Army ROTC Program
Junior ROTC is an elective high school course taught by military personnel at selected private and public high schools in the United States and its territories. It is also taught abroad though the Department of Defense Dependents School System, which primarily serves the dependents of military personnel stationed overseas.
This program prepares high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. It promotes graduation from high school and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which benefit the student, community, and nation.
The goal of Junior ROTC is to motivate and develop young people. To accomplish this goal, the program combines classroom instruction and extracurricular activities focused on attaining an awareness of the rights, responsibilities, and privileges of citizenship, developing the student's (Cadet's) sense of personal responsibility, building life skills, and providing leadership opportunities.