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Air Force Junior ROTC

Image of the Air Force Wing in blue color with Star in the center   The Air Force Junior ROTC wing of Seventy-First High School in Fayetteville, NC represents the true meaning of honor, discipline, and respect. Cadets learn to become young officers and to prove themselves to be the best by winning the respectable title as Honor Unit.

Picture of SFHS JROTC Cadets in their blue uniforms posing in front of their trophies.


Air Force Core Values:

Integrity First;
Service Before Self;
Excellence In All We Do.

 The Mission of the United States Air Force:
      “To fly, fight and win…in air, space, and cyberspace”.

The Mission of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps: (AFJROTC):
      “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.”

     The goal of the program is to instill in high school students the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.

NC-071 Air Force JROTC Goals:
There are six primary NC-071 goals which are broken down into three categories: cadet, school, and community. There are two in each category.

  1. Cadet – Ensure that 85% of the enrolled JROTC cadets complete their JROTC course with the minimum of a “C” average.
  2. Cadet – 100% AS-1s in uniform by the end of 2nd grading period each semester.
  3. School – Support the JROTC program recruiting efforts by distributing and receiving 125 AFJROTC applications to middle school students throughout the county.
  4. School – Demonstrate JROTC involvement by having 80% of enrolled cadets participate in school extracurricular activities, clubs, functions, competitions, and community services events.
  5. Community – Support the community by having the JROTC program participate in at least 75 community service events during the 2017-2018 school year.
  6. Community – Support the community by recording at least 3,000 community service hours during the April 2016 – April 2017 time frame.

Policy and Guidance:
Reading and complying with this handbook will certainly increase your chances of being successful in the NC-071 Junior ROTC program. Each cadet is responsible for knowing and understanding the content, such as the chain of command, Pledge of Allegiance, and the Air Force Song. Moreover, cadets are responsible for reading and understanding all contents pertaining to conduct.

Admission of Students:
Cadet admission requirements are outlined in AFJROTC 136-2001, Title 10, USC, Section 2031 and DODI 1205.13.  The goal of NC-071 is a proportionate representation of the entire student body. In compliance with AFJROTC I 36-2001, to be eligible to participate and continue in AFJROTC, each cadet must be:

  • Selected by the SASI in coordination with the principal (or a designated representative) to ensure enrolled students meet acceptable standards. AFJROTC is a voluntary program. While AFJROTC instills self-discipline, it is not a remedy for chronic student disciplinary problems.
  • Above the 8th grade. Students may participate during the summer between the 8th and 9th grades.
  • A citizen or national of the United States or a Foreign Cadet per AFJROTCI 36-2001.

Cadets will be dis-enrolled as a last resort in order to maintain the morale and discipline of the unit. A cadet may be disenrolled for:

  • Failure to maintain acceptable standards (including uniform wear and grooming).
  • Ineptitude or indifference to training.
  • Disciplinary reasons.
  • Inappropriate behavior, in or out of uniform while participating in AFJROTC. This behavior includes but is not limited to, consuming alcohol, drug abuse, tobacco use, horseplay, public display of affection, fighting, disparaging remarks, insubordination, disrespect, verbal threats, and physical attacks.
  • Failure to comply with the personal appearance and grooming standards prescribed in Air Force Instruction 36-2903 and the AFJROTC Uniform and Awards Chapter of the Operation Supplement. Examples of inappropriate grooming include (males) earrings, dreadlocks/braided hair, beards, fad haircuts, baggy/saggy pants; (females in uniform) multiple earrings, facial piercing, multi-colored fingernails, excessive hair that interferes with proper wear of headgear.
  • Any other reason deemed appropriate by the principal and the SASI.

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Published by Betty Houghtaling on November 18, 2019