Air Force Junior ROTC Uniform and Awards Guide

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Air Force Junior ROTC Uniform and Awards Guide
Air Force Junior ROTC
CADET GUIDE
Academic Year 2014-2015
AFJROTC PA-941
Marion Center High School
P.O. Box 209
Marion Center, 15759
(724) 397-4302
Table of Contents
pages
Preface………………………………………………………………………………………..... 4
Chapter 1
Introduction to Air Force JROTC.............................................................. 5-11
1-1 Scope
5
1-2 Program Basics
5-8
1-3 Mission/Membership
8
1-4 Origins
8-9
1-5 Concepts
9
1-6 Co-Curricular Activities
9-10
1-7 Uniform and Personal Appearance
10-13
1-8 Badges and Badge Chart
14-16
1-9 AFJROTC Ribbon Chart
17
1-10 Awards and Ribbons Designations and Criteria
18-27
1-11 Rank and Insignia
28
Chapter 2
Unit Goals, Unit Manning Document (UMD), Cadet Jobs/Positions….....29-40
2-1 Unit Goals
29
2-2 Unit Manning Document (UMD)
30-31
2-3 Organizational Chart
31
2-4 Cadet Corps Positions and Job Descriptions
32-37
2-5 Cadet Position Selection, Promotion, Demotion and Rotation
37-39
2-6 Cadet Operations (staff meetings and commander call)
39-41
Chapter 3
Cadet Admission, Transfer and Disenrollment...........................................42
3-1 Admission
42
3-2 Transfer
42
3-3 Disenrollment
42
Chapter 4
Conduct, Classroom Procedures, Courtesy & Saluting...........................43-45
4-1 Cadet Conduct and Classroom Procedures
43-44
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Table of Contents (continued)
4-2
4-3
4-4
Reporting and Roll Call Procedures
Hazing
Courtesy and Saluting
Pages
44
44
45
Chapter 5
Wellness Program & E2C…………………………………………………….. 46-48
5-1 Wellness Program
46
5-2 Health & Wellness Description
46-47
5-3 Sports Teams (non-varsity JROTC)
47-48
Chapter 6
Education Program ………………………………………...........................48-49
6-1 Kitty Hawk Honor Society (KHHS)
48
6-2 Mentoring
48
6-3 Tutoring
48
6-4 Freshmen Leadership Orientation & Training (F.L.O.A.T.)
48
6-5 Teacher of the Year
49
Chapter 7
Drill, Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP)....................................50-51
7-1 Drill Team
50
7-2 Basic 30-Step Drill Sequence
50-51
7-3 Civilian Marksmanship Program
51
Chapter 8
Certificate of AFJROTC Completion & Advanced Enlistment........... 52
8-1 Completion Certificate Requirements
52
8-2 Advanced Enlistment Opportunities
52
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PREFACE
Welcome to the Marion Center High School Air
Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
(JROTC) Program with the unit designation PA-941.
You’ve chosen to participate in a superb program
that offers special opportunities in education,
leadership and community service.
As a new cadet, you will be joining a select group of
High School students worldwide. These students
have made a commitment to enhance their personal
development through participation in the many
programs and activities available to JROTC cadets.
The programs and activities include: travel to military
bases, opportunities to voluntarily fly aboard aircraft,
marching in parades, performance in competitions
against other JROTC units, and participation in a
variety of community service projects. Social
activities include a Military Ball, awards
ceremonies, and other formal, military-type
functions.
You will be required to wear the Air Force Junior
ROTC uniform one day a week; put forth your best
efforts; and comply with all conduct, physical and
grooming standards. These standards support the
Junior ROTC objectives of developing citizenship
and leadership skills.
The information in this guide is intended to help
you get the most out of your experiences in the Air
Force Junior ROTC environment. However, your
attitude, enthusiasm, involvement and interest are
absolutely essential to the effectiveness of our
program. We’re happy to have you as a member
of our organization and feel confident that you
will enjoy your time spent in the Corps of
Cadets.
Remember this: “Effective leadership begins with responsible followership – before you can
learn to lead, you must learn how to follow!”
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CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION TO THE AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC PROGRAM
1-1 SCOPE - This guide is designed to provide a general overview of the Marion Center
High School Air Force Junior ROTC program. It is truly a “guide” and will not cover every
conceivable situation, but must be interpreted using common sense and good judgment.
Assistance in the proper interpretation of information included herein may be obtained from
any senior cadet or the Aerospace Science Instructors. Please do not seek unqualified
opinions or rely upon rumor.
This document is not a regulation or directive, although it does refer to Air Force Instructions
and gives guidance in areas not particularly regulated. Should differences between this guide
and any Air Force Instruction or Marion Center Area School District policy exists, the
instruction and/or school district policy will take precedence.
1-2 PROGRAM BASICS - The Aerospace Science course introduces the historical, scientific
and technical aspects of aerospace. Leadership education provides experiences to develop
discipline, responsibility, communication skills, and citizenship. Leadership Education also
includes wearing the Air Force uniform, the proper use of Air Force customs and courtesies,
participating in drills and ceremonies, giving and receiving instructions, and acting as leaders
and members of the PA-941st Group. Wellness comprises 20% of the program and centers
on building and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
You are not required for any service obligation by participating in the program.
The AFJROTC program has been designed to help you develop:
1. An appreciation of the basic elements of and requirements for national security.
2. Patriotism and an understanding of your personal obligations to contribute toward national security.
3. Respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.
4. Habits of orderliness and precision.
5. A degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership.
6. Knowledge of fundamental aerospace doctrine.
7. Basic military skills.
8. A knowledge of and appreciation for the traditions of the Air Force.
9. Knowledge of career opportunities in the Air Force and the aerospace community.
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STAFF
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI): Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Wolbert
The SASI is to be addressed as “Colonel Wolbert” or “Sir.”
The SASI will be teaching the Aerospace Sciences. They include Aerospace I through IV,
and Aerospace Development. In these classes you will gain an understanding of the
sciences associated with the Air Force.
Aerospace Science will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bring your materials
accordingly.
The Wellness Program is 20% of the curriculum and occurs on Fridays. The Presidential
Fitness Program/Extreme Exercise Challenge (E2C) is designed to make you aware of key
health and wellness characteristics and that fitness is a lifetime pursuit.
Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI): Master Sergeant (MSgt) Schmidt
The ASI, your leadership instructor is to be addressed as “Sergeant Schmidt”, “Sarge” or
“Sir.”
The ASI will be teaching the Leadership Education curriculum. They include Leadership I
through IV. In these classes you will gain an understanding of the leadership aspects of life
and the Air Force.
Leadership Education will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Bring your materials
accordingly.
Every Thursday is Uniform Day and MSgt Schmidt or a cadet that he designates will evaluate
your proper wear of the uniform and issue a grade.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM INFORMATION
You will be treated as an adult. You should have a positive attitude, self discipline, self
control, and conduct yourself in a mature manner.
Cadets are responsible for conducting most leadership activities. Your instructors will provide
guidance to the cadet upperclassman, and these cadet leaders will train the cadets. Cadets
are expected to respond properly to the SASI/ASI and cadet leaders as “Sir or Ma’am”.
You will progressively be given more responsibility for your actions and will have more and
more supervision from cadet leaders and less supervision from your leadership instructor.
You are expected to be loyal to the Corps, the SASI/ASI and cadet leaders.
When you experience AFJROTC, you will find the program is demanding and rewarding.
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This chapter will explain what it is like to be a cadet in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer
Training Corps program.
Rewards:
Most cadets who complete the program agree that it is sometimes difficult, but very rewarding
and a lot of fun. There is a special bond established in JROTC. A positive attitude and
participation make JROTC a rewarding experience.
Hard Work:
During your first year as a cadet, you should expect to be closely supervised, counseled,
inspected and instructed. Your opportunities in the program will be somewhat limited as you
learn the basics. Your hard work during this first year in AFJROTC can set the stage for your
future success in leadership positions.
High Standards:
As a cadet you’ll have to abide by Air Force standards of professionalism. Conduct, attitude
and behavior. You will learn to march, stand at attention in the classroom, acknowledge
higher ranking cadets with respect and proper salute or greeting, and abide by the instruction
of your superiors.
Military Image:
Air Force Junior ROTC is an Air Force affiliate. Wearing a uniform is part of the Air Force
Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. You will be required to have a military haircut and you
must continue to maintain the required standards while you are in the program.
Leadership:
You will learn about Air Force leadership and management. You will have assignments in life
skills and citizenship training. You will develop a sense of honor, ethics, heritage and loyalty.
Discipline:
Upper class cadets will have the authority to instruct you and correct you. Leadership is
learned, it is important for you to know how to follow before you can be an effective
leader. Hazing is not permitted and all discipline or counseling will take place on the
elements of positive attitude and mutual respect. Any hint of hazing will be immediately
reported to the SASI or ASI.
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Organization:
We are organized like an active duty Air Force Unit. Cadet Officers hold leadership positions.
They are assisted in operation of the organization by other cadet officers and NCOs. The
cadet organization is commanded by a Group Commander and Supervised by the SASI/ASI.
1-3 MISSION - The mission of the Marion Center High School Air Force Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program is “To promote team participation for personal
growth, satisfaction, belonging and sense of individual and team accomplishment” in support
of the AFJROTC mission to “Build Better Citizens for America.”
To accomplish our Congressionally mandated mission of “Building better citizens for
America” the Marion Center JROTC program is designed to educate and train high school
students in citizenship, promote community service, develop leadership, instill responsibility,
character and self-discipline; and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
PUBLIC LAW 88-647. The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Vitalization Act of October 13, 1964 is the
authority to operate Air Force Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFJROTC) programs in secondary
schools.
CMPF 2014-205 (found in WINGS), describes the curriculum of the AFJROTC program and policies and
procedures for AFJROTC units. It gives guidance for organizing the cadet corps and provides other direction
in the operation of the PA-941 AFJROTC Group. AFROTCI 36-2001 is the primary reference for this guide.
MEMBERSHIP To be eligible for membership in the PA-941st AFJROTC program you must be:
1. Enrolled in and attending a regular course of instruction at Marion Center High School.
2. Must be in 9th grade- 12th grade and at least 14 years of age.
3. A citizen of the United States of America.
4. Physically fit to participate in AFJROTC training (you are considered physically fit if you
are qualified for the Marion Center High School physical education program).
