The mission of the JROTC program is "To motivate young people to be better citizens."
Today JROTC seeks to train students in leadership and motivational skills that will serve them during their school years and throughout their lives.
JROTC is not a recruitment program; however, many graduating cadets enlist in the military with advanced rank and/or compete successfully for scholarships and military academy appointments.
The military framework of the program is a very effective way to instill goal-directed, success-oriented attitudes and behaviors.
The Breathitt High School Cadet Corps provides cadets a unique opportunity to apply Army JROTC curriculum skills to their lives and circle of influence. Through competition and service as individual leaders as well as members of teams they develop the character, conceptual tools, and emotional maturity necessary to improve their quality of life; now and for their posterity.