North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

Distinguished Unit With Academic Honors

Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of  12 February, 2017 click here. For the POW for the week of 27 February, 2017 click here. To access the Unit Master Schedule for the Fall Semester of the 2016-2017 school year, Click here(updated 2/9/17)   

UPCOMING EVENTS/COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENTS/NEWS 


On Thursday, 16 February North Cobb will be hosting the annual 9th Grade Open House.  There will be two sessions ran during the event, so cadets will be here from 4:30pm until 8:00pm. Pizza will be privided for those that participating during breaks.  The event only requires about 10 to 15 cadets, so sign up quick. First come, first serve.  If you would like to participate, please sign up here.

  • The Cadet Staff poses for a chance to be selected for the next edition of the Cdaet Field Manual.
    The Cadet Staff poses for a chance to be selected for the next edition of the Cdaet Field Manual.
  • Cadet Giselle Miranda completes the yellow course at the Area-12 Orienteering Championship, Saturday, 4 Feb.
    Cadet Giselle Miranda completes the yellow course at the Area-12 Orienteering Championship, Saturday, 4 Feb.
  • The Orienteering Team stands by for competition results during the Area-12 Orienteering competition, Saturday, 4 Feb.
    The Orienteering Team stands by for competition results during the Area-12 Orienteering competition, Saturday, 4 Feb.
  • Cadets from 3rd Block standing Personnel Inspection, Friday, 3 Feb.
    Cadets from 3rd Block standing Personnel Inspection, Friday, 3 Feb.
  • Cadet Ben Davis is congratulated by match coordinator for placing 2nd  overall individually, in the precision rifle class in Anniston, AL, hosted by Jefferson County High School Saturday, 10 Dec.
    Cadet Ben Davis is congratulated by match coordinator for placing 2nd overall individually, in the precision rifle class in Anniston, AL, hosted by Jefferson County High School Saturday, 10 Dec.
  • North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Rifle Team qualifies for Navy Nationals.  Members pictured from left to right: Cadets Jennings Curd, Ben Davis, Alyssa Thomas, & Allora Whitney. (See full story below.)
    North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Rifle Team qualifies for Navy Nationals. Members pictured from left to right: Cadets Jennings Curd, Ben Davis, Alyssa Thomas, & Allora Whitney. (See full story below.)
  • The NJROTC Precision Rifle team brings home the 2nd Place Team trophy.
    The NJROTC Precision Rifle team brings home the 2nd Place Team trophy.
  • Cadets Jennings Curd, Alyssa Thomas, Allora Whitley, & Benjamin Davis receive 2nd place overall precision team Saturday, 10 December at the Jefferson County High School STS Rifle Match.
    Cadets Jennings Curd, Alyssa Thomas, Allora Whitley, & Benjamin Davis receive 2nd place overall precision team Saturday, 10 December at the Jefferson County High School STS Rifle Match.
  • The North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl team placed 1st at the Cross Creek Competition this past weekend. The team is currently undefeated this year as they strive to defend their National Championship title.
    The North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl team placed 1st at the Cross Creek Competition this past weekend. The team is currently undefeated this year as they strive to defend their National Championship title.
  • Scoreboard at the Cross Creek Brain Brawl Competition this past weekend. WOW...Look at that score!
    Scoreboard at the Cross Creek Brain Brawl Competition this past weekend. WOW...Look at that score!
  • Cadets Ramos, Steinhauer, Harrison, & Combs "Puffy" pose for a photo during a Harrison High School football game.
    Cadets Ramos, Steinhauer, Harrison, & Combs "Puffy" pose for a photo during a Harrison High School football game.
  • North Cobb-Harrison Cadets support a 5k Run where all of the benefits and proceeds went toward schools built in Kenya.
    North Cobb-Harrison Cadets support a 5k Run where all of the benefits and proceeds went toward schools built in Kenya.
  • The Rifle Team shoots at the CMP facility over summer break. Both Harrison and North Cobb Rifle teams havebegun the season undefeated so far out-shooting suck schools as McEachern & Jefferson County to name a few. Keep it up!
    The Rifle Team shoots at the CMP facility over summer break. Both Harrison and North Cobb Rifle teams havebegun the season undefeated so far out-shooting suck schools as McEachern & Jefferson County to name a few. Keep it up!
  • Cadets for the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC continue to make a difference in the local community. Cadets took time out of their Saturday to go support the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation during their "E-Recycling" event that took place a few weeks ago.
    Cadets for the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC continue to make a difference in the local community. Cadets took time out of their Saturday to go support the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation during their "E-Recycling" event that took place a few weeks ago.
  • Cadets perform a Color Guard in support of "Keys to Progress", a charity event that awards newly refurbished vehicles to worthy veterans.
    Cadets perform a Color Guard in support of "Keys to Progress", a charity event that awards newly refurbished vehicles to worthy veterans.
  • Harrison Cadets provide a sword detail in support of the schools last regular home football game for the season.
    Harrison Cadets provide a sword detail in support of the schools last regular home football game for the season.
  • Cadets Santiago, Figueroa, Maldonado, Ramos, & Rock take time out to pose for a picture during the CO/XO/SEA Conference that took place on 16 November at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
    Cadets Santiago, Figueroa, Maldonado, Ramos, & Rock take time out to pose for a picture during the CO/XO/SEA Conference that took place on 16 November at Kennesaw Mountain High School.
  • Cadets say "so long" to the old tree that was removed over the Thanksgiving break to make room for the new theater that will be built. "Good bye old great wise one"!
    Cadets say "so long" to the old tree that was removed over the Thanksgiving break to make room for the new theater that will be built. "Good bye old great wise one"!
  • Harrison Cadets provide a sword detail in support of the school's last home football game for the season.
    Harrison Cadets provide a sword detail in support of the school's last home football game for the season.
  • Cadets Thomas, Miranda, Samiling, & Mejias take a photo at the Still Family Farm during the 5K Kenya Charity Run event.
    Cadets Thomas, Miranda, Samiling, & Mejias take a photo at the Still Family Farm during the 5K Kenya Charity Run event.
  • "Who Let the Dawgs Out?" Cadet Simmons spends a little time with the Harrison mascot during a home football game.
    "Who Let the Dawgs Out?" Cadet Simmons spends a little time with the Harrison mascot during a home football game.
The Cadet Staff poses for a chance to be selected for the next edition of the Cdaet Field Manual.
The Cadet Staff poses for a chance to be selected for the next edition of the Cdaet Field Manual.

