TEAMS

Academics

 

Officer in Charge: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Christiana Pablo

Assistant: Vacant 

Practices: 

 

Scheduled Meets: 

Brain Brawl on 20 Jan 2018 @ Bowie High School

Description: 

The Academic Team is a close knit, intellectual group of cadets who put in time and effort to study the NJROTC curriculum in depth. They go above and beyond what a typical cadet is expected to know in terms of academics. After putting in many hours of intensive studying, the team travels to different schools fort Academic Team Competitions, or Brain Brawls. Brain Brawls are a great way to get to know cadets on the team better as well as to meet cadets from other NJROTC units. At Brain Brawls, each member of the Academic Team sits before a buzzer while an instructor from the host school reads aloud, miscellaneous trivia questions pertaining to the NJROTC curriculum. If you want to participate in a team for NJROTC but do not like participating in athletics or do not have the time to attend all the practices for Drill Team (they are rigorous), we highly encourage you to join the Academic Team. By joining this team, you can take home textbooks and practice for Brain Brawls on your own time.


Athletics

 

Officer in Charge: Cadet Lieutenant Emani Reid 

                   Assistant:  Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Cameron Evans

Practices: (BRING A SOURCE OF WATER)

                                   

Scheduled Meets:

 

 

Description:

The Athletics Team is as large as the Drill Team, consisting of the most athletic cadets in the unit. During practices, each cadet is trained to meet the requirements entailed in the athletic meets competing against other schools. Practice consists of push-ups, sit-ups, and running. The Athletic Team also competes in other events such as tug of war, kick-ball tournaments and relays. Cadets a part of this team, train to become physically and emotionally disciplined as they become more active. It will take hard work and dedication, but by attending practices and putting in great effort cadets will be fully prepared to compete.


Color Guard

 

Officer in Charge: Cadet Lieutenant Jonathan Simmons

Assistant: Vacant

 

Scheduled Meets: 

 

Description: 

Color Guard is one of the various teams associated with drill team. One cadet carries our national colors, another carries our Navy flag, and the remaining two members carry rifles on either side of the flags. Every NJROTC must have a Color Guard to represent their units both in competition and in their community. Aside from performing at Area 5 drill meets, they present the colors for organizations around the community such as football events, community day parades, and serve as the introduction to most school events. In difference with the drill team, the role of a Color Guard is more ceremonial than that of a drill team. Color Guard is the oldest and most traditional of all the drill teams and is highly respected in our community. If you like working with a small group and drilling at the same time, then Color Guard is the team for you.


 

Cyber Patriots

 

              Officer in Charge: Cadet Lieutenant Commander  Christiana Pablo

Assistant: Vacant 

 

Practices:  

 

Scheduled Meets: 

 

CYBER States finals on 19 Jan 2018 @ Bowie High School

Description: 

Cyber security is the fastest growing field in America. Our after-school program gives Bowie High School students hands-on experience defending computer systems against potential cyber threats. Cyber patriot is the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Education Program, created to motivate students towards careers in cyber security and other science technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. At the center of Cyber patriot is the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. The competition puts teams of high school students in the position of managing a network. In the rounds of competition, teams are given a set of virtual images that represent operating systems and are tasked with finding cyber security vulnerabilities within the images and hardening the system while maintaining critical services. Teams compete for the top placement within their state and region.


Drill

 

Officer in Charge: Cadet Lieutenant Johnathan Simmons 

Assistant: Vacant

Practices: (BE PREPARED AND BRING A SOURCE OF WATER!): 

Scheduled Meets: 

 

Description:

Drill Team is the largest team in the unit in terms of quantity and number of people needed to make up the team. You do not need to have any previous experience at drilling to succeed on the team.  Unlike all other teams in this unit, the Drill Team has a spot for cadets of all talents. If you are a brainiac, join the academic branch of the team. For those who are talented at sports, drill team has an athletics section. If you prefer working with a small group of cadets, join Color Guard. For other cadets who are willing to try something completely new, join Armed or Unarmed Drill Team. There are two main branches of this team; Armed Drill and Unarmed Drill. Armed drill members carry rifles while drilling while unarmed members do not. Gender is not a deciding factor when it comes to which team you compete on; you are free to choose. At the end of the day, Drill Team is a family.  The Drill Team has been getting more and more successful each year for the past two years and the Bowie NJROTC unit is serious about making a name for it self. As such, if you decide to join, be prepared to show up to practice, give 100% at said practices, and work hard.


Orienteering

 

Officer in Charge: Cadet Chief Petty Officer Avery Matthews

Assistant: Vacant

Practices (Bring a source of Water!):

 

Scheduled Meets:

 

Description:

Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It easy to learn, but always challenging. The object is to run to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes—both on and off trail—that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time. The points on the course are marked with orange and white flags and punches, so you can prove you’ve been there. Each “control” marker is located on a distinct feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll. Orienteering is often called the “thinking sport” because it involves map reading and decision-making in addition to a great workout. Any kind of map may be used for orienteering (even a street map), but the best ones are detailed five-color topographic maps developed especially for the sport. Maps show boulders, cliffs, ditches, and fences, in addition to elevation, vegetation, and trails. Orienteering is a sport for everyone, regardless of age or experience. The competitive athlete can experience the exhilaration of moving through the woods at top speed, while the non-competitive orienteer can enjoy the forest at a more leisurely pace. Most events provide courses for all levels—from beginner (white and yellow courses) to advance (orange and green courses).

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