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Ruiz, SMSgt Antonio


Aerospace Science One

Welcome to the Texas-793rd Air Force Junior ROTC program.  I'm Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt) Antonio Ruiz and am in charge of teaching first-year cadets.  I cover subjects such as uniform wear, drill, customs and courtesies, personal behavior, citizenship, and the history of our flag and how to fold it.  I coach the Awareness Presentation Team, Choir, Saber Team and our three drill teams:  Junior Varsity Unarmed Silver Wings, Varsity Unarmed Silver Valor, and Varsity Armed Centurion Guard Drill Teams.  I retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years and seven months of service.  While there, I served as an Administrative Specialist, Postal Clerk, Student Training Advisor, and Master Military Training Instructor.  My last assignment was in Basic Military Training at Lackland Air Force Base as the Training Superintendent of the the 322nd Training Squadron.  My office number is (210)397-5247 and my email address is

One important note to parents, guardians, and students:  Junior ROTC is not the type of course that a student can peek into quickly and make an honest assessment about liking it or not.  In order to make a proper decision about staying or quitting, you'd have to experience the enitre year.  We concern ourselves with the "Whole Person" concept.  We try to enhance a student's self-esteem, feeling of belonging, and personal appearance.  Our motto is simple:  "Build better citizens for America" by allowing cadets to succeed in several areas of competition, help the school and community through activities, and promote academic exellence and opportunities for scholarships.  Our mission is to develop citizens of character, dedicated to serving their nation and community.  

Schedule for School Year 2013/2014


Conference, First Period E101B 08:50 - 09:40
Aerospace Science, 2nd Period Classroom E101D 09:45 - 10:35
Aerospace Science, 3rd Period Classroom E101D 10:40 - 11:30

Classroom E101D

11:35 - 12:25
Aerospace Science, 5th Period Classroom E101D 12:30 - 1:20

Staff Officer Training, 6th Period

Classroom E101D   1:25 - 2:15
Aerospace Science, 7th Period Classroom E101D   2:20 - 3:05
Aerospace Science, 8th Period Classroom E101D   3:10 - 4:05





Texas-793rd Air Force Junior ROTC Accomplishments

Air Force Junior ROTC "Distinguished Unit" Award Recipient since 2005

Silver Valor Varsity Unarmed Drill Team

2008, 2009 and 2012 District Champions

 2011 Air Force National High School Drill Championship (Western Region) Champion

2011 Veteran of Foreign Wars Association National Champion

2012 and 2013 Texas State Champion 

2012 Air Force National High School Drill Championship Champion

2012 Inter-Service National Champion

2013 Air Force National High School Drill Championship Champion


Centurion Guard Varsity Armed Drill Team

2007, 2008,2009, 2012 District Champions

2006, 2007, 2012, and 2013 State Champions

2008 - 2011 Air Force National High School Drill Championship (Western Region) Runnerup

2012 Air Force National High School Drill Championship Runnerup

2007 Air Force National Drill Champions   

    Winner of Nine Consecutive "Top Contributor" Awards

from the San Antonio Food Bank since 2005

      SMSgt Ruiz Awarded "Outstanding Instructor" Recognition Seven Times

(1998, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 2008, 2009)



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