Western New York Maritime Charter School

A Set Course To Achievement - Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Maritime Cadet?


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The JROTC program's mission is stated in theNational Defense Ace of 1916: The purpose of JROTC is "to install in studentsthe value of citizenship, service to the United States, personalresponsibility, and a sense of accomplishment."

To this end, the NSTC has established specific goals for the NJROTC program. These goals are as follows:


  • Promote Patriotism. This means love of country, respect for the flag, and pride in the government and American way of life.


  • Develop informed and responsible citizens. NJROTC should make students aware of their responsibilities, duties and rights.


  • Promote habits of orderliness and precision. Experience shows that such habits help people succeed in life.


  • Develop a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, self-discipline, and leadership. These qualities are embodied by the Navy's Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.


  • Promote understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national security. Students should understand the need for armed forces and their relationship to a democratic government.


  • Develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society. Students should understand why we have laws and governments.


  • Provide incentives to live healthy and drug-free lives. Students should know how drug use and other harmful actions affect both themselves and others.


  • Develop leadership potential. The NJROTC program provides students with a wide range of opportunities to test themselves in leadership roles such as leading a drill team and performing a staff job.


  • Promote high school completion. Students should know the value of their education.


  • Provide information on the military services as a possible career.  While the program in no way should be considered a recruiting program and participation in no way incurs service obligation, those who express interest in a military career will be afforded opportunities not found in other schools.

Last Modified on June 24, 2016
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