The First Days of Class, Understanding JROTC Procedures

    Ever wonder what goes on in that JROTC class? Sometimes you see cadets walking around in their uniform, marching as a group or doing Physical Fitness Training outside on Friday. Well, there isn't enough room on the page to tell everything, but here is a short take on our program.
 
   JROTC Instructors are not military recruiters. We are not here to put our students in the military. We are advisors on options for students after high school and, place students in leadership positions to gain the experience of being responsible for others. The military is just one of those options. The first couple of days will be spent doing paperwork and receiving instructions what we call "Classroom Procedures."  Your instructors and senior cadets will take you thru these procedures on:
 
    1. Being in class on time and how we start class...
    2. How to form up in a proper formation...
    3. How to address classroom leaders and your instructors...
    4. The do's and don'ts of a good JROTC cadet and student.
    5. Proper haircuts and shaving for guys..
    6. Making good choices for you life...
    7. We enforce respect for oneself as well as respect for other cadets...
    8. You must be able to take instructions from a higher level cadets...
    9. Exercise as a foundation of good health...
  10. We March, We March, We March...
 
This is a basic example of our expectation. You'll find this JROTC stuff isn't for everyone. You will be instructed and often times corrected by other cadets. You will need the ability to listen and do what you are told and practice what you are told. Your JROTC Instructors are always looking for protential future JROTC Leaders in all cadets when they enter our program.
 
If you want to know more before joining our program, ask a fellow student who has taken our class, or see CW3 Shaw and SFC Brayboy.