Core Values

The NJROTC Program follows the three Navy Core Values:


“I will bear true faith and allegiance…” Accordingly, we will: Conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships with peers, superiors, and subordinates; be honest and truthful in our dealings with each other, and with those outside of NJROTC; Be willing to make honest recommendations and to accept those of junior personnel; Encourage new ideas and deliver the bad news, even when it is unpopular; Abide by an uncompromising code of integrity, taking responsibility for our actions and keeping our word; Fulfill or exceed our legal and ethical responsibilities in our public and personal lives twenty-four hours a day. Illegal or improper behavior will not be tolerated. We are accountable for our school, classroom, and personal behavior.


“I will support and defend…” Accordingly, we will: Have the physical and moral courage to meet the demands of the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps; make decisions with the best interest of the Corps in mind without regard to personal consequences; meet challenges with integrity, be loyal to the unit, and ensure resources entrusted to us are used in an honest and careful manner.


“I will obey the orders…” Accordingly we will: demand respect up and down the chain of command; care for the well-being of all cadets; show respect toward all individuals; treat all persons with human dignity; be committed to positive change; and exhibit the highest degree of moral character, quality, and competence in what we have been entrusted to do.


These are the core values of the Navy as well as the Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. We will abide by these core values, at school, at home, on field trips, and at all times when representing Patrick Henry NJROTC.