Jrotc which stands for "Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps" is an amazing class to take. It is a leadership class and you learn many things from it. Viking battalions teachers (AI and SAI) is Staff Sergeant George A Gardner and .There are a few things you should know before you decide whether or not you want to join. First off Its an amazing course if your motivated to further battalion. Second, is you are assigned a uniform that is required to wear every Wednesday. You can receive cords,ranks, and ribbons/rewards to put on your uniform as well. Third is Tuesdays and Fridays are PT (physical Training) days. we go out and do various activities, anywhere from going to the gym for basketball, to archery out at the field. JROTC gives you Physical Education credits as well. Lastly there is after school practices that you can Participate in such as Marching and Drill, Colorguard, Raider, and all other teams. If you go to these practices you have an opportunity to be selected to participate in various school competitions, in which we individual and unit awards are competed for.
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The idea of a creed for JROTC originated not in Cadet Command Headquarters but in various high schools across the nation. During the many visits he made throughout the command in his first year as ROTC chief, Major General Lyle frequently encountered junior units that had on their own initiative come up with a creed. It seemed to the Commanding General that this reflected a deep-seated need among cadets for such a statement of purpose. Accordingly, he charged his High School Directorate with the task of drafting one. Mr. Cal Foster took the lead in this project. Using a creed developed in the Fourth Region as a base, and incorporating suggestions from the field, he produced a creed that in its final form read:
I am an Army JROTC cadet. I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school, and the corps of cadets.I am loyal and patriotic.
I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.
This JROTC Cadet Creed was used for the first time during the 1995 Cadet Command Spring Review.