The Tivy High School Air Force Junior ROTC was established in 2006. JROTC is one of the best "Leadership Development Programs" available to high school students in America today. It is built on the Air Force Core Values of: Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
JROTC is under the leadership of
Bobby C. Woods, Jr., Col, USAF (Ret)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Tivy High School - Air Force Junior ROTC
830-257-2212 Ext 3615
Colonel Woods is a 25 year Active Duty Veteran of the United States Air Force. He is a Senior Navigator with over 1,800 flying hours in the C-141B Starlifter, the T-43A, and T-1A Jayhawk aircraft. He flew as an Evaluator, Radar, and Instructor Navigator in the C-141B, T-43A, and was an Instructor Combat Systems Officer in the T-1A. Col Woods served at the Pentagon, Washington D.C. on the Joint Staff in the National Military Command Center, Operations Team Four. Prior to coming to Tivy High School in November 2017, Col Woods was the National Director of Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC. Col Woods is passionate about youth development, character development, and leadership education for our nation's youth. He is intentional and deliberate about transfering timeless principles from one generation of leaders to the next. Col Woods resides in New Braunfels, Texas with his bride Kelly of more than 26 years and his children.
JFROTC is under the leadership of Chief Master Sgt. (ret) Michael Galifaro.
Chief Master Sergeant (Retired) Michael V. Galifaro serves as the Air Force Junior Air Force Reserve Officer Corps (AFJROTC) Aerospace Science Instructor for TX- 20063 Tivy High School. Chief Galifaro served as an AFJROTC Instructor at TX-20016 Cypress Springs High School, Cypress, Texas from August 2011- May 2019. Chief Galifaro enlisted in the Air Force in 1978, at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He served as an Administrative Specialist until 1985, when he cross-trained into the Cost and Management Analysis career field. In 1986, SMSgt Galifaro entered the Air Force Reserve through the Palace Chase program and entered Military Training Instructor School. He has served in various functions as a reserve Military Training Instructor for 14 years and is fully qualified in all aspects of Basic Military Training. Chief Galifaro served as the Training Superintendent for the 433rd Training Squadron Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. He was responsible for coordinating the utilization of Air Force Reserve Military Training Instructors with the 737th Training Group, Basic Military Training. He is certified to teach at Officers Training School, and served as the Training Superintendent for AFROTC for six years. Chief Galifaro is an Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor, Master Military Training Instructor (Blue Rope), and has the distinction of having trained over 20,000 airmen and cadets. CMSgt Galifaro is married to the former Cheryl Richie. They have two children; Austin and Kimberly.