NJROTC Inspection

Carson High NJROTC Unit Achieves Top Score on Inspection, Designated as Distinguished Unit for the 2023-2023 School Year
Posted on 05/09/2023
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The Carson High School (CHS) Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) unit has received a perfect score of 5 during their recent inspection. Conducted by Captain Shane Tanner, commanding officer at Naval Air Station Fallon, the inspection evaluated the unit’s appearance and performance in several areas including Color Guard and Drill Demonstration.

“Carson High School NJROTC is the most exceptional NJROTC unit I have seen,” Captain Tanner said of the inspection. “The cadets themselves were emblematic of the citizen-sailors we want to develop as a country. They are future community leaders who reflect all of the aspirations you hope to see in our high school youth. They are committed to each other and clearly value fair treatment to all. They have logged an impressive level of community service hours and continuously seek ways to expand their reach as a student organization through athletics, STEM and community service.”

Additionally, the battalion has been designated as a Distinguished Unit for the 2022-2023 school year. This award is given annually to schools whose NJROTC program ranks in the top 30% of the programs in each NJROTC area. This selection is based upon the excellence attained in administration, academic performance, military proficiency and host school support.

"I am extremely proud of our cadets and staff for their commitment to excellence and their continuous efforts to improve our unit,” said Carson High NJROTC Instructor Dan Meyer, LCDR (Lieutenant Commander Retired) U.S. Navy. “Their hard work and dedication paid off, and this outstanding score is a testament to their exceptional performance."

The NJROTC program aims to teach high school students the values of citizenship, leadership, character and community service, while also providing a foundation for future careers in the military or other fields. The program is offered in more than 600 high schools across the United States, and the NJROTC Area Managers visit each unit once a year to conduct inspections.

“The NJROTC unit's perfect score is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the cadets and staff, and it is a source of pride for the school and the community,” said Josh Billings, vice principal and CTE Administrator for Carson High School. “This is outstanding achievement!”

Additionally, CHS NJROTC has an opening for an instructor. The school is looking for individuals who have served in either the U.S. Marine Corps or the U.S. Navy to join this high-achieving team. NJROTC instructors work with CHS students in a respectful and rewarding environment passing on knowledge and experiences to develop effective leaders. Those interested should contact Lieutenant Commander Meyer at 775-283-1780 or Josh Billings at 775-283-1637.