Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps






For more information contact:

Team Leader:
Commander Lawrence Bateman


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JFK NJROTC Mulch Fundraiser

The JFK NJROTC program will be selling mulch through April 4, 2020. On April 4th, the official mulch sale event will be held between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the JFK bus loop.

Delivery is also available. Cash, credit card and check payments will be accepted the day of the sale, while supplies last. Between now and April 4th, you may place a secure online order with a credit card at

3-cubic-foot bag brown mulch $5.00 per bag
Pick-up only *
2-cubic-foot bag black or red mulch $5.00 per bag
Pick-up only *
3-cubic-foot bag brown mulch $5.75 per bag
Delivery available within 5-mile radius
10-bag minimum
2-cubic-foot bag black or red mulch $6.00 per bag
Delivery available 5- to 10-mile radius
15-bag minimum
* PICK UP TIMES BETWEEN 8:00 a.m. AND 1:00 p.m.

Any JFK student who would like to earn SSL hours is welcome to come out and help. See Chief Rogers or Commander Bateman in room 119 for more information.

JFK NJROTC Booster Club

The mission of the JFKHS NJROTC Booster Club is to promote and support the NJROTC program at JFKHS through fundraising activities, extra-curricular activity support, educational support and other assistance that may be requested by the Naval Science Instructors. JFK’s NJROTC Booster Club is a registered charity and is exempt from federal income tax under the IRS 501(c)(3) code. Any money donated to the unit is tax exempt, to the extent allowed by law, and the club is eligible to receive charitable contributions from outside organizations.

Support the Unit and Your Cadet – How to Donate:

  1. PayPal: Donate through secure account online at
  2. AmazonSmile: Designate the Boosters as your charity:
    • Go to
    • Click “Supporting” at the top left of your screen
    • Choose “John F Kennedy NJROTC Booster Club, Inc.” (make sure to select location Silver Spring, MD)
  3. Checks: Mail check made payable to JFK NJROTC Booster Club, JFK NJROTC, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902 


The purpose of the Navy Junior Officers Training Corps, also known as NJROTC, is to "instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.” Choosing to take part in one of the most diverse and interesting programs a high school student can participate in, you will be joining more than half a million other students across the United States.

NJROTC also offers teams that compete against other local high school units in military drill, marksmanship, athletics and academics. Cadets take part in a wide variety of community service work as a part of citizenship training, therefore opportunities to earn SSL hours are guaranteed. We stay busy throughout the year, taking part in various field trips in and out of state. Cadets have also stated that the connections and friendships developed last a long time after they graduate high school. Come join us and see first hand what we are all about, and visit us on Facebook and Twitter.

NJROTC Activities

The John F. Kennedy NJROTC attends and holds many activities every school year, and during the summer. They include but are not limited to military ceremonies, museums, parades, and school events. Our unit doesn’t only attend events such as those mentioned above, but our unit is sometimes asked to help at events in our community. For example, we are asked to help at events such as church events, community fairs, college events, etc.


NJROTC also offers many teams to participate in, from physical to academic to ceremonial, we have it all.

 NJROTC Rifle Team 2016-17   Air Rifle Team
Team Commander: c/PO3 Benalcazar
The Air Rifle Team consists of 8 cadets from all grades, practicing their accuracy and precision with air rifles for Air Rifle Competitions. Cadets are to first pass a safety test before becoming a member of the team.
 NJROTC Academic Team 2016-17   Academics Team
Team Commander: c/PO2 Bonilla
The academics team does many things such as aiding in homework for different classes, help in learning NJROTC knowledge, and competitions by taking tests on American history and Naval knowledge.
JFK NJROTC Athletic Team 2016-17     Athletics Team
Team Commander: c/SN Majano
The athletics team is for both, girls and guys, and is based on the cadets physical fitness. Cadets attend practice a few times a week after school to build muscular endurance and prepare for competitions held at different schools. Athletic team exercises consist of but are not limited to push-ups, sit-ups, curl-ups, Australian trollies, and mile runs.
JFK NJROTC Color Guard Team 2016-17     Color Guard
Team Commander: c/PO3 Miszinski
Color Guard is the ceremonial representation of the national flag and associated institution. Color Guard usually consists of 4 people, 2 with rifles, one with the American Flag, and the other with the associated institutions flag. Color Guard attends drill meets to also compete with other schools in how well their Color Guard is.
JFK NJROTC Drill Team 2016-17     Drill Team
Team Commander: c/PO3 Uribe
The drill team is one of the most competitive teams in the NJROTC program. NJROTC drill teams from different high schools hold competitions for marching, personal appearance, and NJROTC knowledge. Trophies are then held out at the end to the schools who performed best.
 JFK NJROTC Orienteering Team 2016-17   Orienteering Team
Team Commander: c/SN McNeill
The orienteering team consists of cadets, going on a treasure hunt-like search, but are only given a map and a compass, and are placed in a specific environment to locate markers. Schools are then judged based on the time the run took, and whether the cadets chose the correct markers.

NJROTC Chain of Command

The Unit Chain of Command is available on this page.

Principal: Honorable Joe Rubens
Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Lawrence Bateman
Naval Science Instructor: Chief Petty Officer Sharon D. Rogers
Commanding Officer: c/LCDR Cruz-Portillo, D.
Executive Officer: c/LT Grey-Coker
Senior Enlisted Advisor: c/SCPO Choute, S.
Operations Officer: c/CPO Sarino
Administration Officer: c/PO2 Hall
Supply Officer: c/CPO Simms
Training Officer c/CPO Hahn
Armorer: c/SN Hernandez, S.
Public Affairs Officer c/CPO Quiroga
Recycling Officer: c/SN Sanchez
SSL Coordinator:  
Academic Team: c/PO2 Bonilla
Rifle Team: c/PO3 Benalcazar
Drill Team: c/PO3 Uribe
Color Guard: c/PO3 Miszinski
Athletic Team: c/SN Majano
Recruiting Team:  
Orienteering Team: c/SN McNeill
Cyber Patriot Team: c/SN Prastya
Platoon 1 (periods 2, 3, 7):  
Platoon 2 (period 4):  
Platoon 3 (period 6):  
Platoon 4 (period 8):  
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