Braswell Air Force JROTC (TX-20171)
Braswell AFJROTC offers a one to four-year elective course of study designed to “develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” This program uses traditional classroom instruction along with military-style training techniques to help students (referred to as “cadets”) grow in the areas of personal responsibility, self-discipline, and leadership. Ultimately, we strive to have a cadet run corps where more experienced cadets lead and train younger cadets. Although cadets do not incur a military service commitment for taking JROTC, they can earn early promotions if they enlist after graduation.
One of the more unique aspects of the program is uniform wear. Cadets of all grades are required to wear AFJROTC uniforms once a week conforming to Air Force grooming standards (haircuts, shave, jewelry, and cosmetics). Uniforms are loaned to cadets for the duration of their time in the program.
Our course of study teaches cadets about Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and wellness each semester and each week. Aerospace Science (AS) subjects include history of flight, exploring space, and global cultural studies. Leadership Education (LE) focuses on building better citizens through lessons on Air Force traditions and customs, drill and ceremony (marching), and life/career skills. The wellness component of each semester consists of weekly physical training (PT) which is designed to motivate cadets to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Students who complete JROTC 1 receive physical education substitution credit.
Along with attending classes throughout the week, cadets can also volunteer to participate in extracurricular AFJROTC activities, teams, and community service projects. These can range from presenting the national and state flags before Braswell sporting events to touring an Air Force base in the region. While participation in these activities is optional, most cadets agree this is where the JROTC fun really begins!
Please visit HQ AFJROTC for more information or feel free to e-mail or call us with any specific questions or requests.
Captain Jeff Gross, firstname.lastname@example.org, (972) 347-7750
SMSgt Christopher Koopmans, email@example.com, (972) 347-7749