Cadet Company Commanding Officer Biography

   I’m C/LCDR Cristen King, I’ve been in NJROTC since my freshman year, I am currently a junior, soon to be a senior. There are many leadership roles that I took part in, in my years of being in NJROTC. I was the Admin Officer, A MPO (Mustering Petty Officer), A Squad Leader, A PC (Platoon Commander),An Academic Team Commander, a Drill Team Commander, and now currently the Shark Company’s XO. These positions and the program as a whole taught me many things.
   I’ve learned that in order to be a good leader, you have to be a good follower. It’s prepared me for high school and outside of high school challenges. It has built my character and made me become more opened. NJROTC taught me how to be a great citizen, trained me to work as a great team member and it strengthen my motivation.
   Looking back at my middle school years I haven’t done as much as I do now than I was in middle school. I have achieved a lot while I was in NJROTC, and I wouldn’t change anything. I really enjoyed being able to be in this great program, I am very grateful for the opportunity and the experience. My plans after high school are to go to college for nursing and then maybe become a nurse in the United States Navy.