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JROTC : Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps

Sparkman High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (J.R.O.T.C.)

Prescribed policies and guidance for planning and executing the Sparkman High School Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program in accordance with(IAW) Cadet Command Regulation(CCR) 145-2.

Program Mission:

The focus of the Army Junior ROTC Program is reflected in its mission: “To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens.” The Junior Army ROTC program provides exceptional educational opportunities and skills for America’s youth.


 To be eligible for enrollment and continuance as a member of the Army Junior ROTC Program, each Cadet must meet the following requirements:
          A) Education: The Cadet must be a full-time student at Sparkman High School or Sparkman 9th Grade Academy to allow participation in the JROTC program.
     B) Academic Standing: The student must maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and standings as required by JROTC and the school that will merit graduation on completion of all requirements.
C) Conduct & Character: Many people know what the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor,
    Integrity, and Personal Courage mean; these are the Army Values.
The Army Values are the foundation of the SHS Army JROTC program.
We expect Cadets to embody these values.
Cadets must maintain an acceptable standard of conduct IAW CCR 145-2 and the Madison County
Student Code of Conduct.  Those in leadership positions are expected to demonstrate
high personal standards to set the example. All Cadets should be honest and self-reliant;
they should have a sense of personal and social responsibility in performing unit and other
academic assignments. They must exhibit self-discipline and respect for constituted authority,
through observance of laws, rules, and regulations by prompt and regular attendance
at instruction and in their general demeanor. Cadets who fail to meet standards will
be removed from leadership positions. All Cadets will be screened at the end of each
semester and will only be readmitted to JROTC with the approval of the SAI.
   D) Physical Condition: Cadets must be physically qualified to participate in the
physical education program. Physical fitness training is scheduled every Friday unless the
schedule is altered by the Sparkman JROTC instructor staff. Students are required to
participate in all scheduled activities. Students are also required to wear the appropriate uniform
(Battalion PT T-Shirt, shorts or jogging pants, and athletic shoes. No jeans, pants with loops or
protruding pockets, sandals, flip flops, etc is allowed. Failing to participate, which includes
wearing proper clothes and being involved in activities, will result in a zero for this weekly training event.
E) JROTC UNIFORM/RESPONSIBILITY: The student must wear the prescribed Army JROTC
dress uniform, Battalion T-shirt and PT uniform on the days assigned. JROTC uniforms,
equipment, and text used by cadets in the JROTC program are the property of the
U.S. government loaned under bond to the Board of Education. All items issued to
cadets must be returned or paid for by the student. There are procedures to recoup
any debt by placing a lien for the funds with the Internal Revenue Service. This is a last resort.
Students must maintain uniforms by dry cleaning (coat and trousers)
and laundering (shirt). At no time will uniforms be stored in personal wall lockers.
Uniforms can be damaged if stored improperly. The student will also use edge dressing
only around the edges of the dress shoes and shine brass insignia (Brasso recommended).
The Army JROTC dress uniform is required to be worn every Wednesdays, ALL DAY, unless
rescheduled by the JROTC Instructor Staff. Note: Make-up for wearing the Army JROTC dress
uniform will be assigned by the instructor. The battalion T-shirt will be worn on designated days or
instead of the Army JROTC dress uniform if dictated by the Instructor staff.
The PT uniform will be worn on Friday unless rescheduled by the JROTC Instructor Staff.
The following outlines steps for uniform infractions: 1st Infraction. Warning and Cadet Counseling.
2nd Infraction. Cadet Counseling, parent contact by instructor.  3rd Infraction. Cadet Counseling,
parent contact by instructor and recommendation to the principal for removal from the program.
Not wearing the uniform or an unexcused absence will result in a zero for that day’s inspection grade.
Note: All male personnel will be clean shaven at ALL times and are not authorized to wear
earrings while in the JROTC program.
F) Hair Styles: Many hairstyles are acceptable, as long as they are neat and conservative.
Hair will be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of hair will not be excessive or present a ragged,
unkempt, or extreme appearance. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom
edge of the collar. Lines or designs will not be cut into the hair or scalp. If dyes, tints, or bleaches
are used, colors used must be natural to human hair and not present an extreme appearance.
Applied hair colors which are prohibited include, but are not limited to, purple, blue, pink,
green, orange, bright (fire-engine) red, and fluorescent or neon colors. (1) Males.
Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base will not be flared and will be a clean-shaven,
horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.
The face will be clean-shaven, except for permitted mustaches. Males are not authorized to wear braids,
cornrows, or dreadlocks (unkempt, twisted, matted, individual parts of hair) while in uniform.
Hair that is clipped closely or shaved to the scalp is authorized.
(2) Females. Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of military headgear.
Hair holding ornaments (barrettes, pins, clips), if used, must be transparent or similar in color to hair,
and will be inconspicuously placed. Beads or similar ornamental items are not authorized.
Females may wear braids and cornrows as long as the braided style is conservative and the
braids and cornrows lie snugly on the head. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend
below the bottom edge of the collar at any time during normal activity or when standing in
formation. Long hair that falls naturally below the bottom edge of the collar, to include braids,
will be neatly and inconspicuously fastened or pinned, so that no free-hanging hair is visible.
G) Fingernails. Cadets will keep fingernails clean and neatly trimmed so as not to interfere with
performance of duty. Females may wear polish that is not exaggerated, faddish, or of extreme coloring
(such as purple, gold, blue or white) while in uniform. H) Hygiene and Tattoos. Cadets are expected
to maintain good hygiene while in uniform. Tattoos are authorized except in areas of the body which
would cause the tattoo to be exposed while in Class A uniform. Tattoos or brands that are extremist,
indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited, regardless of location on the body, as they are prejudicial to
good order and discipline within the unit, the school, and the community.

