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McDow

ell High
School
AFJROTC

Col Ray Lindsay


lindsay@mtsd.org
CMSgt David Holmes
holmes@mtsd.org
814-835-5457

2015-2016
Cadet Handbook
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Table of Contents
General Information
Mission, goal, and objectives of the AFJROTC Program

Corps Values

Cadet Code of Honor

P.R.I.D.E

Corps Goals

Admission and Disenrollment of Cadets

PA 791st Hazing Policy

Rules of the Road

Cadet Responsibilities
Cadet conduct

Flag Duty

Pledge Duty

Rules of Courtesy

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The Uniform
Appearance of Cadets

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Proper Wearing of the Uniform

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Uniform and Equipment Account

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General Rules Concerning the Uniform

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Uniform Requirements for Males Cadets

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Uniform Requirements for Female Cadets

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Uniform Wear Schedule

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Uniform Illustrations

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ABU Regulations

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Awards and Decorations

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AFJROTC National Awards and Criteria

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AFJROTC Ribbons and Criteria

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AFJROTC Badges, Special Awards and criteria

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AFJROTC Ribbons Chart

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Cadet Shoulder Cords (Ropes)


AFJROTC Badges Chart

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Table of Contents
Drill Teams

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AFJROTC Appearance and Personal Conduct Contract

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The Cadet Staff


AFJROTC Rank/Insignia Chart

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Promotion/Demotion of Cadets

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Promotion Application

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Promotion Recommendation

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PA 791st Group Chain of Command

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Promotion Board Procedures/Methods

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Cadet Staff Job Descriptions

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Cadet Commanders Staff Meeting Procedures

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The Corps
Co-Curricular Activities

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The PA 791st Point System

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Cadet of the Quarter

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Cadet of the Year

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Cadet Action Board (CAB)

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Flight of the Quarter

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PA 791st Monograms

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Certificates of Training and Completion

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Attachments
Freshman Grey Rope Requirements

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Sophomore Rope Requirements (ASII Drill)

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Junior Rope Requirements

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Promotion Study Guide

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Mission, Goals, and Objectives


The mission of the AFJROTC program is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and
community.

The goals of the program are to instill values of citizenship, give service to the United States, develop a
personal responsibility, and instill a sense of accomplishment in high school students.

The objectives of AFJROTC are to:


Educate and train high school cadets in citizenship;
Promote community service;
Instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline;
Provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
With these objectives cadets will develop:
1. Appreciation of the basic elements and requirements for national security.
2. Respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in democratic society.
3. Patriotism and an understanding of their personal obligation to contribute to national security.
4. Habits of orderliness and precision.
5. A high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership.
6. A broad-base knowledge of the aerospace age and fundamental aerospace doctrine.
7. Basic military skills.
8. Knowledge of and appreciation for the traditions of the Air Force.
9. An interest in completing high school and pursuing higher educational goals or skills.
10. An understanding of the Air Force and military as a possible career path.

Air Force Corps Values


1. Integrity first
2. Service before self
3. Excellence in all we do

Military Academy Honor Code


I will not lie cheat or steal nor tolerate those who do.

P.R.I.D.E.
P-Professionalism
R-Respect
I-Integrity
D-Dedication
E-Excellence

Our unit is called PA-791, the unit is in Pennsylvania, it was started in 1979, and was the first unit to be started
in that year in PA. Thus you get PA-791. Our symbol is an eagle.

Our Corps Goals (to be copied by each cadet).


On the blue pole behind seats.
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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.

Air Force Song


Off we go into the wild blue yonder,

Heres a toast to the host

Climbing high into the sun;

Of those who love the vastness of the sky,

Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,

To a friend we send a message of his brother

Atem boys, Give er the gun! (Give er the gun now!)

men who fly.

gun now!)

We drink to those who gave their all of old,

Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,

then down we roar to score the rainbows

Off with one helluva roar!

pot of gold.

We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!


Nothingll stop the U.S. Air Force!

A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S.


Air Force!

Additional Verses:

Zoom!

Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,

Off we go into the wild sky yonder,

Sent it high into the blue;

Keep the wings level and true;

Hands of men blasted the world asunder;

If youd live to be a grey-haired wonder

How they lived God only knew! (God only knew

Keep the nose out of the blue! (out of the

Then!)

blue, boy!)

Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer

Flying men, guarding the nations border,

Gave us wings, ever to soar!

Well be there, followed by more!

With scouts before and bombers galore. Hey!

In echelon we carry on. Hey!

Nothingll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Nothingll stop the U.S. Air Force!

Bridge: A Toast to the Host

Admission and Disenrollment of Cadets


To be eligible for membership in the AFJROTC program, a student must be enrolled in and be actively
attending a regular course of instruction at McDowell Intermediate or Senior High School, be a male or female
citizen of the United States, be of good moral character, and be physically able. He/she is physically qualified
for the AFJROTC program if he/she is qualified for the Millcreek School District physical education program.
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The AFJROTC program also has a Reserve Component for students not currently enrolled in class
during the off Semester. The reserve program is for cadets who want to participate in PA-791st activities such
as Drill, Cyber Patriot, Community Service, Academics Teams, etc. Reserve cadets will be issued uniforms and
expected to wear them as directed. Reserve cadets will earn points (see points information in section V of this
book) for participating in events and those points will be carried over to their active semester.
A cadet may be dismissed or refused re-enrollment in the program for failure to maintain
acceptable course standards, inaptitude, indifference to training, disciplinary problems, reasons involving
undesirable traits of character, or a failure to remain enrolled in school. Seniors (juniors going to their
senior year) must be recommended by the instructors before registering for the course.
An AFJROTC contract stipulating these circumstances must be completed annually by each cadet and
his/her parents/guardians. A copy of this contract is located in this handbook.

PA-791 Hazing Policy


Hazing is a type of rite of passage. In most societies, a rite of passage celebrates a persons change
from a child to an adult and his/her being accepted as an adult member of the wing. These ceremonies are
diverse and can range from simple candle light programs to elaborate parades. However, recent stories have
shown that there is a point where an initiation ceremony to welcome newcomers can cross the line and become
hazing.
As AFJROTC cadets, you must be aware of acceptable ways to welcome incoming cadets into the corps
or to mark a significant milestone or achievement of someone who is already a member. Each of us is in a
position to act as a role model for others and we must do all we can to prevent hazing and make certain that
each cadet is treated with dignity and respect. We are the future leaders of this country and we must learn how
to properly recognize achievements. There are right ways and there are wrongs ways. Hazing is one of the
wrong ways and under no circumstances will any type of hazing be tolerated within our corps.

Rules of the Road


During the 30+ years that the PA 791st AFJROTC program has been in existence, a set of rules have been
developed for bus trips and field trips. Please refer to the following list before any bus ride and heed them
throughout the trip.
1. Before any and all road trips, arrive at the designated meeting place at least ten minutes
earlier than the departure time. This allows for roll call to be taken and announcements to
be made, while still leaving on time.
2. All cadets will fall into formation for roll call before getting in the vehicle(s). when
appropriate the following boarding procedures; the Cadet Commander will board the bus
first, Senior Staff Officers; other Staff Officers; seniors; juniors; sophomores; and finally
freshman.
3. R.H.I.P- Rank Has Its Privileges.
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4. Whenever re-boarding the bus, sit in your original seat with your original seatmate. This
helps speed up roll call.
5. Have respect for everyone.
6. Profane language and/or derogatory remarks, along with disrespect to higher rank will
not be tolerated.
7. Smoking is prohibited- this is a school function!
8. Displays of affection will not be tolerated by anyone, especially in public.
9. All trash will be placed in trash bags in either the front of the back of the bus. Trash
found in your area will immediately place you on Cleanup Crew for the duration of the
trip.
10. Do not hesitate to notify the SASI or the ASI if you require a comfort stop. We try not
to use the bathroom on the Coach buses and there isnt one in a school bus.
11. Never make gestures at or otherwise try to attract the attention of passing motorists.
12. Handle all luggage and personal belongings of others the same as you would like your
possessions to be handled.
13. Maintain your room in inspection order at all times. Beds are to be made and clothes to
be hung up neatly.
14. Shower and shave every day. Comb your hair often.
15. Appropriate civilian clothes will be worn when not in uniform and on the bus, sweats will
not be worn. Footwear should be closed toe walking type shoes.
16. Male and female cadets are allowed in each others rooms; however, a minimum of five
cadets must be present and the door will be left open at all times. Appropriate behavior is
a must!
17. Stay in your rooms after Lights Out is called. Specifically, no boys in girls rooms or
vice versa.
18. Ample time will be scheduled for sleeping-use it! The designated Lights Out is the
ideal time, as sleeping on the bus on the way to activities is prohibited.
19. Always look and act sharp. Use the words Please and Thank You, along with the
phrases Yes Sir/Maam and No Sir/Maam often.
20. You are responsible for the Money you bring on each trip. Ration it carefully so that it
will last you throughout the trip and make sure it is secure at all times. Asking other
cadets for money is strongly discouraged. If you should run out, speak to either the SASI
or the ASI.
21. Have someone waiting to pick you up when we return.
22. Do not disobey the SASI or the ASI. If a cadet gets to the point where they cannot handle
him/her, his/her parents will be notified and they will be responsible to come and get the
cadet, no matter where we are.
23. NEVER be late for anything! Being late could result in demotion and/or serious
punishment.
24. Lastly, but very important is Never Be Alone.

