Byron P. Steele High School Air Force JROTC Unit TX-20064 has been selected as one of 387 units nationwide to receive the Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award for the 2019-2020 school year. The recognition awards Air Force JROTC units that have performed themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America. The school received the notification of the award via a letter sent from Colonel Stephen T. Sanders, Director of Air Force JROTC Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. The Distinguished Unit Award is presented virtually during the years which there is not a physical inspection by Headquarters.
The objectives of the Air Force JROTC program are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship and life skills; promote community service; instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline through character education, and to provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. Enrollment is open to high school students who are in the 9th to 12th grades.
Unit TX-20064 at Byron P. Steele High School is under the direction of Lt. Col. Michael Hinsch (Retired), assisted by CMSgt. Joseph Johnson (Retired), and MSgt. Sharita Johnson (Retired).