of JROTC (LET 4)
COLONEL (Retired)
R. Alexander
LET 4 Syllabus
George Rogers Clark HS JROTC
LET 4 (Citizenship, Leadership, & Success)
Course: LET 4.0 – Leadership Theory & Application, Citizenship in
American History and Government, Citizenship in Action, and
Foundations for Success (LET 4.1 & LET 4.2)
Academic Term: Fall/Spring 2011-2012 (Block/Periods 4 & 5)
Colonel (Retired) David R. Alexander
Grade Levels: 12
Prerequisites: LET 3 with a minimum of a “C” or better in good
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LET 4 Course Overview
Course Overview: The JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) program is hereafter
referred to as simply the JROTC program. It is designed to teach high school students the
value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a
sense of accomplishment while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and selfdiscipline. The program’s focus is reflected in its mission statement, “To Motivate Young
People to be Better Citizens.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership
roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American
citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it
provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community,
and nation. Cadet success is the main goal of all JROTC learning experiences. The JROTC
curriculum is based on the principles of performance-based, learner-centered education.
As a result, cadets:
• Learn skills they can use.
• Know the performance expectations up front.
• Engage as active partners in the learning process.
• Document accomplishments and competence.
• Learn how to learn.
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LET 4 Core Abilities
JROTC Core Abilities:
The JROTC Core abilities describe the broad, life-long skills that every cadet needs
for success in all career and life roles. They are drawn from the over-all goals and
values that drive the JROTC program. Core abilities are not learned in one lesson
or LET, but rather they are linked to lesson competencies in order to integrate or
thread them throughout the JROTC curriculum:
1. Build your capacity for life-long learning.
2. Communicate using verbal, non-verbal, visual, & written
3. Take responsibility for your actions and choices.
4. Do your share as a good citizen in your school, community,
country, and the world.
5. Treat self and others with respect.
6. Apply critical thinking techniques.
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LET 4 Course Description
Course Description: This Leadership Education and Training (LET) course is the capstone
course of JROTC. In this course cadets are placed in command and staff positions within
the Cadet Regiment organizational structure and are responsible for planning,
coordinating, and executing all Regiment events. Focus is on creating positive leadership
situations, decision-making, problem solving, planning, team development, project
management, and mentoring. This course includes classroom instruction and leadership
opportunities expanding on the skills taught in LET 1 - 3. During the fall semester,
instruction includes examination of leadership theory and application, and citizenship in
American history and government. During the spring semester, Cadets will explore and
learn the role of military service in society, past and present, and prepare and conduct
formal blocks of instruction on the Department of Defense, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and
branches of military as they examine the relationship of service to society. Cadets will
also receive additional instruction on teaching skills. This course also includes instruction
on etiquette, daily planning, financial planning, and careers. Physical fitness is
emphasized through healthy individual and group competition. The performance
standards in this course are based on the performance standards identified in the
curriculum for the US Army JROTC. Successful completion of at least three units of credit
in the Army JROTC program will qualify the student for advanced placement in a college
ROTC program or accelerated promotion in the military service. Cadets must wear the
uniform once weekly for a grade.
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LET 4 Textbooks & Supplemental Reading
JROTC LET 4 Student Core Text.
JROTC LET 4 Core Materials Student Handouts.
JROTC Cadet Reference Manuel 4th Edition.
Citizenship in American History and Government (Unit 6), 2nd Custom Edition.
Supplementary Reading:
Army Field Manual (FM) 6-0 Command & Control of Army Forces.
Army Field Manual (FM) 6-22 Army Leadership.
Army Field Manual (FM) 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremonies.
NEFE High School Financial Planning Workbook.
GRC HS JROTC Regimental SOP.
You the People.
Unlocking Your Potential Workbook.
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LET 4 Grading & Points Criteria
Grading: Students will receive letter grades according to the GRC
grading scale within the following percentages (see attached points
breakdown) NOTE: Points breakdown is subject to change:
a. Uniform and Inspections (50%).
b. Exams (Mid-Term & Final) , quizzes, & practical exercises
or presentations (25%).
c. Class and event participation (25%).
d. Extra Credit may be made available to students who
request it.
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LET 4 Grading & Points Criteria
Uniform & General Cadet Knowledge
Bonus Points
Parking Detail - Home Football Games
Military Appreciation Football Game
Regimental Club Competitive Event
Pioneer Fest Clean-Up
Concert Support Clean-Up
Unit (Mid-Term) EXAM
QUIZ #1 - BN/CO Organization
QUIZ #2 - Leadership Theory
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LET 4 Expectations & Responsibility
Expectations: See GRC JROTC SAI Expectations Handout. Students
accepted into the LET 4 curriculum must demonstrate high
standards of appearance, deportment, and leadership. Students
entering their 4th year of JROTC are expected to serve as role
models and mentors for underclass cadets (LET 1/2/3). Cadets who
abuse their positions of responsibility will be subject to demotion,
reassignment of duties, and potential dismissal from the program.
