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.


Introduces Cadets to the meaning of citizenship, elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals. Cadets learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; the principles of health and first aid, survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level.

Builds on the general introduction provided in Naval Science I and begins to develop the traits of citizenship and leadership. Instructors introduce technical areas of naval science and the role of the U. S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world’s oceans to the continued well-being of the United States.

Includes: naval weapons, naval history (1815-1945), navigation and rules of the nautical road, damage control and ship construction, citizenship, leadership training, and survival.

Broadens the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security. Cadets gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft and an introduction to marine navigation and seamanship.

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.

Includes instruction in theoretical and applied aspects of leadership, training, and evaluation of performance. Cadets will become aware of the techniques used to create motivation, develop goals and activities for a work group, and the proper ways to set a leadership example. Students are provided access to ACT/SAT prep courses, guidance in selecting a college and pursuing available scholarships, and mentoring in establishing long range life goals.

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.

Please note that all cadets will need a physical and all paperwork to take part in any activities, trips or physical training during the school year.


Commander Bruce Nolan ’90, USN (Ret.), Department Chair
Chief Terry Necaise, USN (Ret.)


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