Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community."
Air Force Junior ROTC provides a military environment for character development through a variety of activities, community service, leadership education and aerospace history and science. Cadets learn self-reliance, military-style discipline and related leadership fundamentals. Every cadet is required to follow military discipline and grooming standards. They wear the Air Force uniform, practice marching, and participate in other military traditions. Optionally, cadets participate in community service events, drill team competitions, color and honor guard ceremonies, cyber security competitions, leadership laboratories and confidence building activities.The class is NOT a recruiting tool for the military and students who participate do not incur any obligation to the Air Force.Internationally, the AFJROTC program enrolls approximately 102,000 cadets, employs more than 1,900 instructors and operates in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and Guam. AFJROTC units are located within host high schools, public and private, and, by law, the program is limited to students in grades 9-12. For additional info please visit: https://www.airuniversity.af.mil/Holm-Center/AFJROTC/ .
Congress established the Junior ROTC under the National Defense Act of 1916. Certain requirements as stipulated by Congress under U.S. Code: Title 10, Section 2031 must be satisfied in order to participate in a JROTC program.
Eligibility criteria to participate in Air Force Junior ROTC are:
Cadets who will reach their 17th birthday in the summer are eligible to compete for a Flight Academy scholarship to pursue an FAA private pilot certificate.Please read the National Director's Letter to Parents.
- Be enrolled in and attending a regular course of instruction in a grade 9 through 12 at the school hosting the unit.
- Be selected by the Air Force Junior ROTC instructor with the approval of the school principal or his/her representative.
- Maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and an academic standing that warrants at least normal progression leading to graduation.
- Maintain acceptable standards of conduct.
- Comply with specified personal grooming standards. Common sense and good judgment apply to the attainment of these standards. Standards will not be relaxed so as to reflect disgrace on the United States Air Force.