1.1.1 History and Background of the NJROTC Program

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1.1.1 History and Background of the NJROTC Program

  1. 1. CHAPTER 1 HISTORY AND BACKGROUND OF THE NJROTC PROGRAM
  2. 2. WHAT IS NJROTC?
  3. 3. WHAT IS NJROTC? • Leadership, Citizenship, Patriotism • Classroom study • Physical fitness • Respectful conduct • Good personal appearance • Navy's role in U.S. history
  4. 4. More than 500,000 high school students are enrolled in over 3,000 JROTC programs.
  5. 5. Congress passed the first laws establishing Army JROTC programs in selected American high schools in 1916.
  6. 6. The NJROTC was established by Congress in 1964, and the first units opened in the fall of 1966.
  7. 7. NJROTC GEOGRAPHIC AREAS Area Thirteen Area Four Area Three HI 4 Area Five Japan 2 Guam 2 Area Nine Spain 1 Area Twelve Italy 2 Area Ten Area Six Area Seven Area Eight Today over 620 NJROTC programs are established in high schools around the world.
  8. 8. THE NAVAL SERVICE TRAINING COMMAND (NSTC) • Responsible for program planning • Manages budget • Interfaces with educators, civic leaders, and naval personnel
  9. 9. Schools interested in sponsoring an NJROTC program submit an application to NSTC and are selected on a first come, first served basis.
  10. 10. Local Schools provide: • Classrooms, storage facilities, and office space • Students • Administrative support • Equipment
  11. 11. INSTRUCTORS
  12. 12. INSTRUCTORS • Instructors are retired sea service personnel. • Retired officers serve as Senior Naval Science Instructors (SNSI). • Naval Science Instructors (NSI) are retired officers or senior petty officers.
  13. 13. INSTRUCTORS • Each instructor must be certified to serve as an instructor by the NSTC. • Certification is based on past performance in responsible positions while serving on active duty. • Most instructors have extensive experience in leadership and management positions. • Some have experience as teachers and counselors.
  14. 14. The Navy provides: • Curriculum (Textbooks) • Funding • Uniforms and equipment • Certification of instructors • Overall planning and direction
  15. 15. NJROTC ROCKS! The Navy supports the curriculum with computers, DVD players, audiovisual materials, and instructor teaching aids.
  16. 16. The Navy supplies: Air Rifles Drill Rifles Uniforms Accessories
  17. 17. The Navy helps fund trips to: Air Bases Shore Bases Ships Field Meets
  18. 18. Summary The NJROTC program is a joint effort of the U.S. Navy and your local school authorities to enhance your high school education.
  19. 19. Q.1. Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) programs began in what year?
  20. 20. Q.1. Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) programs began in what year? A.1. The first NJROTC programs began in 1966.
  21. 21. Q.2. Which Navy command is responsible for the administration of the NJROTC program?
  22. 22. Q.2. Which Navy command is responsible for the administration of the NJROTC program? A.2. Under guidance provided by the Secretary of the Navy, the Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) located in Pensacola, Florida, is responsible for administering the NJROTC program.
  23. 23. Q.3. Schools must ensure a minimum enrollment in the NJROTC program of how many students?
  24. 24. Q.3. Schools must ensure a minimum enrollment in the NJROTC program of how many students? A.3. Each school must maintain an enrollment of 100 students or 10% of the school’s total enrollment, whichever is less.
  25. 25. Q.4. What are the two basic qualifications for an NJROTC instructor?
  26. 26. Q.4. What are the two basic qualifications for an NJROTC instructor? A.4. To serve as an NJROTC instructor the individual must be certified by the Naval Service Training Command and be approved and hired by the principal of the host school.
  27. 27. Q.5. Who provides the textbooks and uniforms used by NJROTC students?
  28. 28. Q.5. Who provides the textbooks and uniforms used by NJROTC students? A.5. The Navy provides textbooks, curriculum guides, audio- visual equipment, training materials, and computers for the Naval Science classroom. The Navy provides uniforms for each student.
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