General Information

                                                          What is the NJROTC?

The NJROTC program was started in 1964 by Congress. It was started to emphasize leadership development and citizenship.


People who are successful in life, who succeed in business, industry, and education have often developed a strong sense of self discipline, an ability to lead and motivate others, and a well-rounded character. Naval Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (NJROTC) teaches you self-discipline, self-confidence, and leadership skills that can help you meet life's challenges. NJROTC curriculum, instruction, and activities are designed to develop your leadership ability regardless of your career path.


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


 To enroll in an NJROTC program, you must:

  • Be a US citizen or a resident alien
  • Be enrolled in the school sponsoring the unit
  • Be physically fit enough to participate in the school's regular physical education program
  • Agree to comply with uniform and grooming standards
  • Be selected to the program by the instructors

What does the NJROTC Program do?

~Promotes Patriotism.
~Develops Informed and responsible citizens.
~Develops respect for constructed authority.
~Develops Leadership potential.
~Promotes high school completion.
~Promoted 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 information on the military services as a possible career.
~Provides an alternative  to 
~Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free.

What are the benefits of NJROTC?

~Approximately 60 percent of the NJROTC cadets who are graduating seniors continue to higher education.

 ~The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets to graduate from high school and continue to higher education offering free ACT/SAT preparation. 

 ~NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance, are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, and on average have higher grade point averages and graduate at a higher rate.

 ~Cadets learn the value of teamwork and individual accomplishments from belonging to NJROTC.

 ~The character education in NJROTC teaches values, principles, and self-discipline promoting positive, productive behaviors and provides a support structure that is critical not only in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs, but living a healthy and fit lifestyle.

 ~NJROTC provides the opportunity for secondary school students to learn the basic elements and need for national security and their personal obligations as Americans.

~The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success for the nation’s youth.

 ~Cadets accepted for enlistment, who provide evidence of successful completion of at least 3 years of NJROTC are entitled to advanced promotion to pay grade E-3 upon initial enlistment in an active or reserve component of the Army, Navy, or Air Force, and pay grade E-2 in the Marine Corps; or completion of 2 years are entitled to E-2 (except in the Marine Corps and Air Force).

 ~Senior Naval Science Instructor is authorized to nominate a maximum of three eligible cadets each year to compete for U.S. Naval Academy appointments.

 ~Administrators of host schools that are designated as Distinguished Units with Academic Honors may nominate three eligible NJROTC cadets as candidates for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy, and U.S. Air Force Academy in addition to the three nominations above to the U.S. Naval Academy.

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