Program Information

The objectives of the program are to:
    • Educate and train high school cadets in citizenship,
    • Promote community service;
    • Instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and
    • Provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.

Our goals are to develop informed citizens, stimulate interest in the aerospace age, strengthen character, encourage the completion of high school and pursuit of higher education goals, promote an understanding of the role of citizens in a democratic society, and to acquaint students with careers available in the U.S. military services.

The Air Force Junior ROTC learning experience is intended to be useful in any future career, military or civilian. Satisfactory completion of this three or four year program can lead to advanced placement credit in college ROTC, college scholarship opportunities, or advanced rank in the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard.

The curriculum is a balance of 40 percent aerospace science, 40 percent leadership education and 20 percent physical training. Retired Air Force commissioned and noncommissioned officers, who are full-time faculty members of the participating high school, are employed to teach classes by the local school board.

Cadets receive credit toward high school graduation by attending Air Force Junior ROTC classes. Classroom study includes the heritage of flight, development of air power, contemporary aviation, the aerospace environment, human requirements of flight, aerospace vehicles, principles of aircraft flight and navigation, the space environment, space programs, space technology, rocketry, propulsion, and the aerospace industry.

Military Customs
Students are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, flag etiquette, citizenship in the United States, the elements of survival, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, effective communications, management, human relations, and life after high school. Uniforms and books are provided by the Air Force.

Cadets have the opportunity to be promoted twice per year. In addition Promotion for Exceptional Performers (PEP) promotions provide opportunities for advancement. The FL-921 SASI can recognize a cadet that has either achieved an extraordinary action or continued extraordinary performance in JROTC by an immediate promotion to the cadet’s next rank, either enlisted or officer.

Community Service
Community service is a major part of the cadet experience and helps instill a sense of civic pride and citizenship. Projects range from working with national organizations such as the March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, the National Red Ribbon Campaign, and Special Olympics to local community projects.

Scholarships and Other Benefits
Cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for Air Force ROTC scholarships. These pay for 3 and 4 years of tuition, books, and fees at numerous universities and colleges and allow cadets to pursue studies in engineering, science, and nursing.

Cadets who complete at least 3 years in JROTC and choose to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school are eligible to enter the Air Force two pay grades higher than other enlistees are.

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