North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

   A Distinguished Unit w/Academic Honors 8 Yrs Running & 2016-17 Area-12's "Best All-Around" Unit

Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of 27 November 2017, Click here Unit Master Schedule for Fall Semester of the 2017-18 school year, Click here  (updated 10/9/17)   

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Precision Rifle Team Places 1st Overall at Upson-Lee, Qualifying Them for the Area Twelve Rifle Championship 

The North Cobb-Harrison Rifle Team shot exceptionally well for their season opening match Saturday, 11 November at the Upson-Lee hosted rifle match. The match, held at Ole Mill Range in Griffin, Georgia, automatically qualified our Precision team for the Area Twelve Rifle Championship after the team placed 1st overall in the precision class. Led by Allora Whitney who placed 3rd overall in precision class, scored 1140 out of 1200 points available. Our Sporter Class, led by top sporter shooter Marcus Milani, also competed very well for his first official match, helped the class place 6th overall. Overall, the team gained valuable experience and are well on their way to an exciting rifle season. Way to set the tone Rifle Team, Great job!

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  • North Cobb-Harrison Precision & Sporter Teams during Upson-Lee Rifle Match Saturday, 11 November. The Precision team placed 1st overall at the competition.
    North Cobb-Harrison Precision & Sporter Teams during Upson-Lee Rifle Match Saturday, 11 November. The Precision team placed 1st overall at the competition.
  • Allora Whitney receives 3rd place overall medal in Precision Class during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
    Allora Whitney receives 3rd place overall medal in Precision Class during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
  • Cadets Mahmoud Abusaid, Malayna Rock, Blake Ritter, and Makayla Ollie  conduct Color Guard detail in support of Keys to Progressive program in celebration of Veterans Day, Friday, 10 November.
    Cadets Mahmoud Abusaid, Malayna Rock, Blake Ritter, and Makayla Ollie conduct Color Guard detail in support of Keys to Progressive program in celebration of Veterans Day, Friday, 10 November.
  • The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets at the Swim Tank after receiving a brief from the Combat Water Survival Instructors during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets at the Swim Tank after receiving a brief from the Combat Water Survival Instructors during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • The "Unarmed Basic" Drill Team looks ahead with great anticipation as they prepare to take the drill deck during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
    The "Unarmed Basic" Drill Team looks ahead with great anticipation as they prepare to take the drill deck during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
  • Cadet James Maloney displays his skill at the Leadership React Course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadet James Maloney displays his skill at the Leadership React Course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadet Jay Bromfield rounds the turn while competing in the 8x220, sealing the first victory EVER in this event during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
    Cadet Jay Bromfield rounds the turn while competing in the 8x220, sealing the first victory EVER in this event during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
  • Cadets endure an intense personnel inspection, under an evening sunset backdrop, conducted by a Drill Instructor during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadets endure an intense personnel inspection, under an evening sunset backdrop, conducted by a Drill Instructor during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadets Ben Baumann & Isaac Hunker gets a nice taste of what it is like to experience the gas chamber during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadets Ben Baumann & Isaac Hunker gets a nice taste of what it is like to experience the gas chamber during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadets Tyler Griffin, Rachel Mejias, Cierra Chambers, Makayla Ollie, & Taja Glenn at the Henry County High School War Hawk Drill Fun meet, 9 Sep 2017.
    Cadets Tyler Griffin, Rachel Mejias, Cierra Chambers, Makayla Ollie, & Taja Glenn at the Henry County High School War Hawk Drill Fun meet, 9 Sep 2017.
  • Cadets Nereyda Morales, Faith Anderson & Lilly Dunlap are instructed by Drill Instructors to hold out issued sleep system during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadets Nereyda Morales, Faith Anderson & Lilly Dunlap are instructed by Drill Instructors to hold out issued sleep system during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadets visit the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, in Pooler, Georgia 24 Oct 2017.
    Cadets visit the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, in Pooler, Georgia 24 Oct 2017.
  • Cadet Emily Davis balances her way across one of the obstacles at the confidence course at "Leatherneck Square" during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadet Emily Davis balances her way across one of the obstacles at the confidence course at "Leatherneck Square" during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadet Gisselle Miranda competing during the “Unarmed Exhibition” Drill Fun Meet at Henry County High School, 9 Sep 2017. The routine earned them 1st Place amongst 15 other high schools.
