North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

Distinguished Unit With Academic Honors

Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of  28 November, 2016, Click here. To access the Unit Master Schedule for the Fall semester of the 2016-2017 school year, Click here (updated 11/15/16)

Brain Brawl Team "Crushes" Competition in Season Opener Match

The North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl Team blew away their competition Saturday, 19 November at Hill Grove High School.  In their journey to defend their 3-Time, Back-to-Back-to-Back National Championship, the team picked up right from where they left off last year.  Congratulations Brain Brawl Team and good luck defending the national title!

(Brain Brawl team members pictured from left to right: Paul King, Tomas King, Andrew Kelly, Dawson Bowman, & Jackson Fowler.)

UPCOMING EVENTS/COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS/NEWS 


The Fall semester is here, so be sure to take part in these upcoming events! Remember, we are a cadet run program so participation is important in maintaining our distinguished unit status. All cadets who sign up for events are required to be in compliance with the CCSD dress code and wear a unit T-Shirt.


McEachern VS HHS Rifle Match- Thursday, December 1


Gold Branch, CRNRA Orienteering Meet- Sunday, December 4


Hillgrove VS HHS Rifle Match- Tuesday, December 6

CADETS OF THE QUARTER

Congratulations to NS1  c/SA Babin Van Dar Wall (female pictured first) and NS3 c/CPO Ezekiel Santiago (male pictured second) for being awarded as cadets of the quarter for the second 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.

Ready or Not, Here We Come Area 12 Drill Championship Competition!

   Congratulations to our Naval Junior ROTC Unit Drill Team! This Saturday, October 21, our unit visited Luella High School to compete against 15 other units who also represent Area 12. It was the first sanctioned Area-12 Drill Meet of the year and our unit brought home 11 trophies. THAT'S RIGHT, 11 TROPHIES! Victories included 1st place in Armed Exhibition led by Cadet Angel Maldonado, Armed Basic led by Cadet Louis Ramos, and Academics led by Cadet Andrew Kelly. In addition, the team scored 2nd on the Personnel Inspection, Color Guard, and 1st place overall in drill. This placed us 2nd overall at the Drill Meet. The 2nd place overall finish gives the unit an automatic bid to the Area-12 Championship where our team will compete against the top Navy JROTC units in the State.  Congratulations again to our NJROTC Unit!

"BRAVO ZULU" To The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit On Their Annual Military Inspection!!

(CDR Rustie Hibbard, USN (Ret.) conducts a personnel inspection on Cadet Ashley Hernandez during the unit's Annual Military Inspection Thursday, 13 October 2016.)

(From left to right; CDR Joel Reaves, USN (Ret.), Cadet Lady Becares, and CDR Rustie Hibbard, USN (Ret.) celebrates the Navy's 241'st Birthday by cutting the ceremonial cake during the unit's Annual Military Inspection this past week. See more photos at the below link)

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     The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit conducted its Annual Military Inspection (AMI) Thursday, 13 Oct at North Cobb High School. This year, inspection was conducted by the Area-12 Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard USN (Ret.). 

     The ceremony began with each cadet receiving an individual personnel inspection later followed by an official military ceremony that included music from the NCHS Symphony, a drill platoon exhibition, and an awards presentation.

     Staff and Officers of the unit were responsible for conducting a brief to CDR Hibbard concerning the status of their respected responsibilities and future improvements. Staff who had department inspections were able to showcase their leadership by receiving an outstanding in their departments. These areas include Admin, Supply, and Ordnance. 

     Upon the conclusion of the AMI, CDR Hibbard took time to speak to the cadets and allowed them to ask questions concerning different issues throughout Area-12.

     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.     



Precision Rifle Match In Nashville, Tennesee

Our NJROTC Rifle Team participated in a major rifle match this past weekend at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennesee. The Team finished 5th of 14 precision teams that participated. Congratulations are in order for Benjamin Davis who was TOP GUN, finishing FIRST PLACE among 56 shooters. Ben fired  587 points out of 600, that is 13 points short of being perfect. This was coupled with a noteworthy performance by Jennings Curd, Allora Whitney, and Alyssa Thomas who all carried our rifle team to success. Rifle Teams from all over the Southeastern United States participated in this event which allowed our shooters to compete against a wider range of competitors.  

      

Orienteering Team Competes at Jolly Roger O-Meet

The North Cobb~Harrison Orienteering Team competed at the Jolly Roger Orienteering Meet Saturday, 15 October at Mistletoe State Park in Appalling, Georgia. The Orange team lead by Malachi Rock scored 1st out of 50 runners and placed 3rd overall. The team continues to grow thanks to the dedication of the team leader, Cameron Hutcheson and our upperclassmen. Great job team!!! 

