The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in
high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916
and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.
- Developing good citizenship and patriotism.
- Developing self-reliance, leadership, and responsiveness to constituted authority.
- Improving the ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
- Developing an appreciation of the importance of physical fitness.
- Increasing a respect for the role of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of national objectives.
- Developing a knowledge of team building skills and basic military skills.
- Taking 2 to 4 years of the course allows the cadets to instantly rank higher if they pursue a military career.