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​​​​Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)

U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a congressionally mandated program that focuses on the youth-oriented mission “Motivating Young People to be Better Citizens”. It is one of the largest youth programs in the world with more than 310,000 high school students participating annually while enrolled in over 1,700 secondary educational programs and encompasses a myriad of teaching goals focused on leadership, teamwork, character education, personal responsibility, a sense of accomplishment, and service to the nation. It is NOT exclusively for those students who plan to enlist in the military. However, if students complete the program and enlist in the military, they may be able to enter at an advanced rank​.

Entry-level Career Options: 
Experienced Cadets can enlist in the US military at an advanced rank and will already have an understanding of basic military courtesy during Basic Training, giving them an advantage over other new Soldiers.

Recommended Post-Secondary Schools: 
University of Missouri, Army ROTC (Department of Military Science)​​

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Leadership Education Training I (LET I / JROTC I)

This first-level class is an introduction to leadership development. It introduces the student to JROTC, to leadership theory, drill and ceremonies, hygiene and first aid, maps and map reading, techniques of oral communication, the uniform, and to selected optional subjects. Students will develop a portfolio of accomplishments. Students may choose to take this course along with L.E.T. II to fulfill 1 unit of physical education requirement for graduation.

Recommendations: Willingness to wear the uniform with pride
Open to all grade levels
1 unit
Download: JROTC course syllabus.pdf
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Leadership Education Training II (LET II / JROTC II)

This second-level class is intermediate leadership development. The student works in intermediate leadership, first aid, map reading, techniques of oral communications, marksmanship and safety, drill and ceremonies, people, places and times, services/ROTC opportunities, and selected optional subjects. Students will develop a portfolio of accomplishments. Completion of L.E.T. II satisfies the required 1 unit of PE for graduation.

Recommendations: Willingness to wear the uniform with pride
Sophomores-seniors
1 unit
Download: JROTC course syllabus.pdf
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Leadership Education Training III (LET III / JROTC III)

This third-level class is applied leadership development. The student applies leadership, map reading/navigation, techniques of oral communications, marksmanship and safety, service/ROTC opportunities, and selected optional subjects. Students will develop a portfolio of accomplishments. Recommendations: Willingness to wear the uniform with pride

Recommendations: Willingness to wear the uniform with pride 
Juniors or seniors
1 unit
Download: JROTC course syllabus.pdf
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Leadership Education Training IV (LET IV / JROTC IV)

This fourth-level class is advanced leadership development. The student works in advanced leadership techniques, drill ceremonies, advanced communications, staff functions and procedures, and selected optional subjects including scholarship and college applications. Students will develop a portfolio of accomplishments.

Recommendations: Willingness to wear the uniform with pride
Seniors
1 unit
Download:JROTC course syllabus.pdf

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Instructor: MAJ. Dennis Meyer​
Email: dennis.meyer@boonville.k12.mo.us​
MAJ Meyer grew up near Dallas, TX, where he joined the US Army in 1989 after graduating high school. Following four years of active duty service, he left the Army and returned to Dallas, repairing cars at a car dealership and earning a bachelors degree in Radio, TV, and Film from the University of North Texas. He returned to military service in 2000 with a commission in the Air Force, before transferring back to the Army in 2007. He earned his masters degree in logistics in 2009. He is married with a 1.5 year old daughter.

Instructor: SFC. Todd Straw
SFC Straw grew up in Davenport, Iowa where he graduated from high school in the summer of 1989.  He then joined the U. S. Marines in February of 1990 as a Field Radio Operator.  After 16.5 years in the Marines he got out and joined the U.S. Army in August of 2006.  In the Army he served as a Fire Support Sergeant and served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan.  While serving his country SFC Straw earned his Associates in Science from Barton County Community College in 2012.  He retired from military service in March of 2016 and worked for the Transportation Security Administration as a Transportation Security Officer in Manhattan, KS for a year.  SFC Straw began instructing at BTEC during the 2017-2018 school which was the first full year for JROTC at the BTEC.  SFC Straw is married and has two daughters age 21 and 19.​