Bay High Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) FL-021
The mission of AFJROTC is to "Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community". AFJROTC is not a military recruitment program, and cadets are never under any obligation to join the military. AFJROTC is a Title 10 US Code mandated citizenship training program that is designed to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill personal responsibility, character, and self discipline. The program achieves this through classroom education in air and space fundamentals and hands on learning opportunities in a number of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities. The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of "integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do". The program has more than 880 AFJROTC units in high schools world-wide. There are more than 125,000 high school cadets in the program and more than 1,900 retired US Air Force 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. Find out more at: https://www.airuniversity.af.edu/Holm-Center/AFJROTC/
Bay High's AFJROTC is the oldest JROTC program in the county, starting in 1967. The program prides itself on committing it's efforts toward the AFJORTC Mission: "Develop citizens character, dedicated to serving their nation and community". The cadets consistently give back to our community with various service projects, typically more than 1,000 hours each year! Bay High's AFJROTC has earned Distinguished Unit the past 3 years, and under the leadership of the new senior instructor, Major Jeff Baumgart, it's looking to achieve nothing less in the future years!
Bay High's AFJROTC program has a progressive leadership development system where cadets will have an opportunity to develop their leadership skills by serving in leadership positions each year as they continue in the program. The cadets that display the highest level of initiative, commitment, willingness, integrity, and potential are typically those selected for these positions. The greatest benefits of the AFJROTC program occurs when the cadets get involved, and do the best they can. Cadets will have opportunities such as presenting our nations Colors at various community events, raising and lowering our US and State Flags each day before and after school, competing on one of our drill, physical fitness, sports, or academic (STEM) teams, maintaining our facility, and wearing the Air Force uniform each week. What really makes JROTC special is that we have a system that recognizes a cadet for their hard work, no matter what the other cadets do; work hard, achieve the standard, get recognized!