My Experience In The Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

1309 Words 6 Pages
Four years ago I was introduced and convinced to join a program called MCJROTC by my brother. MCJROTC (Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) is a program that is meant to teach and instill discipline, responsibility, and leadership traits in a student. I successfully joined this discourse community by showing the knowledge that I have obtained from the program, dealing with the emotions of my cadets (proper term for a student in the program), and achieving my credibility by ranking up and becoming a leader. I mastered ethos, pathos, and logos skills by overcoming mental and emotional breakdowns with my team members, working hard to become the best cadets within the program, and showing my instructors that I was professional enough …show more content…
I was faced with tons of new terminology and history that I had never heard or seen before. My community required my knowledge of these things. I had different lectures every day to inform me more about what I was expected to know. For example, I had a history presentation that educated me that the Marine Corps birthday was 10, November 1775 and that the birthplace was Tun Tavern Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I had discovered that the President of the United States (Barack Obama) was also referred to as the Commander in Chief of all armed forces. I used to think that the colors of the United States Marine Corps flag were red and yellow however, I was taught that it was actually scarlet and gold. There were always these three words that were drilled into my brain because I was required to say them every day; honor, courage, & commitment. Coming from the perspective that I’ve learned; honor is the quality that shows cadets are able to distinguish between right and wrong, courage shows that one is able to overcome fear, and commitment means the dedication to serve the MCJROTC respectfully. Over time I was able to retain all the knowledge about the history of my discourse community, and was well-educated on the chain of command. The chain of command is basically the levels of authority; the highest level of the chain is at the top, and the power is shared downwards …show more content…
I am well disciplined and able to get along properly with my future colleagues. I have mastered ethos, pathos, and logos skills and now am able to successfully lead and guide other cadets down the road to success. I will take my leadership skills and continue to use it throughout the rest of my life. For example, when doing a group project, I can lead the group successful and plan out everything in a swift manner. MCJROTC has taught me how to respond to people differently, become more intellectual, and many important leadership

Related Documents