North Cobb-Harrison's Rifle Team Wins Big and Qualifies for Navy Nationals!









(Rifle team members pictured from left to right: Cadets Jennings Curd, Ben Davis, Alyssa Thomas, & Allora Whitney.)


We are extremely proud to announce that our Precision NJROTC Rifle Team has qualified for the Navy National Rifle Championship! Our Precision and Sporter Rifle teams participated in the Area-12 Rifle Championship this past Saturday, 28 January 2017.    They placed 2nd overall in the Area-12 match hosted at the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) firing range at Anniston, AL.  The Precision team members are: Jennings Curd, Allora Whitney, Alyssa Thomas, and Benjamin Davis. Among those cadets, Benjamin placed 2nd overall and Jennings placed seventh overall in the Precision class. Our team scored 2285 possible points out of 2400 possible points and were only 12 points behind the first place team.

Shooter Qualifies for the Navy National Championship After Competing in the Secretary of the Navy (SecNav) Postal Rifle Match!

Congratulations are in order for Cadet Ben Davis, after his outstanding performance while participating in the Secretary of the Navy postal rifle match.  Davis scored a 292 out of a possible 300 points, qualifying him for the Navy National STS Rifle Championship, that will take place 16-18 February 2017 in Anniston, AL.  He was one of only 5 Navy JROTC competitors from across the region to score high enough to qualify at this match Navy wide.  Take a bow Ben, you earned it!

In Addition, our Precision Team finished 4th overall, out of 13 teams from across our region that participated.  Our Sporter Team competed well also, finishing 6th overall out of 25 Sporter Teams from our region that participated.  Way to go Rifle Team, keep up the great work!  

Brain Brawl Team "Crushes" Competition in Season Opener Match

The North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl Team blew away their competition Saturday, 19 November at Hill Grove High School.  In their journey to defend their 3-Time, Back-to-Back-to-Back National Championship, the team picked up right from where they left off last year.  Congratulations Brain Brawl Team and good luck defending the national title!

(Brain Brawl team members pictured from left to right: Paul King, Tomas King, Andrew Kelly, Dawson Bowman, & Jackson Fowler.)

