Cadet of the Month Questionnaire Jarod Acosta

Staff reports

Favorite subject and hobbies: My favorite subject is math. My hobbies are hunting, fishing and ATV riding.

Future Plans: My future plans are to graduate high school attend college and obtain a

degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Why JROTC? I have always been interested in the military. I believe that JROTC would

peak my interest even more.

What do you like about the program? I enjoy serving my community and being recognized for my achievements.

What are your goals in the program? My goals in the program are to become a flight commander and eventually become squadron commander.

If you can spread the word to others to join JROTC, what would you say? If I can spread the word to others to join JROTC, I would say it’s a great program to join; it teaches you discipline and challenges your way of thinking.

I would like to thank my parents as well as Major Bailey and TSgt Jones.

What Technical Sergeant Jones says about Acosta?

What makes him stand out amongst his peers as far a personality? Jarod is another one of our Cadets who is quiet and very well mannered. Jarod works well with his peers. He is eager to improve himself, peers and the program.

How is he as a person? Jarod doesn’t complain when it is time to go that extra mile for the betterment of himself and the program. If needed he arrives early and stays late in order to see a task through to completion.

How does he measure against others in academics? In order to be a finalist for Cadet of the Month we use the whole person concept (the same is done in the military). We review the cadets’ class absences, tardies, referrals, community services, activities, as well as dress and appearance and finally overall academic score in JROTC. The classroom standard is not only for JROTC but also for all classes. A cadet can be removed from the finalist list for misbehavior in any other class. We are preparing better citizens for our future.