Thursday, December 10, 2015

2015 Annual NJROTC Inspection

Readying the platoons
On Wednesday, December 9, 2015, the Owen J. Roberts Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, under the leadership of Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Worley, took part in the Area Manager Inspection. The esteemed inspector was Lieutenant Colonel Myron Young U.S. Army (Ret). The Lieutenant addressed the audience after spending the morning with cadets commenting that the cadets are, “just magnificent”.
Inspector Lieutenant Colonel Myron Young US Army addresses officers

Major General Thomas USAF talks with Dr. Christian and cadets

Guest Speaker, Major General Tom Thomas U.S.A.F., addressed the cadets and audience with a reminder about the leadership training for which the cadets are now taking part “these are the individuals that are developing to eventually run our communities and nation.” The Major General is National Guard Assistant to the Commander of the United States Cyber Command and the Director of the National Security Agency. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Christian recounted a teaching award given to Naval Science Instructor Master Gunnery Sergeant Andrew Worley, “He is a humble and caring teacher and leader genuinely motivated and excited by his students.” Major General Thomas instructed the audience that the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant “is highly revered in the armed services—a rank that shows honor and pride in what they are doing.”

High School Principal Dr. Richard Marchini welcomed guests. He explained that what strikes him about NJROTC is that the heart of the program is service to others. “I encounter individuals and groups each day who want to know what the school can do for them,” Dr. Marchini said. “As a group, and as individuals, those involved with NJROTC inquire each day as to what they can do for the school and community.”  

Four platoons of cadets took part in the inspection ceremony phase which included March-on the Colors, Color Guard and Drill Demonstrations, and Pass-in-Review.

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