• Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

    LET 1-2 Syllabus 1nd Semester SY 16-17


    Contact Information



    Maurice McDougald

    (LTC, RET)

    919-639-6161 ext. 817/818




    (Trojan Cadet Battalion Address)


    (Cadet Command Address)

    1SG(RET) Anthony D. Cannon

    First Sergeant

    919-639-6161 ext. 809




    Major Concepts/Contents.  The program of instruction in JROTC consists of blocks of instructions that range from Leadership Education Training (LET) 1 to LET 4.  Each LET course must be taking in order.  For example you cannot take the LET 2 course without first passing the LET 1 course.  Specifically, the LET 1 course is for first year cadets regardless of academic level.


    The LET 1 course will include, but not limited to the following JROTC Student Core Text subjects: Citizenship in Action (Unit 1), Leadership Theory and Application (Unit 2), Foundation for Success (Unit 3), and Service Learning (Unit 8).


    The LET 2 course builds on the LET 1 course and will include, but not limited to the following JROTC Student Core Text subjects: Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid, (Unit 4), Geography and Earth Science (Unit 5), Citizenship in American History and Government (Unit 6), and Service Learning.


    Rules for entry into Army Junior ROTC: (1) All cadets must agree to wear the Army uniform one day each week and for special events, and there is no cost for the uniform. Cadets must maintain the uniform and pay for any items that are loss or not returned to the JROTC Department. (2) All must agree to wear the uniform at all times with pride, respect and in accordance with Cadet Command Regulation 145-2. (3) All must agree to comply with military grooming standards when wearing the military uniform as outlined in Army Regulation 670-1, and Cadet Command Regulation, 145-2, i.e., male cadets must comply with haircut/shave requirements (no braids/fad hair styles), and no body rings, and female cadets must comply with hair style, ear ring, make-up, and fingernail polish policies. (4) All must agree to take instructions from cadets who may by position or rank is in charge of them for performance assessment.


    Textbook:  Most instructions will be based upon the JROTC Student Core Texts for LET 1-2.  The Student Core Text will remain in the JROTC classroom.  However, cadets may coordinate to take a Student Core Text home for further study as required.  Each cadet will be provided with a Cadet Desk Reference Guide that provides a summary of key information from the Student Core Texts.  The cadet is expected to bring the reference guide to class daily and to turn it in at the end of the semester.


    Materials: Lose leaf paper for notes.  A spiral composition pad for journal assignments.  A  pen, pencil, and highlighter.  For portfolio, a black one inch three ring notebook binder that has clear front, back and spine panels for inserts.  The binder must accommodate 8-1/2 x 11” sheets.  Index dividers for the binder (Index Sheet Set Loose Leaf Binder with letters A-Z).  These materials must be brought to class daily.  Note the portfolio will be maintained in JROTC the majority of the time.  Cadets who already have a notebook portfolio on file do not need to purchase another notebook.


    Grading Scale and Assessments:


    Scale: A =90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D=60-69 and F= 59 and below


    Learning Activities Assessment 30%. Includes participation, team application activities, map studies, current events, class work, vocabulary, and guided reading.


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    Independent Practice Assessment 30%. Includes merits/demerits (more details below), exams/tests/quizzes, rubric evaluated assignment (i.e. essays), performance oriented tasks and journaling. Exams/tests/quizzes will be conducted throughout each marking period.  Exams and quizzes will cover material presented during the class to include training activities such as drill and fitness that occur outside of the classroom.  The exam/test/quiz will constitute 5% of independent practice.  All cadets are required to maintain an organized journal chronicling their JROTC assignments/activities.  The journal will represent 10% of independent practice.  Rubric evaluated assignments and performance oriented tasks shall make up the remainder of independent practice.


    Unit Assessment 40%:

    Includes Cadet Challenge (fitness test), leadership lab, service learning projects, portfolio maintenance, and participation in battalion activities.


    Cadet Challenge/Physical Conditioning Training (PT) 10% of unit assessment:

    Fitness activities will be conducted every Friday or on the final day of classes for any given week. Cadets are required to purchase and wear the JROTC P.T. Uniform.  Total cost is $15.00 - $20.00 depending on size.  PT will consist of exercises and activities that target aerobic capacity (run/walk, constant movement, etc.), abdominal strength, flexibility, upper body strength, and team building.  The objectives are to assist cadets in establishing lifelong habits of regular physical activity, reinforce importance of team works, enhance morale and esprit, and prepare the cadet to excel on the Cadet Challenge Test.  All cadets are required to participate in Cadet Challenge unless medically excused.  The JROTC staff will establish minimum standards for each fitness activity.  Failure to achieve those standards will result in a grade of zero for that day.


