North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC

   A Distinguished Unit w/Academic Honors 15 Yrs Running & 2016-17 Area-12's "Best All-Around" Unit

Cadets Successfully Complete 2022 GO.A.T. Camp

Cadets attended the 2022 Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training (G.O.A.T.) Camp from 12-17 June at Hard labor Creek.
While most of you reading this was in the comfort of your air conditioned homes that week, these three brave souls where out in 90 degree plus heat sharpening their orienteering skills. The cadets were put through the test of running multiple grueling challenging courses courses over a 5 day period. The advanced training lead to each of the cadets to move up to at least one competitive orienteering level. Participating cadets from pictured from left to right are William   Stewart, Logan Waddell, and Alexis Holmes who received the most honors.  Congratulations team and good luck moving forward to next years orienteering season.

Upcoming Events & News

Burnt Hickory Patriotic Event - On Sunday, 3 July 2022, our NJROTC unit will be supporting Burnt Hickory Church in celebrating those who served in the military. The event will be located at 5145 Due West Road, NW Powder Springs, GA. 30127. Cadets participating need to be at the church in NSU Uniform at 0800. The event will end at 1130. We will need a Color Guard and an additional 5 cadets. Get with the CO for individuals presenting colors. Please click here if you want to participate. (Sorry...all positions filled)

City of Kennesaw 3rd of July Celebration - On Sunday, 3 July 2022, our NJROTC unit will be supporting the Kennesaw Parks and Recreations during the city's Independence Celebration. The event will be located in Downtown Kennesaw. Cadets participating need to be at the Kennesaw City Counsel Building located at 2529 J.O. Stephenson Ave. Kennesaw, GA. 30144 at 0815-1400 (1st shift) & 1630-2200 (2nd shift) located. Cadets need to be in a unit t-shirt and appropriate khaki shorts.  We need only 10 cadets per shift. Please click here if you want to participate. First come, first serve so sign up soon. (Sorry...all positions filled)


A New Beginning

On Wednesday, May 4th, the Class of 22' handed off the reins to our new chain of command! Although last year's seniors was outstanding, this year's new staff intends to start off on the right foot and hit the ground running! This staff is determined to make this year one of the best yet! We finished this year out as an Outstanding unit with Academic Honors and several teams placing high in their respective categories. To include, but not limited to, Brain Brawl placing 12th at Nationals and Orienteering placing 7th at Nationals! It has been a wonderful year, thank you to all of our NS4's for their dedication! We got it from here!


Plan of the Week

For the POW for the week of  May 16 click (updated here 5/16/2022 For a list of events on the Master Schedule for NJROTC dated (5/6/2022) click here.   For Daily Practice Schedule for the different Teams, click here.  


Brain Brawl Navy Nationals

Congratulations to the Brain Brawl Team for placing 12th at the national level! Although this doesn't completely reflect the teams overall ability, they still did a wonderful job this season. They had the opportunity to compete aboard the USS Midway, visit Camp Pendleton, and tour different sites around San Diego! Good luck next year on your endeavors in graduating and the next season of brain brawl!


Brain Brawl Recaptures Area 12 Title!

Congratulations to our distinguished Brain Brawl Team for traveling down to Bishop Kenny in Jacksonville, Florida to reclaim the Area 12 Championship title. Through seven grueling rounds they were able to come out on top once again and take home The Big Eagle! We wish the Brain Brawl Team luck on their endeavors to San Diego, California where they will compete at Navy Nationals! Also, congratulations to Team 2 for placing 6th overall at Area 12 as well! Bravo Zulu to the Brain Brawlers!!! Pictured left to right; Landon Roberson, Craig Johnson, Camila Flores, & Abigail Carambot.  

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Kennesaw's Big Shanty Festival  

On April 9th-10th, 2022, our unit got to be a part of the parade at the Big Shanty Festival in Downtown Acworth! We also got invited to participate in a community service event right after it for our sponsors, Superior Plumbing! Although it was April we were experiencing some extreme weather! It was very cold and windy out and even started sleeting! But we enjoyed ourselves and had a grand time! In cold weather its best if you grab yourself a nice warm cup of hot chocolate like cadet Ruiz did on this day to keep you nice and toasty! Thank you so much for those who showed up for this event!


Cleaning our environment!

On the 31st of march we helped our community by picking up the trash in the woods behind Awtrey Middle School! These woods are very important to the unit because we use them all the time during our P.T. sessions and it was a shame to see all the waste around. We shared some laughs and had a really good time while out there! Thank you to all who participated in helping us clean our environment!


  Orienteering Team Goes to Nationals!

On March 10th-13th of 2022 our O-team went to Nationals in San Jose, California! The terrain was beautiful and challenging at the same time! We shared laughs and had an amazing time! But kicking back wasn't the only thing we were busy doing, we used that time to get into the right mindset and kicked it into high gear! Overall we placed 7th out of 25 schools! We placed 2nd in yellow, 9th in orange and 8th in green! Along with some honorable mentions in the individual placements, cadet Bartley, Karianna placed 6th in green, cadet Waddell, Logan placed 8th in yellow males and cadet Holmes, Alexis placed 2nd in yellow females! Amazing job O-team! This will surely be a trip to remember!!!


Area Twelve Drill Meet

On the 4th-5th of march, our drill team went to the Area 12 Drill Competition. Although it wasn't our best meet we still gave it all that we had and got as far as area 12 which is still very impressive! We had our challenges and we'll have many more to come but bring it on because we're more than ready to overcome them! Keep those spirits high because we're coming back better than before! Oorah, Drill team! Stand tall, lean back!

Rifle Team places 4th & 5th at Area 9 Championship!

Congratulations to our North Cobb team for placing 4th and for our Harrison team placing 5th at the Area 9 Championship! Both teams will move on to sectionals on March 26, 2022 at their respective away matches! Congratulations to Sofia Brisbane, Aiden Burris, and Nicolas Pratz for shooting 100 in prone during the regular season, and Brisbane again for shooting a 100 in kneeling and 292 overall to qualify for state! Congratulations to all rifle team members for this season!!!


Annual Military Ball of 2022! 

On February 19th, we held our Annual Military Ball! Everyone came in looking sharp and stunning with their outfits this night. We ate, shared some laughs, danced and had a good time! This was a big night and definitely a night to remember! Puff Puff, Cha Cha, Ding Dong Ding Dong!

Truly, a night to remember.


Special thanks to our friends over at STRUCTOR GROUP for their great sponsorship and support. We appreciate it.


UNG Tour Field Trip

  On the 14th of January, our unit got to visit the University of North Georgia! On this day our cadets got guided through the campus and were informed on the opportunities that the University had to offer. We also got to talk to recruiters who were there to help answer questions alongside the UNG's ROTC. Thank you for having us UNG we really appreciate the tour!                            


Rifle Team Heads To Area 12

Congratulations to Team 1 for placing 4th overall and Team two for placing 7th overall out of 26 teams! Also congratulations to cadet Brisbane for shooting 6th overall!  In two weeks, team 1 and cadet Carey will travel back to Anniston and WIN the Area 12 championship! Congratulations to both teams for a great season and good luck!


Brain Brawl stays at the top at Hillgrove Warhawk Classic

Congratulations to both of our Brain Brawl teams for demolishing the competition at the Hillgrove Warkawk Classic with Team 1 placing 1st qualifying for Area 12 and Team 2 placing 2nd and qualifying for Area 12 for the 2nd time this season! Bravo Zulu Brain Brawl, we'll see you at Area 12!


Wreaths Across America

On December 18th, the NJROTC unit participated in the Wreaths Across America Event. In this event the cadets who participated did so in uniform. We also had a Color Guard led by our very own CO c/LCDR Anderson, Jaylen. After our opening event, in which Color Guard did their presentation of colors, the cadets went around to place wreaths on the graves of veterans and gave them a hand salute after saying their name in respect to that veteran for the sacrifices they made. May our war hero's rest in peace. Thank you for your service! 


