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 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, a retired Air Force Colonel. Mentoring will emphasize school rules, school culture, uniform care and wear, and Service Academy application requirements tracking.
Rank and Position
Upon completion of Cadre Camp, Falcon Scholars will be promoted to the rank of Cadet 2nd Lieutenant within the Corps of Cadets. They will be assigned to one of the flights as a Flight Adjutant and, along with the Squadron Commander, will lead up to 30 fellow cadets in their daily activities. 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 the leadership duties described above and academic responsibilities, Falcon Scholars will prepare for the USAFA Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA). We expect every student to be prepared and to perform well on the CFA.
Unless a Falcon Scholar is enrolled in ground school as a part of the flight program, all Falcon Scholars will be assigned to an Aerospace 400-level class taught by a retired Air Force Colonel where they will learn citizenship, academic and social integrity, character, and service to others.
Mentoring & Guidance
Each Falcon Scholar will be assigned a retired senior Air Force officer as 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.