This course is a combination of academics, drill, athletics, and the uniform. It is designed after the service academies (US Air Force Academy, West Point, and U.S. Naval Academy) and emphasizes student involvement and leadership. It is also concentrates on the development of character. It is open to both males and females, complimenting all phases of the high school curriculum. This course is valuable to any student, because it helps prepare the student for the responsibilities he or she will face after high school, whether it be college or the work force. Each year we have been successful in obtaining college ROTC scholarships for top-performing students who wish to pursue a leadership opportunities in the military. Depending on the cadet, he/she can earn metals awards and ribbions. We have had a quite a few cadets win National awards, and recgonition by the military.
Cadets have to be willing to wear the Air Force uniform, conform to Air Force grooming standards and maintain military bearing and protocol standards. Cadets should also be physically capable of marching, standing for long periods of time and participate in physical training. If the cadets believe they will not be able to do this and still wish to participate in the progress they have to speak with either Lt.Col. Gibbons or MSgt. Griep. We encourage all cadets to express leadership skills in any environment.
AFJROTC had a few programs itself. The Drill Team is a excellent program that helps the cadet learn disapline and leadership skill. The Drill Team goes to competitons across North Carolina competeing against cadets and military programs. Its a great way for cadets to meet others and learn more about the program. The cadets who participate in this program earn awards and ribbions; the most important thing they will learn on the Drill Team is leadership. The Raider Team learns survival skills, essential in military combat zones. The Raider Team goes to competitons as well. The competitons constist of physical fitness, rope bridges, first aid in the combat zone, and land navigation. They fight for the best times, the best part is all of this is done as a TEAM, they learn teamwork a important part of military life. You must know how to survive without others but also how to help them as a team.
AFJROTC strives to teach everyone about leadership, teamwork, and disipline. AFJROTC is a large family, students learn about their fellow cadets, their weaknesses and their strengths and how they work the best. This program is run by the cadets who show the most leadership. If one cadet doesn't participate and do what they must it is disappointing and weakens not just the cadet but the entire squadron. AFJROTC is for everyone who can show these skills or wishes to learn them. We welcome all new cadets, so if you want to be a part of not only a class but a team and a family, AFJROTC is for you.
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DoD Chain of Command
Commander in Chief The Honorable Donald J. Trump
Secretary of Defense The Honorable Mr. James N. Mattis
Secretary of the Air Force (acting) The Honorable Ms. Lisa S. Disbrow
Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein
Commander of Air Education and Training Command Lt. Gen. Darryl L. Roberson
Commander of the Air University Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast
Commander of the Holm Center Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Garland
Director of Air Force JROTC Col. Bobby C. Woods, Jr.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., USMC
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force CMSgt James A. Cody