    Cadet Gisselle Miranda competing during the “Unarmed Exhibition” Drill Fun Meet at Henry County High School, 9 Sep 2017. The routine earned them 1st Place amongst 15 other high schools.
  • Cadet Paul King displays true grit as he scales the rope climb as he negotiates the obstacle course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadet Paul King displays true grit as he scales the rope climb as he negotiates the obstacle course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadets support local community at the "Celebrate America Festival" in Downtown Kennesaw, 3 July 2017.
    Cadets support local community at the "Celebrate America Festival" in Downtown Kennesaw, 3 July 2017.
  • Harrison Honor Guard Cadets standby to take the football field during their Senior Night, 3 November 2017.
    Harrison Honor Guard Cadets standby to take the football field during their Senior Night, 3 November 2017.
  • Cadet Malayna Rock concentrates intensely as she leads the "Unarmed Exhibition" routine during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
    Cadet Malayna Rock concentrates intensely as she leads the "Unarmed Exhibition" routine during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
  • Cadets standby as they prepare to march in this year's Big Shanty Festival Parade Saturday, 23 April 2017 in downtown Kennesaw.
    Cadets standby as they prepare to march in this year's Big Shanty Festival Parade Saturday, 23 April 2017 in downtown Kennesaw.
  • Cadet Corey Tran scales the wall while negotiating an obstacle at the Leadership React Course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadet Corey Tran scales the wall while negotiating an obstacle at the Leadership React Course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Mica Similing attempts to negotiate an obstacle at the confidence course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Mica Similing attempts to negotiate an obstacle at the confidence course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Harrison Color Guard Cadets standby to take the football field during their Senior Night, 3 November 2017.
    Harrison Color Guard Cadets standby to take the football field during their Senior Night, 3 November 2017.
  • Cadets Makayla Ollie, Rachel Mejias, Chaz Pritchard, & Gisselle Miranda at the Henry County High School War Hawk Drill Fun meet, 9 Sep 2017.
    Cadets Makayla Ollie, Rachel Mejias, Chaz Pritchard, & Gisselle Miranda at the Henry County High School War Hawk Drill Fun meet, 9 Sep 2017.
  • Cadet Ezekiel Santiago commanding the 1st Platoon in the Homecoming parade in Downtown Acworth Thursday, 14 September, 2017.
    Cadet Ezekiel Santiago commanding the 1st Platoon in the Homecoming parade in Downtown Acworth Thursday, 14 September, 2017.
  • North Cobb-Harrison Cadets support Burnt Hickory Church at it's annual Military Appreciation Ceremony, 2 July 2017.
    North Cobb-Harrison Cadets support Burnt Hickory Church at it's annual Military Appreciation Ceremony, 2 July 2017.
  • Cadets endure an intense personnel inspection, under an evening sunset backdrop, conducted by a Drill Instructor during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadets endure an intense personnel inspection, under an evening sunset backdrop, conducted by a Drill Instructor during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets stop for a group photo at the iconic Iwo Jime Memorial, on Boulevard De'France during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets stop for a group photo at the iconic Iwo Jime Memorial, on Boulevard De'France during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadet Noah Swiney commanding the 2nd Platoon in the Homecoming parade in Downtown Acworth Thursday, 14 September, 2017.
    Cadet Noah Swiney commanding the 2nd Platoon in the Homecoming parade in Downtown Acworth Thursday, 14 September, 2017.
  • Members of the Drill Team competed Saturday, 9 Sep at Henry County High School where the placed 1st Overall in drill.
    Members of the Drill Team competed Saturday, 9 Sep at Henry County High School where the placed 1st Overall in drill.
  • Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
    Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
  • Cadets Elly Powell & Ethan Fowler proudly carry the Unit Banner during the Homecoming Parade Thursday, 14 September 2017 in Downtown Acworth.
    Cadets Elly Powell & Ethan Fowler proudly carry the Unit Banner during the Homecoming Parade Thursday, 14 September 2017 in Downtown Acworth.
  • The Drill Team celebrates after discovering they placed 1st overall during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
    The Drill Team celebrates after discovering they placed 1st overall during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
North Cobb-Harrison Precision & Sporter Teams during Upson-Lee Rifle Match Saturday, 11 November. The Precision team placed 1st overall at the competition.
North Cobb-Harrison Precision & Sporter Teams during Upson-Lee Rifle Match Saturday, 11 November. The Precision team placed 1st overall at the competition.

Cadets Survive the "Wrath" of Parris Island During this Year's BLT.

