NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORP
Counts for PE Credit
Lutheran High School, NJROTC Unit 96639 is a leadership development program, one that will test and challenge students, and provide them with a wide variety of life skills. NJROTC offers students the chance to be a FOLLOWER, LEADER, and TEAM PLAYER, while displaying a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and individual discipline. For the past 40 years, Lutheran High’s NJROTC has always been Christ centered and the program has continually transformed cadets’ lives in so many ways focusing on our motto: “Service with Honor”.
NAVAL SCIENCE I
This course covers U.S. history to the Civil War, and introduction to sea power, leadership and health education, a Naval orientation, the relationship between the Navy and the government, U.S. sea power and the challenge of the Twenty First Century, the organization and mission of Naval ships, navigation and maritime geography. The course also includes participation in military drill, field trips, a five-day mini boot camp and a formal military ball. An awards ceremony and a traditional military change of command ceremony are also included.
NAVAL SCIENCE II
This course covers Naval operations and Naval careers, Naval leadership, U.S. History from the Civil War to World War II, oceanography, navigation and the rules of the road, Naval organization and operations and national security. It includes the same basic activities as Naval Science I. Extended cruises on board U.S. Naval Vessels are available periodically.
NAVAL SCIENCE III
This course covers sea power today, officer and enlisted programs in the U.S. Navy, U.S. history from World War II to the present, Naval leadership and discipline, the Navy and the Nation, meteorology, astronomy and navigation. It includes the same basic activities as Naval Science I and II.
NAVAL SCIENCE IV
The fourth Naval Science class experience includes being a training assistant to the Naval Science Instructor and responsibility for the supply and administration of unit records. Cadets must be well versed in drill customs and tradition, military courtesy and Naval terminology. Participants at this level are required to help supervise the mini-boot camp and plan the military ball, awards ceremony and change of command functions.
COLOR GUARD, ARMED AND UNARMED DRILL TEAMS
These groups are special arms of the four regular Naval Science courses. Select students are chosen to participate on the teams and are given an accelerated course content load with extra work in the area of special drill and performance.