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Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC)

WHAT IS NJROTC?

Congress established Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) in 1916 with a broad mandate to develop good citizenship and responsibility in young people.  The Navy program was established in 1964.  There are approximately 500 high schools nationwide authorized to offer the NJROTC program.  The program is conducted by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel.

The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as maritime heritage, and naval topics.  Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field meets, flights, visits to naval activities, marksmanship training, and other extra-curricular activities. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, and a substantial portion of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.

WHAT DOES THE NJROTC PROGRAM DO?
  • PROMOTES PATRIOTISM
  • DEVELOPS INFORMED AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
  • PROMOTES HABITS OF ORDERLINESS AND PRECISION
  • DEVELOPS A HIGH DEGREE OF PERSONAL HONOR, SELF-RELIANCE, INDIVIDUAL DISCIPLINE
  • PROMOTES AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC ELEMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
  • DEVELOPS RESPECT FOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEED FOR CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY
  • PROVIDES INFORMATION ON THE MILITARY SERVICES AS A POSSIBLE CAREER
  • DEVELOPS LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
  • PROVIDES AN ALTERNATIVE TO GANGS
  • PROMOTES HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION
  • PROVIDES INCENTIVE TO LIVE HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE
BASIC FACTS

 

  • 490 NJROTC Units as of 1 October 2000.
     
  • Number of students in NJROTC, School Year 00-01 = 67,513, 40% female, 60% male.
     
  • Approximately 40% of all NJROTC program graduates enter military service.
     
  • Approximately 58% of all NJROTC graduates continue to post-secondary education (including ROTC programs and military academies).
     
  • Minority participation is 59%, 30% African American, 18% Hispanic, 7% Asian American/Pacific Islander, 1% Native American/Alaskan Native, 3% Other.
     
  • NJROTC instructors are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officer and enlisted personnel. Instructors are school employees. Salaries are determined by the rank of the instructor and equal at least the difference between retirement and active duty base pay and allowances. Half of that amount is reimbursed to the school by the Navy.
     
  • To get an application for an NJROTC unit at your school, download it from this website, or, to have one mailed to you, call 1-850 452-4947, x304 or x353. You can also send your request via email to CNET.NJROTC@cnet.navy.mil.
     

 

For more details on the NJROTC program visit their website at http://www.njrotc.navy.mil/

 

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a public policy research institution dedicated to analysis and policy impact published a report on the benefits of NJROTC.  (click the link below)

Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps
Contributions to America's Communities -
May 1999

 

 
 

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