MISSION: To Motivate Young People to Become Better Citizens! DESCRIPTION: The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program of Instruction focuses on the development of better citizens by building skills in leadership, citizenship, life success, geography, and wellness in a structured, interactive environment. The Army JROTC program is a cooperative effort on the part of the Department of the Army, the Department of Education, and host institutions to provide secondary school students opportunities for total development. JROTC teaches self-discipline, confidence, and pride in a job well done, and it offers you challenges and opportunities to:
- Improve communication skills;
- Promote and encourage citizenship through participation in service learning projects;
- Develop leadership potential;
- Strengthen self-esteem;
- Improve physical fitness;
- Provide incentives to live drug-free;
- Promote graduation from high school;
- Develop a solid foundation for career development.
The Army JROTC program does not recruit students into the Armed Forces. The Hayfield Army JROTC Program does not actively recruit for the Armed Forces, conduct combat skills training or requires a military obligation. Our program’s mission is to provide guidance for students, to assist them in developing life skills that will benefit them in the future. Additionally, the program provides critical leadership skills, while at the same time making them stronger both mentally and physically. Co-Curricular Activities:
- Drill Team
- Raider Team
- Air Rifle Team
- JROTC Academic and Leadership Bowl
- Department Chair and Senior Army Instructor: Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Devin Ruhl
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS: In addition to courses designed for 9-12 grade, we have an 8th grade introductory course. Contact counselors, spaces are limited.
- 791312 JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 1 (LET 1)
- Students develop knowledge and understanding in: Citizenship (Foundations of the JROTC Program, introduction to military organizations and procedures, and individual and unit drill), basic leadership principles, Foundations for Success (learning styles; study and communication skills), conflict resolution techniques, introduction to a financial planning program, and service learning. Elective topics include physical training/development, rope course activities and introduction to map reading/land navigation.
- 791612 JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 2 (LET 2) (Prerequisite: LET 1)
- Students focus on the development of knowledge and skills in wellness, fitness and first aid, (nutrition, first aid, injury prevention and drug awareness), citizenship and American government (group meeting process, constitutional rights and civil and military justice systems) and basic map reading. Elective topics include Physical Training/Development, rope course activities and map reading/land navigation.
- 791812 JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 3 (LET 3) (Prerequisite: LET 1 & 2)
- LET 3 offers advanced work in leadership theory and application (diversity, performance indicators, negotiation, decision making and problem solving, foundations for success (communication, personal organization, financial planning and career exploration), and continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other elective subjects introduced in LET 1 and 2.
- 791192 JROTC Leadership, Education and Training 4 (LET 4) (Prerequisite: LET 1, 2 & 3)
- Students develop a knowledge and understanding: of the Department of Defense and the roles and missions of the armed services, advanced leadership principals (power bases and influence, leadership styles, management skills and motivation); teaching skills (lesson development, delivery and feedback), financial management skills and outdoor survival skills. Also includes a continuation in the development of leadership, drill, physical training/development and other previously introduced electives.