North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

   A Distinguished Unit w/Academic Honors 9 Yrs Running & 2016-17 Area-12's "Best All-Around" Unit

Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of 15 October 2018 Click here. Unit Master Schedule for Fall Semester of the 2018-19 school year, Click here (updated 10/5/18)   

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Upcoming Community Service Events/News


There are NO home football games this Friday!


Taste of Kennesaw/Superior Plumbing - On Saturday, 3 November, come help support Superior Plumbing Staff while earning community service hours. The first shift will be from 1100-1500 and the second shift will be from 1500-1900. Cadets will meet in Downtown Kennesaw directly in front of the railroad crossing, at the Superior Plumbing Tent. There are only 8 slots...first come first serve. Signup here if you want to volunteer.   


Cobb County Mass Casualty Drill  Active Shooter Training Event - On Tuesday 6 November (No School for Students this Day), Cadets will be participating in the Cobb County Police "Active Shooter" Training event, as role players,  at Sun Trust Stadium. A bus will pick 50 cadets up at 1500 in front of North Cobb and will drop them back off NLT 2300. We understand that this is late, but the hours earned from the event will contribute significantly to the units ability in maintaining  its "Distinguished Unit w/Academic Honors". Please email CDR Reaves or 1stSgt Dickerson with any questions. Signup here if you want to volunteer. See calendar for additional information. (Sorry, all slots have been filled). 


Kennesaw E-Recycling Event - On Saturday, 10 November, from 0800-1200, at the Kennesaw Public Works building at 3080 Moon Station Rd, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Cadets will be volunteering for the Kennesaw Public Works team in recycling old electronics paper products and much more. Cadets are asked to wear pants and unit t-shirt at this event due the nature of items they will be disposing of. They are asking for 20 Cadets to help make their event a success. First come first serve. Signup here if you want to volunteer. 

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Unit Receives "Bravo Zulu" from Area Commander During 2018 Annual Military Inspection 

On Wednesday, 19 September, 2018 the North Cobb- Harrison NJROTC conduct their Annual Military Inspection (AMI), the earlist ever in a school year. The inspector for this year was the Area 12 Manager, CDR Rustie Hibbard. The day began with a Personnel Inspection, followed by an Official Military Ceremony including a performance by the NCHS Symphony, a demonstration by the Armed Exhibition platoon and an Awards Presentation. In addition, areas of responsibilities were briefed by Staff and Officers, conveying their duties of their respective departments and teams. CDR Hibbard was extremely impressed with the units overall performance, earning them the covenant Naval term, "Bravo Zulu"; Job Well Done! A special Thank You to our Booster Club and Parents for all the help and support. We could not have been successful without you.

                                                                                                                                                                                       

 The Drill Team Starts Off Season Strong!

On Saturday 15 September our Drill Team participated at the Warhawk Henry County Fun Meet at Henry County High School. The team did exceptionally well for the first Drill meet of the season. At the meet the team received 5th overall for sit ups, 4th place for Color Guard, 3rd Overall in Athletics, 2nd overall in push ups, 1st in the 8x220, 1st place in Unarmed Basic, 1st in Unarmed Exhibition, 1st in Armed Exhibition, 1st place Overall in Drill, and 1st place Overall in the Meet! A special  Thank You to the Parents who volunteered to transport cadets and help the day run smoothly, also to the cadets on the team for their hard work and dedication. Fantastic Job Drill Team, keep up the good work.
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CADETS OF THE QUARTER


Congratulations to NS1 c/SR Rasmussen, Adonia and NS3 c/PO1 Ritter, Blake for being awarded as the Cadets of the Quarter for the first six weeks of the 2018 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 these six weeks.

