Official Homepage for the James River High School Navy Junior ROTC Website

Distinguished Unit With Honors

James River High School NJROTC

Welcome to the official James River High School, Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps website. Within this page, you can find various resources to help you learn about our unit, get in contact with us, RSVP for events, and much more. In our 13 years of operation, we been have awarded eight prestigious awards, by demonstrating the Navy Core Values of: HONOR, COURAGE, AND COMMITMENT!

Established: 2009

Fundraising, Recruiting, and Sponsors

Without the support of our sponsors, fundraisers, and recruiting trips, our unit would be struggling to stay afloat. So, if able and willing, please donate to help us give each and every cadet the tools and skills they can use as an adult. In addition, to fundraising, sponsorship from: the Rotary Club, and the Dominion Shooting range, uplifts our potential. Consequently, recruiting plays a major role to our unit. That is why it is so vital that we get new cadets to sign up. Nonetheless, if you are interested in our unit check out the cadet resources portion above to view the required forms, and or to get a waiver if interested in our fine Navy program.

2022 End of Year Field Trip
Oceana Naval Air Station

If you would like to learn more about our long history; please, click the link below!

Interested in our Family?

Are you Interested in joining? Check out our many teams and aspects that make up N.J.R.O.T.C.

About our Instructors…

Our Instructors, Lieutenant Bradley LaFontaine (retired USN) Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Prince (retired USN) devote endless hours to the program and the cadets within. Our unit is grateful to house these outstanding individuals, who are filled with guidance and devotion to our program.

If you would like to learn more about our instructors, click the link seen below.

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Meet our 2022-2023 Leadership Team

Our Leadership Team for the 2022-2023 school year have been chosen to lead our unit through the school year to reach A5 and then Nationals. Commanded by the “Tri-ad” the Leadership Team works countless hours ensuring that our unit is up and running 24/7.

Click below to meet the members of our Leadership Team.

Meet our Staff Members
Lance Corporal Karl Linn directly after graduating Marine Core boot camp

Honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice…

On the left, Lance Corporal Karl Linn and on the right, Lance Corporal Jourdan Grez. These are two fellow James River Alumni who answered the call to serve. To preserve freedom abroad, these soldiers would be deployed to Iraq amid the Iraqi war. Both Karl Linn and Jourdan Grez, who assisted in Operation Iraqi Freedom, gave their lives to ensure we keep ours.

Lance Corporal Jourdan Grez directly after graduating Marine Core boot camp