Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

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Many people ask what is the point of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps., and what does it teach you? Here is some food for thought AFJROTC stands for Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. AFJROTC is a military regulated high school program, that teaches high school students leadership skills and traits and the benefits of being a citizen. It is to motivate students to be better American Citizens. The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program was founded in 1911 in Cheyenne Wyoming. It was founded by Army Lieutenant(Lt.) Edgar R. Steevers, Lt Steevers was assigned as an inspector/instructor of the organized military of Wyoming. During his assignment he imagined an alternative cadet corps…show more content…
· The National Defense Act of 1916 authorized a junior course for non-college military schools, high schools and non-preparatory schools. The Army implemented JROTC in 1916. Public Law 88-647, commonly known as the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, directed the Secretaries of each military service to establish and maintain JROTC units for their respective services. AFJROTC provides leadership training and aerospace science studies for high school students. Secondary schools are offered a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. This program teaches in detail the scientific and historic aspects of aerospace technology and also teaches self- reliance and other characteristics found in good leaders, after all we are the leaders of the future. AFJROTC is open to 9th- 12th graders who are citizens of the United States. It is not recruitment for the Air Force and the students that participate does not have to go to the Air Force nor’, has any obligation to the Air Force. The objectives of AFJROTC is to train and educate high school cadets in life skills and citizenship, instill a sense of responsibility, promote community service, to develop self discipline and character through education and instruction in air and space fundamentals and the Air Force’s core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we
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