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Welcome to Air Force Junior ROTC

Colonel Johnny R. McGonigal

Director, Air Force Junior ROTC

 

Welcome to Air Force Junior ROTC. The mission of Air Force Junior ROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." Air Force Junior ROTC is not an USAF accessions program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military. Air Force Junior ROTC is a Title 10 US Code mandated citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline. The program achieves this through classroom education in air and space fundamentals and hands on learning opportunities in a number of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities. 

The Air Force Junior ROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.”

The program has more than 870 Air Force Junior ROTC units in high schools world-wide. There are more than 125,000 high school cadets in the program and more than 1,900 retired USAF instructors who lead, mentor, guide, and teach our cadets in high schools in the U.S. and around the world. Air Force Junior ROTC enjoys overwhelming school administration and community support because of the huge positive impact on cadets, schools, communities, and our nation. In many communities that have no military bases within many miles, the cadets and instructors of Air Force Junior ROTC are truly “The face of the U.S. Air Force in communities all over the U.S. and the world.”

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About Air Force Junior ROTC

Our Mission

“Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.”

Our Purpose

Instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, character, and a sense of accomplishment. To make the greatest positive impact in the lives of our cadets as possible. This is perfectly encapsulated in our motto: “Building Better Citizens for America.”

Our Vision Statement

Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering enduring partnerships and relationships with high schools, educational institutions, and communities that help meet our citizen development mission.

Air Force Mission and Core Values

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win... airpower anytime, anywhere.

Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Air Force Junior ROTC News

  • CMSAF visits heritage museum to see new AFJROTC enlisted legacy display

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne Bass visited the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Research Institute at the Maxwell-Gunter Annex, Alabama, recently to view the new Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps enlisted legacy display. The display honors the dedication that AFJROTC enlisted aerospace science instructors have to the program and the Air Force by continuing to serve the nation past their 20 years on active duty. It also highlights the impact that the program can have on a young high school student who decides to enlist after being in AFJROTC.
  • Majority of Misawa’s AFJROTC Cadets make the grade

    Moreover, Edgren’s AFJROTC was one of a 10-unit test program to incorporate 8th graders in the almost 900 unit worldwide AFJROTC enterprise, and their instructor colonel could not be prouder.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC selects winners for new annual scholarship

    Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (HQ AFJROTC), uniting with Air University, the Holm Center and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, recently announced the winners of a first-ever, four-year college scholarship – The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC selects winners for new annual scholarship

    Headquarters Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (HQ AFJROTC), in conjunction with Air University and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, is proud to announce it has selected the winners of the inaugural The J-100 AFJROTC Character-in-Leadership Scholarship.
  • HQ AFJROTC announces 2021 Flight Academy scholarship winners

    In the face of the COVID-19 threat more than 1,340 cadets from units around the world applied for one of 230 scholarships that are valued at approximately $22,500. The scholarship covers transportation, room and board, academics and flight hours required to potentially earn a private pilot license. The 2020 Flight Academy was cancelled because of the pandemic.

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