"The Hornet Navy"!

Welcome Class of 2027!

Great Mills NJROTC's first Basic Leadership Training
cadets as part of the new Area 4!

C/CDR Anna Redman, Class of '24

Who Are We?

Formed in 2003, The Great Mills High School NJROTC Battalion is the third-largest unit out of 23 in Maryland. In 2021, we were the Most Improved Unit out of some 630 units nationwide! 

We are a Distinguished Unit (top 30% in the mid-Atlantic) for three years in a row. 

Our Mission

"To instill in students citizenship, personal responsibility, 

service to the United States, and a sense of accomplishment."

Our most recent Company Formation, the Annual Awards Ceremony!


The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard veterans conduct the program at roughly 630 secondary schools throughout the nation.  

The NJROTC 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. 

Much of NJROTC occurs outside of school hours.  Community service, orienteering meets, drill competitions, athletic meets, and field trips augment the curriculum. The Navy provides cadet uniforms, textbooks, training aids, and a substantial portion of instructor salaries.

Unit News!

Congratulations to our recent Basic Leadership Training cadets!

Incoming NS1's participated in a 3 day program which 

To those who passed, we look forward to an amazing next school year with our future leaders!