The U.S. Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) Program is one of the largest youth leadership focused programs in the history of the United States. It is mandated by Congress, and more than 310,000 youth participate annually.
There are several guidelines as listed here that assist the United States Army Cadet Command in administering the program. Title 10, U.S. Code, the DODI, AR 145-2, and other regulatory guidelines provide the program’s purpose, goals, criteria, and mandates as applicable to Cadets/students, instructors, units, and the inter-relationship of each. They outline the administration, curriculum, training, logistics, operations, and resources associated with the program, and establish a baseline of goals and objectives that support the mission, "To Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens".