Mission & Values
Air Force ROTC Mission
Develop Air and Space Force leaders of character whom we expect to fight and win our Nation’s wars. Air Force ROTC offers two educational programs – the Air Force Senior ROTC Program and the Air Force Junior ROTC Program. Air Force ROTC’s headquarters is at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala.
The Air Force Senior ROTC Program is designed to recruit, educate and commission officer candidates through college campus programs based on Air Force requirements. Units are located at 145 college and university campuses throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. Students from schools near Air Force ROTC host institutions can attend classes through 1025 separate crosstown enrollment programs or consortium agreements.
The Air Force Junior ROTC Program provides citizenship training and an aerospace science program at the high school level. Units are located at over 750 high schools across the United States and at selected Department of Defense dependent schools in Europe, the Pacific and Puerto Rico. More units are projected to open in each of the next three years.
Integrity is essential. It is the inner voice, the source of self-control, the basis for the trust that is imperative in today’s military. Doing the right thing when nobody is looking.
SERVICE BEFORE SELF
Military service is not just another job. It is an uncommon profession that calls for people of uncommon dedication. A leader unwilling to sacrifice individual goals for the good of the unit cannot convince other members to do so.
EXCELLENCE IN ALL WE DO
Our mission often involves the risk of human life and sometimes – national survival. The obligation to excel is a moral obligation for members of a professional military force.