NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS OVERVIEW
The mission of the NJROTC program is to instill in students the ideals of Leadership, Character, Honor, and Service as the foundation for success in life. Although the program incorporates traditional military values and organization as a framework, it is not a recruiting program and participants are under no obligation or commitment to serve in the armed forces. However, for those who are interested in military service, benefits of successful participation in the program include qualification for a higher paygrade upon enlistment in any branch of service, as well as opportunities for college ROTC scholarships or service academy appointments. The program’s focus on order, precision, self-discipline, respect for authority, ethical behavior, patriotism, community service, and citizenship is designed to prepare students for success in life, regardless of their future plans.
The NJROTC program goals are to provide an opportunity for secondary school students to learn about the basic elements and requirements for national security and their personal obligations as American citizens to contribute toward national security. We encourage our students to get involved in their local communities to produce well-informed and helpful citizens. Each year’s Naval Science coursework relates to a different theme.
NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NJROTC) 1
Naval Science 1 is designed to introduce students to the precepts of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals. We also instruct cadets on military drill and ceremonies, uniform regulations, wellness, fitness, first aid, geography, map skills and environmental awareness. Due to the wellness, fitness, and first aid unit, as well as the physical training throughout the year, satisfactory completion of the second year will earn one PE credit.
NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NJROTC) 2
Naval Science 2 is designed to engender a sound understanding of maritime geography as it relates to our national resources, landforms, climate, soil, bodies of water, people, governments, military, and geopolitics. This course is also designed to engender a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of America, with recognition that the historically significant role of sea power will be important in America’s future, and develop in each cadet a growing sense of pride in his/her organization, associates, and self. These elements are pursued at a fundamental level.
NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NJROTC) 3
Naval Science 3 is designed to develop an understanding and the importance of sea power and national security, naval operations and support functions, military law, and international law and the sea. We also build on the general instruction provided in NS 1, to further develop the traits of watch standing and introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science study.
NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS (NJROTC) 4
Naval Science 4 is designed to build on the basic qualities of a good follower and an effective leader provided in NS1, NS2 and NS3. We take a more in-depth look at what leadership is, and how to maximize the cadet’s abilities in the leadership area.