- Cherokee High School
- About CHS NJROTC
Objectives of the NJROTC Program: The NJROTC program is conducted to provide an opportunity for secondary school students to learn the basic elements and requirements for national security and their personal obligations as American citizens to contribute to national security. The Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is a leadership program designed to give students a head start. NJROTC develops the self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership skills to help students successfully meet life’s challenges. People who are successful in life, who succeed in business, industry, and education, have developed strong self-discipline, the ability to show initiative and the ability to motivate. The NJROTC curriculum and instructional activities are designed to develop leadership ability regardless of one’s career path. The NJROTC program has the following objectives:
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 of national security.
f. Develop respect for an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
Navy Support and Supervision: The Navy supports the NJROTC program to the fullest extent possible to meet its stated objectives. There are NJROTC programs in schools across the continental USA, and in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Japan, and Italy. There are more than 500 NJROTC units total.
a. Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) is assigned overall responsibility for the NJROTC program. This includes certification of Naval Science instructors, textbooks, uniforms, logistic support to units, and inspection of the NJROTC units at least annually.
NJROTC instructors: NJROTC instructors are qualified officers and non-commissioned officers who have retired from active duty after a minimum of 20 years of service. NJROTC instructors are certified to teach by the U.S. Navy and the state of New Jersey. Both NJROTC instructors have additional educational qualifications, such as Masters degrees and advanced teacher training. NJROTC instructors are employees of the school district. The Navy provides instructional materials and equipment related to the teaching of Naval Science courses.