NJROTC

Welcome to the Aransas Pass High School

Navy Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps Website

A Navy Recognized Achievement Unit

"Training Tomorrow's Leaders Today" and

"Helping Today's Youth Meet Life's Challenges"

 

WHAT IS NJROTC?

 The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, 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 our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. 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 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 (11-95)

 SOUNDS PRETTY SERIOUS--IS THERE ANY FUN STUFF?

 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. At Aransas Pass High School NJROTC some of the school and community activities we are involved in are: academic teams, drill teams, marksmanship teams, orienteering, unit athletics, parades, field days, and nonpolitical community activities and Military/Leadership training during the summer months. We participate in overnight orientation visits to various Naval and military bases.

 WHAT DOES THE NAVY PROVIDE?

 The Navy provides schools hosting NJROTC units with instructional materials, equipment, uniforms, monetary reimbursement for orientation trips, funds specified expenditures, and instructor salary reimbursement. Instructional materials include textbooks, training aids, and items of equipment such as computers, videodisc players, videodiscs, videocassette recorders, video cameras, and monitors prescribed in the NJROTC curriculum. These items are provided by the Navy.