Air Force JROTC Application Brochure Holm Center/JRO
551 East Maxwell Boulevard
Maxwell AFB AL 36112-6106
Phone: 1-866-AFJROTC (235-7682)
Commercial: (334) 953-XXXX
The ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, as found in Section 2031 of title 10, United States Code (10 USC 2031) authorized all the US Armed Services to offer a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at secondary schools that desire it and meet the selection criteria. This law forms the basis for the current Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) system. Over 700 schools throughout the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Department of Defense Dependents Schools in Europe and the Pacific include the AFJROTC program in their curriculum.
Air Force JROTC is a program that helps today’s high school student become tomorrow’s aerospace-age citizen. The curriculum integrates social sciences through their application to aerospace subjects. Sixty percent of the AFJROTC program is comprised of aerospace science subjects that include the history of aviation and aviation’s impact on society; meteorology, navigation, propulsion, principles of flight, aerospace industry and the career opportunities it provides. Approximately 40 percent of the program is devoted to practical application leadership subjects. The primary responsibility for the AFJROTC unit rests with local school administrators. The Air Force ensures that the requirements of public law are met and provides guidance concerning effective operation of the unit and accordance with Air Force standards. The Air Force also provides uniforms, computers, and curriculum materials. Instructors are retired Air Force officers and noncommissioned officers who are members of the school faculty, and work for the principal.
Enrollment in AFJROTC does not subject students to any military obligation and is not an accessions or recruiting program. Air Force JROTC provides its students with the tools for success after high school regardless of career path. However, there are benefits available for students wishing to pursue further military avenues:
Qualified AFJROTC cadets who complete 2 years of the program may compete for Air Force ROTC College Scholarships.
Qualified AFJROTC cadets are eligible for direct application to military academies under a program specifically reserved for ROTC and JROTC cadets.
If students choose to enter military service immediately after graduation, those completing 2 or 3 years of the AFJROTC program are entitled to enlist at higher pay grades than normal enlistees.
Students who complete 2 or 3 years of AFJROTC may receive credit for one semester or one year of college Air Force ROTC program respectively.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP EDUCATION
The AFJROTC Aerospace Science and Leadership Education curriculum integrates five themes: Aviation, National Defense, Careers, Space, and Leadership. Each of these themes is interwoven throughout the entire high school program.
A retired officer referred to as a Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) and a retired noncommissioned officer, the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) share the teaching, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities of the AFJROTC program.
Each year’s course consists of Aerospace Science and Leadership Education. The Aerospace Science course provides an introduction to the scientific and technical aspects of aerospace. Leadership Education provides the experiences that will acquaint the cadets with discipline, responsibility, and citizenship. The major portion of Leadership Education is taught in the classroom. Here cadets learn necessary leadership fundamentals to prepare them to assume leadership responsibilities within the cadet corps, school, the community, and life after high school. Leadership also includes wearing the uniform, engaging in Air Force customs and courtesies, participating in drill and ceremonies, giving and receiving instructions, and acting as leaders and members of an organization. Corps activities include drill teams, awards, dinners, military balls, and field trips to local bases and airports. Air Force JROTC fully supports academic freedom, which allows SASIs and ASIs to exercise judgment and flexibility to make changes necessary in the course, curriculum, or topic sequencing to enable a course to meet local and state requirements.
AFROTC periodically sends staff officers to visit each school. Any program deficiencies can be identified for early resolution. Visits of AFJROTC staff officers also allow the best practices of other units to be shared.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP EDUCATION TEXTS
AEROSPACE SCIENCE: HISTORY
Frontiers in Aviation History. This textbook is divided into four units. Unit 1, “The Heritage of Flight,” begins with the early legends of flight and continues with contributions of flight through World War I. Unit 2, “Development of Air Power,” discusses the advances made in aviation and the role of air power through World War II. Unit 3, “Toward Military Aerospace,” covers the importance of flight in the post-World War II, Korea, and Vietnam eras. Unit 4, “Contemporary Aviation,” provides information on humanitarian airlifts, missions in support of national objectives, and Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Leadership Education I.
