Each JROTC unit will be allowed one Academic Team consisting of four cadets – they
may be freshmen, sophomores or juniors. Seniors may not participate on the team.
Academic Team members may NOT participate on the Leadership Team. Two alternates
may be named and may participate in the online testing in case a team member must drop
out before the end of the competition; however, alternates are not required. If your unit is
eligible to participate in the final competition in Washington, DC, only four team
members may attend JLAB.
New this year, alternates will not be allowed to attend;
however, we will be live streaming many of the main events during JLAB including
Selecting Team Members: Instructors may assess and select potential team members using the following criteria –
• Peer selection boards (e.g. interviews, essays)
• Teacher or school recommendations
• Performance on the Practice Test
• Overall enthusiasm for the competition