Family and friends of Terry Parker High School NJROTC, we graciously THANK YOU for your wonderful support and encouragement last year. With you, our program documented the following achievements in 2015-2016:
- Forty-Nine cadets attending Basic Leadership Training at Fort Stewart, GA.
- Documentation of 5,322.5 community service and school support hours with Special Olympics, J. P. Hall, ALS, Huntington's Disease, Terry Parker HS, Arlington MS, Fort Caroline MS, and other organizations.
- Participation at 14 academic, drill, orienteering, and shoulder-to-shoulder competitions, including Area 12 Orienteering and Drill Championships.
- Nine field trips to Savannah State University, Georgia Southern University, Jacksonville University, Mercer University, Fort Stewart, and Naval Station Kings Bay.
- One hundred percent cadet seniors graduating with five attending a college or university and four enlisting in the US armed services.
We thank you for supporting us at competitions, on field trips, while doing community service, and by attending CPO meetings. You're the greatest group of parents that a cadet's NJROTC unit could ever have and understand that your support required each of you to make personal sacrifices for us. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Please continue to spread the word about our Distinguished Unit and extend an invitation to them. The Cadet Parent Organization meets on the first Monday of each month unless otherwise stated and wants you to help make the difference between TPHS NJROTC being an average unit and a superior unit.
The mission at Terry Parker High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is to empower cadets and encourage them to continue education, establish and achieve personal and team goals, and to teach them how to become great American citizens. Cadets are currently taught in four different classes and are coached on nine different teams participating in Academic, Drill, Orienteering, and Shoulder to Shoulder (Marksmanship) competitions. This year we will continue to maintain Battalion strength, with over 150 cadets from the local area, ranging from 14 to 19 years of age.
In addition to traveling to numerous different competitions each year, our cadets visit military bases, ships, submarines, and aircraft squadrons. Annually, TPHS NJROTC expects to perform 4,000 or more community service hours in Duval and Clay County with another 1200 hours of school service. TPHS NJROTC supports events or groups such as Adopt-A-Road, The ALS Foundation, American Legion, JP Hall/Bikes for Tykes, Special Olympics, and many others. Giving back to is part of learning good citizenship.