The history and teachings of ROTC
ROTC has been a part of school curriculum and America for quite some time. It is designed to help teach leadership skills that are needed for a post high school environment. Joining ROTC helps provide students with an environment where they can grow and become the future leaders of their generation. They are taught respect, leadership skills, and are given leadership roles and responsibilities to give them experience. ROTC teaches a great many things, from the simple how to wear a uniform to the ranks and the responsibilities of them, or the leadership skills, or the specialty teams. ROTC shapes the cadets in it to be young leaders who are respectful and have a calm head. In the three almost four years I have been in ROTC I have learned a myriad of different things to help me when I graduate. I used to be afraid to speak in from of people and take control of a situation, now I’m able to speak proud and confidently lead people. ROTC has helped me come out of my shell and become a better person. I am now part of the marksmanship team and hold a leadership position within my brigade; I could never have achieved this had it not been for ROTC’s teachings.
ROTC has many things for cadets to participate in like the battalion faceoff, the Veterans Day parade, the specialty teams, cadet of the month/year, field day, staff positions, JCLC, etc. There are four tiers of learning these are the let levels, LET stands for leadership education training. LET 1’s are taught the basics like how to wear a uniform, a bit or ROTC’s history, and introduction to the rank system. LET 2’s are taught a more in depth version of ROTC history, a beginner course to being a leader, and military history. LET 3 and 4’s are learning about how to be an effective leader/ how to lead a group of people to accomplish a common goal, and how to teach people. ROTC has many intriguing things about it but, I’m going to talk about its...