Navy Junior ROTC


Navy Junior ROTC Creed & CORE VALUES

These ideals are the keystone of our program; the Navy Junior ROTC Creed and Core Values
form our NJROTC program. All cadets should endeavor to uphold these principles and lead
their peers by their example. The Naval Science One Recruits are required to memorize the
creed, Core Values and Honor Code and recite them upon request from faculty members and
senior cadets.

“I am a Navy Junior ROTC Cadet. I strive to promote patriotism and to
become an informed and responsible citizen. I respect those in position of
authority. I support those who have defended freedom and democracy around
the world. I proudly embrace the Navy’s Core Values of HONOR, COURAGE
AND COMMITMENT. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment
of all.”
The Core Values of Navy JROTC:

I am accountable for my personal behavior.
I will be mindful of the privilege I have to serve my fellow cadets
This value gives me the moral and mental strength to do what is right, with confidence
and resolution, even in the face of personal adversity.

The day to day duty of every cadet in NJROTC is to join together as a team and to
improve the quality of our academy, our fellow cadets, and ourselves.


Throughout their time at Crete-Monee High School, cadets will be held to the following standards.
1. Maintain a passing grade in Naval Science
2. Be on time to ALL classes with an 85% or better average
3. Have a 90% or better attendance rate
4. Maintain a proper uniform wear on Wednesdays 85% of the time
5. Be able to recite and memorize the NJROTC Creed, Core Values and the Honor Code
6. Have no in or out of school suspensions
7. Act respectfully to yourself, your fellow students and the staff at CMHS

Promotion of NJROTC Rank

As your time at Crete-Monee High Schools grows, you become eligible for promotion in rank in the NJROTC unit. For each rank there are specific requirements for advancement, all of which must be met in order to be promoted. The specific requirements under each rank can be completed in any order; however, you must follow the ranks in order. All promotions are approved by the Naval Science Instructor. Cadets transferring from other military academies and other JROTC programs will appear before a board to determine their appropriate rank.


Length: Year 
Credit: 1 credit hour 
Year: 9-12 
Course Description: Naval Science 1 introduces students to the meaning of citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in attaining life goals; promotes an awareness of the importance of a healthy lifestyle, including physical fitness, a proper diet, and controlling stress; drug awareness; provides the principles of health and first aid, geography and survival skills and an overview of Naval ships and aircraft. These elements are pursued at the fundamental level.

Length: Year 
Credit: 1 credit hour 
Year: 10-12 
Course Description: This course builds on the general introduction provided in Naval Science 1, to further develop the traits of citizenship and leadership, and to introduce cadets to the technical areas of naval science and the role of the U. S. Navy in maritime history and the vital importance of the world’s oceans to the continued well-being of the United States. Course content includes: ongoing instruction into Leadership; introduction to Maritime History, including the American Revolution, Civil War, the rise of the U. S. to world power status, World Wars 1 and 2, the Cold War Era and the 1990s and Beyond; introduction to Nautical Sciences to include Maritime Geography, Oceanography

Length: Year
Credit: 1 credit hour
Year: 11-12
Course Description: This course will broaden the understanding of students in the operative principles of military leadership, the concept and significance of teamwork, the intrinsic value of good order and discipline in the accomplishment of objectives, and the importance of sea power and national security. Students gain a more in-depth knowledge of Naval ships and aircraft and an introduction to marine navigation and seamanship. Course content includes instruction in Sea Power and National Security, Naval Operations and Support Functions, Military Law, and International Law and the Sea. This course also provides an introduction to Ship Construction and Damage Control, Shipboard Organization and Watch Standing, Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons and Aircraft. Ongoing instruction in leadership, citizenship and discipline.