Franklin Senior High School
12000 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown, MD 21136
United States Marine Corps
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

  • Master Gunnery Sergeant Allender - Senior Marine Instructor
  • Gunnery Sergeant Allen - Marine Instructor




Drill Team





JROTC Background

Enrollment Requirements

Conduct & Discipline


Rank & Promotion

Appearance & Uniforms



Marine Corps Hymn

Marine Corps History

Drill Terms

General Orders

Marine Terminology

Rank / Promotion

Cadet Rank Structure.
The rank structure used in Marine Corps JROTC is mirrored after the officer and enlisted ranks in the U. S. Marine Corps. The following ranks (with corresponding billets) are utilized, depending on the size of the unit.
a. Cadet Colonel/Lieutenant Colonel – Cadet Battalion Commander
b. Cadet Major/Lieutenant Colonel – Cadet Battalion Executive Officer
c. Cadet Captain – Cadet Company Commander, S-1 Administrative Officer, S-3 Operations Officer, S-4 Logistics Officer
d. Cadet First/Second Lieutenant – Cadet Company Executive Officer, Cadet Platoon Commander, Battalion Public Affairs Officer/Historian
e. Cadet Sergeant Major – Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major
f. Cadet First Sergeant – Cadet Company First Sergeant
g. Cadet Gunnery Sergeant – Cadet Company Gunnery Sergeant, Cadet Platoon Sergeant
h. Cadet Staff Sergeant – Cadet Company Supply Sergeant, Cadet Company Guide
i. Cadet Sergeant – Cadet Squad Leader, Cadet Company Clerk
j. Cadet Corporal – Cadet Fire Team Leader
k. Cadet Lance Corporal – Any qualified Cadet may be promoted to this rank.
l. Cadet Private First Class – Any qualified Cadet may be promoted to this rank

Enlisted Insignia Title Officers Insignia Title
none Private
2nd Lieutenant
Private First Class
1st Lieutenant
Lance Corporal
Lieutenant Colonel
Staff Sergeant
Gunnery Sergeant
First Sergeant
Sergeant Major

* The enlisted insignia incorporates the lamp of learning with the regular Marine Corps chevrons.

Rank Insignia, Medals, Ribbons and Badges
Rank insignia, medals, ribbons and badges are an integral part of the MCJROTC cadet’s uniform. Therefore, these items must be worn with great care.
a. Rank Insignia - Only the rank insignia designated for Cadets by the MCJROTC program will be worn as shown in the illustrations shown below. Cloth embroidered rank
insignia for enlisted Cadets will only be worn on the blue coat. When wearing the Utility “D” uniform, rank insignia will be worn on the front of the utility cap.
(1) Cadet officers will wear their rank insignia centered on the shoulder strap of their blue coat and all weather coats. On khaki and utility shirts, the small rank insignia will be worn centered between the top and bottom edges of the collar, one inch from the front edge.
(2) Enlisted rank insignia will be worn on khaki shirts, raincoats and utility shirt collars with the point of the chevron up, bisecting the angle of the collar, bottom edge inch from the collar edge.

b. Medals - Authorized medals will be worn on the blue coat when prescribed in the training schedule. They will be worn over the left breast pocket, midway between
the first and second buttons. When wearing medals, ribbons for which there
are no medals will be worn 1/8” above and centered over the right breast pocket.
(Marksmanship badges will not be worn when medals are worn. Nametags will be worn 1/8” above the ribbon bar when ribbons
are on the right side.)
c. Ribbons - When worn, ribbons will be worn 1/8” above and centered over the left breast pocket of the khaki shirt
or blue coat. When worn with the marksmanship badge, ribbons will be 1/8” above the badge.
d. Badges - Cadets wearing authorized badges will wear them 1/8” above and centered over the left breast pocket of the khaki shirt and blue coat. Marksmanship Badge. Cadets are authorized to wear one marksmanship badge representing the classification
earned during their most recent range qualification. The marksmanship badge will be worn 1/8” above and centered on the left breast pocket. Marksmanship badges will not be worn with medals on the blue coat.

Wearing of Ribbons and Awards
a. Ribbons and badges authorized and procured through the MCJROTC program - They will not normally be worn during the school day. Ribbons and badges will be worn for prescribed events and are authorized for wear on leave and liberty.
b. Precedence - Ribbons will be worn in the precedence listed below with the senior ribbon on top and to the wearer’s right:
1. Legion of Valor
3. American Legion Award for Scholastic Excellence Ribbon
4. American Legion Award for Military Excellence Ribbon
5. Sons of the American Revolution Ribbon
6. Daughters of the American Revolution Ribbon
7. Military Order of World Wars Ribbon
8. Military Officers Association of American (Formerly The Retired Officers Association) Ribbon
9. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ribbon
10. Daedalian Ribbon
11. Women Marines Association Ribbon
12. Noncommissioned Officers Association Ribbon
13. Military Order of the Purple Heart Ribbon
14. Navy League Youth Medal Ribbon
15. Reserve Officers Association Ribbon
16. Naval Reserve Association Ribbon
17. American Veterans Ribbon
18. National Sojourners Ribbon
19. Scottish Rite Ribbon

20. Outstanding cadet Ribbon
21. Student Leadership Ribbon
22. Officer Leadership Ribbon
23. NCO Leadership Ribbon
24. Civic Service Ribbon
25. Best Drill Cadet Ribbon
26. Distinguished Scholastic Achievement Ribbon
27. Arts and Academics Ribbon
28. Distinguished Military Training Ribbon
29. Physical Achievement Ribbon
30. Superior Marksman Ribbon
31. Athletic Participation Ribbon
32. Longevity / Fidelity Ribbon
33. Distinguished Conduct Ribbon
34. Best Drill Squad Ribbon
35. Color Guard Ribbon
36. Drill Team Ribbon
37. Band / Drum & Bugle Corps Ribbon
38. Rifle Team Ribbon
39. Orienteering Ribbon
40. Recruiting Ribbon

c. Other Awards - All other awards will be worn after the listed JROTC awards in order of precedence. These awards must be approved by the Marine Corps JROTC Program Office prior to being worn.
d. Distinguishing Patches - The Marine Corps JROTC Shoulder patch will be worn
on the left sleeve of the blue coat, green coat, khaki shirt, and camouflage utility jacket.


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