• Vanguard NJROTC

    Naval Science Instructor: Petty Officer Lee

    EMAIL: aaron.lee@marion.k12.fl.us

    JROTC was first authorized by Congress in 1916 for the U.S. Army. The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. There are approximately 600 NJROTC units in high schools around the world.

    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 competition, field meets, visits to naval activities, marksmanship training, and other military training. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, travel allowance, and a substantial portion of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.

    Captain Bob Brodsky and Master Sergeant Fred Smith started Vanguard's unit in 1994. Since then, thousands of students have taken our classes.



    You are expected to:

    • Come to school and be in class on time
    • Be polite and use common sense (engage the brain prior to engaging the mouth)
    • Open your ears and close your mouth when the instructor is speaking
    • Raise your hand to ask a question or add comment
    • Comply with the student dress code, student code of conduct and other applicable school regulations
    • Participate, and make an honest effort in all your classes
    • Be respectful of all the teachers and staff
    • Wear the uniform with pride per the Cadet Field Manual
    • Show respect to the United States of America and the National Ensign by taking the lead and being the first person to stand in whichever class you are in and recite the Pledge of Allegiance in a clear and respectful tone, even if you are the only person in that class that has the character to do so.
    • Make academic achievement and graduation your first priority
    • Do your home work and study for exams
    • Abstain from abusing substances
    • Never chew gum in NJROTC portables
    • Facial, tongue, and ear piercings (except for female ear piercings) are not authorized in the NJROTC portables, or while in uniform or while participating in any NJROTC activity.
    • Junior cadets will listen to and follow the directions given to them from more senior cadets.