CADETS OF THE QUARTER

  •    Cadet Seman Cierra Chambers
    Cadet Seman Cierra Chambers
  •    Cadet Ensign Mahmoud Abusaid
    Cadet Ensign Mahmoud Abusaid
   Cadet Seman Cierra Chambers
Cadet Seman Cierra Chambers

Congratulations to NS1  c/SA Cierra Chambers (female pictured first) and NS3 c/ENS Mahmoud Abusaid (male pictured second) for being awarded as cadets of the quarter for the third quarter of the 2016-2017 school year. These cadets have displayed superior military bearing, academic achievement, participation in community service events, conduct, and they have shown esprit de corps throughout this past six weeks.

U.S Marine Corps Celebrates Its 241st Birthday!

November 10, 2016 signifies the Marine Corps' 241st birthday. The SNSI Commander Joel Reaves USN (Ret.) and NSI First Sergeant Mike Dickerson USMC (Ret.) cut a birthday cake to celebrate. Cadets were each given a piece during third period to commemorate all of the men and women who graciously gave their service to the United States Marine Corps.

Ready or Not, Here We Come Area 12 Drill Championship Competition!

   Congratulations to our Naval Junior ROTC Unit Drill Team! This Saturday, October 21, our unit visited Luella High School to compete against 15 other units who also represent Area 12. It was the first sanctioned Area-12 Drill Meet of the year and our unit brought home 11 trophies. THAT'S RIGHT, 11 TROPHIES! Victories included 1st place in Armed Exhibition led by Cadet Angel Maldonado, Armed Basic led by Cadet Louis Ramos, and Academics led by Cadet Andrew Kelly. In addition, the team scored 2nd on the Personnel Inspection, Color Guard, and 1st place overall in drill. This placed us 2nd overall at the Drill Meet. The 2nd place overall finish gives the unit an automatic bid to the Area-12 Championship where our team will compete against the top Navy JROTC units in the State.  Congratulations again to our NJROTC Unit!

"BRAVO ZULU" To The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit On Their Annual Military Inspection!!

(CDR Rustie Hibbard, USN (Ret.) conducts a personnel inspection on Cadet Ashley Hernandez during the unit's Annual Military Inspection Thursday, 13 October 2016.)

(From left to right; CDR Joel Reaves, USN (Ret.), Cadet Lady Becares, and CDR Rustie Hibbard, USN (Ret.) celebrates the Navy's 241'st Birthday by cutting the ceremonial cake during the unit's Annual Military Inspection this past week. See more photos at the below link)

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     The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit conducted its Annual Military Inspection (AMI) Thursday, 13 Oct at North Cobb High School. This year, inspection was conducted by the Area-12 Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard USN (Ret.). 

     The ceremony began with each cadet receiving an individual personnel inspection later followed by an official military ceremony that included music from the NCHS Symphony, a drill platoon exhibition, and an awards presentation.

     Staff and Officers of the unit were responsible for conducting a brief to CDR Hibbard concerning the status of their respected responsibilities and future improvements. Staff who had department inspections were able to showcase their leadership by receiving an outstanding in their departments. These areas include Admin, Supply, and Ordnance. 

     Upon the conclusion of the AMI, CDR Hibbard took time to speak to the cadets and allowed them to ask questions concerning different issues throughout Area-12.

     Special thanks goes out to our Booster Organization Staff and parents who came out to support this event. They are the ones that make this unit a great success.     



Precision Rifle Match In Nashville, Tennesee

Our NJROTC Rifle Team participated in a major rifle match this past weekend at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennesee. The Team finished 5th of 14 precision teams that participated. Congratulations are in order for Benjamin Davis who was TOP GUN, finishing FIRST PLACE among 56 shooters. Ben fired  587 points out of 600, that is 13 points short of being perfect. This was coupled with a noteworthy performance by Jennings Curd, Allora Whitney, and Alyssa Thomas who all carried our rifle team to success. Rifle Teams from all over the Southeastern United States participated in this event which allowed our shooters to compete against a wider range of competitors.  

      

Orienteering Team Competes at Jolly Roger O-Meet

The North Cobb~Harrison Orienteering Team competed at the Jolly Roger Orienteering Meet Saturday, 15 October at Mistletoe State Park in Appalling, Georgia. The Orange team lead by Malachi Rock scored 1st out of 50 runners and placed 3rd overall. The team continues to grow thanks to the dedication of the team leader, Cameron Hutcheson and our upperclassmen. Great job team!!! 

