"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”
The objectives of JROTC 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.
The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.
Curriculum opportunities include:
Life skills education
Field trips / training opportunities
In an effort to produce well-informed and helpful citizens, AFJROTC encourages its cadets to get involved in their local communities. This is one of the most interesting and fun aspects of the AFJROTC experience. The number, type and size of cadet community projects are limited only by their imagination. Units perform as a team as they coordinate everything from color teams to Elementary Schools read-alongs. Any proceeds from these fund-raising activities benefit the respective units.
Programs and Operations
The AFJROTC program enrolls approximately 102,000 cadets, employs more than 1,900 instructors and operates units in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and Guam. AFJROTC units are located within host high schools, public and private, and, by law, the program is limited to students in grades 9 – 12. AFJROTC instructors are employees of the host school.
Provides logistical, educational program, information management, information/education technology, and training support to the world’s largest aerospace science and education program. Manages the Honors Ground School Program and oversight for FAA certified instructors. Conducts certification and training workshops and collects data on student performance and demographics. Provide logistics, supply, and facilities support and guidance regarding procurement, storing, and inventory of supplies and equipment, AF uniforms, and inert rifles for the JROTC Program.
Provides staff initiatives and policy to implement the world’s largest aerospace science and education program. Ensures program is conducted pursuant to DoD directives and Air Force instructions and prepares reports and maintains statistical data on the same. Reviews unit assessment and inspection reports to ensure school districts comply with DoD and Air Force instructions and the provisions of the Application and Agreement for establishing a JROTC unit. Conducts follow-up actions on reported discrepancies. Coordinates site surveys at schools interested in hosting an AFJROTC unit.