c/Commanding Officer

Academic accomplishments: Andrea is a young lady who exhibits a high degree of discipline, maturity, and commitment to excellence. Her leadership qualities and abilities set the benchmark for ALL NJROTC cadets. With a GPA of 3.8, Cadet Smith ranks in the top 8% of her class. Being someone who welcomes any and all challenges, she takes multiple honors and AP classes and is certified in Powerpoint and Excel. During her first year of drill, she received perfect scores on her academic tests, surpassing the average. During Leadership Academy 2020, she placed first in academics. In addition, she has taken cybersecurity classes on NAS Pensacola at the National Flight Academy (NFA), several extensive leadership classes, and even attended the 2021 United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar. Cadet Smith has also undergone field medical training, extensive orienteering training, and been on several tours to newly commissioned USN ships with her USNSCC unit. 

Extracurricular activities: Cadet Smith has been a valuable member of Escambia‘s NJROTC unit. She is experienced in all categories of competition. Her areas of competition include: Academic Team, Unarmed Basic Drill, Unarmed Exhibition, Armed Basic Drill, Relay Team, Sit-up Challenge

Community Service/Involvement: Cadet Smith has 80 hours of community service hours. She is passionate about working with her community and takes all possible opportunities to volunteer. Her volunteer services range from campus clean-ups, car washes, air shows, football games, parades, and hurricane relief. 

Goals: Cadet Commander Andrea Smith plans on attending the Naval Academy and majoring in Political science to pursue a career as a JAG Officer in the United States Navy. 

Other: Cadet Smith is also a part of the USNSCC unit on NAS Pensacola.


Battalion/Company Commander (CO)

The Commander is responsible to the SNSI for the performance of the Cadet Battalion/Company. The Commander’s duties include, but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Set the highest standard of performance, conduct, military bearing, and appearance as an example to all.
  •  Maintain high morale and enthusiasm within the Unit.
  •  Develop team spirit and desire to excel in the Unit.
  •  Avoid joining or forming cliques or special groups that may result in, or have the appearance of, giving favor or special treatment to individuals within these groups.
  •  Act as the official point of contact between the Cadet Unit and the SNSI/NSI on all matters relating to the functioning of the Battalion.
  •  Take actions to involve the maximum number of Cadets in NJROTC activities.
  •  Represent the Unit in the Student Government Association (SGA) and/or other school bodies where appropriate.
  •  Ensure that all military formations, ceremonies, and routines are planned and carried out in a proper fashion and in a timely manner.
  •  Promote the personal growth and well-being of each Cadet.
  •  Advise the SNSI on matters of Unit morale, activity schedule, training, and personnel.
  •  Conduct frequent inspections to ensure the proper execution of Unit Functions.
  •  Be aware of and ensure the coordination of all Unit activities to ensure that conflicts and omissions are minimized.
  •  Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the SNSI/NSI.