William Conner

First Sergeant Bill Conner
Naval Science Instructor
Head Wrestling Coach



Retired Marine with 23 years of service.  3rd year of teaching at Howard.  Raider, Drill and Marksmanship Coach for NJROTC.

2021-2022 Schedule:  Semester 1

1st Period – JROTC Leadership Development
2nd Period – JROTC 1
3rd Period – Planning
4th Period – JROTC 1
5th Period – JROTC 1

*Extra help & tutoring is available afternoons from 4:15-5:00 in-person or via Zoom (see Canvas for link and further details). Additionally, I am available to meet with students by appointment as needed.

To access class assignments, announcements, or online tools, click HERE for Class Link and HERE for Canvas.

Contact Information
Email - [email protected]
Ext. – 63144
Google Voice number (423) 708-4777
Room V-21A

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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