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“Welcome Aboard”, Granby High School NJROTC

WELCOME ABOARD SHIPMATES, FAMILY, AND FRIENDS! This is the offical site of Granby High NJROTC.

This site is dedicated to the cadets, family, and friends of the unit. The latest information on the activities, events, teams, public affairs, and academic resources of the program are posted on this site.

Since the unit’s commissioning in 1972, Cadets of “COMET COMPANY” have strived to live up to the Navy’s core values of “HONOR, COURAGE, and COMMITMENT”. Named after John Manners Marquess of Granby, a hero of the Seven Years War. Granby High is 1 of 58 schools in Area 5 (VA, Maryland, DC area), and 1 of the 5 Norfolk Public School NJROTC Battalion. Built in 1939, Granby High is located on Granby Street in the historic Wards Corner district of Norfolk, VA. “Norfolk” meaning a protected anchorage or safe harbor is surrounded by the waters of the Chesapeake Bay intracoastal waterways between Elizabeth and York Rivers. It is also the place where many historical maritime and naval battles such as the Battle of Hampton Roads between the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia during the Civil War took place. It is the home of the battleship USS WISCONSIN and Nauticus Maritime Museum. Presently, the Norfolk Naval Base is the largest military installation in the world, the homeport of over 75 ships to include 4 aircraft carriers. It employs more than 95K uniformed men and women serving in the region. The armed forces undoubtedly have played a vital role in the history of Hampton Roads and will undeniably continue to have an impact on the unit.

The unit has been designated as a Distinguished Unit with Academic honors for the 2017-2018 school year. This identifies Granby as one of the top 20% of NJROTC units in Area 5 which encompasses 58 schools from the Virginia, Maryland, and DC areas. Granby has been a distinguished unit for the past 8 years consecutively.  Below is the accomplishments of the unit for the past 40 plus years.

2015-2018 Distinguish Unit w/academic honors, 2012-2014 Distinguish Unit, 2011-2012 Distinguish unit w/academic honors, #1 NJROTC unit in Area 5, #2 in the Nation. 2010-2011 Unit Achievement, 2006-2007 Distinguish Unit w/academic honors, 1998-2000 Distinguish Unit w/academic honors, 1972-1998 Distinguish Unit w/academic honors.