The naval science curriculum includes subjects such as leadership, naval history, citizenship, astronomy, oceanography, meteorology, naval ships and aircraft. Seamanship, radar and sonar electronics, navigation, and sea power. NJROTC is a 3-4 year program. It consists of formal classroom training, supplemented by training cruises aboard ships, orientation visits and field trips to various naval facilities to enhance classroom studies. MHS grants students credit in physical education after completing the NJROTC program.
You Do! Like most young adults, cadets strive to prepare themselves for the future. Navy JROTC can help students who want to compete for an NJROTC scholarship to a major university, or an appointment to the US Naval Academy or to the other service academies. While cadets are under no obligation to join the armed services after graduation from high school, some individuals choose to enlist in the military. Successful completion of the NJROTC program allows entry into the armed forces up to two pay grades higher than your fellow enlistees without junior ROTC experience.
Yes! Being a Navy JROTC cadet is not all work and no fun. You may attend award ceremonies and military balls sponsored by your NJROTC Unit. You can also take part in school activities and athletic events as part of a color guard or a drill team, or participate in a field meet against other NJROTC Units. Other activities include filed trips and tours to naval installations, and other trips on naval ships and naval aircraft. Selected cadets get to attend a mini-boot camp (Basic Leadership Training) or the NJROTC Leadership Academy in the summer.
NOTHING! The Navy provides all books, drill equipment, uniforms, and other teaching materials. All you have to provide is dedication to the Navy's core values of HONOR, COURAGE AND COMMITMENT, and the determination to be a WELL-ROUNDED young person of high moral.
To enroll in the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, you must be enrolled in grades 9-12 and attending a regular course of instruction at the school hosting the unit, be physically qualified to participate fully in the physical education program of the school, be accepted by the naval science instructor, maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and standards of conduct, and comply with NJROTC personal grooming standards.