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LHSNJROTCINST 5000.1E  (10/11)


        LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL NAVY JROTC INSTRUCTION 5000 .1E               (10/11)




Subj:       Liberty High School NJROTC SOP



               (a)     CNETINST 1533.9 Series

               (b)     NJROTC End of Year Report

               (c)     Liberty High School Student Handbook

               (d)    ISD Policies

               (e)     NJROTC Cadet Field Manual (NAVEDTRA 37116-F)


1.  These NJROTC Cadet SOP’s provide general information and guidelines for the cadets of Patriot Company.  References (a) through (d) apply.


2.  The NJROTC Program and the Naval Science Curriculum are interchangeable terms.  It is an elective course that can provide four credits of Career and Technical Education and can be substituted for the require Physical Education (PE) credit.  NJROTC objectives include development of citizenship, character, self-discipline, respect, responsibility and leadership.  This handbook is intended to help students achieve these objectives by clearly stating what is required of them.  All cadets are expected to develop a working knowledge of the SOP’s.  In addition, they are expected to refer to and use them for guidance and to comply with the rules contained therein and elsewhere.





W. Daniel Joslin

CDR, USN (Ret.)







SECTION I        OBJECTIVES                                                                           1

      101      Mission Statement  

      102      Core Values

      103      Motto

      104      Unit Objectives

      105      Implementation of Objectives     


SECTION II      NJROTC PROGRAM                                                            2

      201      Curriculum

      202      Grading System  

      203      Uniform of the Week     

      204      Inspections   

      205      Cadet Records    

      206      Disenrollment

      207      NJROTC Classroom Rules

      208      Unit Management System (JUMS)

      209      Website

      210      Email

      211      Plan of the Week

      212      Suggestions



SECTION III     UNIT ORGANIZATION                                                             6

      301      Unit Structure     

      302      Unit Chain of Command (COC)

      303      Billet Duties and Responsibilities

      304      Turnover Notebooks


SECTION IV     ADVANCEMENT IN RANK                                                7

      401      Advancement Requirements        

      402      Advancement Procedures

      403      Exceptions to Advancement Requirements


SECTION V      UNIT REGULATIONS                                                          8

      501      Military Bearing and Courtesy

      502      Telephone Regulations

      503      Alcoholic Beverages and Drug Use

      504      Smoking

      505      Sexual Harassment

      506      Public Displays of Affection (PDA)


SECTION VI        CONDUCT/DISCIPLINE                                                        9

      601      General         

      602      Honor Code

      603      Code of Conduct

      604      Classroom Procedures    

      605      Military Etiquette

      606      Discipline


SECTION VII  UNIFORMS                                                                               10

      701      Uniform Philosophy

      702      Uniform Issue     

      703      Uniform Responsibilities

      704      Garrison Cap Regulations


SECTION VIII  AWARDS AND RIBBONS                                                    11

      801      Awards and Ribbons


SECTION IX     ACTIVITIES                                                                            12

      901      Activities and Events

      902      Local Area Field Trips    

      903      Overnight Field Trips

      904.     Planning, Scheduling, and Conducting Activities                       


SECTION X      TEAMS                                                                                    12

      1001    Unit Teams

      1002    Team Letters and Awards



      1101    Unit Fundraising                                                                                  13



      1201    AMI Background

      1202    AMI Preparation     


SECTION XIII   END OF YEAR REPORT (EOY)                                        14

      1301    EOY Background

      1303    EOY Preparation


Appendix A    Grade Sheet

Appendix B    Cadet Data Form

Appendix C    Suggestion Form

Appendix D    Organization Chart

Appendix E     Billet Duties and Responsibilities

Appendix F     Turnover Notebook Table of Contents

Appendix G    Advancement Requirements

Appendix H    Advancement Exam Study Guide

Appendix I      Code of Conduct

Appendix J      Uniform Item Request Form

Appendix K    Organizational Awards

Appendix L     Activities Request / Participation Sheet

Appendix M    AMI Pass-in-Review Script



LHS NJROTC mission statement:  As a cadet in the Liberty Navy JROTC program, be: dedicated to our unit; responsible to our school, community and parents; and respectful and courteous to our fellow students and cadets through citizenship and personal commitment.





103.  MOTTO:  

Freedom attained through knowledge




            a.   To develop informed citizens

            b.   To develop and strengthen character

            c.   To develop followership and leadership lifetime skills

            d.   To help form good habits of self-discipline and responsibility

            e.   To promote an understanding of the basic elements and requirements for national defense

            f.    To develop respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society

            g.  To develop an appreciation for the U. S. Navy and the role of sea and air power

            h.   To appreciate the benefits of physical exercise and develop a personal physical fitness program to remain fit for life


Simply put, the world needs both good leaders and good followers.  In our program you will be taught that good leaders must first be good followers.  Leadership opportunities are available to those who want them, but are not mandatory.  Either way, the plan is to develop or improve traits such as self-reliance, self-discipline, accountability, orderliness, integrity, respect, patriotism, and unit pride.    



In achieving our designed objectives, we attempt to blend the curriculum into one that is both satisfying and stimulating to the individual and to the unit.  The course of instruction consists of two or three (A day/B day) periods per week.  Course of instruction during those days will consist of academics, drill and physical training. In addition to these activities, participation in the air rifle team, armed drill team, unarmed drill team, color guard, orienteering team, academic team, and/or physical readiness team is encouraged to further develop those skills discussed and practiced in the formal period of instruction.  Furthermore, field trips and other activities are incorporated into the year to reward performance and expose cadets to a variety of life experiences.






Naval Science 1                                                                                              1 Unit

Years Offered:                                                                                                9,10,11,12

Prerequisites:  None

         This academic module is comprised of two parts: Introduction to Navy JROTC and Basic Military Skills. These modules encompass uniform wear, drill, military insignia and rate/rank recognition and the concepts, goals and objectives of the NJROTC program. It also provides initial followership and leadership instruction and practices.


Naval Science 2*                                                                                            1 Unit

Years Offered:                                                                                                10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Naval Science 1

         This course is comprised of three parts: Maritime History, Nautical Sciences and Leadership. The cadets will be introduces to the beginning of Navies and progress to current history with emphasis on the history of the United States Navy. They will also be introduced to the Nautical Sciences such as Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astrology, and Physical Science as it relates to the seas and life in the seas. The second year of Naval Science also begins a formal discussion of Leadership Skills, Methods and Styles with opportunities and experiences in leadership development.


Naval Science 3*                                                                                            1 Unit

Years Offered:                                                                                                11, 12

Prerequisites: Naval Science 2

         This course consists of two modules with subject content in Naval Knowledge and Naval Skills. It introduces the cadets to the inner workings and organization of the Department of the Navy, its relationship to the overall strategy of the United States military and its role in maintaining the security of the United States and the freedoms of its citizens. It also takes a look at how ships are constructed, their organization, manning, armament, navigation and seamanship/ship handling.  Naval aviation and aircraft are also studied.


Naval Science 4                                                                                              1 Unit

Year Offered:                                                                                                 12

Prerequisites: Naval Science 3

         This course is an advanced leadership theory discussion class in which the cadets examine different leadership styles, study different leadership situations and then put those practices and skills to use. Class work will consist of case studies and writing of papers on topics including: integrity; qualities of effective leaders; advanced leadership techniques; and policy development.                                                                                                 


* The academic course work for NS 2 and NS 3 does not have to be taken in order. This allows NS 2 and NS 3 classes to be combined.  The NS 2 academics will be taught one year and NS 3 the next.


As a cadet in the LHS NJROTC Program, it is important that you understand the requirements you will be measured by in this course.  You will be given a letter grade each quarter/semester for scholastic work and citizenship.  All graded items will be graded on a 100 point basis and will be weighted from .1 to 2.0 depending on relative importance.  Points toward a grading period grade for each item can be determined by multiplying points earned times the amount the item is weighted.  The grading period grade will then be determined by dividing total points earned by total points possible and multiplying by 100.  The following weighting is used in determining grades:


           a.    Grades:


                     (1)  Academic Item                                                    Weight

                           Homework                                                                .1

                           Quiz                                                                          .1

                           Test                                                                          1.0

                           Final Exam                                                               2.0


                     (2) Drill

                           Drill Demonstration                                                 .25


                     (3)  Physical Training (PT)

                           Dress Out for PT                                                      .25


                     (4)  Uniform

                           Uniform Inspection                                                               .25


                     (5)  Community / School Service                                                                      

                           Service (10 Hours/Semester Required)                                2.0


                     (6)  Followership (NS1 Only)

                           Observed Followership                                            1.5


                     (7)  Leadership (NS2 - NS4)

                           Observed Leadership                                               1.5


                     (8)  Duties (NS2 - NS4)

                           Performance of Duties                                             1.5


                     (9)  Participation (NS2 - NS4)

                           Unit Participation                                                    1.5


                     (10)  Turnover Notebook                                              2.0



  b.    Grading Criteria:


                     (1)  Academics: There will be a number of homework assignments and tests given during the semester.  A student who misses an assignment or test because of an excused absence will be allowed to make it up.  Unexcused late work will be graded accordingly and given reduced credit. 


