Frequently Asked Question
Q. What is the AJROTC program?
A. AJROTC instills in students in the 9th-12th grade the values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and accountability through education and mentoring. The AJROTC program is primarily a 3-year course of military instruction, with a fourth year being optional.
Q. What is the mission of the AJROTC program?
A. The mission of the AJROTC program is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. More specifically, the program is designed to educate and train high school Cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character and self-discipline, and pride in themselves and community.
Q. How often do students wear the uniform?
A. Once a week, it is usually a Wednesday however that is subject to chanage due to events or other factors.
Q. What does it cost?
A.There is no cost to being in the program; the uniform and awards are issued to cadets free of charge.
Q. What physical activities are required? How often?
A. The Cadet Challenge consists of pushups, situps, V sit and reach, shuttle run, and a one mile run. The cadet challenge is only done a few times a year however regular physical training is executed regularly throughout the year. Joining Raider Team or signing up for JCLC however requires regular PT and physical fitness.
Q. What are some major events students participate in?
A. Cadets do a variety of community service events such as:
Activation Ceremony- The Battalion is activated for the year and the new leadership recieve authority over the battalion
Fish Fry- Cadets organize and plan a fish fry in collaboration with the Wake Forest Fire Department
Field Of Dreams- Cadets organize an event to play baseball with special needs children from local high schools
Wake Forest Purple Heart Dinner- Cadets escort Purple Heart recipients and their families to their tables and spend the night serving them
Paws for Life 5K- Cadets assist in managing a 5K held by the Franklin County Humane Society
Military Ball- Cadets plan an annual end of year celebration in which medals are awarded, the seniors are recognized, and dinner is served.