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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What type of course credit will I receive?
      • JROTC counts as a PE credit for the first year
      • JROTC counts as an elective credit each year after that
      • You do NOT have to sign up for the “ROTC experience” to take ROTC
      • Any “experience” may sign up for ROTC

     

    • Do I have to join the military if I take AFJROTC?
      • There is absolutely NO military obligation for cadets. Cadets are NOT required to join the military.  However, cadets do receive advanced placement in the military if they decide to join a branch of service.
      • Cadets with 2 years of JROTC may start with the rank of E-2 after basic training
      • Cadets with 3-4 years of JROTC may start with the rank of E-3 (about 1 year ahead of peers)

     

    • What College opportunities will I have after taking AFJROTC?
      • Historically, JROTC cadets have about a 25% better chance of receiving a college ROTC scholarship that the general population
      • Cadets may receive up to two semesters of college ROTC credit for high school JROTC
      • JROTC cadets are very competitive for service academy appointments (two former WHS cadets recently graduated from the USAFA and a third is attending now)

     

    • Does AFJROTC take any major field trips during the school year?
      • We typically take 2-3 major field trips per year
      • Trips to Air Force bases and Army forts.
      • Trips to Galveston, Houston, and San Antonio
      • Group Dynamix, ropes course, and team building events
      • Depending on the academic year, we take a trip to a flight school where about 50 cadets will fly with an instructor in a trainer aircraft - - each cadet will take the controls and fly the aircraft for about 30-45 minutes

     

    • What other activities are involved in AFJROTC?
      • Competitive drill teams (3-5 competitions per year)
      • AHMO squad during school sporting events
      • Leadership opportunities
      • Summer leadership courses

     

    • What are the benefits of AFJROTC?
      • It is inexpensive
      • Uniforms are provided free of charge
      • Most activities are subsidized by the Air Force and/or booster club
      • JROTC instills discipline, structure, pride and a sense of accomplishment
      • JROTC also offers a place to “belong” and a place to make life-long friends

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Lt Col Darren James at (972)429-3143 or SMSgt Larry Lewis at (972)429-3100 Ext: 7901