Cadet Responsibilities
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Cadet Conduct
Each cadet must agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Aerospace Science Instructors, as well
as all policies of the Millcreek School District. Cadets are expected to observe correct military conduct at all
time. This includes the practices of saying Yes Sir/Maam and No Sir/Maam when speaking to instructors,
visiting military personnel, and cadets of higher rank. Also, wearing the uniform properly, completely, and in
accordance with PA 791st standards and striving to meet the goals and accomplish the Code of Honor and
Mission Statement of the Corps. He/she is also responsible for care and maintenance of his/her uniform and
other equipment.

Flag Duty
The America Flag is a major symbol of our country. It is a symbol of the AFJROTC program and as
cadets we are expected to display the proper respect for the flag at all times. Two cadets will be assigned per
week per school. If you cannot make a day, it is your responsibility to make sure you have someone to cover
for you, including if you are absent from school. One cadet will be tasked to carry and the protection of the
flag. The flag is held by both arms, preventing the flag from falling to the ground.
The flag is to be attached to the rope of the pole by both cadets, preventing the flag from touching the
ground. As the carrier of the flag raises the flag, the other cadet is to take a step back, and salute the colors as
they are raised. The salute will be terminated when the flag reaches the top of the pole. Cadets ill also ensure
the colors are taken down at the end of the school day, and properly folded. It is the responsibility of the flight
commanders to ensure that the proper courtesies are shown to the colors, and that they are raised and lowered at
each school.

Pledge Duty
Saying the Pledge of Allegiance is a privilege in America. This is a requirement for the juniors and
seniors in AFJROTC. During the week before school, the cadets in charge of Flag Duty will create a list of
dates for cadets to do the pledge at the high school during announcements. Camera shyness is not an excuse for
not saying the pledge. If you have morning obligations discuss this with either the SASI or the ASI. If you
cannot make a day, it is your responsibility to make sure you have someone to cover for you, including if you
are absent from school. The schedule will be posted in both the ROTC room, and the morning announcement
room at the high school.

Rules of Courtesy
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The salute is the courteous exchange of military greeting around the world. Military personnel consider
the salute a respectful greeting between members, as well as one of the oldest traditions binding military
professionals together.
Cadets enrolled in the AFJROTC program will be taught the proper manner of saluting, as well as to be
instructed of the background and rules, which govern its use among military services. Saluting occurs when
cadets are walking outside while in uniform.

Physical Training (PT)


Physical Training is conducted on Fridays. Training will be outdoors when weather permits. Cadets will
be appropriate PT clothing when participating in physical activities. The clothing should be ROTC issued but
can be appropriate civilian PT attire. Dress and participation will be worth 100 points each PT day. Failure to
wear appropriate clothing will result in loss of points for the day.

The Uniform
Appearance of Cadets
Cadets in the AFJROTC program wear the official United States Air Force uniform. Therefore, as am
AFJROTC cadet, one must constantly strive to present a neat, clean, and well-groomed appearance combined
with proper demeanor. Objectionable behavior in public can result in an unfavorable public reaction toward our
program and those who support us, including the USAF. However, proper conduct, actions, and attitudes can
create a beneficial public opinion, which that enhance3 the image of cadet corps in our community. Always
remember that cadets are expected to set the example for others. Wrinkled uniforms are a disgrace to out Corps
and will not on any circumstances be tolerated.

Proper Wear of the Uniform


Each cadet will be instructed about the uniform and is therefore expected to wear his/her uniform
properly. The importance of this requirement cannot be over-emphasized since the uniform, except for the
insignia, is the same as that which is worn by the United States Air Force personnel. The reputation of this
branch of service, as a professional military organization, is known worldwide and has no equal. The uniform
you wear is a symbol of reputation. Wear is proudly!

Uniform and Equipment Account


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All uniform items are loaned to you by the United States Air Force and these items remain the property
of the Air Force. Other items and equipment (books, maps, etc.) belong to McDowell High School. Protecting
these items is every cadets responsibility and they must be accounted for at all times.
One complete uniform with all the necessary accessories and insignia is issued to each cadet. At the
time a cadet is issued a uniform and/or equipment item, he/she is required to sign and initial a Custody Receipt
Form. Each item then becomes the responsibility of the cadets. If you lose it or willfully or negligently destroy
it, you will be required to pay for it. It is most important that each cadet understand that all items issued to
him/her must be returned and/or paid for before the end of the school year and/or his/her commencement from
the program. Cadets are advised of the coast of each item; however, these costs are subject to change as
depends upon the Air Force. School grades, diplomas, and AFJROTC Certificates of Completion will be
withheld if a cadet fails to comply with the return or pay policy.

General Rules Concerning the Uniform


Uniform Day will always be on Wednesday every week. Should there be a change; sufficient advanced
notification will ensure proper compliance.
Do not mix uniform classes with one another and under no circumstance will civilian garments be worn
with the uniform or vice versa (except AFJROTC jacket or a McDowell letter jacket in the case that you have
met the requirements for an ROTC letter jacket). On extremely cold days, proper winter jackets are allowed to
be worn with the uniform until cadet is inside the school building.
Only issued items will be worn on the uniform (i.e. nametags, authorized rank, ribbons, cords, etc.).
Hats are to be worn when walking outside. (Unless under the walkway-no hat area)
Shoes will have a glossy shine (be sure to check the heels and sides of the soles) and be securely laced
and tied.
Maintain proper care of the uniform (i.e. Trimming loose strings and frayed seams; replacing missing
buttons promptly; dry cleaning, etc.).
Jewelry: While in uniform, you may wear a wristwatch and rings, but no more than three rings at any
time. You may wear one bracelet if it is neat and conservative. However, the bracelet must not detract from the
military image, must not be wider than one-half inch, and must not subject anyone to potential injury. You may
not wear ornaments on your head or around your neck. Thumb rings are not allowed in uniform. Colored
bracelets that support a cause are also not allowed.
Female cadets in uniform may wear earrings if the earrings are conservative and kept within sensible
limits. For example, you may wear one small spherical (diamond, gold, white pearl, or silver) pierced of clip
earring on each earlobe. The earring worn in each earlobe must match. Earrings should fit tightly without
extending below the earlobes, unless they are clip earrings. Male cadets in uniform may not wear earrings.

Eyeglasses or sunglasses: If you wear glasses, they must not have any ornaments on the frames or
lenses. Eyeglass lenses that are conservative, clear, slightly tinted, or have photosensitive lenses may be worn
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in uniform while indoors or while in military formation. When outdoors and in uniform, sunglasses and
eyeglasses must have lenses and frames that are conservative; faddish or mirrored lenses are prohibited.
Sunglasses are not allowed while in a military formation. Neither eyeglasses nor sunglasses can be worn
around the neck while in uniform.
Never place any articles, particularly the flight caps, under the shoulder straps of the raincoat or blue
shirt. Hands, as well as all bulky objects, should be kept out of the pockets and all flaps are to be buttoned.
Hitchhiking, smoking, illegal actions, performing hard labor, engaging in sports, and participation in
demonstrations is not permitted while wearing the uniform.

Body Piercing: Cadets in uniform are not allowed to attach or display objects, articles, jewelry, or
ornamentation to or through the ear, nose, tongue, or any exposed body part (including anything that might be
visible through the uniform). Female cadets in uniform, however, are allowed to wear one pair of conservative
earrings, pierced (no hoops or dangling) or clip style, in their earlobes.
The AFJROTC uniform is to be worn for the entire duration of the school day. Any unauthorized
violation of this or any other rule is subject to disciplinary action by the Aerospace Science Instructors and
members of the Cadet Staff. No excuses!

Tattoos or Brands: Whether you are in or out of uniform, tattoos or brands anywhere on the body are
not allowed if they are obscene or if they advocate sexual, racial, ethic, or religious discrimination. Tattoos or
brands that might harm good order and discipline or bring discredit upon the Air Force are also barred, whether
you are in or out of uniform.
Excessive tattoos or brands, even though they do not violate the prohibitions in the above paragraph, will
not be exposed or visible (including visible through the uniform) while in uniform. Excessive is defined as any
tattoo or brands that exceed one-quarter of the exposed body part, and those above the collarbone and readily
visible when wearing an open collar uniform.

