R. J. REYNOLDS HIGH SCHOOL
A Character Development and Citizenship Program
Background.The US Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is one of the largestcharacter development and citizenship programs for youth in the world. As congressionallymandated by Title 10 United States Code, Section 2031, each military service must have aJROTC program to “instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States,personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.”JROTC’s mission, To Motivate Young People to Better Citizens, is the guide post for theprogram's success. The Army's JROTC program currently operates in approximately1,700 public and private high schools, military institutions, and correctional centersthroughout the United States and overseas. Forty percent of JROTC programs are ininner city schools, serving a student population of fifty percent minorities.As JROTC students (Cadets) progress through the program, they experience opportunitiesto lead other Cadets. A major component of the JROTC leadership and citizenship programis female Cadets. Female Cadets make up forty percent of the Cadet population.The JROTC faculty is led by nearly 4,000 Instructors who are retired from active duty Army service.Instructors are trained and qualified in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2007to teach and mentor approximately 314,000 JROTC Cadets. Since 2005 Instructors have been usingcurriculum accredited by AdvancED to teach and mentor Cadets.
Last Modified on January 26, 2023