• Marine Corp JROTC

    Become Better than you are.

    Ready, Responsible, Respectful

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    US Grant HS MCJROTC Instructors:
    Shane Rossow, LtCol USMC (Ret) - slrossow@okcps.org, 405-587-2330
    Justino Vasquez, MSgt USMC (Ret) - jvasquez1@okcps.org, 405-587-2269

    Drill Team/Color Guard:
    Drill is an integral part of the Marine Corps Junior ROTC program. Drill teaches good discipline, enhances concentration, and builds esprit de corps in a unit. Cadets are encouraged to join our competition team to represent our school in drill events throughout the year. Our training and meet schedule is listed below:

    Practices:
    Monday through Friday 2:35 PM - 4:00 PM in the Cafeteria

    Drill Meets:
    Date: 07 Oct Meet: Top of Texas  Location: Wichita Falls, TX
    Date: 13-14 Oct Meet: Comanche Peak Marksmanship  Location: Granbury, TX
    Date: 13 Jan Meet: Allen HS (Regional Qualifier)   Location:  Allen, TX
    Date: 02 Feb Meet: Regional Drill Meet*     Location: College Station, TX
          (Invitational only)
    Date: 2-3 Feb Meet: Fort Smith Drill Meet   Location:  Fort Smith, Ok
    Date: 24 Feb Meet: Mustang Drill Meet   Location:  Mustang, OK
    Date: 1-2 Mar Meet: NE Magnet HS     Location: Wichita, KS
    Date: 5-6 Apr   Meet: Caprock Drill Meet   Location:  Amarillo, TX
    Date: 13-17 Apr Meet: National Championships*   Location: Virginia (Invitation only)
    Date: 20 Apr Meet: OKCPS District Meet   Location: OKC, OK
    * - Tentative pending invitation. Participation will supersede coinciding scheduled events. 

    Marksmanship Team:
    MARKSMANSHIP: This special team consists of more individualized competitions and individual growth. It focuses on patience, focus, and control. Cadets are trained how to properly handle and shoot a pellet rifle as well as the 3 positions for shooting, breath control, and gun safety measures.

    CyberPatriot
    CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. ​At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual.

    Joint Leadership and Academic Bowl:
    The JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl (JLAB) is a nationally recognized academic competition created exclusively for JROTC students. By participating, cadets learn the values of citizenship, leadership, academic competition, and college opportunity.

    Oct  2021 Team Assembly
    1 Nov to 20 Nov 2021 Level I
    1 Feb 2022 to 15 Feb 2022 Level II
    24 Jun to  28 Jun  2022 National Championship, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC.

    Community Service:
    USMC 246th Birthday Celebration: November 5, 2021 9:30 - 2:30
    Midwest City Flag Raising Ceremony: November 10, 2021 10:00 - 2:30

    Camps/Programs:
    May TBD: Cadet Leadership Program
    July TBD: National Drill Camp, Schreiner University, TX - The week-long total immersion into all things drill includes classes and practical instruction within inspection, regulation, color guard, and either armed or unarmed exhibition drill in team and solo/dual formats. Throughout every class, leadership skills and command presence are stressed, along with dozens of other tangible and intangible lessons that will help you become a better driller, a better teacher, and a better leader.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

