JROTC

Leadership Education and Training

The history and benefits of JROTCAbout the JROTC Leadership Program

The JROTC/Leadership and Education Training (LET) program prepares Cadets for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program provides instruction and opportunities to benefit the student, community, and nation.

The JROTC program at Army and Navy Academy consists of four levels of Leadership Education Training (LET) instruction. Each LET level must total 180 academic hours or the number of academic hours required to meet school requirements for 1.0 credit in courses such as math or English. Army and Navy Academy awards credit toward graduation for each year of the JROTC program.

The curriculum is linked to the McREL (instructional leadership resource) national standards. Every lesson and assessment actively engages students in higher-order thinking and skill performance.

The program of instruction provides the flexibility to link the standards for elective credit and additional credit in subject areas such as physical education, health, wellness, life management skills, freshman orientation, government, civics, practical and performing arts, careers and so forth.

The main goal of all JROTC learning experiences is the Cadet’s success. The JROTC curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education.

As a result, Cadets:

  • Learn skills they can use, not outlines of information or isolated facts.
  • Know the performance expectations from the beginning.
  • Engage as active partners in the learning process.
  • Document accomplishments and competence.
  • Learn how to learn.

JROTC Program Instructional Units

Basic Courses LET 1   LET 2   LET 3   LET 4   Total
Citizenship in Action  18  0  2  6  26
Leadership Theory & Application  18  0  12  10  40
Foundations For Success  30  0  36  16  82
Wellness, Fitness & First Aid  0  28  0  0  28
Geography, Map Skills & Environmental
Awareness
 0  2  0  0  2
Citizenship in American History & Government  0  36  16  0  52
Physical Activity/Leader Assessment
Leadership Application  20  20  20  20  80
Cadet Challenge  10  10  10  10  40
Activities
Service Learning/Community Service  10  10  10  10  40
Administration/Testing/Inspections  24  24  24  24  96
Additional Teaching & Leadership Hours  0  0  0  34  34
State & JROTC Elective
Required Hours  50  50  50  50  200
Total Program Hours  180  180  180  180  720