Article I – Name
JROTC is an elective at Cookeville High School to complement students required secondary education curriculum and focus on the development of making better citizens. Additionally, JROTC sponsors its own club designated JROTC Club.
Article II – Purpose and Goals
JROTC’s mission is “To Motivate Young People TO Be Better Citizens”. As such, our charter’s priority is to make students better citizens and productive members of the community allowing them the opportunity to continue their growth and achieve their goals in life through leadership, education, discipline, motivation, and last but not least, hard work on their part.
The goals of JROTC are:
1) Educate students to succeed in high school and life beyond high school.
2) Build teamwork – stress seven values through a simple acronym for leadership: (LDRSHIP) – Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal courage.
3) Challenge students to make goals in life, to make a plan to attain those goals, and to provide direction as required so students achieve their goals.
4) Provide students with leadership responsibilities and opportunities as members of the class.
5) Conduct hands-on interactive learning and most importantly, have fun doing so
Article III – Sponsorship
There shall be one or more sponsors from Cookeville High School, current JROTC Instructors, who shall oversee the actions of the club. These sponsors will take the leadership role as the club’s facilitators to ensure that the JROTC Club achieves its purpose and goals. Hands-on leadership will come from the designated student-driven chain of command responsible for the clubs day-to-day activities. Sponsors will provide minimum input as required and attend club functions as necessary.
Article IV – Membership
JROTC Club membership is strictly on a volunteer basis. By no means are the students/cadets who are enrolled in JROTC required to attend JROTC Club activities. Cadets who are in the JROTC elective chain of command are required to attend JROTC Club meeting and activities.
Membership at large:
1) Cadets must be committed to the following values referred to by the simple acronym for Leadership (LDRSHIP):
acronym for Leadership:
2) Cadets who are enrolled in either Fall or Spring semester JROTC electives are eligible to attend the JROTC Club activities. Membership shall be terminated for the following reasons:
a) Withdraws from Cookeville High School.
b) Upon graduation.
c) His/he attendance becomes unsatisfactory.
d) Loses JROTC class elective privileges.
e) Loses his/her other acceptable class standing.
Article V – Meetings
The following items identify the time/location for JROTC Club and its chain of command/officers:
1) Meetings shall be held a minimum once per month at the discretion of the Cookeville High School club schedule. Regularly school scheduled meetings will occur as published for club activities and the JROTC Club will meet in the JROTC classroom, Room 93.
2) The JROTC chain of command/officers to include sponsors will meet prior to school once a week.
3) The JROTC Club chain of command/Officers/Sponsors will designate other meeting times and locations. Meetings for the
4) All meetings may be cancelled during holiday or vacation periods at the discretion of the chain of command / sponsors.
Article VI – Officers
The JROTC Club Officers will be designated by the sponsors within the first three weeks of the semester.
1) The officers for the JROTC Club will be the same chain of command for the JROTC elective.
2) The chain of command will consist of the cadet Battalion Commander (president), Battalion Executive Officer (vice-president), S-1 Personnel Officer (secretary), S-3 Operations Officer (treasurer), S-4 Logistics Officer (transportation and supplies), S-5 Public Affairs Officer (public relations), and the Command Sergeant Major (sergeant-at-arms).
3) The club chain of command will last for the duration of each semester and cadets may continue for the next semester at the discretion of the sponsors.
Article VII – Activities and Projects
Within the limits of Article II, the JROTC Club shall be responsible for planning, organizing, financing, and executing its own activities and outside projects. The JROTC Club will seek and provide its own manpower, financial resources, and time as required to accomplish the mission. The JROTC Club will conduct one major fund-raising activity each semester; proceeds will fund outside club activities and also a membership JROTC school field trip.
Article VIII – Committees
The cadet chain of command and/or sponsors will designate and appoint “Tiger Teams” or special committees as required to accomplish the mission and charter of the JROTC Club. These “Tiger Teams” or special committees will inactivate upon completion of their duties, upon discharge by the chain of command and/or sponsors, or upon the end of their activation period.
Article IX – Acceptance of Constitution
Each JROTC cadet who takes JROTC as an elective is eligible to enter the JROTC Club. By remaining in the JROTC elective, each cadet/member shall accept its Constitution and, therefore, the principles and goals of the club. No cadet/member shall be absolved from the observance of the constitution on the plea he/she has not received a copy of the JROTC Club Constitution
Article X – Duration
The JROTC Club shall continue to exist as long as it functions in accordance with its constitution or until terminated by the chain of command or sponsors.
Article XI – Amendments
This constitution may only be amended with the unanimous consent of its current chain of command.
Article XII – JROTC Club Creed
Cadets in both the JROTC elective and the JROTC Club will recite the following JROTC Cadet Creed and make it part of their daily life:
THE JUNIOR ROTC CADET CREED
I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet. I will always conduct
myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the
Corps of Cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United
States of America.
I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable
for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold
the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by