Note: Students may transfer from Army, Navy/Marines or other JROTC units with full credit for training already received.
1-4 PROGRAM ORIGIN - The JROTC program, as it is known today, began in 1911 in
Cheyenne, Wyoming. Army Lieutenant Edgar R. Steevers, who was assigned as an
inspector-instructor of the organized military of Wyoming, originated the idea of a non-
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compulsory, high school cadet corps aimed at making better citizens, as opposed to soldiers.
The National Defense Act of 1916 originally authorized JROTC. The ROTC Vitalization Act
(Public Law 88-647) of 1964 directed the Secretaries of each military service to establish and
maintain JROTC units at public and private secondary schools, with eligibility according to
regulations established by each Secretary. Air Force Junior ROTC actually began in 1966
with 20 units. General Colin Powell, the former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, advocated
expansion of the Junior ROTC programs. In August 1992, then President Bush announced
the expansion, and in late October, Congress passed a public law to increase the number of
Junior ROTC units. The Air Force is now authorized over 900 units throughout the United
States and overseas. Currently, there are over 860 active Junior ROTC units with over
115,000 cadets enrolled.
Marion Center’s Air Force JROTC Program, designated as PA-941, was established in
1994. In April 2009, we were selected as a ‘Distinguished Unit’ (for the second consecutive
year) by Headquarters, Air University for our outstanding achievements and contributions to
Marion Center and the community. The cadet corps earned national awards for seven
consecutive years including two Distinguished Awards with Merit (2013 and 2010).
1-5 CONCEPTS - JROTC is not a basic military training course and no military service
obligation is incurred by enrollment or participation in any of its programs.
Carefully screened, qualified, retired Air Force personnel guide the cadets through the
program. Each participating school is authorized at least one commissioned officer as the
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) and one noncommissioned officer (NCO) as an
Aerospace Science Instructor.
The JROTC curriculum has three focal points: Aerospace Science, Leadership Education and
Wellness.
The Aerospace Science curriculum focuses on the historical, scientific and technical aspects
of aerospace power. It constitutes the core of the JROTC program.
Leadership Education provides experiences to develop discipline, responsibility,
communications skills, and citizenship. Cadets learn leadership fundamentals to prepare
them for leadership responsibilities within the cadet corps, Marion Center High School, and
the local community. Leadership education includes wearing the cadet uniform, engaging in
Air Force customs and courtesies, participating in drill and ceremonies, giving and receiving
instructions, and becoming leaders and members of an organization.
Fitness Program/Extreme Exercise Challenge (E2C) is designed to make you aware of key
health and wellness characteristics and that fitness is a lifetime pursuit.
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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - Co-curricular activities associated with the cadet
corps organization include: award ceremonies, dinners, military balls, parades, and field trips
to local military bases, airports and industries. Cadet participation in the following activities is
highly encouraged:
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1. Color Guard or Colors Presentation. Dedicated drill team that presents the Colors (U.S.
Flag) at parades, football/basketball games, and other opening ceremonies. Successful
completion of all requirements results in award of the Color Guard Ribbon.
2. Unarmed Drill Team. Drill team that is noted for its precise and intricate drill movements.
Successful completion of all requirements results in award of the Drill Team Ribbon.
3. Armed Drill Team. Precision drill team previously used the M-l Garand Rifle as part of the
Program. Springfield Daisy 1903 Replicas have been used since 2010 at PA-941. Successful
completion of all requirements results in award of the Drill Team Ribbon.
4. Exhibition Drill Team. When able, the corps has an armed and/or unarmed exhibition
drill team to compete and drill competitions and for sporting events. Successful completion
of all requirements results in award of the Drill Team Ribbon.
5. Model Rocketry Program. Designed for 2nd-Year Cadets (AS-Il) desiring to build and fly
small model rockets. Satisfactory completion of all requirements (see Model Rocket Guide)
results in award of the Model Rocketry Badge. This program occurs when there is interest.
6. Kitty Hawk Air Society. An Air Force JROTC academic honors society program. Its
purpose is to promote high academic standards, school and community service, selfconfidence and initiative. Successful completion of all requirements results in award of the
Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge. Membership is evaluated at each semester to determine
continued eligibility.
7. Awareness Presentation Teams. Another Air Force JROTC program designed to provide
positive role models for elementary and middle school students. PA-941 has presented to girl
scouts, boy scouts, 8th graders and youth church organizations. Satisfactory completion of a
presentation approved by the SASI or ASI results in award of the Awareness Presentation
Team Badge. Membership is evaluated after each eligible event.
8. Presidential Physical Fitness/E2C Program. Designed to promote leadership, teamwork
and physical fitness within the cadet corps. Satisfactory completion of all requirements as
well as having a “PT Permission Slip” on file, results in award of the Physical Fitness Team
Ribbon. More than two unexcused absences from Wellness/E2C activities will result in not
being awarded the ribbon.
9. Community Service Projects. A myriad of projects designed to provide “hands on”
involvement in local community service projects. (i.e.: Nursing Home Visits, Highway
Cleanup, Ushering, Flag Etiquette training, Colors presentations, etc.)
1-7 UNIFORMS AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE.
It’s very important for cadets to maintain a high standard of dress and personal appearance
while in the Air Force JROTC uniform. How you look, favorably or unfavorably, directly
impacts people’s perception of you, this JROTC unit, Marion Center High School, and the
United States Air Force. Wear the uniform with pride and distinction. You have been, or will
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be, issued an Air Force Junior ROTC uniform (first year optional polo and blue jeans).
First year cadets have the option to wear a blue polo shirt with nice jeans (no slacks). With
certain exceptions, the uniform is the same as that worn by active duty Air Force personnel.
This uniform is a public symbol of the nation’s defense forces. It represents a long and
honorable tradition of devoted duty and service to our country. The JROTC uniform should be
worn proudly and, equally important, it should be worn properly.
Every Thursday is uniform day. You will be graded on your uniform every week. The grade
can range from 0 to 25 points. If you are not in class on Thursday you must make up your
uniform no later than the next uniform day. If you are in school but not in class you must be
inspected on your own time. Any week that you do no wear your uniform will result in a zero
for that week. Make-up of missed uniform days will be coordinated with either the SASI/ASI.
Those taking Junior ROTC by Independent Study will arrange a time and place to have their
uniform inspected by the SASI or the ASI each week.
Option
No uniform
Polo /Jeans
Uniform
Extra Credit
Possible Pts
0
25
25
3
Point loss legend
hair
uniform
shoes
late
misc
(multiple wears)
-5
-5
-3
-3
-3
Each member if the Marion Center AFJROTC is required to maintain a high standard of dress
and personal appearance. The Uniform must be kept clean, pressed, and in excellent
condition. With permission in writing from the principal and on file with the SASI, First year
cadets may choose to wear 1) the optional polo shirt with nice jeans and no holes
will be inspected weekly; or 2)the blue uniform. First year cadets in drill will wear the
uniform to competitions as other activities as designated by the SASI such as Veteran’s Day.
ALL Cadets are required to wear the uniform once a week. It also may be necessary
for cadets to wear the uniform to JROTC events that require this dress (i.e.-Veteran’s Day
ceremony). If there is a desire to wear the uniform on other occasions, when not directly
representing the JROTC, the cadet MUST have permission of the SASI or the ASI.
Unauthorized wear of the uniform or distinctive items of the uniform is strictly prohibited.
The normal dress is the short sleeved shirt (tucked in), tie or tab, belt and blue pants, black
socks and your shined shoes. All insignia, nametag, and ribbons must be placed properly
upon the shirt.
The “Uniform of the Week” will be posted on the whiteboard in the back of the classroom.
Hair:
Hair is to be neat, well groomed and of a natural color.
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Male cadets are required to have their hair neatly trimmed with a tapered appearance on
both the back and sides. The hair cannot touch the ears, eyebrows, or collar. Hair may not
exceed the length of 1 ¼ inches in height.
Female cadet hair must be worn with hair pulled back in a professional manner or if the hair
is shorter, the hair may not exceed beyond the bottom of the collar. Conservative hair pins
and hair ties may be worn.
Headgear:
The flight cap is to be worn centered or slightly to the right with the vertical crease of the
cap at the center of the forehead in a straight line with the nose.
Headgear is always to be worn outdoors, except when bowed in prayer, and is never worn
indoors with the exceptions of reporting to the SASI or ASI, ceremonies, and drill team
presentations. When not being worn, the flight cap should be tucked under the left side of
the belt with the insignia facing out or if necessary carried.
When riding or driving a vehicle cadets have the option of not wearing the hat, however will
be worn immediately upon exiting the vehicle. Marion Center has no “no hat” area.
Insignia, Pins, Ribbons and Badges:
Insignia is only to be worn on the Air Force uniform. Metallic items such as badges, insignia,
and belt are expected to have the proper luster. Only the insignia, badges, ribbons and
accessories authorized and issued by the SASI or ASI will be worn on the uniform.
The Official Air Force name tag, the silver nameplate (required on service coats as of Jan
2015), all authorized ribbons, and correct insignia must be worn on the uniform at all times.
Medals:
Medals are only to be worn on the service dress coat below the ribbons, and centered.
Lightweight Blue Jacket:
This jacket will be worn zipped at least half way up.
Dress Uniform:
The Dress Uniform consists of the service dress coat with silver nameplate, short sleeved
shirt, neck tie or tab, a belt, and pants. When service dress is worn it must be completely
buttoned at all times. Insignia, ribbons, medals and pins should be worn on the service dress
coat.
Belt:
For male cadets the belt is threaded through the loops to the left around the body. For
female cadets it is threaded through the loops from the right and around the body. When
buckled only the metal tab on the tip of the belt will show with no blue in between the tip of
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the belt and the main buckle. The gig line is the alignment of the open edge of the shirt, the
back of the side of the open edge of the belt buckle and the open edge of the fly of the
pants. The gig line must always be aligned properly.
Shoes:
Cadets are required to wear the Air Force Shoes. Shoes must be clean, and polished to
shine, and must be tied. No ornamentation such as bows, buckles, or straps, are permitted
to be on the shoes. Cadets are required to always wear black socks.
