NJROTC Program




What does the NJROTC program do?

Promotes Patriotism

Develops informed and responsible citizens

Develops respect for constructed authority

Develops leadership potential

Promotes high school completion

Promotes higher education

Promotes community service

Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership

Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security

Provides information on the military services as a possible career

Provides an alternative to gangs

Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free





What are the benefits of NJROTC?

    Approximately 60 percent of the NJROTC cadets who are graduating seniors continue to higher education.

    The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets to graduate from high school and continue to higher education offering free ACT/SAT preparation. NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance, are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, on average have higher grade point averages and graduate at a higher rate.

    Cadets learn the value of teamwork and individual accomplishments from belonging to NJROTC.

    The character education in NJROTC teaches values, principles, and self-discipline promoting positive, productive behaviors and provides a support structure that is critical not only in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs, but living a healthy and fit lifestyle.  NJROTC provides the opportunity for secondary school students to learn the basic elements and need for national security and their personal obligations as Americans. The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.

    While the training is along military lines, it is conducted so as to encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts, to teach self-control, develop personal character, responsibility and qualities of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.

    Cadets accepted for enlistment, who provide evidence of successful completion of at least 3 years of NJROTC are entitled to advanced promotion to pay grade E-3 upon initial enlistment in an active or reserve component of the Navy, or Air Force, and pay grade E-2 in the Army or Marine Corps; or completion of 2 years are entitled to E-2 in the Navy. ? Senior Naval Science Instructor is authorized to nominate a maximum of three eligible cadets each year to compete for U.S. Naval Academy appointments. ? Administrators of host schools that are designated as Distinguished Units with Academic Honors may nominate three eligible NJROTC cadets as candidates for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy in addition to the three nominations above to the U.S. Naval Academy




What subjects are included in the curriculum?


    The Naval Service Training Command routinely updates the curriculum to include new texts, instructional materials and lesson plans. The curriculum is developed and revised by civilian educators and NJROTC instructors. The wide variety of subjects includes the following:

    CITIZENSHIP -- Instillation of values of good, responsible citizenship.

    NAVAL ORIENTATION -- Basic introduction to the Navy’s customs and traditions.

    NAVAL OPERATIONS/ORGANIZATION -- Familiarization with national naval strategy and daily military operations.

    NAVAL HISTORY -- History of the United States Navy from the colonial period to the present.

    NAVIGATION -- Introduction to piloting and navigation.

    SEAMANSHIP -- Introduction to basic seamanship and ship handling.

    LEADERSHIP -- Ongoing study of leadership, with opportunities to develop leadership abilities.

    NAUTICAL ASTRONOMY -- Study of astronomy and its use in navigation.

    ELECTRONICS -- Introduction to electronics as the basis for communications and weapons systems.

    OCEANOGRAPHY -- Information on the collection of data on the world's ocean systems.

    DRILLS, COMMANDS, AND CEREMONIES -- Close order drill and parade ceremonies.

    PHYSICAL FITNESS -- Activities to promote healthy, active lifestyles.



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