No type of flashy nail polish will be worn in uniform.


Wearing AFJROTC medals is only permitted on the service coat.
Hair color is to be of a conservative/natural appearance
At the end of the school year, all senior cadets and those not returning to the program the
following year are to have the entire uniform dry cleaned and returned promptly in the
cleaning garment bag with the receipt attached. Otherwise you will give Chief or Col
Lindsay $25 to cover the cleaning.

Uniform Requirements for Male Cadets


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Male cadets are expected to be clean-shaven. Mustaches are permitted, as long as the following
standards are met each week: Mustaches will not extend below the line of the upper lip and may not be worn
sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corner of the mouth. They must be neat and trimmed at
all times. Beards and goatees are not permitted.
Hair is to be clean, neatly trimmed, and representative of a well-groomed appearance. Box cuts are
authorized for the back of the head. However, hair will not touch the collar of the uniform and will not rest on
the ears. Hair in the front must be trimmed so that it does not fall below the eyebrows. If a cadet decides to
wear sideburns, they will not extend beyond the lower part of the inner ear, will not be more than one and onehalf inches wide, and will end with a cleanly shaved, horizontal line. Sideburns must be neatly trimmed at all
times. Braided hair and fad haircuts will not be permitted, most especially any odd coloring. The hair must not
interfere with the proper wear of the Air Force headgear.
The flight cap is worn with the front crease pointing towards the lower center of the forehead, two
finger-widths above the right eyebrow. The cap should be placed firmly on the head, but not pulled tightly. If
worn in the correct manner, the crest will fully extend without a protruding tip at the back. If the cap does not
fit in this manner, the hat is either too large or too small and should be exchanged immediately. The fight cap
will be worn outdoors at all times, but only indoors when handling a weapon. When not being worn, the cap
may be carried under ones belt (on the left side, pins facing out for officers) or be left in a locker.
The belt is threaded through the loops to your left. When buckled, only the metal on the tip of the belt
should show outside of the buckle. The adjustable clamp allows the length to be changed and permits a proper
fit.
Shoes will be those issued with the uniform. They will be laced to the top and shined to a high gloss at
all times. Plastic shoes may be worn with the permission of the Aerospace Science instructors. These will be at
the cadets own expense. The socks will be black and have no patterns or designs on them - no other socks are
authorized (no ankle socks).
The short sleeve blue shirt is worn with the collar open or with tie. The shirttail is pulled down into the
trousers tightly and tucked-in at the sides to make it nearly form fitting. The only creases on the shirt are down
the sleeves. Pen and/or pencils will not be carried in the pockets.
The blue trousers must be dry-cleaned. The bottom of the legs will touch the shoes in a manner as to
not cause a break in the crease. Permission is not necessary to shorten the pants, but hemming must be done at
the cadets expense. Cuffs are not worn on the military uniform trousers. The rear pocket will be buttoned at all
times and articles carried will not be visible. The zipper tab will be pressed down to permit the fly to be closed
neatly. These small details are the marks of a well-groomed cadet. Bulky objects should not be carried in the
pockets.
The gig line is formed by the shirt buttons, the belt buckle, and the fly of the trousers. These should
be checked frequently during the day to keep them in line.
The Service Coat can be worn throughout the year, and is mandatory at all formal events, such as Drill
Competitions and Dining Out. The Service Dress must be worn with a tie. Nametags and ropes will be worn on
the blue shirt under the Service Coat. The inside pockets are used to carry small, flat items.
The Service Coat may be removed in the classroom after gaining permission from the instructor to do
so. If the jacket is removed, it will be carefully draped over the back of the chair. The tie will not be removed
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or loosened. The Service Coat will be donned and buttoned back up before exiting the classroom. The Service
Coat must be dry-cleaned when it becomes soiled or wrinkled.
The lightweight blue jacket (flight jacket) may be worn indoors or outdoors and must be zipped at
least halfway. It may also be worn with civilian clothes when the insignias are removed. The Air Force Symbol
is optional. It may be embroidered on the left side at cadets cost and is not authorized to be worn with civilian
clothes. Women may wear the male version of the lightweight blue jacket.

Uniform Requirements for Female Cadets


Female cadets are not required to cut their hair upon entering the AFJROTC program. However, certain
criteria must be met while wearing the uniform: The hair will be clean and neatly styled to present an
attractive feminine appearance. Braids, twists, cornrows and high buns will work well on uniform days. If a
cadet chooses to wear bangs, they must be curled or cut so that they do not rest below the eyebrows. Hair
ornaments (elastic ties, bobby pins, combs, and barrettes) of a color similar to the individuals hair color may be
worn, but they should show as little as possible. Ribbons, hairnets, "scrunches", "claws", etc. will not be worn
with the uniform. The hair should be styled to permit the proper wear of all Air Force headgear. Bangs should
not protrude from under the hat. Hair cannot be two toned and must present a natural appearance (i.e. no pink,
purple etc). Check with Aerospace Science Instructors for clarity.
Female cadets are permitted to wear certain jewelry with the uniform. One pair of earrings may be
worn if they are small silver, gold, diamond, or pearl balls. No dangling or hoop ear rings are permitted. Dog
tags and no more than three rings are permitted. Other necklaces, bracelets, etc. are not to be worn with the
uniform.
The flight cap is worn with the front crease starting in the middle of the forehead and extending back to
the middle of the back of the head. The cap should be placed firmly on the head, but not pulled tightly. If worn
in this manner, the hat will be in a V at the top. If the cap does not fit in this manner, the hat is either too
large or too small and should be exchanged immediately. It is suggested that one select a cap that is a half size
to a size larger than necessary to accommodate various hairstyles. The flight cap will be worn outdoors at all
times, but only indoors when handling a weapon. When not being worn, the cap may be carried under ones
belt (on the left side, with the pins facing outward for officers) or be left in a locker.
Low quarter shoes or grannies, will be issued with the uniform. These are to be laced to the top and
tied tightly. Black pumps may be purchased at the expense of the cadet. The heels should not be excessively
high. Flats may be worn for medical reasons with permission of the Aerospace Science Instructors. Also,
plastic shoes (corfam) may be bought at the cadets expense and must have the permission of the Aerospace
Science Instructors. All shoes are to be polished to a high shine at all times and kept in good repair.
The short sleeve blue shirt is to be worn with the collar open or with the neck tab. It must be tucked in
to the pants. The only creases in the shirt should be down the sleeves.

Female pants will touch the shoes in a manner as not to cause a break in the crease. Permission is not
necessary to shorten the pants, but hemming must be done at the expense of the cadet. Cuffs are not permitted
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on military pants. The zipper tab should be pressed down to allow the fly to be closed neatly. The female belt
is backwards to the male belt. It is inserted into the right side of the pants and continues around the waist to the
left hand side. Bulky objects should not be carried in the pockets.
The skirt length will not be more than 1 inch above or 2 inches below the crease in the back of the
knee.
The Service Coat can be worn throughout the year, and is mandatory at all formal events, such as Drill
Competitions and Dining Out. It is worn over the short sleeve shirt with the neck tab. Nametags and ropes will
be worn on the blue shirt under the Service Coat. The Service Coat may be removed in the classroom after
gaining permission from the instructor to do so. This will be done only when it is uncomfortably warm. If the
jacket is removed, it will be carefully draped over the back of the chair. The neck tab will not be removed. The
jacket will be donned and buttoned up properly before exiting the classroom.
The lightweight blue jacket may be worn indoors or outdoors and must be zipped at least halfway.
May be worn with civilian clothes when insignia is removed. The Air Force Symbol is optional and may be
embroidered on the left side at cadets cost and is not authorized to be worn with civilian clothes. Women may
wear the male version of the lightweight blue jacket.

Uniform wear schedule


Upperclassman Cadets
S/S Shirt: First, Third, and Fifth week of the month
Corps Polo Shirt: Second week of the month
ABU: Fourth week of the month

Freshman Cadets
S/S Shirt: First, Third, Fourth, Fifth week of the month.
Corps Polo Shirt: Second week of each month.

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Name Tag

Silver Name tag

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ABU Regulations
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The ABU replaces the BDU. Do not starch or hot press the ABU. Light ironing is authorized. Pockets
will be secured and items stowed in pockets will not be visible except pens stowed in the pen pocket on the
sleeve. The top button of the ABU coat will not be fastened; however, all other buttons will be secured at all
times. Sleeves may be rolled up on the ABU coat; however, the cuffs will remain visible and the sleeve will rest
at, or within 1 inch of, the forearm when the arm is bent at a 90-degree angle. Regardless as to whether the
sleeves are rolled up or unrolled, the cuffs will remain visible at all times.
Footwear: Combat boots will be worn with the Airman Battle uniform. Laces will either be tied and
tucked in the boot or tired and wrapped around the boot. No bowtie boot laces. Sage Green or Black Boots will
be worn within the ABUs. Boots will be sage green, lace up plain rounded toe or rounded capped toe with or
without a perforated seam.
T-shirt: A desert sand (tan), short or long sleeved t-shirt will be worn under the ABU coat.
Trousers: Pockets will be secured and items stowed in pockets will not be visible expect pens stowed in
the pen pocket. Tucking the ABU trouser into the boot is optional. Whether tucked in or bloused, the trouser
must be evenly bloused (gathered in and draped loosely) over the top of the combat boot and must present a
bloused appearance.