General Rules:
Do not mix items of civilian clothing with that of the uniform. (With acceptation of winter
weather conditions the temperature of 40 degrees requiring a warmer civilian coat to be
warn while outside). This is not a required regulation it is optional. Bulky items should not
be placed in pockets. No items may protrude from the pockets. All loose threads should be
trimmed off.
Males must wear a plain white undershirt beneath the blue bottom shirt and females should
wear some type of plain white tank top.
Cleaning, Laundry, and Care of the Uniforms:
The service dress coat, pants and lightweight jacket must be dry-cleaned. Any other method
will cause permanent damage to the uniform item, and you will be responsible to pay the
replacement cost. All other uniform items may be machine washed.
Alterations on any uniform items are not authorized without the approval of the ASI. Pants
that are too long will be hemmed to the appropriate length. If someone else is hemming
your pants it is your responsibility to inform them of the proper method as provided to you
by the ASI.
Public Display of Affection (PDA):
Hand holding, kissing, walking arm-in-arm as well as other activities of this nature are
considered inappropriate when in uniform. These acts detract from the professional image
that the Air Force intends to project. PDA will not be accepted.
Physical Training (PT) Uniform:
On Fridays of PT/Wellness Training, the SASI/ASI requires you to wear the issued PT uniform
to receive full credit for class every other week. These will be scheduled days when you will
need to wear the JROTC shirt and shorts during PT. You are highly encouraged to wear the
PT uniform on the alternative weeks where the uniform is not mandated.
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1-8 BADGES
Badges and Ribbons:
Ground School Badge- Awarded for Completion of the AFJROTC aviation honors ground
school curriculum or completion of another aviation ground school program prescribed by the
FAA. Cadets may wear the badge after the first grading period if they received a passing
grade.
Flight Solo Badge- Awarded to any cadet possessing a solo flight certificate signed by a
FAA certified flight instructor for either powered or non-powered aircraft.
Flight Certificate Badge- Awarded to any cadet who possesses a valid FAA pilot’s
certificate for either powered or non-powered aircraft.
Awareness Presentation Team Badge- Awarded for participation on an Awareness
Presentation Team. This is for participating in things such as the Drug Awareness
Presentations to 8th graders and flag etiquette to cub scouts.
Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge- Awarded to cadets who are members of the Kitty Hawk Air
Society.
Academy Modeling of Aeronautics (AMA) Wings- Awarded to cadets who are members
of a local AMA chartered model airplane club. Contact the AMA (list of award contacts is
located on the Cyber Campus HQ Library under the Cadet Awards folder) to obtain badge for
qualifying cadets.
Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Badge- This annual award consists of a certificate and the
Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Badge. The award recognizes one outstanding third-year
cadet selected at the end of each year in the AFJROTC program. The recipient must be of
high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military
potential, and maintain constant academic and military excellence.
The SASI, in coordination with the ASI and with the concurrence of the principal, selects the
recipient of this award. The recipient should hold the following awards prior to selection:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Leadership Ribbon
Achievement Ribbon
Superior Ribbon
Academic Ribbon
Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon
Service Ribbon
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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” on their transcript. The individuals must be
recommended by the SASI.
Model Rocketry Badge- Awarded to cadets who have fulfilled model rocketry program
requirements.
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 service dress uniform.
AFJROTC Shoulder Patch-Wear of the AFJROTC official shoulder patch is mandatory on all
uniforms except the overcoat, and all-weather coat.
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1-9 AFJROTC RIBBON CHART
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1-10 Award and Ribbon Descriptions and Criteria
o Medals and ribbons may be worn simultaneously for formal, semiformal, and/or
occasions of a limited nature. Place medals on the mounting rack in the proper order
of precedence. The top row of medals should be positioned ½ inch below bottom row
of ribbons.
o AFJROTC cadets are authorized to wear ribbons earned while enrolled in 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
(see exception in para 3.1.9). 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 following order: Army, Navy, and Marine Corps.
o Badges or insignia from Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or any other non-AFJROTC
group are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform. Badges, ribbons or insignia from
middle school programs such as Youth Leadership Corps are not authorized on the
AFJROTC uniform.
o 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 following order: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Order of Precedence
o Special Awards
1. Gold Valor Award
2. Silver Valor Award
3. Cadet Humanitarian Award
4. Community Service with Excellence Award
o National Awards
5. Air Force Association Award
6. Daedalian Award
7. American Legion Scholastic Award
8. American Legion General Military Excellence Award
9. Daughters of the American Revolution Award
10. American Veterans Award
11. Reserve Officers Association Award
12. Military Order of World Wars Award
13. Military Officers Association Award
14. Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
15. National Sojourners Award
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16. Sons of the American Revolution Award
17. Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award
18. Military Order of the Purple Heart Award
19. Air Force Sergeants Association Award
20. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award
21. Sons of Confederate Veterans H.L. Hunley Award
22. Tuskegee Airman Incorporated Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award
23. The Retired Enlisted Association Award
24. The Celebrate Freedom Foundation Award
25. National Society United States Daughter of 1812
26. Air Commando Association Award
o AFJROTC Awards
27. Non Funded National Award
28. Distinguished Unit Award
29. Outstanding Organization Award
30. Outstanding Flight Ribbon
31. Top Performer Award
32. The Outstanding Cadet Ribbon
33. Leadership Ribbon
34. Achievement Ribbon
35. Superior Performance Ribbon
36. Academic Ribbon
37. Leadership School Ribbon
38. Special Teams Competition Ribbon
39. Orienteering Competition Ribbon
40. Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon
41. Drill Team Ribbon
42. Color Guard Ribbon
43. Saber Team Ribbon
44. Marksmanship Ribbon
45. Good Conduct Ribbon (FLOAT)
46. Service Ribbon
47. Health and Wellness Ribbon
48. Recruiting Ribbon
49. Activities Ribbon
50. Attendance Ribbon
51. Dress and Appearance Ribbon
52. Longevity Ribbon
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AWARD DESCRIPTIONS
Gold Valor Award- Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate. The Gold Valor
Award recognizes that 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.
Forward recommendations for valor awards through HQ AFOATS/JROS for review and
approval within 6 months of the incident. Include a detailed description of the situation,
newspaper clippings, statements by victims and observers, and any other information
deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition, submit a proposed citation to
accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor award to AFOATS/JR for final
approval. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the citation, medal, and ribbon for
presentation.
Silver Valor Award- Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate. The Silver Valor
Award is awarded to a cadet for a voluntary act of heroism which does not meet the risk-oflife requirements of the Gold Valor Award. Forward recommendations for valor awards
through HQ AFOATS/JROS for review and approval within 6 months of the incident. Include
a detailed description of the situation, newspaper clippings, statements by victims and
observers, and any other information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition,
submit a proposed citation to accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor
award to AFOATS/JR for final approval. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the
citation, medal, and ribbon for presentation.
Cadet Humanitarian Award- Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate. 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. This award is not to be used to recognize day-to-day
service in the community. Forward recommendations for valor awards through HQ
AFOATS/JROS for review and approval within 6 months of the incident. Include a detailed
description of the situation, newspaper clippings, statements by victims and observers, and
any other information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition, submit a
proposed citation to accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor award to
AFOATS/JR for final approval. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the citation,
medal, and ribbon for presentation.
Community Service with Excellence Award- Award consists of a ribbon and certificate.
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 of the project. Forward recommendations for valor awards through HQ AFOATS/JROS
for review and approval within 6 months of the incident. Include a detailed description of the
situation, newspaper clippings, statements by victims and observers, and any other
information deemed appropriate to validate eligibility. In addition, submit a proposed citation
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to accompany the award. AFOATS/JROS will forward the valor award to AFOATS/JR for final
approval. Upon approval, HQ AFOATS/JROS distributes the citation, medal, and ribbon for
presentation.
Air Force Association Award- This AFA-sponsored award consists of a medal and ribbon
and is presented annually at each unit to the outstanding second-year cadet. The award
recipient must meet the following personal characteristics and eligibility criteria:
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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 AS class
Rank in the top 10% of their academic class
Be recommended by the SASI for the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon
Daedalian Award- The Order of the 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 perpetrate 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 in a military career. The medal is fashioned after an ancient Grecian plague
discovered by a Daedalian in the village of Lavadia, Greece and depicts Daedalus and his son
Icarus fabricating their legendary wings of wax and feathers. The award also includes a
ribbon. This annual award recognizes one outstanding third-year cadet that meets the
following criteria:
o Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and
service to the nation
o Indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career
o Rank in the top 10% of their AS class
o Rank in the top 20% of their school class
American Legion Scholastic Award- This award consists of a bronze medal accompanied
by a ribbon. This award is presented annually to one third or fourth year cadet based on the
cadet’s overall scholastic achievements. Each cadet must:
o Rank in the top 10% of the high school class
o Rank in the top 25% of their AS class
o Demonstrate leadership qualities
o Actively participate in student activities
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American Legion General Military Excellence Award- This award consists of a bronze
medal accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a torch.
