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Record #: R2016-335   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 5/18/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 5/18/2016
Title: Congratulations extended to Chicago Junior ROTC cadets on service as unit commanders, ROTC scholarships, and military academy appointments
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Smith, Michele
Attachments: 1. R2016-335.pdf
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
RAHM EMANUEL
MAYOR
May 18, 2016







TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith, together with Aldermen Brookins and Smith, a congratulatory resolution concerning the 2016 JROTC cadets.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.

Mayor

Very truly yours,
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ALDERMAN HOWARD B. BROOKINS
ALDERMAN MICHELE SMITH
presented by MAYOR RAHM EMANUEL 0tt MAY 18, 2016

^OhdYBflS • Tne Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (Junior ROTC) is a program sponsored by the United States Armed Services in high schools across the Country to train high school students in leadership, character education and military sciences; and

WHEREAS, The focus of Junior ROTC is reflected in the program's mission statement: "To motivate young people to be better citizens;" and

WHEREAS, Chicago Public School students who participate in Junior ROTC learn the value of citizenship, service to the community and personal responsibility through a challenging educational curriculum, which is designed to prepare them for leadership in their community, to instill in them self-discipline, self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment, and to foster in them an awareness of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens; and

WHEREAS, One of the greatest distinctions that a Junior ROTC cadet can achieve is to serve as commander of their school's Junior ROTC unit. The forty-five Junior ROTC Unit Commanders, under the guidance of the City Corps Commander, are responsible for leading their school's respective Junior ROTC program. They are chosen for this role based on their exemplary personal conduct, the leadership example that they set for younger students, their academic achievements, and their commitment to their communities; and

WHEREAS, This year, six extraordinarily qualified Junior ROTC cadets ...

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