International School for the Arts
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 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
AIR FORCE JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS Unit SC-071
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
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
USMC League Leadership (Department) Award
USMC League Leadership (Detachment) Award
There other awards/ribbons cadets can earn thru their participation in AFJROTC.