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									     Diploma Endorsement
     Career and Technical
              Dennis T. Beaver
            Captain USNR (Ret)
               MEd, MS, CSCS
        Master Training Specialist
Navy Representative to State Department of
Education for the “No Child Left Behind” Act
           St Amant High School
         Diploma Endorsement

Purpose of this presentation:
Gather support for a Career and Technical, Diploma
Endorsement (DE) for Career Cluster/Area of
Concentration “Government and Public Administration,
    Cluster exists, but does not earn a DE
        State Brd of Ed. logic (Patricia Merrick, C/T) “No
        traditional industry certification”
        State Brd of Ed. logic - “No accountability for work
        based learning hours”
    Consequentially – JROTC students must earn an
    academic endorsement or be relegated to a “standard”
    diploma, without endorsement
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 Myth “No traditional industry certification:
  JROTC programs do:
     Represent an industry certification
       JROTC graduates are given advanced pay grades
        upon graduation and enlistment
       JROTC graduates are given technical training upon
        enlistment, based on ASVAB scores
       JROTC graduates have a 95% employment
        opportunity upon graduation with full medical, dental,
        housing, subsistence, post secondary education,
        technical training, and retirement programs
       JROTC graduates, as an organization, have a better
        chance of receiving ROTC scholarships (28%) and
        nominations to the service academies
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Industry Certifications have certification
 tests, so does the military:
  Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery
    Three hour test
    Questions are related to a number of vocational/technical
    Each vocational area is graded and used to determine
     potential enlistees best vocational matches
    JROTC graduates typically score above the national
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Myth “No Accountability system for industry
 work based learning hours”
  JROTC programs do:
    Have an in-place computer program, Joint Unit
     Management System (JUMS) that:
      Maintains a complete Human Resources file
       on each cadet
        Academic/training records, community
          service, participation and unit service, job
          performance, awards, promotions, and
          physical fitness
        Supply records of uniforms and equipment
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Myth “JROTC Instructors are not industry
 certifying agents”
  The Instructors are:
    Retired Naval Officers, Senior Naval Science Instructors
     (SNSI) 98% are college graduates, Degrees vary from
     Associate of Arts to PHds. Highly Qualified by experience,
     minimum of 20 years.
    Retired senior enlisted (E-6 and above), Naval Science
     Instructors (NSI). 42% hold Associate of Arts degrees or
     higher. Highly Qualified by experience, minimum of 20 years.
    All instructors are certified by a board of senior Naval Officers
     and selected based on “excellence” during time of service.
    JROTC Instructors are the best INDUSTRY CERTIFYING
     agents on school campuses
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   What is the purpose or higher order objective of a DE
   What should a DE do for:
     A state board of education?
     A school board?
     A school?
     A student?
   What is the purpose or higher order objective of a DE
   What should a DE do for:
     A student?
     A school?
     A school board?
     A state board of education?
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 A Diploma Endorsement process, through a
  students hard work, in conjunction with the
  guidance, knowledge, and experience of their
  teachers, should:
  Ensure the graduate a skilled job
  Earn the graduate job preference
  Guarantee the graduate acceptance to a college or a
   technical school
  Instill self confidence, respect for others, discipline, and
   the emotional and educational tools to cope with life
   after high school
  Earn a document worth more than the paper it is
   embossed with
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 Advantages to superintendents/schools of a
  JROTC Career and Technical Diploma
   Additional students who will qualify for DE
   Increase the number of students taking the ACT
   NJROTC is a SACS accredited education program
   Reduce high school drop-out rate, 1% lower than average
   Improved daily absence rate, 3% higher average attendance
   Increased college scholarship opportunities, 13,762 awarded
   Lower suspension rate, 8% lower than average
   Slightly higher GPA, 2.71 vice 2.69
   Slightly improved GEE scores
   Increased fitness level of cadets, annual physical readiness test
   Reduce obesity rate in cadets
   Improve employment opportunity for cadets upon graduation
What technical jobs/college opportunities
are available for JROTC graduates
U.S. Navy technical training opportunities:
a – General Seamanship Specialist         n – Music Specialist
b – Ship Operations Specialist            o – Construction Technician
c – Marine Engineering Technician         p – Administration Specialist
d – Ship Maintenance Technician           q – Logistics Specialist
e – Cryptology Specialist                 r – Media Specialist
f – Communications Technician             s – Master-at-arms (law enforcement)
g – Air Traffic Control Technician        t – Intelligence Specialist
h – Weapons Control Technician            u – Meteorology Specialist
i – Ordnance Technician                   v – Oceanography Specialist
j – Sensor Operations Specialist          w – Health Care Specialist
k – Aviation Maintenance/Weapons Technician
l – Aviation Ground Support Technician
m – Aviation Sensor Operations Technician