During the week of 24-27 October, 2017 North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Cadets conducted their annual BLT trip hosted at Parris Island in South Carolina. Cadets endured, "weary" wakeup calls, "ornery" Drill Instructors, a "tearful" Gas Chamber, and "overwhelming" Obstacle Courses. Cadets were exposed to the riggers and challenges of Recruit Training while gaining a better understanding of what it takes to become a United States Marine. As seen above, cadets received briefs in the location of the depots legendary "Yellow Footprints", the site if which every recruit is introduced to the first time they set foot on Parris Island. Cadets were also briefed by Combat Swim Instructors and PMI's (Primary Marksmanship Instructors), as well as the traditional DI Uniform Inspection. Special thanks to the parents that help chaperone the trip. The unit really appreciates thier support. Without them, the trip would never have taken place. (See additional photos scrolling in below slideshow.)

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Upcoming Community Service Events/News


Kennesaw Santa Parade Signup- The Unit will be participating in this year's Santa Parade that will take place in downtown Kennesaw.  For those who would like to participate, signup here. More details will follow in the next coming week, but do not hesitate to sign up TODAY!


Ken'ya 5K Run Community Service Event - Cadets will be volunteering at the 2nd Annual 5K Ken'ya Run to raise funds for technical schools in Chuka, Ken'ya to provide the citizens their to opportunity to further their education with the trade skills needed for their native land.  The event will take place at the Still Family Farm located at 5630 Macland Rd, Powder Springs, GA 30127. Cadets are asked to be there at 7:15am to begin in registration processing. The event should be completed around 12:00pm.  For those who would like to participate, signup here.

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****1st Place****

The Drill Team Takes Luella Meet by “Storm”




The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Drill Team placed 1st Overall at their most recent drill meet. The meet was held at Luella High School, 21 October 2017, making this this the first time the drill team has finished 1st overall in the drill teams history. Out of 16 high schools, the team placed in the top 5 of the 11 events to include 1st place in Armed & Unarmed basic routines, Color Guard, and first place in the 8x220 relay (a first ever led by team leader Cadet Daisy Dunlap). The record breaking school performance automatically qualifies the drill team (lead by Cadet Malachi Rock), for the Area-12 Championship scheduled for 3 March 2018, setting their sights on the 2018 Navy Nationals with a qualifying 1st of 2nd place performance. This could be the year!

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Blue Angel #6 Visits North Cobb Cadets

The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit "WOW's" Guest Inspector During Annual Military Inspection!

The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit conducted its Annual Military Inspection (AMI) Wednesday, 4 Oct at North Cobb High School. This year, offsite inspection was conducted by CDR Steven Schultz of the Naval Recruit District, Atlanta GA. The ceremony began with each cadet receiving an individual personnel inspection, followed by an official military ceremony that included music from the NCHS Symphony, a routine from the exhibition drill platoon, and an awards presentation. Staff and Officers of the unit were also able to showcase their leadership and responsibilities responsibilities by conducting a brief to CDR Shultz concerning the status of their respective departments and teams. These areas include Admin, Supply, and Ordnance. Special thanks goes out to our Booster Organization Staff and parents who came out to support this event. They are the ones that make this unit a great success.  

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Welcome Aboard 2017-18 NJROTC Cadets!!!

On Saturday, 26 August, at Acworth Beach in Cabule Park, new cadets and their parents attended our Welcome Aboard Picnic.  It was an opportunity for returning cadets to get acquainted with the fresh faces that will be new to the unit, as well as an opportunity for our NS1's and their families to get to know the SNSI and NSI. Those who attended enjoyed the food, beach, and fun. We appreciate all who participated and made this event possible. Special thanks go out to our Booster Organization who did an amazing job making sure the picnic went without a hitch.  This unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future leaders of North Cobb-Harrison's NJROTC.
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Cadet Senior Officers and Staff Make a Lasting Impression On Incoming Freshman at The 2017 Freshman Orientation

Cadet Staff and Officers conducted the unit's Freshman Orientation this week for some of our cadets who will be part of the unit this coming Fall.  The purpose of the orientation was to give incoming freshman a basic understanding of what is to come this school year. Students in attendance were indoctrinated on numerous subject matters such as basic drill, core knowledge, and physical fitness. Special thanks to the Booster Organization parents who treated the new freshman to grilled burgers and hot dogs at the conclusion of the orientation. Thanks to all of the staff and officers who contributed to the overall success of this year's Freshman Orientation. Great Job!


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*****Congratulations to Our 2017 Leadership***** Academy Graduates!

Congratulations are in order for our 2017 Leadership Academy Graduates.  Cadets selected were pushed to their limits last week at the Riverside Military Academy located in Gainesville, Georgia.  Cadets were challenged physically, academically, and mentally over a seven day period, while reinforcing their leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Upon completion of the course, cadets were awarded the coveted “Silver Cord” distinguishing them as the elite leaders of the North Cobb-Harrison Navy JROTC program.  Pictured from left to right: NSI 1stSgt Mike Dickerson, USMC (Ret.), Samantha Martinez (Cadre), Isaac Hunker, Ezekiel Santiago, Malchi Rock, Daisy Dunlap, Noah Swiney, Mahmoud Abusaid (Cadre) & SNSI CDR Joel Reaves, USN (Ret.).    Job well done!

