To Upcoming Cadets:
Joining JROTC was one of the best decisions I ever made. It taught me a lot of skills in just this short period of time that I can use in life. It also helped me break through my shell and be a better person. I also made a lot of friends by participating in the after school activities for ROTC.
Anonymous NS1 Cadet
Throughout my experiences in ROTC I have come to realize that when you want to accomplish something, fully committing is one of the very few ways to achieve your goals. Through hardships or obstacles, perseverance and dedication builds character that others can begin to look up too. Whether it's a relatively simple task like putting your uniform together or a harder task like preparing for a large event, slowly developing your skills and challenging yourself is the best way to add a dynamic aspect to yourself that others may not have. After doing the annual Christmas Tree Pick-Up as my chief project, I have learned these lessons and I'm not even halfway through high school. I highly recommend putting in at least some effort to this program because the lessons learned and friendships created aren't common to come by.
Anonymous NS2 Cadet
Color Guard Commander
ROTC has made a really large impact on my life, it brought me together with some of my current best friends, it taught me how to be a leader, and it also taught me etiquette that will benefit me in the future. ROTC is the number one class I look forward to. It is a lot of fun and very interesting. I have learned a lot of new things in this class, and I have learned how to be a respectable and dependable leader, not just in ROTC, but in school, sports, and jobs. Everyday is a new day, a new challenge, and a new achievement, and taking ROTC is one of the best choices that I have ever made. I have gotten to lead others by taking this program, and I have been given many opportunities!
Anonymous NS3 Cadet
As a senior, I have learned that the only thing that you can get out of this program is what you put into it. Come up with an end goal and work hard to get there. Without putting in effort, there is no way you will end up getting there. The most important piece of advice I can give is to just enjoy it, because high school flies by, but with NJROTC, it is even quicker!
Anonymous NS4 Cadet