CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Marine Corps JROTC IV (MC7919/36 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.

Mastering General Military Subjects

  1. Instruct others about the U.S. military chain of command (i.e., organizational structure).
  2. Describe the elements of a Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF).
  3. Describe the historical relevance of military action in a foreign land.
  4. Conduct inspection.
  5. Teach the hand salute.
  6. Teach flag etiquette.
  7. Enforce proper greeting to senior officers and peers.
  8. Conduct military drill.
  9. Demonstrate marksmanship safety procedures.
  10. Identify marksmanship shooting positions.
  11. Demonstrate safe range operations.
  12. Perform land navigation/orienteering.

Mastering Leadership Skills

  1. Distinguish a leader from a manager.
  2. Demonstrate awareness of equal opportunity, sexual harassment, and fraternization policies in the USMC.
  3. Participate in a research project.
  4. Evaluate leadership.
  5. Assess personal leadership style.
  6. Demonstrate personal leadership qualities and skills.
  7. Practice different leadership styles in given situations.
  8. Encourage morale and esprit de corps.
  9. Encourage others to reach a goal.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Lead a team through the process of completing a project or solving a problem with specific goals.
  12. Prioritize team actions to create a workable solution to a problem.
  13. Solve problems, using limited resources.
  14. Apply one or more problem-solving processes to given situation(s).
  15. Convey promotion expectations and requirements for the military and civilian workforce.
  16. Draft a professional résumé.
  17. Participate in a local leadership opportunity.

Mastering Citizenship

  1. Demonstrate patriotism.
  2. Describe great Americans and the contributions they made to the development of the United States.
  3. Describe the branches of the U.S. government and their roles.
  4. Conduct a mock trial related to nonjudicial punishment.

Mastering Personal Growth and Responsibility

  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 an exercise and diet plan.
  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. Maintain high ethical standards within military and civilian life.
  9. Comply with procedures in the cadet or student handbook.
  10. Conduct a meeting.
  11. Instruct a group on an agreed-upon topic.

Mastering Knowledge of Public Service and Career Exploration

  1. Consider the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) as an aptitude 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. Identify the requirements and importance of registering with the Selective Service System.
  6. Assess all requirements to serve in the military.
  7. Apply skills required to succeed in the U.S. military.