A study Air Force customs and courtesies, including US flag etiquette, the hand salute, respect for authority, and allegiance to our country. The student is given an appreciation of the need for discipline in military activities and instruction on the proper wear and care of the uniform. Study habits, time management, suicide prevention, smoking, gangs and youth violence, ethics, drug and alcohol abuse, and first aid are some of the topics introduced during this portion of the curriculum.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE: SCIENCE
Aerospace Science: The Science of Flight. This textbook is divided into four units. Unit 1, “The Aerospace Environment,” studies the changes in the atmospheric environment (weather). Unit 2, “Human Requirements of Flight,” studies the basic principles of flight physiology including contributions of aerospace medicine and human engineering. Protective equipment and simulators are examined, along with surviving and living in space. Unit 3, “Principles of Aircraft Flight,” studies aerodynamic forces and their relationship to atmospheric properties; the examination of the structure of the aircraft, its central mechanisms, and its flight characteristics. Unit 4, “Principles of Navigation,” introduces the student to aircraft instruments, including flight and navigational procedures.
Leadership Education II. Listening skills, nonverbal communication, speaking before a group, understanding individual and group behaviors, and basic leadership concepts are included in this block of study. Students are placed in positions of responsibility that directly contribute to running the cadet corps.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE: SPACE
Aerospace Science: The Exploration of Space. This textbook is divided into four units. Unit 1, “The Space Environment,” discusses our solar system and the challenges facing space explorers. Unit 2, “Space Programs,” introduces United States and international space exploration efforts. Unit 3, “Space Technology,” examines the means for accessing space and the technology used to exploit its unique properties. Rocket boosters and basic orbital mechanics are introduced. Unit 4, “Manned Space flight,” details United States manned space flight from Mercury to the present. Also included is a discussion of the developing field of space law.
Leadership Education III. Personnel counseling and the fundamentals of financial, personal, and stress management are addressed in this block of study. The philosophy of citizenship and ethics are included. Students are given the opportunity to apply techniques useful in dealing with fellow students and are given the experience of holding leadership positions in the cadet organization. In a three-year program, Leadership Education IV may be substituted at the discretion of the school and instructors.
AEROSPACE SCIENCE: OPTIONS
The fourth year curriculum is unique from the others. It offers three options. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor chooses the option best suited for their school.
Option 1: Management of the Cadet Corps. The cadets manage the entire corps during their fourth year. This hands-on experience affords cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice. This option allows cadets to practice their communication, decision-making, managerial, personal interaction, and organizational skills. Cadets plan, organize, and coordinate activities of the cadet corps.
Option 2: Honors Ground School Program. The second option is the honors program consisting of a ground school course. The SASI or ASI must be FAA Certified to teach this course. The material covered is an advanced, in-depth study of the previous aerospace topics. This course is the foundation for students interested in receiving a private pilot’s license. When the course is completed the students should be able to take and pass the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) written examination.
Option 3: Aerospace Careers, Laboratory Manual, Geography, Survival, and Policy and Organization. The third option includes the laboratory manual, which contains experiments that supplement the information in Aerospace Science: The Science of Flight, and Aerospace Science: The Exploration of Space. It is designed to help students apply scientific concepts and principles discussed in texts. The geography portion of the course adds to the basic knowledge of the Earth’s surface and the processes that shape it. Survival presents information useful in many situations. Policy and Organization describes the functions of the four military services and the presidential administrations from 1970 to the 1990’s.
Leadership Education IV. This block of instruction places emphasis on which path to take after high school with information on how to apply for admission to college, how to begin the job search including filling our the job application, writing the resume, and how to prepare for the job interview. Additionally, career opportunities in the aerospace industry and the Air Force are covered.
