Cabot AFJROTC Cadet Guide - Cabot Public School District

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Cabot AFJROTC Cadet Guide - Cabot Public School District
Cadet Guide
AR-053
2014-15
Cadet Name:
Cabot High School
U.S. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps
401 North Lincoln
Cabot, AR 72023
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
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Table of Contents
Introduction
Cadet Creed
Chapter 1 – General AFJROTC Cadet Knowledge
Mission and Goals of AFJROTC
Admission, Transfer and Disenrollment of Cadets
Aerospace Science and Leadership
Class Schedules, Procedures & Co-Curricular Activities
Conduct and Military Courtesy
Saluting Rules
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6-8
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Chapter 2 – Issue, Care and Maintenance of the Uniform
Clothing and Equipment Account
Appearance of Cadets
Proper Wear of the Uniform
AFJROTC Badges
Male and Female Uniform Diagrams
U.S. Air Force Ranks
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12-16
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18-25
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Chapter 3 – Management of the Cadet Corps
Position Descriptions
Organizational Structure
Staff Meeting Procedures
Promotion of Cadets
AF JROTC Insignia
Enlisted/Officer Promotion Criteria
Promotion Procedures
Cadet Personnel Boards
Cadet of the Month
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30-31
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33-35
36-37
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Chapter 4 – Awards, Decorations, and Certificates
Awards and Decorations
Certificates of Completion and Training
Attachments
1. AFJROTC Ribbon
2. Phonetic Alphabet
3. Military Timetable
4. Chain of Command
Air Force Code of Conduct
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the Arkansas 53rd (AR-053) Cadet Group. AR-053 was founded at Cabot High
School in the spring of 1970 by agreement between the Cabot School District and the United
States Air Force.
This course includes the study of aerospace science, leadership, drill and ceremonies, and
physical fitness. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) is a retired Air Force Officer
and the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) is a retired Air Force Senior Non-Commissioned
Officer. Each instructor has extensive professional education and experience in the United States
Air Force.
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor: Lieutenant Colonel Douglas L. Haven
Aerospace Science Instructor: Chief Master Sergeant Robert Edgar
Cadet officers and cadet non-commissioned officers manage the Cadet Group. Management of
the cadet corps affords cadets the opportunity to learn valuable leadership and management
skills.
As part of the leadership training you will be required to represent AFJROTC at school or in the
community. Wear the uniform proudly and correctly.
The purpose of the Cadet Guide is to inform the cadet of their personal responsibilities and
obligations as a member of the AFJROTC.
You are expected to comply with all instructions. If there is a question of what to do, simply ask
the instructors or an upper class cadet. If none are available, following the Air Force core values
of Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence in All We Do will serve you well.
You are required to know the information in this cadet guide and follow the instructions and any
changes that may occur during your time as a cadet. The success of the Cadet Group depends on
each cadet. We are ONE team!
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AFJROTC Cadet Creed
I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.
I am connected and faithful to every Corps of Cadets who served their community and nation
with patriotism.
I earn respect when I uphold the Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and
Excellence In All We Do.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, school, Corps of Cadets, community,
and to myself.
My character defines me. I will not lie, cheat or steal. I am accountable for my actions and
deeds.
I will hold others accountable for their actions as well. I will honor those I serve with, those who
have gone before me, and those who will come after me.
I am a Patriot, a Leader, and a Wingman devoted to those I follow, serve, and lead.
I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet
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CHAPTER 1
GENERAL AFJROTC CADET KNOWLEDGE
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Mission and Goals of AFJROTC
Mission
Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their
nation and community.
Goals
Instill Values of Citizenship, Service to the United States,
Personal Responsibility, and a
Sense of Accomplishment.
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Admission, Transfer and Disenrollment of Cadets
Admission. To be eligible for enrollment in the AFJROTC program, a student must:
 Be enrolled and attending a course of instruction in the Cabot School District.
 Be a citizen of the United States of America unless special permission has been granted
from AFJROTC Headquarters and your nations Embassy.
 Be approved for enrollment by the SASI and a CHS principal.
 Be capable and willing to participate in all aspects of AFJROTC training.
Transfer. Students who transfer from any of the other services’ JROTC programs may be
permitted to enroll with full credit for training already received.
Disenrollment. A cadet may be removed for any of the following reasons:
 Failure to maintain acceptable AFJROTC standards (haircuts, grooming, proper wear of
the uniform, etc…).
 Failure to remain enrolled in school.
 Individual request for release at the school`s approval.
 Ineptitude, indifference to training, or disciplinary reasons involving undesirable traits of
character.
Cadet Responsibilities. Each cadet will agree to abide by the rules and instructions of the
Aerospace Science Department and accept responsibility for the proper care and maintenance of
the uniform, textbooks and other equipment.
Cadet Contract. A Cadet and Parent/Guardian signature will be required on a cadet contract to
provide cadets and their parents with a formal declaration of the cadets’ responsibilities as well
as the responsibilities of the Cabot High School AFJROTC program and instructors.
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Aerospace Science and Leadership. The AFJROTC program is divided into three parts. The
first consists of classroom instruction in Aerospace Science (40%), which contains subjects
pertaining to the aerospace age. The second consists of Leadership Education and corps training
activities (40%). The third consists of the Wellness portion, including physical training (20%).
Course Levels:
 Aerospace Science I (AS-I): The first year of the program is an introductory course
designed at the high school freshman level. Each phase of aerospace history is briefly
introduced to lay a foundation for the course levels to follow. Special attention is given
to participating in and practicing Air Force drill and ceremonies.
 Aerospace Science II (AS-II): The second year of the AFJROTC program is a general
study of aeronautics and components of aerospace power along with Global and cultural
awareness lessons. Emphasis is given to having the cadets teach much of the Air Force
drill and ceremonies.
 Aerospace Science III (AS-III): The third year continues the development of each
cadet`s global and cultural knowledge and covers space developments and the social
aspects of aerospace education such as briefings, problem solving, staff study reports,
communications and management of people and resources.
 Aerospace Science IV (AS-IV): The fourth year of the program consists of a review of
U. S. Military Forces in the contemporary world. Instruction is given on foundations of
leadership, communication, planning and execution. Those skills are put to use through
the management of the corps by the AS-IV class.
