ACADEMIC TEAM NOTES
Lawton RedLeg Letter of Instruction; the last 4 pages (27-30) describe the format of the Academic Challenge.
Click Here Lawton LOI
The Competition will be in 3 parts: The Cadet Creed, Individual Knowledge, and Team Knowledge.
The Navy JROTC Cadet Creed is:
I am a Navy Junior ROTC Cadet.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my Family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.
I am loyal and patriotic. I am the future of the United States of America.
I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be Accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.
I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen My body.
I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.
May God grant me the strength to always live by this Creed.
The cadet will recite from memory,a nd will be graded for accurracy and "presentation" - eye contact, proper pacing, appropriate pauses and emphasis, correct pronunciation, etc.
In the Individual Competition, the cadet is responsible for:
National Current Events (Sources: Wikipedia, USA Today, Google "current events today")
Drill & Ceremony (Sources: MCO 5060.20, NAVEDTRA 37116 aka "Orange Book")
Leadership (NS-1, 2 and 3 text books; we have powerpoints also, many of which are on the webpage)
Map Reading. WE DON'T DO THIS. GOOGLE "ARMY MAP READING". This PPT might help:
In the Team Competition, the cadet is expected to work with his/her peers to answer questions about:
History, perhaps with an emphasis on military/US Army (NS texts, school history texts)
Financial Planning (Navy "Financial Wisdom" handout, school personal finance course, other texts, Google)
"Service Learning" (not sure exactly what they want here...)
"Winning Colors" (this is a trademarked learning system; search for "Army Winning Colors"). This might help:
Get in the habit of reading the newspaper or on-line equivalent every day. Talk about current evernts with your team, and try to predict what they might ask: Natuarl Disasters (Hurrican Florence), Politics (Supreme Court/Kavanaugh, Me Too Movement), Sports (who won various championships in 2017-2018, Colin Kapernic gets Nike Contract after refusing to stand for pledge)), Terroris/School Shootings, Trends and Fads, etc. Know the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of each; if they give you hints in the same fact family, you can provide others...
Dig into our Navy textbooks and manuals.
Several questions are "Army-Centric". Those competing will have to pay special attention to these items in order to be competitive.
The Classroom Performance System will be used; ours is currently broken, but we should be able to teach you enough about it in advance.
You won't have time in just a month to become an expert. Except for the creed; I think breadth will serve you better than depth. Try to expose yoursself to every catagory first, then dig deepr as time permits.
For the team competition, consider dividing the catagories in half and two cadets will study 2/4, while the other two cadets will study the other 2/4.