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Welcome
Bloom Trail Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Drill practice will begin at 0650 (6:50 A.M.). If you wish to join, we will add you the first day you show up.

The Drill Team has placed in two categories at Area 3: Third Place in both Unarmed and Armed Exhibition.

Bystander Intervention

about 1 year ago


1.   Take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2.   Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing. 

3.   Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4.   Repeat all calls from posts more distant than the guard house or the quarterdeck then my own. 

5.   Quit my post only when properly relieved.

6.   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 all Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only. 

7.   Talk to no one except in the line of duty.

8.   Give the alarm in-case of fire or disorder.

9.   Call the Corporal of the Guard or Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions. 

10. Salute all Officers and all Colors and Standards not cased.

11. Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

Orders to the Sentry

about 1 year ago

1.   Take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2.   Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing. 

3.   Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4.   Repeat all calls from posts more distant than the guard house or the quarterdeck then my own. 

5.   Quit my post only when properly relieved.

6.   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 all Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only. 

7.   Talk to no one except in the line of duty.

8.   Give the alarm in-case of fire or disorder.

9.   Call the Corporal of the Guard or Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions. 

10. Salute all Officers and all Colors and Standards not cased.

11. Be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

Bullying & Harassment
Bullying & Harassment
While the SNSIs of NJROTC units are responsible for implementing hazing and bullying prevention programs, The goal of the program is that it should be led by the NJROTC unit's cadet leadership. The unit's program must ensure cadets can report improper conduct without fear of reprisal and take corrective action as deemed necessary to prevent recurrence in accordance with school policies regarding misconduct.

DEFINITIONS:

a. Hazing is the practice of rituals and other activities involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a group. Hazing is any action or situation, with or without the consent of the participants, which recklessly, intentionally, or unintentionally endangers the mental, physical, or academic health or safety of a student.

b. Bullying is any type of unwanted, aggressive behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance with the intent to abuse, embarrass, control and/or harm the victim. Bullying can be physical, verbal or written (to include social media).

c. Cyber bullying is bullying that uses electronic communications devices, and it cannot be ignored as an avenue for bullying and sexual harassment. With the proliferation of social media, most students are aware of cyber bullying immediately and quite often know the perpetrator and the victim. However, most cyber bullying goes unreported. Nobody deserves to be bullied or sexually harassed, and it is our shared responsibility to ensure it doesn't happen.

d. Sexual harassment is bullying of a sexual nature and includes the creation of an atmosphere of fear or mistrust. Hazing/bullying is not acceptable in any form in the NJROTC program.
NJROTC cadets should feel confident in their knowledge of hazing and bullying prevention, and apply that knowledge throughout their school and community. We want and expect our cadets to be role models for other students to emulate. As professionals we understand that there is no place for any form of hazing or bullying.

An outstanding web resource for recognizing and dealing with bullying is stopbullying.gov. This site has several pages, videos and other resources to help with this problem. To check it out, go to http://www.stopbullying.gov/prevention/training-center/index.html.

If you have witnessed other being bullied or harassed, or if you yourself are experiencing this, please contact one of your NJROTC instructors directly. If you feel more comfortable talking with another cadet about this issue, we encourage you to contact our unit's senor cadet representative for these issue.

Suicide Prevention

about 1 year ago

The goal of NJROTC/NNDCC unit suicide prevention programs is to provide the mechanisms necessary to identify and respond to students who are at risk of self-destructive behaviors or possible suicide. The following are essential components of our unit's program:


a. The ability to recognize behavioral patterns and other warning signs that indicate that a young person may be at risk of suicide.

b. Active intervention that explores the level of risk without increasing it.

c. Ensuring that at risk students receive the necessary services.

d. Working with our school's counseling program for the implementation of measures following a crisis or traumatic event, to reduce the risk to those who have witnessed or been affected by the tragedy. The suicide, or violent or unexpected death, of a student or teacher can result in an increased risk of suicide for other vulnerable young people. 

 

It can't be emphasized enough that we are not counselors or professional mental health experts - our goal is not to treat/counsel but to identify those students who may have a need in this area and to help get them the expert counseling that they need.

 

Teen suicide warning signs  (from www.teensuicide.us)

It is important to take the warning signs of teen suicide seriously and to seek help if you think that you know a teenager who might be suicidal. Here are some of the things to look for:

  • Disinterest in favorite extracurricular activities 
  • Problems at work and losing interest in a job 
  • Substance abuse, including alcohol and drug (illegal and legal drugs) use
  • Behavioral problems 
  • Withdrawing from family and friends 
  • Sleep changes 
  • Changes in eating habits 
  • Begins to neglect hygiene and other matters of personal appearance 
  • Emotional distress brings on physical complaints (aches, fatigues, migraines) 
  • Hard time concentrating and paying attention 
  • Declining grades in school
  • Loss of interest in schoolwork 
  • Risk taking behaviors 
  • Complains more frequently of boredom 
  • Does not respond as before to praise

Not all of these teen suicide warning signs will be present in cases of possible teen suicide. There are many cases in which a good student commits suicide. It is important to watch for two or three signs as indications of depression, or even teen suicidal thoughts.

 

If you, or someone you know, is dealing with some of the warning signs above and may be thinking about suicide, please consider contacting one of your NJROTC Instructors directly.  If you would prefer to talk with another student about this issue, please consider contacting our cadet staff.