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NJROTC Clubs and Organizations

ACADEMIC TEAM

As a member of this team, cadets will be expected to be able to recall various information from the NS1 textbook (INTRODUCTION TO THE NAVY), NS2 textbook (Naval Science 2: Maritime History, Leadership, and Nautical Sciences for the NJROTC Student), NS3 textbook (Naval Science 3: Naval Knowledge, Leadership, and Nautical Skills for the NJROTC Student), and lastly the CFM (Cadet Field Manual). After studying this information at practices, a number of cadets from the team (averaging about 8 cadets/2 teams per trip) will go to a meet, in other terms a Brain Brawl, and compete against other teams from various NJROTC units located in Area 12. The team as an individual (the 4 person team) can make it to the Area 12 Championships which consists of only units located in Area 12 and if they qualify for the National Championships then they will compete with NJROTC academic teams from around the country.   

NJROTC Cadets will participate in a Brain Brawl competition based on knowledge of Naval Science, Maritime History, Leadership, and Nautical Sciences and Skills.

CYBERPATRIOT Team

CyberPatriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students toward careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. At the core of the program is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, the nation's largest cyber defense competition that puts high school and middle school students in charge of securing virtual networks.

Drill Team

The drill is a team in which the cadet is expected to be, or become by taking part in this team, physically fit (including curl-ups, push-ups, & for those who run the relays they need to be fast at running short distance), academically smart (be knowledgeable of DOD Chain of Command & NS1-3 & Cadet Field Manual for the ones who are competing in the academic exam), and be able to drill. In the drill, you will do movements such as Columns, Flanks, Phases, Salutes, & other marching and stationary drill. Through the drill, the cadet will learn good leadership skills, discipline, along with several other life-long skills. The drill consists of Armed Basic, Unarmed Basic, Armed Exhibition, Unarmed Exhibition, Athletics, and also an academic test. The unarmed drill is done without the drill rifles and the Armed drill is done with the rifles. Basic is just marching and stationary movements and Exhibition is similar to a dance routine but instead of dancing the cadets are using sharp movements combined with drill movements. 

The Drill team members will learn various drill movements including flanks, salutes, marching maneuvers, etc. Team members will develop good leadership skills, discipline and may participate in unarmed drills, armed drills, basics and exhibitions.

Drone Team

FPV drone racing is a sport type where participants control "drones", equipped with cameras while wearing head-mounted displays showing the live stream camera feed from the drones. Similar to full size air racing, the goal is to complete a set course a quickly as possible.

Orienteering Team

 Orienteering is a sport that is recognized as a lettered sport. In orienteering, the cadet will use a map to run a course through various types of terrain to find control marks spread throughout the park that you are running in. The distance of the courses very depending on which course the runner is running. To be an efficient orienteer you must memorize the map symbols, how to read the contour lines, and know how to read a map in general. Another key factor that a accomplished orienteer must master is being able to run the course they are working on with good speed and efficiency. Even through in orienteering the cadets run individually, once all the runners come back from running their course they are scored and the team with the highest score wins the meet, but, there are chances for a cadet to receive individual medal for placing within the top so many of their course.

PT Team

The Physical Training Team compete in sit-ups, push-ups, pull-ups, and various sprinting events at a competitive level.   The Navy competitions are all in our Area 12 district, although we do compete in two or three national level competitions. We compete in the Area 12 competition, and qualify for it, we travel to Pensacola, FL, to compete nationally.

Rifle Team

 This is a prestigious sport and does require the cadet to pass a safety test before they ever touch an air rifle and they also have to go through three weeks’ worth of try-outs. Once a cadet passes AND performs well in the final match at the end of tryouts starts out as a sporter shooter. The cadet moves up to precision when ready for the more advanced shooting. The cadet also becomes a part of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, and is eligible to earn special medals called EIC badges. They can earn either Junior bronze, silver, and distinguished badges, 30 EIC points are required to earn the distinguished badge and they can earn this by competing in matches that give these points towards cadets who place in those particular matches.

Sea Perch Team

Compete in creating remote operated vehicles or ROVs to complete challenges in the water. Applying STEM(Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) cadets will be teamed up and create and prepare for competition in the Florida/Georgia area. 

StellarXplorers Team

A challenging, space system design competition involving all aspects of system development and operation with a spacecraft and payload focus. How does it work? StellarXplorers provides specific training in the use of system simulation software, Systems Tool Kit (STK) as well as an online textbook as a curriculum supplement and study resource for online “team”Quizzes given during the competition. The actual competition is accomplished from the team’s home location. Teams are given a scenario describing the system’s mission and constraints and they provide a solution to a typical space design problem, such as orbit determination, satellite component selection, and launch vehicle planning. Practice Rounds begin in October with Qualification Rounds beginning in November that determine which teams advance to the Semi-Finals in February. The top 10 teams from the Semi-Finals will receive an all-expense-paid trip the National Finals.