JROTC: Perspectives from the Literature: Research Roundtable on Recruiting

March, 2018
IDA document: D-8988
FFRDC: Systems and Analyses Center
Type: Documents
Division: Cost Analysis and Research Division
Stanley A. Horowitz See more authors
JROTC is a program to help high school students be better prepared for careers. It is meant to help students see connections between school and careers through classroom instruction, oneon-one counseling, and team building experiences. This paper reviews the literature on the effectiveness of JROTC. The assessments find that JROTC helps high school performance in several ways: increasing self-esteem, reducing discipline problems, and increasing graduation rates. It also increases military enlistments and increases retention in the military. It is not associated with increased college attendance