IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 3, 2020
Mr. Rounds (for himself and Mrs. Shaheen) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Armed Services
To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for the expansion of the Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps, to expand the Cyber Institutes Program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
JROTC and ROTC Enhancement Act of 2020.
Expansion of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Program
Expansion of JROTC curriculum
Section 2031(a)(2) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by inserting after
service to the United States the following:
(including an introduction to service opportunities in military, national, and public service).
Plan To increase number of JROTC units
The Secretary of Defense shall, in consultation with the Secretaries of the military departments, develop and implement a plan to establish and support not fewer than 6,000 units of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps by September 30, 2031.
Expansion of Cyber Institutes Program
Section 1640 of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Public Law 115–232; 132 Stat. 2310; 10 U.S.C. 2200 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:
Report to Congress
Not later than September 30, 2021, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report on the effectiveness of the Cyber Institutes and on opportunities to expand the Cyber Institutes to additional select institutions of higher learning that have a Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program.
Availability of funds for expansion
Amounts authorized to be appropriated for the Department of Defense and available for the Cyber Institutes program under this section shall be available for the expansion of the program in accordance with the report required by subsection (g) after September 30, 2021.