This award is presented annually to one third or fourth year cadet based on the cadet’s
general military excellence. Each cadet must:
o Rank in the top 25% if their AFJROTC class
o Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and
citizenship
Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR) Award- This award consists of a bronze
medal and ribbon. This award is presented annually to one fourth year cadet that meets the
following criteria:
o Rank in the top 25% of their AS class
o Rank in the top 25% of their high school class
o Demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character
o Demonstrate adherence of military discipline
o Posses leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic and understanding of the
importance of JROTC training
American Veterans (AMVETS) Award- This award consists of a medal pendant and
ribbon. This award is presented annually to one qualified cadet that possesses individual
characteristics contributing to leadership such as:
o A positive attitude toward Air Force JROTC programs and service in the Air Force
o Personal appearance (wearing the uniform, posture, and grooming, but not physical
characteristics per se)
o Personal attributes (initiative, dependability, judgment and self-confidence)
o Officer potential (capacity for responsibility, adaptability, and maintenance of high
potential standards)
o Obtained a grade of “A” in their AS class
o Be in good scholastic standing in all classes at the time of selection and at the time of
presentation
Reserve Officer Association (ROA) Award- This award consists of a bronze medal,
ribbon and certificate. 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:
o Positive attitude toward the AS curriculum
o Outstanding personal appearance (wear of the uniform, posture, and grooming)
o Attributes of initiative, judgment, and self-confidence
o Courtesy (promptness, obedience, and respect)
o Growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change)
o Demonstrate the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive
convictions
o Rank in the top 10% of their AS class
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Military Order of World Wars Award- This award consists of a bronze medal pendent,
certificate and ribbon. This award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet who has
committed to continue in the aerospace science program the following school year. Selection
is based on outstanding accomplishments or service to the AFJROTC unit. The SASI with the
concurrence of the principal selects the recipient and completes the (MOWW) citation by
summarizing the cadet’s outstanding accomplishments or service to the unit.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Award-This award consists of a
medal pendent with ribbon. This award is presented annually to an outstanding third year
cadet who shows exceptional potential for military leadership. Each cadet must:
o Be a member of the junior class
o Be in good academic standing
o Be of high moral standing
o Show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country
o Show exceptional potential for military leadership
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award- This award consists of a medal pendant with
ribbon. This award presented annually to an outstanding third or fourth year cadet who is
actively engaged in the AFJROTC program and who possesses individual characteristics
contributing in leadership. Each cadet must:
o Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC
o Have outstanding military bearing and conduct
o Possess strong positive personal attributes ( such as courtesy, dependability,
punctuality, respect, and cooperation)
o Demonstrate patriotism (being a member of the color guard or drill team) and actively
promote Americanism
o Demonstrate leadership potential
o Attain a grade of “B” in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of “C” in all subjects
for the previous semester
o Be active in student activities
National Sojourners Award- This award consists of a ribbon, medal, pendant, and
certificate. 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:
o Be in the top 25% of their academic class
o Encourage and demonstrate ideals of Americanism
o Demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership
o Not have previously received the award
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award- This award consists of a bronze medal
with ribbon. This award recognizes an outstanding third or fourth year cadet who is enrolled
in the AFJROTC program. The recipient must exhibit a high degree of leadership, military
bearing, and all-around excellence in AS studies and not have previously received the award.
Each cadet must:
o Be currently enrolled in the AFJROTC program
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o Be in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class
o Be in the top 25% of their overall class
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award- This award consists of a medal, ribbon and
certificate. This award annually recognizes an outstanding third year cadet. Each cadet
must:
o Contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participation in extracurricular
activities or community projects
o Demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of class
o Demonstrate the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline. Good
citizenship and patriotism
o Not have been a previous recipient of this award
Military Order of the Purple Heart Award- This award consists of a medal pendant with
a ribbon. This award annually recognizes an outstanding third or fourth year cadet who is
enrolled in the AFJROTC program and demonstrated leadership ability. Each cadet must:
o Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC and country
o Hold leadership position in the cadet corps
o Be active in school and community affairs
o Attain a grade of “B” or better in all subjects for the previous semester
o Not have been a previous recipient of this award
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Award- This annual award consists of a medal
pendant with a ribbon. 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:
o Be in the top 25% of the AFJROTC class
o Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and
citizenship.
o Not have been a previous recipient of this award
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Award- This award consists of a
medal pendant with a ribbon. This award recognizes one deserving cadet annually. The
recipient must display a high degree of patriotism and have demonstrated a high degree of
academic excellence and leadership ability.
Sons of Confederate Veterans H. L Hunley Award. This award should go to a rising
second year cadet who has demonstrated the qualities of honor, courage and in particular
commitment to his/her unit throughout the school year. This award consists of a medal
ribbon and a certificate. One month prior to awards program unit should submit application
to point of contact with deserving cadet’s name and rank and a check for $30 (Unit cannot
use AF Funds to pay for this award)
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Tuskegee Airman Incorporated (TAI) Air Force JROTC Cadet Award- This TAI
sponsored award consists of a ribbon and a certificate. This award is presented annually to
two cadets. Cadets must meet the following criteria:
o Attain a grade of “B” or better in their AS class
o Be in good academic standing
o Actively participate in cadet corps activities
o Participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Award- Awarded annually, at the SASI’s
direction, 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. This award consists of a medal set with ribbon
and a certificate from TREA.
The Celebrate Freedom Foundation- Awarded annually, at the SASI’s discretion, for
outstanding performance in academics and cadets corps activities as a first or second year
JROTC cadet. This award consists of a ribbon and a certificate.
National Society United States Daughters 1812 Award- Awarded annually, at the
SASI’s discretion, for academic excellence, leadership, military discipline, dependability,
patriotism and upright character in speech and habits. This award consists of a ribbon,
medal and certificate.
Air Commando Association Award- Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for
completing a one page essay based on a historical AF Special Operations Mission possessing
the thirteen critical attributes of success: integrity, self-motivation, intelligence, selfdiscipline, perseverance, adaptability, maturity, judgment, selflessness, leadership, skilled,
physical fitness and family strength. This award consists of a ribbon and certificate
Outstanding Cadet Ribbon- Awarded annually at the SASI’s direction to an outstanding
cadet. The recipient from each class must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive
attributes, display outstanding military potential and attain academic and military excellence.
Leadership Ribbon- Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding performance in a
position of leadership as an AFJROTC cadet in corps training activities. This ribbon is limited
to 5 percent of the eligible group to ensure recognition of cadets who have consistently
displayed outstanding leadership ability above and beyond expected performance.
Achievement Ribbon- Awarded for a significant achievement as deemed appropriate by
the SASI. Limited this ribbon to 5 percent of the cadet corps. Individuals may not receive
more than one ribbon during a one year period.
Superior Performance Ribbon-Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding
achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of AFJROTC. This ribbon
is presented for a single or sustained performance of a superior nature. This ribbon is limited
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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.
Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) - Units have to set and accomplish goals for the year to
attain this award. If DUA is won by unit in multiple years then consecutive awards are
denoted by single oak leaf clusters for each additional award. If during a Unit Evaluation the
JROTC unit receives an “exceeds standards” as the overall evaluation and is identified by HQ
AFJROTC as a unit “with Merit” then unit is authorized the wear of a silver star on ribbon.
Outstanding Organization Award - Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year
when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to receive the OOA. Use the bronze star device for
multiple awards.
Top Performer Award- The Cadet Top Performer is a Headquarters, AFJROTC award
presented to a maximum of 2% of the current unit cadet corps population. The award will
recognize a cadet’s performance in the following key areas: Leadership and job performance:
in primary duty and specifically in preparation for the unit’s annual assessment. Leadership
qualities: involvement and positions held in extracurricular activities. Academic performance:
nominee must be in good academic standing in all high school work. Significant selfimprovement, community improvement and other accomplishments.
Academic Ribbon- Awarded for academic excellence as signified by attaining as overall
grade point average of at least “B” for one academic term, in addition to an “A” average in
AFJROTC.
Outstanding Flight Ribbon- Awarded each semester to members of the outstanding flight
under criteria determined by the SASI.
Leadership School Ribbon- Awarded for completion of an approved leadership school
program of at least 5 days duration. Add an “H” Device for completion of an Air Force
Honors Camp. Add a silver star for outstanding performance or leadership ability at a
Leadership School. Limited to 10 percent of the class.
Special Teams Competition Ribbon. Awarded to team members for placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd
in an Air Force or Joint Service Competition to include Color Guard Teams, Rifle Teams, Drill
Teams, Saber Teams, Academic Bowl Teams, CyberPatriot, etc.
Orienteering Competition Ribbon- Awarded to team members for placing first, second or
third in an orienteering meet.
Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon- This recipient must have demonstrated
exceptional leadership in achieving objectives through the coordinated effects of others.
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Drill Team Ribbon- Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75 percent of all drill
team events per academic year.
Color Guard Ribbon- Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75 percent of all
color guard events per academic year.
Sabre Team Ribbon – PA=941 does not have a sabre team.
Marksmanship Ribbon – Awarded for participating in a match against other units or
schools.
Service Ribbon- Awarded with the participation of any of the community service activities
we do.
Health and Wellness Ribbon- Awarded to all cadets who are actively participating in
Physical Training on Fridays. All cadets who participate in the Presidential Physical Fitness
Program and score in the 75-84 percentiles will receive a second Health and Wellness Ribbon
and a Bronze Star device. If a cadet earns a percentile score of 85-95 they will receive a
second Health and Wellness Ribbon and wear a Silver Star. If they receive a 96-100 percent
they will receive a second Health and Wellness Ribbon and they will wear the Gold Star on
the ribbon. The percentiles are computed automatically under Presidential Physical Fitness
Program Assessment in WINGS.
Recruiting Ribbon- Awarded for outstanding effort in support of unit recruiting activities
such as Middle School Lunch recruiting, and Mr. Socol’s class visit to the JROTC classroom.
Activities Ribbon- Awarded for participation in co-curricular activities other than drill and
color guard. Such as orienteering teams, model rocketry clubs, AFJROTC academic teams,
and AFJROTC sports teams.
Attendance Ribbon- Awarded to cadets with only one two absences in the academic year.
Good Conduct Ribbon- Awarded to cadets with no bad reports from and staff or faculty
members in a school year or locally for attending Freshmen Leadership Orientation and
Training (FLOAT).
Dress and Appearance Ribbon- Awarded for wearing all uniform on all designated
uniform days and conforming to all AFJROTC dress and appearance standards for two
semesters.
Longevity Ribbon- Awarded for completion of each AS year.
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CHAPTER 2
UNIT GOALS, UNIT MANNING DOCUMENT (UMD) AND CADET JOBS/POSITIONS
2-1 UNIT GOALS
PA-941 UNIT GOALS 2014-2015
Cadet Goal #1
Have 70% of cadets (58 of 83) earn an overall 2.8 GPA or above. Tutor cadets who
have fallen below the standard. Actively track as a corps on GPA board.
Cadet Goal #2
Perform 1,000 community service hours and average 12 hours per cadet.
School Goal #1
Recruit 40% (44 new cadets) of 8 graders while retaining 36 upper classmen to
maintain 80 cadets for the fall of 2015.
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School Goal #2
Update and maintain unit website monthly. Link to school homepage and include
100% of community service activities. Post corps photos including those from class,
wellness and drill.
