Teacher Fred Edmonds
Simon G. Atkins Academic and Technology High School
Army Junior Officers’ Training Corps
3605 Old Greensboro Road
Winston Salem, NC 271010
School Year: 2017-2018 17 August 2017
Course Outline (Syllabus) – JROTC Leadership Education and Training I-IV
Semester: Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 (28 August 2017 – 8 June 2018)
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 (Planning – B Day)
2nd Period, 10:35 am – 12:05 pm (Planning – A Day)
3rd period, 12:10 pm – 2:00 pm
4th period, 2:05 pm – 3:40 pm
Physical Training: Thursdays and Fridays during class period(s).
Classroom Location: 200 Wing, Classroom 204, Atkins High School
Instructor: Major (Dr) Rodney W. Wallace, United States Army Retired
Phone: (336) 703-6754 Ext: 70539
Office Hours: Planning, 1st Period or 2nd Period (Monday thru Friday)
Bibliographical Statement: Major (Dr) Wallace is a Retired United States Army Chemical Officer with over 20 years of honorable active military service. Major (Dr) Wallace activated the Atkins High School JROTC program in 2005 and has served as the Senior Army Instructor (SAI) for over 12 years. Prior to assuming the SAI position, MAJ (Dr) Wallace served as the Assistant Professor of Military Science at Wake Forest University for over two years and has also served in numerous Chemical Officer Command & Staff leadership positions within the United States Army Chemical Corps to include: Battalion Staff Officer, Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, Brigade Staff Officer, Operations Officer, Company Commander and Battalion Executive Officer. MAJ (Dr) Wallace holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from North Carolina A&T State University; Master of Science Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Doctor of Health Administration Degree from Central Michigan University. MAJ (Dr) Wallace also teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Healthcare Management at local universities.
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.
- Students are required to wear the Army Service Uniform (ASU) to class each Tuesday or Wednesday. 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, Page 3
- ASU uniforms are issued at no cost to parents. However, Physical Training (PT) uniforms will be available for sale at a cost of $25.00 dollars each. PT uniforms are required and worn on PT days, Thursday or 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. Cost of polo-shirt is $25.00 dollars. Students that do not purchase the polo-shirt are required to wear the Army Service Uniform (Blue) 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 loss of points from grade for each infraction or 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 Cyber, JLAB). (Practice Time: Drill Team – Mon & Wed, 7:00am-8:30am; Rifle Team (A-Tue, B-Thur) -7:00am-8:30am; Raider Team - Tue and Thur, 7:00am-8:30am, Cyber Team – Wednesdays – 7:00am-8:30am; JLAB Team – Thursdays, 7:00am-8:30am. THERE WILL BE NO AFTERNOON PRACTICES AND 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
Exams x 4 (100 pts each) 400 40%
Final Exam 200 20%
Wear of Uniform (5 each term) 100 10%
Quizzes x 4 (25 pts each) 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 = 900-1000 B=800-899 C=700-799 D=600-699 F=0-599
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.
- Consistently check JROTC event calendars and schedules to maintain a timely picture of JROTC events.
JROTC Significant Events Calendar: See Appendix 2
Reference: Curriculum Manager, Hard Drive; Leadership Education and Training 1-4 Textbooks
Good luck and enjoy your school year! “Camels Never Quit”
Rodney W. Wallace, DHA
Major, United States Army Retired
Senior Army Instructor