Elkins High School’s Air Force JROTC Unit (TX-932) was selected as one of 174 units, from more than 800, to receive the 2010-2011 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award, presented by the Air Force JROTC Headquarters on behalf of the U.S. Air Force.
The award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed above and beyond normal expectations, and have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community, while meeting the Air Force JROTC mission of producing better citizens for America.
The Elkins Air Force JROTC unit is led by Captain Hunter J. Channell, USAF (Retired), and Master Sergeant Rodney Whitaker.
The objectives of the JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
Enrollment is open to all young people who are in the 9th grade or higher, physically fit, and are citizens or nationals of the United States.