The New Brain Brawl Team Keeps its Tradition Starting Off the Season with an Impressive Victory at Stockbridge Competition 

The New Brain Brawl team had the opportunity to sharpen their skills during their first competition Saturday, 8 September at Stockbridge High School. The team was victorious over 12 other Area 12 schools. North Cobb scored a total of 140 points during the final match with the closest school scoring only 75. Although this was not an official "Sanctioned" Brain Brawl Competition, the team was able to see what they had and what is to come in the upcoming season. Way to go Team! 

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  • Fourth of July Community Service at Legacy Park.
    Fourth of July Community Service at Legacy Park.
  • Cadets at the North Cobb Freshman Orientation.
    Cadets at the North Cobb Freshman Orientation.
  • The Rifle Team at the CMP Camp
    The Rifle Team at the CMP Camp
  • Cadets  holding purple balloons at a Visual Memorial in honor of Ashley Bratton.
    Cadets holding purple balloons at a Visual Memorial in honor of Ashley Bratton.
  • c/ LCDR Chmelecki, Jacob leading the Armed Exhibition Routine
    c/ LCDR Chmelecki, Jacob leading the Armed Exhibition Routine
  • The Armed Exhibition Routine at the Henry County Fun Meet
    The Armed Exhibition Routine at the Henry County Fun Meet
  • Cadet Ngere running the 16x200
    Cadet Ngere running the 16x200
  • The Drill Team at the Henry County Fun Meet
    The Drill Team at the Henry County Fun Meet
  • Cadet Miranda handing out tickets at the North Cobb vs Harrison Scrimmage Game
    Cadet Miranda handing out tickets at the North Cobb vs Harrison Scrimmage Game
  • The new Brain Brawl Team at the Stockbridge Meet winning with a total of 140 points
    The new Brain Brawl Team at the Stockbridge Meet winning with a total of 140 points
  • Cadet Fowler running to the finish line at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
    Cadet Fowler running to the finish line at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
  • Cadet Miranda at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
    Cadet Miranda at the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet
  • Cadet at the Pumpkin Off Loading at Acworth  Due West Church
    Cadet at the Pumpkin Off Loading at Acworth Due West Church
  • North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth
    North Cobb Homecoming Parade in Downtown Acworth
  • Cadets planting flowers at the Butterfly Planting Event in Memory of Ashley Bratton
    Cadets planting flowers at the Butterfly Planting Event in Memory of Ashley Bratton
  • Cadets at the Butterfly Garden in Memory of Ashley Bratton
    Cadets at the Butterfly Garden in Memory of Ashley Bratton
  • Cadets at the Movie In the Park at Swift Cantrell Park on Saturday 13 October 2019
    Cadets at the Movie In the Park at Swift Cantrell Park on Saturday 13 October 2019
  • The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets stop for a group photo at the iconic Iwo Jime Memorial, on Boulevard De'France during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Cadets stop for a group photo at the iconic Iwo Jime Memorial, on Boulevard De'France during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • Cadet Jay Bromfield rounds the turn while competing in the 8x220, sealing the first victory EVER in this event during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
    Cadet Jay Bromfield rounds the turn while competing in the 8x220, sealing the first victory EVER in this event during the Luella Drill Meet, 21 October 2017, where the Drill Team placed 1st overall out of 16 teams.
  • Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
    Rifle Team executes a stage of fire during their opening rifle match hosted by Upson-Lee Saturday, 11 November at Ole Mill Range.
  • Cadet Paul King displays true grit as he scales the rope climb as he negotiates the obstacle course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
    Cadet Paul King displays true grit as he scales the rope climb as he negotiates the obstacle course during BLT at Parris Island, SC 24-27 Oct 2017.
  • The Honor Guard at the NC vs Kennesaw Mtn Homecoming Football Game
    The Honor Guard at the NC vs Kennesaw Mtn Homecoming Football Game
Fourth of July Community Service at Legacy Park.
Fourth of July Community Service at Legacy Park.

