100 Jerry Toth Drive

Shinnston, WV 26431

304-326-7400

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The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 which may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, and taught by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The NJROTC accredited curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by extra-curricular activities of community service, academic, athletic, drill and orienteering competitions, field meets, flights, visits to naval or other activities, marksmanship sports training, and physical fitness training. Electronic classroom equipment, textbooks, uniforms, educational training aids, travel allowance, and a cost-share of instructors' salaries are provided by the Navy.

GOALS
 

  • PROMOTE PATRIOTISM
  • DEVELOP INFORMED AND RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS
  • PROMOTE HABITS OF ORDERLINESS AND PRECISION
  • DEVELOP A HIGH DEGREE OF PERSONAL HONOR, SELF-RELIANCE, SELF-DISCIPLINE, AND LEADERSHIP
  • PROMOTE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE BASIC ELEMENTS AND THE REQUIREMENTS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY
  • DEVELOP A RESPECT FOR AND AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE NEED FOR A CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY IN A DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY
  • PROVIDE INCENTIVES TO LIVE HEALTHY AND DRUG FREE LIVES
  • DEVELOP LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL
  • PROMOTES HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION
  • PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE MILITARY SERVICES AS A MILITARY CAREER. (Note: NJROTC does not serve as recruiters for the Armed Services)

MISSION
 

THE MISSION OF THE NAVAL JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS IS TO INSTILL IN STUDENTS THE VALUE OF CITIZENSHIP, SERVICE TO THE UNITED STATES, PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT.

NJROTC SYLLABUS



  • Curriculum consists of Naval Science-1 (NS-1), Naval Science-2, Naval Science-3, and Naval Science-4.

    • NS-1.  Prerequisite:  None.  This class will teach drill, uniform wear, wilderness survival, orienteering and Introduction to NJROTC organization and leadership.  This class is for first time cadets, 9-11. 
    • NS-2.  Prerequisite:  Naval Science I.  This class teaches Maritime History, Leadership and Nautical Sciences such as Maritime Geography, Oceanography, Meteorology, Astronomy and Physical Science.  This class is for second year cadets, 10 & 11.
    • NS-3.  Prerequisite:  Naval Science I and II.     This class teaches Naval Operations, Military Law, International Law & the Sea, as well as Naval Skills (Basic Seamanship, Marine Navigation, and Naval Weapons & Aircraft)  This class is for the third year cadet, 11th grade.
    • NS-4.  Prerequisite:  None.  This class teaches Leadership, Job Search Tools, and Effective Communication.  . This class is for 12th grade cadets, regardless of what year of NJROTC they are in.   Senior class ONLY!
    • NS-4 Global Awareness. Prerequisite:  None.  This class introduces students to the world’s culture through the study of world affairs, regional studies, and cultural awareness.  The course delves unto history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights.  Leadership, Job Search Tools, and Effective Communication will also be covered. This class is for 12th grade cadets, regardless of what year of NJROTC they are in.   Senior class ONLY!

  • Will wear the uniform once per week, usually Tuesday.  Must wear your uniform all day, properly for a grade of 100 percent for that day.

  • Homework will normally include reading assignments as well as study questions found at the end of each chapter.

  • Note-taking sheets will be provided for every lesson.  These are outline style that must be filled in during lecture.  You may use these notes during your exam and if filled out, can be turned in for 5 points on your exam grade.

  • Physical Training (PT) Day normally Friday.  Must wear prescribed PT uniform as well as participate to get full credit (100%). If the weeks assigned Homework is not turned in, then participating in PT is not allowed resulting in a 0% for PT grade. THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PE) REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION IS MET WITH TWO SEMESTERS OF NJROTC.

  • One quiz per chapter, normally after the chapter review.
  • One Exam per Chapter, after review and quiz

  • Grading Scale (Honors)
    • 90-100            A
    • 80-89              B
    • 70-79              C
    • 60-69              D
    • 59-below        F

  • Grading will be weighted as specified below:
    • Uniform Day Average = 25%
    • Average of Homework + Quiz = 25%
    • PT Participation = 25%
    • Chapter Exam = 25%

  • Grading criteria could change on “as needed” basis.

INSTRUCTOR BIOS


COMMANDER PAUL A. KAST USN (RET)
Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI)


Commander Kast was born in St. Louis, Missouri but grew up in Texas. In 1978, he was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Management). Upon graduation from the Surface Warfare Division Officer’s School in Newport, RI, he reported to the USS Engage (MSO-433) as the Operations Officer/Navigator, home ported in St Petersburg, FL. While aboard USS Engage, he earned his Surface Warfare Designation. Upon completing his initial Division Officer tour, he was selected for the commissioning crew of USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG-29) as the Combat Information Center Officer, homeported in Mayport, FL.


After successfully graduating from Department Head School, Commander Kast reported aboard for his first of two Department Head tours.  His first tour was as Weapons Officer aboard USS Talbot (FFG-4), home ported in Mayport, FL.  His second was as Combat Systems Officer aboard USS Moosbrugger (DD-980), home ported in Charleston, SC.  Commander Kast finished his sea tours as Executive Officer of USS Reuben James (FFG-57) home ported in Pearl Harbor, HI.


Commander Kast shore assignments included Officer-In-Charge, Fleet Training Unit, Mayport FL.  Graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, earning a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. As well as graduating from the U.S. Armed Forces Staff College.  His other shore assignments were at US Strategic Command, Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE and as an instructor at the US Army War College, Carlisle, PA


Commander Kast participated in Operation Freedom Flotilla, the Mariel Boatlift in the Florida Straits, Operations in support of the Multinational Force in Lebanon (MNF) and Operation Desert Shield, the liberation of Kuwait.  His personal awards include Defense Superior Service Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2 awards),  and the Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2 awards).


Commander Kast retired from active duty in August 2000 and took the position of Senior Naval Science Instructor at Lincoln High School, Shinnston, WV.  He is married to the former Jodie Ann Dickerson of St Petersburg, FL.  They have four children.

MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (AW/NAC)  GREG PARRUCCI USN (RET)
Naval Science Instructor (NSI)

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Chain of Command


Commander in Chief                                                  The Honorable Donald J. Trump


Secretary of Defense                                                  The Honorable James Mattis


Secretary of the Navy                                                 The Honorable Richard V. Spencer


Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)                              Admiral John Richardson


Naval Education Training Command (NETC)           Rear Admiral Kyle Cozad


Naval Service Training Command (NSTC)               Rear Admiral Michael D. Bernacchi


Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI)                   Commander Paul Kast


Naval Science Instructor (NSI)                                  Master Chief Parrucci

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