What is JROTC? JROTC stands for Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps).
JROTC cadets participate in a wide variety of activities during their time in the corps. You are a cadet and you will learn about drill, civics, our duty as Americans, as well as many other interesting and exciting activities. Additionally we participate in parades and physical fitness activities. Chicopee High School’s AJROTC is proud to be sponsored by the largest Air Force Reserve Base - Westover Air Reserve Base. It’s an alternative landing site for the Space Shuttle and America's closest staging area to Europe and the Middle East. Each school year our AFJROTC program is evaluated and inspected by retired Air Force commanders.
Mission, Goals, and Objectives
The mission of the AFJROTC program is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.
The goals of the program are to instill values of citizenship, give service to the United States, develop a personal responsibility, and instill a sense of accomplishment in high school students.
The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
With these objectives the cadets will develop:
1. An appreciation of the basic elements and requirements for national security. 2. Respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society. 3. Patriotism and an understanding of their personal obligation to contribute to national security. 4. Habits of orderliness and precision. 5. A high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership. 6. A broad-based knowledge of the aerospace age and fundamental aerospace doctrine. 7. Basic military skills. 8. A knowledge of and appreciation for the traditions of the Air Force. 9. An interest in completing high school and pursuing higher educational goals or skills. 10. An understanding of the Air Force and military as a possible career path.
AFJROTC officers for 2017 - 2018
Corp Commander - Col EmilyRose Narvaez Director of Operations - Lt Col Collin Taylor Director of Training- Lt Col Carlos Colon Force Support - Maj Edgerin Rivera Chief of Supply - Lt Col Tiffany Theriot
Greetings from Headquarters Air Force JROTC! I am Colonel Bobby Woods, the National Director for the Air Force JROTC program. First, let me say "thank you" for your support of AFJROTC and your partnership to "develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community." We are truly accomplishing some great things in and through this incredible program. I have attached a letter that is intended for all prospective AFJROTC families (parents, grandparents, guardians) that briefly explains the program and some basic expectations for anyone who may wish to participate in the program. I ask that you provide this letter to your counselors, school staff, and any person who may be considering AFJROTC for their loved ones. I believe this letter, along with items that the instructors are already providing, will help with unit recruiting and provide some valuable information directly from our Headquarters to those who may be interested in this life changing program. I do appreciate your consideration and help with ensuring any interested family receives a copy of the letter if it is possible. Thank you very much, in advance, for your help and time!
We are also posting all of our AFJROTC Newsletters online that contain additional information and highlights outstanding cadets and units that I hope each of you can take the time to review! The Newsletters can be found at: http://www.afjrotc.com/index.php?menu=afjrotc_news The newest one was published just today, so it is "hot off the press." Please feel free to share the information about our site and the Newsletters with anyone interested!
Thank you again for all you do for our youth and for your support of AFJROTC! If we can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime.
Very Respectfully, Col Woods
BOBBY C. WOODS, JR., Colonel, USAF Director, HQ Air Force JROTC