Cadet Guide

SAN MARCOS HIGH SCHOOL 

AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC 

CA-20091 

2021-2022 CADET GUIDE



Foreword

This Cadet Guide is produced each year to help answer questions that you may have about Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training (AFJROTC).  Also, it can help you achieve leadership goals you set while in AFJROTC and build a better you.  This guide establishes procedures and guidance for the organization and members of the CA-20091 cadet corps. It should be referenced by all cadets.


MISSION

"Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community” 

GOALS 

Instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and sense of accomplishment. 

The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self- discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals. 

The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration. 

MOTTO
BORN TO SERVE, TRAINED TO LEAD

CA-20091 Emblem 

 

History of JROTC 

The National Defense Act of 1916 authorized a junior course for non-college military schools, high schools and other non-preparatory schools. The Army implemented the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) in 1916. Public Law 88-647, commonly known as the ROTC Vitalization Act of 1964, directed the secretaries of each military service to establish and maintain JROTC units for their respective services. The first Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) programs were opened in 1966. AFJROTC is a continuing success story. From a modest beginning of 20 units in 1966, AFJROTC has grown to almost 900 units throughout the world, with 102,000 cadets. 

Enrollment

All AFJROTC students must be enrolled voluntarily and participate in the full program requirements. Program requirements include: taking AFJROTC academic courses, participation in the cadet corps activities, properly wearing the prescribed uniform each required uniform day, meeting and maintaining Air Force grooming standards, and maintaining acceptable disciplinary standards. 

Disenrollment

Disenrollment Rules: The SASI is the final authority on the removal of a cadet from CA-20091.

Cadets can be removed from the AFJROTC program for the following offenses:

1. Consistent unexcused absences and tardiness

2. Consistent disruptive behavior

3. The use or threat of violent and harm towards other students

4. Criminal offenses on and off campus (stealing, DUI, drug & alcohol offenses)

5. Failure to complete required paperwork and permission slips to participate

6. Failure to participate in regular and required classroom, drilling, and physical fitness requirements.

7. Failure to meet the minimum academic and citizenship grades of at least a 2.0 GPA (unweighted) each, or failure to achieve a passing grade in a minimum of four subjects

8. Any other offenses that negatively impact other cadets, instructors, or the cadet environment as deemed by the SASI

Students enrolled in AFJROTC will not have the option of disenrollment after the third week of school. Cadets will have the option of disenrollment at the end of the semester before the new semester begins. All disenrollment needs to be coordinated with the SASI and ASI before contacting a guidance counselor. A verbal agreement between guidance counselors and the AFJROTC instructors that forbids student disenrollment without prior coordination with the AFJROTC instructors is in place and is standard procedure. Disenrollment during a semester will only occur under exceptional circumstances and with the approval of the SASI.  Cadets leaving the AFJROTC by approval of the SASI or during approved disenrollment periods, will not have

their schedules changed until all required items are returned to AFJROTC. Any unused items or uniforms will be returned. All military service uniforms will be dry cleaned and returned before cadets are allowed to change their schedules to one that would remove them from AFJROTC.

Reserve Cadet

Reserve Cadet Participation: A Reserve Cadet is a student who:

1. Completed the entire AFJROTC Academic Program and graduated, or

2. Is in a 4x4 schedule and completed an AFJROTC course during one term, but is not participating in an AFJROTC course during the current term, or

3. For San Marcos High School, a traditional schedule, where the student participated in AFJROTC for at least one year, but is no longer participating in the current year


A student must have been a cadet for at least one academic year to be considered for the Reserve Cadet program. If a student desires to become a Reserve Cadet, he/she must first contact the commander of the team they wish to join. Then, the commander will present a compelling argument on why the student should be approved as a Reserve Cadet to the Senior Staff. The SASI/ASI will then take into account unit and team manning, the student's previous performance, and the recommendations of Senior Staff before a decision is made. Reserve Cadets may participate in all AFJROTC extracurriculars (community service, drill teams,

academic teams, etc). Time in “Reserve” status does not count towards the Certificate of Completion, nor do Reserves Cadets count toward minimum unit enrollment or unit funding. Reserve Cadets may retain their uniform for the entire academic year.


Course Expectations


Students are expected to actively take part in learning with the goal of achieving their personal best.  Every attempt will be made to help students use good work habits to promote success. Instructors will insist on reasonable and cooperative behavior by all students so that learning is not disrupted. However, the final responsibility for success or failure belongs to the students. It is the student who must do the learning. This applies in the JROTC classroom and throughout the high school campus.


It is expected that students will:

1. Follow directions carefully

2. Solve problems thoughtfully and reasonably

3. Work cooperatively and responsibly

4. Respect themselves and others


Behavioral Expectations


The following are a few specific expectations of the instructors to provide a successful learning environment:

1. All students will sign and adhere to the AFJROTC code

2. No gum, food (lunch ok) or drinks (except water) are allowed in class

3. No hats may be worn in the classroom

4. Cadets are expected to be model citizens in the classroom, throughout the high school 

campus, and in the community

5. Talking without permission will not be permitted

6. Cheating on tests or assignments will be rewarded with a ZERO on the test and parent contact will be made. This can also result in a demotion in rank, placement on probation, or removal from AFJROTC

7. Cadets must come to class prepared with a pencil, paper, a notebook, and a cadet handbook

8. All students are expected/required to give respect. Military courtesy will be adhered to at all times (in/out of uniform), to include saluting cadet officers, addressing cadets as “Sir” or “Ma’am” or by their rank, etc.

9. Any breach of the Honor Code can result in the cadet being placed on probation which can result in the lowering of the citizenship grade, demotion in rank, ineligibility for the next promotion cycle, or removal from AFJROTC

10. Personal items left in the AFJROTC rooms will be removed daily. Items that are still 

there the next morning will be taken to the school lost and found. AFJROTC is not responsible for lost items left in

the classroom.


Hazing

Hazing and Physical Abuse Discipline Prohibitions: Any form of hazing, whether verbal or physical, will not be tolerated within any AFJROTC unit or activity. In addition, requiring cadets, individually or as a group, to perform any physical action as a reprimand, punishment, or for failure to perform will also not be tolerated.

Examples of prohibited physical activities include, but are not limited to:

1. Push-ups, running laps, or any inappropriate physical contact such as shoving, pulling 

or grabbing.

2. Any form of verbal abuse, teasing, public rebuke, or any attempt to otherwise humiliate a cadet is prohibited.

3. This prohibition is applicable to all AFJROTC unit activities, and includes instructors, cadets and any personnel involved with or participating in an AFJROTC unit or activity.

4. Unauthorized Clubs. No unit may encourage, facilitate, or otherwise condone secret societies or private clubs as part of the AFJROTC program.