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Awards and Decorations


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A number of distinctive awards are authorized for AFJROTC cadets to recognize outstanding
performances in academics, leadership, and specific displays of valor. Medals, ribbons, and certificates are
awarded in the following categories:
National Awards: are represented to cadets selected by Aerospace Science Instructors and
approved by the individuals principle. Awards and decorations are made available by the awarding agency and
are awarded at the Annual Superintendents Review.
AFJROTC Awards: are authorized by the Air Force JROTC Guide and presented to cadets
based on the established criteria. Proper advanced publicity will be arranged so that families of recipients can
be present to attend the ceremony.
Ribbons: are worn centered above the left breast pocket of the uniform accordance with AFI-362903. When a cadet meets the requirements for a ribbon, the personnel office will publish orders for that
ribbon. No ribbons are permitted to be worn without the proper orders! Bronze or silver clusters will be given
for multiple times received.

AFJROTC Awards and Criteria


(See AFJROTC Guide for additional data)
Gold and Silver Valor Awards
This award consists of a medal, ribbon, and citation. The Gold Valor Award recognizes outstanding
voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and personal bravery by a cadet involving conspicuous risk of life above and
beyond the call of duty.
The Silver Valor award is awarded to a cadet for a voluntary act of heroism, which does not meet the
risk-of-life requirements of the gold valor award.

Cadet Humanitarian award


Award consists of a 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.

Community Service with Excellence Award


Award consists of a ribbon and a certificate. It is intended to recognize those individual cadets who
provide significant leadership in the planning, organizing, direction, and executing of a major community
service project that greatly benefits the local community. This is not a award given to participants but to the key
leader(s) of the project.
A Silver Star

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Can be added for the cadets that are in the top 5% of all USAF JROTC units for highest per cadet
average community service hours. Headquarters determine what units receive this award.

Air Force Association (AFA) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III cadet once a year by the Air Force
Association. This cadet must possess and meet the following characteristics and eligibility requirements.
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Positive attitude toward AFJROTC and school.


Outstanding personal appearance in uniform and grooming.
Display personal attributes such as initiative, judgement and self-confidence.
Courteous demeanor including promptness, obedience and respect for customs.
Growth potential such as capacity for responsibility, high productivity, and adaptability to
change.
Possession of highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions.
Rank in the top 5% of his/her AS class.
Rank in the top 10% of his/her academic class.
Be recommended by the SASI for the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon.

Daedalian Award
This award consists of medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III cadet once a year by the daedalians.
This cadet must meet the following criteria:
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Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service to


the nation.
Indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career.
Rank in the top 10% of his/her AS class.
Rank in the top 20% of his/her academic class.

American Legion Scholastic Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III or AS IV cadet once a year by the
American Legion. This cadet must:
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Rank in the top 10% of his/her academic class.


Rank in the top 25% of his/her AS class.
Demonstrate leadership qualities.
Actively participate in student activities.

American Legion General Military Excellence Award

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This award consist of a medal and ribbon is awarded to an AS III or AS IV cadet once a year by the
American Legion. This cadet must:
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Rank in the top 25% of his/her AS class.


Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character and
citizenship.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to AS IV cadet once a year by the Daughters of
the American Revolution. This cadet must meet the following criteria:
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Rank in the top 25% of his/her AS class.


Rank in the top 25% of his/her academic class.
Demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character.
Demonstrate adherence to military discipline.
Possess leadership ability and fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of
the ROTC training.

American Veterans (AMVETS) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded once a year to one qualified ASII cadet by the
American Veterans. The cadet must possess individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as:
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Positive attitude toward AFJROTC and service in the Air Force.


Personal appearance including wearing the uniform, posture and grooming, but not physical
characteristics per se.
Personal attributes including initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence.
Officer potential including capacity of responsibility, adaptability, and maintenance of high
personal standards.
Obtain a grade of A in his/her AS class.
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 medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS IV cadet once a year by the Reserve
Officers Association. The recipient must possess individual characteristics contributing to leadership such as:
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Positive attitude towards the AS curriculum.


Personal appearance including wearing the uniform, posture, and grooming.
Attributes of initiative, judgment, and self-confidence.
Courtesy including promptness, obedience and respect.
Growth potential including capacity of responsibility, high productivity, and adaptability to
change.
Demonstrate the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions.
Rank in the top 10% of his/her AS class.
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Military Order of World Wars


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS I cadet once a year by the Military
Order of World Wars. This cadet must:
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Excel in all military and scholastic aspects at the time of selection and presentation of the
award.
Indicated through military and scholastic grades, extracurricular activities, and individual
endeavors to serve our nation.
Be committed to continue the Aerospace Science program for the next school year.

Military Officers Association (MOAA) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an ASIII cadet once a year by the Retired
Officers Association. This cadet must:
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Be a member of the junior Service class in good academic standings.


Be of a high moral character.
Show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III or AS IV cadet once a year by the
Veterans of Foreign Wars. This cadet must:
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Have a positive attitude towards AFJROTC.


Have outstanding military bearing and conduct.
Possess strong positive attributes such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality, respect and
cooperation.
Demonstrate patriotism by being a member of the Drill Team or Color Guard and actively
promote Americanism.
Demonstrate leadership potential.
Attain a B in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of C in all subjects for the
previous semester.
Be active in student activities.
Not have been previous recipients of this award.

National Sojourners Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS II or AS III cadet once a year by the
National Sojourners. This cadet must:
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Have contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate Americanism within the corps of
cadets and on campus.
Be in the top 25% of his/her academic class.
Encourage and demonstrate the ideals of Americanism.
Demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership.
Not have previously received this award.

Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III cadet once a year by the Sons of
the American Revolution. This cadet must:
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Be currently enrolled in the AFJROTC program.


Exhibit a high degree of leadership and military bearing.
Demonstrate all-around excellence in AS studies.
Be in the top 10% of his/her AS Class.
Be in the top 25% of his/her academic class.

Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III cadet once a year by the Scottish
Rite, Southern Jurisdiction. This cadet must:
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Contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participating in extracurricular activities


and community projects.
Demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of his/her academic class.
Demonstrate qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship and
patriotism.
Not have been previous recipients of this award.

Military Order of the Purple Heart


This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an AS III or AS IV cadet once a year by the
Military Order of the Purple Heart. This cadet must:
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Have a positive attitude towards AFJROTC and the country.


Hold a leadership position in the cadet corps.
Be active in school and community affairs.
Attain a B or better in all subjects for the previous semester.
Not have been previous recipients of this award.

Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Award


This award consists of a medal of ribbon. It is awarded to an ASIII or ASIV cadet once a year by the Air
Force Sergeants Association. This cadet must:
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Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and


citizenship.
Be in the top 10% of his/her AFJROTC class.
Not have been previous recipients of this award.

Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War


This award recognizes one deserving ASI, II, III, or IV cadet. 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.

Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award
This award consists of a ribbon and certificate. It is presented once a year to two qualified cadets by
Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated. The cadets may be ASI, ASII, or ASIII. The cadets must:
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Attain a grade of B or better in their AS class.


Be in good academic standing at time of nomination and acceptance.
Actively participate in cadet corps activities.
Participate in at least 50% of all unit service.

The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Award


Awarded for exceptional leadership to the most outstanding AFJROTC cadet while serving in an
Enlisted Rank. The selected 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/ERAU Award. Awarded annually, at the SASI 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.

Daughters of 1812
This award consists of a medal and ribbon. It is awarded to an ASII or ASIII cadet once a year by the
Daughters of 1812. This cadet must:
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Demonstrate high moral character, discipline, and integrity


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Show qualities of outstanding citizenship


Be in the top 25% or his/her AFJROTC class
Not have been a previous recipient of this award

Air Force Air Commando Association Award (AFSOC)


This award recognizes one deserving ASI, II, III, or IV cadet who possesses the 13 critical attributes of
success that distinguish an elite AFSOC Commando. Those attributes are: Integrity, Self-Motivation,
Intelligence, Self Discipline, Perseverance, Adaptability, Maturity, Judgment, Selflessness, Leadership, Skilled,
Physical Fitness, and Family Strength.

