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JROTC/CAP Training & Qualification

J/ROTC Firearms Training Program

Program Objective:

1. To provide Safe-Handling Firearms Instruction to current High School JROTC and College ROTC cadet units under qualified supervision and in compliance with the Various Branch ROTC National Training Standards.

2. To provide a means for currently enrolled J/ROTC cadets to pursue qualifications towards earning Shooting Badges (Marksman, Sharpshooter & Expert) to be worn on cadet uniforms.

FOR CREDIT J/ROTC RIFLE SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTION:
(This unit is OPTIONAL)(15 hours)

Introduces cadets to the historic applications of marksmanship and its current application as a sport. Teaches firearms safety and an understanding of the functions of marksmanship equipment, and demonstrates proper operation of the equipment. The different firing positions are described and the techniques for sight alignment are discussed for each position. Safety and discipline are stressed at each step. Cadets are taught that in marksmanship, like any other skill, they need to use education, concentration, and practice to achieve the best results.

3. Additional goals may vary and evolve depending on the desires of the individual J/ROTC cadet units and the dedication of our own Volunteer Staff. For example, some units may wish to form Precision Rifle Teams to compete against other units or in existing leagues. These J/ROTC Cadets shall be receiving rifle instruction which could form the basis for them to compete in youth marksmanship programs at the local, state and national levels.

Instructional Staff Criteria:

All In-Classroom Instructors shall be comprised of individuals with a minimum credential of NRA Certified Training Counselor with Rifle rating. These Instructors have further qualified as Expert Riflemen.

All Live-Fire Range Instructors shall be comprised of the above staff along with selected other Current or Former Military or LEO Personnel with Rifle qualifications.

Instructor Uniform:

All Instructional Staff shall wear Military BDUs, (Camouflage or solid pattern with matching blouse, pants and cover - (we have access to surplus if requested). Alternatively, BDU pants may be paired with NRA, Military Unit or Law Enforcement Unit blouse or approved shirt and covers.
Only Mil-spec Shoes or Boots - no sneakers permitted.

To clarify further, the cadets, J/ROTC Unit Officers and Staff NCOs wear prescribed military uniforms. It is expected that all of our personnel shall dress accordingly.

Although we shall not mandate regulation hair requirements, we do not expect our staff instructors to wear jeans, shorts or t-shirts to interact with the cadets. Bottom line - we expect our Instructional Staff to set a high standard in appearance and maintain a positive example while with these J/ROTC personnel.

Equipment / Firearms:

All In-School training conducted with Blue Gun and other inert replica Rifles.
– Remington FS 700S Blue Gun.

For ARMY & AIR FORCE ROTC & JROTC Units –
All Live- Fire Qualifications shall be conducted with single shot, bolt action precision air rifles “NRA-Approved Light Rifle” weighing 8 ½ pounds or less (including sights & sling). Schuetzen-type butt plates and palm rests may not be used. These Air Rifles may utilize metallic peep or open sights (non-corrective) only.

For NAVY & MARINE CORPS ROTC & JROTC UNITS –
All Live- Fire Qualifications shall be conducted with Single shot, bolt action .22 caliber rimfire “NRA-Approved Light Rifle” weighing 8 ½ pounds or less (including sights & sling). Schuetzen-type butt plates and palm rests may not be used. These Single shot, bolt-action .22 Caliber Rimfire Rifles or Air Rifles may utilize metallic peep or open sights (non-corrective) only.

All equipment for Qualification events shall be approved or provided by the J/ROTC Firearms Training Program. Some J/ROTC units may provide their own rifles as well as some Cadets’ families have purchased their own rifle in order to further their training on a specific precision rifle.

Qualification & Training Locations:

Instruction shall be provided in the individual High School J/ROTC Classrooms or NJ Firearms Academy locations as well as in local ranges coordinated by J/ROTC Instructional Staff.

Qualification & Training Dates:
Monday evenings from 19:00 – 21:00hrs (7 - 9pm) – Jersey City, NJ


Qualification Course of Fire –

Light Rifle 3-Position Course of Fire
10 Shots Each Position
Rating Score
Marksman 150/300
Sharpshooter 225/300
Expert 255/300

In order to qualify for Uniform Badges; Cadets must achieve the appropriate score in all three positions specific to each rating.