Classroom Information 

a. Keys to success: Successful students come to class every day, participate wholeheartedly with 

their flight, wear the AFJROTC uniform and physical training uniform when required, and are prepared with all materials and tasks ready. 

b. SMHS Student/Parent Handbook policies apply for AFJROTC. 

c. Attendance/Tardiness/Truancy: Daily attendance is essential for academic success. Students 

who arrive late are marked absent and may be considered truant. It is up to the absent student to ensure knowledge of missed assignments, changes in the schedule, etc. and it is up to that student to ensure any missed work is made up in a timely manner. 

  • d. Honest and trustworthy is the expectation of each cadet in all their endeavors. Students must 

    abide by the SMHS Internet acceptable use agreement. Plagiarism or cheating in any form is not acceptable and will result in a grade of zero for the assignment. 

    e. Assignments can be printed and submitted or submitted in Google Classroom to the instructor. 

    It is important for students to complete assignments and projects on time. 

    f. Supplies and Materials: School provided computer access with Wifi outside of school hours.  

    Each cadet will bring their computer, pen/pencil and paper to class each day.

    g. Teacher Contact Points: An AFJROTC instructor is available from approximately 6:45 AM 

    until 4:00 PM Monday – Friday, Period 2 is the AFJROTC prep period and both instructors are normally available during that time in the classroom. They can be reached by phone at 760-290- 2290 (voice mail is available), or email: 

    Major - Mark.McLouth@smusd.org, 

    MSgt – Michael.lazare@smusd.com. 

    h. CA-20091 Schedule:

    Monday: Uniform Day

    Tuesday: Classroom/late start (no zero period)

    Wednesday: Classroom/PT day

    Thursday: Classroom/PT day

    Friday: Classroom/guest speaker day


    Classroom Procedures

    To instill habits of orderliness, decorum, and military bearing, the following room procedures will be observed by cadets:

     

    • Cadets are expected to show respect for instructors, cadet officers and fellow cadets. Impertinence or disrespect will not be tolerated, and can result in a student's removal from the AFJROTC program. 1st offense will result in a verbal warning, 2nd offense will result in formal counseling by the SASI, and 3rd offense will result in a referral to the APs office and a meeting with parents to determine continuance in the program. It is ultimately the SASIs decision to retain or disenroll the student. 
    • Cadets will conduct themselves in a mature and adult manner at all times. When in uniform cadets will conduct themselves in a military manner. 
    • When the SASI or any commissioned officer of the United States Armed Force enters a classroom, the first cadet recognizing him/her will call the room to attention. The cadets will remain at attention until otherwise directed. This procedure will also be followed when the cadet Group Commander enters the room in uniform. 
    • Cadets will not call the class to attention once the class is in session. 
    • Cadets in uniform should address fellow cadets by their cadet rank or as 'mister' or 'miss'. 
    • Prior to the tardy bell all cadets (except flight staff and Senior Staff) will be in their seats. 
    • When the tardy bell sounds the flight will immediately go to seats. 
    • When the bell rings to end class cadets will go to seats until dismissed.

    While the instructors have an open door policy cadets will not enter the instructor office unless specifically permitted by an instructor. Cadets will stand at attention, knock once and wait until permission to enter is granted. 

     

    CLASSROOM RULES 

    1. No talking in class during instruction. 

    2. Treat your fellow students with respect. 

    3. No cadet will be out of their seat without the consent of the Flight Commander or ASI. 

    4. Bring all necessary materials to class every day. 

    5. No gum, food, or drinks in the classroom without instructor permission. 

    6. No electronics during class without permission. 

    7. You need permission from an ASI to leave the classroom, (restroom, counselor, nurse, etc.) and must have a pass. 

    8. Suit up for uniform and physical fitness days. 

    9. Use proper terminology when addressing ASIs, cadet officers and cadet NCOs. 

    10. Be prompt when returning parent and teacher consent forms. 

    11. Cadets need permission from ASI’s to work on AFJROTC jobs during class time. (Senior Staff accepted). 

    12. Working on another class’s work is prohibited without consent of an instructor. 


    Benefits of AFJROTC:

    a. High school students who successfully complete at least three years in the AFJROTC program may be able to enter the military at a higher pay grade than most enlistees. 

    b. College bound students can compete for an Air Force Academy nomination or an Air Force ROTC scholarship through their Air Force Junior ROTC unit. Or, they may receive credit for the first year of an Air Force ROTC four-year college program. 

    c. They may also receive priority processing when entering the Air Force if they win the Congressman Herbert Advanced Placement Award. 

    Activities and Events:

    • Block Day PT: Block day is PT day. We usually split it into two portions, drill and PT. During the drill portion the flight will practice doing all sorts of drill, such as marching or rifle drill. During the PT portion, the flight will do the normal warm-up process, and then will usually either do physical training or play a sport.
    • Community Service: In AFJROTC we participate in many community service events. During these events we are usually helping at an event that a different organization is hosting. These events build leadership skills in cadets and allow cadets to bond outside of school.
    • Military Ball (Date TBD): The military ball is an AFJROTC exclusive dance. There is a formal dinner portion and a dance portion with a DJ.
    • Unit Bonding Events: Unit bonding events are an important part of AFJROTC because they build relationships between cadets. They allow cadets to have fun and feel welcome in the unit. This increases the overall cohesiveness of the unit. An example would be the beach day that we normally do in the fall semester.

     


    Program Opportunities

    The AFJROTC program provides numerous opportunities to cadets within the unit. These opportunities range from special team membership, scholarship opportunities and outstanding resume additions.  Opportunities provided by CA-20091 include: Drill Team, Raider Team, Honor Guard, Exhibition Team, Community Service, Rocketry Program, Cyberpatriot Team, Flight Simulator Lessons, Scholarship Opportunities, Flight Academy, Cyber Academy, ROTC Scholarship, Leadership Presentation Team, Service Academy Nominations, Leadership/Followership Training and Practice  , JLAB (JROTC Leadership & Academic Bowl), Advanced Rank possible for those Joining the Military


    Cadet Organization

    a. Instructors 

    The Senior Aerospace Instructor (SASI), Major McLouth, and the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI), Master Sergeant Lazare, are not part of the cadet corps chain of command. 


    b. Group

    CA-20091 is organized as a Group. The Senior Staff is the leadership of the Group as shown in the organizational chart below


    Functional Organization

    a. Responsibilities

    Responsibilities and duties increase with an increase in rank and year level. Each cadet is expected to be able to assume the responsibilities and duties of the position to which they are appointed. The job descriptions in paragraph 7 define major responsibilities of each leadership position In addition to these duties each officer of the corps will: 

    1. Keep clear communication threw group staff and cadets

     

    2. Train at least one underclassman in the duties and responsibilities of their position

     

    3. Inform their respective Senior Staff member of all activities related to their department

     

    4. Serve on cadet boards as necessary

     

    The responsibilities of leaders are not limited to what is listed in the paragraphs below.

    b. The following definitions apply to positions in the corps: 

     

    1. Officer In Charge (OIC) – Cadet officer in charge of a department.

     

    2. Non-Commissioned Officer In Charge (NCOIC) – The designated enlisted cadet who is the number two person in the department. 

