U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a congressionally mandated program that focuses on the youth-oriented mission “Motivating Young People to be Better Citizens”. It is one of the largest youth programs in the world with more than 310,000 high school students participating annually while enrolled in over 1,700 secondary educational programs and encompasses a myriad of teaching goals focused on leadership, teamwork, character education, personal responsibility, a sense of accomplishment, and service to the nation. It is NOT exclusively for those students who plan to enlist in the military. However, if students complete the program and enlist in the military, they may be able to enter at an advanced rank.


Entry-level Career Options:
Experienced Cadets can enlist in the US military at an advanced rank and will already have an understanding of basic military courtesy during Basic Training, giving them an advantage over other new Soldiers.

Recommended Post-Secondary Schools:
University of Missouri, Army ROTC (Department of Military Science)