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Congratulations for Being 2016-17 Area-12's "Best All Around" Unit!
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4-Time Brain Brawl National Champions!!!

Pictured from left to right; Jackson Fowler, Andrew Kelly, Tomas King, Dawson Bowman & Paul King at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Florida Saturday, 6 May 2017.

CADETS OF THE QUARTER

Congratulations to NS1 c/SN Paul King and NS3 c/ENS Malayna Rock for being awarded as cadets of the quarter for the last quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. These cadets have displayed superior military bearing, academic achievement, participation in community service events, conduct, and they have shown esprit de corps throughout this past six weeks.


U.S Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday!

November 10, 2016 signifies the Marine Corps' 241st birthday. The SNSI Commander Joel Reaves USN (Ret.) and NSI First Sergeant Mike Dickerson USMC (Ret.) cut a birthday cake to celebrate. Cadets were each given a piece during third period to commemorate all of the men and women who graciously gave their service to the United States Marine Corps.

IMPORTANT

Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear shorts that are too tight or too short.

ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test Battery will be given at North Cobb High School on October 30th. If you are interested in taking the test, talk to Commander or 1stSgt.
You may sign up in either ROTC classrooms or the guidance office.
Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear 
shorts that are too short or too tight.
Horseplay and Pranks: This will not be tolerated, please think before you do something that causes damage or injury. As cadets, you will be held accountable for your actions.
Late Passes: Cadets, You must go to your other classes. You must have written permission from your other teacher before you can come to or stay in the ROTC class rooms, So get permisson first. 
SDB Uniform: When in public you must keep the entire uniform on. The jacket may only be removed in ROTC classroom, but if you leave the rotc classroom you must have your jacket on. 
Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must were Shirt Stays. 
School Support and Community Service: We have 1,688 hours of community service, and 1,332 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,481 hours of community service and 1,792 hours of 
school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.
Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, IstSGT, or the class leaders see it, 
it will be taken up and returned when class is over. Paragraph 8 of the course syllabus refers.
North Cobb Rifle Team: We are scheduled to take our team photo on 12 November at 1600 in the North Cobb theater.

Push-ups: Cadets are NOT authorized to give push-ups as punishment to other cadets.

School Support and Community Service: We have 649 hours of community service, and 132.5 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,185 hours of community service and 1,823 hours of school support. Make sure you do your part to support the unit in maintaining our distinguished unit status.

school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.

Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, 1stSgt, or the class leaders see it, it will be taken and given back when class is over.
it will be taken up and returned when class is over.

 

Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must wear Shirt Stays. 

 

CCSD Physical Form: Click here for the latest form. CCSD physical is not required to participate in JROTC, but cadets that do not have a physical on file are ineligible for participation in some events, field trips, team competitions, and some awards.

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Parents/Guardians and/or students must report any arrest of a student or behavior in which law enforcement is involved, to
their high school administration or coach within two weeks (14 calendar days) of the arrest or behavior. The two week time frame inclludes weekends, school holidays and summer vacation.

Student Conduct: Interscholastic/Extracurricular Activities [IDF-R]: Applies in NJROTC, 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, in and out of the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Click here for rules.

SAT/ACT Prep Courses: http://www.jrotccollegeprep.com/

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. 

REQUIRED PAPERWORK: StanRelease, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules
are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class RulesREQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affectedCOBB COUNTY PHYSICAL: CCSD Physicals are REQUIRED for cadets to participate in drill meets and unit field trips. No physical, no field trip.
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
Let Freedom Ring Color Guard: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011. NSU. Acworth Beach, 0930.
Color Guard: If your name is listed for a color guard and you are not able to attend please let c/LT (JG) Khan know A.S.A.P.
Football Game: Friday, Sep 9, 2011. NSU. Be at 50 yard line, 1900.
apply for the position, have a typed memo with your name and a method of contact put into the Executive Officer's box.

PHOTOS

Cadets that wish to have pictures uploaded to the website please email them to PAO, c/PO1 Alyssa Thomas at [email protected] . These pictures may also be used in the end of the year slide show.

INSTRUCTORS

Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Joel C. Reaves, USN (Ret.)
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 801229
Fax: 770-975-6687

Naval Science Instructor: 1stSgt Michael Dickerson, USMC (Ret.)
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 8011381
Fax: 770-975-6687

Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website