Community Goal #1
Have 100% of cadets participate in at least two community service events, one of
which will be the veteran organizations recognition ceremony.
Community Goal #2
Conduct a highly professional Veteran’s Day ceremony for 7th-12th graders, staff,
and community. Honor all five branches of the military during this 800-person
event.
Achieve a 100% increase (4 to 8) in high-visibility Color Guard events including
the PA basketball finals, NCAA basketball at Pitt and IUP, and presentations at
local varsity competitions.
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2-2 UNIT MANNING DOCUMENT (GROUP will become SQUADRON in AY 2015-2016)
UNIT MANNING DOCUMENT (UMD)
(Per AFJROTCI 36-2001)
FUNCTION
POSITION
MAX GRADE
AUTHORIZED
Commander (GP/CC)
GP/CD
GP/SA
GP/SEA
GP/CS
GP/FM
GP/PT
Group Commander
Cadet Col
Deputy Commander
Cadet Lt Col
Assistant to the ASI
Cadet Lt Col
1st Sgt/Sr Enlisted Adv Cadet CMSgt (while in position)
Cyber Officer
Cadet Major
Finance Officer
Cadet Major
Health & Wellness Coord Cadet Major
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Dir of Ops & Spt (GP/DO) Ops/Support Commander Cadet Lt Col
GP/ADO
Asst Ops/Spt Cmdr
Cadet Lt Col
GP/ED
Education Officer
Cadet Lt Col
GP/AED
Asst Education Officer Cadet Major
GP/DT
Drill Teams Commander Cadet Lt Col
GP/ADT
Asst Drill Team Commdr Cadet Major
GP/GC
Color Guard Coordinator Cadet Major
GP/RT
Rifle Team Coordinator Cadet Major
GP/UA
IDR Drill Team Coordinator Cadet Major
GP/XT
Demonstration Team Coord Cadet Major
GP/FD
Flag Detail Coordinator Cadet 2Lt
GP/RO
Recruiting Officer
Cadet Lt Col
GP/AR
Air Rifle Team Coordinator Cadet Capt (unfilled)
GP/LG
Logistics Commander
Cadet Lt Col
GP/PA
Public Affairs Officer
Cadet Major
GP/IM
Communications Officer Cadet Capt
GP/CA
Co-Curricular Coordinator Cadet Major
GP/LGS
Supply Officer
Cadet Capt
GP/LGP
Personnel Officer
Cadet Capt
GP/MBC
Military Ball Coordinator Cadet Capt
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Squadron (SQ/CC)
SQ E/CC & SQ F/CC
Cadet Major
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Cadet 2Lt
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Squadron Commander
Flight (Flt/Class Period) Flight Commander
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2-3 ORGANIZATIONAL CHART (Major Duty Positions Only—not inclusive of all jobs)
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2-4 CADET CORPS POSITIONS AND JOB DESCRIPTIONS
Cadet Group Commander (GP/CC):
o Establish and enforce appearance, discipline, efficiency, training and conduct
standards
o Advise the SASI/ASI on corps operations policies and procedures
o Develop a cadet operations and activities calendar
o Recommend cadets jobs, awards, and promotions
o Manage the cadet corps senior staff
o Attend most all cadet extra curricular activities
o Plan and conduct a monthly group staff meeting
o Supervising all of his/her staff
o Establishing committees by assigning cadets, outlining duties, establishing target dates
and monitoring progress at regular intervals
o Keep SASI/ASI informed in all activities
Cadet Deputy Group Commander (GP/CD):
o Responsible for the supervision of club activities
o Command the group and accomplish group commander responsibilities in his/her
absence
o Assist group commander as required
o Attend most all cadet extra curricular activities
o Keep the Corps Commander informed of all activities
Special Assistant to the ASI (GP/SA):
o Advise and assist the SASI/ASI/Corps Commander in all matter concerning cadet
activities, organization and personal
o Attend all staff meetings as an advisor and will assist the Corps Commander as
necessary
o The SA will do the duties and assignments that are assigned to him/her by the
SASI/ASI
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First Sergeant/Senior Enlisted Advisor (GP/SEA):
Assist the Corps Commander as needed
Enforce the proper uniform wear by all cadets
Attend group staff meetings and prepare meeting room
Attend most all cadet extra curricular activities
Ensure the enlisted cadets have the opportunity to develop leadership skills
Ensure that the Corps Commander is advised and kept up-to on all enlisted personnel
behavior problem areas
o Form all parades and other activities related to drill and ceremonies
o Prepare the floor area for all assemblies, ceremonies, and meets
o Supervise cadets to make sure all professional standards of conduct are met
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Cyber Officer (GP/CS):
o Complete tasks as assigned by the Groups command staff in relations to media
o Responsible for the update and maintenance of the PA-941 website
o Ensure measures are in place to monitor/secure Air Force WINGS during cadet use
EAGLE Squadron Commander (SQ E/CC):
o Command and control of the EAGLE Squadron similar to the guidelines set forth for
the Corps Commander
o Responsible foe the appearance, discipline, efficiency, activities and conduct of the
Corps of Cadets
o Responsible for the overall “flow of the JROTC Program.”
FALCON Squadron Commander (SQ F/CC):
o Command and control of the FALCON Squadron similar to the guidelines set forth for
the Corps Commander
o Responsible for the appearance, discipline, efficiency, activities and conduct of the
Corps of Cadets
o Responsible for the overall “flow of the JROTC Program.”
Finance Officer (GP/FM):
o Supervise, control and coordinate the financial aspects of all unit fundraising activities
o Advise the command staff of finances
o Assist the staff and the SASI/ASI in planning, organizing and coordinating unit moneymaking activities
o Preparing a corps budget to include amounts for field trips, base visits, military ball,
transportation, equipment and supplies, etc.
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Health and Wellness Coordinator (GP/PT):
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Issue parental permission slips each year for cadets for the Wellness program
Instruct all cadets of the events being tested in the Wellness during the academic year
Assist the SASI/ASI with posting Presidential Fitness test scores in WINGS
Ensure cadets with the scores receive their gold, silver or bronze star for performance
Advise the corps staff on sports tournaments or events among JROTC units
Schedule sports practices as needed or desired.
Post wellness articles for all cadets to read
Director for Operations & Support (GP/DO):
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Plan and develop an annual operations activity schedule
Update the 60-day calendar
Conduct operations meetings as necessary
Perform all tasks assigned by Corps Commander
Schedule and coordinate Corps activities
Provide oversight for Education, Recruiting, Drill, Logistics, Supply and Personnel
Update the front bulletin board with information, sign-up sheets, and other data
Assistant Director for Operations & Support (GP/ADO):
o Assist the Director for Operations & Support in what he/she needs help with
Education Officer (GP/ED):
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Serve as Kitty Hawk Honor Society (KHHS) president
Provide for corps annual selection of cadet mentors to 1st year cadets
Provide for corps tutoring program and assignment of tutors
Perform the corps voting and tabulation of Teacher of the Year program
Provide for the update of the Cadet Corps “F-15 GPA Board”
Assistant Education Officer (GP/AED):
o Assist the Education Officer in what he/she needs help with
Drill Teams Commander (GP/DT):
o Handle all facets of drill team and drill practice
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Secure and post a drill schedule, including times and locations
Recommend teams and team composition to the SASI/ASI who make final decisions
Ensure all drill team members are made aware of changes
Ensure all drill team gear is clean and in good working order
Provide a packing list of items to bring the week of a drill competition
Assistant Drill Team Commander (GP/ADT):
o Assist the Drill Team Commander in what he/she needs help with
Color Guard Coordinator (GP/CG):
o Organizing any competitions or trips that Color Guard would be going on
o Ensure all color guard teams are prepared to perform or present colors
o Recommend color guard teams members for events to the SASI/ASI
o Ensure all flags/ascots/belts/harnesses/service caps/gloves are serviceable
Air Rifle Team Coordinator (GP/RT):
o Ensure all rifle teams (armed IDR) are prepared to perform
o Recommend rifle team members for competitions to the SASI/ASI
o Ensure all facsimile rifles are secured after practice
o Assist the SASI/ASI with range safety and setup as requested or required
IDR Drill Team Coordinator (GP/UA):
o Organizing any competitions that the unarmed IDR Drill Team would be going on
o Recommend unarmed IDR team members for events to the SASI/ASI
o Serve as the primary instructor to the first year unarmed IDR team(s)
Demonstration Team Coordinator (GP/XT):
o Organize any competitions that the Demonstration or X-Team would be going on
o Recommend X-Team members for events to the SASI/ASI
o Serve as the primary instructor to new X-team members
o Schedule additional practices outside of normal drill practice if required/necessary
Flag Detail Coordinator (GP/FD):
o Solicit volunteers from the cadet corps and middle school to raise the US Flag daily
o Provide a daily schedule of cadets and middle school flag raisers to middle school staff
o Advise SASI/ASI when the US Flag needs to be replaced
o Advise SASI/ASI/Middle School principal of any participants not carrying out their duty
o Serve as corps expert for flag etiquette and question surrounding display of the colors
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Recruiting Officer (GP/RO):
o In charge of all recruiting events that the cadet corps undertakes
o Advise cadet corps leadership of recruiting efforts, successes and shortfalls
o Primary coordinator for middle school lunch table, 8th grade field day, science day
o Prepare and collect 8th grade JROTC surveys during Mr. Socol’s science class visit day
Logistics Commander (GP/LG):
o Assisting the SASI/ASI in accomplishing the inventory, issue, receipt, cleaning,
ordering and returning uniforms
o Providing guidance to Director for Operations & Support on supply procedures
o Ensure cleanliness of the supply room and ensuring that only authorized cadets have
access to the supply room or any supply items
o In conjunction with the ASI, ensure that the supply officer keeps an adequate supply
of all expendable uniform items are readily available for issue to cadets (ribbons,
ribbon racks, etc)
o Oversee cadet corps publicity in newspapers, district newsletters and website
Public Affairs Officer (GP/PA):
o Coordinating with the school and local newspapers to ensure AFJROTC cadets and
activities receive adequate publicity
o Ensure all articles submitted must be approved by the SASI/ASI.
