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General Information:  JROTC LET I-IV

Instructors: LTC Retired Darryl Tumbleson     
Email Address: 
Class Room Phone:  (843) 857-3829

1SG Retired James Nelson
EmailAddress: james.nelson@darlington.k12.sc.us
Class Room Phone:  (843) 857-3816

Location: Hartsville High School. Building 2 rooms 207-208                 

Textbooks: Cadet Core Textbooks (Units 1-7) and Cadet Reference        

Equipment and Supplies: Course Description: The entire JROTC Curriculum is automated and available to every cadet and instructor at the following website known as the JROTC Portal (https://usarmyjrotc.com/). Core and Unit level classroom books are available both in class and online on the JROTC Portal homepage. Instructors use a variety of computer based equipment to include video and audio materials to supplement and conduct classroom instruction. Each classroom is equipped with a Classroom Performance System and other interactive activities and programs are provided throughout the Program of Instruction to assist instructors in presenting both the core and advanced curriculum. The Instructor's lesson plan also provides links to additional interactive programs and supplemental resources for optional use in the course. Supplies include all military equipment, uniforms and accouterments issued to cadets. Cadets and their guardians are responsible for cleaning, maintaining and accountability of military equipment issued to cadets such as Uniforms.

Program Objectives and Mission:
The JROTC program prepares Hartsville High School cadets for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens. The program will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program with a mission “To motivate young people to be better citizens.”

Desired Learning Outcomes:

·         Maximize potential for success through learning and self-management

·         Develop leadership skills

·         Incorporate principles of mental and physical wellness into behaviors and decisions

·         Build effective relationships with peers, co-workers, and the community

·         Apply physical and political geography to building global awareness

·         Correlate the rights and responsibilities of citizenship to the purposes of the U.S. government

·         Relate events in U.S. history to choices and responsibilities Americans have today

·         Characterize the role of the military and other national service organizations in building a democracy and maintaining peace in a democratic society

Program of Instruction:

Unit 1: Foundations of Army JROTC and Getting Involved

Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application

Unit 3: Foundations for Success

Unit 4: Wellness, Fitness and First-Aid

 Unit 5: Geography and Earth Science

Unit 6:  Citizenship and American History

Additional Subjects: Units 1 through 6 total 140 of the annual 180 hours. The remaining 40 hours include administration/testing/inspections (in/out processing, uniform issue/turn in, parade/briefing/demonstration rehearsals, inspections, award presentations, and promotion ceremonies).

Grading System: The grading system within the JROTC Department conforms to the school letter grading system. Important factors included in grades include the cadet’s manner of performance during inspections, drill practices, parades and ceremonies. The cadet’s overall demonstrated courtesy, discipline and classroom decorum, not only in JROTC classes, but also throughout the school. Additionally, the military instructors will take into consideration wearing of the uniform on prescribed days and the manner in which it is worn.  That is, evaluations are made of haircuts, shaves, shoes shined, brass polished, cleanliness and pressing of uniforms, and proper placement of brass, name tags, and wearing the authorized cadet awards and decorations.                                         

Determining Student Grades: Include but not limited to the following; Test, Writing assignments, Quiz, In- class assignments, Physical Training participation, Drill and Ceremony Participation and evaluation, Uniform Inspection, Conduct and class participation. Uniform grades can only be made up within three days of the missed date of regularly scheduled uniform inspection.  Student grades and attendance may be viewed at any time through the Parent Portal.  JROTC weekly schedule consist of Leadership Lab (Drill and Ceremony) on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday consist of classroom instruction, Wednesday is Leadership Lab/ Uniform inspection. Friday consist of Physical Training. Based on this schedule the student should bring adequate clothing and proper footwear to accommodate weather conditions and outside activities.  Proper wear of the uniform and physical training are mandatory in order to pass the course. Uniforms must be worn properly all day during Uniform Inspection Day. If a student violates the proper wear of the uniform anytime during the day, not just in JROTC class, it will negatively impact the students overall uniform grade for that particular day. School issued ID badges must be worn every day that a student is on campus, including Uniform day


Community Activities and Extracurricular Activities: Cadets are encouraged to participate in parades, community and school events as members of the Corps of Cadets as requested by the city, school and outside units and agencies. Extracurricular teams include rifle team, drill team, color guard, and honor guard. Opportunities to participate in a variety extracurricular activity are available throughout the school year.

Make-Up Policy: Cadets are responsible for work missed when absent and must contact the instructor to make arrangements for completing the missed work within three days of the date of absence or upon their return to school. All JROTC instructors are available for make-up work after school, during prep periods, and at other times if necessary.  Cadets have three days to make up a missed uniform grade of which the score decreases 10 points a day, a missed uniform date will never exceed 90%.

Classroom Discipline: The mission of JROTC is to motivate young people to be better citizens. We believe the cornerstone to this effort is discipline. In JROTC our cadets are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner which will reflect great credit upon themselves, their families, Hartsville High School and the community. The JROTC Program values include: character, student achievement, fitness, leadership, teamwork, personal and social responsibility, selfless service to the community and others, and American heritage and history.

Undisciplined cadets who are unwilling to properly conduct themselves will be encouraged to correct their deficiencies. The negative consequences of misbehavior in the classroom are in accordance with both school policy and the regulatory directions governing the conduct of the Army JROTC program.

Good behavior and performance in the program can result in the following positive actions:

• Awards, decorations and public recognition
• Field trip participation and administrative duties requiring trust
• Written or verbal commendations and positive calls to parents
• Promotion or assignment to increasingly higher duty positions
• Recommendation for advanced promotion upon entry to the Armed Forces , advanced  placement credit in the Senior ROTC College Program and/or recommendation for Military Academy or JROTC College Scholarship.

JROTC does not recruit for any of the Military Services.