CA - 944 AFJROTC STAFF
Major Conrad Hernandez
Chief Master Sergeant Robert Butler
Technical Sergeant Robin Reed
CA-944 AFJROTC at Highland High School
The CA-944th AFJROTC was the fourth Air Force JROTC unit started in the state of California in 1994. It is the first Junior ROTC started in the Antelope Valley and has a rich tradition of excellence.
Graduates include young men and women who have entered all five of the service branches. Included in the long list are: pilots, navigators, physician assistants, engineers, military police, firefighters, aerial refueling operators, special operation team members, aircraft maintenance technicians, logistics, hospital personnel, administrative personnel, instructors, legal assistants, naval nuclear propulsion, infantry, artillery and many more.
Some CA-944 graduates have continued their education and graduated as officers from: The United States Air Force Academy, The United States Military Academy at West Point and The United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. CA-944 AFJROTC graduates have gone on to serve in locations throughout the United States and abroad to include: The White House, Headquarters USAF, The United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Hungary, Iraq, Afghanistan and other locations.
AFJROTC MISSION STATEMENT
"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”
The objectives of JROTC 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.
The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.
Curriculum opportunities include:
Life skills education
Field trips / training opportunities
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Scholarships and Other Benefits
AFJROTC cadets who choose to continue their education may receive special consideration for AFROTC scholarships. Many of these scholarships will pay for 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 school year 2009-2010, 279 out of 702, or about 40 percent, qualified AFJROTC cadets received AFROTC scholarships during the College Scholarship Program selection board process. The overall select rate for all applicants was 30 percent.
Cadets completing two years of AFJROTC and who continue AFROTC in college may waive one term of the AFROTC program. Students completing three years in AFJROTC may receive credit for a full year of college-level AFROTC.
In addition, cadets electing to enter the military immediately after graduating from high school are eligible to enlist in the services at one to two pay grades higher than other enlistees. Students completing three years in AFJROTC are eligible to enter the Air Force two pay grades higher than other enlistees and are automatically enrolled into the Community College of the Air Force to receive college credit toward an associate degree.