Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) will host a regional drill
competition from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, February 27, in A.W. Mumford
Stadium on the Baton Rouge campus.
More than 800 high school Navy
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) students and administrators from
Louisiana, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Texas, will compete in military
drills, physical fitness events, and academic testing.
Each NJROTC Unit will undergo
a rigorous personnel inspection. Southern NROTC Midshipmen and Marines will
judge the overall appearance of each high school NJROTC Unit, inspect uniforms
and test NJROTC cadets on general military questions. Additionally, each high school
NJROTC Unit will take part in various drill events including armed and unarmed
basic drills, color guard, tandem drills, and armed and unarmed expedition
The NJROTC units will also be
challenged academically and athletically. Academic testing will be held in the
P.B.S. Pinchback Engineering Building. Athletic events will be held at A.W.
Mumford Stadium and will include a 1-mile relay, 1,600-yard relay, sit-ups,
push-ups, orienteering run and tug-of-war.
Many of the high school
students who participate in the Area 8 Drill Meet plan to attend Southern, LSU,
or Southeastern Louisiana University. The NROTC scholarship offers outstanding
educational and follow-on career opportunity.
The mission of the NROTC is to
develop young men and women morally, mentally, and physically, and to instill
in them the highest ideas of honor, courage, and commitment for leadership and
management positions in an increasingly technical Navy and Marine Corps.
NROTC provides the unique
opportunity to earn a college degree, serve as a commissioned Navy or Marine
Corps Officer and have zero college debt upon graduation.
For more information about Southern’s NROTC
or scholarship opportunities, visit http://www.subr.edu/nrotc/curriculum.htm,
contact Lt. Dominique Jackson at 225.771.4370 ext. 202 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.