     


    Cadet Appointment and Rotation 

    The instructors and the incumbent Senior Staff will select the Cadet Commander and Senior Staff and Upper Staff Officers. All other officers will be selected by these officers, with the consent of the instructors

    a. All promotions will be announced on group orders. 

    b. Cadet staff officers will normally serve one school year. Earlier rotation of cadet assignments may be made to provide leadership experience for a larger number of cadets. 



    Progressive Development of Cadets 

    Aerospace Science level is equal to the number of semesters completed and potential positions within the unit.  Aerospace Science level one (AS-1) is a first year cadet who has yet to complete two semesters of AFJROTC. An AS-2 has completed two semesters, AS-3 four semesters, and AS-4 six semesters. 

     AS-4 Senior Staff Senior 

    AS-3 OIC / Flight CC / Flt CC Junior 

    AS-2 Flight Sgt /Assistant OIC/Guide

    AS-1 Element Leader/Flight Member  


    Position Descriptions 


    Group Commander - Red w/ Gold Tassels Rope

    - Commands and controls the unit using staff members and subordinate leaders

    - Ensures proper appearance, discipline, efficiency, training and conduct of the unit

    - Assists the SASI and ASIs as necessary

    - Identifies and establishes goals to be attained by the staff, subordinate leaders and members of the unit

    - Convenes cadet boards and staff meetings as necessary 

    - Administers unit activities according to Air Force principles and procedures

    - Informs the SASI of all planned activities of each staff

    - Supervises corps staff

     

    Deputy Group Commander - Red/Gold Rope

     - Command of the Group in the absence of the group commander

     - Assisting the Group Commander as directed

    - Presiding over cadet boards as required

    - Chairing the community service committee

    - Coordinating the group activities related to Unit participation in community projects, parades and ceremonies

    - Coordinating group activities related to participation in local, state, and national contests concerning aerospace

     - Performing periodic self-inspections of agencies 

     

    Executive Officer – Red/Gold Rope 

    - Regulates the job performance and personal conduct of the corps staff

    - Disciplines all cadet officers under the Group and Vice Group Commanders   

    - Coordinates communications within the corps staff 

     - Mediates disputes between cadet officers as necessary 

     

    Operations Squadron Commander - Red/ Silver Rope

    - Oversees the work and leadership of the flight staff

    - Updates flight staff with important information to tell the flights

    - Acts as a link between the flight staff and group staff

    -Mediates disputes between flight staff and cadets as necessary

    -Makes sure that all flight staff are trained for their jobs

    - Manages Flight of the Month

     

    Flight Commander – Red/Silver Rope 

    - Ensures the efficiency, appearance, conduct, discipline and training of flight cadets

    - Teaches cadets within the flight basic training and manual of drill movements 

    - Plans, executes and coordinates the activities of the flight 

    - Evaluates and recommends cadets for promotion

    -Selects Cadet of the Month (COM) nominees

    -Facilitates the Flight of the Month competition 

    -Attends Group Staff meetings as required 

    -Supervises flight personnel

     

    Flight Sergeant – Green Rope 

    -Assists the Flight Commander as required 

    -Maintains expertise in all areas of flight operations

    -Accomplishes the duties of the Flight Sgt as described in the Drill and Ceremonies book/AFMAN 36-2203 Personnel Drill and Ceremonies

     

    Guide 

    - Sets the pace and direction of march for the flight 

    - Secures, properly uses and stores the flight’s guide on

    - Accomplishes the duties of the guide as described in the Drill and Ceremonies book/AFMAN 36-2203 Personnel Drill and Ceremonies 

     

    Element Leader 

    - Assists the flight staff as directed

    - Maintains order, discipline and military bearing among element members 

    - Pre-inspects the element before flight inspections 

     

    Physical Training Leader/ PTL (No rank associated)

    - Coordinates with the SASI on the dates and places PT activities will occur 

    - Prepares PT checklists for documenting cadets running times, number of sit-ups, pushups, or length of standing jump 

    - Computes total scores to determine which male and female cadet is top PT scorer

     

    COLOR GUARD/CC

    - Is responsible for maintaining all Color Guard equipment/flags/rifles

    - Organizes and designates teams and team leaders

    - Leads teams during events as the American flag

    - Holds weekly team meetings to discuss after action reports and any issues

    - Trains team leaders and NCOIC in CG drill movements

    - Is responsible for recruiting and training new members. 

     

    DRILL TEAM/ DTC:

    - Ensures the team is ready for all aspects of the competition Provides a stable environment in which to learn and improve drill 

    - Must be prepared to memorize drill cards and movements, as well as act under pressure  

    - Takes responsibility for the conduct of the Drill Team 

    - Recruits cadets for the Drill Team 

    EXHIBITION/ ETC:

     

    - Ensures team and equipment are ready for a competition 

    - Teaches cadets how to perform Exhibition in a stable environment 

    - Must be ready to memorize and execute moves with little to no hesitation when under pressure

    - Takes responsibility for all aspects of exhibition’s teams

    Mission Support Squadron Commander - Red/Silver Rope

    - Overseeing the Logistics, Services and Personnel functions within the section

    - Ensuring each officer is trained and performing the job according to requirements 

    - Conducting staff meetings at least once each week to follow-up on job assignments and to issue new assignments 

    - Assuming control and responsibility of the Group if so desired by the Commander during times of extended absences by the Commander and Deputy Commander

    - Performing periodical self-inspections of agencies in preparation for inspections by the Deputy Commander 

    - Performing other duties as directed by the Group Commander

    - Main coordinator of the Military Ball

    Personnel Flight CC - Red/Silver Rope 

    - Ensures update of cadet personnel records this includes community service events along with hours and ribbons into WINGS

    - Supervises the renewal/replacement of unserviceable decorations

     - Attends Group Staff meetings as required

     - Supervises Awards & Information department

    Logistics FLT CC - Red/Silver Rope

    - Maintains inventory of all clothing items in WINGS

    - Issues uniforms to cadets and updates issues in WINGS

    - Ensured uniforms are organized in the Supply room

    - Insures Supply room is clean and orderly

    - Orders uniforms as required

    - Ensures receipt of ordered uniforms is documented properly

    -Attends Group Staff meetings as required

    Services FLT CC – Red/Silver Rope 

    - Acts as the liaison between the community and the corps 

    - Supervises and ensures timely creation, distribution, and return of all forms for CIA trips, drill meets, and community service events

    - Supervises and ensures appropriate buses are ordered in a timely manner 

    - Supervises corps financial matters

    - Contacts different schools and places around the community if they are in need of volunteers for events

    -Schedules and supervises all fundraisers

    -Attends Group Staff meetings as required 

     

    Special Projects CC – Red/Silver Rope

    - Prepares, distributes, and ensures receipt of necessary forms for all events and activities in a timely manner

    - Maintains the events board updated (Posts CIA trip, Drill Meet, and Community Service information)

    - Provides the Logistics Flt/CC with a list of attendees at all corps functions.

