What is it like being a Westview Cadet?
Being a Westview Cadet is about perseverance. It’s defining your limits and pushing past. It’s about demanding one more from you and your cadetmates when you feel like you have nothing left. It’s never taking the easy route.
Being a Westview Cadet is about tradition. It’s wearing the uniform with pride during your first personnel inspection. It's about carrying on a legacy of commitment from those who blazed the trail before me and leaving a stronger unit than I found for those who follow after me. It's looking for ways to make your Platoon the best it can be. It’s representing the unit to the best of your ability during color guards or community service.
Being a Westview Cadet is about honor. It’s that feeling you get when you put on the uniform or wearing the Westview warm-ups. It’s about taking the time to ensure your cadetmates are successfull, too. It’s pride. It’s passion. And most of all, it is excellence.
Being a Westview Cadet is about camaraderie. It’s that instant connection you feel to all others in the program. It’s that spontaneous uproar you hear when the announcer says "And in first place, Westview." It’s creating memories and unbreakable bonds with teammates. It’s acting in unison to bond as a group.
Being a Westview Cadet is about being competitive. It’s about fighting everyday to be the better platoon or unit during Area 11 competitions. It’s about accomplishing more in and out of the classroom than you thought was possible.
Being a Westview Cadet is about gratitude. It’s understanding that the program is bigger than you. It’s appreciating the unit veterans and those that have laid the groundwork for the unit's success and reputation.
NJROTC is a citizenship development program that instills service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment in students in United States secondary educational institutions. The NJROTC program teaches cadets self-discipline, self-confidence and leadership skills to help meet life's challenges and helps prepare them for life after high school regardless of what career path they decide to take. Cadets who participate in the program do not have to serve in the military after high school graduation - it's simply another elective offered at Westview. However, NJROTC cadets do have a higher than average selection rate for college ROTC scholarships.