The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Program at Pearl High School, Pearl, Mississippi was established in 1986.

    The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Units for all military services were authorized by the Reserve Officers Vitalization Act of 1964 (Public Law 88-647 of 13 October 1964 – Title 10, U.S.C. Chapter 102).  Department of Defense Directive 1205.13 of June 16, 1982, requires the military service secretaries to “Sponsor and conduct a JROTC Program”.  Each of the services currently supports active programs in schools across the country and some overseas locations.

    This is a very low-cost elective for the student (Cadet).  A Cadet has no military or financial obligation (other than incidental expenses such as haircuts, uniform cleaning, and some field trip expenses) as a result of participating in the NJROTC course in high school.

    The NJROTC Program goals are to instill in high school students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.  These goals are met by teaching specific objectives based on the core values of the United States Navy:  HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT.  The full list of objectives can be found in the following instructions:  Escambia High School Cadet Handbook and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), OPNAVINST 1533.5C, and CNETINST 1533.9K.  All instructions are linked on this website for your viewing convenience.



    CDR. Anthony Jackson (USN, Ret.)

    The Senior Naval Science Instructors (SNSI) shall perform those duties pursuant to current regulations, policies, and procedures as established by Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) and the host school. The SNSI also reports to the Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NJROTC) area manager for administrative and logistical support. Under the general supervision of the high school principal, the Senior Naval Science Instructor will provide student cadets with instruction and leadership; oversee program implementation and development; act as a liaison between the program, school, parents, and the community to promote the objectives, values, and goals of the NSTC. 




    Master Chief Robert Vontoure (USN, Ret.)

    The Naval Science Instructors are also responsible for the requisition, maintenance, and storage of equipment, uniforms, weapons, and training supplies. The job has some budget and administrative responsibilities, and instructors are required to report on progress and logistics. Instructors must also ensure that they keep up-to-date with changes in the U.S. Navy and that they attend relevant naval or instruction training courses. Instructors work with feeder schools to recruit future candidates into their units, and counsel and mentor their cadets, helping them to identify and meet their college or career objectives.