What Does JROTC Stand For?

"JROTC" stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. The JROTC is a cooperative program that is offered to high schools. The point of the program is to teach students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership and diversity.

Most JROTC units are specifically tied to the U.S. Army, but the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard also operate JROTC units. These programs operate in the same basic way. The programs teach the participants what it means to be an officer in the armed services. This program is also a first step for a young person who is interested in joining the ROTC.