    - Attends Group Staff meetings as required

    - Researches any special task or opportunity and briefs the rest of Group Staff

    - Can be assigned a “special project” to work on for an allotted time


     




    Cadet Recognition Programs 

    a.  Cadet of the Month - Award is given approximately seven times a year, and should be given to the Cadet who has measurably excelled in one or more (criteria provided at the beginning of the month) of the following areas: -

    1. Quiz/Test Score 

    2. Drill Performance 

    3. Outside-of-Class Participation 

    4. Uniform 

    5. Attendance 

    6. Class Participation (The Cadet who receives this award may be promoted one permanent rank.) 

    b.  Flight of the Month – Based on Flight of the Month competition performance (rubric provided by the Operations Squadron CC). 

    c.  Flight Commander of the Year – Selected by instructors and SS based on performance during the year. Presented at the awards banquet. 

    d.  Most Dedicated Cadet of the Year – Selected by instructors and SS based on performance during the year. Presented at the awards banquet. 

    e.  Most Improved Cadet of the Year – Selected by instructors and SS based on performance during the year. Presented at the awards banquet. 

    f.  Flight of the Term – Selected by the rubric provided by the Operations Squadron CC for the overall term.

    g.  Group Commander’s award – Selected by the Group Commander. Presented at the awards banquet. 

    h.  ASI Award – Selected by the instructors. Awarded to cadets who contributed the most to the unit during the year. Presented at the awards banquet. 

    i.  Most Improved PT Award – Presented to the cadet with the most improved E2C score. Presented at the awards banquet. 


    Cadet Rank and Promotion 

    - Must fill out Application for Promotion 

    - Must pass Drill and Knowledge Test 

     

    a. Two Cadet Ranks

    Temporary and permanent cadet ranks

    b. Minimum permanent rank at the end of

    1st year – Cadet Airman, 2nd year – Cadet Airman First Class, 3rd year – Cadet Senior Airman, 4th year – Cadet Staff Sergeant 

    c. Rank With Position

    With appointment to certain positions a temporary rank will be awarded as follows: 

    (1) Group/Vice Group Commander - c/Lieutenant Colonel (2) Squadron/CC - c/Captain (4th year = c/Major) (3) Department OIC- c/2nd Lieutenant (4th year = c/1st Lieutenant) (4) Flight Commander- c/1st Lieutenant (4th year = c/Capt) (5) Team Commander- c/2nd Lieutenant (4th year = c/1st Lieutenant) (6) Flight Chief – c/Senior Master Sergeant (4th year = c/Chief Master 

    Sergeant) 

    d. Transferred 

    Students transferred to CA-20091 from other JROTC units will be awarded 

    rank based on their rank at their previous unit

    e. Cadet Ranks

    Cadet ranks are not to be confused with or used interchangeably with USAF 

    rank and grade designations. The term 'cadet' will be an integral part of any written or spoken reference to a specific rank. 

    f. Enlisted Promotion system 

    Up to three promotion cycles per year. One promotion will be based on performance/merit. The Personnel Flight/CC will create the rubric/test for additional promotions. These promotions become the cadet’s new permanent rank.

    g. Enlisted Rank/ Officer Rank

    Cadet Airman Basic -c/AB, Cadet Airman - c/Amn, Cadet Airman First Class – c/A1C, Cadet Senior Airman – c/SrA, Cadet Staff Sergeant – c/SSgt, Cadet Technical Sergeant – c/TSgt, Cadet Master Sergeant – c/MSgt, Cadet Senior Master Sergeant – c/SMSgt, Cadet Chief Master Sergeant c/CMSgt 

    Cadet Second Lieutenant – c/2Lt,  Cadet First Lieutenant – c/1Lt,  Cadet Captain – c/Cpt, Cadet Major – c/Maj, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel – c/Lt Col, 





                                       






    Wear of the Uniform 

    A. San Marcos High School Administration and the United States Air Force agree students enrolled in AFJROTC will wear the prescribed uniform at least one day each week while attending classes and when participating in AFJROTC activities. [Monday] 

    B. The Air Force JROTC uniform is worn correctly and with pride. The uniform is the distinctive dress of a proud and honorable profession. With a few insignia exceptions it is the same uniform as the United States Air Force uniform. Everyone will notice you in uniform. You can’t be missed! Because you will be so noticeable you will make a favorable or unfavorable impression every moment you are in uniform. If a cadet has good bearing, is courteous, well groomed, and wears the uniform correctly, then a good impression is made. If a cadet is ill mannered, unkempt, loud and boisterous, or wears the uniform in a careless or sloppy manner, then a poor and damaging impression is made. The uniform is a symbol of your country and should be treated as such – with respect. 

    C. Correct wear of the AFJROTC uniform is contained in the cadet Leadership

    Education 1 curriculum, this guide, the Cadet Uniform and Award Guide, and Air Force Instruction (AFI) 36-2903. The fitting standards, wearing instructions, and personal grooming standards also prescribed in AFI 36-2903 are applicable. It is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain all uniform items in a clean and orderly condition during the school year. If your uniform does not fit properly, you should see your Flight’s Supply cadet. Do not wait until someone else calls attention to it. Remember that how you look influences others. 

    D. Each cadet is responsible for presenting himself/herself in the correct uniform on the scheduled day. Cadets failing to wear the uniform (non-suits) when required will lose points on their grade for that 6-week grading period. Uniform day will be every Monday unless otherwise noted. Graded uniform inspection days will be designated on the calendar board. 

    E. Cadets will wear the uniform all day on Uniform Day. Wear of the uniform on Uniform Days is not mandatory for classes where the uniform might become soiled or damaged, however, prior permission from an instructor is required to change out of the uniform for these classes. AFJROTC room will not be used as a dressing room/personal storage area without  permission. 

    F. Cadets will only wear prescription glasses or contacts while in uniform in formation. 

    G. Cadets will not put flight caps in the shoulder loops (epaulets) of their 

    coats/shirts. They can be stowed in the belt on the left side with no more than one inch protruding above the belt and the top of the cap facing forward. 