      

Helping To Feed The Hungry at Action Ministries

September 10, 2016, cadets ventured Action Ministries warehouse in order to pack 500 food boxes that will aid in hunger relief for struggling families. Cadets filed along a conveyor belt, passed boxes down the line, and worked in unison. It stretched from one side of the room to the other with volunteers at each station building boxes, marking out barcodes, putting items in each box, taping the boxes, and lastly stacking them onto pallets. Each box contained food items such as Fruit bars, canned beans, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit, rice, chicken broth, tuna, and peas. North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC is proud to help unfortunate families by participating in this community service event.

3-Time National Brain Brawl Champions Recognized by Cobb County School District Superintendent and Staff

 

Welcome Aboard, New Cadets!

 On Saturday, 13 August, at Acworth Beach in Cabule Park, aspiring cadets attended our Welcome Aboard Picnic.  It was an opportunity for returning cadets to get acquainted with the fresh faces that will be attending the unit as well as an opportunity for our NS1's and their families to get to know the SNSI and NSI. Those who attended enjoyed the food, beach, and fun. We appreciate all who participated and made this event possible. This unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future leaders of North Cobb-Harrison's NJROTC.

Cadet Senior Officers and Staff Make a Lasting Impression On Incoming Freshman at The 2016 Freshman Orientation

            

 Cadet Staff and Officers conducted the unit's Freshman Orientation last week for some of our cadets who will be part of the unit this coming Fall.  The purpose of the orientation was to give incoming freshman a basic understanding of what is to come this school year. Students in attendance were indoctrinated on numerous subject matters such as basic drill, core knowledge, and physical fitness. Special thanks to the Booster Organization parents who treated the new freshman to grilled burgers and hot dogs at the conclusion of the orientation. Thanks to all of the staff and officers who contributed to the overall success of this year's Freshman Orientation.

Cadets Brave The HEAT, HUMIDITY, & "HATS" at Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina!!!

          

Cadets from the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC unit took time out of their summer break to take on the challenge of this year’s BLT (Basic Leadership Training) at Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. The BLT was conducted July 5th-8th. 37 cadets overcame their fears by conquering obstacles such as the Confidence Course, Gas Chamber, and by repelling off the island’s legendary 50 foot Repel Tower. To make the trip even more memorable for cadets, the entire visit was led by Drill Instructor Sergeant Zachery Willms (pictured right), 2d Battalion, Company “G”.  DI Sergeant Willms’ unyielding dedication to duty and professionalism contributed greatly to the overall success of this year’s BLT. In addition, special thanks are in order for the Booster Organization members and parents who accompanied 1stSgt during the visit.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES

     Congratulations are in order for our 2016 Leadership Academy Graduates.  Cadets selected were pushed to their limits last week at the Riverside Military Academy located in Gainesville, Georgia.  Cadets were challenged physically, academically, and mentally over a seven day period, while reinforcing their leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Upon completion of the course, cadets were awarded the coveted “Silver Cord” distinguishing them as the elite leaders of the North Cobb-Harrison Navy JROTC program.  Job well done! Pictured from left to right: NSI 1stSgt Mike Dickerson, USMC (Ret.), Angel Maldonado (Platoon Honor Grad), Mahmoud Abusaid, Louis Ramos, Malayna Rock (Honor Platoon), Samantha Martinez, & SNSI CDR Joel Reaves, USN (Ret.).   

MAYOR FOR A MINUTE COLOR GUARD

                       

                         

Cadets from the unit were invited to perform Color Guard duties at a recent Kennesaw City Council Meeting. At the pleasure of the Mayor, the Color Guard members were able to spend a few moments to serve as "Mayor for a Minute". Special thanks to the support of our Booster Org. President; Kim Pritchard.  Pictured from left to right; Charles Pritchard, Ezekiel Santiago, City of Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling, Dawson Bowman, & Henry Limardo. 

North Cobb-Harrison Brain Brawl Team 3-Time National Champions

                   

(Pictured from left to right; Dawson Bowman, Tomas King, Alex Birchler, Andrew Kelly, & Jackson Fowler)

 The North Cobb - Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl team defended their two-time national championship status and won their third consecutive Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps  Brain Brawl National Championship April 30.

The Champion North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl Team includes Alex Birchler, North Cobb; Andrew Kelly, Harrison; Tomas King, North Cobb; Dawson Bowman, North Cobb; and Jackson Fowler, North Cobb. By clinching their third consecutive National Championship, the team broke a championship record. The competition was held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. and included 23 other teams from all around the country. In order to qualify for the National Championship, teams must place in the top 3 in their region. In addition to placing first in team competition, Alex Birchler, who is the team captain and a senior, placed 1st in the Individual “Brawl Stars” competition for the second consecutive year.