Daughters of the American Colonies


This award consists of a medal and oversized ribbon. It is awarded to an ASII or ASIII cadet once a year
by the Daughters of the American Colonies. This cadet must:
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Demonstrate extreme patriotism and pride in ones country


Be in the top 25% of his/her Academic Class
Be in the top 20% of his/her AFJROTC class
Not have been a previous recipient of this award

The Non-Commissioned Officers Award (NCOA)


This award consists of a medal of ribbon. It is awarded to an ASIII or ASIV cadet once a year by the
Air Force Sergeants Association. This cadet must:
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Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and


citizenship.
Be in the top 25% of his/her AFJROTC class.
Not have been previous recipients of this award.

Pennsylvania Army National Guard No-Slack Award


This award consists of a specific Army JROTC Ribbon that will be presented to cadets each year who
meet the following criteria.
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Basically, the cadet is always around when they are needed. They volunteer for Drill,
community service, as well as administrative duties for ROTC programs
These cadets must be dependable and in good standing in AFJROTC at time of consideration
Must not have been a previous recipient of this award

US Navy Shipmate Excellence Award


This award is presented annually to cadets who have ranked in the top 50% ROTC class. They
demonstrate leadership qualities and actively participate in ROTC student activities and selected by SASI/ASI.
Marine Corps Awards:
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Best Corps Athletes male/female


Best Corps Band male/female
Best Corps Academic Excellence male/female

Lisa Conn Scholarship


Lisa Conn was a cadet in the Corps from 1982-1986 and was a go to person that did everything asked
of her and more. She held many positions in the Corps staff and you would see her face at every after school
program or event. She passed away unexpectedly on July 2nd 1998 and is sadly missed by those whose life she
touched. That is why the Alumni Association is proud to be able to offer a memorial scholarship in her name.
This scholarship will be awarded annually to a cadet that displays dedication and excellence throughout the
school year, just like Lisa always did, and will allow the receiver to attend Outdoor Odyssey at no cost.

SSgt Kenneth VanGiesen Scholarship


This memorial scholarship was created in memory of a young man who lost his life on 18 July 2011
serving in Afghanistan. He was a true hero to his country, friends and family. He was a American Legion Post
773 Board member and also a Legion Rider. This award will be presented annually to selected seniors by
members of Post 773.

Mike Tibbits Award


This award consists of a ribbon and a plaque and may be given to one cadet per year who displays a love
of others, of country, of Religion and of life. The recipient of the award will be selected by his or her fellow
cadets and will receive the award during the Annual Superintendents Review.

Superintendents Award
This award consists of a distinctive plaque recognizing the overall outstanding cadet of the year. This
award is presented annually to the cadet who has made the most significant contributions to the successful
accomplishment of the corps mission. The recipient must have distinguished themselves by meritorious service
while enrolled in the McDowell Air Force JROTC Program. During this period, they must display outstanding
professional competence, sound judgment, personal initiative and expert knowledge in all areas of endeavor.
Through their deep sense of responsibility and devotion to the corps, they must contribute immeasurably to the
successful development of the program and McDowell High School.

AFJROTC Ribbons and Criteria


Distinguished Unit Award (DUA) and DUA with Merit

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Awarded to cadets enrolled during the academic year when a unit is selected by HQ AFJROTC to
receive these awards. Units have to set and accomplish goals for the year to attain this award. AFJROTC
Operations Support will post specific criteria for this award annually the WINGS.
For the DUA: The unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will be posted
in cyber campus. The DUA ribbon as well as the Bronze Star can be ordered through email. Streamer will be
sent by HQs at the start of the school year.
For the DUA with Merit: The unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will
be posted in cyber campus. The DUA ribbon as well as the Silver Star can be ordered through email. Streamer
will be sent by HQs at the start of the school year.
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 the Unit Evaluation the JROTC unit receives and 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


For the OOA, the unit will receive a congratulatory letter and a certificate of recognition which will be
posted in WINGS. OOA recipients do not receive a streamer.

Outstanding Flight Ribbon


This ribbon is awarded each quarter to the members of the most outstanding flight during that period of
time. The criteria for this award include attendance during activity periods, and various other aspects. Bronze or
silver clusters denote multiple awards of this ribbon.

Top Performer Award


Awarded to cadets during the Headquarters Air Force Inspection for outstanding jobs.

Outstanding Cadet Ribbon


This award is awarded annually to the outstanding cadet from each of the four classes. The recipients
from each class must have high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding
military potential, and attain academic and military excellence.

Leadership Ribbon

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Awarded at the end of the year to those Staff Officers who have consistently displayed outstanding
leadership ability above and beyond expected duty during their tenure. Limited to 5% of the Corps to ensure
recognition of outstanding cadets.

Achievement Ribbon
Each cadet of the quarter will receive this award. Also, the Cadet Commander will choose one
individual each quarter for outstanding performance. This award is limited to 5% of the cadet corps. No more
than one ribbon during a 1 year period.

Superior Performance Ribbon


This ribbon is awarded to those cadets who show outstanding service on behalf of AFJROTC. This
award is limited to the top 10% of the cadet corps to ensure recognition of achievements and services, which are
clearly outstanding when compared to similar achievements and accomplishments of other AFJROTC cadets.
This award is determined by the final points tallied at the end of the school year.

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

Leadership School Ribbon


This ribbon is awarded to those cadets who attend an approved leadership school program of at least five
days duration. These include Keystone Boys State and Girls State, the State police Camp, Camp Cadet (both
students and instructors), Outdoor Odyssey, and the Staff Planning Trip.
Add star for outstanding performance or leadership ability or being an instructor at the Leadership
School. Limit the star to 10% of the eligible cadets and only awarded one time.

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, Cyber Patriot,
Volleyball Teams, etc.

Orienteering Competition Ribbon


Awarded for participation in an orienteering event.

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Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon


This award is presented to those cadets in leadership positions of co-curricular activities. These
positions include: team commanders; cadets in charge of HERD Handicapped Bowling, Rocket Club, SABAH,
or Second Harvest; and Volleyball Captains. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each
additional award.

Drill Team Ribbon


This award is presented to those cadets who attend two Drill Team Competitions as a member or
alternate of a competing drill or exhibition drill team. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for
each year of qualifying membership beginning with the second year.

Color Guard Ribbon


This award is presented to those who attend two Drill Team Competitions as a member or alternate of a
competing varsity or freshman color guard. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of
qualifying membership beginning with the second year.

Saber Team Ribbon


This award in presented to those cadets who participate in two events as a member of the saber team.
An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership beginning with the
second year.

Good Conduct Ribbon


Awarded to those cadets with no suspensions of any kind from other staff or faculty in the first three
quarters. Bronze clusters are awarded upon completion of subsequent years.

Service Ribbon
This is award is presented to the cadet who has obtained sixty hours through AFJROTCs community
service projects. Clusters may be awarded.
Health and Wellness Ribbon
Awarded by the SASI for participation in the health and wellness physical fitness program. All cadets
who participate in the wellness program will receive the Physical Fitness Ribbon. All cadets who participate in
the Presidential Physical Fitness Program will receive the Physical Fitness Ribbon. The Bronze Star device will
be awarded and worn on the ribbon to any cadet scoring in the 75-84 percentiles in the Presidential Physical
Fitness Program. If a cadet earns a percentile score of 85-95 they will wear a Silver Star. If they receive a 96100 percent they will wear the Gold Star on the ribbon.

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Recruiting Ribbon
This ribbon is awarded periodically throughout the year to those cadets who recruit two cadets into the
program for the next year. Cadets also receive this ribbon for attending a session at one of the middle schools.
Limited to one award per year.

Activities Ribbon
Awarded for participation in co-curricular competitive activities such as Field Days/Capture the Flag.
An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of membership beginning with the second year.

Attendance Ribbon
Awarded to cadets with no more than four excused absences and no unexcused absences in a semester
by presenting their first three report cards. Bronze clusters are awarded upon completion of subsequent years.

Dress and Appearance Ribbon


Awarded to cadets for wearing the uniform on all designated uniform days and conforming to all
AFJROTC dress and appearance standards for the first three quarters. Bronze clusters are awarded upon
completion of subsequent years.

Longevity Ribbon
This ribbon is awarded at the end of the year to those cadets who finish their first year in the program
and plan to return the following year. Bronze clusters are awarded upon completion of subsequent years.

AFJROTC BADGES, Special Awards, and Criteria


Ground School Badge
Awarded for completion of the honors ground school curriculum option or completion of an aviation
ground school program prescribed by the FAA.
Flight Solo Badges
Awarded to any cadet possessing a solo flight certificate signed by a FAA certified flight instructor for
either powered or unpowered aircraft.

Flight Certificate Badge


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Awarded to any cadet who possesses a FAA flight examiner pilots certificate for either powered or
unpowered aircraft.

Awareness Presentation Team (APT) Badge


Awarded to those cadets who have participated in two Awareness Presentation Team events.

