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Acronym for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, which has the purpose of "motivating young people to become better citizens". It is arguably one of the best programs offered in high school. It is taught by retired army instructors (both enlisted and commissioned). Students who are enrolled in the program are called cadets. The typical weekly schedule for a JROTC program is: Drill and ceremony once a week, physical training once a week, uniform inspection once a week, and academics twice a week. Aside from the minimum standard of attending class, there are also optional teams available for the more involved and dedicated cadets to be a part of which include drill team, raider team, rifle team, color guard, honor guard, etc. JROTC units also attend annual camping trips in the fall, spring, and summer. The class is harder to fail then it is to pass with an A since the book work is relatively easy and limited.
JROTC is horribly portrayed as a war machine used to brain wash high school students by anti-war protesters, claiming that it promotes violence, sexism, racism, etc. they also make false claims that the majority of JROTC cadets enlist in the armed forces upon graduation from high school when, in fact, the lot of them go on to further education and become leaders in the civilian and/or military field.
In my opinion, the only downside to the program is the fact that ANYONE can join it, therefore allowing fuck offs who are only in it to get an "easy A" to make the program look retarded.
Cadet 1: wow, i love JROTC. i dont know what id do without it

Cadet 2: Im just in it to get an easy A

Cadet 1: Go fuck yourself...
by statechamp0809 June 13, 2008
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The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act.
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Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
Mission is to motivate young people to be better citizens.
If you are in JROTC you will have fun and gain responsibilty and become a better citizen.
by Jane Doe October 06, 2003
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1.A prgram in high school that teaches leadership and citizen skills.
2.Where you meet the best people in high school and become a family. And experience tons of Drama!

3. Your second home.(Namely where you put all your stuff)
Person 1: Why weren't you in the lunch room?

Person 2: I was in the JROTC Room
by Wilma_x1 July 13, 2008
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A misunderstood class / club in High Schools. Commonly mistaken for either a neo - nazi club or for a bunch of kids who like to play army. When in reality it is an elective to learn skills to help you in military and civilian careers. hooah
Misinformed student: Hey look that kid is in JROTC, he must either be a nazi or like to play army with his little friends.
Informed student: No dickface, he is just tryin to learn some skills... I think the uniform is hot on him.
by A Cadet. January 31, 2005
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JROTC is an elective class for high school students who want to learn leadership skills,how to be a better citizen,who are interested in the military,and want to learn other skills that will make them a better person.
Being a JROTC cadet myself I am very tired of seeing "definitions" on here in which someone else calls cadets dorks,because we are not. A cadet,even me-a girl,could kick those people's asses. Being a cadet has not only made me a better person,but it has made me become more mature and stronger physically and mentally.

Oh and by the way,yes-mess with one cadet and you mess with them all!
by integrity_first August 18, 2006
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A Kick-ass High school elective that shows you how to do drills, and shows you what its like to be in the military. Most people stereotype, and think everyone in it is a nerd. which is not true.
Prep: OMG JROTC people are soo nerdy like omg eww.
Person: No stfu. dumbass.
by David Orzabackawaskireteskee August 31, 2007
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