As a Navy-based program, the NJROTC adheres to the highest level of professionalism and we consistently uphold the core values of honor, courage and commitment. As such, there is no room for bullying, sexual harassment and hazing.
The Commander of Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) desires to increase cadet safety awareness through the institution of Suicide Prevention, Bystander Intervention, and Hazing/Bullying Prevention programs within the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) and Navy National Defense Cadet Corps (NNDCC) programs. All NJROTC/NNDCC units were directed to establish such a program in the beginning of every school year. It was requested that all NJROTC programs are to be well instructed in prevention courses to minimize the exposure of these forms of bullying, sexual harassment and hazing.
It is essential to keep in mind that these acts of cowardice is unacceptable; one should not be targeted by a group of people (or person) for being who they are- as a result- it is imperative that we all understand the magnitude of the preventions and treat it with great care and alertness.
The purpose of the program serves many essential roles in promoting a valuable educational environment for all cadets. Senior cadets in the NJROTC unit at the O'Bryant are specifically trained to identify, prevent and report anything within their sight or hearing that can be ultimately categorized as bullying, sexual harassment and hazing.
Assigned by Naval Science Instructor, Chief Barros, three senior cadets have assumed command of each type of prevention.
Anti-Bullying/Harrasment: C/LT Kelly, Olivia
Bystander Intervention: C/LTJG Mendez, Samira
Suicide Prevention: C/LT CDR Lai, Veronica
Each and every one of them have all individually completed the required course training to certify them in the correct avenues needed to efficiently identify, report and prevent bullying, sexual harassment and hazing.