Air Force JROTC


The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, 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.

AFJROTC will make the cadet’s high school experience memorable while building life skills and instilling a sense of civic pride.

Curriculum opportunities include:

  • Academic studies
  • Character education
  • Life skills education
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Team-building experiences
  • Intramural competition
  • Field trips / training opportunities

Extracurricular Opportunities Include:

  • Color Guard and Drill Teams
  • Kitty Hawk Air Society
  • Academic Bowl (SAT/ACT)
  • Curriculum In Action (Field Trips)
  • Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) kits
  • Orienteering (ground navigation)
  • Newsletters/website/Audio-Visual squad
  • After-school tutoring/study groups
  • Model Rocketry, Radio Controlled Aircraft & drones
  • Incentive flights in civilian and Civil Air Patrol (CAP) aircraft
  • Cyber-Patriot: Air Force Association sponsored on-line network-defense competition
  • Aviation Ground School
  • Survival Training
  • Marksmanship
  • Flight Simulators in Classrooms
  • Community Service Projects
  • Fitness competitions
  • Mentoring/outreach to middle schools
  • Paintball and air-soft competitions

All activities subject to school and parental approval.

The Cadet’s Future:

AFJROTC cadets do not incur any military service obligation. No matter what career path the cadet chooses after high school, AFJROTC will provide tools for success. Participation in AFJROTC can assist with college admission and it looks good on a resume.

There are benefits available for those students who do wish to pursue a military career. AFJROTC Cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for Air Force ROTC scholarships that will pay for two, three or four years of tuition, books and fees at numerous universities and colleges. They will receive a monthly stipend while attending college. For cadets who decide to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school, they can become eligible to enlist at one to two pay grades higher than other enlistees.

Click here for the JROTC Student-Parent Guide