Welcome to Biloxi High School Air Force JROTC
What is Air Force JROTC?
AFJROTC is an elective course at Biloxi High School open to all students. It is a
blend of science, social science, technical course work, training and ceremonies, and the
elements of leadership. This course is divided into two areas; Aerospace Science and
Leadership Education. The Aerospace Science (AS) part provides an introduction to the
historical, scientific and technical aspects of aerospace. The Leadership Education (LE)
portion provides experiences to develop discipline, responsibility, communication skills
and citizenship. Being in the JROTC program does not commit you to military service.
Who teaches the AFJROTC course?
Biloxi High School has three Aerospace Science Instructors (ASIs): Maj Ed
Kenneth J. Melton and
MSgt Steve Hinton. All three instructors are retired from the US Air
Force, hold an Educator's License from the state of Mississippi and
are certified by the USAF to serve as ASIs.
Major Butler served 12 years as an enlisted communications maintenance
technician. After completing the USAF Officers Training School (OTS), he served
another 11 years as a commissioned officer in force support, communications &
information, and as an OTS and Squadron Officers School instructor. He served
as the Senior ASI at Bay High School from 2005-2011. He came to Biloxi High
School in 2011. He is the primary instructor for all third- and fourth-year
cadets (AS3s and AS4s).
MSgt Melton's past experience includes assignments in Administration,
Security Forces, and Intelligence. He started teaching at Biloxi HS in 1999.
He runs the AFJROTC Summer Leadership School program at Keesler AFB, serves as
the head coach of the MS-781 drill team, and is the primary instructor for all
second-year cadets (AS2s).
MSgt Hinton's experience includes over 20 years of service working as an
Education & Training Instructor where he presented classroom instruction to
students on Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, and International Students. He started
teaching at Biloxi High School in 2008. He serves as the head coach of the
MS-781 Physical Training (PT) team and School/Community Support team, and is the
primary instructor for all first-year cadets (AS1s).
What are the goals of AFJROTC?
AFJROTC acquaints students with the history of aviation and today's aerospace age. It
helps develop better informed citizens and promotes an understanding of traits that will
help students become more productive after graduation in their chosen field. This course
strengthens character, builds leadership skills, and offers a unique environment adding a
dimension to the overall educational process.
What job skills will I learn?
- Written communications
- Self discipline
- General aviation
- Oral communications
- Group setting
- Theories of flight
- Management techniques
- Time management
What extra-curricular activities are available?
- If you're thinking about enlisting in
the military, then you need to take the
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).
ASVAB testing dates: 25 Oct 2011 &
3 Apr 2012. Both Juniors and Seniors can
sign-up for the ASVAB at the BHS Career Center.
ASVAB Practice Tests
ASI Contact Info
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