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Can you do JROTC in high school?

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, is a high school elective program whose mission is to teach students citizenship, leadership, character, and community service. The core values are at the heart of JROTC, whose creed emphasizes working to better the cadet’s family, school, and country.

Can joining JROTC benefit you in joining the military after high school?

Students who participate in JROTC are not required to join the military after high school, and the program is not a military preparation class. But as the Air Force JROTC website notes, the program is regulated by the military and participation may improve rank upon enlisting.

Can you join JROTC as a freshman in high school?

High school Junior ROTC program is open to any 9th – 12th grade student who desires to develop their leadership and citizenship skills. There is no military obligation for joining JROTC.

Can JROTC cadets be deployed?

No. Cadets are considered non-deployable assets until after they have graduated and are commissioned as officers. Even then, new officers are usually sent to a Basic Officer Leader’s Course before being assigned to a unit and being eligible for deployment either individually or with their unit.

Does JROTC cost money?

WHAT DOES THE COURSE COST? There are no fees in JROTC covered by the fee waiver policy. The JROTC program supplies all uniforms, books and all equipment used in the course. There are a few responsibilities that require a commitment on the part of the Cadet and family.

What rank do you get after Jrotc army?

The rank would be a non-rank (SMP) for ROTC students. If a BS is achieved the starting rank is 2nd LT. Depends on college degree, but most likely PFC is going to be your starting point. SPC is available for those who already have a bachelors.

Can Jrotc cadets be deployed?

Do they yell at you in JROTC?

Q: Do the instructors yell at you/get in your face? A: This is not boot camp. The MCJROTC program runs like any other class.

At what age can you join Junior ROTC?

Be between the ages of 17 and 26. Have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 (based on a 4.0 GPA system) Graduate from high school or have a diploma equivalent at the time of college entrance.

Do you get paid in JROTC?

School districts employing JROTC instructors MUST PAY the MIP, and guarantee a 10, 11 or 12 month contract. The Army reimburses the school one half of the calculated MIP. The total amount paid by the school is taxable income….

Basic Pay $6,190.50
MIP $4,492.37

Are ROTC students in the military?

No. Students who enroll in ROTC don’t join the Army. They take an ROTC class for which they receive credit. It’s considered a college elective.