Navy & Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Flight Academy
The Navy & Marine Corps JROTC Flight Academy is an 8-week summer STEM program, conducted at partnering institutions nationwide. Upon successful completion of the program, cadets have the opportunity to earn college credit and their Private Pilot’s Certification. Flight Academy is intended to inspire and encourage high school youth toward aviation careers. The program is a collaborative effort between the Commander, Naval Air Forces and the Naval STEM Coordination Office operating out of the Office of Naval Research to address a national pilot shortage. The Flight Academy also addresses a secondary national issue of diversity. Aviation is one of the least diverse professions in industry. To date, Navy & Marine Corps JROTC cadets selected for the flight academy represent 45% female and 56% ethnic/racial minorities.
Cadets currently enrolled in Navy or Marine Corps JROTC programs in their high schools.