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Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)

About Air Force JROTC Program

Air Force JROTC 

Aerospace Science Instructors:


SMSgt Shawn Showman

252-399-7905 ext:5023



MSgt Peter Griep

252-399-7905 ext:5023


 - Proper term of address for each AFJROTC Instructor:
 -- Sergeant Showman
 -- Sergeant Griep




Why Take Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)?


The program has 876 AFJROTC units with an additional 14 National Defense Cadet Corps units for a total of 890 units in high schools world-wide. There are more than 120,000 high school cadets in the program and over 1,940 retired USAF instructors who lead, mentor, guide, and teach our cadets in high schools in the US and around the world. AFJROTC enjoys overwhelming school administration and community support because of the huge positive impact on cadets, schools, communities, and our nation. In many communities that have no military bases within many miles, the cadets and instructors of AFJROTC are truly β€œThe face of the US Air Force in communities all over the US and the world.”

Our program is a cadet-led program designed to teach citizenship, character, discipline and to help you achieve success in both college and other career paths. You can become a more confident and self-disciplined citizen and leader. You will be provided many opportunities to observe, participate, follow, and lead.  All classes are taught by instructors who themselves are Air Force leaders. You will be challenged through our academics, physical training, and drill and ceremonies core program elements. All Cadets will be issued an AFJROTC and Physical Training uniforms, which are worn once per week. Grooming standards are enforced and as such, haircuts may be required to maintain Air Force standards. Air Force Instruction 36-2903 (Dress and Appearance Standards) will be strictly enforced.

This program is NOT a recruiting program for any branch of the Armed Forces and/or any Federal Agency. This program IS about citizenship, leadership, and teamwork. (and lots of fun too).


We offer five courses. The first, "Milestones in Aviation History" presents flight development through the ages. Next, "Science of Flight" studies aircraft, the atmosphere, and human requirements for flight. Then, "Space Exploration" covers the solar system and space flight. Finally, in our two upper-level courses, you manage the AFJROTC organization (must meet prerequisites and invited by the Aerospace Science Instructors to enroll). These courses are coupled with lessons in "Survival" and "Management". We incorporated Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities to support lessons learned in our "Science of Flight" and "Exploring Space"  courses. Additionally, we conduct a summertime (June) Cadet Leadership Course for selected cadets who aspire to be in our Officer ranks.


We offer before, during (Demon Time), and after school activities with clubs and teams. These activities include Drill, Multicopter (Drones / sUAVs / RC aircraft), Raider (Physical Fitness), and coming soon, Marksmanship and Weather Observing Teams. The AFJROTC program provides opportunities with more teams and activities, which is only limited by your motivation and time.


Drill (marching) and Physical Training (PT) are core components along side weekly uniform wear. Each cadet is required to participate in ALL  areas of the AFJROTC program and give their best efforts in ALL program areas. Please review our "Cadet Handbook" (Guide) to help you understand more about Fike's AFJROTC program.


The Flight Academy Scholarship Program provides opportunities to place motivated, dedicated, and qualified Cadets in the pilot's seat. Qualified selected Cadets are afforded an opportunity to fly at an established University's Aviation Program and receive world class flight instruction leading to a Private Pilot License for FREE. Check out AFJROTC Flight Academy Programs website:  Click HERE.


We keep our program action-packed. Each semester we plan field trips and curriculum in action events. Our drill teams (unarmed, armed, and color guard) and Raider Teams (Fitness) travel to competitions. The rocket club blasts rockets into the atmosphere. Our award programs recognize outstanding performers and cadet leadership (staff members) develop, plan, organized, and execute socializing events such as our Military Ball, drill practices, and community service.


You are not required to commit to or join the US Armed Forces to take AFJROTC courses. Our program affords opportunities to apply and compete for college scholarships. Also, increased monthly pay is available to students who complete two or more courses and enlist in the US Armed Forces (as determined by each branch of service; see a recruiter for current details)


Talk it over with your friends, parents, and advisor (counselor). Ask our experienced cadets what they think about our program. If you think Fike's AFJROTC has something to offer you, see the Aerospace Science Instructors for details.  


Mission Statement


The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is an organization dedicated to building citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. 


