A HEAD START.
People, who are successful in life, who succeed in business, industry and education have
often developed a strong self-discipline, an ability to lead and motivate others, and a well
rounded character. Naval Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (NJROTC) teaches
you self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership skills that can help you successfully
meet life's challenges NJROTC curriculum, instruction, and activities are designed to
develop your leadership ability regardless
of your career path.
WHAT NJROTC TEACHES.
The Naval Science curriculum is usually three years in length, although some high schools
have a four year program. It consists of a minimum of 180 class periods per year of formal
classroom training supplemented by ship training cruises, orientation visits, and field trips
to various naval activities to enhance classroom studies. The naval science curriculum
includes seamanship, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, navigation, radar and
sonar electronics, and leadership.
WHO GAINS FROM NAVAL JROTC? YOU.
Like most young adults, cadets strive to prepare themselves for the future. Naval JROTC
can help students who are competing for either an ROTC scholarship or an appointment
to the Naval Academy or to other service academies. While you are under no obligation
to join the armed services, some do enlist. Successful completion of the NJROTC Program
allows entry into the armed forces up to two pay grades higher than your fellow enlistees
without JROTC experience. Naval JROTC provides you with an excellent opportunity
to build strong and lasting friendships.
Naval JROTC encourages participation in community/school programs and projects. It
encourages civic responsibility, and helps to develop strong and informed leaders for the
future. You will also learn to take great pride in your Country, your Navy, your uniform
Being a Naval Junior ROTC cadet is not all work. You may attend dances and military
balls sponsored by your Junior ROTC unit ... Take part in school activities at athletic
events as part of a color guard or
drill team ... and much more.
You may also participate in a variety of other activities such as field trips, field days, tours
of naval installations and trips on Navy ships and aircraft. You may also atten mini-enlisted
boot camp, mini-officer candidate
school, or leadership academies.
COST TO YOU?
Dedication ... Determination ... a strong desire to be a well rounded young American of
high character. The Navy provides all books, drill equipment and uniforms, at no cost to