Most cadets who complete the program agree that it's often difficult, but very rewarding and a lot of fun. There's a special feeling about AFJROTC that doesn't fit a mold. Most cadets like it, but a few don't. Your attitude will determine your rewards. You will get out of it what you put into it.
As a cadet you'll have to abide by Air Force standards of professionalism, conduct, attitude and behavior. You'll have to march, stand at attention in the classroom, acknowledge higher-ranking cadets with respect and a proper salute or greeting, and abide by Air Force regulations.
You'll learn many things about Air Force leadership and management. You'll have assignments in life skills and citizenship training. You'll develop a strong sense of honor, ethics, heritage, and loyalty to your flight, the cadet group, and the United States Air Force.
We are organized like an active duty Air Force unit. Cadet officers hold leadership positions. They're assisted in the operation of the organization by other cadet officers, NCOs, and specialists. The cadet organization is commanded by a Wing Commander (Col or Lt Col) and supervised by the SASI.
During your first year as a cadet, you should expect to be closely supervised, counseled, inspected, and instructed. Your opportunities in the program will be somewhat limited as you learn the important basic lessons. Your hard work during this first year in AFJROTC can set the stage for your future success in leadership positions. Every class will be crowded with activities to make the best use of available time.
Make no mistake about it, Air Force Junior ROTC is definitely a military environment. Wearing a uniform is part of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. You'll be required to have your hair cut to Air Force standards and you must continue to wear it within the standards while you're in the program.
Upper-class cadets, near your own age, will have the authority to instruct and correct you. You may get tired of being under their supervision, but it's necessary for you to experience the discipline of learning how to be a follower before you can learn how to become a leader.
Integrity is absolute paramount to good order and discipline. Breaches of integrity are not consistent with the "Cadet Code" nor the good practices of your community. As an AFJROTC cadet, your standards should be above reproach and your integrity unquestionable.