David Wicks, Principal
Videos - Area 4 2011
Varsity Color Guard
NS1 Platoon Drill
North Rockland '13
In the News
News Review: The unit had its largest crop of new recruits in years. . . The unit will have a total of 123 cadets this school year, 20 more than it had last year, thanks to an influx of at least 50 new cadets from the lower grades.
Honor. Courage. Commitment.
"Riverhead's NJROTC Unit started as a satellite of the Southold NJROTC Unit 38 years ago in 1974," explained Riverhead's commander, Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy.
"The cadets have already accomplished quite a bit this year," explained Lt. Col. McCarthy. "There was a summer orientation before school started, a field trip to Shinnecock Coast Guard Station, Color Guards, parades, Basic Leadership Training, a physical fitness test and community service events. There are a lot of people who come together to make this program work,” he concluded, “and we want to thank the administration for its support, and the parents for being there for us."
Cadets participate in a variety of activities, such as drill competitions, physical fitness outings, military orientation trips, and social events like their military ball.
LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE
The RHS NJROTC Unit will conduct its annual inspection and Pass-In-Review on Friday, January 18, 9:00AM, RHS Gymnasium--The public is invited.
Riverhead High School's AWARD WINNING NJROTC Drill Team will perform and awards will be presented to cadets, including the Meritorious Achievement Award (the highest award a cadet can receive) to Cadet Anthony Mammina.or services as set forth in the following CITATION:
FOR OUTSTANDING MERITORIOUS ACHIEVEMENT IN THE PERFORMANCE OF A MERITORIOUS ACT, WHILE ACTING AS A FIRST RESPONDER IN A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 WHILE PARTICIPATING IN SUFFOLK COUNTY COACHES INVITATIONAL, A CROSS COUNTRY MEET AT SUNKEN MEADOW STATE PARK, CADET ANTHONY MAMMINA EXERCISED TREMENDOUS INITIATIVE, SOUND JUDGEMENT AND OUTSTANDING PRESENCE OF MIND WHEN HE ADMINISTERED FIRST AID TO ANOTHER COMPETITOR WHO HAD COLLAPSED ON THE RACE COURSE, AND THEN ASSISTED THAT RUNNER TO THE NEAREST AID STATION FOR EXPERT MEDICAL ATTENTION. >More
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE UNIT
The N.J.R.O.T.C. Program at Riverhead High School began in 1974 as a satellite unit from Southold High School. In 1976, the Riverhead N.J.R.O.T.C. received its own charter and broke away from Southold. In 36 years of existence, the Riverhead N.J.R.O.T.C. Unit has become well known throughout the ten northeastern states of area four.
The unit has earned numerous unit and individual citations, awards, and trophies at area and national armed and unarmed drill, academic and athletic competitions. Riverhead High School NJROTC has earned the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) Distinguished High School Unit award for 2001/2002 and 2002/2003. In 2004-05, Riverhead NJROTC once again won the CNET Unit Achievement Award; as well as being named as the most improved unit in the area and 3rd most improved in the nation for school year 2004-2005. In 2005-2006, Riverhead earned the Distinguished Unit Award for being one of the top 15 out of 54 schools in Area 4. In 2009-10, even though they did not meet the size requirement of 100, they were given the Distinguished Unity Award for being one of the top units in Area 4. Several of the RHS cadets have earned ROTC scholarships after graduation.
News & Awards
NJROTC WINS DRILL MEET AT N. ROCKLAND
four in a row!
(March 18, 2013) The Riverhead NJROTC Drill Team remains undefeated this year after its 4th consecutive victory on Saturday at the North Rockland Area 4 Northeast Regional Drill Competition.
"This was the largest Drill Meet of the year so far with 13 schools from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut vying for top honors and proved to be the toughest test to date for the Blue Wave Drill Team," stated Naval Science Instructor Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy. "As events got underway there were a lot of nerves to deal with, but as the day went along the cadets settled down and performed up to their capabilities."
All the early morning and after school practices were rewarded with Overall 1st Place victories in both the Senior Division and 1st Year Cadet Division. Trophy winning performances in almost every event, and 10 trophies overall, paved the way for another big win.
Many thnaks to all the parents who made the trip to North Rockland to support the cadets. The next and last competition of the year is May 11th at the Area Four Championship meet to be held at William Flowyd High School. This is the sixth year in a row the drill team has qualified for the Area Four Championship Meet. Area 4 includes CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, and VT. >More
2012-13 NJROTC Officers
Unit Chain of Command
c/LCDR Thomas Koop
c/LT Harold Hubbard
c/LTJG Alison Miller
Operations Officer Assistant:
c/ENS Cody Harris
Company Senior Chief:
c/SCPO Michael Kujawski
Cadet Anthony Mammina---Meritorious Service Award
PASS-IN-REVIEW - JAN. 18, 2013