Osbourn Park High School Navy JROTC visits White House
Posted on 06/01/2018
OPHS NJROTC Students at White HouseMembers of the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at Osbourn Park High School were invited to the White House to perform a ceremonial Color Guard for Chief Petty Officer Arthur Johnson’s Commissioning Ceremony to Chief Warrant Officer. Johnson is a parent of a student at Osbourn Park High.

LCDR J.S. Ogawa, senior naval science instructor at Osbourn Park High, said the movement at the White House was limited due to the visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. However, the students did have the opportunity to see the National Security Advisor, John Bolton, as well as Ivanka Trump. The students also had the opportunity to meet and have their pictures taken with Vice President Michael Pence.

“It was a great experience for the cadets,” Ogawa said.

Osbourn Park High School Navy JROTC was established at the school in 1993. NJROTC is a cadet run organization that teaches basic leadership, discipline, self-confidence, and encourages team work. Cadets are taught basic military knowledge, rules, regulations, and etiquette. Cadets are given opportunities to gain leadership roles and join JROTC teams. There is no obligation to join the military with taking the JROTC courses, but cadets receive multiple benefits if they do decide to join any of the four services.