LET I is taught by 1SG (Ret) Sullivan.  In LET I the students will learn the basics of JROTC and become acquainted with the variety of programs that JROTC provides.

Cedar Cliff

Junior ROTC Leadership Education Training (LET)

LET Level 1

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 1) provides the cadet with the opportunity to learn about leadership and citizenship.  Additionally, the LET 1 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 LET1 Notebook)



            At the end of the LET 1 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. Explain the importance of physical fitness and life-style choices in maintaining good health.  Develop a physical training program and successfully complete the Cadet Challenge.
  4. Recognize the role of an individual and leader in accepting cultural and ethnic diversity, and preventing discrimination.
  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 squad drills.
  7. Explore different people’s learning styles.
  8. Describe and demonstrate techniques for working as a member of a group to reach and execute a decision.
  9. Identify and apply study skills and test-taking strategies to succeed in academic classes.

NOTE:  Cadets should become familiar with the Introduction outlined on page iii 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 – collected twice during the semester
  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, including the Final examination.  The final examination will cover all material covered during the course.

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.     Army JROTC- The making of a better citizen

B.     The Past and Purpose of Army JROTC

C.     Moving up in Army JROTC-Rank and Structure

D.     The Signs of Success

E.      Your Personal Appearance and Uniform

F.      The Starts and Stripes

G.     Proudly we sing-Our National Anthem

H.     American Military Traditions, customs and Courtesies

I.        Leadership Defined

J.       Leadership Reshuffled

K.    Leadership from the Inside Out

L.      Principles and Leadership

M.   Sexual Harassment/Assault

N.    Steps from the Past

O.    Roles of leaders and Followers in Drill

P.      Using your Leadership Skills/Taking Charge

Q.    Self Awareness

R.     Appreciating Diversity through Winning Colors

S.      Personal Growth Plan

T.      Becoming a Better Listener

U.     Courses of Conflict Resolution

V.     NEFE Unit 1- Personal Finances

W.   Orientation to Service Learning

X.     Plan and Train for the Service Learning Project

Y.     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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