Cadet Responsibility: It is your responsibility to turn in all
assignments on time. You will be penalized 5% of a grade for every
class period an assignment is late. It is also your responsibility to
make-up missed assigned readings and uniform inspections.
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LET 4 Uniform Wear
Uniforms: All LET 4 cadets will be issued a Class A uniform with
black jackets for regular wear. Cadets will be expected to wear
their uniform with precision and a sharpness that distinguishes
them and sets the example for the Regiment. Select Cadets may
also be issued the Army Combat Uniform (ACU) with boots.
Uniform Day: Each Friday JROTC cadets will wear the prescribed
uniform to school. The uniform will be worn correctly and with
pride all day long, without exception. Uniform inspections and
general Cadet knowledge make up 50% of your grade! Failure to
wear the uniform or wearing it incorrectly will result in a failing
grade. See SOP.
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LET 4 Physical Training (PT) & Activities
Physical Training (PT) Day: Each Monday JROTC cadets will participate
in physical fitness related training to include intramural-type sports. Cadets
should wear clothes & shoes suitable for these type activities. Each cadet
must have a physical fitness authorization form on file before they will be
allowed to participate in PT. PT is a required part of the curriculum;
therefore, students who do not participate in PT will receive NO
participation points for the grading period. All Cadets will take the Cadet
Challenge and the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) & the ultimate goal is
to pass and strive to improve in all aspects of physical fitness & wellness.
Extracurricular Activities: The GRC JROTC sponsors the cadet
Regimental Club (which includes all competitive teams). Participation in
the Regimental Club is voluntary. The club meets after school each TueWed-Thur for 2 hours, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Cadets who participate in the
Regimental Club earn points towards the Order of the Long Knife; the
Regiment’s most prestigious award. Requirements for achieving induction
into the order are specified in the Regimental SOP. Annual induction
occurs during the Military Ball.
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LET 4 Continuity Books
Regimental Command/Staff Continuity Book. All
LET 4 students will maintain and update their
respective Continuity Book for their assigned
Cadet Battalion duty position for use by next year’s
LET 4 Class. An outline and table of contents for
the Continuity Book will be provided. This is a
graded product (in the Spring Semester).
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LET 4 Course Outline
Unit 2 - Leadership Theory and Application
Chapter 6 - Leadership Principles (+ FM 6-22; Leadership)
Lesson 1: Power Bases and Influence
Lesson 2: Styles of Leadership
Lesson 3: Management Skills
Lesson 4: Communication
Lesson 5: Motivation
Unit 6 – Citizenship in American History & Government (+ Current Events)
Chapter 6 – The Bill of Rights
Lesson 6: Protection of Rights within the Judicial System
Lesson 7: Military Justice System (+ UCMJ)
Chapter 7 – Citizen Roles in American Democracy
Lesson 1: Roles of Citizens
Lesson 2: New Citizenship and Constitutional Issues
Lesson 3: Constitutionalism and Other Countries
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LET 4 Course Outline
Unit 6 – Citizenship in American History & Government (+ Current Events)
Chapter 8 – Critical Thinking in Citizenship
Lesson 1: Leadership Choices, Decisions, & Consequences
Lesson 2: Ethical Choices, Decisions, & Consequences
Lesson 3: Global Citizenship, Choices, Decisions, &
Lesson 4: Historical Timeline: Choices, Decisions, &
Community Service Organization Presentation/Briefing
Unit 1 - Citizenship in Action
Chapter 1 – Foundations of Army JROTC & Getting Involved
Lesson 9: Basic Command and Staff Principles
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Fall Semester Major Events
FRI, 19 Aug @ 19:30
(parking detail @ 17:00) Appreciation
Football Game (H)
GRC vs. Corbin HS
Service Flags, Parking
Detail & Color Guard
FRI, 2 Sept @ 19:30
Football Game (H)
(parking detail @ 17:00)
GRC vs.
Montgomery Co
Parking Detail &
Color Guard
SAT/SUN, 3 & 4 Sept
Pioneer Fest
College Park
Clean-Up Detail ($)
SAT, 10 Sept @ TBD
Raider & Drill Team
Regimental Club
FRI, 16 Sept @ 19:30
Football Game (H)
(parking detail @ 17:00)
GRC vs. Henry Clay Parking Detail &
Color Guard
THUR-SUN, 22-25 Sept
JMM Country Fest
Lykins Park
Clean-Up Detail ($)
SAT, 24 Sept
Grant County HS
Raider Team, Color
Guard, & Squad Drill
GRC vs. Harlan Co
Saber Arch, Parking
Detail & Color Guard
FRI, 30 Sept @ 19:30
Football Game (H)
(parking detail @ 17:00) HOMECOMING
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LET 4 Syllabus (2011-2012)
of JROTC (LET 4)
COLONEL (Retired)
R. Alexander
LET 4 Syllabus
George Rogers Clark HS JROTC