    H. The uniform will be issued to cadets free of charge. When the uniform is issued to cadets they will also be given a hand receipt with the cost of the uniform items. The hand receipt must be signed by the cadet and the cadet’s parent/guardian and returned to MSgt Lazare. Cadets will be responsible for the cost (as stated on the hand receipt) of any uniform items lost or damaged due to neglect.

    I. The following Group uniform items are DRY CLEAN ONLY: Class A service coat, lightweight blue windbreaker jacket, trousers/slacks, skirt, neck tabs, neckties, and caps. Shirts can be laundered or machine washed and ironed (NO military creases). 

    J. The uniform (except shoes and socks) MUST be turned in at the end of the school year or immediately when a cadet leaves the program. The uniform does NOT have to be cleaned prior to turning it in. If the uniform is not turned in a fine will be placed at the school’s finance office until turned in or paid for. 

    K. Jewelry. 

    (1) While in uniform, you may wear a wristwatch and rings, but no more than three rings at any one time. You may wear one bracelet if it is neat and conservative. However, the bracelet must not detract from military image, must not be wider than one-half inch, and must not subject anyone to potential injury. You may not wear ornaments on your head or around your neck. Thumb rings are not allowed in uniform. 

    (2) Female cadets in uniform may wear earrings if the earrings are conservative and kept within sensible limits. For example, you may wear one small spherical (diamond, gold, black, white pearl, or silver) earring on each earlobe. The earring worn in each earlobe must match. Earrings should fit tightly without extending below the earlobes. Male cadets in uniform may not wear earrings. 

    L. Body Piercing. 

    Cadets in uniform are not allowed to attach or display objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to or through the ear (except as noted in paragraph 9. m. (2)), nose, tongue, or any exposed body part (including anything that might be visible through the uniform).

    M. (Officers only) When placing ranks on the epaulet instead of the collar, use standard size cloth rank, center on epaulet ⅝ of an inch from shoulder seam. 

    N. Grade insignia (officer and enlisted) is worn on both the left and right collar. Airman Basic has no collar insignia. 

    O. Jacket will be zipped to at least the halfway point. 

    P. Center insignia horizontally on the collar. Place 1 inch from bottom of collar and parallel to the outer edge of the collar. 

    Q. Name tag is to be grounded and centered over the wearer's right pocket, even width to 1 ½ inches higher or lower than the first exposed button.

    R. Academy of Model Aeronautic (AMA) Groups, Kitty Hawk Badge, Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Badge, Distinguished Cadet Badge: first badge placed 1⁄2 inch above name tag or ribbons and is centered horizontally. Additional badges placed 1⁄2 inch above the previous badge. 

    S. Grade insignia (officer or enlisted) worn on both left and right collar, centered side to side and top to bottom. Enlisted rank’s bottom point of torch points toward the point of the collar. Officer top point of rank aligned with point of collar. Airman Basic has no insignia on the collar. 

    T. (Officers only) When using officer cloth rank on epaulets versus miniature metal rank on the collar, place it as close as possible to the shoulder seam. 

    U. Ribbons: ground and center on the left pocket. Align with the bottom of the name tag. 


    Do’s and Don'ts in Uniform

    Do’s -

    - Keep your shoes polished and shined, including the heels and edges of soles. 

    - Ensure that badges, insignia, belt buckles, and other metallic devices are clean and free of scratches and corrosion. 

    - Keep ribbons clean and replace them when they become worn, frayed, or faded. 

    - Wear the flight cap when outdoors. 

    - Wear black socks. 


    Don’ts -

    - Wear the uniform with other clothing. 

    - Lend your uniform to anyone who is not a member of the AFJROTC program. (c) Allow articles such as wallets, pencils, pens, cell phones, etc. to be visible. 

    - Wear earphones or headphones while in uniform. 

    - Stand or walk with hands in pockets, other than to insert or remove items. 

    - Walk in uniform while using cell phones, radios, hands-free headsets. 

    - Smoke, drink, or eat while walking in uniform. 

    - Show public displays of affection (PDA) while in uniform. 

    - Wear the flight cap when indoors. 

     

    Uniform and Awards, Operational Supplement https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o9RYAWtGv76GVS4qouNUodyfWIbLVnuD/view 

    Visual Aids for uniform: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WZwGnDxbLAxRTPlhoyWnPnHPtzxw4Hl3/view?usp=sharing 

    Cadet Operations: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q3C1Y0cdNquQdfI6ZyS6bkDoOQe49fqg/view?usp=sharing


    Physical Training (PT) Uniform

    The issued PT shirt and shorts with appropriate shoes will be worn on PT days which are every Wednesday/Thursday unless otherwise noted. Cadets failing to wear the PT uniform (non-suits) when required will lose points per the syllabus grading and grading sheet.


    GROOMING

    Females-

    Your hair should be no longer than the bottom of the collar edge at the back of the neck. Your hairstyle must be conservative—no extreme or faddish styles are allowed. It should also look professional and allow you to wear uniform headgear in the proper manner, so your hair must not be too full or too high on the head. In addition, your hairstyle shouldn’t need many grooming aids. If you use pins, combs, barrettes, elastic bands or similar items, they must be plain, similar in color to your hair, and modest in size. Wigs or hairpieces must also conform to these guidelines. Hair will not contain excessive amounts of grooming aids, or touch eyebrows. Hair color/ highlights/frosting (must not be faddish). No shaved heads or flat-top hairstyles for women. Micro-braids and cornrows are authorized for women. Hair may be visible in front of women's flight cap. However, long hair will be secured with no loose ends. 


    Males-

    Keep your hair clean, neat, and trimmed. It must not contain large amounts of grooming aids such as greasy creams, oils, and sprays that remain visible in the hair. When your hair is groomed, it should not touch your ears or eyebrows, and only the closely cut or shaved hair on the back of your neck should touch the collar. Your hair should not exceed 1 1⁄4 inch in bulk regardless of the length. Bulk is the distance that the hair projects from the scalp when groomed (as opposed to length of the hair). The bulk and length of your hair must not interfere with wearing Air Force headgear properly, and it must not protrude below the front band of the headgear. Your hair must have a tapered appearance on both sides and back, both with and without headgear. A tapered appearance means that, when viewed from any angle, the outline of the hair on the side and back will generally match the shape of the skull, curving inward to the end point. Your hair may not contain or have attached to it any visible foreign items. If you dye your hair, it should look natural. You may not dye your hair an unusual color or one that contrasts with your natural coloring. You may have sideburns if they are neatly trimmed and tapered in the same manner as your haircut. Sideburns must be straight and of even width (not flared) and end in a clean-shaven horizontal line. They may not extend below the lowest part of the outer ear opening. No extreme or faddish hairstyles are allowed. Males must be clean-shaven but may have a mustache that does not protrude over the vermillion of the lip and does not extend past a vertical line drawn from the mouth opening. 