AS - Aerospace Science
LE - Leadership Education
The Air Force Junior ROTC curriculum must consist of a minimum of 120 contact hours. Recommended course hours are:
Frontiers of Aviation History
The Science of Flight
The Exploration of Space
If your school establishes an AFJROTC unit, the Air Force will assist you in obtaining your Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and Aerospace Science Instructor. The Air Force seeks the best-qualified retired officers and NCOs to fill these positions. Instructor prerequisites are:
Officers and NCOs:
At least 15 years active duty Air Force experience.
Meet and follow all Air Force standards and guidance.
Not retired from active duty for more than four years.
Bachelors degree or higher
Civilian education, professional military education, teaching experience, active duty performance, management experience, physical condition, appearance, moral character, and personal interviews are considered in the selection of candidates for instructor positions.
You must select instructors that are approved by the Air Force. The instructors will become part of your faculty and will teach aerospace courses as a part of your school’s curriculum. Instructors may not teach other subjects during the course of the normal school day.
The school must pay the instructors at least the minimum amount required by 10 USC 2031. This amount is equal to the difference between an instructor’s retired pay and the pay they would received if recalled to active duty. The minimum will vary with individual instructors, depending on rank and length of service. The Air Force reimburses the school one-half of this minimum amount.
Based on program experience, the average cost borne by the host school for the instructor team (one officer and one NCO) is $30,000 to $34,000 annually. You may, in the interest of hiring the most qualified and motivated instructors, elect to pay a higher amount than the minimum required by law. In some school districts it is virtually impossible to obtain or retain highly qualified instructors at minimum pay. You should consider this when applying for a unit. Once they become members of your faculty, AFJROTC instructors are entitled to the benefits and privileges afforded other teachers. Contract duration must be at least ten months to allow instructors sufficient time to complete required actions prior to the beginning and after the end of the school year.
Each year, we provide hundreds of high schools with information about the AFJROTC program. Once school officials indicate by application their desire to host an AFJROTC unit, we determine if the school meets the minimum selection criteria.
To meet the requirement for fair and equitable distribution, each state is allocated a proportionate share, or quota, of AFJROTC units based on the number of secondary schools within the state. Applicant schools in states below their quota have a higher probability of selection than schools in states at or above their quota.
Each school submitting an application will be evaluated as to the size of its student body, academic quality, physical facilities, administration, community interest and support, past instructor interest and fill rates in the local area, and length of time on the waiting list. Public law requires each AFJROTC unit enroll a minimum of 100 or 10 percent of the school population (whichever is smaller) physically fit students who are in a grade above the eighth grade. Other areas of concern are distance from an Air Force base and willingness to pay instructors more than the minimum required by law. The school must also be able to provide adequate classroom, storage, and administrative/counseling space for instructors. The school must be accredited by the appropriate state or regional accreditation agency and be in compliance with the US Civil Rights Act of 1964. All aerospace science courses must be granted full academic credit applicable toward graduation.
All applicant schools are included in a rank-ordered nomination list prepared annually for approval by the Secretary of the Air Force. Schools on the approved list are offered the opportunity, as vacancies occur in the system, to host an AFJROTC unit.<
Applications can be sent to Holm Center/JRO, 551 East Maxwell Blvd, Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6106.
SUPPLY ROOM REQUIREMENTS
These are the minimum specifications for a supply room to store clothing, equipment, and texts for 100 students.
The room should contain a minimum of 400 sq ft; e.g., a room 20 x 20 ft.
We recommend that bins 8 ft high and 20 ft long be built along two walls and subdivided into bins of approximately 2 x 2 x 2 ft. This would provide 70 or 80 bins of equal size. Some of this area should be reserved for larger bins to accommodate equipment such as the audio-visual equipment provided by the Air Force.
We recommend that clothing racks equal to about 75 linear feet be built using metal pipe approximately 1 ½ inch diameter.
Two racks could be two rows high with the bottom bar about 3 ½ ft from the floor and the top bar about 7 ft from the floor.