o Providing photographic records of AFJROTC activities and events
o Publish the corps newspaper (“The Galaxy”) after the final draft has been proofread
and approved by the Director of Ops & Support, Corps Commander and SASI/ASI
o Maintaining a PA-941 website and serve as webmaster (if trained)
o Ensuring that all news articles or information supplied to any organization or individual
outside PA-941 is approved by the SASI/ASI
Communications Officer (GP/IM):
o Assist the Director of Ops & Support and Logistics commander with approving and
posting official correspondence
o Provide adequate hard copy, blank “memo sheets” for cadet written coordination
o Update and maintain the file plans and cadet files for completeness and accuracy
o Monitor the corps website and solicit update inputs from the corps for the webmaster
Co-Curricular Coordinator (GP/CA):
o Ensure that any changes to the annual activities schedule promulgated by the
Director for Ops & Support are updated and the cadet corps notified
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o Ensure that file folders are built for each activity listed on the annual activity schedule
o Ensure that cadet points of contact/officers are assigned for all items on the schedule
o Initiate and provide adequate blank parental permission slips for all activities that
require them
o Keep any necessary after-action documentation in file folders for future reference
Supply Officer (GP/LGS):
o Ensure that an adequate supply of all expendable uniform items are readily available
for issue to cadets (ribbons, ribbon racks, etc)
o Advise SASI/ASI and the Logistics commander of any supply shortfalls
Personnel Officer (GP/LGP):
o Assist the ASI in preparing, maintaining, and updating an “Individual Cadet Record”
for all assigned cadets in CIMS. Items could include rank, AS class, etc.
o Ensuring that the Organizational Charts and Chain of Command listings are posted and
current
o Ensuring that each cadet is issued an identification card if traveling on CIA trips
Military Ball Coordinator (GP/MBC):
o Recommend the date, location and list of events for the annual military ball to the
cadet corps leadership
o Schedule the D.J or band, food, and photographer with SASI/ASI/corps approval
o Recommend items for the military ball program to the logistics commander and staff
o Provide for the military ball court voting, scoring, and appropriate recognition
o Recommend military ball decoration, theme, colors, and prizes to the corps staff
2-5 CADET POSITION SELECTION, PROMOTION, DEMOTION AND ROTATION
Cadet Position Selection:
In accordance with AFJROTCI 6-2001, the SASI/ASI will select the cadet corps commander,
subordinate commanders and key staff members required by unit structure and UMD. Each
cadet completes a job/position sheet in the spring of each academic year where he/she
circles three jobs/duties and then writes a narrative on WHY they should be selected for this
position.
Criteria:
o Cadets must fill out the form to be considered for a key position
o The SASI and ASI will select and publish the corps positions by the last day of classes
for the upcoming school year (some positions may change out each semester)
o The SASI and ASI will consider the following in their selections:
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Previous command/leadership experience including corps job and honors camp
Overall GPA/cumulative GPA and class standing/rank
Cadet desire to lead and volunteered for such position(s)
Cadet ability to work within a team and with the school district
Cadet attitude, demeanor, character, integrity, and honesty
Cadet ability to communicate orally and in writing
Cadet who is willing to participate in most activities (i.e.-drill, community service,
CIA trips)
 Cadet interest in an academy appointment or ROTC scholarship/program
Cadet Promotions and Demotions:
This is only a guide and does not address all situations. The SASI and ASI will evaluate and
approve unique situations on their own merit.
Promotions: Promotions are based on cadet job performance, academic performance,
participation in cadet and school activities, the number of years of JROTC experience,
current rank, level of job responsibilities, and JROTC leadership experience acquired from
drill, colors presentations, events with other JROTC units, community service, proper wear of
the uniform and commitment to the goals of PA-941.
There are two kinds of rank a cadet may hold:
(1) PERMANENT RANK: This rank is commensurate with the number of years of
successful AFJROTC completion that is awarded during the second semester of each
academic year. Retention of the permanent rank is contingent upon satisfactory performance
and behavior. The minimum permanent rank for the first year is Cadet Airman; for the second
year, Cadet Airman First Class; for the third year, Cadet Senior Airman; for the fourth year,
Cadet Staff Sergeant.
(2) TEMPORARY RANK: Cadets will be awarded, on cadet orders, a temporary rank based
on their performance and their cadet job responsibilities. Being a good citizen both in and out
of the corps is expected for promotion especially as a cadet assumes senior rank. Officer
ranks are hard to earn and reflect performance, JROTC experience, outstanding citizenship,
and the confidence the cadet can assume positions of increased responsibility.
The following policies governing promotions apply to Marion Center High School Air Force
Junior ROTC Program: The normal number of promotions that a PA-941 cadet is considered
for each year is three – at the end of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grading periods. The ASI and corps
staff will distribute Promotion Forms to each cadet who will fill out the forms and return them
by the due date for consideration. You will NOT be considered for a promotion cycle if you
fail to turn in a Promotion Form or have one “F” on your quarterly report card. Additionally,
you will need to show that you participated in at least one community service or cadet-wide
event during the promotion cycle to be considered.
The ASI will review the promotion forms, draft a tentative promotion order, and provide the
corps commander this draft and all of the promotion form inputs for the corps commander,
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deputy commander, special assistant to the ASI, director for operations/support, and the
education officer to review and approve. The SASI and ASI have final approval for the
promotion order. Cadets are normally promoted in a ceremony at Commanders Call.
No cadet will hold a grade higher than that authorized for his/her current position. Exception
may be made for ASIII and ASIV cadets to permit them to hold the highest grade regardless
of position. Such exceptions will be granted only upon approval of the SASI. In all cases
where this exception is made, these cadets will be assigned to special staff functions with
further assignments to special projects, advisory positions or to positions where their special
talents or qualifications can be utilized for the benefit of the cadet corps. An example would
be a junior who held the corps commander position their junior year and require a position in
their senior year.
Demotions: Reasons for demotion may range from failing grades, repeated disciplinary
problems or failure to uphold the standards of the corps. Cadets can be recommended for
demotion by cadet officers or NCOs or may be demoted on the spot by the instructors.
Recommendations for demotion may be reviewed by the corps command staff. The SASI is
the final authority on demotions.
Cadets may be relieved of duty in a particular position at any time by the instructors, and any
senior ranking cadet may recommend removal to the instructors. Again, the SASI, with
consult with the ASI, is the final authority. Reasons for removal are the same as for
demotion, but may also be voluntary on the part of a cadet who simply asks to be relieved for
personal reasons.
Cadet Rotation:
Due to the small corps size of PA-941, cadets normally do not rotate job positions by
semester. Cadets routinely hold positions for one academic year unless removed for poor
performance or promotion into a greater position of authority/expectation. If a cadet in a
leadership position departs school, the AFJROTC program or does not carry out the duties of
their office, the SASI, ASI and corps commander will consult on which cadet in the corps will
take the position. The SASI is the final authority in this decision making process.
2-6 CADET OPERATIONS (staff meetings, commander call and other activities)
Staff Meetings: Staff Meetings may be held during Club period. Cadets who are required to
attend will be notified in advance before the meeting with a notice posted on the bulletin
board or memo placed in your mailbox of a minimum of one day prior to the meeting. Those
required to attend must be present unless the Group Commander/SASI/ASI grants prior
absence approval. Staff meetings will be held at least monthly. The meeting will be posted
on the organizer.
The Procedure for the Staff Meetings will be as follows:
1. The First Sergeant will be responsible for setting up the room for all staff meetings.
He/she is also responsible for maintaining order outside the classroom.
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2. All meetings will begin and end with the staff being called to attention. The First
Sergeant will give the command “at ease” and the meeting will begin.
3. Flight Commanders will brief on their flight’s progress, identifying and discussing
problem areas.
4. Staff officers and committee chairpersons will brief on their respective areas,
identifying and discussing problem areas.
5. The Staff meeting will be under control, and military courtesies followed at all times.
6. The SASI or ASI will be present at all meetings.
7. Meeting minutes will be taken, published and posted.
Commanders Call: Commanders calls will be held at minimum, after each grading period for
cadet promotions and Cadet of the Month awards. The event is usually held during activity
period in the gymnasium on a Friday (uniform day) in service dress.
The Procedure for the Commanders Call will be as follows:
1. The First Sergeant will be responsible for setting up the room for all commanders’ call.
He/she is also responsible for maintaining order outside the classroom/gymnasium.
2. All commander calls will begin and end with the staff being called to attention.
3. The corps commander will lead the event and will usually include promotions, general
Comments for the entire cadet corps and award of the Cadet of the Month.
4. All cadets will use the “Take, Shake, Salute” procedure when winning awards. You
take with the left, shake with the right, and then salute with the right.
Other Cadet Operations/Activities:
In addition to normal classroom activities, the AFJROTC cadets will be involved in many cocurricular activities. Participation in any co-curricular activity requires you to be passing all
classes. EITHER THE SASI/ASI WILL BE PRESENT AT ALL MEETINGS, PRACTICES.
MEETINGS AND PRACTICES WILL NOT BE CANCELLED WITHOUT PRIOR APPROVAL
OF THE SASI/ASI.
FIELD TRIPS:
Periodically, cadets will go on field trips to Military Bases (for tours and flights abroad Air
Force aircraft), Kennedy Space Center, Science Museums, etc.
SPECIAL TEAMS: COLOR GUARD AND DRILL TEAM
These cadets participate in various activities within the school and community, as well as,
compete in numerous drill meets within the state. Cadets chosen for membership must excel
in conduct, attitude, performance, and academics. Practices will be held as directed by the
ASI. Failure to attend at least a minimum of three practices scheduled events will lead to
removal from the drill team/color guard, unless you have a work excuse. NO one will be
removed without prior approval of the ASI.
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KITTY HAWK AIR SOCIETY:
The Kitty Hawk Air Society is a national honor society for AFJROTC cadets who excel
academically. To be considered for membership, cadets must maintain a “B” in AFJROTC
courses and an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0. The SASI will approve all new
members prior to induction.
PA 941 ANNUAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY:
Marion Center PA-941 cadets hold a Veterans Day Ceremony in November every year. The
cadets honor all Veterans in every war and every branch of the military.
PA 941 PARADES:
The AFJROTC Corps provides a color guard and teams for parades as requested.
LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:
Every year, the Corps holds a leadership program. The program is a two-day event and is
held the first week after school is let out. THESE EVENTS ARE PLANNED AND RUN BY
CADETS.
MILITARY BALL:
One of the greatest events of the year is the Annual Dining out Military Ball. All cadets look
forward to this event. Dress is formal; Male Cadets wear service dress uniform with plain
white dress shirt and plain black bow tie. Male non-cadets dress in formal wear or suit and
tie. Females wear formal dress. It is a sit down formal dinner with a ball court, dancing, and
prizes. This is a required event. If you do not attend you will have to write an essay.
AWARDS NIGHT:
The end of the year awards night is usually held in May, the cadets are presented with
AFJROTC and National Awards. Cadets are recognized for their achievements for the year.
Family and friends are invited to this event. A guest speaker shares their experiences and
thoughts with the cadet corps and their families. This is a required event. If you do not
attend you will have to write an essay.
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CHAPTER 3
CADET ADMISSIONS, TRANSFERS AND DISENROLLMENTS
Cadet Admission: All students in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in the PA-941
AFJROTC Program and enroll in Aerospace Science classes through the guidance
department within the following guidelines:
o A citizen or legal alien of the United States
o A student enrolled at Marion Center High School
o Of good moral character
o Physically fit to participate in AFJROTC training. A cadet is considered physically fit if
he or she is capable of participating in drill.
Cadet Transfers: Cadets who are transfer students from other branches of the Armed
Forces or other Air Force JROTC training units may be permitted with full credit for training
already received. Awards and decorations earned at other AFJROTC units will be
recognized at PA-941. Awards and decorations earned at other Service JROTC units will be
matched, as closely as possible by the SASI/ASI and recognized.
Cadet Disenrollments: Cadet disenrollments are very rare at PA-941 but the following
describes what you may be disenrolled for:
o Failing to maintain acceptable course standards, failing grades, improper
haircuts, unacceptable grooming, failure to wear the uniform when required,
and not enough room in your schedule due to repeat course requirements.
o If you fail an Aerospace Science course, you will not be permitted to repeat this
particular course. The SASI will consult with the guidance department on
whether you should be permitted to take another Aerospace course.
o Inaptitude, indifference to training, disciplinary problems or undesirable
character traits.
o Failing to remain enrolled in school
o Request of the superintendent, principal or assistant principal to remove you.
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CHAPTER 4
CONDUCT, CLASSROOM PROCEDURES AND COURTESY & SALUTING
4-1 Cadet Conduct and Classroom Procedures:
Flight commanders will review the bulletin board daily and notify the class of any changes.
Cadets are responsible for reading all Daily Bulletins missed during absences.
Cadets will refrain for speaking out-of-turn during instruction. To receive permission to
speak, cadets should raise their hands and wait for recognition from the instructor.
Cadets will use the term “Sir/Ma’am” or “Colonel or Sergeant” when speaking with the
instructors, cadet officers, or cadet NCO’s who outrank them in uniform. This may seem
difficult at first, but this long established military courtesy will soon become and expectable
and comfortable habit.
Cadets will ensure that tables are in proper alignment and that the area is neat and clean
before leaving the classroom.
Respect other people’s mailboxes. If it is not yours don’t touch it, unless given permission.
If the flight commander or element leaders are absent someone will do their duties for them.
No sleeping or head down in class. If you are ill, you may request to go to the nurse. Sleeping
contributes negatively to your class participation grade. Also, passes outside the classroom
will not be granted without an official student planner. Students may not borrow another
student’s planner for passes.
Hats, caps, bandannas, cell phones, beepers will not be worn in the classroom. Cell phones
will be turned off while on campus.
Keep combs, pencils and pens in pockets or backpacks, not behind your ears or in your hair.
Stay in your seat until the instructor gives you permission to move.
Keep the classroom neat and clean. Put trash in the wastebaskets.
Always bring paper and pen or pencil to class.
Do not touch the instructors' desks, sit in their chairs, or use their materials without
permission.
Take care of all personal grooming (hair, nails, makeup, lotion) before or after class.
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4-2 Reporting and Roll Call Procedures:
Beginning of class: When the tardy bell rings, the Flight Commander should call the room to
attention and then proceed to take attendance.
The Flight Commander will give the command “Room tench Hut” The Element leaders will
report to the Flight Commander “Sir/Ma’am (appropriate element) all present or accounted
for” Then the Flight Commander will give the report to the SASI or ASI. Last the Flight
Commander will give the command “at ease take your seats”.
The room will be called to attention when anybody entering the room is above the rank of the
SASI to include at minimum, the principal, vice-principal, superintendent and the Air Force
Area Administrator.
Cadet Officers and NCO’s are authorized to give orders to cadets who are lower in rank.
Cadet Officers/NCO’s should politely advise cadets if they are out of uniform or displaying
unacceptable conduct. If the conduct is not corrected, the discrepancy will be reported using
the Chain of Command.
Cadet Officers and NCO’s do not have the authority to change seating arrangements,
leadership positions, excuse other cadets from classes or formations, or to change any
existing orders, directives, or regulations. Recommendations must be made to and approved
by, the SASI and ASI prior to any such action.
Class dismissal: Class will be dismissed only after the bell rings, indicating the end of the
block. The instructor will tell the flight commander/sergeant to call the flight to attention.
He/she will command, “Flight (or room), attention, Flight (or class) Dismissed.” Only after the
flight has been dismissed will the cadets exit the classroom and they will do so in an orderly
manner.
4-3 Hazing:
Hazing, degrading, or embarrassing cadets in any manner will not be tolerated or
permitted during AFJROTC activity- from the classroom to field trips and all in
between. Any cadet who believes he/she has been a victim of hazing, degrading, or
embarrassing behavior will immediately report it to his/her Squadron Commander who
will have it investigated. It the affected cadet feels that it is necessary; he or she may
report the incident directly to the SASI/ASI.
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4-4 Courtesy and Saluting:
The salute is a military form of greeting and is deeply rooted in military history from the times
when warriors raised their right arms to show that no weapon was present; to when knights
raised their visors with their right hand as a sign of greeting; and to when American soldiers
removed their “3-corner” hats to greet and show others respect. Salutes are rendered to all
officers of the Armed Forces, all JROTC instructors, and all AFJROTC cadet officers. The
person junior in rank salutes first and holds the salute until the person of senior rank returns
it. Salutes are only required when outdoors in uniform or when reporting. During school
hours, cadets will not be required to salute cadet officers outdoors on school property.
Remember to always have your cover outdoors as this is a major way to determine the rank
of the person you are passing. Salutes will be required during JROTC class when reporting to
cadet officers.
Always salute from the position of attention. Never salute while running; slow to a walk to
salute. A smart salute indicates pride in self and corps. A sloppy, lazy salute indicates lack
of confidence, pride, and disrespect.
PA-941 cadets will render a proper salute to all military officer, PA-941 instructors and
ranking cadets while anywhere outdoors on the school complex and elsewhere except for the
following:
Marion Center “No Salute Areas”:
The bus drop off where the PA-941 instructors open the doors to all students in grades 4-12.
However, cadets must be cognizant to wear their cover outdoors while in uniform and render
a verbal greeting to the SASI, ASI or cadets of higher rank.
While outside for PT or in civilian clothing.
At an outdoor sporting event where the cadets are presenting colors or other.
While outdoors conducting 8th Grade Field Day activities or other related events.
Salute precedence: Cadets of lower rank salute Cadet officers. When two cadet officers
meet, the officer of lower rank initiates the salute. Cadet airmen and NCOs salute all cadet
officers. All cadets regardless of rank salute officer instructors.
Cadet officers and NCOs are expected to correct saluting violations on the spot. This will be
done in a non-threatening manner. All cadets are expected to accept corrections properly.
Cases of disrespect or insubordination must be reported to an instructor. The offending cadet
will be counseled and disciplined as necessary.
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CHAPTER 5
WELLNESS PROGRAM, E2C AND SPORTS TEAMS
5-1 Wellness Program:
The Presidential Fitness/Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C)--Wellness Program is an
official part of AFJROTC. This program is an instrumental part in developing citizens of
character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. For cadets enrolling in a college
ROTC program, service academy, or for those enlisting in a military service, they will have to
attain and maintain minimum weight and physical fitness standards. If you start a program
now and stay physically active, you will reap the benefits of a physically fit body throughout
your adult life. If you are physically fit, you will perform better in school and in your personal
activities.
Health and Wellness is part of the AFJROTC curriculum and for all cadets at PA-941 enrolled
in Aerospace Science classes with the exception of those cadets taking the course by
“Independent Study.”
The corps of cadets routinely prints out AFJROTC Wellness Article and post them for cadet
reference. Copies can be found in the Health & Wellness/Sports binder/folder.
5-2 Health and Wellness Specifics:
The Cadet Corps Commander will implement the Health and Wellness Program for cadets in
conjunction with the corps Health and Wellness Coordinator. The corps will take advantage
of the Marion Center district’s physical fitness equipment, athletic fields, wellness center and
weight room, Aerospace classroom, and gymnasiums. Each cadet who obtains their
program’s objectives will provide documentation and will be eligible to test for the AFJROTC
Physical Fitness Ribbon.
Cadet requirements/testing: Prior to starting a program, each cadet must complete the
required paperwork and obtain a parent certification that allows them to participate in our
physical fitness program. The ASI and Health and Wellness Coordinator utilize the WINGS
tracking system, publicize the efforts of cadets and establish awards for cadets who reach
their objectives. The corps, in conjunction with the SASI/ASI announces the date of the
semiannual physical fitness test for official scoring and reporting. Cadets will all baseline in
using the Presidential Fitness Test and retest at least once more in the last half of the year.
During the year, physical fitness and athletic competitions will be a part of field days and
corps competitions.
