LET III is taught by COL Hancock. In LET III students learn much about United States History and great leaders and their leadership traits. You also participate in mandatory core service learning.  

Cedar Cliff

Junior ROTC Leadership Education Training (LET)

LET Level 3

Course Syllabus


DEPARTMENT: Junior ROTC Department




PREREQUISITE(s): Be enrolled at Cedar Cliff High School (Freshman through Senior).  Meet all criteria to participate in the JROTC program as outlined in Army Regulation (AR) 145-2.




The semester of Army Junior ROTC instruction (LET 3) provides the cadet with the opportunity to learn about leadership and citizenship.  Additionally, the LET 2 course addresses wellness, individual development and a number of other topics that support and enhance instruction received in academic areas including English, History, Self Awareness, Communication and Physical Education.  


TEXT:       Army JROTC Student Core Text, Leadership, Education and Training (LET1).


SUPPLIES:         Provided by the JROTC Dept.: Cadet Reference

                                                                                                Core Text (In Class use)


                                                                                                Training Schedule (s)

                                                                                                JROTC Uniform

Provided by the student:            Paper, pens, and pencils

                                                          Standard 3-Ring Binder

(Used and maintained as the student’s LET 2 Notebook)



            At the end of the LET 3 Course you should be able to:


1.      Demonstrate knowledge of the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship and leadership practices.

  1. Display the ability to live and work cooperatively with others as part of an effective team member: and apply appropriate techniques for managing behavior and resolving conflicts in order to promote good relations with others.
  2. Demonstrate ability to think critically and to communicate effectively in writing and orally (including public speaking).
  3. Demonstrate the ability to make SMART Decisions using the Decision-making process.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to set goals and achieve them.
  5. Explore and apply leadership styles and behaviors necessary to influence, manage, lead and motivate others. 
  6. Demonstrate knowledge of your responsibilities as a leader and basic skills in Platoon drills.
  7. Describe and demonstrate techniques for working as a member of a group to reach and execute a decision.
  8. Identify and apply study skills and test-taking strategies to succeed in academic classes.

NOTE:  Cadets should become familiar with the Introduction of the Cadet Reference to help them measure desired learning outcomes.


  1. Student centered learning
  2. Class discussions
  3. Practical Exercises, group work and hands on training
  4. Completion and turn in of assignments as directed by the instructor



Grades are earned in the following categories:

  1. Tests and Quizzes
  2. Proper wear of JROTC Uniform 
  3. Notebook evaluations – 
  4. Leader Project and Presentation 

Semester grades will be based on a mathematical average of the grades within that semester.  Final grade will be based on a mathematical average of the two semester’s grades.

 Grading System

93 –           100% =            Excellent

86-               92% =            Good

77 -              85% =            Average

70 -              76% =            Poor but Passing

Below 70%          =            Failure


1.      Completion of assignments and projects.

2.      Maintenance of a notebook throughout the semester.

3.      Completion of examinations.

4.      Wear of PT and Army uniforms on designated days.

5.      Participation in JROTC scheduled activities including PT and drill. 

6.      Participation in Cadet Challenge


          During the school year, students may be given special assignments or projects at the discretion of the instructor and with the agreement of the student.  These assignments will be counted toward the students marking period, semester, and/or final grade.  Special assignments will be researched and prepared outside of the classroom and submitted/presented in a timely manner (as directed by the instructor.)  Students may be assessed points off of their assignment/project grade if the student fails to turn the assignment in on time.




            All JROTC Cadets are required to maintain a notebook for LET instruction.  The notebook will not be consolidated with any other course, e.g. math, history, etc.  Students are required to bring the notebook to class each day along with any other required materials and equipment. The LET 1 notebook will contain (as a minimum): the course syllabus, class notes, homework assignments, exercise, and special/group projects.  The notebook will be organized as follows:

1.      The course syllabus and other course guidance materials

2.      Army JROTC Cadet Reference

3.      A separate section for each unit and chapter in the semester.

4.      Within each unit/chapter section cadet notes for lesson including key words and information supporting designated lesson Learning Objectives and homework assignments.



1.      General:  Successful completion of this course requires a student to be self-disciplined, dedicated and self-motivated.  Although the course instructor will act as a mentor and a guide for students throughout the school year, the student themselves are responsible for managing their own time.    

2.      Academic Honesty: Cadets are expected to be honest in their words and deeds.  Cadets will not engage in dishonesty of any kind.  Violation of this policy will, as a minimum, result in an official reprimand and a grade of “F” issued for that specific assignment, project, or examination. Additional measures may be recommended or requested at the instructor’s discretion.

3.      Assignments/Projects: The student has sole responsibility in using effective time management techniques to prepare and turn in assignments and projects in a timely manner.  Late assignments/projects will affect the student’s grade.

4.      Examinations/Quizzes: Quizzes and examinations will normally cover all material covered during designated chapters.  Students must take all scheduled examinations.

5.      Makeup tests and quizzes: Makeup tests and quizzes will be permitted for excused absences.  Re-taking of examinations will normally not be permitted.  However, students may re-test at the discretion of the instructor, when special circumstances exist.  







A.     Orientation to Service Learning

B.     Basic and Command Staff Principles

C.     Celebrating Differences

D.     Performance Indicators

E.      Negotiating

F.      Decision Making and Problem Solving

G.     Platoon Drill

H.     Taking Charge

I.        Taking Charge

J.       Becoming a Better Speaker

K.    Creating Better Speeches

L.      Becoming a Better Writer

M.   Managing Anger

N.    Conflict Resolution

O.    Conflict Mediation

P.      Violence Prevention

Q.    Career Strategy

R.     Career Development Portfolio

S.      Military Career Preparation

T.      College Preparation

U.     Making the Right Choices

V.     Goals and Goal Setting

W.   Time Management

X.     Cadet Etiquette

Y.     NEFE- Financial Planning I,II, III

Z.      Leadership Choices and Decisions

AA.           Ethical Choices and Decisions

BB.            Global Choices and Decisions

CC.           Historical Timeline

DD.           Orientation to Service Learning

EE.       Plan and Train for the Service Learning Project

FF.       Reflection on Service Learning Project


Frank R. Hancock

COL (R), United States Army

JROTC Senior Army Instructor

Cedar Cliff High School

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