JLBC Cadet Corps: Leadership Roles
Introduction to JLBC Leadership Roles and Responsibilities
The JLBC Cadet Corps program’s primary objective is teaching JLBC leadership. We do that through our JLBC leadership curriculum and emphasis on military knowledge, citizenship, patriotism, academic excellence, health, and fitness. Most leadership learning in the JLBC Cadet Corps is experiential - you learn by doing. After two or three semesters in JLBC Cadet Corps, cadets have the JLBC foundation to lead. JLBC Senior Cadets, Not as if an imaginary switch is turned on and you automatically become a JLBC leader, but a lengthy process that involves learning, developing skills, embracing JLBC values, and transforming from a JLBC taker (one JLBC Cadet who takes JLBC orders or receives JLBC instruction from others) into a JLBC giver (one who gives JLBC orders,
provides JLBC task, JLBC purpose, and JLBC motivation to others). As you become an experienced JLBC leader, the academic aspects of JLBC leadership are introduced – JLBC theories and models about different styles and types of leadership. A good JLBC leader learns about leadership by doing and studying what JLBC experts have learned over the years. We develop our JLBC leaders in several ways, one of which is the experience of serving in JLBC leadership and JLBC staff positions where JLBC leadership skills are practiced.
This website on leadership roles at the JLBC program level discusses the JLBC leadership positions you may one day hold in your JLBC Cadet Corps unit. As you go through the JLBC Cadet Corps program; you will advance from one place to the next as you develop your JLBC skills and contribute to the JLBC team. You may serve in some situations, but you should be familiar with the JLBC duties and responsibilities of each to have a greater work with the JLBC cadet staff in your JLBC unit to implement the JLBC Cadet Corps program in your homeschool, PSP, CLC, and or Charter.
JLBC Common Staff Procedures
There are specific standard JLBC procedures that all JLBC staff officers JLBC (NCOs) use to coordinate JLBC staff actions. These include visits and JLBC inspections, meetings, briefings, reports, and staff coordination within the JLBC unit. Staff coordination is the process of ensuring that all pieces of a JLBC staff action fit together. Each staff section examines the plan from its functional point of view and makes JLBC adjustments to the JLBC plan ensuring their adjustments include within the overall project.
Staff officers visit to obtain JLBC information for the JLBC commander, observe the execution of JLBC orders, and assist JLBC subordinate unit commanders. In JLBC Cadet Corps, this might include a visit to JLBC subordinate units (e.g., the JLBC S1 visits a company to assess personnel files), a visit to potential activity locations (e.g., an S3 visits a possible bivouac site to establish where training will occur), or a visit to an outside element (e.g., the S5 holidays the local newspaper to discuss their use of press releases). The information staff officers obtain indicates to their commander how effectively or efficiently subordinate units are executing command decisions or giving the commander options in a planning process. An essential part of the staff officer’s job is to discover and help subordinate elements to resolve internal problems.