Because of the unique requirements of the program, student enrollment in AFJROTC must be voluntary. We understand that not all students are up to this challenge and respect your decision not to join. However, if you believe you have what it takes to join the Wolverine Cadet Corps there are some requirements that you must meet:
1. Be willing to wear the Air Force Uniform in a manner that honors the sacrifice of those who wear it and have worn it in the past.
2. Meet the military grooming standards of the United States Air Force while you wear the uniform. These standards are precise. However, you will learn lessons that will serve you for a lifetime.
3. Demonstrate moral character -- as a member of this corps, you will represent something much greater than yourself.
4. Participate in Community Service and Leader Development Activities that reinforce the lessons you will learn in the classroom. This means getting involved before and/or after school.
5. Be willing to take direction and feedback from your high school peers. This is a cadet-led, cadet-run organization.
Again...this program is not for everyone. But for those of you who are willing to rise to the challenge, we accept commitments -- not applications!
Stafford County Public Schools has a $100 activity fee for JROTC programs. This fee serves to offset program expenses associated with the administration of our program.
AFJROTC offers a multi-faceted curriculum that is comprised of aerospace science, leadership education and health & wellness studies. Students who successfully complete the classes are granted credit towards graduation and can earn credit towards advanced rank if they pursue a career in the Armed Forces.
Aerospace science topics include aviation history, the theory/science of flight, space exploration, cultural studies, and survival. Leadership education introduces students to military customs and courtesies, character education, citizenship in the United States, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, critical thinking, effective communications, management, human relations, college/career readiness, and preparing students for life after high school.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (LDR) REQUIREMENTS
To reinforce personal growth through academic advancement, team building and leadership skills sets, cadets should participate in activities outside the classroom. These activities are called Leadership Development Requirements. Common LDRs may include:
1. Unmanned aircraft systems (Drones)
2. Cyber Patriot (Cyber Awareness Competition)
3. Academic Bowl
5. Color Guard, Drill Team, and Flag Detail
6. Raiders (Military Fitness Team)
Community service is a major part of the cadet experience and helps instill a sense of civic pride and citizenship. Each year, AFJROTC cadets contribute more than 1.6 million hours of community service. Projects range from working with national organizations such as the March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, the National Red Ribbon Campaign and the Special Olympics, to participating in local community projects such as cleaning and refurbishing cemeteries and building parks.
FLIGHT/CYBER ACADEMY PROGRAMS AND ROTC SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Annually, select cadets can compete nationally for opportunities that include flight training, cyber training, and ROTC scholarships. credited university.
The North Stafford instructors are retired from the United States Air Force. Together they possess over 40 years of professional leadership experience and over a decade of experience teaching AFJROTC. Their job is to train, advise, motivate and equip. Together they impart their shared experience to the next generation of leaders.