John F. Kennedy High School
9th Battalion JROTC

The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps

JROTC In-Ranks Questions

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Drill and Ceremonies Lab 1

Stationary Drill:

Position of Attention

Parade Rest

Stand at Ease

At Ease


Left Face

Right Face

About Face

Present Arms

Squad Drill:

Dress Right Dress

At Close Interval Dress Right Dress

Count Off

Mark Time March

Left Step March

Right Step March 



 Ribbon Sorter

 Ever been confused on the orders of your ribbons?? Fear no more! Here is a simple way to keep your ribbons correctly in order!


 JROTC Drill Meet  Knowledge Questions

Chain of Command

President: Barack Obama                                                                           Vice President: Joseph Biden                                                                         Secretary of State: John Kerry
Secretary of Defense: Ashton Carter

Secretary of the Army: John McHugh

SMA (Sergeant Major of Army): SMA Daniel A. Dailey

TRADOC Commander: GEN David Perkins

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Martin E. Dempsey
Chief of Staff (Current): General Raymond T. Odierno
Cadet Command CDR: Brigaider General Peggy Combs
5th ROTC BDE CDR: COL Ricardo Morales
SAI: CPT Mark Gartner
AI: 1SG Paul MahoneyAI:MSG Scot Kinder
9th BN CDR: C/LTC Daniel Phan
Team CDR: MAJ Max Rosenblatt


1.      I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.

2.      I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school, and the Corps of Cadets.

3.      I am loyal and patriotic.

4.      I am the future of the United States of America.

5.      I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

6.      I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.

7.      I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

8.      I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

9.      May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.


Army General Orders

1.      I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.

2.      I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.

3.      I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instructions to the commander of the relief.


1.      What is the measurement on the brass torch, and ROTC letters?

a.       Enlisted: Torch 5/8 of an inch above the notch in the lapel

b.      Officer: ROTC Letters 5/8 of an inch above the notch in the lapel, and the torch 5/8 of an inch below the notch

2.      What is the measurement of the brass torch, on male and female uniforms?

a.       Male: 1 inch above the notch in the lapel

b.      Female: 5/8 of an inch above the notch in the lapel

3.      What is the measurement for the officer and enlisted rank?

a.       Enlisted: Centered on the jacket epaulette

b.      Officer: 5/8 of an inch from the outside shoulder seam, then equally spaced (if more than one)

4.      What is the measurement for ribbons?

a.       1/8 of an inch above the left breast pocket

5.      What does the yellow star signify and where is it located?

a.       Honor Unit w/ Distinction; ¼ of an inch above the right breast pocket

6.      What does the Latin inscription on the BDE crest say and mean? Where is it located?

a.       “Ad discendumducere”

b.      To Learn to Lead

c.       ¼ of an inch above the star

7.      What is the measurement for the school patch?

a.       ½ inch below the RIGHT shoulder seam

8.      What is the measurement for the JROTC patch?

a.       ½ inch below the LEFT shoulder seam

9.      What color nylons are worn with the uniform?

a.       Coffee

10.  What items comprise the HP uniform?

a.       Hat, white blouse, ties tab, jacket, white gloves, skirt, nylons, pumps.

11.  What does the red cord on your uniform signify?

a.       Drill team

12.  What type of hat are you wearing?

a.       Army blue service hat

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1.      What regulation covers army drill and ceremonies?

a.       FM 3-21.5

2.      What are the two prescribed formations for the platoon?

a.       Line and Column

3.      How many steps per minute is quick-time?

a.       120

4.      How many steps per minute is double-time?

a.       180

5.      How many counts are in left, right, about face?

a.       2

6.      How many steps does each squad take in open ranks march?

a.       1st squad: 2 steps

b.      2nd squad: 1 step

c.       3rd squad: stand fast

d.      4th squad: 2 steps backward

7.      What is the position of the commander/platoon leader in a line formation?

a.       6 steps in front of, and centered on the platoon



Seven Army Values

1.      Loyalty-Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. Be loyal to the nation and its heritage.

2.      Duty-Fulfil your obligations.

3.      Respect- Rely upon the golden rule. How we consider others reflect upon each of us, both personally and as a professional organization.

4.      Selfless service- Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. Selfless service leads to organizational teamwork and encompasses discipline, self-control, and faith in the system.