    1. What is Marine Corps Junior ROTC? People who succeed in business, industry, and education have often developed a strong self-discipline, maturity, an ability to lead and motivate others, and are well-rounded. The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) teaches young men and women the kind of self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership skills that can help them successfully meet the challenges of adulthood. MCJROTC Curriculum, instruction, and activities are designed to develop the leadership abilities of each student, regardless of which career path is followed.
    2. Who can join? Eligibility requires students to be of good moral character, willing to work hard, physically fit, be in a grade above 8th grade, and attend a high school with an MCJROTC unit. Additionally, students MUST wear the uniform at least once per week, participate in physical training twice a week, maintain a regulation haircut, be clean-shaven, and uphold the standards of the MCJROTC Program at all times.
    3. Can I join MCJROTC if I am also in another activity, such as football, band, or track? Absolutely. We work with all sponsors on campus to ensure students are able to meet the requirements for all activities they are participating in. Practice times frequently overlap, so we ask that our students communicate with us on any schedule conflicts.
    4. Are there any benefits to completing two or more years at MCJROTC? Yes! There are many benefits such as increased self-discipline, self-confidence, as well as leadership and team-building skills. Additionally, students who choose to join a branch of service after high school are normally guaranteed an automatic promotion to E2 (or higher) upon successful completion of boot camp.
    5. Are there scholarship opportunities? Yes. NROTC scholarships are available at more than 50 colleges and universities throughout the country. A successful record in MCJROTC will also reflect favorably on the young man/woman seeking an appointment to any of the United States service academies.
    6. What is the curriculum like for MCJROTC?  The curriculum is usually four years in length. It consists of a minimum of (180) hours per year of both classroom and field instruction in a wide variety of subjects. A full range of courses, introductory through advanced, are offered in leadership and the application of leadership techniques. MCJROTC provides instruction in the development of good habits and attitudes, problem-solving techniques, the essential characteristics for success, civic and group leadership, and planning to meet the challenges of adult life. Military orientation and organization classes teach Marine Corps customs, courtesies, and traditions. Cadets study the Department of Defense and the National Security Organization. There is instruction and participation in basic drills, the Manual of Arms, and how to conduct parades and inspections. MCJROTC students study first aid and personal hygiene. Cadets discover plenty of adventure in outdoor living and survival training courses. MCJROTC puts a strong emphasis on challenging physical training. There are programs for getting into shape and staying in shape. Nationwide, physical fitness competitions are held with male and female groups vying for unit and individual awards. Marksmanship and weapons instruction are offered to those students who receive parental consent. Cadets study the principles of small arms, safety precautions, maintenance, and inspection of weapons. Matches both intramural and against other schools are held using air pellet rifles. Finally, many specialized courses of instruction and orientation trips are offered depending upon the particular MCJROTC unit that is attended. 
    7. What types of activities do students in MCJROTC participate in? Students in MCJROTC participate in a wide variety of activities, such as Academic Teams, Drill Teams, Color Guard Teams, Marksmanship Teams, Physical Fitness Teams, and Cyber Security Teams. Students can also advance to become part of the Battalion Staff or could aspire to work in one of the commodity sections, such as Admin, Supply, Logistics, or Public Affairs.
    8. What type of credit does a student earn for MCJROTC? Students receive (1) elective credit (physical education) for the successful completion of one year in the MCJROTC program.
    9. What does it cost to join MCJROTC? A good attitude and commitment are what is required from each student who enrolls in MCJROTC. All uniforms and equipment are provided at no cost. All uniforms MUST be returned when the student leaves the program. Students would only have to pay for uniforms or equipment if they were lost, stolen, or damaged due to negligence.
    10. What is the weekly routine for MCJROTC? The normal weekly routine is Monday – Physical Training, Tuesday – Classroom/Lecture, Wednesday- Drill and Ceremony, Thursday – Uniform Inspection, Friday – Physical Training. However, this can be modified as the school administration or Senior Marine Instructor (SMI) sees fit.
    11. What are practice days/times for the MCJROTC Drill team? The normal weekly practice schedule is from 1430-1600 Mon – Thurs (Friday training as well after Nov 1).

      Marksmanship training is at the discretion of the SMI and as required.

    *This could be modified based on District/Campus directives and as required due to extenuating circumstances (Example: COVID 19).*

    1. Are students who join MCJROTC required to join the military? No, there is no obligation to join the military. MCJROTC is not a recruitment program.
    2. What are the regulations/rules for hair? Male and female students are required to keep their hair cut so the cover (hat) fits properly. Refer to the Helpful Documents and Parent Handbook tabs on our website for detailed grooming regulations. Males must have the sides and back tapered from zero to no more than three inches on top. No block cut in the back.
    3. Do I have to be a Freshman to attend the New Cadet Orientation? No, the New Cadet Orientation Camp is for ALL new cadets. 

     

     

    JROTC 4/26/2022