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MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC

 

Team Leader:
envelope_blue.jpg1st Sergeant Alberto Griego

Staff:
Master Sergeant Scott McCloud

Marine Corps Junior ROTC

Italicized wording is specific to La Cueva High School
√Freshmen may take this class

 

FOCUS

The La Cueva Marine Corps JROTC is not a recruiting implement for any branch of the military. Our program is intended to “prepare our cadets for the next level” based on their individual needs/desires. All courses in MCJROTC give practical arts credit.


COLLEGE BOUND – Learn good study habits and self-discipline necessary to succeed at a university. Become eligible for scholarships and academy nominations not available to non-ROTC students.


WORK BOUND - Learn discipline, acquire good personal work habits, self-confidence, and responsibility. These are leadership traits preferred by employers and absolutely required in the business world.


MILITARY BOUND – Learn skills, organization and discipline before recruit training. This equates to advanced placement in any branch of service, which can mean up to $8,000 additional pay during a first enlistment.


The MCJROTC curriculum consists of five major subject areas:

 

  • Leadership – focuses on all aspects of leadership to include leadership fundamentals, traits, and techniques of leading people.

  • Citizenship – focuses on instilling citizenship values, patriotism, civic responsibilities and national defense.

  • Personal Growth and Responsibility – focuses on all aspects of personal growth to include physical fitness, health, hygiene and nutrition, social skills, communications, and personal finance.

  • Career Exploration and Public Service – provide you with career preparation opportunities for college and the workplace.

  • General Military Subjects – focuses on subjects unique to MCJROTC. Cadets will learn about administration of the MCJROTC program, drill and ceremonies, uniforms, clothing and equipment, customs, courtesies and traditions, rank structure, chain of command, military history, marksmanship, first aid, Interior Guard, land navigation, and the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCM).

Each of these categories has distinctive content, but there is frequently an interrelationship between lessons. All of these categories provide the basic foundation for MCJROTC during the first year with increased levels of responsibility in the subsequent years.


Other voluntary activities include: Men’s Drill Team, Women’s Drill Team, Physical Fitness Teams, Rifle Teams, Color Guards, and community service projects. Our MCJROTC also offers statewide inter-JROTC competition in softball, volleyball, flag football, bowling, and basketball. Orientation trips to major military installations nationwide are provided for those students wishing to attend. Successful completion of MCJROTC provides advanced promotion for those who choose to enter any branch of the Armed Services after graduation. The Senior Marine Instructor (SMI) may nominate up to three qualified cadets per year to the U.S. Naval Academy and two qualified cadets to West Point.


There is no military obligation associated with the Marine Corps JROTC program. Whether or not a cadet joins the military (most do not), our main emphasis is to help the young man or woman prepare for the next level – whatever that may be for the individual student.


Eligibility for the MCJROTC Program: (no military obligation is incurred through this program).

 

  1. Male or female

  2. 14 years of age

  3. Wear the uniform one day a week in accordance with applicable directives (all uniforms are provided).

  4. All students must comply with Marine Corps grooming standards, (no eccentric haircut, hair color, or hairstyle).

  5. Failure to comply with uniform or grooming standards will be cause for failure/disenrollment.

  6. All students must be physically qualified to participate in a program of physical fitness and military drill one day a week each.

  7. A non-refundable lab fee of $25.00 per year will be charged to cover cost of physical fitness shirt, anodized belt and buckle set, name tapes sewn on the camouflage uniform, marksmanship materials and accident insurance.

