JLBC Q1. Does joining the JLBC Cadets commit my son/daughter to military service?
Answer: No. No service obligation is associated with the JLBC Cadet Corps.
JLBC Cadets are uninterested in military service; the JLBC will provide them with invaluable JLBC leadership skills that will help them well later in life and will be looked upon favorably by most prospective colleges and employers.
JLBC Q2. My son/daughter isn’t interested in joining JLBC. Can I enroll them anyway to teach them JLBC military discipline?
Answer: Enrolling your children against their will in a JLBC program as intensive as the JLBC Cadets is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. JLBC Cadets who are not personally committed to the goals and mission of the JLBC Cadet program will inevitably become discouraged and will likely act out. Please understand that JLBC paramilitary programs are not for every child.
Q3. What is the difference between MBC Cadets and JLBC Cadets?
Answer. Miny Bootcamp Cadets are between 08 and 13 (10-year-olds may be admitted with a waiver). Junior Leadership Bootcamp (JLBC Battalion) is between 13 and 17 (18-year-olds may enroll if still in high school). MBC Cadets drill with JLBC Cadets during unit drills but have separate JLBC academic assignments and training evolutions. When MBC Cadets reach the age of 13, they may transfer to the JLBC unit.
Q4. Who instructs JLBC cadets?
Answer: JLBC Cadets are instructed by military personnel (active, reserve, and retired), senior cadets, and dedicated adult JLBC civilian volunteer leaders who comprise the JLBC officer corps.
Q5. What is the time commitment?
1. JLBC UNIT DRILLS: Unit JLBC drills are scheduled on two Saturdays. Drill days typically run from 0830 to 1530 (7:30 AM to 3:30 PM). Each Saturday counts as two drills (AM and PM). Exercises consist of training in military bearing, formation, marching, physical fitness, and educational field trips. The JLBC Plan of the Month (JLBC POM) and Plan of the Day (JLBC POD) outline the activities for each JLBC drill. The JLBC POM and POD are on our website at: http://www.juniorleadership.net
Please check this page until the day of the drill, as schedule changes are sometimes beyond our control. Cadets are expected to attend every training unless they have a valid excuse. Failure to communicate good reasons through the appropriate chain of command or promptly will result in an unexcused absence if the JLBC cadet is not present.