One rack could be one row high with the bar about 7 ft from the floor.
The double-decked racks will provide for uniform trousers, shirts and jackets, with the single rack used for all weather coats.
In addition, about 100 sq ft of floor space will be needed for issuing and fitting cadets with uniforms. This can be within the storage room or in a separate area. A full-length mirror is necessary.
Facilities should be well lighted, dry, heated, and ventilated. In a moist climate, a dehumidifier may be necessary.
Supply room security is a must since the school becomes responsible for the property. For security, windows should be barred or provided with heavy mesh screen and doors should be reinforced and fitted with cylinder locks. Facilities will not be used jointly with any other department of the institution or other government agency.
The following is an example of the contract between the Air Force Junior ROTC Program and schools, it is for informational purposes only.
AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN AIR FORCE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS UNIT
Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accession and Citizen Development Center
551 East Maxwell Blvd
Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama 36112-6106
By direction of the governing authorities of_____________________________(Institution District Name), I, ______________________________(Superintendent Title & Full Name), hereby apply for establishment of an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) unit at _______________________________(Institution Name) under the provisions of Public Law 88-647, The Reserve Officer Training Corps Vitalization Act of 1964, Section 2031, Chapter 102, Title 10, United States Code, as amended:
SECTION 1. AIR FORCE AGREEMENT
1. Contingent upon the acceptance of the above application and the continuing fulfillment of the conditions presented in Sections 2 and 3, the Air Force agrees as follows:
a. Unit Charter. To establish and maintain an AFJROTC unit at the institution named in the above application, subject to the provisions of Public Law, Department of Defense (DoD) and Air Force (AF) Instructions, and continued Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) approval.
b. Course of Study
i. To prescribe the AFJROTC course content consisting of a minimum of 120 class hours per year and to provide the instructional material and guidance for the application of the materials.
ii. To provide all curriculum text, teaching aides and other academic text supplies associated with the conduct of the above prescribed AFJROTC program.
iii. To provide initial and reoccurring certification/licensure training to those instructors contracted by the institution district to teach and administer the AFJROTC program courses of study, provided such instructors are qualified retired Air Force commissioned officers/noncommissioned officers (NCO) and otherwise meet the acceptance standards for AFJROTC instructors prescribed by Public Law and applicable DoD and AF Instructions.
c. Unit Supply Support. To issue to the military property custodian appointed by the institution all Air Force uniforms, supplies, and equipment authorized by applicable Air Force Tables of Allowance. Title to property issued the institution is retained by the Air Force.
d. Unit Financial Support.
i. To pay the institution the Air Force portion of the AFJROTC instructor salary as established in Title 10 US Code, Section 2031, and set forth in paragraph 2-d (i-iv).
ii. To pay for or reimburse the institution, within the fund limitations imposed by the Air Force and within guidelines of Air Force directives, for cost incident to the procurement, transportation, packing, unpacking, crating, and normal maintenance of uniforms, supplies, equipment, and instructional materials required by the Air Force.
iii. To reimburse the institution for required vehicle transportation for logistical support and field trips in support of the AFJROTC program within the fund limitations imposed by the Air Force. Rate of reimbursement will not exceed the normal commercial rate schedule in the area or the usual rate that the institution has established for staff travel.
iv. To reimburse the institution for authorized long distance telephone calls for support of the AFJROTC unit within the fund limitations imposed by the Air Force and within guidelines of Air Force directives.
e. Unit Information Management Support.
i. To publish and disseminate accurate and sufficient unit operations and instructor management policy guidance necessary to properly run the AFJROTC unit and support the AFJROTC cadet corps mission of citizenship development.
ii. To provide the institution the necessary multimedia tools (hardware & software) to support the supply management, budget management, and other reporting functions required by the Air Force. Title to property issued the institution is retained by the Air Force.
