NJROTC Course Description
Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) is a citizenship/leadership development program. With a four-year curriculum designed to give leaders of the 21st century the knowledge and skills they need to serve our country in a capacity they choose, the course counts as a PE credit. Topics covered include National strategy/defense, US Government, the history of sea power, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, basic electronics, communications, naval engineering, navigation, and health/nutrition/physical fitness. NJROTC cadets are required to properly wear a uniform one day a week, participate in physical training, and meet specified grooming standards. Naval Science is taught by retired Navy and Marine Corps personnel. Any individual considering entering military service should consider enrolling in this course. Cadet experiences are enriched through participation in any one of seven extra-curricular teams (precision drill team, air rifle marksmanship team, orienteering team, athletic team, and e-sports team, color guard team, or academic team), community service projects, or overnight trips to various colleges, universities, and military facilities throughout the United States.
Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, etc. are provided by the United States Navy. Additionally, various 3 and 4 year university scholarship opportunities are available to students that qualify. Any student attending NJROTC classes are eligible for advance promotion when entering active duty. Enrollment is open to grades 9 through 12. Students may take the course for one to four years. Credit can be used to meet the physical education requirement for graduation. Enrollment in this course does not obligate the student for military service in any branch.