NJROTC Banner. Widefield High school NAVY NJROTC Colorado Springs, CO

"Always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that's the one that is going to help you grow." - Caroline Myss

Nothing spells family like NJROTC!

Welcome to Widefield High School NJROTC. We are excited to have you here this 2019-2020 year. Our unit takes pride in those who desire to learn more about what it means to be a good leader, to work hard, and to be a good citizen. Like family, Widefield NJROTC will help you prepare for what the real world might throw at you. No matter what grade you are in high school, it's never to late to join and make a difference that can last forever.

While in the unit, you'll have many opportunities to drill with riffle, execute marching procedures, and learn more about the Navy's mission, history, and engineering systems through the NS1, NS2, and NS3 science books. You'll be taught self discipline, communication skills, and what it means to have honor, courage, and commitment. Many stand and watch as history takes it's rightful stand in our unit, but will you be part of that history? Will you be the one to make the difference that can change everything? It's all up to you!

Now that you've had a taste of what Widefield High School NJROTC is like, you must take action. We only hope that we influenced you enough! We appreciate your visit to this website, and we hope that no matter what you do, you'll have a wonderful 2019-2020 school year.


Drill Team 

One of the best ways to gain discipline, precision, and determination is through NJROTC's Armed and Unarmed Regulation, and Armed and Unarmed Exhibition (UXT) drill teams. They seem separate, but they always work together as one! As you're exploring the many teams that NJROTC provides, you would be pleased to find that our Drill Team is always looking for more people to take part in the experience that you'll never get anywhere else. Don't miss out as the Widefield Gladiator NJROTC Drill Team takes on the competition this year!

Rifle Team 

Joining this team is always exciting as you learn more about handling fire arms properly. From learning to target practice, you will soon be on your way to becoming an expert if that's your passion. In fact, if you work really hard on this team, you can compete with other schools nation wide. Push yourself for the best.

Academic Team 

As you see here, you'll never regret joining the Academic Team. If you're willing to put in as much effort into learning more about military operations and how to conduct yourself as a cadet, then you're already on your way to wonderful things in the future. Knowledge such as the Navy's history, leadership skills, navigation, and survival skills will help you while you're learning to be a leader in NJROTC. There is so much more, but it's up to you to take this knowledge and apply it in anyway you can.

Physical Fitness Team (PT) 

When exploring your options, it would be wise to consider the PT Team because you can get stronger and learn more about what it means to take on the physical challenges up ahead. If you work really hard, your strength, speed, and endurance could be put to the test as you go up against other schools. You could even take it to the next level by preparing yourself for the military! In the end, you are overtaking physical barriers for a healthier lifestyle.

Orienteering Team 

Now, this team is very crucial if you ever decide to take navigation as a career. From learning and studying maps, you'll be on a road to much success just by knowing your surroundings. What you learn can also go straight to competition, but only if your willing to take on the challenge.

Color Guard

To be apart of this unit's Color Guard is an honor. Not only are you competing at other schools in order to be placed at the top three, but you are representing your country no matter who you perform in front of. You show that you are a Widefield NJROTC cadet when you walk out in front of a crowd just to present the American and Colorado flag. This is something that you shouldn't miss out on.

Flag Detail

In this unit, Flag Detail is the most important "team" needed. Without Flag Detail, there would be no one else available to put the American, the Colorado, and the Widefield flag on the high school's pole. Showing up for that every morning before school and every afternoon after school shows that you are committed! Don't turn this opportunity down.

Meet Our Naval Science Instructors!

Master Chief Melonas

For this 2019-2020 year, Master Chief George Melonas will be instructing the incoming NS1's and NS2's. A veteran of 30 years of honorable service in the U.S. Navy, Master Chief is a graduate of the U.S. Navy War College's Senior Enlisted Leadership Academy. He graduated Magna cum Laude from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale. Additionally, he served at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes for 7 years as a RDC (Recruit Division Commander) at our nation's only U.S. Navy boot-camp. He also has an emphasis in leadership development, drill procedure, and inspection assessment. Master Chief likes good physical fitness, doing what is ordered, and being on time. Master Chief will do everything in his power to make sure that everyone who joins the Widefield NJROTC Unit is taught and well taken care of!

WHS NJROTC Naval Science Instructor Master Chief Melonas

Email: melonasg@wsd3.org

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Workforce Education and Development; Certified in Master Training Specialist

Major Mark Davis

Team Practice Times

  • Drill Team - Starting in September - Practice will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 0545-0700 (We will be posting details and updates)
  • Rifle Team - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1500-1600
  • Academic Team - Wednesdays and Fridays from 1500-1600
  • Physical Fitness Team - Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 1500-1600
  • Orienteering Team - Wednesdays from 1500-1600
  • Color Guard - After school Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1445-1600
  • Flag Detail - Weekday mornings at 0630 and afternoons at 1445

Orders to the Sentry

Orders to the Sentry

1. Take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2. Walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

3. Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4. Report all calls from any post more distant from the Guardhouse or Quarterdeck than my own.

5. Quit my post only when properly relieved.

6. Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the deck, and all Officers and Petty Officers on the watch only.

7. Talk to no one except in the line of duty.

8. Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

9. Call the officer of the deck in any case not covered by instruction.

10. Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.

11. Be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons on or near my post, and allow no one to pass without proper authority.

19-20 Company Staff

Company Staff

Commanding Officer: C/ Chief Petty Officer - Sandoval, Alyssa

Command Master Chief: C/ Petty Officer Second Class - Hodson, John

Executive Officer: C/ Senior Chief Petty Officer - White, Christopher

Operations Officer: C/ Seaman Apprentice - LaMendola, Joel

Operations Officer Assistant: C/ Seaman Apprentice - Hodgdon, Joshua

Supply Officer: C/ Seaman Apprentice - Apadoca, Almudena

Supply Assistant: C/ Seaman Recruit - Fauson, Angelina

Administrative Officer: C/ Petty Officer First Class - Garcia, Travis

Administrative Assistant: C/ Seaman Apprentice - Kelner, Hailey

19-20 Platoon Staff

Platoon Staff

First Platoon Commander: C/ Petty Officer Second Class - Martinez, Vadianna

First Platoon Chief: C/ Seaman Apprentice - Payne, Anthony

Second Platoon Commander:  C/ Petty Officer Second Class - Lauben, Haley

Second Platoon Chief: C/ Seaman - Jack, Damien