SECTION 2. INSTITUTION AGREEMENT
2. Contingent upon the acceptance of this application and upon fulfillment of the conditions presented in Section 1, the governing authorities of the institution agree as follows:
a. Proper Accreditation for Course of Study
i. To establish Aerospace Science as a separate, integral academic and administrative department of the institution and to establish a minimum 3-year course of AFJROTC consisting of at least 120 classroom hours per year.
ii. To teach the required AFJROTC courses prescribed by the Air Force, deviating from the prescribed curriculum only when specifically approved by the Air Force.
iii. To require each student participating in AFJROTC activities to be enrolled in the Aerospace Science/Leadership Education courses prescribed by the Air Force.
iv. To grant academic credit applicable toward graduation requirements for the successful completion of AFJROTC courses provided by the Air Force equivalent to credit given for other academic courses.
v. To arrange for the scheduling of classes to make it equally convenient for students to participate in Aerospace Science/Leadership Education classes as in other courses offered by the institution.
b. Rules of Conduct for AFJROTC Unit
i. To maintain a membership in AFJROTC in accordance with the provisions of Public Law, supporting Department of Defense and Air Force directives and the provisions of this agreement; and, to limit membership in the unit to physically fit students in the 9th grade or above who meet and maintain acceptable standards of academic achievement and personal conduct and appearance as prescribed by the Air Force.
ii. Cadets will wear the prescribed uniform a minimum of one day per week while attending all institution classes and while participating in out-of-class AFJROTC activities. Cadre and cadets must abide by Air Force standards for correct uniform wear.
iii. To conduct the program without discrimination against students or instructors regarding race, religion, color, ethnicity, gender, or national origin. Non-US citizens or nationals must be lawfully admitted to the US for permanent residency. Foreign students from other countries can participate with written approval from their host government.
c. Facility Support for AFJROTC Unit
i. To make available to the Aerospace Science Department and maintain the necessary classroom facilities and office space for the efficient and effective accomplishment of the AFJROTC course objectives. The facilities to be provided shall be at a minimum comparable to those presented to the Air Force during the official site survey conducted at the institution.
ii. To provide and maintain drill area(s) at or in the immediate vicinity of the institution, which will include at least 2,500 square feet of flat, unobstructed space, free of vehicular or pedestrian traffic comparable to those presented to the Air Force during the official site survey conducted at the institution. Consideration should be given to indoor drill facilities in areas where inclement weather prohibits outside drill for extended periods of time.
iii. To provide and maintain storage facilities for the protection and care of uniforms, supplies, and equipment used in the AFJROTC program. Such storage facilities must be reserved for the exclusive use of the AFJROTC program and must be constructed so that access can be denied to unauthorized personnel. The storage facility(ies) shall comprise a minimum of 400 square feet and be comparable to those presented to the Air Force during the official site survey conducted at the institution. As the size of the AFJROTC program increases, additional storage space must be provided.
iv. To provide Aerospace Science faculty access to the worldwide web through the institution’s Local Area Network (LAN) system. If no LAN exists, provide Aerospace Science faculty with Internet dialup capability.
d. Faculty Staff Support for AFJROTC Unit
i. To employ, as a minimum, one retired Air Force commissioned officer and one NCO whose qualifications are certified/licensed by the Air Force (in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1b (iii) above) to conduct the Aerospace Science/Leadership Education courses and other AFJROTC activities. Additional instructors are authorized when cadet enrollment increases to 151 (sustained growth) and increments of 100 thereafter as provided for in DoD Instruction 1205.13.
ii. To advise AFJROTC of any changes in the employment status of personnel employed in the AFJROTC unit.
iii. To conduct annual instructor evaluations (as outlined in AFJROTC instructions) and submit through Air Force channels.
iv. To provide subject retired commissioned officers and NCOs a contract of employment with the institution district as the employing agency. Such contract of employment shall contain, at a minimum, the following provisions:
To ensure retired personnel so employed receive at least “Minimum Instructor Pay (MIP)”. “MIP” is defined as an amount equal to the difference between their entitled retired pay and the active duty pay and allowances, excluding hazardous duty and proficiency pay, which they would receive if performing Air Force active duty. Although the institution is only required to pay MIP, it is highly encouraged to pay instructors above MIP commensurate with their military experience, education level, area cost of living, etc., in order to attract and maintain the best candidates. Per the provisions of paragraph 1d (i), the Air Force shall reimburse the institution one half of MIP. The Air Force responsibility is limited to the period of employment specified in the contract regardless of the institution’s distribution of pay.
