CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Army JROTC IV (AR7919/36 weeks)

NOTE: Some of the content in this course is informed by the following sources:

  • Army JROTC Leadership Education and Training, Pearson Custom Publishing, 2005
  • Drill and Ceremonies (TC 3-21.5), Headquarters, Department of the Army, 2012
  • Leadership Education and Training Core Materials, Student Handouts
  • Leadership Education and Training JROTC Curriculum Outline, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, 2010
  • Leadership Education and Training JROTC Program of Instruction, U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft. Monroe, Virginia, 2010

Instructors are asked to continue relying heavily on their branch-specific curriculum guides to complement this core set of competencies.

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Applying Leadership Skills and Strategies

  1. Provide rationale for member selections for a leadership team.
  2. Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and skills.
  3. Achieve personal and leadership goals.
  4. Demonstrate different leadership styles in given situations.
  5. Assess personal leadership style.
  6. Distinguish a leader from a manager.
  7. Employ motivational strategies to inspire others to achieve goals.
  8. Demonstrate professionalism.
  9. Update a personal vision statement.
  10. Update personal and leadership goals.
  11. Lead a team through the process of completing a project with specific goals.
  12. Solve problems, with limited resources.
  13. Participate in a local leadership opportunity.

Applying Communication Techniques

  1. Conduct a meeting.
  2. Prepare a presentation for a group.
  3. Give a presentation to a group.

Demonstrating Military Traditions, Customs, and Courtesies

  1. Conduct inspection.
  2. Command U.S. Army regulation company drill.

Developing Citizenship

  1. Describe the roles of the Department of Defense, Active Army, and reserve components of the U.S. Army.
  2. Demonstrate patriotism.
  3. Coordinate community-service and service-learning opportunities.
  4. Explain the importance of financial planning.

Examining the History and Technology of Warfare

  1. Analyze the evolution of a single technology in the military.
  2. Describe a new technology that currently benefits soldiers on the battlefield.
  3. Describe the historical relevance of military action in a foreign land.
  4. Research the regional and political history of a foreign land where the U.S. maintains a military presence.
  5. Demonstrate the benefits of using mathematical skills as a soldier.
  6. Demonstrate the benefits of using geographical skills as a soldier.

Maintaining Personal Wellness and Fitness

  1. Identify strengths and weaknesses of personal fitness.
  2. Take the Cadet Challenge.
  3. Analyze the effects of a personal physical fitness and training program over time.
  4. Track the progress of a personal training program.

Exploring Careers

  1. Identify postsecondary opportunities.
  2. Explain the use of the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) or another vocational aptitude assessment.
  3. Match personal interests to potential careers.
  4. Research postsecondary education opportunities.
  5. Identify qualifications needed to serve in the U.S. Army.
  6. Research the immediate and long-term benefits of a specific career.
  7. Participate in service learning orientation.

Enforcing Discipline

  1. Maintain high ethical standards.
  2. Comply with procedures in the cadet or student handbook.
  3. Assess the effectiveness of military discipline through case study.