                     (2) PT: Cadets will be required to dress out once each week and participate in PT activities.  Dressing out will be considered wearing of issued PT sweats/shorts pants and sweat/T-shirts/ and tennis shoes (not issued). Failure to dress out in the prescribe PT uniform will result in the loss of 20 points and failure to wear any type of PT gear at all will result in the loss of 50 points.  Failure to participate in PT activities will result in a grade of 0 unless a written excuse from a parent/guardian is provided.  Extended non-participation requires a letter from a physician.


                     (3)  Uniform: The uniform grading will be based on meeting grooming standards, proper wearing of the uniform and conduct and will be evaluated in a uniform inspection.  Uniform inspection grading criteria is detailed on the Grade Sheet (Appendix A).  The uniform must be worn the entire uniform day unless another school activity might soil or damage the uniform.  In such cases, the cadet must receive an instructor’s written permission to change out of their uniform.  A cadet caught out of uniform without permission will receive a grade of 0 and will have to make it up as a failure to wear the uniform on a uniform day.  An unexcused failure to wear the uniform on uniform day will result in a loss of 20 points on the makeup inspection if the uniform is worn and the cadets inspected the next school day.  A loss of 10 points will occur for each additional day the uniform is not worn.  Excused absences can be made up in advance or the next school day the cadet is present.  To makeup an inspection, the cadet must present themselves to an instructor in uniform for inspection to receive a makeup grade preferably in the morning before the start of the school day.  Failure to makeup the inspection the next day present will result in a loss of 10 points for each day the makeup does not occur.


                     (4)  Service: Community and School service participation are a required part of the NJROTC experience.  Ten hours are required each semester.  The grade will be based on the percentage of actual hours achieved.


                     (5)  Observed Performance and Participation:  A large portion of the overall grade is made up of observed performance and participation.  Performance grades are based on followership, leadership and performance of assigned duties as observed by cadet leadership and instructors.  Participation grades are based on the cadet’s level of participation in classroom activities and scheduled events as observed by the instructors.


                     (6)  Turnover Notebooks:  Turnover notebooks and their construction are discussed in detail in Section 304.  They will be reviewed by an instructor on a periodic basis for completeness and functionality.  A grade will be assigned once per quarter.  It is the cadet’s responsibility to present the turnover notebook to his/her instructor at least two weeks prior to the end of the quarter for review.  Any deficiencies noted should be corrected and the turnover notebook resubmitted for grading at least one week prior to the end of the quarter.  Missing the review period will result in the turnover notebook being graded as is.


            c.   Grade Posting: Grades are updated and posted in Skyward periodically and can be accessed through the school website.  Skyward shows attendance, all graded items and overall grade.  Parents or cadets may request an individual progress report at any time, if they do not have access to the internet. 



Uniforms are to be worn on as scheduled in the Plan of the Week.  Normally, there will be a uniform and military knowledge inspection every week for all cadets.  Cadets are graded on inspection day to the standards in the Cadet Field Manual.  Because uniform inspection is a significant part of the Naval Science grade, failure to wear the uniform or missing inspections will have a negative effect on your grade. Repeated failure to wear the uniform, misuse of the uniform or other lack or adherence to the rules will result in a detention or other disciplinary actions.



Inspections will be conducted once a week in accordance the Cadet Field Manual and Area 13 instructions.  A short period of time prior to the inspection will be set aside to fix minor things such as scuffs on shoes, gig lines, Irish pennants, etc.  Cadets are expected to help each other meet or exceed the standards.  All cadets must stand inspection, including those not in uniform.  Cadets not in uniform will stand in a separate formation and are responsible for meeting grooming standards and for assigned knowledge.



Every cadet is responsible for completing a Cadet Data Form (Appendix B) and maintaining the information on it current.  When information changes the cadet should request the form from their platoon leader, make the necessary corrections, and return it to the platoon leader.  The Administrative Officer is responsible for initial collection of and maintaining the Cadet Data Forms.