HEALTH & WELLNESS DESCRIPTION
HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
INSTRUCTOR NAMES: Lt Col Wolbert and MSgt Schmidt
REQUIRED TEXT: None. Comprises 20% of the curriculum of one day per week (Friday)
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Health and Wellness is an official part of the Air Force Junior
ROTC program. It is an exercise program focused upon improvements with the goal of
achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender. The program at PA-941
also seeks to address the mental and spiritual aspects of individual wellness through
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relaxation and teambuilding activities. Wellness is instrumental in developing citizens of
character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. Cadets will be given the
opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership
Education. Instructors are free to include other activities cadets enjoy such as team sports in
order to keep the Wellness Program fun and motivating. The Wellness Program is a 36-week
program modifiable to meet individual goals. The 36-week program is comprised of several
exercises which can be conducted with minimal space and with minimal climate dependency
(e.g. the 1-mile run). The exercises develop all muscle groups and provide sufficient
anaerobic and aerobic intensity. They require no equipment and use only body weight and
common objects
COURSE OBJECTIVES: Motivating cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program
requirements and into their adult lives.
GOALS OF THE WELLNESS PROGRAM: Create a physical fitness training program based
on national standards by age and gender and identify areas of improvements for cadets
PROPOSED EXERCISES (exercises used in the semi-annual test):
o V-Sit Reach; Push Ups; Sit Ups; Shuttle Run and One-Mile Run
TYPICAL EXERCISE CLASS: Warm-up/Stretch, Conduct Exercises, Ensure proper form and
technique and Cool/down/Stretch
FITNESS DAY: Cadets will be issued an AFJROTC physical fitness uniform at the beginning
of the school year and will wear this uniform when advised by the SASI/ASI. AFJROTC
Cadets are responsible for the weekly cleanliness of these uniform items. Lost or damaged
AFJROTC PT uniform items are the cadet’s financial responsibility for replacement.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS GRADING PROCEDURES: Each Week cadets may earn the
following participation points:
1. Student participation : 20 points per week
2. Improper Dress/partial participate minus 4 points
3. Failure to participate minus 15 points
Note: As mentioned above, Health and Wellness constitutes 20% of each cadet’s grade as
noted in the academic syllabus.
REWARDS: All cadets that participate in the program will receive the Physical Training (PT)
Ribbon. A star device will also be awarded based upon your overall Assessment Score
(percentile scores): Bronze Star: Score of 80–89; Silver Star: Score of 90–99; Gold Star:
Score of 100
MAKEUP ASSIGNMENTS: There are no makeup assignments. Cadets will not lose weekly
participation points for any excused absence.
5-3 Sports Teams (non-varsity JROTC): The PA-941 corps of cadets annually
participates in several volleyball and dodgeball tournaments with other local military Junior
ROTC units. These have typically been hosted at Marion Center or at North Allegheny (PA022), Laurel Valley (PA-942), West Mifflin (PA-20031) or Pine-Richland (PA-20101). Cadets
meeting all academic, behavior, and school requirements are eligible to sign up and
participate in these non-varsity events. Teams are chosen very close to the event date to
ensure teams are composed of eligible cadets with parental permission to participate. The
prime objective of these non-varsity sporting events are to build teamwork, friendship,
fellowship, character, and fun.
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CHAPTER 6
EDUCATION PROGRAM
6-1
Kitty Hawk Honor Society (KHHS): The Kitty Hawk Air Society is a national honor
society for AFJROTC cadets who excel academically. To be considered for membership,
cadets must maintain a “B” in AFJROTC courses and an overall Grade Point Average (GPA)
of 3.0. The SASI will approve all new members prior to induction. The KHHS, in conjunction
with the Education Officer, operate the mentoring, tutoring and Teacher of the Year programs
for PA-941. The KHHS is also charged with updating and maintaining the Cadet GPA
tracking board.
6-2
Mentoring: At the beginning of the fall semester annually, the cadet corps approves a
list of cadet Mentors drafted by the Education Officer and corps staff, with final approval from
the SASI/ASI. A veteran cadet is paired with a first-year cadet to mentor them in all aspects
of the JROTC program to include, but not limited to: uniform, classroom procedures, saluting,
marching/drill, courtesy, academics, Health and Wellness, rank/insignia, etc. The SASI/ASI
or cadet corps command staff may remove a cadet from a mentoring role for lack of effort or
non-performance of duty. The SASI is the final say in removing a cadet from mentoring
duties.
6-3
Tutoring: At the beginning of the fall semester annually, the cadet corps approves a
list of cadet Tutors who are well versed in the assigned content area to academically tutor
any cadets requiring assistance. The tutor list is developed by the KHHS and the draft list is
provided to the SASI/ASI and corps staff for approval. Final approval rests with the SASI/ASI.
A cadet requiring academic assistance places a memo in the Education Officer’s mailbox
requesting help, or advises the SASI/ASI that they need help. The KHHS president/
Education Officer will also be made aware of this need. Tutors will if at all possible, provide
assistance as soon as practical. Tutoring usually occurs during STAR period (30 minutes
daily), during study hall, or after school—including time during drill practice when not on the
drill floor. Any tutor may be replaced or removed from tutoring by the SASI/ASI.
6-4
Freshmen Leadership Orientation & Training (F.L.O.A.T.): Each fall, the Marion
Center PA-941 cadets conduct a FLOAT to instruct first-year cadets on the “in’s and out’s” of
the AFJROTC program. Events include reporting in, saluting, wear of the uniform, flag
etiquette, marching, care of the uniform, rank/insignia, group/team dynamics, and health and
wellness/athletics/sports. This event has become a highlight for cadets and has been
documented in the local and district newspapers on several occasions.
6-5
Teacher of the Year: At the beginning of the 4th grading period annually, the KHHS
president / Education Officer prints up a list of all Marion Center High School teachers to be
considered for “JROTC Teacher of the Year” and award/recognition with an individual plaque
and a listing on the perpetual plaque.
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Specifics of the Teacher of the Year:
o Teachers may not have won in any previous year
o Cadets vote for three teachers and the KHHS count ballots after all are received
o At minimum, the corps commander, education officer, and SASI/ASI present the
plaque during a class period during the school day to the winning teacher
o Teacher name is placed on the Perpetual Teacher of the Year plaque and the teacher
also keeps that plaque in their classroom for display until the next academic year.
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CHAPTER 7
DRILL AND CIVILIAN MARKSMANSHIP PROGRAM (CMP)
7-1
Drill Team: Participating with the PA-941 Drill Team is a privilege tendered by the
SASI/ASI and school principal. You will need to meet the Pennsylvania Interscholastic
Athletic Association (PIAA) academic requirements to practice drill after school and to
compete in drill competitions.
PA-941 cadets have a rich history of successful drill, attested to by all of the trophies and
awards in the case in the back of the classroom. PA-941 drill teams participate in various
activities within the school community and outside – often doing a colors presentation during
the National Anthem of the United States of America. Cadets work hard and prepare
numerous hours to participate in sanctioned drill competitions – most notably at McDowell
(PA-791) in November, Laurel Valley (PA-942) in December, and North Allegheny (PA-022)
in March each year. PA-941 has hosted drill & sports competition the last three years in early
December.
Cadets are chose for drill and applicable teams though their excellence in conduct, attitude,
performance, and academics. The Drill Team Commander or Assistant will develop a drill
schedule and cadets must attend these practices to remain on the team. Team members
may be removed by the ASI for attendance/grades/academic/behavior issues confirmed with
the school and applicable teachers.
Drill teams that cadets may tryout for:
o Unarmed IDR (novice and advanced)
o Armed IDR (novice and advanced)
o Color Guard (novice and advanced)
o Armed/Unarmed Exhibition (referred to as X-Team)
o Individual Armed Demonstration
o Inspection Team
o Quiz Bowl (PA-791 competition)
Drill team is similar to a varsity sport and the SASI/ASI are the coaches. The SASI/ASI have
final authority on who takes the floor for each specific drill team. Similarly, the SASI/ASI will
closely observe drill practice and select potential/final commanders of individual drill teams.
7-2 Basic 30-Step Drill Sequence (learned by ALL cadets): All cadets will learn as part
of the Leadership Education curriculum, the 30-step basic drill sequence. This sequence
must be demonstrated by the sophomore cadets to the Area Administrator during Unit
Evaluations. Practice time will be afforded during class to practice these maneuvers. The
goal is for all cadets to master this sequence and for at least three cadets to be able to
command it.
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Thirty Basic Commands:
1. Fall in
2. Open Ranks March
3. Ready Front
4. Close Ranks March
5. Present Arms
6. Order Arms
7. Parade Rest
8. -detail- Attention
9. Left Face
10. About Face
11. Forward March
12. Right Flank March
13. Left Flank March
14. Column Right March
15. Forward March
16. To The Rear March
17. To The Rear March
18. Column Right March
19. Forward March
20. Eyes Right
21. Ready Front
22. Column Right March
23. Forward March
24. Change Step March
25. Column Right March
26. Forward March
27. -detail-Halt
28. Left Face
29. Right Step March
30. -detail- Halt
7-3
Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP): The PA-941 AFJROTC Program was
approved by the local school board to conduct an Air Rifle Marksmanship program tailored
from the CMP program. Three rifles and a backstop are in the unit’s possession. The SASI
and ASI received certification training in the summer of 2011 in West Virginia and is good for
five years. Cadets will shoot locally when interest is high. The unit program requires
comprehensive SAFETY briefings and procedure reviews, and when cadets successfully
complete this initial part of the program, they will be able to begin practice firing in the
classroom setting and then potentially enter competitions with other local units.
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CHAPTER 8
CERTIFICATE OF AFJROTC COMPLETION AND ADVANCED ENLISTMENT
8-1
Completion Certificate Requirements: A “Certificate of Completion” is presented to
a student in good standing who has completed at least three years of the AFJROTC program.
A cadet may use this certificate for advanced standing when enrolling in a college level
ROTC program, applying to a service academy or when enlisting in the armed forces, in
order to gain the benefits of successfully completing the AFJROTC program.
Cadets are highly encouraged to consult with the SASI/ASI when considering further military
service and they will assist you in making contact with the appropriate service personnel who
may consider your AFJROTC training.
8-2
Advanced Enlistment Opportunities: In accordance with regulations, JROTC
cadets are normally eligible for enlistment at a higher grade with the individual recruiting
service. Normally, a cadet will be eligible to enlist at the grade of E-3 in the Air Force, Army
and Navy, and at E-2 in the Marine Corps. Again, this is not a guarantee and must be fully
investigated with the individual recruiting services.
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