Jrotc Builds Character And Leadership Essay

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Cadet Jonathan Kramer
LET 2
Seoul American HS
Seoul, Korea

“JROTC Builds Character and Leadership”

      To begin JROTC’s main goal is to prepare future cadets to be a good leader and to be responsible.   JROTC builds team work and cooperation. It depends if you put an effort in to JROTC because if you just come in without motivation you wouldn’t get much out of it and it would be a big waste.   Leadership is built throughout the 4 years, as you increase in rank you will gain responsibilities, become an officer, a chief, and so on. You start by just being a squad member, but if you really show motivation, you will gain experience and leadership and even a higher rank. Character is a bit harder, its not learned, but gained through the years. Slowly you will be more confident, skilled, and feel the responsibilities you have.   Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive, coherent and run like a fine tuned engine.   The military of the U.S.A. need more people who are good leaders so the military can act as one big unit and be very efficient at what they do.   Leadership is said to be everything and nothing. It is everything because it can be found at all levels in organizations, not just at the top.   All individual behavior has leadership implications, some more than others. Because leadership is based on action, it emerges as a function of participation and interaction within the organization. Given this description, how can leadership be nothing? Leadership is nothing in the sense that it seems impossible to define completely.   JROTC’s goal to build leadership is to keep the military full of these people because nobody stays forever.   So when these leaders step down or are KIA then new leaders must fill in the spots.   My experience so far in JROTC has not yet made a big impact yet but I am only LET II and still have more to learn

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