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    Benjamin Russell High School NJROTC Visits Troy University

    BRHS NJROTC Cadets Visit Troy University

    Photo By James Stockman | 221024-N-LY580-1009 TROY, Ala. (Oct. 24, 2022) U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark J. Moors...... read more read more



    Story by James Stockman 

    Naval Service Training Command     

    From Benjamin Russell High School NJROTC Public Affairs

    TROY, Ala. – Benjamin Russell High School (BRHS) Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) cadets visited Troy University, Oct. 24.

    The cadets received an admissions brief and campus tour followed by a visit to Troy University’s Air Force and Army ROTC units.

    “Before this visit, I did not give Troy University much thought,” said BRHS NJROTC Cadet Commanding Officer Courtney Burgess. “After attaining information on the university and seeing the campus in person, I am now seriously considering applying to Troy.”

    An objective of the NJROTC program is to provide a chance for success to our nation’s youths, and a significant aspect of that goal is a high-quality education.

    “An important part of the NJROTC program is to present post-secondary education options to our cadets,” said Cmdr. (retired) James Stockman, senior naval science instructor, BRHS NJROTC. “Whether they want to attend a four-year university or vocational school, join the military, or enter the workforce, our goal is for them to have a solid plan for their futures.”

    Earlier this year, BRHS NJROTC visited Trenholm State Community College in Montgomery, Alabama. The unit plans to visit other area colleges and universities during the remaining 2022-2023 school year.

    NJROTC is a citizenship development program, established in 1964, that instills service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in students in secondary educational institutions. Today, there are more than 600 units at high schools and military academies across the United States including units in Japan and Guam.

    Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), headquartered at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, oversees the NJROTC program and 98% of all initial accessions training for the Navy, except the officers produced by the U.S. Naval Academy. This includes the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program with more than 60 units at colleges and universities across the country, Officer Training Command in Newport, Rhode Island, and Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes.

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    Date Taken: 10.24.2022
    Date Posted: 10.25.2022 07:48
    Story ID: 431950
    Location: TROY, AL, US 

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