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MCJROTC @ Tottenville HS

Mission Statement:


The mission of the Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) at Tottenville high school is to develop young men and women in the fundamental of leadership education that instills strong responsibilities of citizenship, strong moral character, service to the community, understanding of national security, sense of accomplishment and personal discipline.


What does the MCJROTC program do?


- Promotes Patriotism


- Develops informed and responsible citizens


- Develops respect for constructed authority


- Develops leadership potential


- Promotes high school completion


- Promotes higher education


- Promotes community service


- Develops a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, individual discipline and leadership


- Promotes an understanding of the basic elements and need for national security


What are the benefits of MCJROTC?


- Encourage cadets to graduate from high school and continue to higher education.


- Positive role models for the avoidance of substance abuse, have higher self-esteem, develop positive life skills, on average have higher grade point averages and graduate at a higher rate.


- Learn the value of teamwork and individual accomplishments from pride of belonging to MCJROTC Program.


- MCJROTC teaches Marine Corps Core Values (Honor, Courage, Commitment), Fourteen Leadership Traits, and Eleven Leadership Principles.


- MCJROTC provides cadets the opportunity to learn the basic elements and need for national security and personal obligations as Americans.


- The Program enhances the image of the military in the eyes of the community by providing a chance for success to the nation's youth.


- Encourage initiative and individuality to develop natural gifts, to teach self-control, develop personal character, responsibility and qualities of integrity, loyalty, and dedication.


- Successful completion of two years in MCJROTC, entitled cadets to advance promotion to pay grade E-2 upon initial enlistment in an active or reserve component of the Marine Corps.



  1. President of the United States:  Honorable Joseph Biden
  2. Vice President of the United States:   Honorable Kamal Harris
  3. Secretary of State: Honorable Antony J. Blinken
  4. Secretary of Defense:  Honorable Lloyd Austin III
  5. Secretary of the Navy:  Honorable Carlos Del Toro
  6. Commandant of the Marine Corps:  Lt. Gen David H. Berger, USMC
  7. Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps:   Sergeant Major Troy E. Black, USMC
  8. National Director of MCJROTC:  Colonel Robert G. Oltman, USMC (Ret)
  9. Regional Director of MCJROTC:  Lt. Colonel Mark Johnson, USMC (Ret)
  10. Senior Marine Instructor of MCJROTC:  Major Parima In, USMC (Ret)
  11. Marine Instructor of MCJROTC:  Master Sergeant Alexander Rodriguez, USMC (Ret)



  1. Command Officer: Cadet Major Rose Garcia

    Executive Officer:  Cadet 2nd Lt. Barbara Meinero

    Sergeant Major: Cadet Sergeant Major Hannah Baker

    S-3/Operation Officer/Drill Commander: Cadet 2nd Lt. Jillian Sclafani 

      1. S-3 Asst: Cadet SSgt Christopher Cutler

    S-4/Logistics Officer: Cadet 2nd Lt. Sophia Nobile 

      1. S-4 Asst: Cadet 1st Sgt Guluzian Genevieve

    S-1/Adjutant: Cadet SSgt Wessel Mounassef

      1. S-1 Asst:

    S-2/Security and Ordnance Officer: Cadet 2nd Lt. Marcello Squarciafico

      1. S-2 Asst: Cadet SSgt Anna Wadolowska

    S-5/Public Affair Officer: Cadet 2nd Lt. Martin Lizarazo

      1. S-5 Asst: Cadet SSgt Lily Lampo

    Supply Officer: Cadet 2nd Lt. Sophia Nobile

      1. Supp Asst: Cadet 1st Sgt Guluzian Genevieve

    Drill Commander: Cadet 2nd Lt Alysa Sanfilippo


What is the birth date of the Marine Corps? 

10 November 1775

What is the birthplace of the Marine Corps?

Tun Tavern, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

What are the 3 main parts of the USMC emblem and what do they stand for?           

Eagle – Nation     Globe – Worldwide service   Anchor – Naval Traditions / Ties

Who was the first Commandant of the Marine Corps?

Captain Samuel Nicholas

What is the Marine Corps motto and what is its meaning?

Semper Fidelis – Always Faithful

What are the official colors of the Marine Corps?

Scarlet and Gold

What is the name of the Marine officer’s sword?


What Marine received this sword from the Pasha of Tripoli?

Lt. Presley O’Bannon

What term was given to Marines for wearing the stiff leather collars?


Where did the blood stripe come from?

From the blood shed at the battle of Chapultepec during the Mexican War

Archibald Henderson was Commandant for 39 years.

What nickname did he receive because of it? The Grand Old Man of the Marine Corps.

Who made the Marine Corps Band famous?

John Phillip Sousa

Where did the nickname Devil Dog come from?

From the fierce fighting by U.S. Marines during the battle of Belleau Wood in France during World War I. The Germans gave this nickname to the Marines.

What is the oldest post of the Marine Corps?

Marine Barracks, 8th and I, Washington DC

Who is considered the Father of USMC aviation?

Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham

Who is considered the most highly decorated Marine ever for earning 5 Navy Crosses?

Lieutenant General Lewis “Chesty” Puller

What is the Marine Corps mascot?

English bulldog

What is the name of the Marine Corps mascot?


Who was the first female Marine?

Opha Mae Johnson

Name two Marines who earned two Medals of Honor each for separate acts of heroism?

Dan Daly and  Smedley Butler


Who was the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps?

John A. Lejeune