Unit Holocaust Museum Tour

On Tuesday, December 14th, Our Unit was given the privilege to go to The Breman Museum located in Atlanta and learn about the history of the holocaust in more detail. Our Unit was very excited for this event, we even got to listen to guest speakers who's experienced the holocaust in one way or another. Our Guest Speaker spoke of her mother and the hardships she's had to go through growing up in that era. Our students, no doubt, learned something new on this day. Thank you to the Breman Museum for this amazing opportunity!


Mountain Madness Orienteering Team Meet

On Saturday, December 11th, the Orienteering Team had the Mountain Madness Orienteering Meet! Over all the Orienteering Team finished in fourth place with team doing outstanding despite the weather that day. Make sure you congratulate the orienteering team and give a huge round of applause for Alexis Holmes and Tiani Johnson for finishing in fourth in their respective courses! Great job Orienteering team for showing up and showing out!________________________

Shop with a Warrior

Cadets volunteered this past weekend, December 11, 2021, to help North Cobb High School in handing out supplies and gifts needed over the up-coming winter break. They handed out food essentials, paper towels, blankets and other necessities. I'm sure that the families appreciated all the help and donations from our cadets! Thank you for volunteering your time and efforts!


Drone Team flies into 4th!

On Saturday December 4th, 2021, the Drone Team competed in their very first sanctioned competition! They completed various ring obstacle courses at different angles and heights, rotor wing, and took an academic test that consisted of knowledge from NS1-2 books, physics, naval aviation, and aerodynamics. Out of 20 schools the Drone Team placed 4th overall! Congratulations on an outstanding first meet and we can't wait to see how far you go! Bravo Zulu!


On Saturday, 4 December, the NJROTC unit participated in Downtown Kennesaw's "A Day with Santa" Parade Celebration. Cadets who came to the parade participated in a march, two platoons marched in the parade. These two platoons were led by c/ENS Djissah, Yao and c/ENS Peña-Rubio, Rebecca. After this parade, we held a community service in which we helped people set up shops and take everything down afterwards. Thank you again to all the cadets who showed up and showed out, representing our unit and what we stand for! 
The North Cobb~Harrison NJROTC Color Guard had the honor of presenting colors at the Georgia Tech vs. Boston College football game, Saturday, 13 November 2021. Color Detail pictured from left to right are Cadets Mykel Lawson, Jaylen Anderson, Domingo Gray, and Jykel Lawson. In spite of a very chaotic beginning, the detail represented the unit in a very professional and distinguished manner. Bravo Zulu!

Brain Brawl takes 1st at Stockbridge's "Tiger Tussle"!
Congratulations to Brain Brawl Team 1 for finishing first place this past weekend on Saturday, October 30th, at the Stockbridge "Tiger Tussle"! Unfortunately, they were not able to qualify for Area 12 this competition due to a technicality.


The Drill Team Qualifies for Area 12 Championship!

This past Saturday, October 23, our Drill Team competed against sixteen other schools for a chance to compete in the Area 12 championship! They started off the day with the academic test, push ups & curl ups, Personnel Inspection, followed by the Drill routines and a 16-cadet sprint! They placed 2nd overall, qualifying for Area 12! Congratulations to all of our Drill Team members on an outstanding job competing at Sprayberry!!!

Brain Brawl Takes 1st Place at Eagles Landing Opener!

This past weekend on October 16th, Team 2 from our Brain Brawl traveled down to Eagles Landing for the academic season opener. They came out of the first round with 95, and out of the second round with 110. The team went into a nail-biter of a final round against Hillgrove finishing the round with 90! Team 2 still managed to pull through the stress and come out as the team on top, securing the 1st pace trophy! Congratulations to the Brain Brawlers for starting the season out with a bang!!!

