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1 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 11 Organization of the AFJROTC

2 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 2 What is the history of the AFJROTC? 1911: First Junior ROTC program organized by Lt. Edgar R. Steevers in Cheyenne, Wyoming 1916: National Defense Act passed; 1 st Army JROTC unit in high schools 1964: Public Law directs military to establish Junior ROTC programs 1966: Air Force JROTC started in high schools 1972: First Air Force JROTC unit with females 1973: Public Law allows females to be counted toward Junior ROTC enrollment

3 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 3 What is the history of the AFJROTC? (cont’d) Mission: To build better citizens for America Goals: To instill The value of citizenship Service to the United States Personal responsibility A sense of accomplishment

4 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 4 What is the history of the AFJROTC? (cont’d) Objectives Educate cadets in citizenship Promote community service Instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline Provide instruction in the fundamentals of air and space science

5 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 5 What is the chain of command? The chain of command is a line of responsibility from top to bottom. The chain of command spells out relationships between and within sections.

6 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 6 How is the cadet corps organized? Organization of the cadet corps Wings (two or more groups) Groups (two or more squadrons) Squadrons (two or more flights) Flights (two or more elements) Elements (three or more cadets, including the element leader)

7 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 7 How is the cadet corps organized? (cont’d) SASI—Senior Aerospace Science Instructor The SASI Is responsible for the function and management of the unit Selects commanders and staff

8 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 8 How is the cadet corps organized? (cont’d) Cadets in staff positions help run the corps. Air Force Junior ROTC positions closely mirror U. S. Air Force staff structure.

9 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 1, Chapter 1, Organization of the AFJROTC 9 What is the cadet appointment and rotation system? (cont’d) The SASI maintains a written policy on the appointment and rotation system. Cadet grades are not to be confused with U.S. Air Force grades.


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