A cadet may be disenrolled for any of the following reasons:


            a.   Request of the individual student

            b.   Lack of aptitude, indifference to training, and serious infraction of the Code of Conduct

            c.   Withdrawal from school

            d.   Failure to maintain the standards required for enrollment

            e.   Disenrollment in accordance with school regulations




            a.   Be safe

            b.   Be responsible for yourself

            c.   Respect yourself and others

            d.   Be prompt and prepared

            e.   Be a good class participant

            f.    Let fellow cadets have their own opinions

            g.   Do your best, no matter how trivial the task

            h.   Look out for the group before you look out for yourself

            i.    Do not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those that do

            j.    Do not whine or make excuses

            k.   No chewing gum

            l.    No eating or drinking

            m.  No sitting on the desk tops

            n.   No use of personal electronic devices



JUMS is a computer based data management system provided by the US Navy specifically to help manage the NJROTC program.  It has been designed to be used by cadets to manage cadet data and supply records including:


            a.   Cadet enrollment, scheduling and course completion

            b.   Participation in activities and community / school service

            c.   Cadet awards, advancement in rank and billet assignments

            d.   Uniform issue, ordering and inventory management

            e.   Instructional material issue and ordering

            f.    Unit property inventory control

            g.   Generating and submitting unit orders and reports to the Navy


All cadets will receive training in the basic use of JUMS. The unit Commanding Officer is responsible for the managing the use of JUMS.  Almost every function of JUMS will be maintained by the cadet staff.  Only generating and submitting unit reports to the Navy will be controlled by the instructors.  Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of JUMS is a significant portion of advancement to middle and senior leadership ranks and billets.  Quality of JUMS records will be a major consideration in evaluating cadet billet performance.


209.  WEBSITE:

The Unit website,, is designed to be a “one stop” place to stay informed of what is happening in NJROTC at Liberty.  Every cadets is required to visit and review the website at least three times a week paying particular attention to the Plan of the Week, announcements, the calendar, his/her departmental passdown page, and his/her platoon leader passdown page.  If a cadet is on a team, he/she should also review the appropriate team happenings page.  The website is also a good source of general information about NJROTC for current or prospective parents and cadets.


210.  EMAIL:

Each cadet is assigned a Google email account using the format: , where “lll” is the first three letters on the last name and “ff” the first two letters of the first name.  Initial setup can be accomplished by going to and selecting EMAIL.  After typing in the appropriate email address, it will ask for the account password.  This is “navyjrotc” for all accounts and must not be changed.  These email accounts are for “Official Business Only,” which means they should only be used to discuss and pass on NJROTC related information.  The Unit email directory can be found on the website.  Email groups are also provided to make addressing email to a particular group of cadets easier.  Every cadet is required to check his/her email account at least three times per week.



211.  PLAN OF THE WEEK (POW):          

The POW is the primary document for “getting the word” out.  The Schedules Officer is responsible for completing and posting it on the website Friday the preceding week.  It contains all the information necessary for cadets to plan and prepare for the following week.  Every cadet is responsible for knowledge of and complying with the POW.



Every cadet is encouraged to help make the Unit the best it can be.  Therefore, suggestions are more than welcome.  The Suggestion Form (Appendix C) is readily available in the classroom and should be given to the platoon leader upon completion.  It will be endorsed up the COC and then sent to the SNSI for final approval/disapproval.





Patriot Company is organized into five platoons (one for each class period) with each platoon containing three squads.  Platoons are designated by phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, etc.) 

Patriot Company’s billet (job) assignments are organized utilizing the Organizational Chart (Appendix D).



The COC is the primary channel of communications throughout the unit.  Most cadets have an Operational COC and an Administrative COC. Cadets without a billet assignment will not have an Administrative COC.  Information flows from the Senior Naval Science Instructor and the Cadet Company Commander through the unit to the individual cadets, as follows:


         Operational COC:                                                  Administrative COC:

               Commanding Officer                                               Commanding Officer

               Executive Officer                                                    Executive Officer

               Platoon Leader                                                         Department Head

               Platoon Mustering Petty Officer                             Assistant Department Head

               Squad Leader                                                           Individual Cadet

               Individual Cadet





Duties and responsibilities for each assigned billet are outlined in Appendix E.  These are not all inclusive; each cadet is expected to seek out and do those things that will make that particular billet function smoothly.  The primary leadership responsibility for each cadet officer, chief petty officer and petty officer is to set the standards of performance in everything that he/she does.  Lead by example!!!  .    Each cadet is responsible for carrying out instructions and orders of their superiors to the best of their ability while involved in NJROTC activities.  Cadets are promoted and selected for unit billet assignments based on demonstrated performance.  Cadet Officers and Petty Officers are expected to lead by example.  Responsibilities of leadership must be accepted before the privileges of rank/rate can be enjoyed.  Extra effort and time will be required, especially of cadet officers and cadet petty officers.  Training their subordinates is the primary role of officers and petty officers.



