NCO (New Cadet Orientation) 2018

June 25, 2018 / Events, News

We are pleased to announce our 2018 dates for the New Cadet Orientation (NCO) academy.  This 5 day introduction to the Patriot NJROTC program will take place at Governor Thomas Johnson High School from Monday, August 20th through Friday, August 24th.  While not required, this event is highly encouraged for all new cadets to get a head start and better understanding of our program, teams and opportunities.  For detailed information about this week, please refer to the attached document.  To register, please complete the online Google Form linked here:

Interested students must register by August 1st.

As always, please contact the instructor staff at, should you have any questions not answered in the document.

NCO welcome letter

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End Of Year Awards Ceremony

April 30, 2018 / Events, News

The annual end of year awards ceremony will be held at the Governor Thomas Johnson high school auditorium at 6:30 on Monday, May 7th.   Please join us as we  publicly recognize the accomplishments of the unit, our cadets and departing seniors.  The event will last approximately 1 hour, and conclude with refreshments in the cafeteria.  ALL cadets and parents are welcome and encouraged to attend.  In semester cadets will wear the navy service uniform, and all out of semester cadets will wear collared shirts with dress slacks, or dresses as appropriate.  We look forward to seeing everyone there.

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End of Year Awards Invitation

April 17, 2018 / Events

Please consider joining us for our end of year awards ceremony on Monday, May 7th at 6:00 pm in the Governor Thomas Johnson High School main auditorium.  This annual event recognizes our unit and individual cadet accomplishments throughout the academic year while saying goodbye to our departing seniors.  The event should last one hour with a reception to follow.

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Field Trip Nov 16 – Museum of the Marine Corps

November 1, 2017 / Events

Our next field trip is a tour of the Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia.  This tour is open to the first 42 cadets who return a completed (parent and teacher signatures) permission form to CDR Gillespie.  There is no fee to attend, but students are asked to bring money for lunch at the Devil Dog Diner.  To ensure all students both in and out of semester as well as non-T.J. cadets have an equal opportunity to attend, we will accept a digital copies of completed forms. (Email completed forms directly to

Please complete and return this permission form to CDR Gillespie.  USMC Museum Permission Form

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