5.      Honor-Live up to all the Army values.

6.      Integrity- Do what is right, legally and morally.

7.      Personal Courage- Our ability to face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral courage.

8.      School

Leadership Principles

1.      Be technically and tactically proficient.

2.      Know yourself and seek self-improvement.

3.      Know your men and look out for their welfare.

4.      Keep your men informed.

5.      Set the example.

6.      Ensure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.

7.      Train your men as a team.

8.      Make sound and timely decisions.

9.      Develop a sense of responsibility among subordinates.

10.  Employ your command an accordance with its capabilities.

11.  Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.

Evaluating a causality:

1.      Check for responsiveness

2.      Check for breathing

3.      Check for pulse

4.      Check for bleeding

5.      Check for shock

6.      Check for fractures

7.      Check for burns

8.      Check for possible head injury



1.      JFK was what numbered president?

a.       35th

2.      JFK was assassinated on?

a.       22 November 1963

3.      When was the school built?

a.       1965

4.      How many students?

a.       1100

5.      What is the mascot?

a.       Commanders

6.      What are the school colors?

a.       Blue and green

7.      What is the school song?

a.       Anchors Away



1.      When is the Army’s Birthday?

a.       14 Jun 1775

2.      What/When established JROTC?

a.       National Defense Act of 1916

3.      How many stars are on the flag?

a.       50- states in the Union

4.      How many stripes are on the flag?

a.       13- 7 red, 6 white, Original 13 Colonies

5.      What does red, white, and blue stand for?

a.       Red = Valor and Hardiness

b.      White = Purity and Innocence

c.       Blue = Perseverance and Justice.

6.      When folded properly, the U.S. flag is shaped like a triangle with only 4 stars showing.

7.      What is the Army’s motto?

a.       “Army Strong”

8.      How many belt loops are on the trousers and what do they represent?

a.       Seven, represent the 7 seas



State Birthday: August 1, 1876

When admitted into the Union, what number was this state? 38th

State Capitol: Denver

State Nickname: Centennial State

State Bird: Lark Bunting

State Flower: The White and Lavender Columbine, commonly known as the Rocky Mountain Columbine

State Motto: “Nil sine Numine”- commonly translated as “Nothing without Providence”, but it was specifically stated in a government committee report that the original designers of the state seal (which included the phrase Nil sine Numine) intended the translation to be “Nothing without the Deity”.

State Colors: Blue and White (unofficial)

State Flag: Gold: The abundant sunshine enjoyed by the state

                  Blue: The clear blue skies of Colorado

                  White: The snowcapped mountains of the state

                  Red: The color of much of the state’s soil.


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US Coast Guard

For over two centuries the U.S. Coast Guard has safeguarded our Nation’s maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe. We protect the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America’s Maritime Guardian — Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

Today’s U.S. Coast Guard, with nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, is a unique force that carries out an array of civil and military responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The Coast Guard's motto is Semper Paratus, meaning "Always Ready."



U.S. Navy

The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas.

What you will find here is a series of organizational charts designed to show the chain of command and the relationship of the three principal components of the Navy Department. The site map at the right demonstrates the paths you may follow.

You can select the chart you wish to go to by selecting from the map. Or, from the Overview, you can select the organizational chart for the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, the organizational chart for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, the organizational chart of the Shore Establishment, or the organizational chart for the Operating Forces.

At the top of each page is an explanation of the chain of command as it relates to that chart.

U.S. Air Force

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace.


To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible.


Air and Space Superiority

With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space.


Global Attack

Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before.


Rapid Global Mobility

Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility.


Precision Engagement

The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage.


Information Superiority

The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial.


Agile Combat Support

Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces.


Core Values

The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.


U.S. Army

The United States Army's Mission is:

-To provide protection for the United States and its interest by securing its airspace, land, and sea interest and jurisdictions.


-To provide support to civil authorities in order to provide the protection and support needed to sustain the United State's national interest and stability.


-To provide support during national emergencies by assisting civil authorities in maintaining emergency preparedness throughout the nation.


-To work in concert with the three other major branches of the US military—the Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force. Navy ships transport Army troops, equipment, and supplies to bases overseas.

U.S. Marines

The Marine Corps serves as a versatile combat element, and is adapted to a wide variety of combat operations. The Marine Corps was initially composed of infantry combat forces serving aboard naval vessels, responsible for security of the ship, its captain and officers, offensive and defensive combat during boarding actions, by acting as sharpshooters, and carrying out amphibious assaults. The Marines fully developed and used the tactics of amphibious assault in World War II, most notably in the Pacific Island Campaign.


Today’s U.S. Coast Guard, with nearly 42,000 men and women on active duty, is a unique force that carries out an array of civil and military responsibilities touching almost every facet of the U.S. maritime environment.

The Coast Guard's motto is Semper Paratus, meaning "Always Ready."