Leadership Training. Leadership, as defined by the Air Force, is the “art of influencing and
directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation
in achieving a common objective.” AFJROTC leadership training provides each cadet the
opportunity to develop his/her leadership potential through practice and experience in a military
organization. Cadets learn about the organizations and functions of their unit under conditions
that closely resemble a real Air Force unit. Cadets learn management principles such as
planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
Class Schedules:
 Monday: Leadership Studies; Uniform of the Day (UOD) - Blues
 Tuesday: Leadership Studies
 Wednesday: Health and wellness ; UOD - H.W. Gear*
 Thursday: Aerospace Science Studies/Academic Instruction
 Friday: Aerospace Science Studies/Academic Instruction; UOD – Khakis w/Polo
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All cadets will wear the UOD as noted above. *A hydration source and
change of clothes is required for Wed, PT Day.
Classroom Procedures:
 Upon entering the building, the class will fall into formation (centered on the flight
commander) in the main room for attendance and announcements. The flight will
remain in loose formation until the tardy bell rings then proceed to Attention. The
flight commander/teacher’s aide (FC/TA) will then complete attendance. The FC/TA
will then place the flight At Ease for announcements and to collect anything due that
day. The flight will receive instructions from the instructor/TA, then the FC/TA will
call the flight to Attention and then call Fall Out for their daily obligatory exercises.
NOTE: Cadets will be required to wear their uniform at LEAST once a week, for the entire
SCHOOL DAY.
Grading: Each cadet receives a grade for Aerospace Science, Leadership Education, and other
personal responsibilities such as flag duty attendance. Proper wear of the uniform is graded as
part of the Leadership Lab. A failing semester grade for uniform wear will result in a failing
grade from the class and removal from the program, regardless of the cadets’ performance in
other aspects of the program.
Extra-Curricular Activities. Extra-curricular activities add interest and prestige to the
AFJROTC program and are an important part of the program here at Cabot High School. Each
AFJROTC cadet is encouraged to participate in at least one of the co-curricular activities. A
significant number of our activities are mandatory, graded events that will be assigned to cadets
by squadron. The following activities are offered/encouraged:
 Honor Guard. The AR-053 Honor Guard program offers all cadets additional training
in military customs and courtesies, and in drill and ceremonies. Practices are normally
held after school hours and are led by upper-class cadets. The Honor Guard has several
competition teams:
o Color Guard. This elite group has the honor of presenting the national, state and
AFJROTC colors at important school and community events. This team(s) also
performs in drill meets as a competition Color Guard throughout the year.
o Unarmed Drill Team. This team utilizes marching skills acquired through normal
classroom instruction, but takes the cadet from average marcher, to superior drill
master within weeks of fully immersive training and guidance during after school
practices. As a member of this team, cadets may compete in both Unarmed
Exhibition and Regulation drill.
o Armed Drill Team. This team practices standard drill movements, but with the
addition of drill rifles, in preparation to perform complex exhibition and regulation
drill routines. This team is held to a high standard of discipline and excellence.
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o Sabre Team. This two person team supports various activities and community
service events throughout the course of the school year.
 Social & Community Events. These are special projects that the Corps participates in
to build strength and organization throughout the community. Our Awards Dinner,
Banquets, Holiday Parties, Cabot City Clean Up, and Military Ball are examples of
such events.
 Field Trips. Official field trips taken by AFJROTC cadets are considered an important
part of the Aerospace Science Course and make up a large portion of our Wings
activities. The number one consideration for participation in field trips is given to
cadets whose academic and leadership performance demonstrates an attitude of his/her
best effort. Participation will be in accordance with school policy. As a minimum, a
cadet with a GPA less than 2.0, or a failing grade in any of his or her classes will NOT
be permitted to participate in any AFJROTC field trips.
NOTE: YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO JOIN ANY OF THE CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
Conduct and Military Courtesy. Cadets are required to observe proper military conduct at all
times. The manner in which you conduct yourself reflects credit upon you, your parents, the
Cadet Group, the school and the United States Air Force.
Military Courtesy. The practice of saying “yes sir/ma’am; no sir/ma’am” to all ranking cadets ,
instructors, and CHS Administrators will be observed in the cadet program, regardless if a cadet
is in uniform or not.
Saluting Rules. The salute is a courteous exchange of military greeting all over the world.
Military personnel consider the salute as a courteous and respectful greeting among members
and it is one of the oldest traditions binding military professionals together.
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 You will be taught the rules and proper manner of saluting, which governs its use among
the military services.
 When in uniform, when wearing a cover, saluting ranking cadets and instructors is
required if it is designated by the SASI/ASI. You are also directed to salute as required
when reporting to the office of the SASI/ASI, during field trips (as directed), and for
training purposes. It is also proper for cadets, when in uniform, to salute whenever they
encounter any officer of the U.S. Armed Forces.
 Reporting Procedures. The salute is rendered indoors only when cadets are reporting to
cadet officers or the SASI/ASI. The proper sequence of reporting includes rendering the
salute and the statement “Cadet [rank & last name] reports as ordered sir/ma’am.” The
cadet will hold the salute until it is returned or otherwise acknowledged by the person to
whom they are reporting. When the purpose of the report or meeting is concluded, the
cadet salutes again, the senior person will acknowledge the salute and the cadet will
sharply turn to the most direct exit and leave.
 If a cadet observes the American Flag being raised or lowered from any flagstaff, he/she
will assume the position of attention, render the hand salute (if in uniform) and hold it
until the flag has reached the summit or base of the flagstaff. If the cadet is in civilian
clothes, he/she will assume the position of attention and place the right hand over the
heart. If a male cadet is wearing a civilian cap, he will remove it and place it over his left
shoulder so that the right hand is over the heart. Females who are wearing a Unisex hat,
such as a baseball cap, must also follow male guidelines.
 If a cadet is in uniform outdoors and the National Anthem is being played, the cadet will
stand at attention, face the music or the flag and render the proper hand salute until the
music ends. If the cadet is in uniform indoors and the National Anthem is being played,
the cadet immediately comes to attention and faces the flag, or the music if the flag is not
visible.
 If a cadet is in uniform and the Pledge of Allegiance is being recited, the cadet will come
to attention, face the flag and recite the pledge. You DO NOT salute, nor place your
hand over your heart.
 If a cadet is late for a formation, he/she will approach the cadet or person in charge and
request permission to join the formation.
 All cadets (regardless of rank, position, or level of training) should correct saluting
violations in a courteous and helpful manner. Cadets are expected to accept these
corrections properly.
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CHAPTER 2
ISSUE, CARE & MAINTENANCE OF THE UNIFORM
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Clothing and Equipment Account
 Protecting government property is each cadet’s responsibility. All uniforms (with the
exception of T-shirt, shoes, socks and physical training gear, exclusive of the Honor
Guard PT Uniform) are loaned to you by the United States Air Force. These items
remain the property and responsibility of our AFJROTC unit. Each item of the uniform
must be accounted for at all times and be ready for turn-in if required.
