The Marine Corps JROTC (Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps) curriculum covers diverse areas which include marksmanship, physical fitness, land navigation/mountaineering, public speaking, military history, customs and courtesy, leadership, first aid, close order drill, drug and alcohol awareness, current events, "real world" social skills, teamwork, and problem-solving techniques. This program is not combat oriented, nor is it a recruiting activity. The objective is to teach young adults to become informed and responsible citizens, develop leadership skills, strengthen character, and promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements of national security. Additional objectives are to help students develop self-discipline, confidence, and integrity. Semi-annually, the unit travels to the West coast so that cadets can receive "firsthand" knowledge of selected active U. S. Marine Corps units and their mission. Physical fitness through running, exercise, etc. is required weekly. Uniforms are issued and the required wear on weekly inspection days.