Turnover Notebooks are required for every billet.  At a minimum they will contain the items listed in Appendix F.  The purpose of the Turnover Notebook is to facilitate a smooth and efficient turnover of billet assignments.  Cadets shall construct and maintain it such that a cadet with very limited knowledge of the billet requirements could assume and carry out the duties of that billet just from the information contained it.  The cadet being relieved and the cadet relieving are responsible for a complete and thorough turnover and signing a letter stating this has occurred.  Instructors can and will ask to see the turnover notebook on a regular basis.  From time to time an instructor will identify an item as a “Turnover Item.”   These items will be maintained in it until otherwise directed.  Turnover notebooks shall be kept in the NJROTC classroom in a designated location except when in actual use or when being updated.





All Cadets start their NJROTC experience as c/Seaman Recruits (c/SR). Advancements up to the chief petty officer (CPO) rank are self paced and based on satisfaction of prescribed requirements.   For ranks c/SA through c/PO3, advancement is more or less automatic once the requirements are met.  For advancement to ranks c/PO2 through c/CPO, each cadet will appear before a promotion board which will make the ultimate decision on the fitness of the candidate for promotion.  The promotion board will also consider the needs of the unit. Promotion to c/SCPO and officer ranks will be made from the c/CPO ranks by the SNSI and NSI to fill the needs of the unit.



Each cadet will track his/her progress in achieving each advancement utilizing the Advancement Requirements, Appendix G.   The Advancement Study Guide, Appendix H, is provided to help cadets prepare for advancement exams.  Wednesdays, 0730 – 0930, are set aside and dedicated to accomplishing advancement requirements including advancement exams.  The Training Officer will ensure sufficient cadets c/CPO and above are available to observe and sign off advancement requirements.  In addition, the Training Officer will coordinate and schedule promotion boards when necessary.  All promotions will occur in uniform and with at least one instructor present.  Being a significant accomplishment, cadets are encouraged to invite guests to attend and pin the new rank on.



Cadets who successfully complete BLT will be automatically advanced to c/SA, but will have 60 days to complete the requirements for c/SA.  Needs of the unit always have precedence.  Occasionally, billet requirements may require a cadet to be advanced to a higher rank (a process called “frocking”) without completing the prescribe requirements.  In such cases, the cadet will have 60 days to meet the requirements for the new rank or revert back to their original rank.





Each cadet, when in uniform and wearing a cover, will salute all military officers and render a proper greeting such as “Good Morning/Afternoon, Sir/Ma’am.  This includes personnel of the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.  Be proud of your unit and wear your uniform with pride.



At any time when the SNSI/NSI is not available to answer the telephone when it rings, it is the responsibility of cadet staff officers and platoon leaders to do so.  If none of these cadets are present, the senior cadet in the room will answer the telephone.  Proper answering procedures are to be followed at all times.  Cadets will answer as follows, “Good morning/afternoon, Liberty NJROTC, Cadet ­(your last name) speaking, how may I help you?”  If the person being called is nearby and can take the call, refer it to him/her and take no further action.  Be sure to ask who is calling by saying, “May I ask who is calling,” so you can tell the person being called who is calling.  If the person being called is not immediately available, obtain the name of the caller, their phone number, and any message, and get this information to the person called as soon as possible.  Cadets without the permission of the SNSI/NSI or the senior cadet present may make no phone calls.  Calls of a social nature are not permitted and all calls must be kept as short as possible.  No long distance calls may be made without the personal approval of the SNSI/NSI. 



Cadets do not use drugs – period.  Any cadets caught using or in possession of illegal drugs or alcohol on or off campus will be removed from the NJROTC program.  This is in addition to any punishment awarded by the school or district.

504.  SMOKING:

Smoking is prohibited on campus, on school related activities and whenever in uniform.  Cadets are expected to maintain a “smoking free” life style.



Any and all sexual harassment within or outside of NJROTC is strictly prohibited.  Sexual harassment comes in many forms.  It can be anything from looking at someone in an other-than-professional manner to uninvited touching, dialogue, or looking.  Sexual harassment is a serious offense and will be punished severely.  Common courtesy and respect is the rule. 



