The TX-20081 Air Force JROTC Group was established at Forney High School on August 27, 2008, by an agreement between the Forney ISD School District and the United States Air Force. Colonel Parsons, the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, is a retired Air Force officer. He has over 54 years of Air Force experience, including extensive backgrounds in leadership, management, aerospace, world history, aviation, and future-readiness.
As members of the TX-20081, the students in Air Force Junior ROTC are referred to as Cadets. TX-20081 consists of Cadets from both Forney High School and North Forney High School. The Cadet Group is managed and operated by Cadet Officers and Non-commissioned Officers. This organizational structure allows cadets to learn leadership skills through direct activities as they progress through the course.
The program strives to provide Cadets with leadership opportunities to make informed decisions and develop the personal confidence and pride needed to avoid negative peer pressures and attain life skills that enhance success after graduation.