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2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Marine Corps JROTC III (MC7918/36 weeks)

NOTE: 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 Knowledge of General Military Subjects

  1. Diagram the U.S. military chain of command (i.e., organizational structure).
  2. Determine senior status, based on military grade and rank/rate.
  3. Connect contemporary military strategy, actions, and leaders to historical precedents.
  4. Research the tactical history of a current U.S. military engagement.
  5. Describe the influence of technology on the military.
  6. Analyze the relationship between war and technological advancements.
  7. Demonstrate courtesy.
  8. Conduct inspection.
  9. Teach the hand salute.
  10. Teach flag etiquette.
  11. Enforce proper greeting to senior officers and peers.
  12. Conduct military drill.
  13. Demonstrate marksmanship safety procedures.
  14. Identify marksmanship shooting positions.
  15. Demonstrate safe range operations.
  16. Perform land navigation.

Applying Leadership Skills

  1. Distinguish a leader from a manager.
  2. Compare the effectiveness of various leadership styles.
  3. Describe techniques for encouraging others.
  4. Identify problem-solving and conflict-resolution processes.
  5. Identify examples of civil rights issues that may arise in civilian and military life.
  6. Assess personal leadership qualities.
  7. Assess personal short-, mid-, and long-term leadership goals.
  8. Update leadership goals.
  9. Lead a peer/classmate.
  10. Lead a team through the process of planning an event or solving a problem.
  11. Set priorities for given situations.
  12. Identify available resources that might enable or restrict a solution.
  13. Apply problem-solving or conflict-resolution processes.
  14. Identify a local leadership opportunity.
  15. Convey promotion expectations and requirements for the military and civilian workforce.

Applying Citizenship Skills

  1. Demonstrate patriotism.
  2. Identify U.S. symbols and their significance.
  3. Differentiate the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. president and the U.S. Congress in relation to the declaration of war.
  4. Explore community-service opportunities.

Applying Personal Growth and Responsibilities

  1. Maintain personal hygiene.
  2. Assist in the administration of a physical fitness test.
  3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of one's personal fitness.
  4. Maintain short-, medium-, and long-term goals for exercise and diet.
  5. Track the progress of a personal physical fitness training program.
  6. Describe factors related to mental health and well-being.
  7. Demonstrate first-aid procedures.
  8. Describe military disciplinary systems.
  9. Research U.S. courts-martial.
  10. Explain the concept and importance of maintaining high ethical standards within a military unit.
  11. Describe the benefits of self-discipline.
  12. Develop self-discipline.
  13. Comply with procedures in the cadet or student handbook.
  14. Prepare to conduct a meeting or event.
  15. Demonstrate verbal and written presentation skills.

Applying Knowledge of Public Service and Career Exploration

  1. Consider the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) as an assessment tool.
  2. Match personal interests to potential careers.
  3. Research the immediate and long-term benefits of a potential career.
  4. Research postsecondary education opportunities.
  5. Assess personal qualifications needed to serve in the military.
  6. Demonstrate skills required to succeed in the U.S. military.