Marine Corps JuniorROTC Leadership Education develops good citizenship, self-confidence and self-discipline. Leadership Education classes introduce cadets to the elements of Leadership, Military Customs, Drill and ceremonies, Uniform Inspections, Physical Fitness Training, Marksmanship, and Marine Corps history. Cadets arerequired to participate in civic service and wear their uniform at least once a week.



To develop informed and responsible citizens.

To develop leadership.

To build character.

To teach elements and requirements for National Security .

To stress discipline.

To respect authority.

To enlighten about career and educational choices.


The purpose of the Marine CorpsJunior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) program, commonlyreferred to as “Junior ROTC,” is to instill a value of citizenship, service tothe United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.  It does not seek any particular commitment to the military.  The current legal basis for Junior ROTC is Section 2031 of Title 10, United States Code.  That section is implemented by the Departmentof Defense.  The governing directive, 1205.13 “ROTC Program for Secondary Educational Institutions,” is dated June16, 1982.

The Department of Defense funds and sponsors JROTC through the Secretaries of the Military Departments.  MCJROTC is funded and sponsored through the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. Legally, the JROTC program offered in a high school must be no less than three years and no less than 96 hours of instruction each year.  Usually, each year contains 180 hours ofleadership instruction and application. 


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