We are Gaither High School NJROTC located in Tampa, Florida, home of the Gaither Cowboy Battalion. We strive towards becoming the Most Outstanding Unit in the Nation (in 2020, we succeeded!) and encourage our cadets to participate in our Drill, Academic, Marksmanship and Orienteering teams, which is where the fun really can be found. All teams are supervised by instructors - Lieutenant Commander Stauffer, Senior Chief Donohue and Senior Chief Cason - who have a combined 46 years of NJROTC experience!
2023 - Navy JROTC Overall Academic, Athletic and Drill Nationals - 3rd Place.
2022 - Navy JROTC Overall Academic, Athletic and Drill Nationals - 5th Place
2021 - Navy JROTC Overall Academic, Athletic and Drill Nationals - 2nd Place
2020 - Named "Most Outstanding Unit in America" by NSTC Staff
2019 Navy JROTC Overall Academic, Athletic and Drill National Champion!
Winner - National Academic Competition (NAE) - 2018 & 2019
Area 7 State Champions - 3 straight years
Area 7 State Brain Brawl Champions - 5 Straight Years
2019 Brain Brawl Nationals - 5th Place
2018 Nationals Orienteering, 6th Place
Distinguished Unit Awards:
The Gaither NJROTC has received the Area 7 Distinguished Unit Award with Academic Honors for 9 straight years!
Results by Category:
2023 - Champions
2022 - Champions
2020 - Champions
2019 - Champions
2018 - Champions
2017 - 2nd Place
2016 - 2nd place
2015 - 3rd place
Navy Nationals (Pensacola):
2023 - Overall 3rd place
2022 - Overall 5th place
2021 - Overall 2nd place (Virtual)
2019 - Overall National Champions!
2018 - Overall 4th place
2017 - 7th place
2016 - 13th place
2014 - Overall 3rd place (Virtual)
State Brain Brawl:
2021- 1st place (Team 1), 3rd place (Team 2)
2019- 1st place (Team 1), 3rd place (Team 2)
2020 - 6th Place in the Nation
2019- NAE National Champion
2018- NAE National Champion
2017 - National Runner-Up
Nationals Brain Brawl:
2019 (ERAU) - 5th place
2018 (Phoenix, AZ) - 3rd place
2017 (Jax U., FL) - 4th Place & 5th Place
2016 (USNA)- 6th Place
2015 (ERAU) - 3rd Place
2014- (Pensacola, FL) - 3rd Place
State Athletic, Academic and Drill Competitions:
2020 - Won State Championship in 8 events: Academics, PI, Armed-Reg. Unarmed-Reg, Armed-X, Color Guard, Overall Drill, Overall Overall.
2019 - Won trophies (Top 5) in every event except 200 Meter Relay. Won State Championship in 8 events: Academics, PI, Armed-Reg., Armed-X, Push-Ups, Curl-Ups,Overall Drill, Overall Overall.