    Leadership Lab/Projects/Battalion Activities 20% of unit assessment:

    Covers performance as a JROTC cadet in uniform to include inspections and performance as a leader/follower. Per program requirements, each student is required to wear his/her issued uniform at least once every week or for special events.  The uniform is normally worn on Tuesday of each week.  It is the responsibility of the cadet to check the unit information board for changes in the prescribed uniform and the schedule for wear.  Failure to wear the uniform when prescribed will result in a grade of zero (0) for the uniform grade for that week.  If a cadet fails to wear his/her uniform on Tuesday, but wears it on Wednesday (only on Wednesday) of the same week, he/she will receive a grade of 80 for that week.  Cadets must wear their uniform properly at all times to include before and after school hours (exceptions for when engaged in other class work, such as PE, masonry, carpentry, etc.) to receive credit for that week.  If the instructors discover that on a uniform day a cadet changed into or from civilian clothes during the school day without an approved exception, the cadet will receive a zero for the weekly uniform grade.  Proper conduct/performance of drill and ceremony (in uniform or out of uniform as part of the class) and uniform inspections are part of the uniform grade.  Students must actively participate in drill each week, paying attention to and following instructions of the JROTC staff and the senior ranking cadets, who will lead these activities each week. 


    Portfolio Maintenance 10% of unit assessment: each cadet is required to maintain a portfolio in accordance with Cadet Command guidance.  Requirements will be provided to the cadet in class.


    Make up workIt is the cadet responsibility to find out all assignments missed.  Test and other classroom exercises must be made up in accordance with the HCHS Student Handbook (for excused absences).  Failure to comply with those guidelines will result in a zero (0) for a test/class exercise grade.  It is the student responsibility to arrange for a make-up test time or to complete make-up class exercise material.  The make-up testing and/or exercise completion will be done outside of class time.



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    Merits/DemeritsEach marking period cadets will start with 100 merits points.  Cadets may earn positive points (merits) that add to their total for exceptional good performance, completions of assigned staff and leadership duties, volunteering after school hours in JROTC, and participation in JROTC activities during and after school hours.  Demerits are points that subtract from the grade.  The following actions, for example, will result in a deduction of points per infraction and are in addition to any necessary action required by school policy: tardy to class, failure to bring required materials to class, failure to participate in group or individual class exercises, sleeping in class, disruptive behavior, insubordination to cadet leaders, JROTC Instructors or school staff/officials and violation of dress code (when not in uniform).  This is not an all-inclusive list and more detail can be found in the cadet merit/demerit handout.  The final merit/demerit points will be combined and averaged with other requirements listed under independent practice (above).


    Schedule: The normal weekly schedule is outlined below.  Note, a calendar of events and activities to include dates the cadets are scheduled to wear their uniform can be found on the cadet battalion web page.







    Leadership Lab


    Leadership Lab

         Uniform Day







    Tardy policy: Cadets who are tardy will be managed in accordance with the HCHS Tardy Policy in the HCHS Student Hand Book.


    Attendance policyAny cadets who miss more than 7 days will automatically receive a failing grade.  A grade of FF will be assigned to a student who is passing and fails as a result of excessive absences.


    Classroom rules:

    1. Report to class on time and follow instructions and commands the first time given by instructors or cadet leaders.
    2. Check unit bulletin board and training schedules prior to start of class
    3. Respect cadet peers, cadet leaders and instructors
    4. Respect the cadet battalion facility rules and equipment
    5. Use the rest room prior to coming to class
    6. Follow established cadet battalion procedures for asking or answering questions.
    7. Profanity will not be tolerated
    8. Do not sleep in class at any time
    9. No drinking, eating, or chewing gum allowed during JROTC training or in JROTC facilities.
    10. Adhere to all cadet handbook/handout, school and county rules, procedures and policies.Fees: The only cost to the cadet is the cost to purchase the PT uniform which is $15.00-$20.00 depending on size and is due by 07 September 16. Cost by size is located on battalion web page.Mandatory Events:Annual Veterans Day Salute at school, 9 Nov 16.Angier Christmas Parade, Angier, NC, 3 Dec 16.Service Learning Project, date to be determined. Page 3 of 4 
    11. Note on Uniform Issue: Each cadet will be issued a uniform normally within the first two weeks of the semester at no cost to the cadet. The uniform will consist of beret, grey shirt, necktie/necktab, blue slacks, belt, shoes, blue dress jacket, and black utility jacket with JROTC Patch. The total value of the uniform along with accessories is approximately $450.00. Cadets are liable for any and all uniform items that are lost, destroyed, or rendered unserviceable not due to fair wear and tear. The maintenance and upkeep of the uniform is the responsibility of the cadet/parent/guardian once issued.
    12. Other Major Events that promote the growth and development of the Cadet are the Military Ball and JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC). Each of these events occurs in the second semester and 1st semester Cadets are eligible to participate even if not actively enrolled in JROTC during the second semester. The Military Ball is open to all Cadets while JCLC is limited to the quota allocated.
    15. Lillington Christmas Parade, Lillington, NC, 6 Dec 16.
    16. Veterans Day Parade, Lillington, NC, 11 Nov 16.
    17. LET I-II Veterans Day Essay due 1 Nov 16, subject and criteria to be published by 3 Oct 16.







    Please cut of this line and return signed portion to the JROTC Staff




    I have read and understand the JROTC classroom policies, including the grading system for 1st semester SY 16-17.



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