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    The mission of the AFJROTC program is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.



    The goals of this program are to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.



    Our objectives are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship; promote community service; instill responsibility, strengthen character, and self- discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.


    Through these objectives, cadets will:

            Understand the need for national security, authority, and military in a democracy.

            Develop patriotism.

            Develop habits of order and discipline using military training.

            Develop strong morals, self-reliance, self-esteem, leadership, and communication skills.

            Be familiar with the aerospace age, doctrine, and career opportunities.

            Be familiar with military customs, courtesies, and traditions.

            Graduate high school and pursue higher education or vocational goals.

            Develop social skills and values and adhere to the Cadet Code of Conduct and Honor Code.

            Participate in community service activities.

            Follow the rules of parents, school administrators, teachers, and community officials.


    Cadet Group Commander:

    Cadet Lt Col Abigail Cockerham


          Cadet Deputy Group Commander:


    Cadet Lt Col Marton Platt-Burton 








    Irmo high School Air Force Junior ROTC was established at Irmo High School in September 1972.  In its 49 year history, Unit SC-071 has earned numerous awards and recognitions.

    Honor unit 28 times
    Meritorious Unit 24 times
    Distinguished Unit with merit 14 times
    Distinguished Unit 28 times
    Silver Star Community Service with excellence Award
    Air Force Association Sword of Excellence Award four times as the top Air Force Junior ROTC unit in the State of South Carolina


    SC-071 participates in many different events in the community:  Okra Strut Parade, Veterans Day Parade, Color Guards for different events in the community and Irmo High School sport and events.   They participate in Adopt-A-Highway four times a year with St Andrews Rotary Club.  Presents the colors at USC men’s home basketball games.   The unit has a competition drill team and drum and bagpipe corps.  We also do archery, marksmanship, academic team, Kitty Hawk Air Society, color guard team, saber team, aerospace team, awareness presentation team to mention some. 




    Air force Junior ROTC Courses Offered at Irmo High School

     Aerospace Science 1

    (Aerospace Science 1 will fulfill PE credit.)

    Aerospace Science 2

    Aerospace Science 3

    Aerospace Science 3 Honors

    Aerospace Science 4

    Aerospace Science 4 Honors

    Aerospace Science Honors Project 



    National Awards That Cadets can earn:

    Air Force Association Award

    Daedalian Award

    Daughters of the American Revolution Award

    American Legion Scholastic Award

    American Legion General Military Excellence Award

    Reserve Officers Association Award

    Military Officers Association Award

    Veterans of foreign War (VFW) Award

    National Society United States Daughters of 1812

    National Sojourners Award

    Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award

    Military Order of the Purple Heart

    Sons of the American Revolution Award

    Military Order of World Wars

    American Veterans Award

    Air Force Sergeants Association Award

    Tuskegee Airman Inc. AFJROTC Cadet Award

    The Retired Enlisted Association Award

    Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award

    Air Commando Association Award


    Local Awards

    USMC League Leadership (Department) Award

    USMC League Leadership (Detachment) Award


     There other awards/ribbons cadets can earn thru their participation in AFJROTC.