Leadership. Communication. Wellness. Citizenship. Character Development.

Alabama Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered to high school students to teach them leadership, communication, wellness, citizenship, and character development. We foster a constructive learning environment that equips students with the skills needed for a lifetime of leadership.

JROTC is a cooperative effort between the U.S. Department of Defense and participating Alabama high schools to produce successful students and citizens. The curriculum consists of education in citizenship, leadership, social and communication skills, physical fitness and wellness, geography, and civics.

JROTC equips cadets to:

  • Act with integrity and personal accountability as they lead others to succeed in a diverse and global workforce.
  • Engage civic and social concerns in the community, government, and society.
  • Graduate prepared to excel in post-secondary options and career pathways.
  • Make decisions that promote positive social, emotional, and physical health.
  • Value the role of the military and other service organizations.


The government and public administration career cluster prepares cadets for careers in which they plan, manage, and provide government legislative and administrative and regulatory services and related general purpose government services at the federal, state, and local levels.


Cadets participate in one of the following programs and pathways to support their education.


Many of our cadets pursue higher education after graduation from our programs!





Cadets from our programs advance to the following career areas, either through entering the workforce, pursuing higher education, or serving in the military.

  • Agricultural Inspector

  • Air Crew

  • Aviation Inspector

  • Aircraft Launch and Recovery

  • Armored Assault Vehicle Crew & Officer

  • Artillery and Missile Crew Member & Officer

  • Bioinformatics Technician

  • Coroner

  • Command and Control Center Officer & Specialist

  • Compliance Officer

  • Construction and Building Inspector

  • Court, Municipal, and License Clerk

  • Emergency Management

  • Engineer

  • Environmental Compliance Inspector

  • Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officer

  • Financial Examiner

  • First-Line Supervisor

  • Freight and Cargo Inspector

  • Government Property Inspectors and Investigator

  • Infantry

  • Legislator

  • Licensing Examiners and Inspector

  • Military Enlisted Tactical Operations and Air/Weapons Specialists and Crew Members

  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist

  • Radar and Sonar Technician

  • Software Technician

  • Special Forces

  • Statistical Assistant

  • Transportation Inspector

  • Transportation Vehicle, Equipment and Systems Inspector

  • Transportation Security Screener

  • Urban and Regional Planner

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