Cadets pictured left to right: Carambot (Ab), Holley, Morrell, Roberson, & Hanner


Jolly Rogers Orienteering Meet

On October 17th 2021, the Orienteering Team went to the Jolly Roger Orienteering Meet and with some hard work and preparation we actually qualified for the Area Twelve Orienteering Meet! We placed 5th overall and ran some amazing times for each group! Good job to all of our Orienteering Team cadets for putting in so much work for this Orienteering Meet! You all did outstanding! Thank you so much for all the work you put in!

Cadets pictured from left to right: c/SR Syken, Samuel, c/SR Waddell, Logan, c/SA Praser, Noah


2021 Annual Military Inspection! 

On Friday, October 15th 2021, the North Cobb-Harrison NJROTC Unit held our AMI (Annual Military Inspection)! The cadets joined together to present to the Unit Inspector, Captain Foege United States Navy, and overall did outstanding job. The A.M.I consisted of platoon uniform inspection, ceremony, Armed Exhibition performance and the Pass in Review. During the ceremony the Commanding Officer the Honor Platoon, 3rd platoon, as the platoon with the highest overall average from uniform inspection! Thank you to all of those who participated in the Annual Military Inspection this year!


This past weekend our Drill Team traveled down to Henry county to compete in the annual McDonough Fun Meet! Competing against 16 other schools in drill, academics, athletics and rifle. The Drill Team placed 1st overall, 1st in every drill category including 3rd place in color guard. The Academic and Rifle Team also placed 1st in their respective categories with cadet Johnson, Craig placing 1st overall in the academic postal and cadet Pratz, Nicholas placing 1st overall in the rifle postal!!! Another shoutout to several other cadets for earning medals in every single category! Congratulations to our outstanding Drill Team for setting the bar high for the upcoming season and good luck to all of our team for the year ahead! Hoorah North Cobb!!!


American Legion Post 29 cadet Recognition!

American Legion Post 29's (Marietta) recognition of their 2021 Boy's State graduates. Aiden Burris and a few other high school students were recognized for their outstanding contribution to the 2021 Boy's State, which was hosted by Gordon State College! Cadet Burris endured a very intense, tiring, and exhilarating week full of governmental lessons, sports tournaments, and as well as serving as a participating citizen in the Boy's State government. He was elected to a City Council position where he compounded ideas from other council members and the Mayor of George City, Washington County, to create laws for the city. As a group of 15 exceptional Boy's State participants, they earned the recognition of Best City (out of 12 cities) due to their phenomenal athletic victories, test scores, and overall excellent contribution to Boy's State! Congratulations again to c/ENS Aiden Burris for all of his hard work this summer! 


Harrison has 1st Home Game!

On Friday August 27th, Harrison had their first home game of the season versus North Forsyth High School! Our Harrison cadets came out in their NSU's and stayed posted at six different gates during the game! Despite being drenched by the pouring rain and being pushed out by a lightning delay, our cadets managed to stay safe and have a good time, not dry however! Harrison ended up winning 19-6! Thank you to all the cadets who showed up and showed out!!!

Cadets pictured left to right; c/CPO Reese, Jordyn, c/LCDR Anderson, Jaylen, C/SCPO Bartley, Karianna, and c/ENS Burris, Aiden


Pigs & Peaches Annual Festival!

Cadets this weekend attended the annual Pigs & Peaches festival to help set up and take down tents, tables, chairs; pick up trash, restock food, and answer any questions that people may have. In their down time they explored all the tents, games, and food such as lemonade, barbeque, and funnel cakes! All around did an awesome job helping out with maintaining cleanliness and a positive atmosphere! Thanks you cadets for your time and energy!!


Welcome Aboard Picnic!

This past Saturday we had our annual Welcome Aboard Picnic! All of the cadets and their families brought in food & drinks and were given the chance to meet other cadets, get to know their staff, and have a good time! 1st Sergeant and Lieutenant got the chance to meet several parents and interest their cadets in joining our teams! The cadets also played a friendly game of two-hand-touch football! The picnic was overall a great success and we can't wait to have everyone back again next year!

