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Is Fitness A Big Part Of Jrrotc

How hard is the physical part of JROTC ?

So I signed up for this program for jrotc. This program involves running, rappelling off of stuff...and other physical activities....and I think they compete with other schools. Ive heard that it's pretty hard...but I would like to know specifics.

I'm a wrestler and I don't really find any physical activity harder than wrestling. Last season we would have 2-3 hour practices in a heated room with no water breaks..and on easy days we went running 6-8 miles. Also during that time I was starving myself to drop 20lbs...exercising is a lot harder to do when your always dizzy and tired.

So are these fitness programs for jrotc as hard or harder than wrestling? What kind of things would I have to do?

How beneficial is JROTC?

I dont think any of the above answers are correct, coming from a current high school JROTC cadet:

JROTC puts you LIGHT YEARS ahead of everyone else without military knowledge, it teaches you how to march, salute, perform movements as well as train you, teach you about the military and the branch of service as well as provide discipline teamwork and promote confidence.

JROTC is extremely beneficial if you are enlisting in the military, not only does it give you increased rank, but you go in with knowledge and peace of mind instead of having to learn it with everyone else in a much more stressful environment.

The physical part is not as rigorous as it seems, it is all about teamwork and discipline and you fellow cadets will support you and you will not be pushed to a breaking point but you will be encouraged to do your best and that is all.

The best branch for JROTC, in my opinion at least, is definitly army. The army is the largest and most important of the branches and most of the other branches structures come from the army. Overall this would be the best for you.

My expirience in JROTC is as follows:for my battalion, we go into school before everyone else at 7:00 to train which includes physical fitness, marching,rifles etc. later on in the day i have another 45 minute classroom period where we go over military aspects as well as many other things such as conflict resolution and setting goals etc. All cadets are required to wear their dress uniform on thursdays, and PT (physical training) is usually on fridays. We do community service as well as go on trips. I absolutely love JROTC, they are like a family to me and ive never been more proud to apart of something, it is the hands down best thing ive ever done with my life, at least within my battalion, you wont find nicer people. i highly reccomend you try the program and if you are interested in the military, there is no doubt you will love the program, good luck in whatever you do!

What do you do in ROTC/JROTC?


I am in the MCJROTC at my high school (Marine Corps JROTC). You might have to check and see specifically you will do at your school, but at mine, we aren't forced or expected to do 100 pushups and 11 mile runs in one class block. My JROTC program is divided up as follows:

Monday: We learn things about the military or current events or things to help us be better leaders/citizens.

Tuesday: We pretty much do the same as Monday, but it can be a surprise sometimes.

Wednesday: We wear our uniforms on this day, we also bring in a current event article to share with the class.

Thursday: Our class goes to the gym and does drill, whether it be armed or unarmed drill.

Friday: Our classes do PT. It isn't to bulk us up, but more to leanr to work together and learn to push ypourself and realize that you can do more than you think you can. There are no goals we must reach and we are not forcede to do anything we don't want to.

Hopefully this gave you a good idea of what kinds of things you might do. You are also expected to learn things about the branch you represent, for example, being in the MCJROTC, we must learn general orders, the roots of the Marine Corps, etc.

As for the drill team, it is a good experience, you can be armed or unarmed. I won't say much about that because it varies for every program in every school. But I would highly recommend the JROTC program and the drill team. :)

Good luck,

How is jrotc different high school classes?

How does the JROTC differ from other high school courses?

First of all, What is jrotc? Jrtoc known as Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps, is a program designed to encourage high school students to become better citizens. With an emphasis on leadership training and skills building. The mission of the JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. There are some differences between a regular school and a school with a JROTC program, elective or obligatory.

Some differences between a normal high school and a JROTC high school, JROTC( elective or obligatory): larger emphasis on physical fitness, larger emphasis on independence and leadership basic military training, learn the tools to achieve excellence in all aspects of their lives, whether in business, secondary education, or any other career a cadet may choose. regular academic program, allows for ranking, provides headquarter teams: raiders, color guard, Persians, scorpions and drill teams. Normal high school: normal emphasis on physical fitness, normal curricular, no military training, no ranking, no teams.

Although the schools may seem really different, in reality the JROTC School is a normal school with just some changes and requirements. I think that having the JROTC program is an excellent opportunity. This allows us to be different from others, even if you don’t plan to join the army. Like the AMA, provides the JROTC as an elective no an obligatory class. Is like having something extra without a cost.

What is JROTC and how important is it?

JROTC is a military based high school class based on the concept of building better citizens. Most of the program's students do not join the military, so don't think it's just for people who intend to go into the military. You generally have leadership education courses, some fun academic courses depending on what service the JROTC unit is, you'll wear the uniform usually once a week, occassional drill and ceremonies, and extra-cirricular teams are optional, but very fun.
It's not necessarily important, but it is something that becomes important for many of the cadets in the program. For instance, JROTC motivated throughout high school. It's where I met most of my friends and it gave me a hobby and something that I loved to get involved in. I saw a lot of cadets for whom it provided some structure in their lives. The instructors are retired military and are generally very helpful and great teachers and role models.
It also provides a means for increased pay/rank in the military (Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard will give you E-3 for 3 years of JROTC, and the Marines will give you E-2). It can be a stepping stone to a commissioning program, as well. One of my instructors sucessfully helped me get my applications together for West Point and an Army ROTC scholarship to a good school (which I took before going Air Force).

How to lose weight in 6 months for JROTC?

ok well i know i dont have to be a specific weight to be in JROTC esp. since im gonna be a freshman 9th year, but first off i know it would help for running miles and regular PT, and second i just know that i need to. im 13 y.o. 5'7 and 230 pounds. yea ik its disgusting, so you dont have to leave any rude comments about that.. but whats the quickest way to lose weight and keep it off? i know once i join JROTC ill lose a little bit, but i want to lose some weight BEFORE joining that way i wont lag behind every one else as much.. with my height/weight/age, how much is possible to lose and keep off before august of this year and what k
are the best excersises for losing that weight?

Would joining the Army Or Marine Corps JROTC help me get into the US Naval Academy or get an NROTC scholarship?

In addition to what everyone had already said and if it hasn’t already been mentioned, a benefit of joining any JROTC regardless of branch that once you enlist, you will start at a pay grade of E-2 while everyone else who hasn’t been part of JROTC will begin at the bottom, E-1.Of course if you also attend ROTC in college that’ll start you off as a commissioned officer if you so desire.