Naval Junior ROTC

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  • What our parents say about NJROTC...

    “This program is a hidden treasure.  For my son, Navy JROTC at Hebron High was a golden opportunity that helped him discover his potential as a leader.  As a transfer student from a small private school, my son and I thought that NJROTC would be a great substitute for PE class while exploring other options. But it turned out to be much more. It challenged him to apply his learning from different classes but most of all, this program has challenged my son to take on more responsibility, to be a leader, to organize and manage his time, respect others, serve the community and to use his communication skills to deal with interpersonal relationships.  His grades improved and I can see a more disciplined son - even at home - and he is much clearer about his future goals and plans.  The JROTC program gives an education which money just cannot buy and I encourage all parents and kids to consider this awesome opportunity.”                  

    -Ms. Gloria Cha


    “We are writing this letter to let you know that we feel that the Hebron High School Navy JROTC has been a great thing for our son. He is now a dedicated cadet with a strong sense of purpose. It has helped him develop his leadership skills and he is now proud to represent his school and country. He volunteers for many more things than he has in the past and he now enjoys helping others. We believe his participation in JROTC has reignited his passion for school.”                        

    -Charles and Hermina Bragg


    “What NJROTC has meant to my family....My daughter told me of her interest of NJROTC while in middle school. She was going back and forth but we decided that she would give it one year and see what she thought. I can say now that this was one of the best decisions she has made. This program has helped my daughter take pride in who she is and in what she wants to become. NJROTC has also shown her what belonging to a team means and the importance of "we take care of our own." I've enjoyed watching her take pride in something important and in seeing the excitement she now has for learning. NJROTC teaches kids to become confident in their abilities and what it means to be a part of a team. I have the utmost respect for Chief Cacy and Commander Williams. In a world where the definition of role models has drastically changed, these men set a standard of excellence for students to follow. NJROTC gives kids a sense of pride in who they can be, what they can do, and how much they can accomplish when given the chance.”

    -Kimery Dobbs

    NJROTC is a Navy sponsored program that focuses on academics, citizenship, teamwork, and leadership.  This program also gives students opportunities to compete.  On a voluntary basis, students can learn competition drill, learn how to carry our nation's colors (color guard), compete in marksmanship, and compete on academic and physical fitness teams.  JROTC has the following overarching objectives:

    1. Promote patriotism
    2. Develop informed and responsible citizens
    3. Promote habits of orderliness and precision and develop respect for authority
    4. Develop an appreciation for honor, self-reliance, discipline, teamwork and leadership skills
    5. Promote an understanding of the basic elements of national security
    6. Develop an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society