JROTC COURSES 7501 AND 7502
(1st and 2nd Year Cadets)
JROTC I - 7501
Leadership Education and Training (LET) 1 – The Emerging Leader
This is the first of four core courses in the Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) high school program. This course supports 22 lessons designed for first-year Cadets. Because the central focus of the JROTC program is to help develop strong leaders and model citizens. First year Cadets are introduced to content that will help the inner leader begin to emerge. Knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in this unit are covered in five chapters. They are:
Chapter 1: JROTC Foundations introduces Cadets to the mission of the program and how it helps prepare personal success and citizenship. They are exposed to the traditions, organizational structure, and disciplines of JROTC and begin putting into practice customs and courtesies important in the program.
Chapter 2: Personal Growth and Behaviors focuses on the Cadet. In this chapter they take a close look at personal behavioral preferences, interpersonal skills and abilities, and strategies to help build personal success -- in the high school classroom, the JROTC program, and the Cadet's community.
Chapter 3: Team Building introduces Cadets to the discipline and structure of military drill. The individual role responding to commands and moving with precision is essential when participating in drill exercises at future competitions or community events.
Chapter 4: Decision Making introduces Cadets to a process and system for addressing goals and handling conflict, both internal and with others.
Chapter 5: Health and Fitness looks at stress and its effect on health. In this chapter, Cadets will examine ways to address and manage stress in life. Physical fitness is one effective strategy for maintaining health and is an essential component of this JROTC program through Cadet Challenge.
Chapter 6: Service Learning is a required element of the JROTC program. In LET 1, Cadets learn the features and benefits of service learning for the community, one's self, and the JROTC program.
*Additional Activities and Approved Electives are the same for both LETs I and II.
JROTC II - 7502
Leadership Education and Training (LET) 2 – Developing Leader
Unit 2: Leadership Education and Training (LET) 2 – Developing Leader builds upon the mastery of LET 1 skills and abilities, providing Cadets with new and more challenging opportunities in leadership development. There are 24 active-learning lessons within eight chapters. The chapters are:
Chapter 1: Leadership introduces Cadets to the elements of leadership, encouraging the analysis of personal leadership attributes and their relationship to program goals. As well, Cadets examine their own leadership competencies and style and the role they play in teams.
Chapter 2: Personal Growth and Behaviors focuses on the communication. Good leaders are effective communicators. Writing, listening, and speaking are essential outcomes in this learning module. Communication also supports personal confidence and Cadets will begin to see how their strengths relate to their vocational interests and begin to explore post-secondary options. Finally, Cadets examine the role ethics plays in leadership and how core values effect their personal code of conduct.
Chapter 3: Team Building introduces new challenges and opportunities for team and squad drill leaders. As leadership develops, so does discipline and team building, demonstrated regularly in drill and ceremony activities.
Chapter 4: First Aid exposes Cadets to the citizen’s role in helping others during an emergency. This learning module helps Cadets identify emergency situations and the universal precautions to address them. Additionally, Cadets will explain first aid response to common and severe emergencies.
Chapter 5: Decision Making uses the model for making good choices and decisions to situations that involve bullying and violence. Cadet leaders take a stance against bullying and encourage others to make those same good choices.
Chapter 6: Health and Fitness focuses on nutrition, body image, and the elements of good health. In this learning module, Cadets use decision-making and goal setting in their plans for life-long health. Cadets strive for physical fitness goals through Cadet Challenge and regular program exercise, as possible.
Chapter 7: Service Learning provides LET 2 Cadets an opportunity to participate, but also evaluate the effectiveness of a service learning project. Participating in after action reviews with teams and making decisions toward continuous improvement of service to others are hallmarks of this unit.
Chapter 8: Citizenship and Government introduces Cadets to the purpose of government and the role of the U.S. Constitution on democracy and the rights of its citizens.