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Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps

Last Updated: 1/11/2019 5:14 PM

AirForceThe Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, and service to the community. JROTC also teaches personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. The curriculum focus is reflected in its mission statement, “Developing citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community”. Satisfactory completion of the program can lead to advanced placement credit in the Senior ROTC program at an accredited college or university or advanced rank in the armed forces. Classroom instruction is augmented throughout the year by community service activities, drill competition, field trips, flights and other military training. JROTC and Georgia State Service scholarships are also available. Three years of JROTC may be used to satisfy the required one unit in health and personal fitness. For more detailed information read letter from the instructors. Click here.

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Courses Prerequisite
AFJROTC I Aerospace Science:  Survival and Leadership Education I None
AFJROTC II Aerospace Science:  A Journey Into Aviation History and Leadership II JROTC I
AFJROTC III Aerospace Science:  Science of Flight and Leadership III JROTC II
AFJROTC IV Aerospace Science:  Astronomy/Exploration of Space and Leadership IV JROTC III
Lt. ColLt. Col. Ronald Whittle
Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Ron Whittle has been the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor for Sequoyah’s Air Force Junior ROTC program since 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and two Master degrees: one in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the other in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College. Prior to arriving at Sequoyah, Lt Col Whittle completed a 27-year Air Force career as an officer and pilot. His previous teaching experience includes the United States Military Academy at West Point where he taught the capstone officership course as well as coached West Point’s competitive flying team. He also taught military operational capabilities and planning at the graduate level at the Air Command and Staff College. Additionally, he has 1500+ hours of flight instructor experience in numerous military and civilian aircraft. Lt Col Whittle is married to his beautiful wife, Christie, and they have four children, Allison, Andy, Aaron, and Austin. You can contact him at
 CMSgtCMSgt (retired) Steve Vaughn
Chief Master Sergeant (retired) Steve Vaughn became an Aerospace Science Instructor for Sequoyah High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC program in 2018. He holds two Associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force: one in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and the other in Aviation Operations. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Aerospace Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His 30-year career includes 9 years as an aircraft maintenance technician and 21 years as a flight engineer during which he attained certification as an aircraft maintenance trainer and a flight instructor and evaluator. He accumulated almost 3,000 flying hours on multiple cargo, air refueling, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft while serving in various leadership roles. Chief Vaughn’s lovely family includes his wife, Virginia, their son Zachary, and daughter Jordan. He can be contacted at