Gainesville High School NJROTC
PURPOSE: The purpose of JROTC is to instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.
HISTORY: The GHS NJROTC Unit was established in 1979. Activities include air rifle, regulation and exhibition drill, academics, athletics, orienteering, and color guard. The unit participates in parades, Leadership Academy, Basic Leadership Training Camp, orientation visits to naval bases, and community service throughout the Alachua County surrounding area.
UNIT MISSION: To empower students/cadets to continue education and achieve personal and team goals by providing an environment to develop leadership, confidence, discipline, and learn skills to become great American citizens through the use of classroom lessons, military close order drill, and uniform inspection.
AWARDS: The GHS NJROTC Unit received it's first Distinguished Unit Award in 2013 making it one of the top units in the Area Seven Region. In addition, it was awarded the Most Improved unit in Area Seven and was Runners Up as the Most Improved Unit in the Nation. The unit has also been awarded the Unit Achievement Award for the last three consecutive years as well.
Petty Officer First Class Kimberley Mullins, USN (ret) and Major Wait
Naval Science Instructor
President: Jante' Criswell