The mission of the JROTC program is "To motivate young people to be better citizens."
Today JROTC seeks to train students in leadership and motivational skills that will serve them during their school years and throughout their lives.
JROTC is not a recruitment program; however, many graduating cadets enlist in the military with advanced rank and/or compete successfully for scholarships and military academy appointments.
The military framework of the program is a very effective way to instill goal-directed, success-oriented attitudes and behaviors. AJROTC competes against high schools throughout New Mexico and even on the regional and national level if qualified. Events include color
guard, drill, physical fitness, and air rifle.