Distinguished Cadet Badge


This award of a badge and certificate is awarded to an ASIII cadet once a year by the SASI or the cadet
corps. The recipient must be of high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display
outstanding military potential, and maintain consistent academic and military excellence. The recipient must
also have been awarded the following:
- Leadership Ribbon
- Achievement Ribbon
- Superior Performance Ribbon
- Academic Ribbon
- Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon
- Service Ribbon

Aerospace Education Foundation (AEF) Academic Cadet Award


Awarded to rising Junior and Senior Cadets for academic excellence as signified by attaining an overall
grade point average of at least 3.3 with no grade lower than a C on their transcript.

Model Rocketry Badge


Awarded to those cadets who have fulfilled all Rocket Club requirements. The cadet must pass
knowledge tests, build his/her rocket, and launch and recover the rocket the required number of times.

Kitty Hawk Air Society Badge


Awarded to those cadets who successfully complete KHAS requirements.
Rifle Team Pin
This award is presented to those who attend two Drill Team Competitions as a member or alternate of a
competing varsity rifle or exhibition rifle team.

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Honor Guard Pin


This device is earned for participating in 4 funeral details.

Cyber Patriot Pin


Participating and competing in Cyber Patriot Program.

Presidents Volunteer Service Award


*All hours must be within a 12 month period*
KIDS- (Ages up to 14)
Bronze Award-50-74 hours

Silver Award- 75-99 hours

Gold Award- 100 or more

YOUNG ADULTS- (Ages 15 to 25)


Bronze Award-100-174 hours Silver Award- 175-249 hours Gold Award- 250 or more

Cadet Shoulder Cords (Ropes)


Should cords, or ropes as they are more commonly known, are a symbol of accomplishment. The
different colors and styles denote seniority and position within the corps. The standard, single looped ropes
denote which level of participation the cadet has attained and are received after accomplishing specific
requirements, as described below.
Only one shoulder cord is to be worn on the left side of the uniform with the main portion looped under
the arm. The peripheral parts of the Officer Ropes, Enlisted Advisor Rope, and Cadet of the Quarter/Year Rope
will be on the outside of the arm.
Enlisted Ropes
Gray Shoulder Cords
An Aerospace Science 1 cadet earns his/her gray shoulder cord after demonstrating proficiency in basic
drill and cadet knowledge of the Corps. Along with this rope comes a cadets first rank (attachment 2).
Green Shoulder Cords
A second year cadet receives his/her green shoulder cord after demonstrating his/her ability to command
an entire drill. He/she must lead his/her class through the ASII Drill without a mistake (attachment 3).
Maroon Shoulder Cords
A third year cadet receives his/her maroon shoulder cord upon completion of successfully commanding
the ASIII Drill (attachment 4).
Blue Shoulder Cords
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An Aerospace Science IV cadet earns his/her blue shoulder cord when he/she upon completion of 15
hours of community service (current year) and active within the Corps.
Officer, Enlisted Advisor, and Cadet of the Quarter Ropes
Gold Double Circle Braided Cord
A gold double circle braided rope denotes the Corps Commander.
Gold Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
A gold double-looped shoulder cord denotes the Cadet Deputy Commander, and Cadet Advisor to the
Commander.
White Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope denotes Operations Squadron Commander.
White Single-Looped Shoulder Cord
A white single-looped shoulder cord is for Operations Squadron Staff.
White and Teal Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope denotes Support Squadron Commander.
Teal Single-Looped Cord
A teal single-looped cord denotes Support Squadron Staff.
Royal Blue and Gold Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope denotes the Enlisted Advisor.
Black and White Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope denotes the Drill Commander (DTO).
Black Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope denotes the Freshman Drill Trainer.
Jay Blue and Teal Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This is the Cadet of the Quarter rope, which is awarded three times during the School year.
Jay Blue and White Double-Looped Shoulder Cord
This rope is awarded to the Cadet of the Year.

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Drill Team Member Contract


I agree to abide by all drill procedures and regulations put forward by the Drill Team Staff. I also agree
to abide by any commands given by the Drill Team Staff, Team Commanders, and Colonel Merriott/CMSgt.
Holmes.
Rules Regarding Drill Team
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Commanders are to be respected at all times. They are in charge of the team, if they are not
present for some reason the DTO will appoint a temporary commander at that time.
All team members will report to practice ASAP.
Horse play will not be tolerated at all. Any disruptive behavior will be dealt with and there
will be consequences.
The gym is not a hangout for other people. Please do not bring an audience.
When a team is on the floor the members will devote their full attention to the drill and the
commander.
Absolutely no electronics will be used by team members during practice. This includes
cellular phones, iPods and MP3s.
No flip flops, clogs, crocs or socks/barefoot will be tolerated while at drill practice.
Any disciplinary matters will be referred to the DTO for evaluation.
No arguments on the drill floor.

If these rules and regulations and contract stipulations are not recognized I understand that I can be
placed under disciplinary review or drill probation. If serious enough infractions arise I understand that I can be
removed from the drill team program.

Academic Policy
In signing this contract I agree to get good grades. I agree to be removed from the drill teams for failing
grades (Fs) and to be under academic review for unsatisfactory grades (Ds).

Drill Team Contract

PA-791st AFJROTC Appearance/Personal Conduct Contract


RATIONALE
The United States Air Force/Millcreek Township School District Contract states, to limit membership
in the JROTC unit to students who meet and maintain acceptable standards of personal conduct and appearance
as prescribed by the Air Force.
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Proper appearance is absolutely essential since the Cadets wear uniforms identical to those worn by
personnel on active duty. Therefore, this contract has been established to identify those individuals who
deliberately and persistently fail to wear the uniform on the prescribed day(s), for the entire day; refuse to
adhere to the proper uniform or grooming standards, and/or the exemplary personal conduct required by PA791. These standards are clearly defined in the Cadet Handbook and Statement of Understanding.
When circumstances necessitate being absent on uniform day, cadets will inform JROTC staff or the appropriate
Cadet Flight officer in advance. In such a case, the uniform must be worn at least once during that week as
determined by JROTC staff.
Extended absences will be handled on an individual basis. Those Cadets who consistently adhere to
appearance standards are rewarded by increased responsibility, Cadet Rank and enhanced opportunities to
participate in the various JROTC functions, events, and field trips.
Consistent assignment to In School Suspension (ISS) / Out of School Suspension (OSS) will be reason
for dismissal from JROTC due to individual failure to comply with high personal standards.

I/we understand the above stipulations and am/are agreeable to their enforcement.

CONTRACT VIOLATIONS
(Do not sign until told to do so)

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Promotions
*CADETS WILL NOT BE PROMOTED WITHOUT COMPLETING THE FOLLOWING
REQUIREMENTS AND WITHOUT MAINTAINING A PASSING GRADE IN ALL CLASSES OF C OR
BETTER*

Enlisted Promotions
Testing
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Testing will continue for Amn-MSgt enlisted ranks


Tests will be given by Chief Holmes
Enlisted cadets will be allowed to take one promotion test a quarter (Reserve Cadets can
continue to be promoted during off semester).
If a cadet fails a test, he/she can then take the test two weeks later.
A published list of approved cadets will be posted.

ENLISTED REQUIREMENTS (Study Guide Attch 5)

c/AB

No requirements.

c/Amn

Must pass written test on Handbook Knowledge like mission, goals,


objectives, etc.

c/A1C

Must pass written test on National and Corps Chain of Command (study guide provided).

c/SrA

Must pass written test on AFJROTC Uniform Rules and Regulations.

c/SSgt

Must pass a written test on AQB material like military history, code of
conduct (study guide provided).

c/TSgt

Must have obtained 60 hours of community service, be a member of Kitty Hawk Air
Society, and recite the Cadet Code of Conduct.

c/MSgt

Must conduct a briefing on an important event in military history to their JROTC class
and be involved in either Drill, Volleyball, Cyber Patriot, or NQB.

c/SMSgt

Must conduct a briefing on a current military or government-related current event to


their JROTC class and hold a leadership position such as a staff position,
commander/team captain, or be in charge of a community service event.

c/CMSgt

This rank is only awarded to the Enlisted Advisor.

Officer Promotion

Officers (2nd Lt- Major) are allowed one promotion per quarter (Reserve Cadets can continue to
be promoted during off semester).
All Officers must be a current member of staff and a member of the Kitty Hawk Air Society.
CAB meetings to determine officer promotions will be held quarterly.

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Demotions

If a cadet fails to do his/her job, superior officers will give them warning and notify Colonel and Chief,
if continued failure to do tasks, the cadet will be removed from the position
If a cadet is removed from his/her position, he/she will forfeit rank and revert back to the rank of his/her
current class (example: Juniors are SRA)
Staff members can submit a demotion request form which will be further reviewed and finalized (with
proper approval from Colonel and Chief) at CAB meetings
Demotions will be discussed at CAB meetings where members will review demotion request forms
submitted by Staff members
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Cadet Action Board


Members include:
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Corps Commander
Deputy Commander
Enlisted Advisor
Inspector General
Squadron Commanders

Each promotion/demotion case will need a 2/3 majority vote


*Ties to be broken by CCs vote.*

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Promotion Board Procedures/Methods


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Operations Officer sets papers and brings to board.


