About Our Company & Program
The Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) Program was founded under the 1964 JROTC Vitalization Act and has a mission of promoting patriotism, developing leadership potential, developing informed and responsible citizens, providing information on the military services, and promoting higher education. The program is designed around a military theme for instruction and motivation, however, NJROTC cadets do not incur any military obligation. The Naval Science curriculum covers naval history, oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, navigation, naval operations, and seamanship.
A typical week consists of two days of classroom work, a day of formal uniform inspection and military duties, and a day of physical training or drill. Class instruction is augmented by community service, drill, color guard, physical strength, academic, and air rifle team competitions. Cadets competing on these teams are eligible for school varsity letters. The color guard covers the school for home sporting events, assemblies, and special events.
The unit has an excellent relationship with the local US Coast Guard Station and various Navy commands in the Puget Sound area. Through their course of study, cadets have the opportunity to visit naval installations, go onboard naval ships and submarines, and fly in USCG aircraft. Several field trips are conducted each year to enhance classroom training and to broaden the cadets' personal, educational, and professional horizons.