Can I join JROTC as a junior 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.

What age is 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.

What do you do in Junior ROTC?

Students who participate in JROTC take classes that focus on study skills, history, citizenship, military drills, and physical fitness, among many other things, and are taught by ex-military instructors.

What is the difference between Junior ROTC and ROTC?

ROTC is short for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, which is a military training program for students who are currently enrolled in a college or university. The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is the version of this program geared towards high school students.

What are the benefits of joining ROTC in high school?

Top 10 Reasons to Join ROTC

  • Scholarship Benefits.
  • Receive a $420 a Month Stipend.
  • Build Leadership Skills.
  • Attend Challenging Training & Internships.
  • Improve Your Physical Fitness.
  • Serve A Cause Bigger Than Yourself.
  • Well Paying Job After Graduation.
  • A Wide Variety of Career Paths to Choose From.

Do you have to cut your hair for ROTC?

What about haircuts, wearing uniforms, and harassment? Well, you have to be well-groomed; hair off your ears and not down your shoulders (crewcut not required). You will learn how to wear a uniform properly, but the uniform is only required to be worn during class times and training.

How much does it cost to be in JROTC?

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.