• Wharton High School's AFJROTC unit has been awarded the AFJROTC Distinguished Unit Award, the highest award a unit can receive during a non-inspection year.  Congratulations to all of the Cadets, your hard work and commitment to excellence continue to take the Wharton High School AFJROTC unit to new and greater heights!



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  • AFJROTC will host a Summer enrichment Program for all Cadets (including incoming first-year Cadets.)  The cost is FREE and so is the fun...so if you are going to be part of the AFJROTC team next year then take advantage of this opportunity to get ahead of your peers and prepare for upcoming competitions.

    Summer Program

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  • Congratulations to our 2022 AFJROTC National Award Winners.

    Cadet Airman Daniel Deleon: Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated AFJROTC Cadet Award (Photo not available)

    Cadet Staff Sergeant Leilani Veazey: Tuskegee Irmen Incorporated AFJROTC Cadet Award (Photo not available)

    Cadet Staff Sergeant Ciara Perales: Veterans of Foreign Wars Award


    Cadet First Lieutenant Christopher Sipple: Daughters of the American Revolution Award


    Cadet Major Litzy Martinez: Air Force Association Award



    Additional congratulations to our Cadets who were named the 2022  "Outstanding Cadet of the Year" for their year group.

    Cadet Airman Daniel Deleon: Outstanding First-Year Cadet

    Cadet Staff Sergeant Angelicia Wagner: Outstanding Second-Year Cadet

    Cadet Major Litzy Martinez: Outstanding Third-Year Cadet

    Cadet Major Khushi Patel: Outstanding Fourth-Year Cadet

    Outstanding Cadets

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  • We are pleased to announce that beginning in the 22/23 academic year, Wharton High School's AFJROTC program will be offering Cadets the opportunity to participate as members of a competition Archery Team.  As with all of the programs we offer, this will be at no cost to the Cadet.  All equipment and training will be provided free of charge.

    In order to join the Archery Team, you must be a member of the AFJROTC program.

    Cadets (including upcoming 1st-year Cadets) will have the opportunity to practice and hone their archery skills during our summer program.  For more information regarding the Archery Team, don't hesitate to get in touch with Chief Slacum eslacum@WhartonISD.net.

    Archery Team Commander

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  • Our Mission

    “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.”

    Our Purpose

    Instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, character, and a sense of accomplishment. To make the greatest positive impact in the lives of our cadets as possible. This is perfectly encapsulated in our motto: “Building Better Citizens for America.”

    Our Vision Statement

    Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) will provide a quality citizenship, character, and leadership development program, while fostering enduring partnerships and relationships with high schools, educational institutions, and communities that help meet our citizen development mission.

    Air Force Mission and Core Values

    The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win... airpower anytime, anywhere.

    Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

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Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps