MSgt Art Thompson


    MSgt. Art Thompson


    AFJROTC Madison Central Office: 601-853-0288


    Welcome Message

    Congratulations on your student’s decision to enroll in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps or as it is most often referred to as AFJROTC.  The AFJROTC programs at Madison Central High School and Rosa Scott 9th Grade High School are a four-year progressive academic course, which is open to all students in the ninth through twelfth grades.  The program is designed to maximize your student’s patriotic understanding, and their followership and leadership skills.


    The AFJROTC courses involve the study of aeronautics, military and world history, human behavior, management, communication skills, and individual leadership development.  In addition, we will take field trips to military facilities and museums, and possibly fly on some military aircraft.  The field trips and flights are not mandatory and no one is required to participate.  
    AFJROTC is a citizenship program.  AFJROTC is not a recruiting program for the military services and your student does not have to serve in the military unless they choose to do so after completing high school.  If your student elects to join the military after completing high school and has three or more years in the AFJROTC program, he or she could receive a higher rank and pay upon entry into the service.  In addition, successful completion of our program will greatly enhance a student’s chances of obtaining an AFJROTC college scholarship or an appointment to one of the five U.S. Military Service Academies. 



    Thank You


    MSgt Thompson

    Information About MSgt Thompson.

    - United States Air Force Retired after 23 years as an Information Manager

    - Received Associate of Applied Science Degree in Information Management from the Community College of the Air Force

    - Completed Bachelor of Science in Management, December 2009, Belhaven College, Jackson,   Mississippi     


    I have been teaching AFJROTC for 15 years.

    Classroom Rules  

    Ø  Under No Circumstances: Disrespect and insubordination towards an instructor will be tolerated.

    Ø  Under No Circumstances: Will any cadet be allowed to chew gum in the AFJROTC classroom.

    Ø  Under No Circumstances: Will a cadet consume any food or beverage in the AFJROTC classroom, this policy is strictly enforced at MCHS and RSHS, without the permission of an instructor.

    Ø All cell phones will be turned off and placed in back packs during classroom instruction, unless an instructor directs otherwise.   

    ØAll cadets will have nothing on their desk that is not needed for AFJROTC  

          ØAll cadets will put their purses and coats in the metal basket underneath the desk

    ØAll cadets must enter the classroom quietly and place all book bags in the instructor’s designated area.

    ØAll cadets are required to be ready for instruction when the instructor for the day enters the room (no exceptions).