Leadership Development Requirements

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Drill Team  
Air Force Junior ROTC cadets across the nation dedicate countless hours to their unit’s drill team. Drill Team participation is used as a means of instilling discipline and esprit de corps, and continues to be one of the finest methods for developing confidence and leadership abilities of cadets.  Units compete at local, state, regional and national drill team competitions throughout the year.  While fostering a friendly and entertaining environment, these competitions provide cadets an opportunity to showcase their hours of dedication and tremendous marching skills. 

The premier national high school cyber defense competition that is designed to give hands-on experience with the foundations of cybersecurity. CyberPatriot was conceived by the Air Force Association to inspire students toward careers in c​ybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines critical to our nation's future. CyberPatriot’s goal is to excite students about STEM education while emphasizing fun, hands-on learning of cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life.

Inspires and attracts high school students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a challenging, space system design competition involving all aspects of system development and operation with a spacecraft/payload focus.  The Program supplies a self-contained academic/education component accessed online as a curriculum supplement, as well as specific training in the use of system simulation software, Systems Tool Kit. The competition leading up to the finals will be accomplished from the team’s home location.  Exciting hands-on learning experience that develops commercially valuable skills and increases appreciation for the critical role of space in our daily lives… and it is FUN!!!

Academic Bowl 
One of the main goals of the JROTC Academic Bowl is to prepare students for state exit/graduation exams as well as college entrance exams, such as the SAT and ACT.  However, many JROTC instructors are understandably interested in measuring how well their cadets are learning the JROTC curriculum. Therefore, each level of the competition contains a mix of questions from the JROTC curriculum, as well as English, Math, and Science questions. 

Color Guard
The Color Guard is one of the most visible co-curricular activities within the Air Force Junior ROTC program. Being part of the Color Guard enables cadets to properly present the national colors for selected events throughout the school year. A Color Guard consists of four highly motivated cadets that take pride in the presentation of the national colors at many events.

Marksmanship Program 
Have you ever wanted to learn how to safely handle and fire a rifle?  Then the Marksmanship Program will be of interest to you.  This program introduces cadets to marksmanship and the safe handling of an air rifle.  Cadets will learn how to handle, clean, and fire the air rifle.  Scholarships are also available at numerous colleges for marksmanship.

Aerospace Static Model Program 
Do you enjoy building things?  Then the Aerospace Static Model Program is for you.  The program provides cadets with knowledge on how to design and/or build small model rockets or planes.  Cadets are also given the opportunity to compete at rocketry competitions. 

Cadet Orientation Flight Program 
The cadet orientation flight program shares the thrill of flying with cadets. Cadets receive general aviation knowledge through hands-on familiarization flights in single-engine aircraft.  Cadets may also receive an orientation flight on other military aircraft. 

Leadership Lab Activities 
Instead of spending your summer sitting in the house why not go to a Leadership Activity or Academy.  Leadership Lab Activities are summer activities for cadets.  These programs are located all over the world and focus on a variety of activities.  Not only do you get to experience JROTC you will also make lasting friendships from Cadets at other JROTC units.  Cadets participate in activities that range from flying, physical fitness, orienteering, and drill. 

Learn to find your way by following a set of directions or a map.  Cadets compete against other cadets to see who can complete the task at hand.