Lakewood High School’s Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps ranks No. 1 among the 56 NJROTC units in Southern California and Arizona.
The Lakewood unit also qualified for, and competed in the National Drill, Athletic and Academic Competition, which is reserved for the 26 best units in the United States.
Lakewood NJROTC earned its high ranking after a recent inspection by a Navy commander, who described outstanding school support from principals, teachers and families.
“I would like to thank the school and district for their continued outstanding support of the NJROTC program, as well as to commend the Naval Science instructors and cadets for their remarkable performance,” NJROTC Area 11 Manager Kenneth Liles said in an inspection report letter.