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Navy Junior ROTC

Welcome to Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC)

JJROTCThe Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Program is an accredited curriculum that emphasizes youth citizenship, leadership development, our country’s maritime heritage, navigation and oceanographic. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year with extra-curricular activities such as community service, athletics, drill and field meets. The program is opened to all 9th through 12th grade students enrolled at Jesse Bethel High School as well as any students who apply for an intra-district transfer from Solano Middle or Vallejo High School. Upon successful completion of three (3) years of naval science, cadets will receive a certificate of completion that will allow them to earn more money and greater responsibility if they join the military after school. Students who choose college after high school will be better prepared and more competitive for acceptance into the more prestigious universities, military service academies and ROTC programs.


  Captain Ralph Ortolano, U.S. Navy (Retired)                   

Senior Naval Science Instructor

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Chief Ivery Hood, U.S. Navy Reserve (Retired)

Naval Science Instructor

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Link to Cadet Webpage

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Jesse Bethel NJROTC Cadet Lieutenant Ashley Menguito and Cadet ensign Tricia-Ann Tolentino speaks at the Solano County Board of Supervisor's meeting on May 23, 2017 and receives recognition for our youth citizenship program. Congratulations for a job well done!
Jesse Bethel NJROTC

Basic Leadership Training (BLT) April 6-9, 2017, Fort Hunter Liggett

On April 6-9, 2017 seven Jesse Bethel High School NJROTC cadets attended Jesse Bethel's first ever Basic Leadership Training Camp at Fort Hunter Liggett U.S. Army base located near King City California. The cadets trained along side 56 other cadets from Soledad High School NJROTC. The training was designed to teach cadets how to work as members of a team and develop self-confidence and military discipline. During the training the cadets when on five mile days hikes, learned first aid, survival swim, and how to navigate over land using only a map, compass, and protractor. The experience was life changing for many of the cadets who attended the encampment.


Cadet Ensign Tolentino learns how to float on her back! 


Cadets learned how to eat Meals Ready to Eat (MREs). MREs were to only meals cadets were able to eat for the first two days of training!  

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Cadets complete more than 1000 hours of community service in and around the city of Vallejo every year.

Every year cadets complete more than 1000 community service hours in and around the city of Vallejo. Cadets learn around service before self and the importance of helping their community. Their duties include, packaging food once a month at the Vallejo City Salvation Army, helping Together Solano Now, Parading Colors and helping students at the Vallejo City Annual Special Olympics Games, and much, much more!NJROTC
On the second Wednesday of each month cadets volunteer two hours of their personal time to package more than 300 bags of food to help feed needy families in the City of Vallejo.

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