JROTC empowers individuals to become leaders through classroom and team activities which develop leadership qualities and skills. Through a collaborative endeavor, we participate in organized training and preparedness enabling us to develop qualities like discipline, confidence, and the ability to work together effectively. As we learn followership and leadership, we are assigned responsibilities commensurate with our experience and abilities. Each of us can enhance our personal and professional leadership skills as well as networking opportunities by attending the Alabama Career and Technical Education sponsored events such as ACE, JLDC, and the Alabama JROTC State Leadership Conference.
ACE – Academy for Chapter Excellence (September 2023) – is a one-day program designed for cadet unit leaders to improve leadership skills to effectively lead their local unit more effectively.
Alabama’s JLDC – Joint Leadership Develop Conference (October 2023) – with 5,000 students, educators, industry leaders, administrators and counselors attending, is the largest non-athletic joint gathering of students in the Southeastern United States for an educational purpose. Let us be part of increasing the participants to more than 6,000 this year.
The Alabama JROTC State Leadership Conference (March 2024) is the perfect opportunity to put your skills to the test, learn from experienced leaders, and develop your skills. In 2023 we had record attendance and need to break that record again in 2024.
Each of these activities serve a specific purpose; nevertheless, they all prioritize the development of leadership, team building, and accountability skills. I wish each of you a challenging and fulfilling school year and encourage you to take participate in these leadership training opportunities.
Athens High School JROTC
Alabama JROTC State President