Carthan, Lt. Lauren

​Lt. Lauren Carthan, a 22 year veteran of the United States Navy, discusses her involvement with the East Aurora High School's Naval Junior ROTC (NJROTC) program, where she served as its first female instructor and now as the Senior Naval Instructor. She discusses the history of East Aurora’s NJROTC program which began in 1996. At the time of the interview, the program ranked as the nation’s largest with over 600 students involved. Her review includes the NJROTC curriculum, cadet activities, cadet competition, and the program's role in the school and in the community.