# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Army JROTC II Task/Competency List

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Army JROTC II (AR7916/36 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.

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other 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.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Exploring JROTC

  1. Outline the benefits of participating in Army JROTC.
  2. Describe the U.S. military chain of command (i.e., organizational structure).

Exploring Leadership Education

  1. Describe the characteristics of a good leader.
  2. Summarize the benefits and risks in assuming a leadership role.
  3. Identify ways to make a contribution to the local community.
  4. Determine personal leadership skills.
  5. Establish personal and leadership goals.
  6. Identify leadership styles for given situations.
  7. Identify techniques for motivating others.
  8. Identify advantages of teamwork.
  9. Update a personal vision statement.

Applying Leadership Skills and Strategies

  1. Identify the roles of a leader in a given team project or problem.
  2. Demonstrate behaviors that might lead to promotion.
  3. Research the effects of technological advances on society.

Enhancing Communication Techniques

  1. Examine the steps involved in the communication process.
  2. Identify nonverbal communication techniques.
  3. Determine verbal and written presentation methods for a given topic.

Demonstrating Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies

  1. Demonstrate U.S. military traditions, customs, and courtesies in given situations.
  2. Use a checklist to improve inspection readiness (e.g., wear and care of the uniform).
  3. Command a squad in performing Army regulation military drill.

Developing Citizenship

  1. Participate in a local community-service/service-learning opportunity.
  2. Demonstrate patriotism.

Reinforcing Academics

  1. Identify the components of the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution.
  2. Define the seven citizenship skills included in the Preamble to the Constitution.
  3. Explain how an understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the foundations of the American political system can lead to better citizenship.
  4. Describe how war has influenced technological advancements.
  5. Connect contemporary military strategy, actions, and leaders to historical precedents.
  6. Identify a current U.S. military presence in a foreign region.
  7. Prepare for a small group meeting.
  8. Conduct a small group meeting.
  9. Describe the benefits of having mathematical skills in a military occupation.
  10. Describe the benefits of map reading skills.

Exploring Personal Wellness and Fitness

  1. Develop a plan for lifelong health.
  2. Identify strengths and weaknesses of personal fitness.
  3. Describe the benefits of exercise and diet.
  4. Take the Cadet Challenge.
  5. Improve physical performance over time.
  6. Describe the variables of a physical-fitness training program.
  7. Establish a personal physical-fitness training program.
  8. Document a personal physical-fitness training program.
  9. Describe the risks associated with substance abuse that impede a healthy lifestyle.
  10. Describe the biological processes associated with stress that impede a healthy lifestyle.
  11. Identify first-aid terms and abbreviations (e.g., ABC [Airway, Breathing, Circulation], signs, symptoms, and shock).
  12. Identify first-aid techniques.
  13. Demonstrate first-aid techniques.

Exploring Careers

  1. Identify postsecondary opportunities.
  2. Explain the use of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) or another aptitude assessment.

Enforcing Discipline

  1. Explain the Military Justice System.
  2. Explain social and JROTC consequences for personal actions.
  3. Set goals to improve self-discipline.
  4. Comply with procedures in the cadet or student handbook.