Hello and Welcome to Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), unit UT-20171
My name is Lt Col (retired) Denise Harris and I am the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) for the Wasatch HS Air Force JROTC unit. I became the SASI in Aug 2019 and have loved every minute of it so far. The unit stood up in the fall of 2017. We currently have 74 cadets in the corps for Fall 2021.
My husband and I are both retired Air Force officers. We loved serving our country. The Air Force gave us many opportunities, not just in our careers, but also in our everyday lives. We have traveled all over the US and the world (either for work or for fun, esp visiting other AF friends); we have flown in jet and transport planes, we have jumped out of perfectly good airplanes, we have met military celebrities (like Buzz Aldrin) and Hollywood ones (like Dwayne Johnson), we have watched giant rockets launch multi-million dollar payloads to orbit and we have even been extras in a movie! Most of all, have met so many wonderful people that we now call family....part of our AF Family. We learned so much from the Air Force and now I get the chance to pay it back by being a JROTC instructor. I love what JROTC stands for and what opportunities it can provide high school students. AFJROTC is like a family to me and all the cadets!
Please look thru this page to learn more about AF JROTC, its purpose and how it is organized. You can also learn a little more about my career on the "About Me" page.
I only teach AFJROTC. Each AFJROTC class includes class on Aerospace Science (AS), Leadership Education (LE) and Physical Training (PT).
I use Canvas to post what we do each week in class and a lot of information cadets will need to know.
Parents, if you want to observe your student's Canvas classes, here is how you do it: https://www.wasatch.edu/domain/2173
Contact me with any questions, concerns or issues. I look forward to meeting you in the classroom!!
Lt Col Denise Harris, USAF (ret)
office: 435-654-0640 x3812