School Year: 2019-20 15 August 2019
Course Outline (Syllabus) – JROTC Leadership Education and Training I-IV
Semester: Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 (26 August 2019 – 8 June 2020)
Course Number: Leadership Education and Training I-IV (LET 1-4)
Course Title: Army Junior ROTC- Leadership Education and Training
Coursework: (Level 1-4, 4 periods, A & B day year-long schedule)
Course Dates (s): Classroom Lecture & Lab, Monday thru Friday
Course Time: 1st period, 8:50 am – 10:30 am
2nd Period, 10:35 am – 12:05 pm
3rd period, 12:10 pm – 2:00 pm
4th period, 2:05 pm – 3:40 pm
Physical Training: Fridays during class period(s).
Classroom Location: History Bldg. under Cafeteria RJ Reynolds High School
Instructor: MAJ Wes Whitaker & SFC Joaquin Bethea, United States Army Retired
Phone: wrk (336)-703-4156 cell 910-584-1254
Office Hours: Planning, Monday thru Friday, times can be arranged by parent and instructor involved in conference
Course Online (Syllabus) – JROTC Leadership Education and Training I-IV,
Course Description: The Leadership Education and Training courses provide more details about leadership situations. The program is split into units including: Techniques of Communication, Leadership, Cadet Challenge, Leadership Lab, First Aid, Map Reading, History, Your American Citizenship, Career Opportunities, and Role of the U.S. Army. The wearing of the uniform and extracurricular activities are the same as for all LET levels.
Course Objectives: The specific objectives of this course are to:
- Prepare students without formal training in Leadership Education and Training to understand the basic fundamentals of Citizenship in Action, Leadership Theory, Foundation of Success, Wellness and Fitness, First Aid, Geography, and Citizenship.
- Have students facilitate discussion about current events concerning the above mentioned topics.
- Enable students to develop physical fitness ability to meet the Junior Cadet Leadership Course physical fitness standards through Cadet Challenge Fitness Test.
- Provide a learning environment where students learn from experiences of other students.
Course Prerequisites: Successful completion of previous LET course, or permission of the SAI/AI instructor.
Text/References: LET 1-4 Reference Books issued to students.
Teaching Methodology: You and I will share the responsibility for maximizing your learning experience. I will provide you with classroom lecture(s), demonstration and practical exercises and you are responsible for completing assignments and preparing for quizzes/exams.
Attendance: Classroom lecture, leadership lab (drill & ceremony) and physical training (PT) attendance is mandatory. Report to class on time! You must coordinate with the instructor for absences due to emergency situations if your absent. If for some reason your absent due to an emergency situation you will have three (3) school days to make up any work that was missed.
- Students are required to wear the Army Service Uniform (ASU) to class each Wednesday or Thursday. The ACU uniform is authorized to wear for Raider Team cadets on each Tuesday, unless there is a scheduled ASU inspection. Note: There will NOT be a UNIFORM INSPECTION makeup day. If you miss the inspection without an excused written note, you will receive a grade ‘0” for the inspection. Otherwise you will receive an EXEMPT for the inspection of which may impact your grade.
Course Outline (Syllabus) – JROTC Leadership Education and Training I-IV,
- ASU uniforms are issued at no costto parents. However, Physical Training (PT) uniforms will be available for sale at a LAB FEE of $20.00 dollars each. PT uniforms are required and worn on PT days, Friday of each week.
- Students are encouraged to purchase a JROTC polo shirt, as an optional uniform when directed by the instructor and to show JROTC pride. THE POLO IS NOT MANDATORY TO HAVE, THIS IS JUST ANOTHER OPTION IN LIU OF WEARING DRESS UNIFORM. THIS DAY OF WEARING POLO SHIRT WILL BE A SCHEDULED DAY THAT THE INSTRUCTORS WILL DESIGNATE WELL IN ADVANCE. LAB FEE of polo-shirt is $15.00 dollars. Students that do not purchase the polo-shirt are required to wear the Army Service Uniform (Blue) shirt on optional uniform days.
- Male students are required to meet haircut standards and shave on uniform days. Males are not authorized to wear earrings with the Army Service uniform.
- Female students must wear their hair above the collar on uniform days. Females are authorized to wear only ¼ stud earrings in uniform.
- Students who fail to wear the uniform will result in 0 points for grade and a 60 on weekly evaluation gradeor loss of points for each improper wear of uniform infraction IAW uniform CHECKLIST.
Other Requirements – READ (CHANGES in TEAM PRACTICE TIMES)
- Extracurricular JROTC Team Activities: Students are encouraged to participate in at least one JROTC extracurricular activity (ie. Drill, Raider, Rifle, Robotic, JLAB). (Practice Time: Drill Team – Mon & Wed, 4:00pm-5pm; Rifle Team (A-Tue, B-Thur) -4:00pm-5:00pm; Raider Team - Tue and Thur, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Robotic Team – TBA; JLAB Team – Thursdays, 4:00pm-5:00pm. THERE WILL BE NO PRACTICES HELD ON FRIDAYS.
- Presentation: Students will be required to conduct a presentation. (Military Briefing). (Worth 100 points of overall grade). Topic to be announced (TBA).
