Welcome to the WILLIS High School AFJROTC Webpage
DISTINGUISHED UNIT With MERIT 2013-2014
DISTINGUISHED UNIT 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, & 2017-2018
Conference Period 0720-0800
Dear AFJROTC Family,
Thank you for considering Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) for your loved one. AFJROTC is an incredible program and our mission is “To develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” Our program is completely voluntary and no student can be forced to take AFJROTC but the support and encouragement you give your student to “try” the program is incredibly important.
There are a few important points we want to ensure are very clear to our families.
1. If a student takes AFJROTC in high school, there is never any obligation to join the military.
2. AFJROTC emphasizes “life skills” which will help students long after high school.
3. AFJROTC will help prepare your student for success following high school.
It’s important to know all JROTC programs are citizenship programs. They are not military recruiting programs and the citizenship charter is stated in Title 10 United States Code law. AFJROTC works to teach important skills and reinforce personal traits to help make your student successful in life, no matter what type of career they choose following high school. These life skills are based on the Air Force core values of “integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.” Your student will learn important aspects of leadership, followership, adherence to personal appearance and grooming standards, proper uniform wear and will also have the opportunity to participate in some very exciting co-curricular activities to include community service. These activities reinforce the lessons they will learn in the classroom and provide them an opportunity to lead and learn among their peers. These activities are our “hands on” teaching tools and are a very fun and exciting way to reinforce the importance of team-work, service, positive attitude, hard-work, and positive image. AFJROTC is a place where a student will not only start to grasp important life lessons, but they will truly feel a sense of accomplishment, belonging, and pride that comes with teamwork and success.