JROTC History

   Army Junior ROTC was established by the National Defense Act of 1916. For almost 100 years it has served the nation by providing unmatched citizenship training and community-based practicums in the American public school system. Since its inception, over five million students have participated in Junior ROTC programs. In return, the country has been the beneficiary of their character and leadership training and their significant contributions to society.

   This website was built as a resource for all current JROTC cadets in an effort to keep them up-to-date, interested, and participate in all aspects of the program. The site includes a calendar of events, a curriculum overview, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and pictures of JROTC activities.

JROTC Core Abilities


JROTC Core Abilities describe the broad, lifelong skills that every cadet needs for success in all career and life roles, They are drawn from the all-over goals and values that drive the JROTC program,Core Abilities are not learned in one lesson, but rather they are linked to lesson competencies in order to integrate or thread them throughout the JROTC curriculum.


  • Build your capacity for long-life learning
  • Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, and written techniques
  • Take responsibility for your actions and choices
  • Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community, country and world
  • Treat yourself and others with respect
  • Apply critical thinking techniques

The Army JROTC Experience:

  1. Maximized potential for success through learning and self-management
  2. Develops leadership skills
  3. Incorporates principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions