Degrees and Certifications:
BS Healthcare Administration
Ms. McGuinness, Lauren
I am retired Chief Petty Officer Lauren P. McGuinness and I am the Naval Science Instructor. I served in the United States Navy for 23 years as a Hospital Corpsman. I have been a NJROTC instructor since 2015. I was a Recruit Division Commander (drill instructor) for 4 years. My conference period is from 8:25-9:12. I am excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to developing well rounded citizens.
Navy JROTC is about citizenship, teamwork, and leadership. We are a student run organization that gives everyone a chance to be part of a team and it provides opportunities to lead that team. We have a diverse curriculum based on academics in the Naval Sciences and physical education (students get PE credit in JROTC). We also concentrate on drill as this reinforces our focus areas by teaching students teamwork, attention to detail, and self-discipline. Our students also enjoy the benefits of being part of something that provides an instant connection to Red Oak High School. NJROTC students can attend football games together, compete in meets against other schools, they host a military ball, perform community service, attend orienteering campouts, practice marksmanship, and they can carry our nation’s flag at school and community events as a part of one of multiple Color Guard teams that we sponsor.
We have a very unique program that is run by retired Navy instructors with over 50 years of experience in leadership and education.