100 Jerry Toth Drive
Shinnston, WV 26431
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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.
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)
Annual Trip Videos
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