PLEASE READ AFJROTC APPLICATION PROCESS INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO COMPLETE THE ON-LINE APPLICATION.
NOTICE TO ALL NCOS: Effective 1 August 2012, only TSgt thru CMSgt can apply and a minimum of a Bachelors degree is required for submission of an instructor application. NCO applications received on or after 1 Aug 12 without an Bachelors degree will not be accepted.
NOTICE TO ALL OFFICERS: Effective 1 August 2012, only Major thru Colonel can apply.
**Additional requirement for all applicants: 3 references with daytime contact information (complete phone numbers) are required to complete an application. One reference should be your most recent/current supervisor and none of the references should be related to you in any way. A standardized set of questions will be used when references are contacted. The completion/approval of your application will be contingent upon reaching all references and JRI staff will not attempt to find alternate contact information so the burden to provide quality contact information is placed on the applicant.
ATTENTION RETIRED "GRAY-AREA" GUARD AND RESERVE MEMBERS
Effective 1 Jan 07, an instructor salary has been established--see "gray area" Guard and Reserve link above.
AFJROTC currently operates 868 units worldwide with expansion plans to 955 units in the near future. The success of AFJROTC would not be possible without the dedication of its Aerospace Science Instructors. We need additional instructors each year as AFJROTC grows.
Each AFJROTC unit is staffed with a minimum of one retired Air Force officer and retired noncommissioned officer. No specific AFSC or career field is required for instructor duty. Desirable prerequisites are teaching and experience working with youth groups; and exerience in leadership, supply, administration, and drill and ceremony.
OFFICER INSTRUCTORS: Officer instructors are required to have a minimum of a bachelors degree, and almost 95% have a Master's degree or higher.
ENLISTED INSTRUCTORS: A minimum of an Bachelor's degree is required for employment as an AFJROTC instructor. NCOs are strongly encouraged to complete a Bachelor's degree prior to retirement. Presently, 60% of all NCO instructors have at least Bachelor's degree or higher degree.
All AFJROTC instructors are deeply involved in their communities. They teach aerospace science and leadership education curricula. They also serve as liaisons between the Air Force and civilian agencies in the aerospace field, and perform career and performance counseling for AFJROTC cadets. They help plan and support activities like military balls, cadet competitions, cadet newspaper production, military ceremonies and charitable activities. They provide instruction in drill and ceremonies and in the principles of leadership and management. In short, the instructors devote themselves to the cadets in the classroom and during extensive extracurricular activities. Their hard work and devotion have resulted in an AFJROTC program which is highly acclaimed on local and national levels.
Recently retired or retiring Air Force members may request information on how to become AFJROTC instructors by calling: Officers: 334-953-5275/7744 NCOs: 334-953-5300/0371
PREREQUISITES FOR AFJROTC INSTRUCTOR DUTY Officers who meet the following criteria may apply: Baccalaureate degree or higher from an accredited institution; permanently retired from the Air Force; served last year of active duty as an officer; retired less than 5 years from the effective date of employment (may be waived in exceptional cases); meet DOD/AFJROTC weight/body fat standards, high standards of military bearing, appearance and moral character; if still on active duty, must have applied for retirement to be effective within 6 months of a fixed retirement date or terminal leave date. Desirable prerequisites: a Master’s degree; teaching experience, command experience, and experience working with youth groups. Some schools expect the instructor to be certified by the state as a high school teacher or willing to work toward and achieve certification within a prescribed period.
NCOs who meet the following prerequisites may apply: Posses a minimum of a Bachelor's degree, retired less than 5 years from the effective date of employment; meet Air Force/AFJROTC weight/body fat standards, high standards of military bearing, appearance and moral character; if still on active duty, must have applied for retirement to be effective within 6 months. Desirable prerequisites: baccalaureate degree; experience in supply, administration, and drill and ceremonies; teaching experience; and experience working with youth groups.
NOTE: You must have at least 20 years of active duty; served last year of active duty as an officer/NCO.
Effective 1 Jan 07 “Gray-Area” National Guard and Reserve members with at least 20 “good years of service” and a minimum of 3600 retired points, and who meet all other prerequisites may be considered for AFJROTC instructor duty as of 1 Jan 07.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact the AFJROTC Instructor Management Branch at HQ-InstructorMgmt@afjrotc.com; commercial (334) 953-7742, (334) 953-2535 (NCOs) or (334) 953-5112 (Officers) or toll free at 1-866-235-7682, option 4.