WELCOME ABOARD THE PHOENIX COMPANY
The Father Duenas Memorial School's Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Phoenix Company is a nationally-recognized, top performing NJROTC program which seeks to instill in students the Department of the Navy Core Values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment as well as teaching students the value of citizenship, leadership, and community service through a Military-styled program. The Phoenix Company has maintained high standards of excellence and competed at high levels in Academics, Marksmanship, Drill and Ceremony, and Physical Fitness.
AWARDED DISTINGUISHED UNIT WITH ACADEMIC HONORS SY2015-2016
AWARDED DISTINGUISHED UNIT WITH ACADEMIC HONORS SY2016-2017
THE NJROTC PROGRAM (from www.njrotc.navy.mil)
The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 which may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, and taught by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. Electronic classroom equipment, textbooks, uniforms, educational training aids, travel allowance, and a cost-share of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.