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Welcome to NJROTC. About CDR Gompper. 20 years service at sea 6 sea tours on 5 ships DESERT STORM, DESERT WATCH, SEA ANGEL, EAGER MACE, KOSOVO, IRAQI FREEDOM. About QMC Terry. 22 years of service at sea and various shore stations 11 ships! Rotational Mine Sweeper crew

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Welcome to NJROTC

About CDR Gompper

  • 20 years service at sea

  • 6 sea tours on 5 ships


About QMC Terry

  • 22 years of service at sea and various shore stations

  • 11 ships!

  • Rotational Mine Sweeper crew


Which of your instructors was a member of a crew without a specific ship??

  • QMC Terry

  • CDR Gompper

What is the difference between a mine sweeper and a mine hunter?

  • Mine sweepers are obsolete

  • Mine sweepers “sweep” broad areas using specialized gear

  • Mine Hunters don’t exist

  • Mine hunters are mercenaries

  • Mine hunters deliberately target individual mines

  • All of the above

  • B and E


[MC Any]

[MC All]

Ground Rules

  • Rules of military decorum apply

  • Chain of command is to be respected

  • Our time is valuable, don’t waste it!

PDA is:

  • Personal Digital Assistant

  • OK as long as class is not in session

  • Public Display of “I don’t have a shred of respect for myself, my partner, or anyone else around me.

What to expect

  • Leadership

  • Camaraderie

  • Teamwork

  • Fun!

CDR Gompper’s Three rules

Guidelines on how to be excellent to each other!

Rule 1

  • Never hold a grudge for more than 30 minutes

Rule 2

  • Don’t take things personally

Rule 3

  • Always ask “Is it worth it?” BEFORE you act!

Worth it

Not worth it

Sometimes outcomes can surprise you!

Classroom Routine

  • QMC Terry will cover NS-1

  • CDR Gompper will cover NS-2 and 3

  • Each day will be a little different

  • Use your unit leaders as a resource!!


  • Drill practice

  • Cats and dogs

Tuesday and Thursday

  • Academics!!

  • Academics are different for each year group

  • NS-4 Cadets study advanced leadership


  • Uniform Day!!

  • Personnel Inspection


  • Athletics!

  • Establishing a “Culture of Fitness”

  • Preparation for competition

  • Team Sports

Which Day is reserved for Personnel Inspection?

  • Monday

  • Wednesday

  • Saturday

  • Friday

How long is the Uniform worn on Wednesday

  • All Day

  • Just before lunch

  • During ROTC only

  • Trick question – We wear it on Tuesday!

The most awesome day of the week is:

  • Monday, because the weekend is finally over

  • Tuesday, because they might serve tacos at lunch

  • Wednesday, because I KNOW I’ll look good!

  • Thursday because I have two whole days of school before I have to endure another weekend


  • NJROTC Cadets are privileged to wear the cloth of our Country

  • Navy Service Uniform is the standard

  • Same uniform is worn by enlisted Sailors

The Navy Service Uniform is:

  • White shirt and blue pants

  • All blue

  • All black

  • Khaki shirt and black pants

The correct knot for a male uniform tie is:

  • Half Windsor

  • Full Windsor

  • Bowline

  • 3.14159 Windsor

The cover worn with the Navy Service Uniform is called a Garrison cap.

  • True

  • False

Service Dress Blue

  • Reserved for Cadet Officers and Chiefs, members of the color guard


A skirt is required for wear with the female Service Dress Blue Uniform

  • True

  • False

Who can be required to wear Service Dress blue?

  • Cadet Officers

  • Cadet Chiefs

  • CDR and Chief

  • All of the above

NJROTC Khaki Uniform

  • Cool uniform

  • Issued to Cadets attending some summer training.

Is the short sleeve version of this uniform is still in use fleet wide?

  • Yes

  • No

What is the active Navy’s rough equivalent to this uniform?

  • Summer Khaki

  • Tropical Khaki

  • Wash Khaki

  • Khaki Barn khaki

Shoes are BLACK!!

  • All NJROTC shoes are black leather

  • Navy aviators wear brown leather

  • Plastic shoes make your feet stink and are not authorized for NJROTC

Why are plastic shoes not allowed in NJROTC?

  • Leather shoes are 10 times harder to polish

  • The glare from the plastic can blind inspecting officers

  • Communists like them

  • They scratch easily and make your feet stink


  • Ribbons and medals worn on our uniforms are a visible record of achievement

  • Your “ribbon rack” says a lot about you


  • Medals are typically for more specific achievements

  • Competitions

  • Postals

  • Drill meets

  • Local civic groups

All medals come with an associated ribbon.

  • True

  • False

A Cadet can earn a ribbon by:

  • Participating in three orienteering meets

  • Participating in an academic team postals

  • Participating in a Rifle team meet

  • Any of these

  • You can earn a Varsity letter in NJROTC

  • You can earn a Varsity letter in NJROTC

Teams and Competition

  • Teams provide an opportunity to be a part of something larger than yourself

  • A team is greater than the sum of its parts

  • We have 9 different teams to choose from!

Drill Team

Academic Team

Color Guard

Rifle Team


Drill Teams

  • Four different drill teams

  • Basic Armed and Unarmed

  • Exhibition Armed and Unarmed

Basic Drill Teams

  • Perform standard movements according to a pre-determined drill card

Armed team

Unarmed Team

Exhibition Drill Teams

  • Perform movements developed by the team

Navy Armed Exhibition Drill Team

Unarmed Exhibition

Orienteering Team

Teams compete to complete routes through various terrain

Both team and individual achievement!!

Academic Team

Essential members of the overall team

Compete by demonstrating knowledge of the NS1, 2 and 3 texts

Rifle Team

  • Teams compete in regional meets and Postal competition

  • CMP (Civilian Marksmanship Program) “Sporter rules” apply to most NJROTC competition.

Daisy M853

Athletic Team

Color Guard

  • Perform at Home football games

  • Entrusted with our National colors!

  • The public face of NJROTC!!

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