Brain Brawl is a college bowl styled academic competition, which includes questions on subjects ranging from naval history, oceanography, astronomy, navigation, geography, science, math, sports, and entertainment. It required months of preparation and practice, which resulted in their record-breaking victory.

In addition to the competition, the cadets toured the U.S. Naval Academy campus, viewed a parade of more 4,000 midshipmen, ate lunch in historic King Hall, and spoke with midshipmen about the admissions process and academy life. Congratulations to the North Cobb – Harrison NJROTC Brain Brawl National Champions!

IMPORTANT

Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear shorts that are too tight or too short.

ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Test Battery will be given at North Cobb High School on October 30th. If you are interested in taking the test, talk to Commander or 1stSgt.
You may sign up in either ROTC classrooms or the guidance office.
Community Service: Cadets are reminded that clothing worn to community service events must meet Cobb County School District Dress Code. Cadets are not permitted to wear 
shorts that are too short or too tight.
Horseplay and Pranks: This will not be tolerated, please think before you do something that causes damage or injury. As cadets, you will be held accountable for your actions.
Late Passes: Cadets, You must go to your other classes. You must have written permission from your other teacher before you can come to or stay in the ROTC class rooms, So get permisson first. 
SDB Uniform: When in public you must keep the entire uniform on. The jacket may only be removed in ROTC classroom, but if you leave the rotc classroom you must have your jacket on. 
Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must were Shirt Stays. 
School Support and Community Service: We have 1,688 hours of community service, and 1,332 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,481 hours of community service and 1,792 hours of 
school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.
Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, IstSGT, or the class leaders see it, 
it will be taken up and returned when class is over. Paragraph 8 of the course syllabus refers.
North Cobb Rifle Team: We are scheduled to take our team photo on 12 November at 1600 in the North Cobb theater.

Push-ups: Cadets are NOT authorized to give push-ups as punishment to other cadets.

School Support and Community Service: We have 649 hours of community service, and 132.5 hours of school support. Last year we earned 2,185 hours of community service and 1,823 hours of school support. Make sure you do your part to support the unit in maintaining our distinguished unit status.

school support. Make sure you have done your part to support the unit in maintaining our Distingushed unit status.
 
Use of Electronic Devices: All cadets are reminded that cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off and put away during class. If CDR, 1stSgt, or the class leaders see it, it will be taken and given back when class is over.
it will be taken up and returned when class is over.

 

Shirt Stays: Shirt Stays are apart of the NJROTC Unifrom. When in uniform all male cadets must wear Shirt Stays. 

 

CCSD Physical Form: Click here for the latest form. CCSD physical is not required to participate in JROTC, but cadets that do not have a physical on file are ineligible for participation in some events, field trips, team competitions, and some awards.

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Parents/Guardians and/or students must report any arrest of a student or behavior in which law enforcement is involved, to
their high school administration or coach within two weeks (14 calendar days) of the arrest or behavior. The two week time frame inclludes weekends, school holidays and summer vacation.

Student Conduct: Interscholastic/Extracurricular Activities [IDF-R]: Applies in NJROTC, 365 days per year, 24 hours a day, in and out of the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. Click here for rules.

SAT/ACT Prep Courses: http://www.jrotccollegeprep.com/

the specific extracurricular season, and on or off school grounds. 

REQUIRED PAPERWORK: StanRelease, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules
are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
REQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class RulesREQUIRED PAPERWORK: Standard Release, Risk Factor Screening, Cadet Biography, Class Syllabus (Last Page), Signed Copy of Class Rules are ALL required paperwork to participate in the NJROTC program. We request that each cadet turn in paperwork promptly. Paperwork was due Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affectedCOBB COUNTY PHYSICAL: CCSD Physicals are REQUIRED for cadets to participate in drill meets and unit field trips. No physical, no field trip.
Friday 19 August. Failure to turn in paperwork will effect your grade. Paperwork is now overdue. Your grade WILL be affected.
Let Freedom Ring Color Guard: Saturday, Sep 10, 2011. NSU. Acworth Beach, 0930.
Color Guard: If your name is listed for a color guard and you are not able to attend please let c/LT (JG) Khan know A.S.A.P.
Football Game: Friday, Sep 9, 2011. NSU. Be at 50 yard line, 1900.
apply for the position, have a typed memo with your name and a method of contact put into the Executive Officer's box.

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Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website