Northmont Navy Junior Officer Training Corp

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Teams are a big part of Northmont’s NJROTC.  The teams are what helps the cadets learn to follow and, eventually, lead.  It also keeps them engaged in their high school years.

We are Nationally ranked in both drill and academics. In Area 3 we ranked 2nd out of 166 teams in the Navy National Academic Exam and Ranked 1st at the Academic, Athletic and Drill competition in February 2020

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Northmont’s Unit is highly active.  The cadets rack up over 6000 hours of public service in and around our community, participate in numerous Color Guard events, compete in multiple competitions spanning the mid-west and culminating in National Competitions throughout the U.S. and conduct a variety of social events.

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The parents involvement is what helps make us successful.  Our Boosters are involved in preparing the cadets for drill meets, organizing the community service, social events and fundraising.  They also provide the logistics for most of these events.  Please consider participating in our NJROTC Booster Organization to help your child and our Unit reach it’s highest potential.

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2024 Brain Brawl Nationals  – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University



The 24 top Navy Junior ROTC cadet academic teams competed in our 14th annual National Academic “Super Brawl” Championship on Saturday April 20th, 2024, at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, FL.   Our many thanks go out to the University, PNS Captain Medina and the midshipmen of the ERAU NROTC unit, as well as the Gaetz Aerospace Institute for their outstanding support of our event. Also special thanks to LCDR James Thurman, USNR, the head scorekeeper, who as an NJROTC cadet competed in the very first Brain Brawl. Qualifying units from across the country descended on the ERAU campus last weekend, as well as numerous other attendees including instructors, midshipmen, school officials, and parents.

         This NJ home-grown competition started over 20 years ago in Jacksonville FL. The local NJ leadership and instructors wanted to provide an opportunity for academically inclined cadets to compete in a fun, live head-to-head college-bowl styled format competition based on the Naval Science curriculum. They formulated employing a live moderator who verbally reads the questions, while using an electronic buzzer/scoring system with a running game clock that provided instant feedback.

         From that rural school library in 2003, the first Brain Brawl was born. Since then, cadets throughout the entire NJROTC nation continue to study the Naval Science curriculum in hopes to qualify for their Area academic championship, and perhaps go on to compete in the “Super Brawl,” the NJ Academic Nationals.

         Last Saturday in Daytona, those top academic four-person cadet teams competed in three different rooms for twelve 30-minute rounds.  Answering hundreds of toss-up and bonus questions over the course of eight hours, the teams worked their way through the unique 24 team matrix/bracket system, which allowed for each team to continue competing until mid-day. Two teams fought back from the losers’ bracket to finish strong in the top four. The finals played out in two rooms and went down to the last seconds, culminating in a exciting finale and the new 2024 NJROTC Brain Brawl Champion.  Attached are a few photos of the event, campus, and cadets.

Below are the top results of the 2024 NJROTC “Super Brawl” National Academic Championship:


Gaither 1, Area 12,         Tampa, FL

Gainesville, Area 11,         Gainesville, FL

Colts Neck, Area 2,     Colts Neck, NJ

Middleburg, Area 10,         Middleburg, FL

Gaither 2, Area 12,         Tampa, FL

Pace, Area 16,         Pace, FL

Pacifica, Area 21,         Garden Grove, CA

Notre Dame, Area 1,           Utica, NY

South Effingham, Area 10,         Guyton, GA

Pine Forest, Area 16,         Pensacola, FL

Four Bluff, Area 18,         Flour Bluff, TX

Northmont,  Area 14,         Clayton, OH


Congratulations to all our competitors!


NJROTC Area 11 Manager


Next up:


Basic Leadership Training

Camp Perry

10-14 June


Leadership Academy  / Sail Academy

Camp Atterbury

21-28 June

 Dayton Air Show Parade

21 June

Muster at 1800 in NSU uniform at the St. Christopher Catholic Church

435 E National Rd, Vandalia, OH 45377

Dayton Air Show

22-23 June

Muster time and location are soon to follow.


New Cadet Orientation

6-9 August, 0800 in the NJROTC classroom


Fine Arts Festival Parade

10 August

Muster at Rite Aid parking lot


Northmont NJROTC Video


Northmont High School is now a Purple Star School

One of our projects as part of our new designation is to recognize all past and present graduates that have served in the military by placing their names on a plaque on our Military Veterans Wall of Recognition. In an effort to ensure all graduates are recognized please visit the following link and fill out the info to get your plaque on the wall:

Northmont Military Wall



Practice ASVAB testing



Jerrod Devine 

Senior Naval Science Instructor




Senior Chief Petty Officer James Griffin

Naval Science Instructor



Hannah Hall




Leah Sink

“Members of the Northmont High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps pose with their 1st place trophy and awards garnered at the Mid-Ohio competition.”

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