    For further/updated information please check the governing document:

    DRESS AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE OF UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AND UNITED STATES SPACE FORCE PERSONNEL         Chapter 3, page 17

    https://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a1/publication/dafi36-2903/dafi36-2903.pdf 



    The Military Salute  

    a. The Salute will be rendered when reporting in uniform to the SASI or 

    cadet officers. It will also be rendered when reporting to cadet boards or during certain formal activities such as award presentations. 

    b. The salute will be rendered between cadet airmen and cadet officers, between cadet junior officers and cadet senior officers, and all cadets and the SASI when both are in uniform, whether on or off campus. Cadets not in uniform will not salute. 

    c. In reviews or other formations, individuals will not salute except at the command, "present, ARMS".


    Cadet Boards 

    a. The Cadet of the Month (COM) board: One first-year cadet selected by the flight staff of each flight will compete for COM. 

    (1) The date and requirements of the COM board will be determined by the Operations Squadron CC and announced well in advance. 

    (2) The Operations Squadron CC will determine the members of the COM board. 

    (3) It is the flight staff’s responsibility to prepare their cadets. 


    Staff and Staff Meetings 

    a. The Group Staff includes the Senior Staff, Upper Staff, Department OICs, Flight Commanders and Team Commanders. 

    b. Staff Meetings will be conducted in a military manner. All members will direct Their attention to the business at hand. 

    c. Group Staff Meetings will be conducted as required. Staff members who cannot attend must be excused by the Commander and are responsible for ensuring that they are represented at the meeting. 

    d. Roll call will be taken. The minutes will be taken by the Administrative Assistant and published no later than three days after the meeting. Copies of the minutes will be distributed to the Senior Staff and instructors. One copy will be kept on file. 


    Awards and Decorations 

    The AFJROTC awards program is designed to recognize the achievements of AFJROTC cadets. Various national, veteran and citizenship organizations participate in the presentation programs. The awards and detailed criteria are in the Air Force Junior ROTC Uniform and Award Guide. 

    a. Medals and ribbons may be worn simultaneously for formal, semi formal, and/or special occasions of a limited nature (as specified by the SASI). 

    b. Place medals in the proper order of precedence. On the Class A service coat the top row of medals should be positioned 1/2 inch below the bottom row of ribbons. Additional rows of medals will overlap at approximately where the medal is connected to the ribbon. 

    c. AFJROTC cadets are authorized to wear ribbons earned while enrolled in the United States Army, United States Navy, or United States Marine Corps JROTC. AFJROTC cadets will wear AFJROTC ribbons above and to the left of other service JROTC ribbons or awards. Group ribbons according to service with the order of precedence determined by the regulations of each service. Other services’ ribbons are grouped by service in the folloGroup order: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. Valor awards from all services are worn ahead of all other ribbons from any service. The AFJROTC Valor Awards will be worn first, with other services’ Valor Awards worn in the folloGroup order: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. 


    Badges 

    (1) Awareness Presentation Team Badge (APT) – Awarded for participation on the Awareness Participation Team. 

    (2) Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge – Awarded to cadets who are members of the Kitty Hawk     Air Society. The unit’s Kitty Hawk charter will spell out the requirements for entry into the society. Go to WINGS | Logistics | Create Display Orders and order the Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge. 

    (3) Academy Modeling of Aeronautics (AMA) Groups – Awarded to cadets who have created a model of an aerospace vehicle, donated the model to the corps, written a minimum one page report on the vehicle, and presented the report orally to their flight. 

    (4) Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Badge – This annual award recognizes one Outstanding third-year cadet selected at the end of the school year. The recipient must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military potential, and maintain consistent academic and military excellence. The SASI, in coordination with the ASIs and with the concurrence of the principal, selects the recipient of this award. 

    (5) Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Academic Cadet Badge – Awarded To rising Junior and Senior cadets for academic excellence as signified by attaining an overall 3.3 grade point average with no grade below “C” in their transcript. 

    (6) Model Rocketry Badge – Awarded to cadets who have fulfilled model Rocketry program requirements. 

    (7) Other Badges – Wearing badges from other services beyond their intended purpose, badges from the regular Air Force, or other organizations on the AFJROTC uniform is prohibited. However, badges earned by cadets enrolled in a sister service JROTC program may be worn on the AFJROTC uniform in the location specified by the sister service. The AFJROTC badge location will always take precedence over the sister service badge. 

    (8) Marksmanship Awards - Marksmanship competition awards badges may be worn on the AFJROTC uniform under the ribbons on the left pocket flap of the light blue shirt or below the ribbons on the Class A service dress coat. 


    Ribbons

    (1) Gold Valor Award - The Gold Valor Award recognizes the most outstanding voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and personal bravery by a cadet involving conspicuous risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. 

    (2) Silver Valor Award - The Silver Valor Award is awarded to a cadet for a Voluntary act of heroism which does not meet the risk-of-life requirements of the Gold Valor Award. 

    (3) Cadet Humanitarian Award – It is intended to recognize cadets who provide aid in response to a singular extraordinary event such as a natural disaster or other catastrophe that has placed or has the potential to place a hardship on their fellow citizens. 

    (4) Community Service with Excellence Award - It is intended to recognize those individual cadets who provide significant leadership in the planning, organizing, directing, and executing of a major unit community service project that greatly benefit the local community. This is not an award given to participants but to the key leader(s) of the project. 

    (5) Air Force Association (AFA) Award - This AFA-sponsored award is presented annually to the outstanding third-year cadet. The award recipient must possess/meet the folloGroup personal Characteristics and eligibility criteria: Positive attitude (toward AFJROTC and school), outstanding personal appearance (uniform and grooming), display personal attributes such as initiative, judgment, and self-confidence, courteous demeanor (promptness, obedience, and respect for customs), growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change), possess the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions, rank in the top 5% in their AFJROTC class, and rank in the top 10% of their academic class. 

    (6) Daedalian Award - The Order of Daedalians is a fraternity of commissioned pilots from all military services. It is named after the legendary figure, Daedalus, and was organized by WWI military pilots who sought to perpetuate the spirit of patriotism, love of country, and the high ideals of self-sacrifice which place service to the nation above personal safety and position. This award is offered to encourage the development of these traits in cadets and to interest them in a military career. This annual award recognizes one outstanding third-year cadet at each unit that meets the folloGroup criteria: demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service to the nation, indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career, rank in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class, rank in the top 20% of their school class. 

