Linden's Senior Naval Science Instructor is Commander William Murphy.
Instructors are Petty Officer Nita O'Neal, and 1st Sgt. Michael Philibert.
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WHAT IS NJROTC?
NJROTC stands for Navy Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps. The program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may
be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The instructors are retired
Marine Corps, Navy, 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 competitions, field meets, educational field trips, visits
to naval activities, and other military training. Uniforms, textbooks, training
aids, travel allowance, and a substantial portion of instructors' salaries
are provided by the Navy. The instructors however, work for Linden's board
of Education just like other teachers.
WHAT DOES THE NJROTC PROGRAM DO?
- Promotes patriotism
- Develops informed and responsible citizens
- Develops respect for constituted authority
- Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
- Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
- Provides information on the military servcices as a possible career
- Provides community service
- Develops leadership potential
- Provides an alternative to gangs
- Promotes high school completion as well as advanced education opportunities
- Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free
SOUNDS PRETTY SERIOUS--IS THERE ANY FUN STUFF?
Linden NJROTC cadets participate in a number of
outside activities throughout the school year. These opportunities are designed
to stimulate learning by hands-on experience and to reinforce classroom instruction.
Most every day, something is happening somewhere. Some of these activities include:
- School and local activities such as drill teams, air rifle
teams, orienteering, unit athletics, parades, field days, and nonpolitical
- Daily supervised after school activities are available to
- Military/leadership training (Leadership Academy) which is
two weeks long during the summer months.
- Educational field trips. On an average, we go on at least
one a month.
- Orientation visits (3 to 5 days) to various naval and military
- Cruises about U.S. naval vessels (1 day to 2 weeks) normally
conducted during the summer months (when available).
SO WHO INSTRUCTS THIS PROGRAM?
The SNSI is the senior commissioned officer employed by the
Linden school district and considered the department head with Naval Science
as a specific department in the high school system. Linden's Senior Naval Science
Instructor is Commander William Murphy. All other personnel employed by
the school in the NJROTC Program are called Naval Science Instructors (NSI).
Linden's Naval Science Instructors are Petty Officer
Nita O'Neal, and 1STSGT Michael Philibert. The Chief of Naval Education and
Training enforces stringent certification requirements on all personnel applying
to the NJROTC program.
WHAT ARE THE STUDENT ENROLLMENT ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS?
- Be enrolled in and attending a regular course of instruction
in a grade 9 through 12 at Linden High School.
- Be physically qualified to participate fully in the physical
education portion of the program.
- Maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and
an academic standing that warrants at least normal progression leading to
- Maintain acceptable standards of conduct.
- Comply with specified personal grooming standards. Common
sense and good judgment apply to the attainment of these standards. Standards
will not be relaxed so as to reflect disgrace on the naval service.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF NJROTC?
- Over 60 percent of the Linden NJROTC cadets graduating continue
to higher education.
- NJROTC provides the opportunity for high school students
to learn the basic elements and need for national security and their personal
obligations as Americans.
- The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes
of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.
- While the training is along military lines, it is conducted
so as to encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts,
to teach self-control, develop personal character, responsibility and qualities
of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.
- Cadets derive self-esteem from belonging to NJROTC.
- Linden NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance,
are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem,
develop positive life skills, graduate at a higher rate, and are an excellent
source of service accessions.
- The values, principles, and self-discipline taught in NJROTC
promotes positive productive behaviors and provides a support structure that
is critical in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs.
- The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets
to graduate from high school.
- Cadets who have completed 2 years of NJROTC may be recommended
by their Senior Naval Science Instructor to receive special consideration
for NJROTC scholarship selection.
- Cadets presenting evidences of successful completion of at
least 3 years of NJROTC are entitled to advanced promotion to pay grade E-2
in the Marine Corps.
- Cadets accepted for enlistment, who provide evidence of successful
completion of 2 years of a NJROTC program are entitled to be enlisted in pay
grade E-2 (except in the Marine Corps and Air Force).
- The Senior Naval Science Instructor is authorized to nominate
a maximum of three eligible cadets each year to compete for U.S. Naval Academy
Link to Curriculum
For an all-encompassing and extremely rewarding high school experience,
where citizenship, patriotism, fellowship and leadership are the ethos of success;
Linden NJROTC is your catalyst. . .