215-697-5100, DSN 442-5100
Cmdr. Jimmie Miller
Area Four Manager,
Mr. Sean Dougherty
Area Four Administrator,
MISSION: Helping today’s youth meet life’s challenges.
VISION: Instill in students in U.S. secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.
NJROTC area managers are Naval Service Training Command field representatives and are the central point of contact for regional NJROTC program issues. Area managers are responsible for providing Navy program oversight, including ensuring that regional NJROTC units meet all statutory and Navy regulatory requirements. Area offices are responsible for administering Navy provided logistical and authorized fiscal support, training and public liaison. NSTC is the responsible administrative Navy agent for NJROTC program execution.
The NJROTC program was established by Public Law in 1964 and may be found in Title 10, U.S. Code, Chapter 102. The program is conducted at accredited secondary schools throughout the nation, by instructors who are retired Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard officers and enlisted personnel. The NJROTC curriculum emphasizes citizenship and leadership development, as well as our maritime heritage, the significance of sea power, and naval topics such as the fundamentals of naval operations, seamanship, navigation and meteorology. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competitions, field meets, flights, and visits to naval activities, marksmanship training and other military training. Uniforms, textbooks, training aids, travel allowance and a substantial portion of instructors’ salaries are provided by the Navy.
The Area Four Managers Office at Naval Support Activity Philadelphia is a tenant command, maintained by two civil service employees. The scope of operational responsibility includes 62 assigned units throughout nine states in the greater northeast portion of the country with three assigned units in Europe. The Area Four program population includes 9,800 students and 140 assigned naval science instructors.
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.
Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps: www.njrotc.navy.mil