Welcome to the Northern High School “Husky Battalion” Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Home page. We are located in Accident, Maryland.
Our Battalion is very active. We have an award winning Raider Challenge Team and Drill Competition Team. We have just started a Marksmanship Team and our JLAB Academic and Leadership Teams perform higher each year we compete. We routinely perform a variety of community and school activities for the communities located in our area. We are also active with the local American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in the area. Our cadets will participate in approximately 30 – 40 events every school year.
Each year our cadets take a “Staff Ride” to the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, attend an annual JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge each summer, and take an overnight field trip to Quantico Marine Corps Base. New this upcoming year the cadet leadership will conduct a Leadership Academy that will provide advanced leadership training for potential cadet officers and senior Non-Commissioned Officers, leadership training for current cadets seeking promotion to basic Non-Commissioned Officer ranks and basic leadership training for our incoming LET 1 cadets.
The mission of Army Junior ROTC is to motivate young people to become better citizens. We turn regular everyday students into cadets that are confident goal-oriented outstanding leaders with the skills, experience, and knowledge to tackles life’s many challenges. For most cadets who participate in this program their life becomes richer and stronger. Cadets become more focused on academics and their future. Grades have also been shown to improve in other subject areas. Career and educational options become available through JROTC. All graduate with purpose, clear objectives and goals.
We are serious about the business of learning, following, leading, and becoming more informed. We understand that our actions and words result in logical consequence. We are positive about ourselves and others, and we look for the lessons hiding in each of life’s experiences… a way of life not for the weak-hearted or thin-skinned. We keep in mind that people and the world around us will respond on our contributions and actions.
The “Husky Battalion” JROTC program has two instructors. LTC (ret) Jack C Riley is the senior army instructor and works primarily with the Marksmanship Team and the JLAB Academic and Leadership Teams. SGM (ret) Melvin L Hoffman is the assistant army instructor and works with the Drill Team and Raider Challenge Team. Both instructors are retired from the army. Together, the two instructors bring forth over 20 years of educational experience working with the youth of our nation and over 60 years of military experiences.
Enroll today, the train is rolling, and the ticket to ride is an open mind, a positive attitude, and the willingness to learn! Contact any JROTC cadet or instructor to learn how.
Mission: The mission of Army Junior ROTC is to motivate young people to become better citizens.
[04/14/19] NHS JROTC would like to thank everyone who helped support our annual Cash Bash Fundraiser yesterday. Special thanks to Steve Smith for being our DJ and to all the vendors who were there. Cash drawing winners that were not present will be contacted. Auction winners who were not present will be contacted and will be able to pick up their winnings at NHS. Thanks again to everyone!! Please plan to come next year!!
Doors open in an HOUR at NOON. COME join us 😊 Silent Auction items, vendors and cash drawings. 12-4pm. Tickets will be sold at the door. Garrett College Old Gym-entrance located off of Bumblebee Road McHenry MD.
Come enjoy the afternoon with us tomorrow from 12-4pm at our CASH BASH-4/13/19. Tickets are selling BUT we will have some at the door. Right now count is 238 🤩
THANK you to all that have donated to our program and help us continue to offset a activity cost for our Cadets!!
Doors open at NOON tomorrow.
[04/10/19] Tickets are selling and still available for our CASH BASH coming up this Saturday April 13th. So far 197 tickets sold. Come join us this Saturday noon-4pm. 😊
Good morning Su day!! Last day of Leadership Training Weekend!! PT!! Love it!!
In 7th or 8th grade at NMS? Wanna learn how to be a leader and/or follower? If YES, then come be part of the NHS JROTC NMS 'Cruits!!
Training and learning to be better leaders during our NHS JROTC Leadership Training this weekend.
[04/03/19] Thank you Success Floor Coverings for your donation to our program for our CASH BASH coming up on April 13th. We appreciate the support!!
[04/02/19] Thanks to Total Biz Fulfillment for your donation to our program for our CASH BASH being held on April 13th!! Do you have your tickets yet?? Come join us- need not be present to win.
April 13, 2019 is a busy day for JROTC. 😄
1st- from 12-4 PM CASH BASH at Garrett College OLD Gym.
2nd-Raiders Competition at Preston HS-Cadets on Raiders will come to the CASH BASH after their competition is over.
[04/01/19] Thank you to Happyat Hill Horsery for donating to our silent auction table that will be set up at our CASH BASH on April 13th-again this year!!! 🐴 Their donations are always a crowd favorite.
[03/31/19] Did you see our CASH BASH notice in the Republican newspaper this week? You can still get tickets. :) See any Cadet or you can email [email protected] Hope to see you on April 13th!!
[03/30/19] NHS JROTC Leaders Course will be at Camp Deep Creek this year- April 5-7, 2019.
NHS JROTC would like to thank everyone who supported our Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser!!
[03/29/19] Thank you Byco Enterprises, Inc for your donation to our JROTC CASH BASH event on April 13, 2019.
[03/29/19] REMINDER: Krispy Kreme Pick up is today at the school -12 noon until 5 pm today. ALL orders must be picked up today. Questions or concerns please contact Col. Riley. [email protected].
