General Knowledge

Unit Vision Statement

To strengthen the foundation of cadet character through self-discipline, respect, service to others and camaraderie, in order to earn the title of Distinguished Unit with confidence and integrity.

Navy Core Values:

Honor, Courage, and Commitment


The Position of Attention

“Sir/Ma’am, the Position of Attention is:

  • Smartly bring your left heel against the right.
  • Turn your feet out equally to form an angle of 45 degrees. Keep your heels on the same line and touching.


  • Your legs should be straight, but not stiff at the knees.
  • Keep your hips and shoulders level and your chest lifted.
  • Your arms should be straight, but not stiff at the elbows; thumbs along the trouser seams, palms facing inward toward your legs, and fingers joined in their natural curl.
  • Keep your head and body erect. Look straight ahead. Keep your mouth closed and your chin pulled in slightly.
  • Stand still and do not talk.
  • Sir/Ma’am!”




 National Chain of Command

President of the United States (Commander-in-Chief)-Hon. Donald Trump

Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS)– Hon. Mike Pence  

Speaker of the House (SOH) –  Hon. Paul Ryan

Secretary of State (SECSTATE) – Hon. Mike Pompeo

Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) – Hon. Patrick M. Shanahan (Act)

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) – Hon. Richard Spencer 

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff – Gen. Joseph Dunford

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) – ADM. John Richardson 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) –   MCPO Russel Smith 

Commandant of the Marine Corps- Gen. Robert Neller

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC) – Sgt Maj Ronald Green

Commandant of the Coast Guard – ADM. Karl Schultz 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) – MCPO Jason Vanderhaden

Commander, Naval Education Training Command (CNETC) – RADM Kyle Cozad

Commander, Naval Service Training Command (CNSTC) – RDML Mike Bernacchi

Area Five Manager – Captain Jim Daniels

✱ – not directly in the Chain of Command, but you still need to know them


Unit Chain of Command

Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) – CAPT Roger Isom

Naval Science Instructor (NSI) – PO1 Donald Starling

Commanding Officer (CO) – C/CDR Elijah Arcusa 

Executive Officer (XO) – C/LCDR 

Battalion Staff

Senior Enlisted Advisor (CMC)– C/MCPO Jonathan Simmons 

Operations Officer (OPS)– C/LT Brooke Swisher

Administrative Officer– C/LT Avery Matthews 

Supply Officer- C/LT Collin Frisch

Training Officer– C/ENS Jeremiah Malbon

Public Affairs Officer– C/ENS Gabriella Solomon

Ordnance Officer– C/ENS Kevin Ruthemeyer 

Community Service Officer– Vacant

Alpha Company Commander–  C/LTJG Mikayla Ibrahim

First– C/CPO Vacant

Second– C/CPO Fatima Cisse

Third- C/CPO Jordan Urban

Bravo Company Commander– C/LTJG Myles Harvin 

Fourth- C/CPO Vacant

Fifth- C/CPO Raquelle Lavern

Sixth- C/CPO Vacant

Charlie Company Commander– C/LTJG Thomas Cragg 

Seventh- C/CPO Vacant

Eighth- C/CPO Mosoma Mokyona

Ninth- C/CPO Sewa Moore

Team Captains

Athletic Team Captain– C/LT Collin Frisch and C/ENS Gabriella Solomon

Academic Team Captain–  C/CDR Christiana Pablo

Drill Team Captain: C/MCPO Jonathan Simmons

Orienteering Team Captain– C/LT Avery Matthews 

Color Guard Team Captain– C/MCPO Jonathan Simmons and C/LTJG Thomas Cragg

Cyber Patriots Captain-  Captain Roger Isom



Orders to the Sentry

(Sir/Ma’am, the nth general order to the sentry is (order), sir/ma’am.)

  1. Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
  2. Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
  3. Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
  4. Repeat all calls from any post more distant from the guard house      (quarterdeck) than my own.
  5. Quit my post only when properly relieved.
  6. Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only.
  7. Talk to no one except in the line of duty.
  8. Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
  9. Call the OOD (Officer of the deck) in any case not covered by instructions.
  10. Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
  11. Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and allow no one to pass without proper authority.


Phonetic Alphabet

Phonetic Alphabet


Naval Terms


Military Time



U.S. Armed Forces Ranks/Rates





Male and Female Hair Regulations







Male Uniforms

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Uniform Composition/Awards & Decorations

Uniform Composition

Relaxed Fit Jacket NJROTC patch 1” below the left shoulder seam

All jackets and coats must be zipped at least ¾ of the way up

Undershirt Plain white crew neck with all uniforms
Garrison Cap Lowest point 1” above eyebrows

Stowed under the belt on right or left side of uniform when indoors

Socks Black plain knit or rib knit socks
Shoes Well shined

Cleaned edges

Awards & Decorations

Ribbons Males: ¼” above left breast pocket, measured from the bottom of the ribbon to the top of the pocket

Females: 6¼” below left shoulder seam, centered on the front seam

Seniority inboard over outboard

Blue/dark color facing right

Non-­regulation ribbons placed after regulation ribbons

Subsequent Awards Two bronze stars into two silver stars into three gold stars
Aiguillettes Leadership Academy aiguillette worn on right shoulder

Only Leadership Academy aiguillettes are to be worn.

Must hang parallel to seam of coat or shirt

Insignias & Devices/Misc. Knowledge

Navy Service Uniform

Rank Centered 1⅞” from the tip of the right collar to the center

of the rank

J­Bar Centered 1⅞” from the tip of the left collar to the center

of the “O”

Name Tag Males: ¼” above right breast pocket, measured from the bottom of the nametag to the top of the pocket

Females: 6¼” below right shoulder seam, centered on the front

seam. Measured to the bottom of name tag

Service Stars ¼” centered above ribbons
Garrison Cap Anchor

  • Centered on left
  • 2” from front, 1½” from bottom

Rate/Rank (E-7 and above ONLY)

  • Centered on right
  • 2” from front, 1½” from bottom
Gig Line Line formed when the belt buckle is aligned with trouser and shirt seams



Personal Appearance & Grooming

This (”) represents inches


Hair May not touch collar

Braids must be neatly secured to the head

Bulk shall not exceed 2”

Must be wrapped in a tight bun

Hair Ornaments Barrettes must be similar to hair color
Cosmetics Blends with natural skin tone

Applied in good taste

Lipstick should be conservative

Fingernails Shall not be longer than the nail bed

No nail polish color. Not even clear

Earrings/Studs One per ear, centered on earlobe

Small gold or silver ball, no larger than ¼”

Necklaces Need Authorization from Instructors (Must be religious in nature), but  not not visible
Rings One ring one hand. Either class ring or purity ring.
Watches/Bracelets Only one watch. No bracelets allowed


Hair Above the ears and around the neck:

  • Tapered upwards and outwards no more than ¾”
  • Must not touch collar
  • No longer than 4”, bulk 2”
Sideburns Neatly trimmed and tailored

Shall not extend below the middle of the ear

Shall end with a clean shaven horizontal line

Mustaches Neat and closely trimmed

Shall not extend below the upper lip

No other facial hair is permitted

Fingernails Will not extend past the nail bed
Earrings/Studs Not authorized
Necklaces Need Authorization from Instructors (Must be religious in nature), but not not visible
Rings One ring on one hand. Either class ring or purity ring
Watches/Wristbands Only one watch. No wristbands allowed.

Miscellaneous Knowledge

Birthday of the Navy October 13, 1775
Birthday of the Marine Corps November 10, 1775
Birthday of the Coast Guard August 4, 1790