The NJROTC program has a long and rich history. Its mission and goals are governed by laws passed by Congress, rules and procedures established by the Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), and policies and regulations set out by local school districts. That mission is to provide a course of leadership education designed to develop informed citizens, strengthen character by teaching discipline, and develop an understanding of the responsibilities of citizenship. The curriculum, instruction, and activities are all designed to teach leadership, responsibility, and accountability. It provides focus to help cadets make the best choices and accept accountability for all their choices. Like most young adults, cadets are striving to prepare themselves for the future and become successful at meeting life’s challenges. What NJROTC does is prepare cadets for life after high school.
The JROTC program helps motivate young people to become better citizens. It instills self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. JROTC promotes graduation from high school and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that benefit the student, community, and nation.