    (7) American Legion General Military Excellence Award - This award is presented annually to one third- or fourth-year cadet based on the cadet’s general military excellence. Each cadet must: rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class, demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship. 

    (8) Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award - This award is presented annually to one fourth-year cadet that meets the folloGroup criteria: rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class, rank in the top 25% of their high school class, demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character, demonstrate adherence to military discipline, possess leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of JROTC training. 

    (9) American Veterans (AMVETS) Award - This award is presented annually to one qualified cadet that possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as: a positive attitude toward Air Force JROTC programs and service in the Air Force, personal appearance (wearing of the uniform, posture, and grooming, personal attributes (initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence), officer potential (capacity for responsibility, adaptability, and maintenance of high personal standards), obtained a grade of “A” in their AFJROTC class, be in good scholastic standing in all classes at the time of selection and at the time of presentation. 

    (10) Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Award - This award is presented annually for military and academic achievement to an outstanding fourth-year cadet The recipient must possess individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as: positive attitude toward the AS curriculum, outstanding personal appearance (wear of the uniform, posture, and grooming), attributes of initiative, judgment, and self- confidence, courtesy (promptness, obedience, and respect), growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change), demonstrate the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions, rank in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class. 

    (11) Military Order of World Wars Award - This award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet who has committed to continue the aerospace science program the following school year. Selection is based on outstanding accomplishments or service to the AFJROTC unit. 

    (12) Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Award - This award is presented annually to an outstanding third-year cadet who shows exceptional potential for military leadership. Each cadet must: be a member of the junior class, be in good academic standing, be of high moral character, show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country, show exceptional potential for military leadership. 

    (13) Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award - This award is presented annually to an outstanding third, or fourth-year, cadet who is actively engaged in the AFJROTC program and who possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership. Each cadet must: have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC, have outstanding military bearing and conduct, possess strong positive personal attributes (such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality, respect, and cooperation), demonstrate patriotism (being a member of the color guard or drill team) and actively promote Americanism, demonstrate leadership potential, attain a grade of “B” in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of “C” in all subjects for the previous semester, be active in student activities, not have been previous recipients of this award. 

    (14) National Sojourners Award - This award is presented annually recognizing an outstanding second or third-year cadet who contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the corps of cadets and on campus. Each cadet must: be in the top 25% of their academic class, encourage and demonstrate ideals of Americanism, demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership, and have not previously received the award. 

    (15) Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award - This award recognizes an outstanding third-year cadet. The recipient must exhibit a high degree of leadership, military bearing, and all-around excellence in AFJROTC studies and not have previously received the award. Each cadet must: be currently enrolled in the AFJROTC program, be in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class, be in the top 25% of their overall class. 

    (16) Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award - This award annually recognizes an outstanding third-year cadet. Each cadet must: contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participation in extracurricular activities or community projects, demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of class, demonstrate the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and patriotism, not have been a previous recipient of this award. 

    (17) Military Order of the Purple Heart Award - This award annually recognizes an outstanding third- or fourth-year cadet who demonstrates leadership ability. Each cadet must: have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC and country, hold a leadership position in the cadet corps, be active in school and community affairs, attain a grade of “B” or better in all subjects for the previous semester, and have not been a previous recipient of this award. 

    (18) Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Award - This award recognizes an outstanding third- or fourth-year cadet. The recipient must demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship. Each cadet must: be in the top 25% of the AFJROTC class, demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship, not have been a previous recipient of this award. 

    (19) Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Award - This award recognizes one deserving cadet annually (may be first, second, third, or fourth year cadet). The recipient must display a high degree of patriotism and have demonstrated a high degree of academic excellence and leadership ability. 

    (20) Celebrate Freedom Foundation/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC Award- This ribbon goes to a second or third year cadet who has a positive attitude, outstanding personal appearance, displays initiative, judgment, self- confidence, promptness, obedience and respect for customs.

    (21) Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) Air Force JROTC Cadet Award - This award is presented annually to two cadets. Cadets may be first-year, second-year, or third-year cadets and must meet the folloGroup criteria: attain a grade of “B” or better in their AFJROTC class, be in good academic standing, actively participate in cadet corps activities, participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs. 

    (22) The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Award - Awarded annually, at the SASI’s discretion, for exceptional leadership to the most outstanding AFJROTC cadet while serving in an Enlisted Rank. The selected enlisted cadet must have shown outstanding leadership throughout the course of the school year. 

    (23) Outstanding Cadet Ribbon - Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion to the outstanding first-year, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year cadet. The recipients must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military potential, and attain academic and military excellence. 

    (24) Leadership Ribbon - Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding performance in a position of leadership as an AFJROTC cadet in corps training activities. Limit this ribbon to 5 percent of the eligible group to ensure recognition of cadets who have consistently displayed outstanding leadership ability above and beyond expected performance. 

    (25) Achievement Ribbon - Awarded for a significant achievement as deemed appropriate by the SASI. Limit this ribbon to 5 percent of the cadet corps. Individuals may not receive more than one ribbon during a 1-year period. 

    (26) Superior Performance Ribbon - Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of AFJROTC. Present the ribbon for a single or sustained performance of a superior nature. Limit this ribbon to 10 percent of the cadet corps to ensure recognition of achievements and services which are clearly outstanding and exceptional when compared to achievements and accomplishments of other cadets. 

    (27) Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) - Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the DUA. Units have to set and accomplish goals for the year to attain this award. 

    (28) Top Performer Award - The Cadet Top Performer Award is a Headquarters, AFJROTC award presented to a maximum of 2% of the current cadet corps. Specific consideration should be given to cadets not previously recognized for superior performance. The award will recognize a cadet’s performance in the following key areas: in primary duty and specifically in preparation for the unit’s triennial assessments, involvement and positions held in extracurricular activities, the nominee must be in good academic standing in all high school course work, significant self- improvement. Community involvement. 

    (29) Academic Ribbon - Awarded for academic excellence as signified by attaining an overall grade point average of at least “B” for one academic term, in addition to an “A” average in AFJROTC. 

    (30) Outstanding Flight Ribbon - Awarded each academic term to members of the outstanding flight under criteria determined by the SASI. 

    (31) Drill Competition Ribbon - Awarded to drill team members for placing first, second or third place in an Air Force or Joint Service drill meet. 

    (32) Co Curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon - Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for leadership in AFJROTC co curricular activities. The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving objectives through the coordinated efforts of others. This award may be earned a maximum of four times. 

    (33) Drill Team Ribbon - Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75% of all drill team events per academic year, or 10 drill team events in an academic year, whichever is lower. 

    (34) Color Guard Ribbon - Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75% of all color guard events per academic year, or 10 color guard events in an academic year, whichever is lower. 

