There are vacancies all across the United States for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard ROTC instructors. Do you qualify?
NJROTC instructors are sea service personnel certified by NSTC and employed by school districts hosting NJROTC units. The Department Head of Naval Science at a school hosting an NJROTC program is called the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI). The SNSI is the commissioned officer or Warrant Officer (with a Bachelor’s degree or greater) employed by the school. Enlisted personnel or warrant officers and LDOs without degrees employed by the school in the NJROTC program are called Naval Science Instructors (NSI).
To be eligible for certification, applicants must:
Have at least 20 years of active duty service in the United States Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard as commissioned officers in grades W-2 through O-6, or as non-commissioned officers in grades E-6 through E-9; and
Be in a retired or Fleet Reserve status not more than 6 years; or
Have been approved for retirement benefits within the past 6 years under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority (TERA) with 15 to 19 years of active duty service in the Navy; or
Be retired Naval Reserve members who are not yet receiving retirement benefits (i.e. “gray area” retirees); or
Have been approved for retirement benefits from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard for a medical disability within the past 6 years; and
Have attained the following educational degree requirements:
Senior Naval Science Instructor - Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Naval Science Instructor - Associate's degree from accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or must obtain one within 5 years of initial employment as a result of the FY 2007 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
If interested in becoming a Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Instructor in ROTC, go to: