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NJROTC Program

Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

The NJROTC accredited 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 extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship, sports training, and physical fitness training. Each week consists of 2 academic class sessions, 2 activity class sessions and 1 Uniform class session.

What does the NJROTC program do? 

  • Promotes Patriotism
  • Develops informed and responsible citizens
  • Develops respect for constructed authority
  • Develops leadership potential
  • Promotes higher education
  • Promotes community service
  • 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 services as a possible career
  • Provides an alternative to gangs
  • Provides an incentive to live healthy and drug-free

Competition Teams Include:

  • Academics Team
  • Air Rifle Team
  • Armed Drill Team
  • Color Guard
  • Sports Team
  • Unarmed Drill Team

 For more information on the NJROTC program, contact Hanford West at 559-583-5901 or send an email to Mr. Gallego mitchell.gallego@hjuhsd.org.  If you are an incoming freshman interested in applying for the NJROTC program, the application will be open from January 15th through January 26th, 2024.