JROTC Builds Character And Leadership
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program can be a three-year journey of life changing experiences that build character and leadership. When I had first join JROTC I always taught that it will be boring and they will put you in the military. But it was not like that at all, it was pretty fun as you get into it. Also I was challenged physically, mentally, and emotionally. But I was able to learn more about teamwork and leadership.
JROTC builds character and leadership because, It develops character, discipline, leadership, and teamwork through almost everything you do in the program. You will learn military drill which develops discipline and teamwork, and when you advance into higher grades, you will learn leadership in drill. Each different school is organized as a military organization (battalion, wing, etc.) This offers people to hold leadership positions and learn managing and leadership skills. The curriculum consists of practical exercises that directly target an individual’s leadership and character. JROTC has taught me what I would not have learned in any other class in high school. Cadets have overcome fears and have formed lifelong friendships and unforgettable memories.
JROTC is unique because it uses a clear chain of command that consists of the students themselves. The fact that the organization is cadet-run is great because it gives us the independence to make decisions that impact us directly and we are free to make the organization our own. Personally, I gained more confidence, better people skills, and personality. JROTC brings out the best in cadets because of the high level of maturity expected of them from the instructors and the huge student involvement in running the program. The program also prepares us for life after high school, helping us to learn our personality types and how to interact with other types. We learn to step outside our comfort zone and become acquainted with the...