To instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.


The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program began in 1916 with the signing of the National Defense Act of 1916. The first unit was established in Leavenworth High School in Kansas in 1917. After World War II, JROTC saw little growth until Congress passed the JROTC Vitalization Act in 1964. This allowed other branches of the service to also offer JROTC. The first Navy programs began in 1966. Today there are over 600 NJROTC programs worldwide including Japan, Italy, Spain, Guam, Alaska and Hawaii. All NJROTC instructors are retired officers and enlisted personnel who are required to be certified by the Navy and obtain a teaching credential to participate in the program. The Navy provides textbooks, computers, audio visual equipment and complete uniforms to all cadets. The program is fully funded via the US Navy, ECR and an annual unit fundraiser for field trips and competitions with other NJROTC programs in Southern California and Arizona.

El Camino Real High School began its Navy Junior ROTC program in 1979. They earned the honor of Distinguished Unit for the first time in 2004. They earned their first Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors in 2017 and have continued to earn that distinction each year since. This year's cadets are focused on maintaining that level of excellence.


We are located in Room S-9 on the El Camino Real Charter High School campus in Woodland Hills, CA