WELCOME ABOARD PICNIC FULL OF FUN, SUN AND NEW FRIENDS 

On Saturday, 18 September at Acworth Beach, new cadets and their parents attend our annual Welcome Aboard Picnic. This event was full of fun and mingling. NS1's and their parents had the chance to meet the NSI and SNSI, as well as meet the returning cadets. They enjoyed the beach, food, music and made new friendships. Thank you to those who made this event possible.  A special Thank You to our Booster Club who made sure the event went spectacular. This unit looks forward to the rising cadets that will be the future of North Cobb- Harrison's NJROTC!

                                                                                                                                                                           

--CMP CAMP 2018--

The Rifle Team members attend their annual summer rifle training at CMP in Anniston, Alabama. CMP stands for Civil Marksmanship Program which is designed to provide an enjoyable way to refine the shooters skills throughout one week concluding of various drills and coaching. The purpose of that is to establish a stronger team and boost their confidence in the skills that the attendees  have learned in their time shooting.

                                                                                                                                                                                      

~~Freshman Orientation 2018~~

Cadet Staff and Officers conducted Freshman Orientation this week for uprising freshman who have an interest in NJROTC. The purpose of Freshman Orientation is to give the incoming freshman an insight on what we do as well as how we do it. Students who attended learned core knowledge, drill, and the process for physical fitness days. A special Thank You to our Booster Organization, Cadet Staff and Officers, our Instructors, as well as the freshman who participated in this event! Outstanding Job to you all!
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*****CONGRATULATIONS*****
2018 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATES

Saturday morning at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville GA cadets Jacob Chmelecki as Platoon Commander for Bravo 3 Platoon, Jacob Suttles, Jacob Boyden, and Makayla Groves graduated from Leadership Academy! These cadets made it through a mentally and physically exhausting week consisting of Drill, Academics, and Physical Training. They learned many leadership skills and qualities. Furthermore, cadet Daisy Dunlap returned to the academy for the second time and earned her Cadre Cord! Moreover her platoon, Alpha 4, received Honor Platoon! Outstanding job to all graduates. Those cords were well earned. Bravo Zulu Graduates!

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Congratulations Brain Brawl on Your 5-Time Brain Brawl National Championship Title!!!

Pictured from left to right Cadets Paul King, Jackson Fowler, Team Commander Dawson Bowman, Elizabeth Magneson, & Elly Powell wave "5 fingers" signalling 5 CHAMPIONSHIPS-IN-A-ROW, this time at Moon Valley High School, Phoenix, AZ. Saturday 28 April, 2018. Another decisive victory!! 24 teams from across the country started the day. The team never lost as they worked through the brackets. Great job team, you earned it. ______________________________________________________________

National Technical Honors Society Inductees Recognized during it's annual induction ceremony. The ceremony was hosted Thursday, 19 April 2018 at North Cobb High School. Newly NTHS inductees received certificates and senior cadets received an honorary cord that will be worn with with their caps and gowns on graduation day. Both Harrison & North Cobb High School graduation commencements will be conducted Friday, 25 May at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center at 10:00am and 7:00pm respectively.

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North Cobb Harrison NJROTC Drill Team Competes at Navy Nationals Drill Competition 

Click on above link for details
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Brain Brawl on Their Way to Phoenix Arizona to Defend The Navy National Title

The Brain Brawl Team competed at the Area-12 Championship 24 March, at Middleburg High School in Middleburg Florida. The team would have had to qualify either 1st or 2nd at the competition in order to advance to the Navy Nationals. That really didn't matter for North Cobb-Harrison Team. Because they are defending champions, the team had already secured a spot at Navy Nationals. However, that didn't stop them from placing 2nd at Area-12. In addition, Cadet Bowman wow'd the judges during Brawl Stars, an individual competition, winning the match convincingly. Bravo Zulu team and good luck in Arizona.

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Congratulations Drill Team! You're on Your Way to
NAVY NATIONALS!!!

