JROTC - Marine Corps

JROTC - Marine Corps

Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a four-year progressive program which is open to all students in grades 9–12. GCPS offers JROTC units at nine locations— Air Force units at North Gwinnett High, Meadowcreek High, and Shiloh High; Army units at Colllins Hill High, Grayson High, Norcross High, and South Gwinnett High; a Marine unit at Parkview High; and Navy units at Duluth High and Peachtree Ridge High. Students who complete three years of JROTC fulfill the Health and Physical Education requirement for graduation.

Marine Corps Junior ROTC (MCJROTC) is a four-year progressive program of instruction designed to emphasize leadership education and leadership development. Basic training in leadership tenets, military history, military customs and courtesies, military organizations, citizenship, physical fitness and health, drill and ceremonies, marksmanship, time management, financial management and planning, communication skills, and career preparation is included in the cadet’s orientation to Marine Corps leadership through individual challenges and team-building exercises. An orientation visit to a Marine Corps installation every other year helps further define the roles and missions of the Marine Corps. Cadets also have the opportunity to compete in extracurricular sports as a member of the Precision Rifle Team, Drill Team, Color Guard, Physical Fitness Team, or Orienteering Team. Riflery is a Georgia High School Association varsity sport and the Precision Rifle Team is open to non-ROTC students at Parkview High.

See your school counselor for more information.


U.S. Marines http://www.mcjrotc.org/

In all four military branches, the JROTC curriculum promotes and teaches leadership, citizenship, and personal responsibility. These qualities represent necessary behaviors in all aspects of life including the world of work.

Participating in these programs will teach you valuable skills that can assist you through your educational careers into your life-long learning and civilian or military work.

For military occupations, go to http://www.todaysmilitary.com/careers


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