PDA is any contact with a person that constitutes a hug, kiss, etc., whether wanted or not.  PDA is unacceptable in or around the NJROTC classroom, on any NJROTC-sponsored field trips or events, and particularly unacceptable in uniform.  




601.  GENERAL:

The basic philosophy of the NJROTC program is that cadets are part of the NJROTC unit because they want to be, and that cadets want to do their best when they know what is expected of them.  Cadets are responsible for maintaining the highest standards of conduct expected for the NJROTC unit.  Each cadet is first responsible for his/her own conduct and for ensuring that his/her actions reflect credit upon the NJROTC unit and Liberty High School.  In addition he/she has an obligation to assist in maintaining the highest standards expected of all cadets while involved in all NJROTC activities.



“I will not lie, cheat, or steal or tolerate those who do.”



The cadet Code of Conduct (Appendix I) must be signed by every cadet and their parent/guardian. 



An atmosphere conducive to study and learning must be maintained in the classroom at all times.  When the bell rings to start class, cadets will be by their seats at the position of attention. The appointed person will take muster (attendance).  All hands will report, “Name and #”.  The class will remain at attention until the Platoon Leader says, “Seats.”  Class will start when the command “At Ease” is given.  When a distinguished visitor (e.g. administrator, teacher, military personnel) enters the classroom, the first person seeing them will call, “Attention on deck.”  The class will be formally released when the Platoon Leader or SNSI/NSI dismisses the cadets.



One of the NJROTC program objectives is to develop respect and understanding for the need for constituted authority.  It is expected that members of the NJROTC unit will deal with each other and with persons they come in contact with in a respectful and courteous manner.  Military etiquette will be the basis of the unit’s standards.  The response to muster taken by anyone, regardless of rank/rate will be, “name & #, sir/ma’am.”  The response to questions when in rank and you do not know the answer will be, “Sir/Ma’am, This cadet does not know, but will find out for future reference.”



Minor infractions of the Code of Conduct will usually be handled within the cadet COC with counseling or assignment of extra activity.  Significant infractions will be referred to the NSI or SNSI for disposition.  The SNSI/NSI will assign Extra Military Instruction (EMI) which is appropriate for the infraction. Serious infractions could result in disenrollment from NJROTC





The NJROTC uniform is the distinctive dress of a proud and effective unit.  As in the United States Navy, it is widely recognized as identifying members of a proud, professional and honorable worldwide organization.  It is fully expected that the uniform will be worn with pride.  NJROTC Cadets are required to wear their uniforms once each week.  Cadets are expected to stand a little taller, be sharper, more attentive and more courteous.  Your actions affect more than just yourself; they reflect on the entire unit, your friends, the Navy in our community and in very real ways takes on even greater significance.



The Navy will provide you with a complete uniform - free.  Ribbons, metals, shoes, ball caps, belts and buckles may be kept, but all other parts of the uniform must be returned upon termination or completion of the course.  Initial issue of uniforms will normally be accomplished during the first week of school.  The Supply Officer and his/her Assistants will outfit cadets in their respective platoons.  Some cadets may be fitted and issued uniforms during lunches and after school.  The Supply Officer will coordinate these efforts.  The Supply Officer is responsible for issuing or trading uniform parts.  Cadets will be able to come in before school, after school, during their lunch, during class or break and fill out a Uniform Item Request Form, Appendix J.  The cadet will complete the cadet portion and give it to their platoon leader who will route it to the Supply Department for issue and recording in JUMS.  The cadet must have the item(s) they wish to return with them or there will be no exchange.  This also applies to rates, insignias, and ribbons. If you forget your uniform parts, you will not receive a replacement.



After initial issue of the NJROTC uniform, the cadet assumes responsibility for its care and cleanliness.  Most uniforms do not require professional dry cleaning.  The uniforms must be kept presentable at all times.  Uniforms are on loan to the cadet.  All uniforms must be returned when the cadet completes NJROTC training at Liberty High School in a clean, presentable and “Ready for Issue” condition on hangars, if not, a fine will be levied.  Uniform turn-in will be conducted in person with a designated member of the Supply Department who will sign-off the custody card.  The cadet should keep the signed custody card as proof that the uniform was properly turned in. The cadet will pay the replacement cost for missing or lost items.


            a.   Alterations:  The cadet will be fitted at time of issue.  All alterations will be made at the expense and discretion of the Navy.  As cadets grow, exchanges and alterations will be required and done at the discretion of the NSI.