On Saturday, 3 March 2018, the Drill Team competed at the Area-12 Championship in Coffee County, Georgia. The team placed 1st in Academics, Armed Basic led by c/ CDR Samantha Martinez, and 2nd in Personnel Inspection, and 8x220 Relay to name a few, earning a trip to the 2018 National Drill Championship competition. The competition will be hosted at NAS, Pensacola, Florida 6 - 7 April. The Drill Team will be one of two teams that will travel to Nationals to represent Area-12 amongst a field of 22 other high schools across the nation. This is the first time that the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Drill Team has accomplished this amazing feat. All of the teams hard work and dedication truly paid off. It was their aspiration to go and they accomplished it. Congratulations to the Drill Team... You've earned it! 

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The Orienteering Team Places Respectably at the Area-12 Championship!!!

The Orienteering Team competed at this year's Area-12 Championship this past Saturday, 3 February at Chattahoochee Bend State Park. The team placed 6th overall out of 14 other teams in the area. Notable runners were Mahmoud Abusaid and Sean Murphy with the fastest times running the green course and yellow course respectively. This year's team caps an exciting season that has truly been a journey for our Seniors who have been on the team for the past 4 years. Great job this year team. Now it's time to pass the torch to our up and coming runners. 

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The Precision Rifle Team Places 2nd Overall at Area-12 Championship 



Congratulations to the Precision Rifle team as they competed at the Area-12 Championship, Saturday, 27 January in Anniston, AL. Pictured above; CDR Rustie Hibbard (Ret.), Alyssa Thomas, Team Commander Allora Whitney, Isaac Hunker, Mica Similing. Anchored by Alyssa Thomas and Isaac Hunker, the team gave the top team in Area-12 a run for their money, falling short of 1st place by only six points. In spite of the 2nd Place Overall finish, Alyssa Thomas placed 3rd overall for individual precision shooters, earning her a spot at this years Navy Nationals that will be held in Phoenix, Arizona next month in February. Great job Team!!! 

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****1st Place****

The Drill Team Takes Luella Meet by “Storm”




The North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Drill Team placed 1st Overall at their most recent drill meet. The meet was held at Luella High School, 21 October 2017, making this this the first time the drill team has finished 1st overall in the drill teams history. Out of 16 high schools, the team placed in the top 5 of the 11 events to include 1st place in Armed & Unarmed basic routines, Color Guard, and first place in the 8x220 relay (a first ever led by team leader Cadet Daisy Dunlap). The record breaking school performance automatically qualifies the drill team (lead by Cadet Malachi Rock), for the Area-12 Championship scheduled for 3 March 2018, setting their sights on the 2018 Navy Nationals with a qualifying 1st of 2nd place performance. This could be the year!

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Blue Angel #6 Visits North Cobb Cadets

The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit "WOW's" Guest Inspector During Annual Military Inspection!

The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Unit conducted its Annual Military Inspection (AMI) Wednesday, 4 Oct at North Cobb High School. This year, offsite inspection was conducted by CDR Steven Schultz of the Naval Recruit District, Atlanta GA. The ceremony began with each cadet receiving an individual personnel inspection, followed by an official military ceremony that included music from the NCHS Symphony, a routine from the exhibition drill platoon, and an awards presentation. Staff and Officers of the unit were also able to showcase their leadership and responsibilities responsibilities by conducting a brief to CDR Shultz concerning the status of their respective departments and teams. These areas include Admin, Supply, and Ordnance. 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.  

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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.

PHOTOS

Cadets that wish to have pictures uploaded to the website please email them to PAO c/CPO Mejias, Rachel or c/PO1 Berry, Nathaniel at publicaffairsnjrotc.hhs.nchs@gmail.com . These pictures may also be used in the end of the year slide show. 

INSTRUCTORS

Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Joel C. Reaves, USN (Ret.)
Email: joel.reaves@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 801229
Fax: 770-975-6687

Naval Science Instructor: 1stSgt Michael Dickerson, USMC (Ret.)
Email: michael.dickerson@cobbk12.org
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 8011381
Fax: 770-975-6687

Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website