Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
Provides information on the military services as a possible career
Provides an alternative to gangs
Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free
What are the benefits of NJROTC?
Approximately 60 percent of the NJROTC cadets who are graduating seniors continue to higher education.
The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets to graduate from high school and continue to higher education offering free ACT/SAT preparation.
NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance, are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, on average have higher grade point averages and graduate at a higher rate.
Cadets learn the value of teamwork and individual accomplishments from belonging to NJROTC.
The character education in NJROTC teaches values, principles, and self-discipline promoting positive, productive behaviors and provides a support structure that is critical not only in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs, but living a healthy and fit lifestyle.
While the training is along military lines, it is conducted so as to encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts, to teach self-control, develop personal character, responsibility and qualities of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.