Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps
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 academics, athletics, color guard, cyberpatriots, drills, drones, honor guard, orienteering, and marksmanship. 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.
Quality leaders are needed across all career paths. The NJROTC curriculum combines leadership development, academic studies and service. Leadership development concentrates on cadet corps activities, drills and ceremonies, improving study habits, time-management skills, developing effective communication skills, and learning sound problem-solving techniques. Academic studies introduces the historical, scientific, and technical aspects specific to each service.
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.
Cadets run in formation and sing cadences at Basic Leadership Training.
Our cadets marching in our 2021 Homecoming Parade.
Each month our cadets engage in Cadet Formation, during which Cadets are recognized for their contributions to the NJROTC unit and are promoted to their next rank (left); Cadets experience Personnel Inspection (right).
NJROTC students go on field trips to learn more and engage in hands-on experiences. Here they are in Baltimore at the USS Constellation and the Baltimore Aquarium.
Drone competition time!
NJROTC also offers many teams to participate in, from physical to academic to ceremonial, we have it all.
Air Rifle Team
The Unit Chain of Command is available on this page.
|Principal:||Dr. Joe Rubens|
|Senior Naval Science Instructor:||Commander Lawrence Bateman|
|Naval Science Instructor:||Chief Sharon D. Rogers|
|Senior Chief Petty Officer:||C/Medina|
|Operations Officer—Lieutenant Junior Grade:||C/Zuniga|
|Administration Officer—Lieutenant Junior Grade:||C/Talmoud|
|Supply Officer—Lieutenant Junior Grade:||C/Perez|
|Drill Team Commander—Lieutenant Junior Grade||C/Deras Leon|
|Unarmed Basic:||C/Deras Leon|
|Armed Basic:||C/Deras Leon|
|Unarmed Ex:||C/De Leon|
|Color Guard Commander—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Martinez|
|Honor Guard—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Franco Valdivia|
|Training Officer—Lieutenant Junior Grade:||C/Ayala, D.|
|Public Affairs Officer—Ensign:||C/Togo|
|Armory Officer—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Benjamin|
|Athletics Commander—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Estrada|
|Rifle Team Commander—Lieutenant Junior Grade:|
|Orienteering Commander—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Zavala Ruiz|
|Cyberpatriot—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Sene|
|Drone Commander—Chief Petty Officer:||C/RIvas Hidalgo|
|Recycling Commander—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Gomez Argueta|
|Academic/Brain Brawl—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Soto|
|Student Service Learning Coordinator—Chief Petty Officer:||C/Fernandez|
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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:
- PayPal: Donate through secure account online at paypal.me/JFKNJROTC
- AmazonSmile: Designate the Boosters as your charity:
- Go to smile.amazon.com
- 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)
- Checks: Mail check made payable to JFK NJROTC Booster Club, JFK NJROTC, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902