Air Force Junior ROTC I, 2, 3, 4


All AFJROTC students are able to attend a four-day class that occurs 1 or 2 weeks before the start of the school year. Classes will be from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at Chantilly Academy.

AFJROTC 1—This full-year,  1 credit course is the first in a sequence that teaches citizenship, character development, leadership, teamwork, self-discipline, critical thinking, communication, and organizational skills with a study of the fundamental aspects of health, wellness, and physical fitness.  Course study includes an overview of aviation history,  the study of military customs, drill, and the proper wear of the Air Force uniform.

AFJROTC 2—This full-year, 1 credit course  builds upon the skills and knowledge taught in AFJROTC 1. Student leadership topics include individual and group behaviors, communication skills, and leadership principles; additionally, students are afforded the opportunity to hold positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of cadet corps projects.  This course also includes a study of the basics of aircraft flight, and aviation weather.

AFJROTC 3—This full-year course provides an overview of the US government, other systems of government, and space exploration. Leadership education includes leadership concepts, ethics for the cadet corps and life, management techniques, and stress management.  Students continue their study of health, wellness, and physical fitness.  Students are the leaders in the planning and execution of cadet corps activities and projects. 

AFJROTC 4—This full-year course requires students to demonstrate leadership skills as a role model, mentor, and coach. Students assist the instructors in managing the Corps of Cadets. This course affords students the opportunity to put leadership theories into practice by using their communication, decision-making, managerial, and organizational skills. The course also includes career exploration and reviews possible life experiences in the Air Force.

Additional Information

  • Cadets will learn to be communicators, collaborators, ethical and global citizens, creative and critical thinkers, and goal-directed and resilient individuals.
  • Over the years, our program has distinguished itself in formal reviews, competitions, education and
    leadership development for our cadets.
  • Prerequisites: Useful characteristics for this class include leadership, respect, and the ability to function within a team.
  • The Air Force JROTC program is  open to all students in grades 9 thru 12.
  • Students who successfully complete the AFJROTC program are eligible for ROTC scholarships, appointments to military academies, and higher pay eligibility for those enlisting in the military.

Program Features

  • The AFJROTC program is playing a vital role in the lives of our students. Over the years, our program has distinguished itself in formal reviews, competitions, education and leadership development for our students. 

Post Graduate Opportunities

Academy graduates interested in military careers can continue their studies at a wide variety of schools including:

Student Career Pathway Examples

Junior ROTC prepares students for many careers with additional post-secondary training and study in not only military or civilian related careers, but options include any career that values leadership, teamwork, discipline, communication skills, good citizenship; some of the many skills taught and practiced throughout the course. 

Military Options:

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  • Members of the U.S. military service maintain the U.S. national defense. While some service members work in occupations specific to the military, such as fighter pilots or infantrymen, many work in occupations that also exist in the civilian workplace, such as nurses, doctors, and lawyers.
  • Military & Related Careers -Bureau of Labor Statistics

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