Course Descriptions

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Tomb of the UNknown Soldier Air Force Junior ROTC Course Descriptions

Air Force Junior ROTC I (One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service.  Cadets successfully completing this class will have the opportunity to compete for a slot in a summer camp, Cadet Leadership Course, held each summer.  The prerequisite for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards. AFJROTC class includes an Aerospace Science course each semester/term: A Journey Into Aviation History (a course focusing on the development of flight) during the fall term of even academic years and Cultural Studies: An Introduction into Global Awareness (a course examining the global awareness concept and global trends) for classes starting in the spring of even numbered academic years.  For classes starting in odd numbered academic years the Aerospace Science classes include: The Science of Flight in the fall term (a course examining the basics of flight) and Exploration of Space (a course focusing on space science and space flight) in the spring term.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors and the school’s AFJROTC web page to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy) .  Additionally, every year the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (the objective of this fitness program is to motivate cadets to maintain an active lifestyle into their adult lives).  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these classes.  As a level I cadet, students will learn about dynamic followership, teamwork, professionalism and they will be assigned to positions in the corps.

Air Force Junior ROTC II (One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service.  Cadets successfully completing this class will have the opportunity to compete for a slot in a summer camp, Cadet Leadership Course, held each summer.  The prerequisite for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards. AFJROTC class includes an Aerospace Science course each semester/term: A Journey Into Aviation History (a course focusing on the development of flight) during the fall term of even academic years and Cultural Studies: An Introduction into Global Awareness (a course examining the global awareness concept and global trends) for classes starting in the spring of even numbered academic years.  For classes starting in odd numbered academic years the Aerospace Science classes include: The Science of Flight in the fall term (a course examining the basics of flight) and Exploration of Space (a course focusing on space science and space flight) in the spring term.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors and the school’s AFJROTC web page to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy) .  Additionally, every year the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (the objective of this fitness program is to motivate cadets to maintain an active lifestyle into their adult lives).  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these courses.  As a level II cadet, students will continue to learn about dynamic followership, teamwork, professionalism and they will be assigned to positions in the corps. 

Air Force Junior ROTC III (One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service.  Cadets successfully completing this class will have the opportunity to compete for a slot in a summer camp, Cadet Leadership Course, held each summer.  The prerequisite for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards. AFJROTC class includes an Aerospace Science course each semester/term: A Journey Into Aviation History (a course focusing on the development of flight) during the fall term of even academic years and Cultural Studies: An Introduction into Global Awareness (a course examining the global awareness concept and global trends) for classes starting in the spring of even numbered academic years.  For classes starting in odd numbered academic years the Aerospace Science classes include: The Science of Flight in the fall term (a course examining the basics of flight) and Exploration of Space (a course focusing on space science and space flight) in the spring term.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors and the school’s AFJROTC web page to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy) .  Additionally, every year the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (the objective of this fitness program is to motivate cadets to maintain an active lifestyle into their adult lives).  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these courses.  As a level III cadet, students will focus on developing and expanding their leadership skills.  They can compete for positions in the corps with increased leadership opportunity.

Air Force Junior ROTC IV (One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service.  Cadets successfully completing this class will have the opportunity to compete for a slot in a summer camp, Cadet Leadership Course, held each summer.  The prerequisite for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards. AFJROTC class includes an Aerospace Science course each semester/term: A Journey Into Aviation History (a course focusing on the development of flight) during the fall term of even academic years and Cultural Studies: An Introduction into Global Awareness (a course examining the global awareness concept and global trends) for classes starting in the spring of even numbered academic years.  For classes starting in odd numbered academic years the Aerospace Science classes include: The Science of Flight in the fall term (a course examining the basics of flight) and Exploration of Space (a course focusing on space science and space flight) in the spring term.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors and the school’s AFJROTC web page to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy) .  Additionally, every year the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (the objective of this fitness program is to motivate cadets to maintain an active lifestyle into their adult lives).  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these courses.  As a level IV cadet, students will focus on developing and expanding their leadership skills.  They can compete for positions in the corps with increased leadership opportunity.

Air Force Junior ROTC V One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service. The prerequisites for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards and  the completion of AFJROTC III & IV. For Aerospace Science the focus is on managing the entire corps in the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  This hands-on experience affords cadets the opportunity to put theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by cadets.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy).  Additionally, the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program, along with a drill component.  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these classes.  As a level V cadet, students will work closely with the instructors to build upon their leadership and management skills.  They can compete for positions in the corps with increased leadership opportunity.

Air Force Junior ROTC VI One semester/term, two class periods, one credit):  The focus of AFJROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.  This is accomplished through the development of self-discipline, respect, customs & courtesies, character, integrity, service and leadership.  Enrollment in AFJROTC does not obligate a student to military service. The prerequisites for this class includes a willingness to comply with US Air Force grooming standards and the completion of AFJROTC  IV. For Aerospace Science the focus is on managing the entire corps in the Air Force Junior ROTC program.  This hands-on experience affords cadets the opportunity to put theories of previous leadership courses into practice.  Planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by cadets.  The Leadership Education consists of two of the six Leadership classes that are rotated in pairs in a three-year cycle and includes basic drill training.  Consult with AFJROTC instructors to confirm specific class offerings each year.  The six rotated classes include:  Leadership Education I: Citizenship, Character & Air Force Tradition and Leadership (a course providing the foundation of JROTC and introducing good citizenship skills), Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness and Leadership (a course examining communication at both the individual and organizational levels), Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities (a course preparing students for life after high school) and Leadership Education IV: Principles of Management (a course focusing on the basics of management and activity based learning), Cadet Guide Elective (the course focuses on analyzing and developing a Cadet Guide) and National Endowment for Financial Education Elective (the course focuses on financial literacy).  Additionally, the course includes a fitness program known as the Cadet Health and Wellness Program, along with a drill component.  Only cadets enrolled in AFJROTC can take these classes.  As a level VI cadet, students will work closely with the instructors to build upon their leadership and management skills.  They can compete for positions in the corps with increased leadership opportunity.

Instructors:

Scott Dierlam, Colonel, USAF (Retired)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, VA-821
703-228-5791
703-228-5815 (fax)

Kim Turner, Chief Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired)
Aerospace Science Instructor, VA-821
703-228-2166

703-228-5815 (fax)