 Any time you are issued a uniform item, you will be required to sign a Custody Receipt
Form. If you lose or damage an item, you will be expected to pay for the lost item(s).
All loaned uniform items must be returned or paid for at the end of the year. If this is not
done, grades will not be given out, nor will any awards or certificates of completion.
Seniors will have their diplomas withheld.
 When turning in or exchanging items or equipment, work only with the SASI, ASI, or
designated inventory cadet.
 All uniform items are required to be dry-cleaned before returning or exchanging the
items. This includes students dropping the course at semester and the end of year turn-in.
Returned items not dry-cleaned will be turned over to the school fines officer for
collection.
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Appearance of Cadets. Except as authorized in this instruction, AFJROTC cadets will wear the
standard service uniform prescribed for active duty personnel in AFI 36-2903, Dress and
Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel. The fitting standards, wearing instructions, and
personal grooming standards prescribed in AFI 36-2903, and restated in this guide, are
applicable.
Religious Items. Religious items will not be worn with any AFJROTC uniform unless approved
by the SASI, the school principal, and HQ AFJROTC.
Unisex Policy. Members of the opposite sex will not normally wear uniform items designated
for a particular sex, except as authorized within this guide or AFI 36-2903. Female cadets are
authorized to wear the male lightweight jacket.
Hair Standards:
 Male and Female Hair Standards. Hair will be clean, well groomed, neat and not
contain excessive amounts of grooming aids. If dyed, hair will be of a natural human hair
color and look natural (no mixed hair colors that do not naturally occur for the individual).
Extreme or fad hairstyles, those that exceed length/bulk standards, or violate safety
requirements are not permitted (SASI has the final determination in what constitutes a
“FAD style”). Hair will not touch eyebrows when groomed or protrude below the front
band of properly worn headgear. EXCEPTION: Hair may be visible in front of women’s
flight cap.
 Male Hair Standards. Hair will have a tapered appearance on back and sides, both with
and without headgear. A tapered appearance is one that when viewed from any angle
outlines the individual’s hair so that it conforms to the shape of the head, curving inward to
the natural termination point. A block cut is permitted with tapered appearance. Hair will
not touch the ears and only closely cut or shaved hair on the back of the neck may touch the
collar. Hair will not exceed 1¼ inch in bulk, regardless of length and not exceed 1/4 inch
at the natural termination point. Hair will not contain, nor have, any visible foreign items
attached to it.
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FEMALE HAIR GROOMING STANDARDS
Female Hair Standards. Hair will be styled to present a professional appearance. Plain
and conservative pins, combs, headbands, elastic bands, and barrettes similar to the
individual’s hair color are permitted to keep hair in place. Hair will not extend in length on
all sides below an invisible line drawn parallel to the ground at the bottom edge of the shirt
collar at the back of the neck. Hair will not exceed 3 inches in bulk or prevent proper wear
of headgear. Hair will not include hair ornaments such as ribbons or jeweled pins or
scrunchies.
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MALE HAIR GROOMING STANDARDS
A. Hair Must:
 Be clean
 Be tapered, side and back, and conform to the general shape of the skull
 Be arranged in an orderly manner
 Not be worn in any fad styles (Mohawk, braids, etc.)
 Not exceed 1-¼ inches in bulk (regardless of length)
B. Sideburns Must:
 Not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening
 Be neatly trimmed and tapered in the same manner as a haircut
 All male students will be clean shaven the morning of uniform wear
C. Mustaches Must:
 Not extend downward beyond the lip line of the upper lip and may not extend
sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corners of the mouth
 All male students will be clean shaven the morning of uniform wear
D. Males WILL be clean shaven the morning of uniform wear day. Reasons for
Standards:
 Creates measurable limitations
 Creates professional military image
 Prevents excessive bulk from interfering with proper wear of headgear
 Required for neatness
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Overall Uniform Appearance. Cadets are required to maintain the uniform in good condition
throughout the year. The uniform must be regularly cleaned and pressed. Insignias must
always be worn and properly spaced when in uniform. Shoes must have a shine and buttons must
be buttoned. All cadets will put forth the sharpest appearance possible. The mixing of civilian
attire with the military uniform is prohibited.
Cleaning and Laundering Uniform:
 The light blue shirt/blouse should be washed after wearing. Ironing with light starch will
keep the shirt neat throughout the day.
 The slacks/trousers can be washed on gentle or the hand-wash cycle and hang dried.
 The service coat, slacks/trousers, lightweight jacket and all-weather coat require periodic
Professional Dry Cleaning - Local dry cleaners will normally provide two-day service.
The flight caps may be sent to the dry cleaners as well. These items may be pressed with
a light steam iron between cleanings.
 Proper Wear of the Uniform. Each cadet must wear his or her uniform properly. The
uniform is a symbol of the United States Air Force and the country itself. Wear the
uniform with pride.
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Male Uniform Requirements:
 The flight cap will have its front crease pointed to the lower center of the forehead. Two
finger spaces above the eyebrow. The cap will be placed firmly on the head and not be
pulled down too tight. The crest of the cap should be fully extended without a protruding
tip at the back. If the cap does not fit properly, it is either too large or too small. The
general rule for proper wear of the flight cap is two fingers above the bridge of the nose.
 The male belt (from the wearer’s perspective) is threaded through the loops to the left.
When buckled, only the silver tip of the belt should show past the outer edge of the
buckle. The inner edge of the buckle, zipper of the trousers, and the edge of the button
flap of the blue shirt will be lined up with each other, creating what is known as the Gig
Line. During inspections, cadet’s gig lines are checked to ensure proper alignment.
 The Lightweight Blue Jacket is worn as an outer garment to the uniform and will be
zipped up at least halfway at all times. CAUTION: These coats are the most
frequently lost items and they are very expensive to replace.
 Cadets’ dress shoes will be fully laced, clean, and shined.
 Socks are issued, and must be long (ankle socks or shorter are prohibited) and
black. No other colors will be worn with the blue uniform.
 The short sleeve blue shirt may be worn with the collar unbuttoned. The shirt tails are
pulled down into the trousers tightly and tucked at the sides to make it neat. The only
creases on the shirt are on the sleeves. ONLY a V-neck T-shirt (issued) is worn with
the Short Sleeve open collar blue shirt.
 The bottom of the trouser legs will touch the shoes around the second eyelet (holes for
the laces) from the top, with a slight break in the crease. The rear crease will be 7/8”
longer than the front. The rear pocket must be buttoned at all times. Articles carried in
the pockets must not be visible.
 If the service coat is worn, all buttons must be buttoned.
 The necktie must be worn with the service coat and long sleeve and will not be worn
loose or partially tied. The tie will be in the double Windsor knot.
