TX-031st AFJROTC Opening Statement

  1. First, let me assure you that JROTC has nothing to do with recruiting students to join the military.  

Students do NOT incur a military service obligation by taking JROTC in high school.  Students from six AISD high schools 

participate in one JROTC program. The Air Force Junior ROTC course is unique.  This course will offer your son/daughter 

the opportunity to become a positive role model and provide them the benefits of belonging to a group throughout the 

entire school year.  In addition, this course will offer your student the opportunity to be rewarded for his/her individual 

success in academics, physical fitness and leadership. The JROTC curriculum emphasizes the importance of values such 

as citizenship, self-esteem, self-respect, service to the community, self-discipline, and responsibility. Students may 

participate in JROTC as well as other athletic programs. Students actively involved in JROTC create impressive records of 

accomplishment that benefit them when applying for college admissions and career opportunities. 


Here’s what Air Force JROTC can do for your student:

Build Their College/Job Resume

Students receive yearly awards (local & National)

Students compete in drill and physical fitness competitions

Students will work towards and earn leadership positions

Students will participate in many community service volunteer opportunities

Employers & College Admissions Representatives respect JROTC Cadets because they are disciplined students and 

reliable leaders

Enrollment is not automatic. Students must first complete an application and have it approved by their parents, 

counselors, and finally the Senior AFJROTC Instructor.  The application can be downloaded from the following link:

Cadet Application


Air Force JROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 20 units in 1966, AFJROTC has grown to 

700 + units throughout the world.  Arlington High School started the Texas 31st AFJROTC unit in 1968 with 60 students 

which has grown to over 300 in 2007.  Arlington Independent School District AFJROTC is centrally located at Ferguson 

Education Center, 600 SE Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas, 76018.  The mission of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of 

character dedicated to serving their nation and community.


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