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Welcome to the Golden Cougars Naval Science Department.

Welcome Back Cougars!

"I don't have dreams. I have goals."
----Harvey Specter

What goals do you have for today?
Who can help you reach your goals?
What new goals will you set for the semester?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NJROTC?

•NJROTC provides the opportunity for high school students to learn self discipline, develop self- confidence, and acquire leadership skills to help them become successful at meeting life's challenges.
•The values, principles, and self-discipline taught in NJROTC promote positive, productive behaviors and provide a support structure that is critical in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs.
•The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets to graduate from high school.
•The majority of NJROTC cadets graduating continue to higher education.
•While the training is along military lines, it is conducted so as to encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts, to teach self-control, develop personal responsibility and qualities of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.
•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, graduate at a higher rate, and are an excellent source of service accessions.
•The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.
•Cadets derive self-esteem from belonging to NJROTC.
•Cadets who have completed 2 years of NJROTC and are recommended by their Naval Science Instructor receive special consideration for NROTC scholarship selection.


NJROTC cadets participate in a number of outside activities throughout the school year and during the summer months. These opportunities are designed to stimulate learning by hands-on experience and to reinforce classroom instruction. Some of these activities include:
•School and local activities such as drill teams, rifle teams, orienteering, unit athletics, parades, field days, and nonpolitical community activities.
•Military/leadership training of about 1 week during the spring and summer months.
•Orientation visits (3 to 5 days) to various naval and military bases.
•Cruises aboard U.S. naval vessels (1 day to 2 weeks) normally conducted during the summer months.

NJROTC is MUCH more than just another class. We have many opportunities for you to get involved. We DO NOT want to see a cadet try to do it all, but we do encourage them to find one or two areas they enjoy.

a) 6 competitive teams with no prior experience required.
b) Community service opportunities (recycling, Color Guard events, Parades and more).
c) School service opportunities (back to school night, open houses, graduation, Blood Drives etc.)

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