JROTC Instructors: Before You Apply

Eligibility

Noncommissioned Officers must be retired from the Army in the grades of E-6 through E-9.

Officers must be retired from the Army in the grades of W-1 through W-5 or O-3 through O-6.

Roles and Responsibilities - Army Regulation 145-2 and Cadet Command Regulation 145-2 contain specific information pertaining to the roles and responsibilities within the JROTC Program.

  • JROTC Directorate
  • High School
  • Brigade HQ
  • DAI (may or may not be in the structure)
  • Senior Army Instructor (Department Head)
  • Army Instructor
Pay Announcement

Attention Present and Potential Instructors

Effective 1 January 2015, the Army will cost-share newly hired instructors for 310 days, which includes 10 days for summer training events and logistical requirements. The DD Form 2767 should only reflect 300 days. The additional 10 days should be reported to us on a memorandum with the exact dates of summer training events and logistical requirements. Also, if the JCLC dates fall within the 300 days then a memorandum is not required, as is the process now. All currently employed instructors, or transfer instructors within the same school districts, will remain on their current cost-share reimbursement, unless he/she accepts a new position outside their current school district is considered a new hire and will be cost-shared for 310 days.

The last resort to achieve possible future financial uncertainties would be to place currently employed instructors on a 310 day cost-share reimbursement. However, if we must place all instructors on a 310 day cost-share reimbursement, we will make every effort to inform you as early as possible to allow you the time to work with your school district and adjust your work schedule. Your school district may elect to pay above the minimum cost-share reimbursement (310 days), provided the agreement is at no cost to the Government.

Administrative Requirements
Teaching the JROTC Curriculum
  • Curriculum Manager: The purpose of the Curriculum Manager (CM) is to give instructors easier access to the Army JROTC and third party curriculum resources. The CM is a software application that organizes all of the Army JROTC Curriculum materials into a centralized repository. By integrating the Classroom Performance System (CPS) with the CM application, instructors are able to import Cadets from the JROTC Unit Management System (JUMS) database into the CM. All Core and Elective lessons are hosted in the CM application, allowing instructors to search and filter lessons by LET Level, Unit, and Credit.
  • Curriculum Overview
  • Four Phase Lesson Plan (video link)
School/District Policies and Procedures (Varies state to state)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Lesson Plan submission
  • Grading System
Co-Curricular Activities

In addition to teaching in the classroom there are a number of activities that will require JROTC instructors to work outside of the regular school hours. An instructor‘s work week could easily exceed 50 hours and may include additional weekend activities.

  • Raider Challenge
  • JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC)
  • JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl (JLAB)
  • Cyber Patriot
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Drill and Rifle Competitions
  • Weekend Camps
  • Physical Training
  • Holiday Parades and Ceremonies (Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, etc)
School Activities

Just as any other teacher, JROTC Instructors will be required to perform additional duties as required by the school. Additional duties may include hall monitor, chaperone, event security, test proctor, cafeteria duty, substitute teach other classes, etc.

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