AFJROTC Special Announcements
About the program:
The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program is a leadership course which seeks to develop an informed citizen with a strong sense of self-reliance, and awareness of citizenship responsibilities in today’s global society. This is reflected in the AFJROTC mission, to “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” AFJROTC is designed as a four-year program. Although participation in the entire program is encouraged, students may take one to five years (for Parkwood Middle students only) if desired.
Classes are fun, active and challenging. Classes meet with the same frequency as other full-credit classes. Regulation Air Force uniforms are issued free of charge and are worn by most cadets once each week and for appropriate cadet functions. New guidance allows cadets during their first year in the program to choose not to wear the uniform and do not have to adhere to grooming standards. Appropriate military protocol is followed in the classrooms. Field trips to various military and aerospace facilities are taken throughout the year to observe military and civil aerospace operations first hand. Supervised orientation flights aboard military aircraft are offered when available from supporting military bases. The cadet corps color guard and drill teams compete against other JROTC units throughout the region and perform at school and community events. Cadets may be offered opportunities to attend Summer Leadership Schools and other summer programs. Corps activities and class work are designed to build camaraderie among the cadets and students are given the opportunity to build on their social and leadership skills in a variety of challenging and enjoyable activities.
Students do not incur any military obligation with Junior ROTC. Further, the AFJROTC program is not a recruiting platform for the U. S. Military Services. Eligible students that complete a minimum of two years in AFJROTC can have a competitive edge for ROTC college scholarships, military service academy appointments, and enlistment in advanced pay grades should they desire to pursue those options. ROTC college scholarships typically pay for tuition, fees and books. In addition, scholarship recipients each receive a tax-free monthly stipend (spending allowance) of $300 to $500.
Any Parkwood Middle 8th graders, Cuthbertson High, or Parkwood High students wanting to take AFJROTC need only sign-up for it as their primary elective course. The introductory courses are Journey into Aviation History I and II. Homeschooled High School students that would normally attend Cuthbertson or Parkwood High Schools may also enroll in JROTC. Please contact the high school you would attend as a student and the Guidance department will assist you in enrolling in AFJROTC.
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Maj Gregg Jones (USAF-Ret)
(704) 296-0154 ext 3359
Aerospace Science Instructor
MSgt Bryan Marvel (USAF-Ret)
(704) 296-0154 ext 3376