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Mike Curry JROTC Director MS Department of Education Office of Healthy Schools. Personal Background. Retired Navy Commander Taught Algebra II one year and Special Education one year NJROTC Instructor 10 ½ years Mississippi JROTC Director Since Jan 2009. What is JROTC?.

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Mike curry jrotc director ms department of education office of healthy schools

Mike Curry

JROTC Director

MS Department of Education

Office of Healthy Schools


Personal background
Personal Background

  • Retired Navy Commander

  • Taught Algebra II one year and Special Education one year

  • NJROTC Instructor 10 ½ years

  • Mississippi JROTC Director Since Jan 2009


What is jrotc
What is JROTC?

  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

  • Navy established JROTC in 1966

  • 620 NJROTC units

  • Helps ROTC/Academy applicants

  • Can enlist as E3 (E2 for Marines)

  • Focus on citizenship and character


Jrotc mission
JROTC Mission

  • To instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.


Njrotc curriculum
NJROTC Curriculum

  • Navy Orientation and Basic Skills

  • Leadership

  • Citizenship and Government

  • Wellness, Fitness, and First Aid

  • Maritime History

  • Nautical Sciences

  • 4 year curriculum


Njrotc instructors
NJROTC Instructors

  • Retired Navy, USMC, USCG

  • Certified by the Navy.

  • School employee.

  • Units 150< rate 1 officer / 1 enlisted.

  • Wear uniforms when teaching.

  • Height / weight standards.

  • Pay based on active duty pay.

  • Earn state teacher retirement.


Njrotc instructors1
NJROTC Instructors

  • Officers (W2-O6) must have bachelors degree to be employed as SNSI.

  • Enlisted (E6-E9) must have associates degree within 5 years of employment.

  • Team coach for drill team, athletic team, academic team, orienteering team, marksmanship team, color guard.

  • Weekend / after-school work.


Instructor pay
Instructor Pay

  • Minimum is the difference between retired pay and the active duty pay and allowances, excluding incentive pay, would receive if ordered to active duty.

  • Schools may pay more.

  • May qualify for Troops to Teachers incentives in Mississippi.


Instructor certification
Instructor Certification

  • Board meets in April and October

  • Applications due 1 month prior to board

  • Certification valid for 3 years

  • Eligible to apply 1 year before retirement

  • Application form, photo, interview, height/weight/body fat, service record

  • Eligible up to 6 years after retirement


Mississippi njrotc units

Canton

Gautier

Greenwood

Grenada

Moss Point

Neshoba Central (Philadelphia)

NE Lauderdale (Meridian)

Pascagoula

Pearl

Pearl River Central (Carriere)

Picayune

Warren Central

(Vicksburg)

Mississippi NJROTC Units


Websites
Websites

  • Navy: https://www.njrotc.navy.mil/

  • Mississippi JROTC:

    http://www.healthyschoolsms.org/jrotc/


Contact information
Contact Information

Mike Curry

JROTC Director

Phone: (601) 359-1816

mcurry@mde.k12.ms.us


Contact information1
Contact Information

CDR Merlin Ladner

NJROTC Area 8 Manager

Phone: (504) 678-7209

merlin.ladner@navy.mil


Contact information2
Contact Information

Chris Carey

Troops to Teachers

Phone: (601) 359-6654

ccarey@mde.k12.ms.us

http://www.mstroopstoteachers.com/