William J. Brennan Air Force JROTC - 2017 JROTC Physical Fitness National Champions


(Left to right) Jya Birotte, Darrell Harmon, Amy Stein, Alyson Ripley, Makayla Rodriguez and Devin Williams low crawl during the obstacle course at the Air Force JROTC National Championship. In the first ever National JROTC Fitness Challenge Championship, held in Daytona Beach May 5-6, Brennan’s AFJROTC Spartan Bears Team, commanded by Cadet Commander Ryan Sykes, earned the title of National Champions. 
Dear Parents/Guardians,
        Welcome to the Texas 20101 Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) website. Your daughter/son is joining a first-class instructional program with dedicated and experienced instructors who will go the extra mile for each cadet. Our goals are to provide a first-class learning environment that’s safe, educational, inspiring, fun, challenging, and to make better citizens for America.
We will do our best to keep this website current. You can access the links to the left to stay up on current information, including the cadet calendar. We encourage you to check this website regularly. In addition, if we can make this site better, please let us know.

WHO WE ARE
        The senior instructor is Colonel Baker who has nearly 29 years active duty experience, including 2 years as the Texas Tech University ROTC Commander, 9 years teaching high school, and this is his 7th year at Brennan. Col Baker has a Bachelor degree in Business Education, Masters in Public Administration, and is a fully qualified Texas certified teacher, with speech endorsement.
        SMSgt Williams is a senior aerospace assistant instructor who has 22 years of military service, including leadership positions as a Logistics Journeyman, Military Training Instructor, United States Honor Guard Ceremonial Guardsman and Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of Color Guardsman. She ended her distinguished AF career as a First Sergeant, "Shirt." SMSgt Williams holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social and Criminal Justice. She is a Texas Certified Mediator, and this is her second year at Brennan.
        Our newest instructor, Senior Master Sergeant Walker, is originally from the great state of Arkansas. SMSgt Walker served 26 years in the United States Air Force. During that time, he served in numerous positions to include an Antenna and Cable Installation and Maintenance technician/supervisor, Correctional Custody/Remotivation Program Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge and culminated his distinguished career as a United States Air Force First Sergeant at the Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development at Maxwell AFB, Al. SMSgt Walker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management, and he starts his second year at Brennan.
UNIFORMS
        All cadets must wear the issued Air Force uniform on uniform day, which is normally on Wednesdays. (Freshman wear the Brennan AFJROTC Polo during the first semester and the Air Force uniform at start of the second semester). Cadets receive AFJROTC uniforms, shoes and accessories at NO CHARGE. Cadets will sign for uniform items and are responsible for the upkeep and proper cleaning. Cadets are only charged for uniform items lost, damaged (beyond normal wear and tear) or stolen. All issued items are returned to JROTC at the end of the school year.

PHYSICAL TRAINING (PT)
        Twenty percent of the JROTC curriculum is physical training which is held each Friday. This class focuses on exercise and wellness education. Cadets will purchase and wear a distinct Brennan AFJROTC PT shirt and shorts and are required to change into their PT gear at the start of Friday’s JROTC class. Each cadet will also need a pair of good quality sneakers to safely participate in the PT program. Cadets are required to complete the Presidential Fitness Evaluation and NISD PT requirements at least twice a year in order to receive PE credit.

COSTS
        There is a onetime mandatory fee of $65.00 for new cadets, which covers the cost of the Brennan AFJROTC Polo shirt PT shorts and a PT jersey. Returning cadets with the last school year's polo shirt that is clean and meeting the standard of excellence fee is $30 to cover the cost of the new PT gear. All cadets must pay this fee by September 12, 2016.
        We are proud of our cadets and program, and look forward to another highly successful school year. Go Bears, Airpower!


Making Better Citizens for America