Save AFJROTC Unit CA-943

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Save AFJROTC Unit CA-943

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Seth . started this petition to Colonel Paul C. Lips and

The Mission of AFJROTC is to Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community. And to Instill in students the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, character, and a sense of accomplishment. To make the greatest positive impact in the lives of cadets.

CA-943 is a division of the Air-Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Palm Springs High School in Palm Springs, California. On the early morning of December 3rd 2018 we were informed that the Headquarters of AFJROTC has made the decision to Deactivate CA-943 to much heartbreak and disarray of Cadets who have poured Blood,Sweat and Tears into this program. 

10 U.S. Code § 2031 regarding Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps states that No unit may be established or maintained at an institution unless the number of physically fit students in such unit who are in a grade above the 8th grade and are citizens or nationals of the United States, or aliens lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence, is not less than 10 percent of the number of students enrolled in the institution who are in a grade above the 8th grade, or 100, whichever is less. 

With a current cadet count of 65 we have fallen short of the enroll requirement by 35. Despite extensive and through recruiting efforts. Even In Light of this we have maintained one of the best units in California. Receiving "Exceeding Standards" on our unit inspection preformed last year. 

We as a Unit and as a family want to contest this decision to keep this unit alive and providing new and returning Cadets/Students with the Citizen and Leadership Values and skills that create Americans dedicated to their nation and becoming Hardworking and prosperous up-standing citizens.  

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