 Male cadets may wear wristwatches, rings (no more than three) and one plain bracelet
that is no more than 1/2 inch wide (visible pierced rings are not allowed while in
uniform).
Female Uniform Requirements:
 Skirt length must be between the top of the knee and the bottom of the knee.
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 The standards for the female slacks, blue shirt, undershirt, socks, and shoes are the same
as male standards.
 Plain black pumps are authorized for wear with the female pants and skirt uniform.
 Small and conservative diamond, gold, white pearl or silver spherical earrings may be
worn (nose, eyebrow and lip rings/studs are not allowed while in uniform). No
additional earrings may be worn in the upper ear or ear lobe. Females may wear
wristwatches, rings (no more than three) and one plain bracelet that is no more than 1/2
inch wide.
 The female belt (from the wearer’s perspective) is threaded through the loops to right, the
opposite of the male belt.
General Rules Concerning the Uniform: Monday of each week is the normal uniform day.
Any changes to this will be announced in advance of the change.
 Some standard uniform items, such as tiepins, may be worn with the AFJROTC uniform
when purchased by the cadet. Check with the SASI/ASI before purchasing any item for
approval.
 Cadets should never have their hands in their pants pockets while in uniform, unless
placing or removing items from the pocket.
 Promptly replace lost buttons. See the ASI or designated inventory cadet for replacement
buttons.
 When wearing the tab/tie ensure the top button of the blue shirt is fastened.
 Carry items in your left hand, so your right hand is free for saluting.
 Smoking, performing hard labor, attending civic events, engaging in sports and other
such activities while wearing the uniform is prohibited.
 Headphones of any kind are not allowed in uniform.
 Cadets will NOT change out of uniform unless permission is given from ether the ASI or
the SASI.
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* Enlisted Ranks will have no
hat insignia on the flight cap
Note 1
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Note: Cadets may wear the rank on both coat and shirt at the same time or only on the
coat. The cadets must be in proper uniform at all times. If they have the coat on, the
rank insignia must be on the coat. If they remove the coat, the rank must be on the shirt.
Note 8
Note 7
Note 5
Note 6
Note 9
Note 4
Note 10
Note 11
Note 3
Note 12
Note 2
Note 13
Note 14
Note 1
1. Awareness Presentation Team (APT) badge: Center on welt pocket 3 inches below the top.
2. Name tag: Center between arm seam and lapel with bottom edge parallel to top of welt pocket
3. Kitty Hawk Badge: see note 15.
4. Unit patch: Placed ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam and centered.
5. Shoulder tabs: Center between unit patch and shoulder seam. If no patch, then 1 inch below shoulder seam.
6. Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Badge: see note 15.
7. Distinguished Cadet Badge: see note 15.
8. Grade insignia (officer and enlisted) worn on both lapels. Airman Basic wear lapel insignia on both lapels.
Place insignia halfway up the seam, resting on but not over it. Bottom of insignia is horizontal with the ground.
9. AFJROTC Patch: Placed ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam, and centered.
10. Flight Solo or Flight Certificate Badge: see note 15.
11. Ground School Badge: see note 15.
12. Ribbons: Center, on but not over edge of pocket. Wear 3 or 4 in a row. Wear all or some.
13. Academy of Model Aeronautic Wings: worn 1 inch below pocket.
14. Model Rocketry Badge: worn 2 inches below AMA Wings or 3 inches below pocket if no AMA Wings are
worn.
15. First badge placed ½ inch above name tag or ribbons and is centered horizontally. Additional badges placed
½ inch above previous badge.
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Note 8
Note 6
Note 7
Note 9
Note 5
Note 4
Note 10
Note 11
Note 3
Note 12
Note 2
Note 13
Note 14
Note 1
1. Awareness Presentation Team (APT) and Model Rocketry Badge are centered on the pockets on the
appropriate sides as displayed above.
2. Name tag: authorized for wear and is to be grounded and centered over wearer’s right pocket.
3. Unit patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
4. Shoulder tab: center between unit patch and shoulder seam. If no patch, then place 1 inch below shoulder
seam.
5. Kitty Hawk Badge: see note 15.
6. Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Badge: see note 15.
7. Distinguished Cadet Badge: see note 15.
8. Grade insignia (Enlisted only) worn on both left and right collar, centered side to side and top to bottom.
The bottom point of torch points toward the point of the collar. Airman Basic wear no insignia of any kind on
the collar.
9. (Officers only) When using officer cloth rank on epaulets, place as close as possible to shoulder seam.
10. Flight Solo or Flight Certificate Badge: see note 15.
11. Ground School Badge: see note 15.
12. Academy of Model Aeronautic (AMA) Wings: see note 15.
13. AFJROTC Patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
14. Ribbons: ground and center on pocket.
15. First badge placed ½ inch above name tag or ribbons and is centered horizontally. Additional badges
placed ½ inch above previous badge.
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How to Tie a Windsor Knot
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* Enlisted Ranks will have no
hat insignia on the flight cap
Note 1
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Note: Cadets may wear the rank on both coat and shirt at the same time or only on the
coat. The cadets must be in proper uniform at all times. If they have the coat on, the rank
insignia must be on the coat. If they remove the coat, the rank must be on the shirt.
Note 8
Note 6
Note 7
Note 9
Note 5
Note 10
Note 11
Note 4
Note 3
Note 12
Note 2
Note 13
Note 1
Note 14
1. Name tag: authorized for wear and is to be centered on right side, level between 1 1/2 inches higher or lower
than the first exposed button.
2. Awareness Presentation Team Badge: see note 15.
3. Unit patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
4. Shoulder tab: centered between unit patch and shoulder seam. If no patch, then 1 inch below shoulder seam.
5. Kitty Hawk Badge: see note 15.
6. Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Badge: see note 15.
7. Distinguished Cadet Badge: see note 15.
8. Grade insignia (officer or enlisted) worn on both lapels. Airman Basic wear lapel insignia on both lapels.
Place insignia halfway up the seam, resting on but not over it. Bottom of insignia is horizontal with the ground.
9. Flight Solo or Flight Certificate Badge: see note 15.
10. Ground School Badge: see note 15.
11. AFJROTC Patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
12. Academy of Model Aeronautic (AMA) Wings: see note 15.
13. Model Rocketry Badge: see note 15.
14. Ribbons: center ribbons resting on, but not over, edge of welt pocket. Wear 3 or 4 in a row. Wear all or
some.
15. First badge placed ½ inch above name tag or ribbons (whichever is appropriate) and is centered
horizontally. Additional badges placed ½ inch above previous badge.