Northcobb vs Sprayberry Scrimmage Football Game!

On Friday, August 13th, North Cobb high school had a scrimmage game against Sprayberry high school and our NJROTC cadets all came out to help with the game. Cadets were posted around the whole football area and watched over the stations they were in. North Cobb won the game by 59 - 16. Thank you to all the cadets who came out to help!!


Warrior Welcome!

On Thursday, 29 July, we held our annual Warrior Welcome where we show our freshmen the school and get the opportunity to interest them in our NJROTC unit! Our cadets gathered in the cafeteria to show off our unit and answer any questions they might have. We also had two cadets give a rifle spinning demonstration! Thank you so much to those who came out and supported this event! We couldn't have done it with out you! We appreciate all of the new cadets who showed up and were given a big welcome to our high school!


Swift-Cantrell Movie in the Park!

On Saturday, 24 July from 4:00pm until 8:00pm at Swift-Cantrell, there was a community service event to support the Kennesaw Parks & Recreations during their outdoor movie-in-the-park event. We all did our parts in helping with tent, table, and chair set up, facilitate games and activities! There were lots of stands there giving out samples and products and it was a big blast for everyone who attended! We appreciate having dedicated cadets to show up and help out at every single event!


New Cadet Orientation Officially Kicks Off 2021-2022 School Year!

On July 13th - 16th we held our annual New Cadet Orientation! Our staff members gathered together to introduce our new cadets to our NJROTC Unit and are very proud to see all 21 of them excited to join ROTC. We did lots of fun activities like Drill Knockout, Brain Brawl and Rifle shooting! We also held demonstrations and briefs of every department and team such as Rifle, Orienteering, Drill, Academics, Drone, and Athletic Team. Thank you so much to our new NS1's for coming out and getting a taste of our unit! We cant wait to see you back here in person!!


Salute to America Event!

On Saturday, July 3rd, at Swift-Cantrell, there was a community service event to support the Kennesaw Parks & Recreations during their “Salute to America” celebration. Cadets came together to help the staff of the event put up barriers and signs and even helped them set up the areas in which people would come in and sit down for the event. A lot of cadets gathered bright and early to help them set up and everyone got to help themselves to some snacks afterwards. Our Color Guard also made an arrival at the event and presented themselves for the event.

Leadership Academy in the Books!

This past weekend, June 18th, cadets graduated from the annual Leadership Academy! They spent 12 hours of six grueling days testing their skills in drill, academics, athletics, and leadership to finally earn their leadership cords! Cadets Jaylen Anderson, Domingo Gray, Jekel Lawson, Karianna Bartley, and Tiani Johnson all stepped up to the challenge, while Rebecca Peña-Rubio came back for her 2nd year to earn her Cadre cord! Cadet Anderson and Johnson showed out by earning awards as best male and female in Physical Fitness and Cadet Bartley earning an award for highest overall GPA! Congrats to our new leaders and good luck on the year ahead! Bravo Zulu!!!


Backyard Campout Community Service

This past weekend cadets volunteered at Swift Cantrell Park to help out Kennesaw Parks & Recreation with their Overnight Backyard Campout! On the 15th cadets helped set up tents, prep for s'mores, and handed out dinner to campers! The following day on the 16th cadets got up bright and early to help hand out breakfast, break down tents, pack up and clean up! Bravo Zulu to the cadets who stepped up this weekend! Look out for future opportunities to help represent our unit and support your community!!!



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:

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.


Cadets that wish to have pictures uploaded to the website please email them to PAO c/CPO Lago, Lucas & c/CPO Reese, Jordyn at . These pictures may also be used in the end of the year video. 


Senior Naval Science Instructor: Lieutenant Derek Easterling, USN (Ret.)

Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 801229
Fax: 770-975-6687

Naval Science Instructor: 1stSgt Michael Dickerson, USMC (Ret.)
Telephone: 770-975-6685 ext. 8011381
Fax: 770-975-6687

Link to The Area-12 NJROTC Website