Coral Springs High School Air Force Junior ROTC, FL-9310
The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp mission is to “develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.” The goals are to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment. The objectives are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill a sense of responsibility; develop character, leadership, and self-discipline through education; and instruction in air and space fundamentals and the Air Force’s core values of integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do.
Major (Retired) Glenwood M. Barbee
SMSgt (Retired) William D. Ethridge
SENIOR CADET OFFICERS/KEYSTAFF
Group Commander: C/Lieutenant Colonel Madelyn Trent
Deputy Group Commander: C/ Major Roberto Sanchez
Inspector General: C/Captain Guilandia Aristilde
Executive Officer: C/Captain Christian Pierre-Louis
Special Projects Officer: C/First Lieutenant Valeria Gimenez
Senior Enlisted Advisor: C/Master Sergeant Henry Stevens
Operations Squadron Commander: C/Captain Saige Lawhorn
Operations Squadron Deputy Commander: C/First Lieutenant Trae Lloyd
Mission Support Squadron Commander: C/Major Brooklyn Cates
Logistics Squadron Commander: C/Captain Zachary Mendoza
MEETING DATES: Key Staff Meeting: Monday
General Cadet Staff Meeting: Second and Fourth Wednesday of the month
REMIND: Text @fl9310
PARTICIPATION: Cadets are encouraged to participate in the many activities and events to earn merit points, credit towards promotions, and community service hours. Unit community service hours are an annual Air Force Community Service requirement for Unit honors.
DUES: None. Other program costs are acquired through fund raising events.
UNIFORMS: The United States Air Force pays for and provides all Air Force JROTC and Physical Training uniforms. Uniforms are accountable items in the Air Force inventory. Cadets are required to return all uniforms dry cleaned and in serviceable condition at the end of the school year.
Typical activities include curriculum-in-action visits to nearby military installations, drill team competitions, Color Guard presentations, Physical Training Team competitions, community programs recognizing the nation’s veterans, community parades, marksmanship, JLAB Academic Team, CyberPatriot Team, Model Rocketry Club, Kitty Hawk Air Society, Model Airplane Club. Support for school and local community activities and events.
Community service is a major part of the cadet experience and helps instill a sense of civic pride and citizenship. Each year nationally, AFJROTC cadets do over 1.6 million hours of community service. Projects range from working with national organizations such as March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy, National Red Ribbon Campaign, and Special Olympics to participating in local community projects such as cleaning and refurbishing cemeteries, parks, etc.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND OTHER BENEFITS
AFJROTC cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps scholarships. Many of these scholarships will pay two, three, or four years of tuition, books, and fees at numerous universities and colleges and allow cadets to pursue studies in various technical and non-technical majors
In addition, cadets electing to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school and completing three to four years in AFJROTC are eligible to enlist in the services at one to two pay grades higher than other enlistees. Students completing three to four years in AFJROTC also are automatically enrolled in the Community College of the Air Force to receive college credit toward an associate college degree upon entering the Air Force.
CRITERIA FOR JOINING
Cadets must be enrolled in the Aerospace Science curriculum.
Additional criteria for teams, Kitty Hawk Air Society, JLAB, CyberPatriot, and Model Rocketry and Model Airplane Clubs.