The Leadership Team at Naples High School is lead by C/CPT Lizbeth Ruiz. It is an academic team overall with JROTC information, such as Winning Colors, LDRSHIP acronym, and much more. Over the course of our season we will study flashcards and books that will help our team broaden their knowledge of these ideas to give us the best fighting chance of winning this competition.
The entire competition is broken up into three parts. The first two rounds are commenced as online quizzes that we will take as a team in the JROTC room on a scheduled day. If our results place well enough against the other teams, which range from schools all over the country, then we will advance to the next rounds. As we compete, we will always keep in mind our goal of reaching the third and final round. This round takes place with the top 40 teams from around the nation in our country’s capital, Washington D.C.
Unit 1: Introduction to JROTC: A Character and Leadership Development Program
Introduces cadets to American symbols, customs, and overview of Army JROTC.
Introduces the Department of Defense.
Provides an overview of each branch of the military.
Unit 2: Leadership Theory and Application
Introduces cadets to basic leadership concepts.
Provides opportunities for leadership through the application of those concepts in command or staff positions.
Introduces race relations and equal opportunity.
Introduces cadets to mentoring and prepares them to participate in a mentoring relationship.
Provides Leadership Laboratory instruction
Unit 3: Foundations for Success
Introduces cadets to essential skills to maximize learning potential and future success.
Cadets apply learning theory and techniques to improve study, communication, teaching, and planning skills.
Cadets assess skill set and work to develop their maximum potential.
Social responsibility, conflict resolution, and service learning opportunities provide further cadet development.
Unit 6: Citizenship and American History
Introduces the values and principles that underlie good citizenship.
Emphasis is placed on topics such as the importance of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights; responsibilities of U.S. citizens; basic national values; the US federal justice system; and service to the community.
In conjunction with citizenship, cadets are introduced to a variety of significant events and historical figures that contributed to our citizenship and American history.