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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions-

1. What is JROTC and what are it’s benefits?
  • In the program we place a lot of trust in students. This means students are the leaders, most activities hosted by JROTC are led entirely by the cadets. Which would explain a popular phrase in the program, “Cadet lead, cadet run.”
  • Students are to learn about the following while in JROTC depending on their year of education:  

 Teamwork, Leadership, Problem Solving, Time Management, First Aid,    Self-discipline, Service Learning, Confidence & Physical Training (PT)  

2. Are we obligated to join the military?
  • We want you all to understand that JROTC does NOT try to recruit anybody for the military in any way, shape, or form.
  • Rather, the mission of the JROTC is to Motivate young people to become better citizens. We are a program that wants to benefit the students on their own morals and values, not for any other reason.
3. Do I have to wear uniforms every day?
  • Every Cadet is required to wear the uniform once a week, which is every Wednesday for “Uniform inspection” 
  • Wearing the uniform is 50% of a cadets grade.
  • Cadets are not required to pay for the uniform whatsoever unless it is damaged, lost, or they fail to return it at the end of the school year. 
  • The uniform must be worn at all times during the school day and kempt properly. Meaning : taking it to the dry cleaners, lint rolling it, and storing it properly.
  • No long nails or any acrylic/colored nails 
  • No makeup allowed
  • No jewelry allowed  
4. Do I have to cut my hair?
  • Hairstyles must be kept within regulation. This means a nicely gelled bun for girls with long hair or a small and tightly wrapped ponytail for girls with short hair.
  •  Every Wednesday on inspection day, the cadets are required to have their hair done. The hair cannot touch the collar of your jacket. 
  •  Boys' hair must not touch their  ears and no longer than two inches on top. Girls' hair must be tied up into a bun. 
  • Hair color should remain natural as well,  blonde, brown, and black hair colors are acceptable.  Neon or artificial colors are not.

5. Do I have to wake up early in the morning so that I can come to the program?
      • NO you are not required to wake up early to come to the school or program 
      • NOTICE: if you are in Exhibition or in the Varsity Drill Team or Freshmen Drill Team you will  be required to come early in the morning ( Varsity Drill and Freshmen Drill team is from 7-8 A.M. ) ( Any Exhibition team 6-7 A.M) 
6. Do I have to join a team?
      • NO you do not have to join a team, it is completely optional and voluntary if you want to join a team or not.