Frequently Asked Questions

What is JROTC?
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program put forth by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the nation that train high school students in Life Skills, Leadership, and Character Education. The program is entirely run by the cadets, with the assistance of two retired servicemen, a senior instructor (officer) Major McMahan and an assistant instructor (enlisted NCO) Master Sergeant Drewry.
Do you have to join the military after you join JROTC?
No, you do not have to join. The JROTC program is in no way, involved in Recruiting Activities. However, many student come to us for clarification after being approached by military recruiters. Recruiters will be on campus informing students of the benefits of the military and giving you the opportunity to enlist; but, it is NOT an obligation to join.
Do I have to pay for the uniform when I join JROTC?
No, uniforms are provided by the government and are government property. The only way you have to pay for something is if you fail to return it or lose it. (Clothes can be exchanged for different sizes when appropriate for free.)
What is taught in JROTC?
There are a wide variety of subjects taught in JROTC. Military related, cadets are taught how to march, salute, command, and other subjects. School related, JROTC teaches cadets numerous things. Some topics include, U.S. History, financial planning (for life as well as college), first aid, study skills, etc.
What are the benefits of JROTC?
JROTC not only helps you develop physically, but also prepares you for college, for a possible career in the military, and motivates the cadets to be a better citizen.
Is JROTC just for High School?
The Junior ROTC is for high school students, but there is an ROTC Scholarship available for college students that helps pay for their college as long as they stay in the ROTC program. After completing ROTC, the student will become a Second Lieutenant in the United States military.