Central is also the home of the first JROTC unit for the Keller ISD school district, AFJROTC TX-20055 Thunderbolts, in honor of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, and in keeping with the lightning bolt theme of the school.
Central High School currently has an AFJROTC program. However, the program has students from all Keller ISD high schools with the program housed at Central High School. The program has won numerous awards and recognition. The current cadet body is made up of close to 180 active cadets, The unit received the distinguished unit with merit in 2011.
All cadets are given a personal AFJROTC Cadet Guide to keep, to follow and review. It's their responsibility to know the information contained in it. The Cadet Guide outlines AFJROTC participation, Standards of Behavior and Dress Code. These standards are derived from Keller ISD code of conduct, as well as AFJROTC Regulations.
the unit is home to some prestigious cadets from all 4 schools, such as Nelson, Peterson and Piehler, these cadets are renowmed for distinguishing themselves in and outside the unit
Cadet Scott Peterson: He has remained in the top 5/key staff for 3 years, earned 2nd place for gov competition, received a full ride to Hofstra University
Cadet Reid Piehler: greatly improve the color guard teams receive a full ride to TCU for his contribution to the corps
Cadet Thuc Nguyen: step in the take care of Grady's job as corps commander Best cadet of the District
Cadet Vivian Hedburg: receive AFJROTC scholarship, competeed in female HG and placed 1st
Cadet Anthony Vongsavath: Chairmen of FRHS Stuco P&P, one of the top 6 leaders of Southwest Leadership, received outstanding cadet of the sophmore class
Cadet James McKnight: occupied literally half the corps jobs, he has mentor some of the best cadets of TX-20055
Cadet Tristan Grady: competed in ALL teams
Victor Morales: The first Ace of Aces of the 2014 class, he has contribute to the unit, advncing it communication technology and creating an airsoft team, however he quit his 2nd year after deciding to switch careers, he is currently part of the NAHS(the game)
Cadet Ross Nelson: Shown great improvments within himself and became the last corps commander of the class of 2014
Cadet Ty Goolsby: place 2nd for science in Academic Decathlon Regionals
The Corps Commanders are picked within the 4 school by the 2 AFI and the final decison is made by the SASI,,the Corps Commander usually come from Fossil Ridge High School, however this year currently Central High School holds the seat.