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.”
As a newly retired Air Force member I look foward to my new service as the JROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor at Dunnellon High School. With over 21 years managing some of the world’s busiest military operations, guiding and directing young Airmen, and Master's degrees in Aviation and Family Counseling I am ready for my new assignment. I will help the students to achieve not only their goals but to develop integrity and standards. I will strive to impart citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self-discipline.
My qualifications and experience with the school system include:
DODEA Accreditation Team Member for Andersen Elementary School, Guam
Directed Summer Intern Program for the base and High School partnership (Texas)
Volunteer Certificate of Appreciation Award Winner, Andersen Elementary School, Guam
Coached and mentored youth as a Football, Baseball and Soccer Coach
Community Partnership Award Winner Kadena High School, Okinawa, Japan
Career Day presenter for 10 years at the Junior and Senior level
Mentor for Student Shadow Week (5 years)
USAF Base Rep who partnered with Del Rio, TX, Superintendent and Pentagon to build a new public school on base for the first time in 20 years.