Course Objectives:

A) Explain ethical values and good citizenship. B) Demonstrate leadership potential.
C) Conduct effective communication and logical thinking. D) Improve physical fitness condition.
E) Demonstrate positive self-motivation and motivation to graduate from high
school and pursue a successful career. F) Receive a historical perspective of the military services.
G) Demonstrate skills to work as a team member. H) Locate the points on a Topographical map.
I) Identify the Army J.R.O.T.C. enlisted and officer insignia. J) Course Requirements:
A) Attend class sessions B) Participate in classroom discussions C) Participate in drill and ceremony and cadet challenge
D) Attend at least TWO parades E) Participate in fundraisers and community service projects
F) Wear required issued uniforms(s) on specified days G) Provide weekly oral presentations
H) Attend the Military Ball Materials Needed. All textbooks and reference materials including
uniforms items are provided at no expense. All issued items must be returned at the end of the school
year or upon withdrawal or transfer from the school. Cadets need to provide their own three ring notebook,
pen/pencil. Participation. All cadets are asked to participate in all JROTC directed events and
supported school activities. Failure to participate or repeated disciplinary issues will result in
revocation of privileges to attend JROTC activities such as the Military Ball, Organization Day,
parades, etc. Disenrollment. At the discretion of the SAI, and with the approval of the school’s
administration, a Cadet will be disenrolled in accordance with Cadet Command Regulation
(CCR) 145-2, dated 1 February 2012. In all cases, a Cadet will be considered for
disenrollment if he/she: A) Withdraws from school. B) Demonstrates ineptitude for
leadership training indicated by a lack of general adaptability. C) Fails to keep an acceptable
standard of academic achievement, conduct, appearance, or attendance. D) Exhibits undesirable
character traits, such as: (1) Lying, cheating, stealing or hazing. (2) Unauthorized possession
or use of illegal drugs or substances. (3) Conviction or adjudication as a juvenile offender
for committing an offense that could lead to imprisonment. (4) Frequent incidents of a
discreditable nature with civil or school authorities or other similar acts. Evaluation Criteria.
A) Weekly Oral Briefings (10%) B) Test(s) (60%) C) Uniform (30%) 1. Army Dress uniform/ Battalion
T-Shirt (15%) 2. PT uniform (15%) * Cadets must obtain at least 60.0% to pass and 85% to be in a
leadership position. Textbooks. • Citizenship in Action • Leadership Theory and Application
• Foundations for Success • Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid • Geography, Map Skills,
and Environmental Awareness • Citizenship in History and Government • Cadet Safety
and Civilian Marksmanship Program • Also, Military Knowledge Sheets Note: All textbooks
are provided by the department at no charge to the cadet. Program Fees.  The following are Cadet Fees: A) $40 Career Prep fee
(includes Military Ball Fee) Note: Cadets escorting someone to the Military Ball who is
not a member of the SHS JROTC program will have to pay an additional $20 for their date. 
Special Teams. • Drill Team • Raider Team • Rifle Team •
Color and/or Honor Guard