This course is generally designed to provide an opportunity for secondary school students to learn about the basic elements and requirements of national heritage, leadership, and their personal obligations as American citizens. The NJROTC program has the following basic objectives:
- Promote patriotism
- Develop informed and responsible citizens
- Promote habits of orderliness and precision, and develop respect for constituted authority
- Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline, and leadership
- Promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security
- Develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society
- Develop an interest in the military service as a possible career
The initial section in this course is specifically designed to engender a sound appreciation for the heritage and traditions of America, with recognition that the historically significant role of sea power will be important in Americaâ€™s future, and develop in each cadet a growing sense of pride in his/her organization, associates, and self.Â The second section, Leadership, reinforces NS1 lessons in military drill and ceremony, uniform regulations, and physical fitness.Â I will strive to convince cadets that leadership is NOT about changing the mindset of the individual or group, but in the cultivation of an environment that brings out the best and even inspires the individuals in that group to do what needs to be done.Â The third and final section, Nautical Sciences, is designed to engender a sound understanding or maritime geography as it relates to our natural resources, landform climate, soil, world-wide bodies of water, people, governments, military, and geopolitics.Â These elements will be pursued at a fundamental level.Â Additionally, this class is intended to provide an enjoyable and challenging learning experience.Â I desire immediate feedback whenever the goals for enjoyment and challenge (too much or too little) are not being met.
Any student with any condition requiring special facilitation during this course may discuss this matter privately with the NJROTC Instructor.Â Such facilitation may be the right of the student under federal law.