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 NJROTC - Naval Science & Naval History

Department Chair:  Commander Sam Vickers

Would you like to:

  • Fly in a navy airplane or spend time on a navy ship?

  • Go on extended field trips to places like Boston or Seattle?

  • Participate in NJROTC competitions at NAS Pensacola and Auburn?

  • Attend a special, formal military ball?

  • Be part of a drill team, air rifle team, or athletic team?

  • Be part of a color guard that performs at varsity football games?

  • Earn personal awards, medals, recognition, and wear a uniform?

  • Be in contention for college scholarships?

You can do all of these things and more by enrolling in the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) at Pace High School. If you meet certain criteria, you can receive an NROTC college scholarship worth up to $180,000 in financial benefits as well as an exciting career. You can obtain nomination to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. If you complete three years in NJROTC and elect to enlist in the service, you will be eligible to enter at an advanced pay grade. This may mean $200 per month over normal entry pay.

 

What is required?

  • Eligibility: Male or female enrolled at Pace High School and physically qualified to participate in the high school physical education program. Santa Rosa School District Pre-participation Athletic Screening is required.

  • Obligation: Membership in the NJROTC does not obligate the student for further service with the U. S. Government or the armed services. No financial obligations or costs are incurred.

  • The purpose of this program is to introduce students to leadership principles which will serve them well throughout life. The course is designed to create in each cadet an appreciation for the heritage and traditions of America, with an emphasis on the significant role that sea power will play in America's future. Students who successfully complete three years of Naval Science can enter the armed services at pay grade E-3, or as an E-2 with two years of Naval Science. A certain percentage of NROTC College scholarships are designated for NJROTC cadets to compete for increasing the chances of obtaining a scholarship. The Naval Science instructor can nominate three qualified students per year to be considered for admission to the United States Naval Academy.

  • All students enrolled in ROTC will earn two credits per year.

  • There is a $10.00 Lab Fee for first-year cadets.

 

Instructors

Commander Sam Vickers, U.S. Navy (Retired)

1st Sgt John Baker, U.S.M.C. (Retired)