      

Helping To Feed The Hungry at Action Ministries

September 10, 2016, cadets ventured Action Ministries warehouse in order to pack 500 food boxes that will aid in hunger relief for struggling families. Cadets filed along a conveyor belt, passed boxes down the line, and worked in unison. It stretched from one side of the room to the other with volunteers at each station building boxes, marking out barcodes, putting items in each box, taping the boxes, and lastly stacking them onto pallets. Each box contained food items such as Fruit bars, canned beans, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, rice, chicken broth, tuna, and peas. North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC is proud to help unfortunate families by participating in this community service event.

3-Time National Brain Brawl Champions Recognized by Cobb County School District Superintendent and Staff

 

Welcome Aboard, New Cadets!

 On Saturday, 13 August, at Acworth Beach in Cabule Park, aspiring cadets attended our Welcome Aboard Picnic.  It was an opportunity for returning cadets to get acquainted with the fresh faces that will be attending 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. This unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future leaders of North Cobb-Harrison's NJROTC.

Cadet Senior Officers and Staff Make a Lasting Impression On Incoming Freshman at The 2016 Freshman Orientation

            

 Cadet Staff and Officers conducted the unit's Freshman Orientation last 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.

Cadets Brave The HEAT, HUMIDITY, & "HATS" at Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina!!!

          

Cadets from the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC unit took time out of their summer break to take on the challenge of this year’s BLT (Basic Leadership Training) at Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. The BLT was conducted July 5th-8th. 37 cadets overcame their fears by conquering obstacles such as the Confidence Course, Gas Chamber, and by repelling off the island’s legendary 50 foot Repel Tower. To make the trip even more memorable for cadets, the entire visit was led by Drill Instructor Sergeant Zachery Willms (pictured right), 2d Battalion, Company “G”.  DI Sergeant Willms’ unyielding dedication to duty and professionalism contributed greatly to the overall success of this year’s BLT. In addition, special thanks are in order for the Booster Organization members and parents who accompanied 1stSgt during the visit.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES

     Congratulations are in order for our 2016 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.  Job well done! Pictured from left to right: NSI 1stSgt Mike Dickerson, USMC (Ret.), Angel Maldonado (Platoon Honor Grad), Mahmoud Abusaid, Louis Ramos, Malayna Rock (Honor Platoon), Samantha Martinez, & SNSI CDR Joel Reaves, USN (Ret.).   

MAYOR FOR A MINUTE COLOR GUARD

                       

                         

Cadets from the unit were invited to perform Color Guard duties at a recent Kennesaw City Council Meeting. At the pleasure of the Mayor, the Color Guard members were able to spend a few moments to serve as "Mayor for a Minute". Special thanks to the support of our Booster Org. President; Kim Pritchard.  Pictured from left to right; Charles Pritchard, Ezekiel Santiago, City of Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling, Dawson Bowman, & Henry Limardo. 

North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl Team 3-Time National Champions

                   

(Pictured from left to right; Dawson Bowman, Tomas King, Alex Birchler, Andrew Kelly, & Jackson Fowler)

 The North Cobb - Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl team defended their two-time national championship status and won their third consecutive Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  Brain Brawl National Championship April 30.

The Champion North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl Team includes Alex Birchler, North Cobb; Andrew Kelly, Harrison; Tomas King, North Cobb; Dawson Bowman, North Cobb; and Jackson Fowler, North Cobb. By clinching their third consecutive National Championship, the team broke a championship record. The competition was held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and included 23 other teams from all around the country. In order to qualify for the National Championship, teams must place in the top 3 in their region. In addition to placing first in team competition, Alex Birchler, who is the team captain and a senior, placed 1st in the Individual “Brawl Stars” competition for the second consecutive year.

Brain Brawl is a college bowl styled academic competition, which includes questions on subjects ranging from naval history, oceanography, astronomy, navigation, geography, science, math, sports, and entertainment. It required months of preparation and practice, which resulted in their record-breaking victory.

In addition to the competition, the cadets toured the U.S. Naval Academy campus, viewed a parade of more 4,000 midshipmen, ate lunch in historic King Hall, and spoke with midshipmen about the admissions process and academy life. Congratulations to the North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl National Champions!

NJROTC Cadets Finish Big at Honors Night!

                

 North Cobb High School conducted their annual Honors Night this Tuesday, 19 April that was hosted by North Star Church.  Students were recognized for various achievements in numerous academic subjects that covered the 2015/16 school year.  Cadet Samantha Martinez received an award for outstanding second year student for Portuguese II.  Cadet Tomas King received an award for academic excellence in his U.S. History class.  Cadet Alex Birchler was awarded $1000 in scholarship money from the Military Officers Association of America and received two scholastic awards from the American Legion Post 304 and the Marine Corps Leadership Award.  Cadet Robert Wilson was awarded a $200,000 Marine Corps ROTC scholarship.  Congratulations to all of our NJROTC cadet recipients for a job well done. 

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 publicaffairsnjrotc.hhs.nchs@gmail.com . 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: joel.reaves@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 801229
Fax: 770-975-6687

Naval Science Instructor: 1stSgt Michael Dickerson, USMC (Ret.)
Email: michael.dickerson@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 8011381
Fax: 770-975-6687

Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website