NJROTC Program

The NJROTC Program is administered by the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) located at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, and locally supervised by the NJROTC AREA FIVE Manager located at Norfolk Naval Base, Virginia. Naval Science (NJROTC) is an elective course with one credit earned for each year of Naval Science completed.

Program Mission

The mission of the NJROTC program is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.

Program Goals

The following are goals of the program as established by the Chief of Naval Education and Training.

  • Promotes patriotism
  • Develops informed and responsible citizens
  • Develops respect for constructed authority
  • Develops leadership potential
  • 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 an alternative to gangs
  • Provides information on the military services as a possible career
  • Provides incentive to live healthy and drug-free
  • Promotes high school completion.

Curriculum Topics

The curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology.

Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training.

Field Trips and At-Sea Cruise

A cornerstone of the NJROTC program is the opportunity for cadets to visit naval units, military installations, museums, and other interesting destinations. Depending on the location and duration of the field trip, cadets will be asked to provide funds needed for transportation, lodging and meals. Through Parents' Club and cadet fund-raising efforts, costs for field trips will be defrayed to the maximum extent possible. In addition to funding requirements, there are a variety of administrative prerequisites for field trips. It is critical that cadets meet established deadlines for necessary funds and administrative requirements. It is also critical that cadets comply with specified uniform guidelines as prescribed for field trips. Failure to comply with funding or administrative submission timelines or failing to meet uniform requirements will result in cadet dismissal from the event.

Enrollment Requirements

To be eligible for enrollment in the NJROTC Program, a student must:

  1. Be enrolled in and attending a regular course of instruction in a grade 9 through 12 at the school hosting the unit.
  2. Be a United States citizen or national, or alien lawfully admitted to the U. S. for permanent residence.
  3. Be physically qualified to participate fully in the physical education program of the host school.
  4. Be selected by the NJROTC Instructor with the approval of the school Principal.
  5. Maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and an academic standing that warrants normal progression leading to graduation.
  6. Maintain acceptable standards of conduct.
  7. Comply with specified personal grooming standards. Common sense and good judgment apply to the attainment of these standards. Standards will not be relaxed so as to reflect discredit upon the naval service.
  8. Under the secondary school open enrollment policy and when desired by the principal of the host school, students in grades 9-12 who are otherwise ineligible for regular NJROTC enrollment may enroll as special NJROTC cadets. Special NJROTC cadets may participate in school approved NJROTC activities, be called naval cadets, wear the uniform, participate as cadet officers, and go on field trips and orientation visits to military installations. Special NJROTC students may not, however, be counted with that number required to maintain an NJROTC unit. Any special equipment or additional staff that may be needed to instruct special NJROTC students is provided by the school.

Additional Information

To obtain additional information regarding the NJROTC program, contact:

First Colonial High Capt. Timothy Richardt
MC Charles Aardahl
757.648.5300 ext. 57530
757.648.5300 ext. 57530
Green Run High Cdr. Curtis L. Brown
1st Sgt Felix Robles, Jr.
757.648.5350 ext. 57241
757.648.5350 ext. 57241
Landstown High Cdr. W. Scott Wales
SC Valerie McQueen-Vance
757.648.5500 ext. 59448
757.648.5500 ext. 59448
Princess Anne High Capt. Louis Giordano
GYSGT Dennis Gaitens
757.648.5600 ext. 58434
Salem High Capt. Patrick W. Hunt
Sgt. Major Timothius M. Robinson
757.648.5650 ext. 57043
757.648.5650 ext. 57043