Objectives of MCJROTC Program:

  1. To develop informed and responsible citizens

  2. To strengthen character and develop a sense of self-worth

  3. To help form habits of self-discipline

  4. To promote a basic understanding of the elements and requirements for national security

  5. To develop respect for, and understanding of, the need for a constituted authority in a democratic society

  6. To prepare the cadet for his/her next level – be it college, work, or the military

√ MARINE CORPS JROTC LE I

09701 (or Drill 1)        2 Sem/1 Credit        9-12

New students may join at any time with permission of the SMI.
Graduation Requirement Met: Practical Arts elective.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: Marine Corps JROTC LEI is a co-ed introductory course covering basic military terminology, essential subjects, leadership, academics, communication skills, health, physical fitness, drill and ceremony, and post secondary educational and career exploration. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.*

MARINE CORPS JROTC LE II

09702 (or Drill 2)      2 Sem/1 Credit      10-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Practical Arts Elective
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Course Number 09701 or approval of SMI.
Description: Marine Corps JROTC LE II covers the same major areas, but is more advanced, covering the areas in more detail. Emphasis is on practical application of leadership tenets, philosophy, and techniques as demonstrated by performing duties in specific billets and staff assignments. Literacy strategies

MARINE CORPS JROTC LE III

09703 (or Drill 3)      2 Sem/1 Credit      11-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: Must have successfully completed Course Numbers 09701 and 09702 or obtain Instructor approval.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: Marine Corps JROTC LE III is the third year of a four year curriculum. The student hones his/her skills from LE I and II and prepares for a post-secondary education (e.g., college, trade, military). Emphasis is on leadership training and leadership application. The student conducts training for LE I and II students, inspects and evaluates junior cadets, plans and conducts special events, and develops etiquette and positive behaviors for the workplace. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.*

MARINE CORPS JROTC LE IV

09704 (or Drill 4)      2 Sem/1 Credit      12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Course Numbers 09701, 09702 and 09703 or obtain Instructor approval.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: LE IV is the culmination of a cadet’s Leadership Education studies. It is a year when he/she really brings together all his/her previous learning experiences in the MC JROTC program. The LE IV cadet continues to be challenged academically and physically with independent studies and specialized projects. Areas of emphasis are leadership, communication skills, drill and ceremonies, and career exploration. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.

√ JROTC LAB/DRILL

DRILL 1-4      1 Yr.     9-12

Prerequisite: One semester of MCJROTC Leadership I and permission of the SMI in order to take this class.
Special Requirement: None. $25.00/year.
Description: This course covers JROTC instructional material listed under the main JROTC heading. In addition, this course prepares young men and women for competitive drill performances at the local and regional levels as well as instructing students in rifle and marksmanship safety, marksmanship techniques and competitive marksmanship procedures. Members are also involved in community service and community presentations supporting JROTC. It is understood that those students in this class will compete throughout the year in JROTC competition. Failure to maintain academic standards will result in students being dropped from the course.
Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are eligible to participate in a school-sponsored athletic program. Participation in competitions is required. The student may be expected to purchase personal equipment or supplies, provide evidence of a physical examination, and comply with all requirements of APS and New Mexico Activities Association for participation in the sport.

√ MILITARY SKILLS I

09901      2 Sem/1 Credit      9-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: Student must be concurrently enrolled in a regular Leadership Education Course or approval of the instructor (SMI).
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: Military Skills I introduces the cadet to fundamental skills necessary to compete against other cadets of the same or different services in competitions (e.g., drill, air rifle, color guard, physical fitness) and/or public performances throughout the year. The student gains communication and leadership skills. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, color guard, physical fitness, and career exploration. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are eligible to participate in a school-sponsored athletic program. Participation in competitions is required. The student may be expected to purchase personal equipment or supplies, provide evidence of a physical examination, and comply with all requirements of APS and New Mexico Activities Association for participation in the sport.

MILITARY SKILLS II

09902      2 Sem/1 Credit      10-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Practical Arts elective.
Prerequisite: At least one semester of Leadership Education I or with permission of SMI.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: Military Skills II builds on the fundamental skills necessary to compete against other cadets of the same or different services in competitions (e.g., drill, air rifle, color guard, physical fitness) and/or public performances throughout the year. The cadet enhances his/her communication and leadership skills by filling entry-level leadership positions. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, color guard, physical fitness, and career exploration. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are eligible to participate in a school-sponsored athletic program. Participation in competitions is required. The student may be expected to purchase personal equipment or supplies, provide evidence of a physical examination, and comply with all requirements of APS and New Mexico Activities Association for participation in the sport.

