a.  AUTHORIZATION OF JUNIOR ROTC.  The enactment of Public Law 88-647 and codification in Title 10, U.S.C., Sec. 2031, authorized the military service secretaries to commission Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) units at secondary schools that meet established criteria. Accordingly, the Secretary of the Navy has authorized the CMC to establish Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (MCJROTC) units throughout the United States.

b.  PURPOSE OF MCJROTC.  The purpose of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program, commonly referred to as “Junior ROTC,” is to instill a value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. It does not seek any particular commitment to the military. The current legal basis for Junior ROTC is Section 2031 of Title 10, United States Code. That section is implemented by the Department of Defense. The governing directive, 1205.13 “ROTC Program for Secondary Educational Institutions,” is dated June 16, 1982.

The Department of Defense funds and sponsors JROTC through the Secretaries of the Military Departments. MCJROTC is funded and sponsored through the Office of the Secretary of the Navy. Legally, the JROTC program offered in a high school must be no less than three years. Each year of the program contains 180 hours of leadership instruction and application. The program may extend over four years. Your program meets these requirements. Similar programs are conducted nationwide by the other three military services.

c.  MISSION OF MARINE CORPS JUNIOR ROTC.  Our mission is to develop courageous, character driven young adults who possess the attributes of personal responsibility and accountability in order to become model citizens in service to the United States.

d.  VISION.  In close partnership with school administrators ensure that the Marine Corps JROTC Program remains a renowned educational and co-curricular resource in our high schools and the premier youth character and leadership development program in the Department of Defense.


(1)  Integrity, loyalty and the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct.

(2)  Equal opportunity for all.

(3)  Promoting the dignity of the cadets and their families.

(4)  Open and effective communication at all levels of command.

(5)  Consistently maintaining excellence in leadership and management.

(6)  Continually improving the quality of the program.

(7)  Encouraging and embracing innovative change.

(8)  Accomplishing our mission through teamwork.

(9)  Ensuring the success of every MCJROTC unit and our 37,000 Cadets.