AFJROTC History Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) can track its heritage to a program founded in 1911 in Cheyenne, Wyoming, by Army Lt Edgar R. Steevers. Lieutenant Steevers was assigned as an inspector-instructor of the organized military of Wyoming. During his assignment, he envisioned a noncompulsory cadet corps comprised of high school students. His program was aimed toward making better citizens.
The National Defense Act of 1916 authorized a junior course for non-college military schools, high schools and other non-preparatory schools. The Army implemented JROTC in 1916. Public Law 88-647, commonly known as the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, directed the secretaries of each military service to establish and maintain JROTC units for their respective services. The first Air Force JROTC programs were opened in 1966.
“(The) purpose of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps [is] to instill in students in United States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment.” (10 USC Sec 2031)
Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 20 units in 1966, AFJROTC has grown to 869 units throughout the world, with 118,800 cadets. The AFJROTC program positively influences our country by helping one student at a time. Comprised solely of active duty Air Force retirees, the AFJROTC instructor force is helping to form tomorrow’s nation by educating proud and patriotic cadets—tomorrow’s leaders.
For JROTC related questions please call Comm (334) 953-7513
For DET 12 related questions please call Comm (334) 953-8424
For 24 TRS related questions please call Comm (334) 953-4240
For 23 TRS (COT/RCOT) related questions please call Comm (334) 953-0349
For those interested in attending OTS, please utilize www.airforce.com to locate a recruiter in your area.
If you are having problems contacting a recruiter or have questions regarding what a recruiter has provided you, please contact 1-800-423-USAF(8723).
For ROTC and BOT Enlisted related questions please call your local Education Office. Not going through your local Education Office can prevent acceptance into a ROTC/BOT program.
For all other ROTC related questions please call AFROTC Recruiting at 1 (866) 4AFROTC