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Sanger High School

Sanger High School NJROTC History

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The Sanger High School NJROTC unit was founded in 1976 and lead by Captain Nick J. Nicholson USN(ret). It started out with only 17 cadets. There was one class a day, and it was held in the band room. On May 23, 1985, eight of Captain Nicholson's cadets received appointments to the Naval Academy. Sanger High became famous that year. Today Sanger High School NJROTC continues to flourish and carry on the same pride and tradition of years past. The mission at Sanger High School NJROTC is to empower cadets to continue with education beyond high school, achieve special unit goals, and to learn to become great American citizens. Naval Science is a 100% volunteer high school elective class which provides four naval science courses consisting of subjects such as American history, earth science, leadership and ethics. Cadets compete in 11 different team competitions such as Armed/Unarmed Drill, Color Guard, Academic, Marksmanship, Athletics, and Orienteering. Moreover, the cadets learn the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Our unit is made up of over 100 cadets from local area ranging from 14 to 18 years old.


11 General Orders of the Sentry
1 - To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
2 - To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
3 - To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
4 - To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guard house than my own.
5 - To quit my post only when properly relieved.
6 -To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the day, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the Watch only.
7 - To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
8 - To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
9 - To call the Corporal of the guard, or Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
10 - To salute all officers and colors and standards not cased.
11 - To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.