            b.   Dry Cleaning & Laundering:  After initial issue, cleaning and laundering of uniforms are the responsibility of the cadet, unless prior approval of the SNSI/NSI is obtained. All returned uniform items shall be clean and on hangars.


            c.   Worn or Missing Items:  If a cadet experiences problems, he/she should fill out a Uniform Item Request Card and give it to their platoon Leader.  Replacement of items lost, stolen, or damaged by carelessness will be made at the cadet’s expense.  Normal wear and tear will not cost the cadet.


            d.   Marking or Stenciling:  Marking or stenciling directly on the fabric of the uniform is not allowed.  A positive means of identifying uniform items is done by serial numbers.  The following items require positive identification by number: relax fit jackets; garrison covers; and frame cover.



The Garrison Cap, when not worn, will be placed on the right side of the trousers with the anchor facing out.  It will be placed between the first and second belt loops unless there is no room between those two, then it will be place between the second and third loops. It will be tucked under the belt, not over, with 1 inch of the cap showing from the top of the belt. Chiefs and officers have the choice of wearing the garrison cap or the combination service cover.




Ribbons and awards are awarded in recognition of significant accomplishments.  They will be awarded when earned in a ceremony conducted in uniform in the classroom or at the Annual Awards Ceremony. There are three basic categories of awards: 


            a.   NJROTC Awards: Requirements and precedence for NJROTC ribbons and awards are listed in the Cadet Field Manual.  Ribbons from other services will follow the following awards in precedence published by the awarding service.


            b.   Organizational Awards: Area service organizations provide recognition awards which are awarded during Annual Awards Ceremony. They are listed in Appendix K in order of precedence.  They are lower in precedence than all NJROTC awards.


            c.   Command Ribbons: The following regulations concerning Command Ribbons consisting of appropriate Naval Science Ribbon with gold anchor ribbon device are in affect:                                               

                     (1)  Gold Anchor and gold frame ribbon devices shall only be worn on a cadet’s uniform when he/she is, or has been a unit team commander.


                     (2)  When a cadet is actively in command, he/she is authorized to wear the appropriate ribbon with the gold frame and gold anchor centered on the ribbon.  It will be worn one-quarter inch above the cadets name tag, centered.  For example: the Drill Team Commander will wear the Drill Team ribbon with a gold anchor ribbon device on it.  While in command, the ribbon is worn above the right breast pocket.  The same ribbon, even without the gold anchor, may not be worn above the left breast pocket.  In other words, the Rifle Team Commander (for example) will only wear one rifle team ribbon at a time.


                     (3)  After a cadet is out of command, the ribbon with just the gold anchor on it will be moved to its appropriate place among the rest of the ribbons, above the left breast pocket.  The gold anchor will stay on the appropriate ribbon to signify past command.





Activities and events are key to making NJROTC rewarding, challenging and enjoyable.  They will be incorporated into the program to the maximum extent possible.  Activities include but are not limited to: day and overnight field trips; Basic Leadership Training (BLT) Camp in September; US Navy ship tours; drill and rifle meets; the Annual Military Ball; and community and school service events.  All cadets participating in activities which require bus/plane transportation will ride on the provided transportation – NO EXCEPTIONS.



Field trips will be conducted throughout the school year to support the academic curriculum.  Cadets are encouraged but not required to attend field trips.



Every attempt is made to schedule one extended field trip in addition to BLT per school year.  This trip usually encompasses 3-5 days and requires parental permission and satisfactory performance in all school classes.  Cadets are encouraged, but not required, to attend.  Costs are kept at a minimum by using military transportation, berthing and messing as available.



The unit Commanding Officer is responsible for long range planning of activities.  The Operations Officer is responsible for actual planning, scheduling and conducting of activities.  The Activities Request / Participation Form, Appendix L, shall be used to track every aspect of every activity from start to finish.  After the completion of every event, the Operations Officer will make the necessary JUMS entries and produce a lessons learned report and submit it to the Commanding Officer.  The Commanding Officer will then review the report for completeness and submit it to the NSI.




1001.   UNIT TEAMS:

At the beginning of the school year, information is provided to all interested cadets about Drill Teams, Air Rifle Team, Color Guard, Orienteering Team, Academic Team, Tutoring, and Physical Readiness Team.  Those qualifying for the teams will participate in numerous competitions throughout the year and will make several trips to other schools and areas.



