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.
WHO CAN TAKE AFJROTC?
AFJROTC is open to all students in ninth grade or above looking for a unique opportunity. Students can take AFJROTC one year or all four years of high school. The class is offered as a one period elective, and there is no military commitment associated with AFJROTC.
Field trips to museums, planetariums, Air Force bases, airports, Federal Aviation Administration units, and aerospace industries.
Develop leadership skills and an attitude of service necessary for success in the future.
Build a resume of specific and measurable activities highlighting your skills to future employers or college admission teams.
Prepare to work in a high-tech world and learn Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Office.
Build familiarity with platforms such as Google and use multiple software and hardware technologies.
Earn advance rank and pay if you decide to enter the military.
Participate in extracurricular activities such as the Military Ball, activity nights, and AFJROTC Awards Ceremony.
Work hand-in-hand with instructors possessing detailed knowledge of the selection process for all service academies and AFJROTC scholarships.
Participate in the Color Guard, drill team, fitness team, academic team, Raider team, community service, and other activities.
Learn about Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, Operational Environments, Cultures & Space Exploration, Military Customs & Courtesies, Flag Etiquette, Career Planning, Community Skills, Financial Literacy, and Health & Wellness.