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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Army JROTC I (AR7913/36 weeks)

NOTE: Some of the content in this course is informed by the following sources:

  • Army JROTC Leadership Education and Training, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2005
  • Drill and Ceremonies (TC 3-21.5), Headquarters, Department of the Army, 2012
  • Leadership Education and Training Core Materials, Student Handouts
  • Leadership Education and Training JROTC Curriculum Outline, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, 2010
  • Leadership Education and Training JROTC Program of Instruction, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, 2010

Instructors are asked to continue relying heavily on their branch-specific curriculum guides to complement this core set of competencies.

All tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Introducing JROTC

  1. Identify the branches of U.S. armed services.
  2. Identify the mission statement and core values of Army JROTC.
  3. Describe the objectives and structure of Army JROTC.
  4. List the benefits of participating in JROTC.
  5. Identify the U.S. Army chain of command (i.e., organizational structure).

Exploring Leadership Education

  1. Define leadership.
  2. Define followership.
  3. Explain the seven Army values.
  4. List the characteristics of good leaders.
  5. Identify the 11 principles of leadership.
  6. Explain the BE-KNOW-DO attributes.
  7. Explain the importance of drill in military discipline.
  8. Demonstrate effectual command voice in drill.
  9. Analyze personal strengths and weaknesses as a drill leader.
  10. Define morale and esprit de corps.
  11. Describe how to prevent and/or stop sexual harassment and assault.
  12. Create a personal vision statement.

Applying Leadership Skills and Strategies

  1. Identify behaviors that might lead to promotion.

Demonstrating U.S. Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies

  1. Define U.S. military traditions, customs, and courtesies.
  2. Identify expectations for inspection readiness (e.g., wear and care of the uniform).
  3. Explain the concept of rank.
  4. Identify U.S. Army ranks and grades.
  5. Execute the hand salute.
  6. Demonstrate flag etiquette.
  7. Demonstrate military greeting.
  8. Demonstrate U.S. Army regulation individual drill.

Developing Citizenship

  1. Define patriotism.
  2. Identify ways to make a contribution to the local community.
  3. Demonstrate patriotism.

Reinforcing Academics

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of successful study and test-taking strategies/habits.
  2. Identify the thinking/learning skills necessary for improving active learning and academic performance.
  3. Maintain a professional portfolio.
  4. Create a written personal growth plan.
  5. Identify the importance of self-awareness and appreciating diversity.

Exploring Personal Wellness and Fitness

  1. Identify personal hygiene standards.
  2. Identify the components of physical fitness.
  3. Take the Cadet Challenge.

Enforcing Discipline

  1. Explain the philosophy of JROTC disciplinary actions.
  2. Define discipline.
  3. Explain the Military Justice System.
  4. Identify social and JROTC consequences for personal actions.
  5. Establish goals for developing self-discipline.
  6. Comply with procedures in the cadet or student handbook.