Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

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Thunderbird Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is an elective citizenship development course that focuses on instilling self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork and leadership to develop good citizens, effective managers, and quality leaders of character. 


Cadets will develop life skills like ethical decision making, goal setting, and attention to detail. Cadets gain hands-on experience through active participation in class, field trips, and on a variety of after school teams. The teams include the Armed Drill Team, the Unarmed Drill Team, Color Guard, Land Navigation Adventure Racing Team, Community Action Service Team, and the Academic Trivia Team. Thunderbird ROTC is 2013, 2014, and 2015 State Drill Champions. 

NJROTC is an elective class and NOT a military recruiting program; roughly seven percent of our students will join the military.