Officer/Senior N.C.O. recommendations will be deliberated over first.
Scheduled at least once per quarter on an established date.
Promotion applications will be deliberated over second.
Factors to be considered for Promotion (Taken from resume)

o Grade in ROTC
o School GPA
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Leadership positions
Corps involvement
Previous accomplishments
Personal statement of merit

Turn in Procedure
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After board convenes, Operations Officer will turn in all papers to SASI/ASI
SASI/ASI will approve/deny all papers.
SMSgt-2nd Lt. papers are given straight to Personnel Office
SSgt-MSgt is posted so the test for the rank may be taken.
Completed tests will be graded and turned in to Personnel.
Promotions will take place next uniform day.

Maximum and Minimum Grades


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ASI- Min. C/Airman Basic Max. C/Staff Sergeant


ASII- Min. C/Airman First Class
ASIII- Min. C/Senior Airman
ASIV- Min. C/Staff Sergeant

Cadets Staff Officers Job Description


In keeping with our policy to use the active United States Air Force asAPT
a guide and model for the
operation of our Group, a Cadet Staff of junior and senior officers carry out the duties required to maintain the
working of our Corps. As with the active Air Force, responsibilities and duties increase with grade and rank.
Cadets are trained and expected to be prepared to assume these responsibilities and the duties of higher
positions. There will be at least one staff meeting per month. These meetings are mandatory for all staff
members. The following are descriptions of the duties of each Cadet Staff job.

*Note: All staff positions are expected to


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Create and maintain Continuity Folders.


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Establish and enforce appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.
Perform any duties assigned by the Cadet Commander.

Inspector General
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Assist SASI and ASI, as requested.


Ensure all continuity books are appropriate and up-to-date.
Serve as the primary project officer for all the Inspections.
Prepare for Inspection by reviewing self-inspection checklist.
Is a member on all Cadet Action Boards

Cadet Corps Commander


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Command and control of the Corps, and establishment and maintenance of a high degree of esprit-decorps using members of his/her staff and subordinate commanders.
Ensure professional appearance, discipline, effectiveness, training and conduct of the Corps.
Assist the SASI and ASI, as necessary, in accomplishment of Corps activities.
Identify, establish, and track Corps goals.
Ensure that all members of the Corps have the opportunity to develop leadership commensurate with
their individual abilities.
Administer cadet corps activities.
Conduct Staff Meetings-minimum of one per month.
Manage the preparation and execution of the annual Dinning Out
-Update and maintain Dining Out continuity folder
The Cadet Corps Commander will be in charge of staff meetings and CAB (including Cadet of the
Quarter Boards).
Manage the preparation and execution of the annual Superintendents Review.
-Update and maintain Superintendents Review continuity folder.

Cadet Deputy Commander


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Is the second in Command of the Corps and must take the place of the Cadet Corps Commander in the
event of his/her absence at Corps functions to fulfill his/her duties.
Ensure professional appearance, discipline, effectiveness, training and conduct of the Corps.
Assist the SASI and ASI, as necessary, in accomplishment of Corps activities.
Assist the commander to identify, establish, and track Corps goals.
Supervise cadet corps activities.
Oversee, but not manage, the preparation and execution of major Corps functions, such as the Drill
Competition, Volleyball Competition, etc.
Is a member on all Cadet Action Boards (including Cadet of the Quarter Boards).

Advisor to the Commander


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The Cadet Advisor to the Commander position is filled by a senior cadet who has been rotated out the
first semester Cadet Corps Commander position. They aid the Deputy and Corps Commanders with upcoming
Corps events and work with Colonel and Chief to ensure that work in the corps flows smoothly.

Enlisted Advisor
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Ensure the professional appearance, discipline, efficiency, training and conduct of the cadet enlisted
Corps.
Directly assist Deputy Commander in the support of Corps activities.
Maintain inner-corps tutoring program.
Cadet Action Board primary member.
Be certain the Chain of Command Board is complete and current.

Operations Squadron Commander


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Ensure professional appearance, discipline, effectiveness, training and conduct of the Operations
Squadron.
Ensure all Operations Squadron activities are conducted in accordance with current regulations,
directives, policies, and procedures.
Hold periodic meetings to ensure that actions are being taken to accomplish all Operations tasking.
Supervise/coordinate the Flight Commanders, Rocket Club, and Wellness Offices.
Primary Cadet Action Board member.
Inspect subordinate staff functions and activities as scheduled and discuss results at staff meetings

Flight Commanders
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Responsible for the appearance, discipline, efficiency and training of the flight and for the conduct of
flight members during inspections and in the academic classroom.
Advises the SASI and ASI on matters pertaining to the flight.
Leads and directs the flight at all Corps and flight functions.
Report attendance on paper to the Information Management NCO after flight activities.
Organize and conduct Flight Activities (minimum of one per quarter).
Reports to Operations Squadron Commander.

Wellness Office
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Plan, organize, and coordinate all athletic events and field day participation.
Assist the instructors with the unit physical training program.
Plan, organize, and coordinate unit Field Days/Orienteering.
Schedule and execute a minimum of two Physical Fitness Tests per year.
Keep the Operations Squadron Commander informed of all activities.
Reports to Operations Squadron Commander.
Assist in the management, preparation and execution of the annual McDowell Volleyball Competition.
Log data in WINGS and keep WINGS updated at all times.
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Rocket Club Office


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Inventory rockets and rocket badges and order rockets/engines/igniters needed for the current year.
Prepare lesson plans/videos for teaching rocket classes to new students.
In charge of the safety for all rocket launches.
Track test scores and launches for issuance of rocket badges.
Maintain a continuity book for Rocket Club.

Drill Squadron Commander


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Plan, organize, coordinate, direct and train the Corps Drill Teams.
Primary Project Officer for the annual Drill Competition.
Ensure the Drill Teams are prepared for all parades, competitions, and American Legion requests.
Maintain a high degree of esprit de corps and discipline among team members.
Immediately report any discipline problems to the SASI/ASI through the cadet chain of command. This
includes tardiness and/or absences from practices.
Keep up to date attendance records and determine which cadets will be awarded Drill Team ribbons,
letters, and devices.
Post a weekly training schedule.
Submit weekly attendance records.
Post list of team members on Proudly We Hail Board.
Coordinate with the Logistics Officer for acquisition of required equipment.
Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of all demilitarized rifles.
Supervise Freshman and Upper Class drill trainers.

Drill Advisor
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Assist the Drill Squadron Commander with the planning and execution of the annual Drill Competition.
Assist the Drill Squadron Commander with the participation in and trips to the competitions.
Report disciplinary problems to the Drill Squadron Commander and the SASI/ASI.
Assist with maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of all demilitarized rifles.
Supervise and train the freshman and varsity drill teams.

Freshman Drill Instructor


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Supervise and train explicitly the freshman drill teams and team members.
Ensure the freshman cadets are prepared for the upcoming competitions.
Report disciplinary problems to the Drill Squadron Commander and the SASI/ASI.
Assist with maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of all demilitarized rifles.

Team Commanders
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Plan, organize, coordinate, direct and train their teams.


Ensure teams are prepared for all parades, competitions, assemblies, sporting events, etc.
Ensure a high degree of esprit de corps and discipline is maintained.
Keep all equipment clean and neatly stored in a secure place.
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Report to Drill Squadron Commander.

Support Squadron Commander


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Ensure professional appearance, discipline, effectiveness, training and conduct of the Support Squadron.
Ensure all Support Squadron activities are conducted in accordance with current regulations, directives,
policies, and procedures.
Primary Cadet Action Board member.
Inspect subordinate staff functions and activities as scheduled and discuss results at staff meetings.
Supervise the Public Affairs, Kitty Hawk, Historian, Information Management, Cyber, Logistics,
Personnel, MWR, Community Service Officer, APT, and School Support Offices.
Hold squadron meetings as needed.

School Support Office


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Assign Flag Detail to cadets in the Corps.


Assign pledge detail to cadets in responsible flight for MHS only.
Call cadets in advance to remind them of flag and pledge detail.
Ensure daily that the flag is raised and lowered at each schools and that the pledge is lead at the Senior
High School.
Primary office for High School announcements.
Work camera for MHS announcements.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

Public Affairs Office


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Provide AFJROTC Headquarters with all matters of publicity related to the McDowell High School
AFJROTC.
Ensure that the appropriate publicity of all major McDowell AFJROTC activities is directed to the
following important public segments:
A. The local newspaper
B. Air Force JROTC Headquarters
C. Morning announcements
D. Blue and White Times and the Trojan Times
E. Millcreek Education Center
Provide procedures for keeping all of the above media sources informed on a recurring basis and
ensuring that all releases are cleared by the SASI/ASI
Ensure the McDowell Year Book coverage reflects a thorough, professional, and accurate portrayal of
cadet Wing activities.
Insure that photos are taken at all Corps activities.
Develop and post graphics depicting community service hours completed by Corps.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

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Personnel Office
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Authenticate, publish, distribute, and file all special orders.


