Naval Junior R.O.T.C.
The Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) is administered by the school’s Naval Science Department. Each member of the department is a retired commissioned officer or senior enlisted person who has completed at least twenty years of honorable service in the Navy, Marine Corps or Coast Guard.
The program is available to high school students in grades nine through twelve.
The NJROTC program consists of up to four years of academic and military training and requires high standards of personal conduct. The objectives are to promote habits of orderliness, self-reliance and self-discipline, along with a sense of patriotism and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society. In an effort to increase individual self-esteem, attention to meticulous grooming (both uniform and hair) is considered essential for members of the NJROTC unit. Uniforms and textbooks required for NJROTC are issued to students at no charge.
Although there is absolutely no obligated military service associated with the NJROTC program, those students who desire to enlist in the military services after graduation may enter active duty at advanced paygrade with as little as two years in the NJROTC program. Students interested in college ROTC scholarships are furnished information and assistance in application procedures for various colleges which have ROTC units of any service on campus. Students also are eligible for direct nomination to compete for appointment to the military, naval, or air force academies under the Honor Schools program.
Provides a study of basic naval orientation, the role of the Navy in our government, operating forces of the Navy, naval history from ancient times to the War of 1812, an introduction to navigation, basic seamanship, maritime geography, leadership training (including introduction to military drill), and oceanography.
Includes: naval weapons, naval history (1815-1945), navigation and rules of the nautical road, damage control and ship construction, citizenship, leadership training, and survival.
Examines astronomy, naval history (post World War II), navigation and relative motion, meteorology and weather, radar and sonar, small boat handling, modern seapower, leadership training and leadership laboratory.
Provides the cadet an overview of the present day Navy in the nuclear age and examines military justice, international law of the sea, naval logistics, electricity, leadership training and leadership laboratory.
Chief Terry Necaise, USN
Commander Bruce D. Nolan ’90, USN