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William Conner

William Conner

Conner

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23 Veteran USMC. Proud Naval Science Instructor; Raider, Drill and Marksmanship Coach. Office hours: M-F 1615-1700 Ext: 63144 Room V-21A Email: conner_william@hcde.org

Thanks for your interest in The Howard School's NJROTC program.  You can find my website and/or PowerSchool for all weekly assignments.

The NJROTC mission is to instill in students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.

What does the NJROTC program do?

  • Promotes Patriotism
  • Develops informed and responsible citizens
  • Develops respect for constructed authority
  • Develops leadership potential
  • Promotes high school completion
  • Promotes higher education
  • Promotes community service
  • Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership
  • Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security
  • Provides information on the military services as a possible career
  • Provides an alternative to gangs
  • Provides incentive to live healthy and drug free

What are the benefits of NJROTC?

  • Approximately 60 percent of the NJROTC cadets who are graduating seniors continue to higher education.
  • The NJROTC program is motivational in encouraging cadets to graduate from high school and continue to higher education offering free ACT/SAT preparation.
  • NJROTC cadets are better behaved, have higher attendance, are role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, on average have higher grade point averages and graduate at a higher rate.
  • Cadets learn the value of teamwork and individual accomplishments from belonging to NJROTC.
  • The character education in NJROTC teaches values, principles, and self-discipline promoting positive, productive behaviors and provides a support structure that is critical not only in helping cadets avoid the use of drugs, but living a healthy and fit lifestyle.
  • NJROTC provides the opportunity for secondary school students to learn the basic elements and need for national security and their personal obligations as Americans.
  • The program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.
  • While the training is along military lines, it is conducted so as to encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts, to teach self-control, develop personal character, responsibility and qualities of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.
  • Cadets accepted for enlistment, who provide evidence of successful completion of at least 3 years of NJROTC are entitled to advanced promotion to pay grade E-3 upon initial enlistment in an active or reserve component of the Navy, or Air Force, and pay grade E-2 in the Army or Marine Corps; or completion of 2 years are entitled to E-2 in the Navy.
  • Senior Naval Science Instructor is authorized to nominate a maximum of three eligible cadets each year to compete for U.S. Naval Academy appointments.


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