 Core Values


-  Integrity First


-  Service Before Self


-  Excellence in all We Do


Honor Code


-  I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those who do.


AFJROTC Cadet Creed


-  I am an Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Cadet


-  I am connected and faithful to my community and nation.


-  I uphold the Air Force Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


-  I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, school, Corps of Cadets, community, and to myself.


-  My character defines me.  I will not lie, cheat, or steal. 


-  I am accountable for my actions and deeds.


-  I will hold others accountable for their actions as well.


-  I am a Leader and a Wingman devoted to those I follow, serve and lead.  



Class Schedule  2019-2020


  1st Semester                                          2nd Semester


-  Block 1: ROTC II (AS-2)                          -  Block 1: ROTC I (AS-1 New Cadets) 


-  Block 2: ROTC IV (AS-3/4)                     -  Block 2: Planning


-  Block 3: ROTC I (AS-1 New Cadets)      -  Block 3: ROTC III (AS-3/4)


-  Block 4: Planning                                    -  Block 4: ROTC I (AS-1 New Cadets) 






Disclaimer:  The information and opinions contained in this Internet site do not reflect the official policy or position of the United States Government, United States Air Force, or Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development


Frequently Asked Questions - Answers

- JROTC is an elective class
- There is absolutely no military service obligation
- Uniform items are provided free of charge
- Colleges and employers love JROTC/ROTC!
- Cadets are selected at a higher rate due to their integrity, leadership & dependability
- JROTC provides you the skills to be successful in life
- JROTC can assist with college scholarships and Service Academy appointments
- Cadets who take JROTC can elect to enlist in the military at an advanced rank

- JROTC is fun! You will enjoy this class while developing important life skills; Just as our successful Cadets.
- Regionally and Nationally Accredited Curriculum

- Explore Aviation History; Principles of Flight; Exploration of Space

- Develop Citizenship; Communication Skills; Career Opportunities; 

- Management Training; Hands-on Leadership Labs; Drill and Ceremonies

- World class field trip opportunities

AFJROTC Chain of Command

AFJROTC Chain of Command

Chain of Command
Posted/updated On: 7/29/2019 

President of the United States 

Honorable Donald J. Trump


Secretary of Defense

Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper


Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 

General Joseph F. Dunford, USMC


Secretary of the Air Force 

Honorable Matthew P. Donovan (Acting SECAF June 2019)


Air Force Chief of Staff 

General David L. Goldfein


Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force 

CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright


Commander, Air Education and Training Command

Lt Gen Brad Webb


Commander, Air University

Lt Gen Anthony J. Cotton


Commander, Holm Center 

Brig Gen Christopher J. Niemi


Air Force JROTC Director 

Colonel Steve Sanders


Fike H.S. Principal 

Mr. Nelson Johnston 


Fike AFJROTC Senior Aerospace Science Instructor 

Senior Master Sergeant Shawn Showman, USAF (ret) 


Fike AFJROTC Aerospace Science Instructor 

Master Sergeant Peter Griep, USAF (ret) 


Fike AFJROTC Cadet Squadron Commander 



Fike AFJROTC Cadet Deputy Squadron Commander



Fike AFJROTC Operations Officer



Informational and Scholarships Web Links


AFJROTC Flight Academy InformationThe Air Force JROTC Flight Academy, Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship program, is a collaborative effort between the aerospace industry and the Air Force to address a national pilot shortage. The Flight Academy is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers.
Tips for Visiting with Armed Forces RecruitersFike HS, WCS, AFJROTC, Air Force, Department of Defense, and all Federal agencies does not sponsor or endorse any part or all of the information associated or posted on this website. This is for general information only and not official documentation on standard recruiting practices and/or approaches.

Cadet Guide Updates

Cadet Guide for School Year 2020 is now under construction and has significant updates. Planned completion is 30 August 2019.

Cadet Application and Contract

New this school year 2020 (SY2020), we have established a "Cadet Application and Contract." This was to consolidate all the letters (6 in total) requiring parents and guardians multiple signatures. This one document provides a one stop shop. The other document is the Cadet Guide (Handbook).

Syllabi for AFJROTC Courses

A course Syllabus is available to each cadet on the first day of class. These electronic copies will mirror hard copies provided during the first week of each class: ROTC I, ROTC II, and ROTC IV.
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