JROTC

BRIEF HISTORY OF THE CORPS

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was founded in 1916 in Cheyenne, Wyoming by Army Lieutenant Edgar R. Steevers.  Lieutenant Steevers envisioned a non-compulsory cadet corps comprised of high school students. His program was aimed at making better citizens. In 1964, the Secretaries of each military service were directed to establish and maintain JROTC units for their respective services.

From a modest beginning of 20 units in 1966 the Air Force JROTC has grown to over 800 units throughout the world with the current enrollment of over 107,000 cadets.

WHY TAKE AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC?

Through Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, you’ll become a better citizen and a leader who is confident, self-reliant and self-disciplined. Take our aerospace science program, and explore the civilian, industrial, and military aspects of aerospace.

Career-minded high school students will learn character traits of responsibility & accountability that will open important opportunities for the future. High school students who complete the aerospace science program and Air Force Junior ROTC may be able to enter the military at a higher rank than most enlistees. You will also be prepared to work in an expanding technological world in the military or as a civilian.

College-bound students may compete for an Air Force Academy nomination or an Air Force ROTC scholarship if qualified. Or,they may receive credit for the first year of an Air Force ROTC four-year college program plus free uniforms, insignia, and ROTC textbooks. They may also receive priority processing when entering the Air Force if they win the Congressman Hebert Advanced Placement Award. 

CURRICULUM

The AFJROTC curriculum comprises studies in Aerospace Science and Leadership Education. In the first year, you’ll learn about the heritage and development of flight and military aerospace policies.

The second, third, & fourth years you’ll study the environment in which aircraft and spacecraft operate. You’ll learn world cultures and space exploration. 

 

Leadership education is emphasized each year.  Coursework helps prepare you for positions in any military or civilian career. There are classes on military customs and courtesies, flag etiquette, career planning, communication skills, and financial literacy. 

Health and wellness is an important aspect of JROTC. Students are taught how to make fitness a part of their everyday life. 

ACTIVITIES

Air Force Junior ROTC cadets go on field trips arranged by aerospace science instructors. You may visit Air Force bases, airports, Federal Aviation Administration units, weather service offices, and aerospace industries.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the Color Guard. drill team, fitness team, academic team, community service, and other activities. The KCCC Junior ROTC unit also sponsors extracurricular activities such as the Military Ball, activities nights, and an awards ceremony. 

TO ENROLL

Make your high school years more exciting and fun by enrolling in Air Force Junior ROTC. You are eligible if you are in the ninth grade, or higher and able to attend classes at KCCC. Talk it over with your friends, parents, and school advisor.  See your aerospace science instructor for the latest information. Enroll now! The future is full of opportunity for young people who develop the education and skills required to succeed in the Aerospace Age.JROTC Marching

LTC (Ret) Chris Salvucci
csalvucci@knoxcc.org
740.397.5820 x3612
MSgt (Ret) Richard Primm
rprimm@knoxcc.org
740.397.5820 x3624

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