• Dutch Fork High Air Force JROTC is among the best JROTC organizations validated by an "Exceeds" rating during our Unit Evaluation and designation as Distinguished Unit with Merit by AFJROTC headquarters for 2020. Our instructors also earned Outstanding Instructor Awards.



    Senior Aerospace Science Instructor Major Reginald Slade - rslade@lexrich5.org 

    Aerospace Science Instructor First Sergeant Joseph Whetstine - jwhetsti@lexrich5.org


    Unit Top 3 Cadets:

    • Cadet Colonel Eleyna Arteaga
    • Cadet Colonel Tyler Jacobs
    • Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Bedford


    Our unit has numerous community service, curriculum-in-action trips, and after-school leadership-building activities. Follow us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dutchforkjrotc/!


    The following are some examples of community service, curriculum-in-action trips, and Leadership Development Requirement (afterschool activities) respectively:

    • Adopt-a-Highway
    • Garden Cleanup and Landscaping - Lake Murray Irmo Women's Club, (LMWIC) 
    • Color Guard Details
    • Mentoring @ Dutch Fork Middle School
    • Okastrut Parade
    • Ringing of the Bells for Salvation Army (Our unit has been #1 fundraiser 10 yrs straight!)
    • Saber Team Details
    • Scare Hunger Can Drive
    • USC Big Flags
    • Veterans Day Parade


    • Air Force Bases
    • Air Shows
    • Bataan Death March
    • Cadet Leadership Camp (CLC at the Citadel)
    • Carowinds
    • Cape Canaveral
    • Parris Island
    • SC State Museum and Armory Museum
    • Universal in Orlando


    • Archery
    • Aviation Team
    • Cyber Patriot
    • Color Guard
    • Drill Team
    • Ham Radio Club
    • JLAB (quiz bowl team)
    • Raider Team
    • Saber Team
    • StellarXplorer



    About our Booster Club: All parents are automatically enrolled as booster club members and are encouraged to volunteer as chaperones and helpers for major unit events when needed. We assist the cadet corps with various fundraising activities, unit events, and trips throughout the year. Booster club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month via an online forum via Zoom or Google Meet.


    It is our intent to support and encourage Dutch Fork students to pursue post-secondary education and leadership-building opportunities. The Booster Club has been very active during the past four years fundraising more than $52,000. A large portion of the money, approximately $35,000, was used to fund scholarships for our graduating cadets and summer leadership course attendees. 


    President - Loretta Sass
    Vice-President - Drake Jacobs
    Secretary - Katrina Williams
    Treasurer - Cassandra Jacobs

    If you would like further information about our booster club or wish to serve as an officer, please contact Major Slade at rslade@lexrich5.org







Phone: 8034763370


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Technology, Charleston Southern Univ

Reginald Slade