Our Cadet Corps

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Mission

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

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Goals

Instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment.

Increase number of cadets involved in extracurricular activities (color guard, drill team, raider team, kitty hawk air society) to from 16 to 35.

Have all cadets attain a GPA of at least 2.5.

Complete at least 4 campus ups w/ at least 2 per semester.

Organize one “thanks to teacher” (faulty appreciate) event once a semester during which all faculty member will have the opportunity to participate

The cadet corps. Will coordinate and conduct six recruiting events during the school year (2016-2017 between all feeder schools.

Each cadet in the corps will average 18 hours or more of community service. (Archive goal though activities such as relay for life, blood drives, adopt a highway and canned food drives.)

Sen at least 160 letters of support and appreciation at least 15 care packages to deployed troops for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

Personnel and Resources

The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps staff includes 31 headquarters’ personnel and more than 1,910 retired Air Force officer and enlisted military instructors. There are 870 Air Force Junior ROTC units with nearly 120,000 cadets in high schools across the United States and selected Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Europe and the Pacific and public schools in Puerto Rico and Guam. The Air Force plans to continue expansion efforts to 955 units by 2020 when funds are available. With the addition of new units, AFJROTC is expected to reach more than 135,000 cadets worldwide.

Organization

Air Force JROTC provides leadership training and an aerospace science program for high school students. Secondary school students who enroll in the AFJROTC program are offered a wide variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. The program explores the historic and scientific aspects of aerospace technology and teaches high school students self-reliance, self-discipline and other characteristics found in good leaders. The AFJROTC program is open to 9th-12th grade students who are citizens of the United States. The program is not a recruiting tool for the military services and those students who participate in AFJROTC do not incur any obligation to the Air Force.

Objectives of Air Force Junior ROTC

Educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills

Promote community service

Instill a sense responsibility

Develop character and self-discipline 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 do.”

Curriculum

Aerospace science comprises 40 percent of the curriculum, leadership education 40 percent, and health and wellness for life training 20 percent. All students who successfully complete AFJROTC classes are granted credit toward graduation. Classroom study includes the heritage of flight, principles of aircraft flight and navigation, human requirements of flight, development of aerospace power, aerospace vehicles, rocketry, space and technology programs, and the aerospace industry. Students are also introduced to military customs and courtesies, citizenship in the United States, first aid, wellness, health and fitness, basic drill and ceremonies, effective communications, management, human relations, and life after high school. All uniforms and curriculum materials are provided by the Air Force.

To reinforce what is learned in the classroom, cadets participate in many outside activities such as field trips to military bases, aerospace facilities and industries, museums, civilian airports and other areas related to aerospace education.

Cadets also participate in parades, leadership laboratory activities, civilian air rifle marksmanship programs, drill team competitions, color and honor guards, military balls, and honorary academic groups. Many AFJROTC units complement the curriculum through the cooperation and resources of organizations such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Civil Air Patrol, and the National Endowment for Financial Education.Image result for jrotc ribbons air force

Special Teams

 

  • Drill Team
    • Drill Team consists of cadets practicing and performing precise and regulated movements along with armed/unarmed marching, rifle movements, and occasional non-regulation exhibition.

  • Raider Team
    • Raider Team is a physical fitness team of cadets that compete with other schools within the area through raider meets in which cadets go through multiple strenuous event to determine the champion.
  • Color Guard
    • Color Guard is the face of the core a group ofcadets that present the colors of the US and State flag at important events around the state.
  • Kitty Hawk Air Society
    • The Kitty Hawk Air Society , a group of cadets that excel in academics that help tutor other cadets in there studies improving the overall GPA average of the cadets and the corps.
  • Exhibition Team
  • Exhibition Team practices non-regulation rifle movements such as rifle spinning and Ariel maneuvers.
  • Marksman Team
    • Our up and coming Marksman Team will be premiering next fall.

Community

Service

Community service is a major part of the cadet experience and helps instill a sense of civic pride and citizenship. Projects range from working with national organizations like the March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, the National Red Ribbon Campaign, and Special Olympics to participating in local community projects such as cleaning and refurbishing cemeteries, building parks, and sponsoring Little League baseball teams. In school year 2012-2013, JROTC cadets performed more than 1.56 million hours of community service.

Drug Abuse Prevention

Cadets are also very active in drug abuse prevention education. The Awareness Presentation Team is a program designed to provide cadets as positive role models for elementary and middle school students. Cadets visit the younger students at their schools and present talks and skits in an effort to deter drug use and abuse. Active unit programs make presentations to thousands of students each year.Image result for non cigarette tobacco products symbol

Scholarships and Other Benefits

AFJROTC cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships. Many of these scholarships will pay for two, three, or four years of tuition, books, and fees at numerous universities and colleges and allow cadets to pursue studies in various technical and non-technical majors.

Cadets completing two years of AFJROTC and who continue ROTC in college may waive one term of the AFROTC program. Students completing three years in AFJROTC may receive credit for a full year of college level AFROTC.

In addition, cadets electing to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school are eligible to enlist in the services at one to two pay grades higher than other enlistees. Students completing three years in JROTC are eligible to enter the Air Force two pay grades higher than other enlistees and are automatically enrolled into the Community College of the Air Force to receive college credit toward their associate degree.

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Instructors

LIEUTENANT COLONEL KEVIN L. SUTTON

kesutton@haywood.k12.nc.us

SENIOR MASTER SERGEANT  STEVEN W. ROBERTSON

srobertson@haywood.k12.nc.us