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Note 8
Note 7
Note 9
Note 6
Note 5
Note 4
Note 10
Note 3
Note 11
Note 12
Note 13
Note 2
Note 14
Note 1
Note 15
1. Name tag: authorized for wear and is to be centered on right side, even with to 1 1/2 inches higher or
lower than the first exposed button.
2. Awareness Presentation Team Badge: see note 16.
3. Unit patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
4. Shoulder tab: centered between unit patch and shoulder seam. If no patch, then 1 inch below shoulder
seam.
5. Kitty Hawk Badge: see note 16.
6. Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Badge: see note 16.
7. Distinguished Cadet Badge: see note 16.
8. Grade insignia (Enlisted only) worn on both left and right collar, centered side to side and top to bottom.
The enlisted rank’s bottom point of torch points toward the tip of the collar. Airman Basic have no insignia
of any kind on the collar.
9. (Officers only) When using officer cloth rank on epaulets versus miniature metal rank on collar, place as
close as possible to shoulder seam.
10. Flight Solo or Flight Certificate Badge: see note 16.
11. Ground School Badge: see note 16.
12. Academy of Model Aeronautic (AMA) Wings: see note 16.
13. AFJROTC Patch: center ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam.
14. Model Rocketry Badge: see note 16.
15. Ribbons: Center, parallel with ground. Align with bottom of name tag. Or, if no name tag, align
bottom of ribbons even with to 1 ½ inches higher or lower than the first exposed button.
16. First badge placed ½ inch above name tag or ribbons (whichever is appropriate) and is centered
horizontally. Additional badges placed ½ inch above previous badge.
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Note 4
Note 1
Note 5
Note 2
Note 6
Note 3
Note 7
Note 8
1. (Officers only) When placing rank on epaulet instead of collar, use standard size metal rank, center on epaulet
5/8 in from shoulder seam.
2. Shoulder tabs are centered between unit patch and shoulder seam. If no patch, then 1” below shoulder seam.
3. Unit patch on right sleeve ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam and centered.
4. Grade insignia (Enlisted only) is worn on both left and right collar. Airman Basic have no collar insignia.
5. Air Force JROTC Emblem: center vertically between the shoulder seam and where the underarm side seam
joins the armhole sleeve and center horizontally between the center zipper and the sleeve armhole seam.
6. AFJROTC patch on left sleeve ½ to 1 inch below shoulder seam and centered.
7. Jacket will be closed to at least the halfway point.
8. Center insignia horizontally on collar. Place 1 inch from bottom of collar and parallel to the outer edge of the
collar.
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MANAGEMENT OF THE CADET WING
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Chapter 3
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CHAPTER 3
MANAGEMENT OF THE CADET CORPS
3.1. Unit Manning Document (Currently in Draft Status).
FUNCTION
TITLE
AUTH GRADE
Command (CC)
(CV)
Group Commander
Deputy Group Commander
Group First Sergeant
C/Col
C/Lt Col
C/CCF
Operations
Squadron (OG)
Commander
NCOIC
NCO
C/Lt Col
C/MSgt
C/SSgt
Force Support
Squadron (FSS)
Commander
NCOIC
NCO
C/Lt Col
C/MSgt
C/SSgt
Logistics
Squadron (LOG)
Commander
NCOIC
NCO
C/Lt Col
C/MSgt
C/SSgt
Honor Guard
Squadron (HG)
Commander
NCOIC
NCO
C/Lt Col
C/MSgt
C/SSgt
Position Descriptions. Responsibilities and duties increase with grade and rank. Each
cadet is expected to prepare for additional responsibility in order to assume the duties of
higher positions. The following job descriptions outline the major duties of leadership
positions contained in the Unit Staffing List.
 The Group Commander (GP/CC). Responsible for command and organization
of cadet staff and subordinate commanders. Also responsible for the appearance,
discipline, and training of the overall unit. From day to day, the Commander will
assist the SASI and/or ASI in unit tasks, ensure proper function of all staff,
preside over cadet boards, and participate in any activity necessary to ensure
maximum efficiency and function of the cadet corps.
 The Deputy Group Commander (GP/CD). Responsible for assuming command
in the absence of the GP/CC , assisting the Commander as needed, presiding over
cadet boards as required, establishing special committees and providing feedback
about their progress, and keeping the Commander informed of all activities
relating to his/her position. The GP/CD will take notes of all topics and decisions
at cadet staff meetings.
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 The Group First Sergeant (GP/CCF). Principal advisor to the commander on all
issues related to the cadet force; and exercises general supervision over assigned
enlisted personnel. Must remain vigilant for, and move to resolve, issues that,
left unchecked, would adversely impact cadets/cadet corps. Advises the
commander on a wide range of topics including esprit de corps, discipline,
mentoring, well being, cadet progression, and recognition of all assigned enlisted
members.
 The Operations Squadron Commander (OG/CC). Responsible for planning
and coordinating AFJROTC co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, assisting
the SASI and/or ASI in scheduling and planning details for all field trips, and
keeping the GP/CC informed of all activities and functions within the group.
 The Logistics Squadron Commander (LOG/CC). Responsible for all functions
related to the internal operation and upkeep of the unit. Will oversee all functions
related, but not limited to, technological and electronic equipment support,
inventory and processing of all AFJROTC uniforms and equipment, media in the
form of books and magazines, individual flight functions, and the general
maintenance and cleanliness of the building. Also responsible for the proper
organization and tracking of cadet progress and promotion.
 The Honor Guard Squadron Commander (HG/CC). Responsible for the
organization and overall operation of the AR-053 Honor Guard; specifically
responsible for the training, management, and preparation of the Armed Drill
Teams, Unarmed Drill Teams, Color Guard, and Physical Training Team for
competitions and demonstrations throughout the country.
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Organizational Structure. The AR-053 Organizational Chart, currently in draft, reflects
the Cadet Group Organization. The organizational chart breaks the functions of the
Group down into specialized tasks.
The Organizational Chart. Denotes a CHAIN OF COMMAND BY THE LINE
CONNECTING THE FUNCTIONS OR POSITIONS. Information, guidance and
decisions flow down the chain of command in the form of oral or written instructions.
Information and recommendations also flow up the chain of command, which are used by
the cadet leaders in decision-making. Information flow and coordination between lateral
functions is also necessary for efficient staff action. Unless there is a free communication
flow throughout the organization, the unit will quickly become ineffective.
GROUP ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Currently Under Revision
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GP/CD
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Staff Meeting Procedures. Cadet Staff meetings will be called by the Cadet GP/CC at
least once per month. However, there may be as many staff meetings as necessary to
conduct the operation of the corps and special activities.
