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Welcome to Belen High School NJROTC

Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) is designed “to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” It is NOT a recruiting tool. Our primary goal is to make each cadet a better student through the understanding of the Navy core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment.


The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competitions, field meets, participation in academic competitions, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) / Cyber-Patriot competitions; visits to naval and other activities; marksmanship training; and other military training. For active cadets, the greatest benefit is personal growth, leadership development, and the opportunity to realize untapped potential.

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