Shooting Badges –

ARMY and AIR FORCE J/ROTC Cadets:

Rifle Marksman


Rifle Sharpshooter


Rifle Expert


MARINE CORPS J/ROTC Cadets:

Rifle Marksman


Rifle Sharpshooter


Rifle Expert


Target and Distance Options -
A-32 target, 50 feet, two shots per bullseye.

Non-Qualification "Fun Shoots":
These events shall be scheduled as available at various outdoor Ranges such as Cherry Ridge, Somerset, Shongum, Central Jersey, Fort Dix and Camp Perry. (Live-Fire Exercises generally to be conducted at 200 Meters with open-sights or scoped rifles as provided)

These events will only be attended by those J/ROTC Cadet Units permitted to participate in organized events utilizing Volunteer-supplied AR-15s, M-1
Garands, M-1A Rifles or other Military Rifles utilizing either 5.56mm (.223) or
7.62mm (.308) ammunition. These "Fun Shoots" are NOT considered Qualification events and not all J/ROTC units permit their Cadets to attend live-fire exercises on any rifles other than .22 rimfire or air rifles.

Non-Qualification "Fun Shoots" Date(s):
May 17, 2008 - Cherry Ridge Range - J/ROTC Rifle Program – 08:00 to 16:00
October 4, 2008 – Cherry Ridge Range - J/ROTC Rifle Program – 08:00 to 16:00 hrs http://www.anjrpc.org/rangeschedule.htm


Non-Qualification Course of Fire - tbd

Current J/ROTC Firearms Training Program Staff:

John A Nicolai
Program Director

Lateif Dickerson
Program Executive Officer

Volunteer Staff:
Bill Edgar - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Al Frater - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Chris Gately - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Joe Kellet -USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Jim Mcall - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Carl Peter - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Kevin Rooney - USMCL NJ Detachment #434


Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) & Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Cadet Firearms Training Program:


Intro to JROTC:
Each service branch provides students in accredited high schools an opportunity to voluntarily participate in Junior ROTC programs which foster leadership, develop good citizenship, self-confidence and self-discipline.

JROTC Training introduces cadets to the elements of leadership, military customs, drill and ceremonies, uniform inspections, physical fitness training, marksmanship, and military history.  Each designed to prepare high school students for leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American citizens - benefiting the student, community, and nation.

Intro to CAP:
The Civil Air Patrol’s cadet program is available to students, ages 12 to 21 to learn the principles of aviation and aerospace flight. Cadets learn about rocketry and physics through hands-on experiments, get a taste of military life, and learn about military history, customs, drills and inspection. CAP offers national cadet encampments with activities in emergency services, engineering, technology, physical fitness, marksmanship, team-building and flight training.
Many CAP cadets go on to careers in the aviation and aerospace industries.  Some pursue technical degrees and others go on to one of the nation’s prestigious military academies. Each year, at least 10 percent of the freshman class at the U.S. Air Force Academy is made up of former CAP cadets.  Not only do CAP cadets learn aviation, develop teamwork and leadership skills, they do important volunteer work that really helps their community.
NJFA - JROTC & CAP Firearms Training Program Objective:
1. To provide Safe-Handling Firearms Instruction to current high school JROTC and CAP cadet units under qualified supervision and in compliance with the Various Branch ROTC National Training Standards.

2. To provide a means for currently enrolled JROTC & CAP cadets to pursue qualifications towards earning Shooting Badges (Marksman, Sharpshooter & Expert) to be worn on cadet uniforms.


3. To conduct Air Rifle Matches in order that JROTC and CAP units may compete on a local, state, regional and national basis.

RIFLE SAFETY AND MARKSMANSHIP INSTRUCTION:
Introduces cadets to the historic applications of marksmanship and its current application as a sport. Teaches firearms safety, an understanding of the functions of marksmanship equipment, and demonstrates proper operation of the equipment. The different firing positions are described and the techniques for sight alignment are discussed for each position. Safety and discipline are stressed at each step. Cadets are taught that in marksmanship, like any other skill, they need to use education, concentration, and practice to achieve the best results.

Additional goals may vary and evolve depending on the desires of the individual JROTC & CAP cadet units and the dedication of our own Volunteer Staff. For example, some units may wish to form Precision Rifle Teams to compete against other units or in existing leagues. These JROTC & CAP cadets shall be receiving rifle instruction which could form the basis for them to compete in youth marksmanship programs at the local, state and national levels.

