U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a congressionally mandated program that focuses on the youth-oriented mission “Motivating Young People to be Better Citizens”. It is one of the largest youth programs in the world with more than 310,000 high school students participating annually while enrolled in over 1,700 secondary educational programs and encompasses a myriad of teaching goals focused on leadership, teamwork, character education, personal responsibility, a sense of accomplishment, and service to the nation. Two of the most important assets for JROTC are the Cadets/students and the nearly 4,000 instructors who lead, guide, and mentor their Cadets. Because of the significance of the mission, United States Army Cadet Command (USACC) has established an enhanced means of communicating both within the command and externally through the U.S. Army JROTC Web Portal. The Web Portal provides the media for JROTC Cadets and instructors to connect to the world and for the world’s public audience to communicate with the Army JROTC program.
The JROTC Web Portal is a dynamic communications tool that has both a public side and a Private side. The public side provides access to general information on the JROTC Program and news about our Cadets, while the private side is reserved for our instructors. Instructors have access to the following web pages: Education & Curriculum with such items as Distance Learning, Curriculum On-line, Education Technology, Textbooks, Accreditation, and other items of interest; Instructor Management which includes Instructor Pay, CNACI, Interview Course Skills, etc; Training & Operations which includes JSOCC Courses, Co-Curricular Events, Logistics, Marksmanship & Safety program, Institute of Heraldry, etc; Automation to include Lifecycle Replacement program, JUMS, and JCIMS.
Recent changes to the JROTC Web Portal have enhanced its appearance, accessibility, and ease of locating items of interest. We are committed to continuing improvements to make it even more professional and convenient. Please email the JROTC Web Developer to provide feedback and comments on how we can make the JROTC Web Portal a better tool for your use.
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I probably should have written this a couple months back when many of you were just starting your application. I’m trying to help out my fellow procrastinators get back in the game. Many of the applicants on my list still haven’t submitted everything, so this information may be relevant to more than a few of you.
Got an email from one of my applicants the other day. The applicant was asking about the essay on the Army ROTC scholarship application. He wanted to know how important it was, and what it should say. I would start out by saying that it is certainly not the most important part of the application. Your whole person score and your SAL attributes will carry most of the weight.
Here is what I would suggest you do when you write your essay. By no means is this the official answer, but my thoughts are that this may score you a couple bonus points and get you the slight edge in the process. There are two blocks on the application where you can add narrative input to your submission. These blocks are titled “Applicants Additional SAL Achievements” and “Personal Statement”.
Here is what I would suggest for the first. Take a look at the PMS interview sheet, and make sure you annotate anything on the front side of that sheet that would “check a block”. Highlight anything that has to do with Scholar/Athlete/Leader things you do. If you are weak in one area, don’t lie. Just make sure you are strong in another. Don’t discount things like responsibility at a part time job to show your leadership potential, or an individual sport to highlight your Athletic attributes. Don’t leave anything off the table in this block.
For the essay I suggest you look at three things (Google them):
I’ve linked each of these to the best link I found on Google. Once you have looked at these three topics I feel you have enough information to know what we are looking to instill in an Officer, and what we want in our Cadets. If you sit down and now write your personal statement describing why you want to be an Army Officer, and throw in some statements that sound like your values and beliefs align with the Soldier’s Creed/Warrior Ethos/Army Values/Leadership Dimensions you should have a personal statement that will convince a board member that you have what it takes.
Hope that makes sense…What do you think???
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