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The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) program is a character building 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.” The AFJROTC is designed as a four-year program. Although participation in the entire program is encouraged, students may take one to four years 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. 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 Summer Honors 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, 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 students wanting to take AFJROTC need only sign-up for it as their primary elective course. The introductory courses are JROTC IA and IB, "Journey into Aviation History".
Feel free to contact us for more information.
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Lt Col Eric Kelly (USAF-Ret)
(704) 764-2900 ext 3394
Aerospace Science Instructor
SMSgt William Reid (USAF-Ret)
(704) 764-2900 ext 3376
AFJROTC Special Announcements
Special recognition for individual or flight performance went to the following CLS cadets:
- Trophy for Outstanding Flight Cadre Cadet - Ariel Ford, Ryan Harms
- Trophy for Outstanding Operations Cadet - Kenneth Graves
- Trophy for Outstanding Squadron Cadre Cadet - Kaitlyn R. Laney
- Trophy for Honor Graduate (overall scores in top 10%): Drew Harms
- Leadership School Ribbon for Basic Cadets: Avery Batts, Kursten Benson, Matt Buttars, James Upchurch, Cameron Webster
- Leadership School Ribbon and Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon for Cadre Cadets: Ariel ford, Kenneth Graves, Ryan Harms, Kaitlyn R. Laney, Collin Lampron, Kayli Santiago
- Leadership School Ribbon and Orienteering Ribbon for Advanced School Cadets: Madison Fallick