesson to the QBOL concept and five lessons according to each of the five stepping stones. Videos of the Quarterbacks can be found in Global Resources > Videos 1 in each lesson on the CM. Lessons for QBOL are: U3C1L5, U2C3L2, U3C1L1, U3C4L3, U2C4L4, and U2C1L5.
AnnaSophia Robb portrays Bethany Hamilton in “Soulsurfer”
The College Board awards AP credit when students receive a passing grade on the [AP] exam.
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A growing number of instructors are seeking to support their principal's mission by providing Advanced Placement (AP) credit opportunities. JROTC will develop AP syllabi for U.S. History and Government courses. Then all the instructor needs to do is work with their school leadership to customize the content and submit the course syllabi through the College Board's "AP Central" page to gain approval. The College Board awards AP credit when students receive a passing grade on the exam. AP courses and exams are available for public review on the website as well. For more details visit www.collegeboard.com and click on the "AP" tab. JROTC will also begin developing syllabi by LET level that align with the International Baccalaureate (IB) program standards. Our Cadets are up to the challenge...and so are we!
CMV2 PATCH 4 AND PAT CH 5 CON’T
PowerPoint. Additionally, Appendix C for printing Personal Skills Map results was added to the User’s Manual and Help Videos were added for: adding a URL, changing the selected period, deleting resources, printing Personal Skills Maps, executing Reports from the Menu button, taking attendance, et al. Unfortunately, there was a problem with test results when clickers above number 33 were used; when the results were retrieved the students’ names were not associated with their test results and the clicker numbers were 32 off. Patch 5 fixes the test results for tests taken with clickers numbered above 33; now the reports can be retrieved and the correct clicker number and student name will be indicated.
A JROTC Cadet at JCLC crosses the one-rope bridge with encouragement from her teammates
SPOTLIGHT ON JROTC UNIT; RED BANK HS, RED BANK, TN
Hundreds of students at Red Bank High School in Red Bank, Tennessee honored those who lost their lives on September 11th, 2001. Members of the Army JROTC held a ceremony in the gym on the tenth anniversary. Glenda Evitt was in second grade when she witnessed two 767 planes slam into the Twin Towers. She attributes that day to why she joined the Army JROTC program and took part in the Presentation of Colors along with hundreds of other students. Now, Cadet Colonel Evitt, the senior officer for her battalion reflects back that “a lot of us are really interested in the Army and protecting the community...I wish I could have [helped] protect the community in that way,” said Evitt, the Colonel Cadet of Red Bank High School JROTC. One cadet says he’s learning how fragile our country is and what it takes to protect it. “…no matter what it takes, this country will still be up and running as you left it for us, and we will leave it for our children as well,” said Mark Coobret, the Battalion Commander for Red Bank High School JROTC. The ceremony was broadcast throughout the school so other students could share the experience.
JROTC Cadets take part in the Presentation of Colors on 9/11
TRAINING AND OPERATIONS—THE TRANSITION
The Training and Operations Division of US Army Cadet Command’s Junior ROTC Directorate is just one of the Directorate’s assets that conducts the JROTC mission of motivating young people to be better citizens. This division includes training and operations teams, an automation technology and systems management team, a logistics and supply team, and a budget management team. In conjunction with the rest of the Command, we have completed our transition from Fort Monroe, VA to a temporary building at Fort Knox, KY, and finally into our own our permanent location in building 6573, Libbey Hall. We are looking forward to conducting classes, workshops, and other learning sessions in our own innovative, “hightech” classroom.
“...no matter what it takes, this country will still be up and running as you left it for us, and we will leave it for our children as well”
TRAINING AND OPERATIONS—WHAT’S NEW
Several new personnel have joined our division, and we will have a few more adjustments to make as we settle in and get down to business for FY12. For the near-term, we actually have Active Duty Soldiers assisting us with the mission. They are fulfilling a number of valuable jobs within the Directorate, and have proven to be mission essential to our transition and on-going work in the Training & Operations, Instructor Management & Pay, and Education and Curriculum divisions. Additionally, JROTC added 43 new school units for the School Year 11-12 Expansion Program, bringing the total number of funded units to 1731. Supporting this expansion and the brigades entrusted with sponsoring and managing these units has been a tremendous learning experience considering the 70% turn-over in staff during the transition to Fort Knox.
JROTC Cadets during the 9/11 ceremony at Red Bank HS, Red Bank TN
TO MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE BETTER CITIZENS
TRAINING AND OPERATIONS—EXPECTATIONS
U S ARMY JROTC
394 2nd Dragoons Rd Bldg 6573 Ft. Knox, KY 40121 Fax: 502-624-1768 Phone: 1-800-347-6641
The seven Brigade Chiefs and their Training and Operations personnel came to Fort Knox to participate in a Brigade Chiefs Training Workshop 13-15 September. Their input is invaluable and will enhance the FY12 and FY13 programs. As a result of the Workshop, look for the following: more Basic Instructor Training Course classes to train our In-
structors for the 43 new and other replacement schools; assistance visits to the brigades and units by the JROTC staff to increase our awareness of their extremely tough jobs and improve communications; asking representatives from the brigade teams to come in and assist us with putting together operations orders and MOIs for JROTC activi-
ties; a more dynamic and participative edition of the new JROTC Advanced Course – an innovative tool in our program geared towards improving Instructor teaching, facilitating, and technology skills in the classroom in FY12 and FY13. There’s much more to come, but that’s a whole new article.
Visit the portal! www.usarmyjrotc.com
To Motivate Young People to Be Better Citizens
JROTC has entered into an agreement with the Air Force Association (AFA) to allow cadet teams to participate in this competition that runs from May 2011 to March 2012. It culminates in the National Finals Competition in National Harbor, Maryland in conjunction with the CyberFutures Symposium. The goals for CyberPatriot IV are to “excite, educate and motivate the next generation of cyber security professionals and other STEM-trained individuals that our nation needs.” The good news is that the AFA has waived the $350 entry fee for Army teams and that Cadet Command will fund the finalist teams who will participate in National Harbor, Maryland from 22-23 March 2012. CyberPatriot IV will be the second full-scale national deployment with a target of 250 team enrollments from each service JROTC program and from the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). Over 660 teams registered for CyberPatriot III with the US Army JROTC team from Sierra Vista winning second place. Each member of that team received a $1500 scholarship. Each service fielding at least 30 teams will be guaranteed a minimum of two team slots at the National Finals Competition. The Army can send 2 teams in the service competition and 2 teams in the open competition. The Practice Round for all services has passed, Round 1 runs from 28-29 Oct, Round 2 from 2-3 Dec and Round 3 from 13-14 Jan. Teams are provided 1-3 virtual machines that contain several vulnerabilities. Students must clean the image and teams that find the most vulnerabilities pass to the next round. Coaches and mentors can be used to support the cadet teams when JROTC instructors aren’t Cyber SMEs. Registration ends midnight EST 7 October, so don’t delay!!! Sign up at http://www.uscyberpatriot .org.
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