Washington High School Air Force
Junior ROTC

Learning 21st Century Professional Skills Through Time Honored Traditions

It has been identified by businesses and corporations that today’s graduate job force is lacking skills needed to succeed. They are not lacking the technical knowledge, but are coming up short on what use to be termed “soft skills.” These needed skills are Leadership, Time Management, Working in Groups, Creativity, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, and Problem Solving Skills.

It has gotten to the point that top universities and technical trade schools are adding classes to teach these skills. Here, in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, we already have a program that teaches these skills.

Air Force Junior ROTC Offered Exclusively at Washington High School.


Who can join?
Any student in the Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools; if not in the Washington High area, waivers are issued from the Central Office to attend specifically for JROTC.

Who is teaching the class?
Retired Air Force Officers and Non Commissioned Officers with over 125 years of leadership experience.

Are there special requirements?
Yes. Cadets will be issued uniforms at no cost, and are expected to wear them in accordance with Air Force regulations once each week. This includes hair and personal grooming standards.

Are you training cadets for the military?
No, Air Force JROTC is not a recruiting tool. Some may enter the military, but most will take our 21st Century Leadership skills to colleges and civilian careers.

Are there any physical requirements?
No, all are welcome. We do have physical training, but it is designed to improve a cadet’s current health, and any physical restrictions or limitations are accounted for.

AFJROTC Cadet Creed

I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.

I am connected and faithful to every Corps of Cadets who serve 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 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.

You will learn to:

  1. Appreciate the ethical values that underlie good citizenship.
  2. To make ethical decisions based on core values.
  3. Develop leadership potential and learn to live and work cooperatively with others.
  4. Understand teamwork and leadership.
  5. Understand ways to resist negative peer pressure and support others.
  6. Give service to the community.
  7. Drill, to discipline yourself.
  8. Increase writing, reading, and test-taking skills.
  9. Use basic problem-solving and conflict resolution life skills.
  10. Fitness, wellness, and good nutrition are necessary to perform as a leader.
  11. Respect yourself and others.
  12. Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture and discover the role the military services play in defending our nation.

Contact Us

Office: 913-627-7908

Name Title Email
Lt. Col. Patrick McCormack Senior Aerospace Science Instructor patrick.mccormack@kckps.org
Maj. Rosalind Woody Aerospace Science Instructor rosalind.woody@kckps.org
MSgt. Richard DeLacy Aerospace Science Instructor richard.delacy@kckps.org