In order for a team to be recognized for a school Letter award, the team must practice regularly.  Regular practice is defined as at least two days per week during the season.  In addition the Team Commander and SNSI/NSI will determine the number of competitions necessary to earn a letter.  Letters awards will be made at the conclusion of the season normally during the Annual Awards night.  Ribbons will be awarded as earned during the course of the season.  Letter and ribbon award requirements for each team are listed below:

            a.   Armed Drill Team (Letter & Ribbon):  

Letter -- 80% Practices and three NWDRC competitions

Ribbon -- 80% Practices and one NWDRC competition or three more official functions (Cadet Field Manual page 1-42)

            b.   Unarmed Drill Team (Letter & Ribbon)

Letter -- 80% Practices and 3 NWDRC competitions

Ribbon -- 80% Practices and one NWDRC competition or three more official functions (Cadet Field Manual page 1-42)

            c.   Air Rifle team (Letter & Ribbon)

Letter -- 80% Practices and 3 Events (Postals & NWDRC competitions)

Ribbon -- 80% Practices and one competition (Cadet Field Manual 1-42)

            d.   Color Guard (Letter & Ribbon)

Letter -- 80% Practices and 4 Events or 2 NWDRC competitions

Ribbon -- 80% Practices and one NWDRC competition or at least three official functions (Cadet Field Manual page 1-42)


e    Orienteering (Letter & Ribbon)Letter -- 80% Practices and 4 Events (WIOL) and Championships (WIOL)Ribbon -- Entered an organized competition (WIOL) or who meets Cadet Field Manual requirement pages 1-42, 9-18 & 19.

            f.    Academics Team (Ribbon)

Ribbon -- 80% practices and three competitions (Cadet Field Manual 1-40)

            g.   Physical Fitness Team (Letter & Ribbon)

Letter -- 80% Practices and 3 NWDRC competitions

Ribbon (unit) -- 80% Practices and one NWDRC competition

            h.   Bugle Corps (Ribbon)

Ribbon (unit) -- 80% Practices and three events

            i.    Cadet Choir (Ribbon)

Ribbon (unit) -- 80% Practices and three events




1101.   Every NJROTC off campus activity involves costs which must be paid for out of NJROTC funds.  These costs include bus transportation even on school district busses, lodging, meals, rental vehicles, and entry fees.  In addition, the unit must pay for supplies necessary to run the program.  Unfortunately, the Navy and school district provide very little in the way of reimbursement for these expenditures.  As a result, the Unit must rely primarily on fundraising activities and donations to cover program expenses.  Every cadet is expected to do his/her fair share in all fundraising evolutions.  The more funds we raise, the more we can do as a unit.  Bottom line is field trips are fun but they cost money.




1201.   AMI BACKGROUND:  Every year the Unit is inspected by the Navy.  Every other year, usually during late winter of odd years, the NJROTC Area 13 Manager will conduct the AMI.  In the other years, the AMI is referred to as an Off-Site inspection and is conducted by a guest inspector, usually a Senior Naval Officer.  Areas inspected include but are not limited to: cadet records; administrative records; awards and advancement programs; uniform and property records; academic and classroom training; a personnel inspection; a cadet command brief; and a Pass-in-Review ceremony. 


1202.   AMI PREPARATION:  The cadet commanding officer with the aid of the staff is responsible for preparing the Unit for the AMI.  However, every cadet will have a role to play including presenting an outstanding military appearance at the personnel inspection and marching their very best in the Pass-in-Review.  It is much easier to maintain the Unit and yourself in AMI ready status than relying on a last minute extensive surge in effort.  The NJROTC Unit Inspection Guide in Ref (a) shall be use as a guide to prepare the Unit for the AMI.  The AMI Pass-in-Review Script (Appendix M) will be utilized to execute the Pass-in-Review ceremony.  It is the last event of the AMI and is conducted in the evening so that parents and guests can attend.




1301.   EOY BACKGROUND: Every year the Unit is required to submit an EOY, Ref (b), in early April for the reporting period 1 April of the preceding year to 31 March on the current year.  Every line item in the EOY is assigned a point value.  The total points achieved on the EOY are used to evaluate and rank all NJROTC Units.  Units with the highest EOY points will receive UNIT Excellence Awards.  This should not be read to imply that points are all that is important.  They, however, are a very good indicator of the health of the Unit and how active it is.


1303.   EOY PREPARATION:  The cadet commanding officer with the aid of the staff is responsible for preparing the EOY and maximizing the points the Unit achieves.  Each staff member will place a copy of the portions of the EOY which apply to their billet in their turn over notebooks.  It is their responsibility to plan and schedule activities to maximize their respective EOY points.