Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Timothy Grier is under a tent as the battle of the squads plays out at Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC camp for the incoming class of cadets. The retired 1st Sgt. from the United States Marine Corps Is talking with Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, who is set to retire officially  as an ROTC instructor next week. […]

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

Jimmy Ethridge retiring after 16 years with Navarre Junior ROTC program

One phone call set the wheels in motion for Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge’s career as a Naval Science Instructor for the ROTC program at Navarre High School. A retired veteran of the United States Navy, Ethridge considered teaching as a possibility after his retirement from the military but it wasn’t until he received a phone […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Raider battalion finishes first in Pace drill meet

Navarre Raider Battalion first-year cadets competed at Pace High School March 17, in a drill meet designed  for all first-year cadets from high schools in the area. They competed in various events including unarmed basic drill, academics, personnel inspection, color guard and physical fitness. Read the full article in the April 12 issue of Navarre Press. […]

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever. Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise attack by the Japanese, thrusting the United States into World War II. A total of 2,403 lives were lost in the attack. The tragic moment in history happened long ago, but it’s not forgotten. Thursday morning at […]

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

Navarre JROTC finishes strong at drill meet

The Navarre JROTC Raider Battalion traveled to Gulf Breeze to compete in the first drill meet of the season. “This is an Air Force drill meet so our Cadets had to learn a new drill card for this competition,” Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, Naval science instructor said. “Our teams did very well in the armed […]

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

Navarre cadets never stop raising the bar

If one is looking for a way to put the success of the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program in perspective, perhaps comparing it to a great athletic program might very well be the best way to do it. Its achievements are impressive. Its dominance is as undeniable as a college football or basketball team that […]

First-year cadets take first at drill meet

First-year cadets take first at drill meet

Navarre’s first-year Navy Junior ROTC cadets finished first in a drill meet at Pace High School. “I’m so proud of them,” said Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, the unit’s Naval science instructor. Read the full article in the March 30 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online for as little as $38 per year.

Navarre High JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High JROTC Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for January 2017, are Junior Cadet Mehmet Duzagadusmez and Senior Cadet Ian Olney. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Clemente-Hunter and Blackwell score NROTC scholarships

Clemente-Hunter and Blackwell score NROTC scholarships

Bailey Blackwell was at home when she found out she was awarded a Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Scholarship. Excited is one way to describe the action of the senior Navarre High School student who is part of the Navy Junior ROTC program at the school. “I was doing my daily check on the website […]

Navarre High School JROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School JROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for August 2016 are Junior Cadet Katie Knapp and Senior Cadet Isaac Matos. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. C/PO1 Isaac Matos is authorized to wear the following ribbons: SLS, Mini-boot […]

NJROTC caps off outstanding year

NJROTC caps off outstanding year

Achievement and recognition were on the agenda last Wednesday night at Navarre High School as the Navy JROTC unit held its annual Awards and Change of Command Ceremony in the gymnasium. Master Chief Jimmy Etheridge was proud of the cadets who earned scholarships or awards and was particularly proud of the seniors who saw their […]

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

Navarre High School JROTC first year cadets win at Pace

For the second year in a row, the first year cadets of Navarre High School JROTC finished first, beating out five other teams from Area 8. The cadets were commanded by Cadet Sarah Brown. “I could not be prouder of you,” said Cadet Commander Samantha Combs, “You have worked hard since school started and you […]

Navarre High School Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School Cadet of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for February 2016 are Junior Cadet Joshua Erlemann and Senior Cadet Jaida Williams-Bunn. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, NJROTC knowledge and their dedication to the NJROTC Program. To find out more, read the Mar. 17 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Navarre High School Junior ROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School Junior ROTC Cadets of the Month

Navarre High School’s Raider Battalion Cadets of the Month for December 2015 are Junior Cadet Sarah Brown and Senior Cadet Cody Turner. They were nominated by their platoon leaders based on their leadership skills, JROTC knowledge, and their dedication to the JROTC Program. C/PO3 Brown is the commander of the NS1 Drill Team and she […]