To stipulate the duration of employment and amount of salary, provide for an automatic adjustment in MIP when active duty pay increases, and specify the duties of the AFJROTC instructor as a cooperative employee of the institution district. Per DoD Instruction 1205.13, the minimum contract duration for AFJROTC instructors will be ten (10) months except for instructors initially employed after the beginning of the regular institution year; however, extended contract periods are strongly encouraged and may be negotiated to permit the year-round management of the program and control of Air Force property.
To ensure AFJROTC instructors perform only those duties connected with the instruction, operation, and administration of the AFJROTC program. Individuals employed as AFJROTC instructors will not perform duties or teach any classes in any discipline other than Aerospace Science. Exceptions would include if the performance of such duties or the teaching of such classes are conducted outside the institution’s normal day of academic instruction and are contracted for between the institution and the individual AFJROTC instructor at no expense to the Air Force. This provision does not preclude AFJROTC instructors from serving on committees or performing other routine duties that are rotated regularly among institution faculty members.
e. Logistical Support & Accountability
i. To make available to the Aerospace Science Department all the instructional supplies, materials, services, furniture, and privileges afforded other academic departments at the institution.
ii. To provide transportation for AFJROTC field trips comparable to that for students in other courses.
iii. To appoint an employee of the institution as the military property custodian who will be empowered to perform the required supply functions incident to the acquisition, accounting, and handling of supplies, equipment and uniforms issued to, or bought with Air Force funds for, the institution. AFJROTC instructor personnel may be (but are not required to be) appointed to this duty. The institution shall also ensure that the appointed military property custodian conducts an inventory of said items and performs required disposition actions before transferring said duty to another individual or closing the unit.
iv. To conform to the directives of the Air Force relating to the issue, receipt, storage, safeguarding, and turn in of Air Force uniforms, textbooks, supplies, equipment, and other educational materials at the institution.
v. To safeguard and retain liability for all Air Force property located at the institution, making full restitution after all occurrences of theft, loss, and negligent or willful damage or destruction.
f. Financial Accountability
i. To segregate and isolate programmatic funds provided to the institution by the Air Force, making said funds available immediately upon request for sole use by the institution’s AFJROTC program.
ii. To properly record all AFJROTC expenditures authorized by the Air Force, with receipts kept on file for 3 years.
iii. To return, upon request, programmatic funds provided to the institution by the Air Force. Said funds are for the entire AFJROTC program, not just specific units.
g. Other Provisions
i. To comply with Air Force directives governing unit operations, AFJROTC curriculum, cadet performance, instructor management, financial management, and logistics management. Current regulations are available to instructors at www.afjrotc.net.
ii. To facilitate completion, through Air Force channels, of annual instructor evaluations, unit self-assessment reports, program status reports, equipment inventories, and other recurring and periodic reports required by the Air Force.
SECTION 3. BOTH PARTIES AGREEMENT
3. Contingent upon the acceptance of the above application, both parties mutually agree as follows:
a. Other AFJROTC Programmatic Requirements Under This Contract
i. The named institution is fully accredited by a state or regional accreditation agency. Loss of accreditation shall be considered grounds for disestablishment action under paragraph 3c (iii) of this agreement.
ii. The high institution principal (or equivalent) is the on-site person in charge of the supervision of the AFJROTC Program. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor ensures the program operates satisfactorily and is appointed to a institution position equivalent to that of a department head.
