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Our ROTC Instructors


Lieutenant Col Gregory L. Walker, Chief Master Sergeant Keith Pinkard, and Master Sergeant Dannion McLendon

The mission of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. The AFJROTC program has an enrollment of approximately 102,000 cadets, employs more than 1,900 instructors and operates units in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and Guam.

The objectives of AFJROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. In an effort to produce well-informed and helpful citizens, AFJROTC encourages its cadets to get involved in their local communities. This is one of the most interesting and fun aspects of the AFJROTC experience.

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the U.S. Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes U.S. Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration. The course consists of three components: Leadership Education (40%), Aerospace Science (40%), and Wellness/Physical Fitness (20%).

Experiences and opportunities include: 

  • Academic studies
  • Character education
  • Life skills education
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Military uniform wear requirements
  • Team-building experiences
  • Extracurricular team competitions
  • Curriculum-In-Action/Field trips

The Cedar Hill High School and Ninth Grade Center TX-957 AFJROTC teachers/instructors are:

Gregory L. Walker, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.)

Keith C. Pinkard, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)

Dannion McLendon, MSgt, USAF (Ret)

PHONE:         469-272-2000 Ext. 7299, 7576, 7342

CLASS LOCATION: Cedar High School, 115 AFJROTC Classroom

CREDIT HOURS: 1 Physical Education OR Elective Credit for the entire year (must complete both semesters)

**Students are also eligible to apply for college credit through Adams State College or the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs for successfully completing certain AFJROTC classes. Check with JROTC teachers for more information.