Routine, Rules, and Expectations
Normal weekly routine.
Monday Academic Class
Tuesday Academic Class
Wednesday Academic class or drill
Thursday Uniform Day, Inspection and Drill
Friday Physical Training Day (must have proper PT clothes and running/walking shoes)
Close Order Drill. All students can master the drill movements taught in JROTC. Becoming proficient at drill will be challenging to some cadets. Cadets who have difficulty mastering drill movements will be given individual instruction/attention. Students should come to all JROTC classes with comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing. They must be prepared to drill on any class day. High heel shoes and flimsy sandals will only inhibit the students’ ability to properly execute drill movements. Improper footwear will not excuse any student from close order drill. Two extra-curricular drill teams are in place should a student elect to participate on them.
Physical training (PT). PT will be conducted every Friday. The training will be progressive, challenging, and varied. The session may consist of calisthenics, running, pull-ups, organized team sports, and running the obstacle course. If the student has a physical limitation such as asthma, “trick” knee, etc, this must be indicated in the cadet processing forms. A current physical examination may be required for the student to remain active in the JROTC program. Students will be administered the National Youth Physical Fitness Test twice a year as a scored event.
Marksmanship. Marksmanship training is an integral part of the MCJROTC curriculum. A properly administered marksmanship program fosters good sportsmanship, while instilling a sense of pride and dedication as cadets become more proficient with the fundamentals of marksmanship.
All instructors are JROTC Marksmanship Instructor Course (JMIC) certified to enhance the quality and safety of the marksmanship program. Safety of personnel and equipment is paramount throughout the conduct of marksmanship training.
One six-week period will be devoted to marksmanship training. The students will be taught safe and proper weapons handling procedures. Students must pass a written safety test before they will be allowed to shoot the air rifle. Those students, however, who do not display maturity and responsibility in their daily actions will not be allowed to handle the air rifle. If a student is barred from the air rifle range for unsafe or careless handling of a weapon, he/she will receive a failing grade for marksmanship evaluation.
MCJROTC cadets are eligible to earn marksmanship qualification badges. The badges designate three qualification levels, Marksman, Sharpshooter and Expert, with Expert being the highest level. The badges signify that the cadets who earn them have demonstrated the knowledge and skill to handle rifles safely and have mastered basic rifle marksmanship skills to achieve required scores in qualification firing tests. Cadets are authorized to wear marksmanship qualification badges on all uniforms except the camouflaged utility uniform.
Expectations. The Marine Corps JROTC program is designed to teach responsibility, good citizenship, respect for authority, self-discipline, and instill a sense of patriotism. Students who do not display these attributes will not be permitted to remain in this elite unit. Those students who are successful in JROTC will find they have developed numerous life skills which will help them become a success in whatever career they choose. Their options for further academic and technical training after high school will be enhanced by their success in this program. We look forward to working with all of you in the coming year.