Our Battalion

  • NJROTC (Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps)

    Color guard on football field
    Oak Harbor high school started their NJROTC program in 1973 and continues to have a successful program. NJROTC is a citizenship and leadership program designed to encourage and help students to become informed and involved citizens of the United States. The Oak Harbor Wildcat Batallion currently serves in Northwest Washington near Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
    At the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year, there are 197 active cadets.
    Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Vincent Quidachay, USN (ret.)
    Naval Science Instructor: AMHC (AW) William "Chief" Thiel USN (ret.)
    Wildcat Battalion was selected as the #1 NJROTC unit in Area 13 which covers the largest geographical area, CO, UT, NV, Northern CA, OR, WA, AK, Hawaii, Guam, and Japan. WAY TO GO WILDCATS!!
    This honor put us in the running for the top NJROTC unit in the Nation. Upon Naval Service Training Command's results, Oak Harbor NJROTC was the Number 2 Best unit in the Nation! WILDCATS are on the NATIONAL map!! CONGRATULATIONS!!
    Community Service
    We have a couple of obligations we have coming up this month (May)
    15th - Meet at the VFW (3037 N. Goldie Road)
              0900 to help set up for the 75th anniversay celebration. Need cadets to help with parking and directing people coming in. (Spirit Gear)
              Color Guard will open the ceremony at 1200 noon. (SDB Uniform)
              Food will be provided FREE of charge starting at 1400, then clean-up crew will stand-by to assist. (Spirit gear)
    Please fill out google form to let me know you are going to participate.
    29th - Meet at the stadium to take stage, podium, chairs from the shed and under the visitor stands. This will be used for the Memorial Day celebration at Maple Leaf Cemetary.
              Chief will need help building the stage at Maple Leaf. The chairs will be placed next to the stage once it is set up. 
    Bring your own hydration for the day. It will be a long day of working outside. Bring sunscreen if you burn easily.
    31st - 0800 Meet at Maple Leaf Cemetary to set up chairs and anything else that is needed for the ceremony. The ceremony starts at 1000. 
              1300 - Need enough volunteers to load the chairs back into the truck to take back to the stadium. The stage will need to be broken down, loaded and taken back to the stadium also.
    Physicals are only good for one year for NJROTC. If you need a new physical, use the following link for the paperwork from the athletic office.


    Check out our events schedule for the next year.  This will be updated often.


    If you are planning on taking the ASVAB test in the fall, check out this great online resource.

    Drill Meet Results 
  • ROTC and choir together at the Veterans Day Assembly

    Orienteering Team

    Due to the COVID pandemic, all orienteering meets are on hold. Possibly will not happen till next year.

    Meets are held on two Saturdays per month. The Orienteering Team Carpools to each race, leaving at about 6:30 a.m. from the High School. Directions to the race sites are provided to drivers. Students can sign up to have their parents drive in the PDL in class. Parents have the option to drive their child and not carpool with others. Grade sheets are due on the Tuesday before the race to check eligibility and to have a specific count of participants. Races begin at the race sights at 10:00 am and start times begin as late as 11:30 am. Each runner will start at a different time to prevent participants from following each other. After the race, the students can stop for lunch on the way home.

    Drill Teams


    Keep checking here to ensure you have the latest details.


    Oak Harbor Wildcat Battalion has an award-winning Color Guard, Armed Drill Team, and Unarmed Drill Team.  These teams are willing to attend events within the community, such as:

    Changes of Command
    Retirement Ceremonies
    Military-Based Events
    If you would like to have one of the teams appear at an event, please contact Chief Thiel at wthiel@ohsd.net.

    Drill Team Practice Times

     Armed Drill Team  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  6:30 a.m.
     Unarmed Drill Team  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

     6:30 a.m.

    Color Guard  Monday and Friday

     7:00 a. m.

     Rifle Team  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday  6:15 a.m.


    2019-2020 #2 Best Unit in the Nation. Out of over 600 schools nationwide, OHHS NJROTC was #2. Way to Go Wildcat Battalion!!
    2019-2020 #1 NJROTC in Area 13. 50 schools in WA, OR, Northern CA, NV, CO, UT, AK, HI, Guam, and Japan.
    2006-2020 Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors (highest NJROTC award)
    2012, 2015, 2016, 2018 NWD&R Conference Champions - Placed in top 3 for 12 years in a row
    2013, 14, 17 & 19 Northwest Drill and Rifle Conference (NWD&R) Runner-up
    2017 7th in the Nation / 1st in the Navy JROTC - Elena Flake
    2016 Orienteering Team Second Place National Invitational
    2016 Rifle Team Conference Champions
    2015 Rifle Club Team National Champions
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