 Cadet Staff Meetings will consist of the following cadets:
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o
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o
GP/CC
GP/CD
SQ/CC’s
1ST SGT
Designated Cadets
 Staff meetings will be conducted in a military and orderly manner under the
control of the Cadet GP/CC. At the beginning of each meeting the GP/CD will
read the notes from the previous meeting to establish the purpose of the
meeting and what subjects will be acted upon.
 The SASI and ASI may sit-in on a Cadet Staff Meeting to deliver necessary tasks
or recommendations to unit leadership. At the same time, unit leadership will
inform the SASI and/or ASI of all current and forecast activities and functions
within the unit. The planning, organizing and directing of Group functions will
be the responsibility of the GP/CC and cadet staff.
 No organization is any better than the commander and the staff that leads it. In
this respect, the AFJROTC program will emphasize the importance of the
commander and staff positions throughout the chain of command.
Promotion of Cadets. Promotion provides constant challenge and motivation for
members of AFJROTC and reflects visible evidence of progression and standing among
fellow cadets. It should be noted that wearing of the insignia is evidence of growing
maturity, ability and willingness to accept additional responsibility and demonstrated
growth of leadership. Cadets have the opportunity to advance in rank once per semester
(or when the SASI, ASI, and Cadet GP/CC determine they deserve a promotion) through
testing and meeting designated criteria. Primary criteria for Cadet Group Staff
promotions focuses on their individual leadership.
Promotion Structure. Rank is earned on the basis of leadership, character, and overall
aptitude, academic performance, and participation. First year cadets will begin at the
rank of Airman. Progress is determined by a cadet meeting certain requirements based
on the rank they are pursuing. Dates for the promotion test will be set by the cadet staff
and will occur near the end of every semester.
 Promotions based on meeting set criteria and standards, and the “whole person
concept” will also be considered when promoting cadets:
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o Academic Leadership.
How well does the cadet perform on
tests/examinations, class projects, and presentations? Does the cadet
complete assignments on time and follow instructions given by the person
in charge of a project?
o Organizational Leadership. How well does the cadet function in a
position of leadership? Does the cadet command respect by giving proper
consideration to other cadets and setting the example in behavior, dress
and appearance?
o Co-Curricular Activities. To what degree does the cadet carry
enthusiasm beyond the classroom? Does the cadet participate and
demonstrate excellence in all cadet activities?
o Responsibility. How well does the cadet accept job assignments? Does
the cadet volunteer for additional duties? Does the cadet accept
responsibility for the proper care of the uniform? Is the cadet always on
time? Is the cadet prepared for class and wear the uniform on the
designated day?
o Service. To what degree does the cadet serve the school, the cadet corps
and other extracurricular activities to include civic and service
organizations?
o Organizational Structure. Does the cadet perform above and beyond
normal duties? To what degree does the cadet participate in the Honor
Guard, flight duties and other cadet-led functions?
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RANK
TEST MATERIAL
CRITERIA
C/Amn
Granted upon entry to AFJROTC
C/A1C
C/SrAmn
C/SSgt
C/TSgt
N/A
• Must score at least an 65% on promotion test
• Participation in at least 3 AFJROTC events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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• Must score at least an 70% on promotion test
• Participation in at least 3 AFJROTC events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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• Must score at least an 75% on promotion test
• Participation in at least three AFJROTC
related events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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• Must score at least an 80% on promotion test
• Participation in at least 3AFJROTC events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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Cadet Guide
Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
Cadet Guide
Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
Cadet Guide
Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
Cadet Guide
Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
C/MSgt
• Must score at least an 85% on promotion test
• Participation in at least 3AFJROTC events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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Cadet Guide
Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
RANK
CRITERIA
TEST MATERIAL
C/SMSgt
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Uniform Inspection Grade Avg. > 84%
No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
Marching and Written Test Avg. > 85%
At least 3 (or max) AFJROTC credited events
All Flag Duties Attended
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•
Must score at least an 85% on promotion test
Participation in at least 3AFJROTC events
No “F” grades in any classes
No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
• Cadet Guide
• Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
• Drill and ceremonies/30-step
routine
C/CMSgt
• Cadet Guide
• Honor Guard Inspection Sheet
• Drill & ceremonies/30-step
routine
Cadet Enlisted Promotion Structure. When pursuing a promotion in the Cadet Airman
ranks (C/Amn – C/SrAmn), a cadet must meet academic, disciplinary, uniform, and
participation standards. When pursuing promotion in the Cadet Non-Commissioned
Officer (NCO) ranks (C/SSgt – C/TSgt), in addition to meeting the Airman rank criteria,
a cadet must demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and the ability to train other cadets
in various facets of the program. When pursuing promotion in the Cadet Senior NonCommissioned Officer (SNCO) ranks, in addition to meeting the Amn and NCO criteria,
cadets will not only train, but are expected to lead, cadets in completion of daily tasks. If
a cadet reaches the rank of C/MSgt or higher by their junior year, the cadet may promote
to the corresponding officer rank as seen below. See the chart below for corresponding
enlisted and officer ranks.
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C/MSgt=C/2 Lt
C/SMSgt=C/1 Lt
C/CMSgt=C/Capt
Cadet Officer Promotion Structure. When pursuing promotion in the Cadet Company
Grade Officer (CGO) ranks (C/2Lt – C/Capt), , a cadet is expected to exceed the
academic, disciplinary, uniform, and participation standards of the enlisted corps. In
addition, their advancement depends in large part on a strong leadership component. In
order to obtain Cadet Field Grade rank (C/Maj – C/Col), a cadet must be selected for a
command position within the Cadet Group.
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Minimum Qualifying Criteria
Rank
C/ 2Lt
• Must score at least an 85% on the promotion test
• Participation in at least three AFJROTC related events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
+Board
C/1Lt
• Must score at least an 85% on the promotion test
• Participation in at least three AFJROTC related events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
+Board
C/Capt
C/Maj
C/Lt Col
C/ Col
• Must score at least an 85% on the promotion test
• Participation in at least three AFJROTC related events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
+Board
• Must be a Squadron/CC or equivalent
• Attend a majority of AFJROTC events
• Must have oversight of all Squadron activities
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
• Must be a Squadron or GP Commander
• Attend a majority of AFJROTC events
• Must have oversight of all events commensurate with title
• Must lead one major event
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
• Reserved for the Cadet Group Commander
• Attend a majority of AFJROTC events
• Must have oversight of all Group Events
• No “F” grades in any classes
• No ISS, OSS, or Saturday School
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Test Days. Written and skills tests will be administered during a two- day testing period
that takes place on the second to last week of each semester. Written tests will be
administered in class by the ASI or SASI.
