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.
National Chain of Command
(Sir/Ma’am, the (Position) is (Rank/Name), sir/ma’am)
President of the United States (POTUS/Commander in Chief) – The Honorable Donald Trump
Vice President of the United States (VPOTUS) – The Honorable Mike Pence
Speaker of the House (SOH) – The Honorable Paul Ryan
Secretary of State (SECSTATE) – The Honorable Rex Tillerson
Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) – The Honorable James Mattis
Secretary of the Navy – (SECNAV) – The Honorable Richard Spencer
Chiefs of Staff- The Honorable John Kelly
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff – General Joseph Dunford
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) – Admiral Jonathan Richardson
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) – Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Giordano
Commandant of the Marine Corps – General Robert Neller
Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps (SMMC) – Sergeant Major Ronald Green
Commandant of the Coast Guard – Admiral Paul Zukunft
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard (MCPOCG) – Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Cantrell
CDR, Naval Education and Training Command (CNETC) – Rear Admiral (Upper Half) Kyle Cozad
CDR, Naval Service Training Command (CNSTC) – Rear Admiral (Lower Half) Mike Bernacchi
Area 5 Manager – Captain Jim Daniels
Orders to the Sentry
(Sir/Ma’am, the nth general order to the sentry is (order), sir/ma’am)
ORDERS TO THE SENTRY:
- To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
- To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
- To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
- To repeat all calls from any post more distant from the guard house (quarterdeck) than my own.
- To quit my post only when properly relieved.
- To 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.
- To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
- To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
- To call the OOD (Officer of the deck) in any case not covered by instructions.
- To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
- To 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.
National Guard: December 16, 1636
U.S. Army: June 14, 1775
U.S. Navy: October 13, 1775
U.S. Marine Corps: November 10, 1775
U.S. Coast Guard: August 4, 1790
U.S. Air Force: September 18, 1947
Ranks & Rates
Uniform Composition/Awards & Decorations
|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|
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
Insignia & 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 name tag 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|
Rate/Rank (E-7 and above ONLY)
|Gig Line||Line formed when the belt buckle is aligned with trouser and shirt seams|
Team Arch Pins
Special NJROTC Team Pins (also known as arcs) designating various NJROTC teams, activities, and staff/leadership positions is worn above the name tag. They will be placed in a column centered on the pocket or line seam on the right with ¼ inch between the lowest corner of the upper arc and the top edge of the arc that is worn below it. There is an order to the precedence to wear it.
Number 1 through 6 is from lowest to highest!