MILITARY SKILLS III

09903      2 Sem/1 Credit      11-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Practical Arts elective.
Prerequisite: Leadership Education II.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: In Military Skills III the cadet acquires and applies higher level skills necessary to compete against other cadets of the same or different services in competitions (e.g., drill, air rifle, color guard, physical fitness) and/or public performances throughout the year. The cadet employs leadership skills and techniques by assisting, instructing, and supervising Level I and II cadets. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, color guard, physical fitness, and career exploration. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are eligible to participate in a school-sponsored athletic program. Participation in competitions is required. The student may be expected to purchase personal equipment or supplies, provide evidence of a physical examination, and comply with all requirements of APS and New Mexico Activities Association for participation in the sport.

MILITARY SKILLS IV

09904 2 Sem/1 Credit 12

Graduation Requirement Met: Practical Arts elective
Prerequisite: Leadership Education III.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: In Military Skills IV the cadet leads a team to compete against other cadets of the same or different services in competitions (e.g., drill, air rifle, color guard, physical fitness) and/or public performances throughout the year. The cadet employs leadership skills and techniques by assisting, instructing, and supervising Level I, II, and III cadets. Areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, marksmanship, drill and ceremony, color guard, physical fitness, and career exploration. Enrollment in this course is limited to students who are eligible to participate in a school-sponsored athletic program. Participation in competitions is required. The student may be expected to purchase personal equipment or supplies, provide evidence of a physical examination, and comply with all requirements of APS and New Mexico Activities Association for participation in the sport.

STAFF ASSISTANT I

09909      2 Sem/1 Credit       11-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of one year of MCJROTC and Instructor approval.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: Staff Assistant I is a co-ed course designed to give the student training in staff actions and intra-staff responsibilities, to improve the environment in which teaching and learning occur, to improve command and staff achievement, and to develop the ability to use basic techniques in working with others in an administrative environment. The student assumes responsibility for day-to-day routines (e.g., takes roll, leads the Pledge, announcements), determines events for the school year, plans and presents those plans, carries out the plans, and evaluates the outcomes of those events. The student integrates workplace skills and behaviors and literacy strategies throughout the curriculum.

STAFF ASSISTANT II

09910      2 Sem/1 Credit      11-12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Course 09150 and Instructor approval.
Special Requirement: $25.00/year fee for personal uniform items.
Description: In Staff Assistant II, the student continues his/her training in staff actions and intra-staff responsibilities, to improve the environment in which teaching and learning occur, to improve command and staff achievement, and to demonstrate basic techniques in working with others in an administrative environment. The student assumes more leadership in determining events for the school year, planning and presenting those plans, carrying out the plans, and evaluating the outcomes of those events. He/She becomes more involved/responsible in class instruction, cadet inspection, and preparation of reports. The student integrates workplace skills and behaviors and literacy strategies throughout the curriculum.

ACADEMY & COLLEGE ROTC PREP II

09906      1 Yr      12

Graduation Requirement Met: Elective
Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA recommended and approval of SMI.
Special Requirements: The student must comply with Marine Corps grooming standards and uniform requirements. Failure to do so may be cause for failure/disenrollment. The student must be capable of participating in a program of military skills and strenuous physical fitness.
for personal uniform items.
Description: Academy & College ROTC Prep I is the “action and completion phase” of the nomination/selection process. This course provides individualized guidance to improve the student’s marketability and increase his/her capability and probability of selection to U.S. Service Academies and/or college ROTC programs. This individualized guidance includes a plan for standardized testing/retesting (e.g., ACT, SAT), enhancement of a candidate’s physical aptitude abilities, and classroom experiences that hones the candidate’s speaking prowess and interview techniques. The student is encouraged to participate in resume’ enhancing activities (e.g., sports, clubs, community service). Leadership skills are taken to the next level (e.g., takes charge). Other areas of study may include, but not be limited to, academic content (e.g., social studies, math, science), fundamental military skills, and career exploration. Literacy strategies are integrated throughout the curriculum.