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Greenville Senior High School 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 military training. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, and travel are provided by the Navy.

Commander Atkinson and Dr. Scott are committed to keeping the NJROTC program absolutely free to cadets.  Uniforms (typically worn each Thursday) and PT gear (typically worn on Fridays) are issued free of charge and cadets are expected to maintain them and wear them with pride.  Our program is expanding this 2023-4 school year to include marksmanship and (quadcopter) drone teams to our existing competitive team opportunities in drill teams, athletics, academics, and orienteering (land navigation). 

Last year each senior in the program was offered full scholarships to universities.  Dr. Scott maintains an extensive network amongst scholars and faculty throughout the nation.  He can assist cadets in gaining acceptance to whatever academic goal they have post-GHS.  Senior Naval Science Instructors can recommend up to three cadets for admission to the US Naval Academy each year.

Citizenship development is our primary focus, while cadets who choose to enlist after three years of our program earn advance standing (rank) upon entering basic training.  This can equate to substantial increased earnings over an initial enlistment.

Two years with NJROTC will also satisfy the state of Ohio physical education requirements at Greenville Senior High.  

Competitions occur throughout the area and nationally throughout the year.  Basic Leadership Training (BLT) (typically sophomores) and those BLT graduates can attend Leadership Academy over the summer.  Field trips to the Wright-Patterson US Air Force museum and surrounding Department of Defense installations occur during the school year.  In partnership with Veteran Service Organizations like the American Legion, AMVETS and VFW, we perform community service whenever and wherever possible.  We can keep cadets as busy as they and their families would like!

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