Non Military training or education:
a - Law enforcement                       d. Community College
b - Corrections Officer                   e. Technical College
c - Four year college                     f. Anything a student wants to do or be
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The state of Arkansas:
 Has a fully functional DE program for Career Cluster,
  “Government and Public Administration” Area of
  Concentration, “JROTC”
 Has developed a curriculum framework for each
  military component of the JROTC program.
 Delegates the accountability for documentation of the
  requirements for the Area of Concentration to the
  industry experts.
 Recognizes JROTC Instructors as industry experts
  capable of providing the industry certification
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                                STA NJROTC:
                                Attendance rate = 97.9%
                                GPA = 2.4

                                Attendance rate = 93.6%

     Anecdotal Testimony
  JROTC Cadet Organization
 Men and women in the service
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        NJROTC Mission ….

“…to instill in students in United States
 secondary education institutions the
 values of citizenship, service to the
 United States, personal responsibility,
 educational achievement, personal
 improvement, management and
 organizational skills, and a sense of
Cadet Demographics

    43%     Male
              Cadet Demographics

     Asian           Ethnicity
                                   19%      Other
Pacific Islander

        25%                                     Caucasian
          NJROTC Success

      Cadet high school performance
Attendance: cadets 3% higher than school
 attendance average
Suspensions: cadets 8% lower than school
 suspensions average
Dropouts: cadets 1% fewer than school drop-
 out average
Grades: cadets slightly higher than general
 school grade point average; 2.71 versus 2.69
          NJROTC Success
        Cadets after graduation
52% continue their education
37% join the military
  NJROTC cadets receive an advanced pay grade
   upon enlistment which is a $5,000 advantage in the
   first year, an advantage that continues through the
   first four year enlistment
7% go to direct employment
3% undecided
~1% have other plans
          NJROTC Success
          Cadet performance
Community service hours: 926,510 total or 11
 hours per cadet
Scholarships awarded: 13,762
Scholarships value: $55,831,355
Number of service academy appointments: 100
28 % of JROTC cadets that applied received an
 NROTC scholarship
 Synergy of operation through:
   Military web site behind secure fire walls,
   NJROTC web portal that always instructors and cadets to
    manage administrative actions, exchange training and
    education ideas, and communicate with like minded
    individuals: http://www.navyjrotc.us/portal/portal
   Unit web sites like St Amant NJROTC:
   Joint Unit Management System (JUMS)
     Personnel management
     Achievement management
Synergy of Instruction through:
  Curriculum Committee; all texts are updated on a
   four year cycle
  Information Technology Committee; computers
   and IT equipment refreshed every three years.
   The latest technology added is the Classroom
   Performance System (CPS)
  Ad hoc committees as required
          The Curriculum…NS 1
 Introduction to NJROTC  Cadet Field Manual
 Basics of Leadership         NJROTC/Navy rates and
 Citizenship and the role of
                               Military customs
                               Health
 Foundations of government  Physical Fitness
 Basics of Navy ships and     First Aid
  aircraft                     Orienteering and Survival
                                 Military drill
          The Curriculum…NS 2
 Part 1 Maritime History         Part 2 Nautical Science
   Sea Power and Early            and Leadership
    Western Civilization            Maritime Geography
   The American Revolution         Oceanography
   Growth of American Sea          Astronomy
    Power                           First Aid
   Rise to World Power status      Physical Sciences as they
   Sea Power, World War I to        relate to Naval Operations
    present                         Leadership
          The Curriculum…NS 3
 Naval Knowledge                   Naval Skills
   Sea Power and National            Ship construction and
    Security                           damage control
   Naval Operations                  Shipboard organization
   Military Justice                   and watch standing
   International Law of the Sea      Seamanship
   Military Drill                    Navigation
   Leadership                        Naval Rules of the Road
                                      Naval Weapons
                                      Naval Aircraft
          The Curriculum…NS 4

Primarily seminars and Leadership Labs
  Advanced methods of Leadership
  Responsibilities and Qualities of Leadership
  Effective Communications
  Organizational planning and execution
  Institutional accountability
       Co-Curricular Activities
…..activities that support the leadership and
 citizenship development of the cadet.
  Summer Leadership Programs
  Drill, Orienteering, Athletic and Drill
  Orientation and Educational Field Trips
  Community Service
  Unit Service
  Organization job performance
  Military social events
Integration with other services

 The services work together to
  improve JRTOC through:
  National Conferences
  JROTC Directors Conference
  Day to Day communications
  Joint Department of Defense committee
   on “No Child Left Behind”

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