2004/2005, 2005/2006, 2006/2007, 2007/2008 (With Merit), 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 (With Merit), 2011/2012
Recognized for Outstand Organization
The Mission of the AFJROTC is to provide interested students with an educational program, which will assist them in exploring civilian, industrial, and military aspects of Aerospace Science.
The objectives of the AFJROTC are
The Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program was founded in 1911 in Cheyenne Wyoming, by Army Lieutenant Edgar R. Steevers. Lieutenant Steevers was assigned as an inspector-instructor of the organized military of Wyoming. During his assignment he envisioned a non-compulsory cadet corps comprised of high school students. His program was aimed toward making better citizens. He wanted to teach young men the advantages of having a strong body and mind, the value of self-control and the importance of community service.
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.
Air Force JROTC can trace its roots back to 1966 when 20 units opened in the United States. Since then, it has grown to more than 740 units and and over 100,000 cadets worldwide. Though the original units were comprised of only men, the admission regulations changed in 1972 to allow women to join. By the end of that year, over 2100 females were admitted as new cadets. Since then, the number of females has increased to over 34,000 - a full 41 percent of the corps.