AFJROTC for Falcon Scholars
The goal of the military program and AFJROTC for the Falcon Scholar is to provide leadership training and character development in preparation for an Air Force Academy appointment.
All Falcon Foundation Scholars will join the Randolph-Macon Academy Cadre Leadership Training program in mid-August. Like all other R-MA Cadre, they will receive 10 days of intensive training in leadership, teamwork, drill and ceremonies, uniform wear, school policies, and physical fitness. In addition to teambuilding with other established school senior and junior leaders, Falcon Scholars will be mentored by the Commandant. Mentoring will emphasize school rules, school culture, uniform care and wear, and Service Academy application requirements tracking.
Rank and Position
Upon graduation from Cadre Camp, Falcon Foundation Scholars will be promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant, and be assigned to the position of Squadron or Flight Adjutant. In their day-to-day leadership roles, they will partner with the Squadron Commander and Squadron Executive officer to lead and be responsible for up to 100 fellow cadets. They will assist in the initial training and orientation of all new and returning cadets, as well as, ensuring the health, safety and daily accountability for assigned cadets in the dorm, in the classroom and at all AFJROTC functions.
In addition to leadership duties described above and academic responsibilities, Falcon Foundation Scholars will participate (along with R-MA’s High Flight Academy Prep cadets) in the High Flight physical training program to prepare for the USAFA Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA). We fully expect every student to perform well on the test.
All Falcon Foundation Scholars will be assigned to an Aerospace 400-level class where they will learn citizenship, academic and social integrity, character, and service to others. They will develop leadership and followership skills.
Mentoring & Guidance
Each Falcon Scholar will be assigned to a mentor who will focus on academic and military performance and ensure their USAFA candidate application process is on track. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and the College Counselor will prepare and manage the Academy interview preparation, interviews and PT testing.