Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training CorpsGHS NJROTC “Liberty Company” ADistinguished Unitwith Academic Honors!The cadets of "Liberty Company" proudly represent Georgetown andEast View High Schools. Honor Courage Commitment
Agenda • Instructor Introductions • Cadet Leadership Introductions • NJROTC History/Background/Mission • Daily Classroom Life • Uniforms • Community Service, Summer Camps & Morale • Extracurricular Teams • Program Costs and Paperwork • NJROTC Benefits • Booster Club • Maximizing the NJROTC Experience
Captain Wayne D. Gusman United States Coast Guard Academy B.S. in History and Government United States Coast Guard Academy, New London CT.Former Associate Director of Admission Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA Masters of Arts in Human Resource Management Harvard University, Boston MA. Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions Naval War College, Newport, RI.Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. Master of Arts in International Relations Captain,USCG,(Retired) (32 Years of Service) United States Coast Guard "SemperParatus“ Senior Naval Science Instructor Georgetown High School 2003-Present Chief James M. Bowman United States Navy BSOE from Wayland Baptist University - Plainview, Texas. Naval Enlisted Code (NEC) 9502 Instructor – 17 years. 10th year at Georgetown High School Completed military service in Pearl Harbor, HI - Training Leader. Surface Warfare Specialist, Enlisted Air Warfare Specialist U.S. Navy Second Class Diver Air Department USS Enterprise (CVN-65) Sailor of the Year NSSF Sailor of the Year Groton, CT COMSUBGRU 2 Sailor of the Year Naval Science Instructor Georgetown High School 2003-Present Instructors
Cadet Staff • Commanding Officer: Jessica Knowles • Executive Officer: Ben Jennings • Operations Officer: James Polk • Planning Officer: Tim Cole • Command Master Chief: Tyler Soberanes • Admin Officer: Shaelyn Fisher • Supply Officer: Hayden Manrose
NJROTC History The very first JROTC was started in 1911 by the Army. Navy JROTC began in 1966. GHS NJROTC was founded in 2003. Liberty Company first achieved Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors status on May 2011 and maintained the Distinguished Unit rating this year.
Our mission is to instill in the Georgetown High School Cadets the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.
NJROTC is a cadet driven organization supervised by Captain Gusman and Chief Bowman. All cadets have the opportunity to move up in ranks based on their attitude, commitment to the unit, and the quality of their work.
In the Classroom • Mondays and Tuesdays are multipurpose days. Cadets learn to drill, perform modified PT and follow up on academic assignments. • Wednesdays and Thursdays are uniform inspection and academic days where cadets learn Maritime History,Leadership,Citizenship, Nautical Sciences, Naval Knowledge and Skills and many other exciting topics. • Fridays are physical training (PT) days.
Uniforms • Cadet uniforms are issued out at no cost from the unit. However, cadets are held accountable for lost or damaged items. • Uniforms are worn once a week on either Wednesday or Thursday. • Cadets are inspected on those days and receive a test grade based on uniform appearance, military knowledge, grooming, and bearing.
Community Service, Summer Training and Social Activity • Cadets perform community service at the VFW, area parks, the Caring Place, and various other places in the community. • In the Summer, cadets compete to attend, Basic Leadership Training Camp, The NJROTC Leadership Academy, NJROTC STEM Camps at USD and Emery Riddle University, the MOWW Youth Leadership Conference, American Legion Boy’s State. • Cadet also take part in morale building events through out the year like the Fall Social and Military Ball.
Extracurricular Teams • There are seven cadet teams: Armed Drill, Unarmed Drill, Color Guard, Academic, Air Rifle, Physical Training, and Orienteering. • Teams compete at drill meets, postal contests and online competition against other high schools. • Participation in team activities requires a commitment outside of class time. • All cadets must comply with the school’s UIL qualification to compete and to be on a team.
Program Costs and Paperwork • $30 Fair Share fee. • Supports the program, teams, unit t-shirt, and minimizes the cost of certain events. • A current sports physical is required. • The Big Three: Standard Release form, a current physical, and a Health History form. • Please turn in all required paperwork and fees no later than 4 Sept 12.
NJROTC Benefits • Counts as a PE credit. • Cadets receive useful academic instruction in US history, nautical science, military protocol, citizenship, and leadership. • NJROTC teaches self- discipline, self-confidence, and the character development needed to help cadets successfully meet life’s challenges. • Cadets who choose to enter the military are eligible to enter at a higher pay grade. • It is FUN!
NJROTC Booster Club • Introduction of Booster Club President: Mrs. Peggy Stephens. • A great way for you to be involved in the unit. • We set up for different events such as organizing fundraisers, preparing for drill meets, and with the Fall Social. • The Booster Club meets once a month.
Maximizing the NJROTC Experience • Parent engagement is essential. • Accurate phone numbers and e-mails to facilitate timely communication. • Follow unit calendar and notices sent home. • Ensure cadets wear their uniform. • Return paperwork in a timely manner. • Monitor academic effort and performance. • Encourage responsible communications. • Hold cadets accountable. • Contact instructors in a timely manner with any questions or concerns.
NJROTC Website http://www.georgetownisd.org/ghs/gusmanw/ http://www.georgetownisd.org/ghs/bowmanj/