What is NJROTC?
NJROTC stands for Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. NJROTC is a program established to promote discipline, citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. The objectives of NJROTC are to:
a. Promote patriotism.
b. Develop informed and responsible citizens.
c. Promote habits of orderliness and precision and to develop respect for constituted authority.
d. Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership.
e. Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
f. Develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
g. Provide incentives to live healthy and drug free
h. Develop leadership potential.
i. Provide an alternative to gangs.
j. Promote high school completion.
k. Provide information on the military services as a possible career.
Support and Supervision
Local responsibility for operation of the NJROTC Unit rests with the school authorities. In essence, it is the high school's program as a cooperative venture between the school district and the U.S. Navy to provide naval science instruction which will relate to all fields of study in secondary education.
The Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET), located in Pensacola, Florida, is assigned overall responsibility for the program.
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