Make-Up Test Days. Make-up tests will be given only for cadets with an excused
absence on the day of official testing. A cadet may request time to take the make-up test
either upon their return to class, or during personal time scheduled with the SASI or ASI.
A cadet must have a parent or doctor note to validate their reason for absence.
Promotions. Cadets will be promoted by the SASI or C/GP/CC in front of their peers in
recognition of their accomplishment.
Impact Promotions. Cadets who demonstrate exceptional performance or leadership in
AFJROTC have the chance to earn a special privilege known as an Impact Promotion.
With an impact promotion, a cadet is able to test for one rank higher than what they
would have originally been testing for at the end of the semester. Impact promotions are
only applicable to Cadet TSgts and below. Impact Promotions are awarded to cadets
based on, but not limited to, the following:
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o
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Showing outstanding leadership and character in the Corps
Competing on a team that places 1st, 2nd or 3rd in Competition
Recommendation and Approval by a Cadet Personnel Board
Receiving Cadet of the Month recognition
Cadet Profiles. All information reviewed for any reason about a cadet can be found in
the individual’s Cadet Profile. This information will be secured and only accessible to
Instructors, cadet command staff, or other cadets granted special permission to access the
information. A cadet’s profile may contain, but is not limited to:
o
o
o
o
o
o
Promotion tracking sheet
Permission slips for events
Signed contracts and agreements
Uniform inventory
Emergency contact information
Cadet information sheet (List of name, rank, positions, etc…)
Staff Selection. All juniors who plan to return for their 4th year in AFJROTC, along with
any others hoping to compete for a group staff position must complete a staff application
and meet a commander’s selection board during the spring semester of each academic
year. The selection board will be chaired by the outgoing GP/CC and consist of the rest
of the AR-053 Group Staff, with the SASI and ASI in attendance. The SASI and ASI,
with recommendations from the selection board, will select the Cadet GP/CC and Cadet
GP/CD. The GP/CC, in turn, will fill the remaining group positions with the concurrence
of the SASI and ASI. Cadet Group Staff (to include Commander and Deputy
Commander) will normally serve for one school year. Cadet staff positions may be
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rotated more frequently to provide leadership opportunities or as otherwise determined
appropriate.
Academic Standards. Cadets on staff must have a cumulative grade point average
(CGPA) of at least 2.0 with no “F” in any class. Grades will be checked by the SASI
every nine weeks. It is the responsibility of each group staff member to report his or her
grades to the Group Commander. Failure to maintain academic standards could result in
removal from a group staff position.
Cadet Personnel Boards. Cadet personnel boards may be formed to make
recommendations concerning cadet promotions, awards, cadet of the month, disciplinary
boards, and other personnel actions of the group.
 The cadet Personnel Board will consist of the Group Staff, Senior Wingmen and
others selected by the GP/CC.
 The board will be announced via public or personal notification, noting the date,
time, purpose and names of board members and cadets to appear before the board.
 Cadets appearing before the Personnel Board will report to the president of the
board in a military manner at the date, time and location announced in the special
order.
 Findings and recommendations will be submitted in writing to the SASI and ASI
within two (2) school days of the meeting. After reviewing the report, the SASI
and ASI will approve or disapprove the recommendations and return the report to
the Group Commander for necessary action.
 The SASI and ASI will act as advisors to the board, but will not sit on the board,
nor enter into deliberations with the board.
 Findings and recommendations of the Personnel Board, after approval of the
SASI and ASI, will be published as a Special Order and become part of the group
personnel records.
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Cadet of the Month.
 Selection of the Cadet of the Month (for the previous month) will be made during
the last week of each month, with approval from the SASI and/or ASI.
Consideration will be given to academic and leadership performance, attitude,
wear of the uniform, personal appearance, participation in co-curricular activities,
and other factors which define the individual’s performance as outstanding. All
cadets who meet minimum academic and attendance criteria, will be considered
for the award and may not be selected for this award more than once each school
year.
 Cadets selected for this distinction will be have a plaque identified to Public
Affairs and have their name, photo, and description of the cadet’s
accomplishments posted in the next monthly newsletter and on the Cadet of the
Month wall in the cadet common area.
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CHAPTER 4
AWARDS, DECORATIONS AND CERTIFICATES
Awards and Decorations. The Cadet Awards and Decorations Program fosters morale,
esprit de corps, and recognizes achievements of AFJROTC cadets. Awards sponsored by
national organizations are funded by the sponsoring organization and donated through
local chapters where available. Only Awards and Decorations approved by HQ
AFOATS/JR may be worn. All Awards are earned on an annual basis.
 Medals and ribbons may not be worn simultaneously.
o Refer to AFI 36-2903 for instructions on stacking multiple medals.
 Minimum criteria are prescribed to preserve the integrity of decorations. Units
are authorized to impose additional criteria to meet local standards and needs
without diminishing minimum standards (example: limiting the amount of cadets
who may earn the award where no guidance is stated, or below stated limits).
Any additional criteria imposed must be stated in the Cadet Guide.
 Sometimes a cadet earns the same ribbon multiple times. The oak leaf cluster
represents the number of times the ribbon has been earned. It is a sign of
character motivation and the constant self push for the cadet to continue on with
his/ her accomplishments.