[03/21/19] Tickets are selling for our upcoming CASH BASH. Did you get yours yet? $20.00 per ticket- April 13th 12-4pm, all you can eat food...why wouldn't you want to come join us??
At our upcoming CASH BASH we are giving money away every 15 minutes!! TOP prize will be $1,000.00 at 4PM. Come join us~
[03/07/19] Our upcoming CASH BASH is open to ALL ages. This is a non-alcohol event that benefits the Cadets in our program. Have you gotten your tickets yet? April 13th will be here before you know it and remember you do not need to be present to win.
[03/05/19] Do you have your tickets yet to our upcoming CASH BASH?? It is going to be FUN and it helps out with NHS JROTC program. :)
CASH Bash details. Please share and let us know if you need any tickets. See you all April 13th!!
[02/28/19] CASH bash is APRIL 13th and tickets are for sale now. See a Cadet for your ticket 😊
Yesterday the NHS JROTC Raiders Team trained on the Ninja Course.
Upcoming Dates to remember:
February 20, 2019- JROTC Booster meeting at Greene Turtle.
March 1-11, 2019- Krispy Kreme Donut Fundraiser.
Correction to the time.
Reminder JROTC Booster Meeting at Greene Turtle this Wednesday- January 16th- 5:30PM. We will be in the side room. Come join us~ we would love to have you there.
Our fundraiser for the Parent/Teacher conference is underway
[10/30/18] Picture day!! Glibert's Photography will be at the school to take pictures of Cadets. Information will be sent home. Pictures will take place, November 9, 2018. ~NHS JROTC Boosters
[10/30/18] There is still time to grab a chance at the 1/2 hog being raffled off November 5, 2018!! See a Cadet for tickets!!
[10/29/18] November 5, 2018- NO School but we do have our Parent/Teacher Fundraiser with an all your can eat Soup/Salad. We will also be drawing for the HOG Raffle!! ~NHS JROTC Booster Board
[10/26/18] Reminder that our Cadets will be out in the community helping with Veteran's Day Ceremonies making our Ceremony on MONDAY- November 12, 2018. Feel Free to join us at SGM room at 9AM. ~NHS JROTC Booster Board.
[10/25/18] UPDATE on the Wythe County HS Raider Comp that was previously cancelled due to weather. It is BACK on for November 10, 2018.
[10/24/18] Did you get your ticket to the 1/2 hog drawing? NHS JROTC would like to say, THANK You to Janet Harvey for so graciously donating this hog to our organization. We truly appreciate it and YOU!! Drawing will be held November 5th. There is still time to grab your tickets!! Contact any Cadet or post below here and someone will reach out.
[10/24/18] Reminder: Cadets will NOT be going to the SHS Marksmanship Match this Saturday. Again, they will not be going. Thank you ~NHS JROTC Booster Board
[10/23/18] The Cadets will host their Veterans Day Ceremony on MONDAY- November 12, 2018 at 9AM. More details to come in the near future.
[10/18/18] ATTENTION the following was RESCHEDULED!!!!! This was Rescheduled due to weather - October 20, 2018-Cadets are not going to WYTHE County HS Raider Competition. ~NHS JROTC Booster
NHS JROTC Booster meeting will be October 17, 2018 at Greene Turtle. We usually meet in the room off to the side. Every 3rd Wednesday, when presenting the coupon, the Greene Turtle will donate a percentage of your bill to our program.
You DO NOT have to purchase food to attend. We would love to see you there. ~NHS JROTC Boosters
[10/15/18] The NHS JROTC cadets are selling chances for 1/2 hog that was donated to the group by Janet Harvey. THANK YOU Bus Driver, Janet - greatly appreciated! Tickets cost $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. See any cadet to purchase one or email [email protected] garrettcountyschools.org. The drawing will take place on Monday, November 5th at 12 noon at the Husky Fort.
[10/11/18] Have you been out and about to see our Cadets participate im something? If you took pictures we would love to share them with everyone here on Facebook. Feel free to message them to us. ~NHS JROTC Boosters
Another great fun learning experience and opportunity for the NHS JROTC Cadets today at the Flight 93 National Memorial. We enjoyed having some SHS JROTC cadets join us. This could have been you!! Sign up for JROTC today!! See your school guidance counselor today!!
History Timeline from usaarmyjrotc.com
Reminder- tomorrow-October 11th- school will be dismissed early and there will be NO school Friday- October 12, 2018.
Cadets WILL be in the Fireman's parade Thursday- October 11th but NOT the Autumn Glory parade on Saturday. ~NHS JROTC Boosters
[10/08/18] Cadets WILL be participating in the Fireman's Parade Thursday, October 11th in Oakland, MD. They WILL NOT be in the Saturday parade. Grab your cameras and get ready to snap some pictures of them. :) ~NHS JROTC Boosters
[10/08/18] Attention Parents, Grandparents & Friends: October 12th- this Friday- is Senior night for Football, Band AND JROTC. Seniors & parents are to be on the track by 6pm and the ceremony will start at 6:20PM.
What is JROTC? Read this excerpt from usaarmyjrotc.com
National Impact numbers from usaarmyjrotc.com about the JROTC program.