Instructional Staff Criteria:
All In-Classroom Instructors shall be comprised of individuals with a minimum credential of NRA Certified Training Counselor with Rifle rating. These Instructors have further qualified as Expert Riflemen.

All Live-Fire Range Instructors shall be comprised of the above staff along with selected other Current or Former Military or LEO Personnel with Rifle qualifications.

Instructor Dress:
All Instructional Staff shall wear Military BDUs, (Camouflage or solid pattern with matching blouse, pants and cover. Alternatively, BDU pants may be paired with NRA, Military Unit or Law Enforcement Unit blouse or approved shirt and covers.
Only Mil-spec Shoes or Boots - no sneakers permitted.

To clarify further, all cadets, JROTC & CAP Unit Officers and Staff NCOs wear prescribed military uniforms. It is expected that all of our personnel shall dress accordingly.

Although we shall not mandate regulation hair requirements, we do not expect our staff instructors to wear jeans, shorts or t-shirts to interact with the cadets. Bottom line - we expect our Instructional Staff to set a high standard in appearance and maintain a positive example while with these JROTC & CAP personnel.

Equipment / Firearms:
All In-School training conducted with Blue Gun and other inert replica Rifles.

All Live- Fire Qualifications shall be conducted with single shot, bolt action precision air rifles “NRA-Approved Light Rifle” weighing 8 ∏ pounds or less (including sights & sling). Schuetzen-type butt plates and palm rests may not be used. These Air Rifles may utilize metallic peep or open sights (non-corrective) only.



 <http://www.gamousa.com/>       Proud Sponsor of The NJFA - JROTC & CAP Cadet Firearms Training Program



Due to a generous donation from GAMO of precision GAMO CFX Rifles, much of our introductory instruction is done on these single shot, rotary breech loading 6.6 lb, 45.75’’ .177 caliber pellet rifles utilizing a trigger pull of 3.95 lbs and a precision rifled steel barrel of 20”.  Their velocity is 1200’ per second (fps) with PBA.  They utilize a fixed barrel / single 35 lb cocking system and manual safety.


All equipment for qualification events shall be provided or approved by the JROTC & CAP Firearms Training Program. Some JROTC & CAP units may provide their own rifles as well as some Cadets’ families have purchased their own rifle(s) in order to further their training on a specific precision rifle.

Qualification & Training Locations:
Instruction shall be provided in the individual High School JROTC Classrooms, CAP Units or NJ Firearms Academy locations as well as in local ranges coordinated by NJFA Instructional Staff.

Qualification & Training Dates:
Monday evenings from 19:00 – 21:00hrs (7 - 9pm) – Jersey City, NJ


Qualification Course of Fire –
Light Rifle 3-Position Course of Fire
10 Shots Each Position
Rating Score
Marksman 150/300
Sharpshooter 225/300
Expert 255/300

In order to qualify for Uniform Badges; Cadets must achieve the appropriate score in all three positions specific to each rating.

Target and Distance Options -
A-32 target, 50 feet, two shots per bullseye.

Current NJFA - JROTC & CAP Firearms Training Program Staff:
John A Nicolai
Program Director

Lateif Dickerson
Program Executive Officer

Volunteer Staff:
Bill Edgar - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Al Frater - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Chris Gately - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Joe Kellet -USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Jim Mcall - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
Kevin Rooney - USMCL NJ Detachment #434
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Joe Riley – USMCL NJ Detachment #209
Gene Patzer – USMCL NJ Detachment #209
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Anthony Alampi - NRA STC
Tony Blandino - NRA TC
Charles Lehnert - NRA TC

Program Geographic Range –
Currently this program is available in the Lower North East Region. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania


Upcoming Events:

January 17, 2009 (0900 – 1400 hrs)– Regional JROTC & CAP Air Rifle Match

Host – New Jersey Firearms Academy

Sponsor – GAMO Precision Air Rifles

Facility – Tenafly Rifle & Pistol Club

How to register – {Click Here}


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Joe Riley – USMCL NJ Detachment #209
Gene Patzer – USMCL NJ Detachment #209
And other Members of the USMCL NJ #209 - West Hudson Detachment

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Anthony Alampi - NRA STC
Tony Blandino - NRA TC
Charles Lehnert - NRA TC

Program Geographic Range –

Currently this program is available in the Lower North East Region. New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania

 

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