ATTENTION UPCOMING FRESHMAN!
The NJROTC Program offers numerous opportunities, both during and after school. NJROTC allows cadets to gain more community service hours than most other school programs. We have extracurricular teams, the Drill Team, the Academic Team, the Color Guard, the Physical Training Team and the Rifle Team.
A typical week in Naval Science consists of:
Monday - Drill
Tuesday - Academics
Wednesday – Uniform wear and possible inspection
Thursday - Academics
Friday – Physical Training (informally referred to as ‘PT’)
PT in the first and second quarters of the year consists of calisthenics
Third quarter is Obstacle Course Training
The fourth quarter is team sports (kickball, dodge ball and many more…)
Naval Science One cadets (NS1’s) are taught various chapters in the Cadet Field Manual (CFM or Orange Manual) and Naval Science One textbook and take notes based upon the lecture and the TV presentation.
Drill can be an intimidating concept but it is used to quickly and orderly move cadets from one place to another, drill teaches discipline and coordination. If a cadet demonstrates a proficiency in drill then they might consider joining the drill team where one can win team and individual awards. In fourth quarter, NS1’s are taught basic rifle drill.
PT in the first semester is calisthenics, which consists of curl-ups, push-ups, stretches and running in platoon formation, the pace is set by the slowest cadet. The NJROTC at PCHS has an obstacle course which is used in third quarter to teach confidence and coordination, some of the obstacles include hopping over logs, climbing up ropes and sliding down poles. These tasks seem more difficult than they are in reality. The fourth quarter is team sports in which the NS1’s face off against NS2’s and 3’s.
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