AWARD
Valor Award (Gold)
FORM
Medal & Ribbon
CRITERIA
Valor, Physical Risk
Valor Award (Silver)
Medal & Ribbon
Valor, Strength of Mind
Distinguished Cadet
Pin
Overall Contribution to
Unit Success
Air Force Association
(AFA)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 5% of AFJROTC
Top 10% of Senior Class
Daedalian
Medal & Ribbon
Top 10% of AFJROTC
Top 25% of Junior Class
American Legion
(Scholastic)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 25% of AFJROTC
Top 10% of Senior Class
American Legion
(Military Excellence)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 25% of AFJROTC
Leadership / Character
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AWARD
Daughters of the
American Revolution
(DAR)
FORM
Medal & Ribbon
CRITERIA
Top 25% of AFJROTC
Top 25% of Class
Good Character
American Veterans
(AMVETS)
Medal & Ribbon
A in Aerospace Science
Scholastic Standing
Personal Appearance
Positive Attitude
Officer Potential
Reserve Officers
Association (ROA)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 10% of AFJROTC
Leadership & Attitude
Military Order of
World Wars (MOWW)
Medal & Ribbon
Military & Scholastic
Excellence
Military Officers
Association (MOAA)
Medal & Ribbon
Leadership, Morals, and
Academics
Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW)
Medal & Ribbon
B in AFJROTC and
C in other classes
Military Bearing,
Positive Attitude, and
Patriotism
National Sojourners
Medal & Ribbon
Top 25% of Class
Americanism
Sons of the American
Revolution (SAR)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 10% of AFJROTC
Top 50% of Class
Leadership / Excellence
Scottish Rites
Southern Jurisdiction
Medal & Ribbon
Top 25% of Class
Dependable
Strong Participant in Unit
Military Order of the
Purple Heart (MOPH)
Medal & Ribbon
B average overall
Positive Attitude
In Leadership Position
Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA)
Medal & Ribbon
Top 25% of AFJROTC
Leadership, Discipline
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AWARD
Sons of Union Veterans
Of the Civil War
FORM
Medal & Ribbon
CRITERIA
Patriotism, Academic
Excellence and
Leadership
Non-Commissioned
Officers Assoc (NCOA)
Medal & Ribbon
Superior NCO in Unit
Tuskegee Airman
Ribbon
B average in AFJROTC
Strong Participant in Unit
Outstanding Cadets
(AS I-IV)
Ribbon
Character, Academic,
and Military Excellence
Achievement
Ribbon
5% of Cadet Corps
Significant Achievement
Leadership
Ribbon
5% of Cadet Corps
Outstanding Leadership
Superior Performance
Ribbon
10% of Cadet Corps
Single Act or
Sustained Performance
Distinguished Unit
Ribbon
HQ AFJROTC Awarded
Top Performer
Ribbon
HQ AFJROTC Awarded
Academic
Ribbon
A average in AFJROTC
B average in all classes
Outstanding Flight
Ribbon
Superior Performance
as a Flight
Leadership School
Ribbon
Complete Senior
Leadership School (SLS)
AFJROTC Honors
Camp
Ribbon
Complete AFJROTC
Honors Camp
Drill Competition
Ribbon
Place at Competition
Orienteering
Competition
Ribbon
Place at Competition
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AWARD
Co-curricular Activities
FORM
Ribbon
CRITERIA
Superior Leadership
Drill Team
Ribbon
Participate in ALL of the
Performances
Color Guard
Ribbon
Participate in 90% of
Performances
Sabre Team
Ribbon
Participate in 75% of
Performances
Service
Ribbon
Outstanding School
Or Community Service
Physical Fitness
Ribbon
Identified by SASI/ASI
Recruiting
Ribbon
Participation in
Recruiting Activities
Activities
Ribbon
Participation in
Unit events
Attendance
Ribbon
No Unexcused Absence
Good Conduct
Ribbon
No ISS / Unit Discipline
Dress & Appearance
Ribbon
Superior Uniform Wear
Longevity
Ribbon
Completion of AS I-IV
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Certificates of Completion and Training. Two types of certificates may be awarded to
AFJROTC cadets – AFJROTC Form 310; Certificate of Completion and AFJROTC
Form 1256; Certificate of Training.
 Certificate of Completion. This certificate is presented to cadets of good
standing who complete three or four years of AFJROTC. Cadets must have this
certificate to receive benefits offered by the senior (college) AFROTC programs.
o With this certificate, the cadet may be excused from either year of the
General Military Course (GMC) of the senior AFROTC program. This
privilege must be arranged with the Professor of Aerospace Studies (PAS)
at the time of enrollment in a college or university.
o If the graduating cadet elects to enlist in the Armed Forces, the certificate
may provide for advanced promotion (currently E-3) when accepted by the
service. Pay grade E-3 is the third pay grade in all of the Armed Forces
and is equivalent to the grade of Airman First Class in the United States
Air Force. This promotion at the time of enlistment provides for an
immediate benefit in pay. It also places the cadet ahead of all personnel
enlisting at the same time by making the cadet eligible for promotion
earlier than normal.
 Certificate of Training. This certificate is presented to cadets of good standing
who complete two years of the AFJROTC Program and who graduate from high
school or transfer to another school.
o If the graduating cadet elects to enlist in the Armed Forces, they may
receive an advanced grade of E-2 with this certificate. The grade of E-2 is
equivalent to the grade of Airman in the United States Air Force.
 Award of certificates must be approved by the SASI. These certificates are
awarded based on AFJROTC academic standing, participation in unit activities,
and wear of the uniform.
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Attachments
1. AFJROTC Ribbon Chart
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2. The Phonetic Alphabet
The phonetic alphabet is used to communicate words between two sources with the least
chance of misinterpretation or confusion. Each letter in the alphabet is assigned a word to
represent it. Instead of communicating a whole word at once, you would simply spell the
word out using each smaller word assigned to each letter. For Example:
Airman:
Alpha… India… Romeo… Mike… Alpha… November
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3. Understanding Military Time Table
The 24-hour clock is a convention of time keeping in which the day runs from
midnight to midnight and is divided into 24 hours, indicated by the hours passed since
midnight, from 0 to 23. This system is the most commonly used time notation in the
world today. It is popularly referred to as military time or astronomical time in the
United States where the 12-hour clock is still dominant.
With military time, a person does not need to note AM or PM because each hour of
the day, from midnight to 11:59PM (0000 – 2359), has its’ own unique number. Thus,
it is undisputable whether the person communicating meant 2 (0200) in the morning,
or 2 (1400) in the afternoon.
Regular Time
Military Time
Regular Time
Military Time
Midnight
0000
Noon
1200
1:00 a.m.
0100
1:00 p.m.
1300
2:00 a.m.
0200
2:00 p.m.
1400
3:00 a.m.
0300
3:00 p.m.
1500
4:00 a.m.
0400
4:00 p.m.
1600
5:00 a.m.
0500
5:00 p.m.
1700
6:00 a.m.
0600
6:00 p.m.
1800
7:00 a.m.
0700
7:00 p.m.
1900
8:00 a.m.
0800
8:00 p.m.
2000
9:00 a.m.
0900
9:00 p.m.
2100
10:00 a.m.
1000
10:00 p.m.
2200
11:00 a.m.
1100
11:00 p.m.
2300
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4. Chain of Command
Commander in Chief
Honorable Barack H. Obama
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Vice President
Honorable Joe Biden
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Secretary of Defense
Honorable Chuck Hagel
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Secretary of State
Honorable John Kerry
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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
General Martin Dempsey
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Secretary of the Air Force
Honorable Deborah L. James
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Air Force Chief of Staff
General Mark A. Welsh III
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AETC Commander
General Robin Rand
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Air Force Junior ROTC Director
Colonel Bobby Woods Jr.
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Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
Lieutenant Colonel Douglas L. Haven
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Aerospace Science Instructor
Chief Master Sergeant Robert Edgar
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Integrity First,
Service Before Self,
Excellence In All We Do!
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