DELSEA ARMY JROTC CADET GUIDE
The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. JROTC teaches cadets how to be more responsible, trustworthy, respectful, loyal, and work in teams to accomplish a mission or task. Throughout the school year, cadets have many opportunities to get involved in a myriad of ways. Every month there are numerous sign up sheets for cadets to participate in a specific event .
Ranks are issued to cadets who work hard and participate in many events. Cadets also have to show leadership skills, as well as loyalty to the JROTC program to receive a promotion. If a cadet shows enough leadership skills, he or she may be eligible for an officer promotion at the end of his or her school year.
Here are all of the ranks Delsea JROTC issues to cadets.
Ribbons and Awards
Awards and ribbons are issued when a cadet accomplishes a specific goal or task. Ribbons are placed on the class A jacket along with other awards such as medals, arcs, cords, or pins. View the ribbon charts posted throughout both classrooms or the chart in the Army JROTC LET 1 book. There are descriptions of how you can earn all of the ribbons underneath the picture.
Here are all of the ribbons and awards Delsea JROTC issues to cadets.
All JROTC cadets are issued a JROTC Uniform. This consists of a class A jacket, pants, belt, class B shirt, tie, shoes, socks, garrison cap, and pins that go on the class A uniform and cap. Every Wednesday, all cadets are required to wear the JROTC uniform to school. When cadets go to JROTC class, they will be asked a question(s) during their uniform inspection. If a student polishes his or her brass and takes care of their uniform, they will receive a test grade of 100. Wearing the uniform to school also gives new cadets a chance to wear their new rank and/or ribbons throughout the day.
Here is the uniform page and Inspection Questions Page
The Cadet Creed is something all JROTC cadets should know after their first marking period in JROTC.
Here is the link to the Cadet Creed
Cadet Values - LDRSHIP
LDRSHIP is the acronym we use to remember the Seven Cadet Values that all cadets are expected to know. These can be asked during inspection and are included in the Inspection Questions. Below is a page that gives descriptions of what each value means.
Here are the Seven Cadet Values.
Chain of Command
All cadets should know the Army Chain of Command from memory. During inspection, it is possible that a cadet will be asked who is in charge of a specific position on the Army Chain of Command. (ex. The Commander In Chief is the Honorable Barack Obama). The Army Chain of Command is not to be confused with the Delsea Chain of Command. Here is the link to the Army Chain of Command.
Cadets should also be aware of the Delsea Chain of Command. The Battalion Commander is the highest position a cadet can achieve in the JROTC program. The Battalion Commander is a Lieutenant Colonel and can be a Colonel when enough cadets are enrolled into a JROTC program. The Executive Officer supervises the staff (S-1 through S-6) and the Command Sergeant Major supervises all special teams (drill team, rifle team, raiders, and color guard). The primary staff consists of S-1 (Adjutant), S-2 (Info and Security), S-3 (Operations), S-4 (Supply), S-5 (Public Info) & S-6 (Website).
Here is the Delsea Chain of Command.