Naval Science 1 - The Introduction
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the precepts of
citizenship, the elements of leadership, and the value of scholarship in
attaining life goals. This course
is also designed to engender a sound appreciation for the heritage and
traditions of America, with recognition that the role of sea power will be
important in America's future, and develop in each cadet a growing sense of
pride in his/her organization, associates, and self.
These elements are pursued at a fundamental level.
content should include, but not be limited to the following:
an introduction to the NJROTC program, its missions, goals and objectives
an overview of the naval science curriculum
benefits of the NJROTC program
instruction in naval leadership and followership traits and principles
the duties, rights, and responsibilities of informed citizens
the basis of our government and its role in todayís society
the various types of government in different parts of the world
the studentís role as citizens of the United States
the role of military forces in our national defense
the mission, and organization of the Navy in maintaining freedom of the seas
the mission and construction of Navy ships
the mission and construction of Navy aircraft
B. Intended outcomes. After successfully completing this course, the student will:
1. Know the Navy Junior ROTC organization and the requirements for success in the Navy Junior ROTC program.
2. Exhibit an understanding of basic naval leadership and followership traits and principles, and be afforded the opportunity to apply those traits and principles in practical work.
4. Intelligently consider the possibility of a military career and know the basic requirements for and possible benefits from such a career.
5. Investigate the role we have as American citizens and the need to understand the differences in the citizenship of other countries.
6. Understand the basis of our government, the Navy's mission, and how Navy people support that mission.
8. Understand the organization of the Navy.
9. Expand the understanding and knowledge of Navy ships, their construction, terminology, operation, and uses.
10. Expand the understanding and knowledge of Navy aircraft, their construction, operation and uses.
11. Demonstrate confidence and proficiency in basic individual, squad, and company close order drill.
C. Special note. The eleventh intended outcome is not an academic component of the NJROTC curriculum similar to the previous ten intended outcomes. Demonstrating basic individual, squad, and company close-order drill is a laboratory activity consisting of 72 hours of drill, commands, and ceremonies, rotation of command, physical fitness training, regular personnel inspections, and parade in company review.