• DeMario L. Cruver, MSgt, USAF, Retired 

    demario.cruver@henry.k12.ga.us

     

    Welcome to AFJROTC!

     JROTC HISTORY

    The Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) was founded under Public Law 88-647, “the ROTC Revitalization Act of 1964,” which enabled all the Armed Services to offer a Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program at secondary schools that apply and meet selection criteria. Our unit, GA-20063, started the 2006-07 school year. The designation “GA-20063” means that Dutchtown High School was the 3rd school to be activated in the year 2006. The “GA” represents the state of Georgia. 

     

    The DHS AFJROTC program has distinguished itself each year of operation by ranking in either the near top 20% (Distinguished Unit) or near the top 10% (Distinguished with Merit) of some 870+ Air Force JROTC units nationwide: 2006-07: Distinguished Unit; 2007-08: Distinguished Unit with Merit; 2008-09:  Distinguished Unit; 2009-10: Distinguished Unit; 2010-11 Distinguished Unit with Merit; 2011-12: Distinguished Unit, and 2012-13: Outstanding Organization Award, 2013-14: Distinguished Unit, 2015-16:  Distinguished Unit, 2017-18: Outstanding Organization.

     

    2.             MISSION/OBJECTIVES/VALUES:

    The primary mission of AFJROTC is to Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community

     

    The Air Force JROTC Cadet Creed is:

    I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.

    I am connected and faithful to every Corps of Cadets who served their community and nation with patriotism.

    I earn respect when I uphold the Core Values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.

    I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, school, Corps of Cadets, community, and to myself.

    My character defines me. I will not lie, cheat, or steal. I am accountable for my actions and deeds.

    I will hold others accountable for their actions as well.

    I will honor those I serve with, those who have gone before me, and those who will come after me.

    I am a Patriot, a Leader, and a Wingman devoted to those I follow, serve, and lead.

    I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.

     

    The overall objectives of the GA-20063 program are to instill in high school cadets:  character; values of citizenship; service to the country, community, and school; personal responsibility; and a sense of accomplishment

     

    The AFJROTC mission and GA-20063 objectives are accomplished in conjunction with the Air Force Core Values, which are also used as the unit code: I will have integrity first.   Provide service before self. And give excellence in all we do. The military honor code is an offspring of the first core value, integrity. The honor code is: I will not lie, steal, or cheat. Nor will I tolerate those among us who do.

     

    3.             INSTRUCTORS:

    Dutchtown High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC instructors are:

     

                    Christopher Klaiber, Major, USAF Retired                        Master’s Degree

                    Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI)                   Started Air Force JROTC in 2017

                    Department Chair 

                 770-515-7510 ext 131                                             

     

                    Nathan N. Jensen, MSgt, USAF, Retired                          Bachelor’s Degree

                    Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI)                                Started Air Force JROTC in 2005

                    770-515-7510 ext 135                                                                   Experience: Certified Master Instructor

     
                       DeMario L. Cruver, MSgt, USAF, Retired                          Bachelor's Degree
                 Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI)                                Started Air Force JROTC in 2017 
                 770-515-7510 ext 133                                                                                         
     
      
    We expect another phenomenal and challenging year this year.  We hope that you will take part in the many activities and JROTC organizations so that you can truly experience the joy of that success.
     
    The unit will be evaluated by HQ Air Force JROTC this year.  The unit's goal is to earn an "exceeds standards" rating.  More information will follow.

    In general, expect to work hard when we work, and then expect to play hard when we play!!!
     
    Our motto for veteran cadets and cadet leaders is to "teach, train, and model."  Our motto for first-year cadets is to "learn, apply, and excel."

     

    We teach our operational procedures and expectations from our unit cadet handbook, which is designed to serve three primary purposes:

     

    *First of all, it provides standardized guidance on how the JROTC program is designed to operate so that we can all achieve a common goal; and that goal is to develop the skill set you need to be successful in any endeavor. 

     

    *Secondly, this handbook is also a detailed reference guide for eligibility requirements, cadet uniform wear, and behavior expectations.

     

    *And lastly, it reflects the philosophy and expectations of the instructor staff and school officials. All cadet activities are based upon our sincere desire to see each of you reach your highest potential at Dutchtown High School, and in life.

     

    Adherence to this handbook will help ensure cadet success in Air Force JROTC. The handbook is attached to my website.

     

    We hope all cadets will have a great school year!!!
     
    Respectfully,
     
    Major Christopher Klaiber, Maj, USAF, Retired
    Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
    Department Chair