    (35) Saber Team Ribbon - Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75 percent of all saber team events per academic year, or 10 saber team events in an academic year, whichever is lower. 

    (36) Service Ribbon - Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for distinctive performance in school, community, or AFJROTC service projects. Limit to members whose active participation in a service project contributed significantly to the goals of the organization. 

    (37) Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C) Ribbon - Awarded by the SASI for participation in the Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C) physical fitness program. All cadets who participate in the E2C program will receive the Physical Fitness Ribbon. The Bronze Star device will be awarded and worn on the ribbon to any cadet scoring in the 80-89 percentile in the E2C program. If a cadet earns a percentile score of 90-99 they will wear a Silver Star. If they receive a perfect 100 percent they will wear the Gold Star on the ribbon. 

    (38) Recruiting Ribbon - Awarded for outstanding effort in support of unit recruiting activities. A cadet will receive the Recruiting Ribbon upon verified recruitment of a new cadet or attending a recruiting function. 

    (39) Activities Ribbon - Awarded for participation in cocurricular activities. The SASI awards this ribbon based on cadet nomination by instructors or Senior Staff. 

    (40) Attendance Ribbon - Awarded to cadets with no more than 4 excused absences and no unexcused absences in an academic term. 

    (41) Good Conduct Ribbon - Awarded to cadets with no suspensions of any kind, no adverse reports from other staff or faculty in an academic term, if approved by the SASI. 

    (42) Dress and Appearance Ribbon - Awarded for wearing uniform on all designated uniform days and conforming to all AFJROTC dress and appearance standards, if approved by the SASI. 

    (43) Longevity Ribbon - Awarded for completion of each year of AFJROTC. 

    a. Shoulder Cords – Cadets are authorized to wear one shoulder cord on the left shoulder. On the service dress coat, cords should be pinned to the shoulder with the pin hidden beneath the cord. The following Group cords are authorized for CA-20091 cadets: (1) Top 3 Senior Staff  (2) Officers (3) Flight Sergeant (4) Special Teams 

    b. Devices - Additional awards of ribbons will be indicated by the addition of clusters. Wear a maximum of four devices on each ribbon. Place silver devices to the wearer’s right of bronze devices. Replace the bronze device with a silver device after receipt of the fifth bronze device. Place clusters horizontally and tilt slightly downward to the wearer’s right to allow maximum number of clusters and other devices on the ribbon. Tilt all or none. If all devices do not fit on a single ribbon, wear a second ribbon. When future awards reduce devices to a single ribbon, remove the second ribbon. 

    Special Teams

    a. Cadets must meet the same eligibility criteria as school athletes to remain on CA-20091 teams. Failure to meet the 2.0 GPA requirement within two grading periods will result in dismissal from the team. 

    b. Awareness Presentation Team (APT) - APT is an academic endeavor designed to provide positive role models for elementary and middle school students. It also provides a practical application of the skills learned in the leadership education portion of the AFJROTC curriculum. 

    c. Kitty Hawk Air Society (KHAS) - KHAS is the academic honor society of AFJROTC. Its purpose is to promote high academic standards, school and community service, self confidence, and initiative. 

    d. Color Guard (CG) - CG is composed of several honor units that present the United States Flag, California State Flag and Air Force Flag in ceremonies throughout the San Diego area. CGs also compete in various competitions throughout the year.

    e. Armed Drill Team (ADT) - The ADT is a precision rifle drill team that competes in various drill competitions and performances throughout the year. 

    f. Saber Drill Team (SAB) – The SAB is a precision saber drill team that competes in various drill competitions and performances throughout the year. 

    g. Unarmed Drill Team (UDT) - The UDT is a precision unarmed drill team that competes in various drill competitions and performances throughout the year. 

    h. Youth Physical Fitness team (YPF) - The YPF is a physical fitness team that normally competes once a year in the Brigade physical fitness competition. 

    i. Best Drilled Individual (BDI) – One BDI is selected from each AS year group and normally competes once a year in the Brigade BDI competition.

    j. Best Drill Element/Flight (BDE/BDF) – BDE/BDF teams compete in regulation drill with rifles and normally compete once a year in the Brigade BDE/BDF competition. 

    Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag:

    “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation, under God, Indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”



    Star-Spangled Banner

    *We only sing the first verse*

    “Oh say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light, What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming? Whos broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight, O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly straming? And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. 

    Oh say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave? 

    On the shore dimly seen through the mists of the deep, Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence repose, What is that which the breeze, o’er the towerings steep As if fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses? Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam. Is full glory reflected, now shines on the streams; ‘Tis the Star-Spangled Banner! O, long may it wave O’er the land of the free and home of the brave! 

    O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their lov’d home and the war’s desolation; Blest with vic’try and peace, may the heav’n-rescued land Praised the Pow’r that hath made and preserv’d as a Nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this is our motto; “In God is our trust!” And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

    Written by Francis Scott Key, MD, 1814 

    Air Force Song 

    *We only sing the first verse*

    “Off we go into the wild blue yonder, Climbing high into the sun, Here they come zooming to meet our thunder, At‘em boys, giv’er the gun! Down we dive spouting our flame from under, Off with one heckuva roar! We live in fame or go down in flame, Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force! 

    Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder, Sent it high into the blue, Hands of men blasted the world asunder, How they lived God only knew! Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer, Gave us a Group ever to soar. With scouts before and bombers galore, Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force! 

    Here is a toast to the host of those who love the vastness of the sky. To a friend we send the message of his brother men who fly. We drink to those who gave their all of old, 

    Then down we roar to score the rainbow pot of gold. A toast to the host of those who boast, The U.S. Air Force. Nothing’ll stop the U.S. Air Force! 

    Off we go unto the wild blue yonder, Keep the Groups level and true. If you’d live to be a gray-haired wonder, Keep the nose out of the blue! Flying men, guarding the nation’s borders. We’ll be there, followed by more! In echelon we carry on, Nothing can stop the U.S. Air Force!”

    Air Force Hymn

    “Lord guard and guide those who fly Through the great spaces of the sky; Be with them traversing the air In darkening storms sunshine fair. 

    You who support with tender might The balanced birds in all their flight. Lord of the tempered winds, be near, That having you they have no fear. 

    Control their minds with instinct fit Whene’er, adventuring they quit The firm security of land; Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand. 

    Aloft in solitudes of space. Uphold them with your saving grace. O God protect those who fly Through lonely ways beneath the sky.”

    Phonetic Alphabet:


    a police wife: Note to Self: Memorize this!

    Military (24-hour) Time:


    Military Time Chart - The 24 Hour Clock

    Drill

    30 Step Sequence: https://www.midlandisd.net/cms/lib01/TX01000898/Centricity/Domain/2035/30_Commands.pdf 


    Video Demonstration:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV6Rz-19J5I





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