What is the AFJROTC All About?
The Jackson School District Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is one of the most successful programs in the entire nation. Established way back in 1978, this unit has received the prestigious National Distinguished Unit Award with Merit on numerous occasions. Our Cadet Corps also involves itself in the community, amassing thousands of hours of community service every year. This is a great opportunity for you to get involved with community service initiatives in Jackson Township and surrounding communities.
Many of our senior Cadets have received full military and civilian scholarships/nominations to attend some of the most prestigious colleges in the nation. Each year our Unit Parents' Group and community organizations present over $6,000 in scholarship money to our graduating seniors. Our cadets are not required to enter the military to receive these scholarships. This is strictly a voluntary program with no military obligation whatsoever.
AFJROTC courses will open up many opportunities for you in the future. AFJROTC is a leadership laboratory. It is designed to develop your leadership skills while performing leadership roles in the unit. Cadets learn while doing. You will have an opportunity to actually manage some of our unit programs and lead your fellow Cadets over the course of your 3 or 4 years in the program. AFJROTC provides you with life skills essential for success beyond high school in whatever you decide to do.
Some of the unit leadership positions are as follows: Logistics Department (over $100,000 in uniforms/Equipment), Information Management, Personnel (Manage AFJROTC Headquarters data base), Public Affairs, Community Service, Physical Fitness, Drill/Color Guard Competition Teams, Flight Leadership, Model Rocketry Club etc. Our top leadership positions are the Group Commander, Vice Group Commander, Operations Squadron Commander, Mission Support Squadron Commander, Inspector General, and Command Chief Master Sergeant, who are responsible for the overall Leadership and Management of all the Cadets in the Cadet Corps.
During your AFJROTC courses you will be introduced to Aerospace Studies, Leadership Studies, and Health and Wellness Studies. See the "AFJROTC Curriculum" page for a more detailed explanation of what you'll learn this year.