Course Outline and Evaluation: Students can achieve up to 1000 points for this course.
Evaluated Areas Maximum Points Grade Percentage
Wear of Uniform (test grade each wk.) 400 40%
Final Exam 200 20%
Test 100 10%
Quizzes x 4 (25%) 100 10%
Presentation/Project 100 10%
Class/Physical Training Participation 100 10%
Total 1000 100%
Overall Grade Per Point Scale: The following is the overall grade per point scale for this class.
A = 100-90 B=89-80 C=79-70 D=69-60 F=0-59
Course Outline (Syllabus) – JROTC Leadership Education and Training I-IV Page 4
Master Training Schedule - Course Subjects (LET 1-4):
- Unit 1: Citizenship in Action
- Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
- Unit 3: Foundation of Success
- Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness and First Aid
- Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science
- Unit 6: Citizenship Skills
- Mandatory Core Service Learning – Making a Difference with Service Learning
- Cadet Challenge (Cadet Reference Guide)
Class Schedule: See Appendix 1
Note: Dates, times and subject material(s) are subject to change.
- The Army Junior ROTC Department will issue uniforms and other equipment for your use. You are responsible for picking up and returning uniform items in accordance with posted scheduled times. Cadets will be given ARMY SERVICE UNIFORM (ASU) this consist of jacket, pants, shirt, tie, sock, and shoes. (MALES ONLY) A white cotton t-shirt will need to be purchased by student or parent to were under dress shirt.
- When returning uniform back only items needed to return is jacket, pants, tie, and shirt. If not returned this will be added to student’s bill and will not be able to graduate until debit is paid. This is a normal debit that can occur from any class and be added to the students account as their tenure at Reynolds High last. All debits acquired during time at Reynolds High must be paid prior to receiving diploma; this is not an JROTC policy it’s a school policy.
- Consistently check JROTC event calendars and schedules to maintain a timely picture of JROTC events. All events and a calendar will be placed on JROTC social media sites; which are TEAM APP and rjrbattalionjrotc Instagram page. For the TEAM APP search Demon Battalion join then request access. On the Instagram page just request and you will be allowed to be a part of. WE ENCOURAGE ALL CADETS AND PARENTS TO JOIN EACH SOCIAL MEDIA SITE. This will provide clear view of what your cadet is doing while with the JROTC instructors.
- While in JROTC your cadet will be photographed for doing numerous events. This is only to promote the program and to show what your cadet is accomplishing while in the program. IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR CHILD TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED OR PLACED ON ANY OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS, PLEASE WRITE OUT THAT YOU WANT YOUR STUDENT TO OPT OUT BEING PHOTOGRAPHED AND PLACED ON SOCIAL MEDIA SITES WE HAVE IN THE PROGRAM. You can do this by writing this on the returned syllabus that is you are required to sign and your cadet brings back for their first grade.
Reference: Curriculum Manager, Hard Drive; Leadership Education and Training 1-4 Textbooks
Good luck and enjoy your school year! “Demon Pride”
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Wes Whitaker, Major, USA (RETIRED) Senior Army Instructor
Joaquin H. Bethea, Sargent First Class USA (RETIRED) Army Instructor
R.J. Reynolds JROTC Program of Instruction (Much More Than Wearing Uniforms!)
Leadership theory and application
Social and community responsibility
Citizenship and history
Wellness, fitness and first aid
Substance abuse awareness
Land navigation and map reading
Air rifle safety and marksmanship
We also offer a wide range of “extra-curricular” activities to keep our Cadets motivated!
Unit 1: Introduction to JROTC: A Character and Leadership Development Program
- Introduces cadets to American symbols, customs, and overview of Army JROTC
- Introduces the Department of Defense
- Provides an overview of each branch of the military
Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
- Introduces cadets to basic leadership concepts
- Provides opportunities for leadership through the application of those concepts in command
or staff positions
- Introduces race relations and equal opportunity
- Introduces cadets to mentoring and prepares them to participate in a mentoring relationship
- Provides Leadership Laboratory instruction
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
- Introduces cadets to essential skills to maximize learning potential and future success
- Cadets apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication, teaching, and
- Cadets assess skill set and work to develop their maximum potential
- Social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities provide further cadet
Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid
- Explains physical fitness and how to maintain good health thorough proper diet and exercise
- Provides cadets the opportunity to perform satisfactorily, at age group level, in the President's Physical
- Provides cadets the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency in basic first aid/lifesaving skills
- Teaches awareness of substance abuse and prevention
Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science
- Introduces cadets to the components of the globe, map reading skills, and land navigation skills, as well
as the sport of orienteering and the techniques used in air navigation
- Provides an overview on each of the continents, discussing physical, political, economic, and cultural elements
of each region and country
- Discusses the importance of environmental awareness and introduces cadets to environmental issues
Unit 6: Citizenship and American History
- Introduces the values and principles that underlie good citizenship
- Emphasis is placed on topics such as the importance of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights;
responsibilities of U.S. citizens; basic national values; the US federal justice system; and service to the community
*In conjunction with citizenship, cadets are introduced to a variety of significant events and historical figures that
contributed to our citizenship and American history