• The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character". AFJROTC is not a USAF accessions program, and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military. AFJROTC is a Title 10 US Code mandated leadership and citizenship 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 AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force Core Values of “Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence In All We Do”.

    The program has approximately 900 units in high schools world-wide. There are more than 121,000 high school cadets in the program and over 1,950 retired USAF instructors who lead, mentor, guide, and teach our cadets. AFJROTC 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 AFJROTC are truly “the face of the US Air Force”.

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    Requirements to Join

    Almost any Sanderson student can join AFJROTC. Physical requirements are similar to a Healthful Living class, and each student is expected to be able to participate physically. A student can begin JROTC in any grade (9th-12th) and complete anywhere from 1 to 4 of our one-semester classes.
    Contact Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Richard Smith ( and Master Sergeant (retired) Tyneka Howard ( with any questions.

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