iii. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor is the AFJROTC instructor of senior rank. When instructors are of equal rank, the principal will designate the instructor in charge, subject to AF approval. Other AFJROTC instructors (Aerospace Science Instructors) employed by the institution are subordinate and will report to, and be supervised directly by, the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor.
iv. The Air Force may conduct periodic workshops at Air Force expense for instructors hired to conduct the AFJROTC program. The institution shall require instructors to attend these workshops, which may be scheduled during or outside the normal institution school year. Waivers may be authorized by AFJROTC in extenuating circumstances. AFJROTC instructors will be afforded the same privileges and support in attending workshops and professional meetings as are given other faculty members.
v. AFJROTC instructors will wear the Air Force uniform prescribed by Air Force directives while conducting the program and when otherwise identified or associated with AFJROTC activities. AFJROTC instructors will conform to standards of dress, personal appearance, weight and conduct as prescribed in Air Force directives.
vi. Institutions must maintain a minimum cadet enrollment of:
Institutions with populations of 1,000 or more students = 100 cadets
Institutions with populations of 999 students or less = 10% of the institution population
vii. Students from other institutions may participate in the AFJROTC program at the host institution under the following conditions:
AFJROTC instructors will not travel to other institutions. All instruction must take place at the host institution.
Travel by students from other institutions to the host institution is at no expense to the Air Force.
Superintendents and principals from all institutions must agree in writing.
Superintendent and principal of the host institution maintains overall supervisory responsibility and may terminate the agreement at any time.
b. Other Air Force Rights Under This Contract
i. The Air Force shall have the right to place AFJROTC instructors on probation for breach of Air Force standards.
ii. The Air Force shall have the right to withdraw certification of AFJROTC instructors for breach of standards and the institution will remove decertified personnel from the AFJROTC program.
iii. Representatives of the Air Force shall be authorized to make visits to the institution, both announced and unannounced, to evaluate the AFJROTC program and enforce compliance with Air Force standards.
iv. The Director, AFJROTC may waive any provision of this agreement that is not required by law, the Department of Defense, or a higher headquarters Air Force directive.
c. Termination Clauses
i. The institution has the right to terminate employment of certified AFJROTC instructors in accordance with institutional rules and regulations.
ii. This agreement may be terminated at the completion of any institution year by either party, by giving at least one-year’s notice, or sooner by mutual agreement. If the governing authorities of a institution decide to discontinue the AFJROTC unit, they will notify the Director, Air Force Junior ROTC, at Holm Center/JR, 551 East Maxwell Blvd, Maxwell AFB, Alabama 36112-6106, in writing.
iii. Units which do not fulfill the provisions prescribed herein (to include those provisions explicitly provided for in 10 USC Section 2031), will be placed on probation. The appropriate institution authorities will be required to correct the deficiency within 12 months or accept disestablishment.
iv. The Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Institutions, may terminate this agreement and withdraw the unit if, the best interest of the Air Force would be served by doing so, regardless of the provisions of paragraphs 3c (ii) and 3c (iii) of this contract.
v. The governing authorities of the institution shall, in the event of mutual or unilateral termination of this agreement, or in the event of disestablishment as prescribed by the Secretary of the Air Force, return to the Air Force all US Government-owned equipment, supplies, uniforms, and educational curriculum materials in institutional custody (to include all such items purchased using funds provided to the institution by the Air Force) in accordance with procedures and guidance in existence or provided by the Air Force at the time of the termination of the agreement or disestablishment of the AFJROTC unit.
d. Span of Applicability
i. The agreement shall become effective upon signature by the Commander, Air Force Officer Accession and Training Institutions.
ii. This agreement supersedes any prior agreement between the Department of the Air Force and the institution pertaining to the establishment and maintenance of an AFJROTC unit.
iii. This agreement shall remain in effect until officially terminated under a provision of Subsection 3c.
iv. This agreement will be reviewed for currency every five years. The Air Force reserves the right to require renewal of this agreement by both parties if significant program changes occur.
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