Air Force JROTC

Department Chair
Joseph Abel

CMSgt Brian Shaffer

AFJROTC  -  Aerospace Science/Leadership Education


The Air Force JROTC Program prepares high school cadets for responsible leadership roles while making them awre of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as American citizens. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school and provides instruction and rewarding opportunities which will benefit the cadet, community and nation.


*************************************************************************************************************                                       Air Force Junior ROTC instructors and cadets of Westwood High School in Mesa,

AZ earned an overall unit assessment score of “Exceeds Standards”…the highest rating

attainable…during their evaluation on 29-Jan- 2018. CMSgt Brian K. Shaffer, Lt Col

Joseph D. Abel, created a dynamic and supportive learning environment coupled with an

excellent community outreach. The instructors provided outstanding leadership in

administering the cadet centered citizenship program. The Westwood High School

cadets performed exceptionally well and took great pride in leading and accomplishing

their unit goals. The Westwood High School Air Force ROTC citizenship program is

making a positive impact on the cadets, the school and the community.