The initials stand for (Reserve Officer Training Corps). It is a system of commissioning officers while they are still in college. This is found in the USA and those countries that have had a lot of contact with the US military like Philippines.
The movie “Full Metal Jacket” is a story about a group of young men in training for the Vietnam War. It has shaped many young men’s opinion of the boot camp; a menacing harsh barking drill sergeant ready to beat you down for minor transgressions like not polishing your boots.
JR-ROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Some of the most notable former members of JR-ROTC include Staff Sergeant William J. Bordelon of the U.S. Marine Corps who was awarded the Medal of Honor, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General James Cartwright, and U.S. Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, who was the first female African-American Prisoner of War in the history of the United States Army.
ROTC, or Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, is a college-based, officer commissioning program. ROTC was established with focus on leadership development, strategic planning, and professional ethics, problem solving. Note that if you will not be obliged to join the military after completing the program.
Pursuing a career in the military is as challenging and exciting as pursuing a career in any other field. In the US, prospective military students have a wide range of avenues to establish and further their career.