60 West Maxwell Blvd., Bldg. 835
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112


Misconceptions about AFJROTC

Misconceptions about AFJROTC

FL-20083 cadets practicing marksmanship FL-20083 cadets practicing marksmanship

FL-20083 cadets practicing marksmanship

IL-941 cadets volunteering at the Southern Illinois Special Olympics Bowling tournament IL-941 cadets volunteering at the Southern Illinois Special Olympics Bowling tournament

IL-941 cadets volunteering at the Southern Illinois Special Olympics Bowling tournament

AFJROTC Program Overview

AFJROTC Program Overview

AFJROTC Teamwork and Leadership Overview

AFJROTC Teamwork and Leadership Overview

Air Force Junior ROTC

Air Force Junior ROTC

Drill - A Leadership Lab
Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson Inducted as a Silver Eagle

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson Inducted as a Silver Eagle

JROTC Cadet Program Soars

JROTC Cadet Program Soars

Air University (AU)
Two Cadets Saluting
Flight Orientation Program
Cadet Saluting
Blue Springs South High School (MO-941) Color Guard for KC Royals

Welcome to Air Force JROTC

Welcome to Air Force JROTC. The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." AFJROTC is not an USAF accessions program and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military. AFJROTC is a Title 10 US Code mandated citizenship training 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 878 AFJROTC units with an additional 14 National Defense Cadet Corps units for a total of 892 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 in high schools in the US and around the world. 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 in communities all over the US and the world.”

Air Force JROTC Fact Sheet AFJROTC Teamwork and Leadership Overview

About Air Force JROTC

Our Mission

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

Our Purpose

Instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, character, and a sense of accomplishment. To make the greatest positive impact in the lives of our cadets as possible. This is perfectly encapsulated in our motto: “Building Better Citizens for America.”

Our Vision Statement

Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering enduring partnerships and relationships with high schools, educational institutions, and communities that help meet our citizen development mission.

Air Force Mission and Core Values

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win—in air, space and cyberspace.

Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.


AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage

Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC here has launched a pilot program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to...

Air Force JROTC cadets from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, celebrate after winning the Joint Service Academic Bowl Championship at the 2017 JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl Championship in Washington, D.C., in June. This is the second year in a row that cadets from Scripps Ranch have won the award. The contest is sponsored by College Options Foundation. (Courtesy photo)
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Air Force Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski speaks to students at San Pedro High School Oct. 7, 2016, during the school's kickoff of the National Math and Science College Readiness Program. The general visited the school as part of the program's launch, which focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes. (Courtesy photo)
AFMC commander helps kick off school’s STEM program, visits AFJROTC unit

The commander of Air Force Materiel Command visited a California high school Oct. 7, 2016, to help launch a STEM program initiative and to visit the...

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Retiring soon? Consider making positive impact on youth through AFJROTC

After a successful military career, many dedicated Air Force leaders find it difficult to hang-up the uniform for good. Our military lifestyle of team...

Air Force Association's StellarXplorers  graphic. (Courtesy photo illustration)
Air Force JROTC partners up with AFA for StellarXplorer competition

The Air Force Association is striving to increase participation in their third annual StellarXplorers competition this tear by teaming up with the Air...