Maintain a log of numbers for assignment of special orders.
Ensure that all cadet personnel files are updated in WINGS.
Assist the ASI with administration of the promotion and decorations programs.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

Information Management Office


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Keep track of all Corps points, update Top Ten Board and post a bi-weekly report of all cadet points.
Maintain a system to track individual service points.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

Historian
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Keep track of attendance to staff meetings and activity periods.


Maintain and post minutes/agenda for Staff Meetings.
Working with the Cyber Office to ensure the creation/development of the End of the Year Video and
Recruiting Video.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.
Track and maintain Wings with all community service hours and events such as Drill competitions, CIA
trips, APT, summer leadership, and log at least once per week.

Cyber Office
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Ensure photographic/video graphic coverage of all significant cadet activities.


Produce an annual unit video and/or slide show presentation for Dining Out, Recruiting, and End of
Year.
Provide photo support for the Corps Facebook page, school paper, and yearbook.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.
Keep the McDowell AFJROTC website updated.

Kitty Hawk Air Society Office


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Serve as the primary project officer for the Proudly We Hail Board.
Project officer for Kitty Hawk Air Society.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.
Will be primary project officer for the Ice Cream Social, Open House, and the Kitty Hawk Induction
program.

Logistics Officer
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Responsible for the receipt, issue and accounting of all uniforms, accoutrements, equipment, and
supplies.
Responsible for the equipment and uniform inventories.
Provide guidance to the cadet staff on proper supply discipline.
Insure that all seniors and non-returning cadets return uniforms before the last day of school.
Provide the ASI with a timely list of staff office supply requirements.
Establish goals to be attained by the Logistics Staff.
Issue and account for all uniforms, accouterments, and supplies in WINGS.
Maintain hand receipts for all cadet clothing issued.
Maintain order receipt log and keep receipts through academic yearupdate constantly.
Keep clothing storage area clean and uniforms tidy.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

Morale, Welfare, Recreation Office


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Responsible for scheduling, planning, and running all recreational activities.


Responsible for food and drink at recreational activities.
Coordinate with alumni association for food requirements and support at all major events.
Plan, organize, coordinate, and control unit fundraisers.
Plan and execute corps parties.
In charge of spirit wear, twice a year in September and February.
Reports to Support Squadron Commander.

Awareness Presentation Team Officer


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Serve as the primary project person for APT programs


Coordinate in December with local middle schools to schedule recruiting visits in January.
Schedule APT visits with local 5th grade classes (number of visits depends on Corps goals).

Cadet Commanders Staff Meeting Procedures


Preparations for Staff Meetings
A. The Officer in Charge
B. Prior to the Staff Meeting, the Chief Enlisted Advisor will set up the AFJROTC classroom.
Roll Call will be taken during the Staff Meeting
A. The doors will close during the meeting and the sign-in sheet will be put away.
B. The Enlisted Advisor will then call the room to attention. The Commander will seat everyone and greet
his/her Cadet Staff.
C. Minutes from the previous Staff Meeting will be summarized by Historian.
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D. Old business will be reported by the appropriate officer.


-Any other events and/or community service projects will be reported by the officer in charge of the activity.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.

Upcoming dates and new business will be reported by the Commander.


After being acknowledged, the cadet will rise and state his/her business.
Commander will open the floor to the SASI and the ASI.
Commander will make closing remarks.
The Enlisted Advisor will call the room to attention and the Commander will dismiss.

Conduct During and After Staff Meetings


A. There will be no spectators; only those with relevant business to add or attend to will attend. Side talk
will not be tolerated. If a cadet becomes a problem, he/she will be asked to leave and the appropriate
disciplinary actions will be taken.
Follow-Up Action to the Staff Meeting
The Historian Office will keep the minutes of the Staff Meetings. She/he will have them typed and
posted in the back of the ROTC room within two school days.

Co-Curricular Activities
McDowell High Schools AFJROTC program does not end after a cadets assigned Aerospace Science
class period. Co-curricular activities are what make our corps the success it is. They add interest and prestige
to the program while helping cadets to meet a variety of people, from classmates to members of the community.
By being involved, cadets strengthen character, develop valuable skills, and demonstrate the ability to be
given responsibility in the future (i.e. Staff positions). Each cadet is encouraged to find one or more of these
activities that interests him/her and give it his/her all. The following are descriptions of the activities the PA
791st program offers its cadets.

The Weekly Stuff


Drill Team
A drill team is normally made up of nine to twelve cadets and a commander who marches outside of the
flight. This team will perform a series of movements at the drill competitions and positions on the team will
be filled via try-outs.
Color guard
A color guard consists of four cadets. Two rifles (one American guard and one PA guard) flank the two
flags (one American and one PA) with the American flag holder being the commander. The team marches
shoulder to shoulder and performs very precise movements at drill competitions and other miscellaneous events.
Rifle Team
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A rifle team consists of either six to twelve cadets and a commander who marches outside of the
flight. This team will also perform at the drill competitions.
Exhibition Drill team
Like the drill team, the exhibition drill team has nine to twelve cadets and a commander who may or
may not march outside of the flight. However, this team performs a series of usually silent and very complex
movements at the drill competitions.
Exhibition Rifle Team
This team is set up the same way as the rifle team, however, the rifle movements are usually done on
silent commands and are much more difficult. A certain deal of strength is required to be on this team, which
also marches at drill competitions.
Volleyball
The PA 791st has a very successful volleyball program. Cadets attend practices at a district gym and are
placed on teams according to ability level. Our corps competes at several Volleyball Competitions throughout
the year, including our own shortly after the first of the year. The Volleyball Project Officer will set up a
standard practice date soon after the year starts.
Rocket Club
Cadets are offered the opportunity to build model rockets and launch them in the side yard of MIHS. A
cadet must first pass a series of knowledge and safety tests before being allowed to build or launch a rocket.
When and if a cadet successfully completes all such tests and launches and recovers his/her rocket three times,
he/she will receive his/her Rocket Badge to be worn on the uniform. There is a small fee for the purchase of the
rocket.

Recruiting
The PA 791st is looking to keep up its high number of new cadets. At the end of January and into
February, cadets visit each of the middle schools and promote the program. We tell the students about the
Service Dress, how it can affect their lives after high school, as well as all the great experiences the corps has to
offer. A video (made by the Cyber Officer) showing some of the things that we do throughout the year will be
shown to these students. The SASI and the Corps Commander will make decisions about participants in
January.
Awareness Presentation Team
The APT program has been around for quite some time and is a great success. A small group of cadets
visit one of the schools of our district and talk to the kids about drugs, alcohol, peer pressure, and almost
anything else that kids today think are an issue. We administer our more experienced and post-adolescent
opinions and answer any questions kids have about future schooling in our district.
Inspection team
This team will compete at all drill competitions. Requirements are to know chain of command, current
events, and look great in their uniform. They must know how to march in and out of the inspection room, report
in, open ranks, close ranks, and to report out.
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Community Service
*NOTE: Four community service events required per quarter (two must be ROTC service events).
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HERD Handicapped Bowling - Every Saturday from 9:00-11:00, cadets will meet at Rolling Meadows
Lanes at 32nd and Zuck Rd. While there, cadets work with handicapped bowlers; keeping score and
helping with bowling balls. Signing-up is not necessary.
Gliding With the Stars - Every Monday from 6:00 to 8:00. Held at Mercyhurst Ice Rink. No skating
experienced required, but it is often a help.
Second Harvest Food Group Every Tuesday/Wednesday 4:00 to 7:00 everything from boxing food to
sorting containers. No open-toe shoes
Caughey Clean-up - Once per month after school (weather permitting)

Field Trips
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Drill Team/Volleyball Competitions - Our corps attends anywhere from five to eight of these
competitions each year. We reserve a bus and travel to the school that is hosting the competition, which
sometimes requires us to stay overnight. Rules, regulations, and other information about these trips will
be coming out before the first competition.

Family and Community Events


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Parades - The corps is often asked to participate in the local parades. Whenever possible, we like to
attend, usually taking at least a color guard. Occasionally, though, we are allowed to have a Command
Element and drill team as well.

*THESE 4 EVENTS ARE MANDATORY (within your semester)*

McDowell Homecoming Festivities - The PA 791st plays a significant role in the McDowell
Homecoming Festivities. We march in the parade with a four to ten man color guard along with a
Command Element and one or two flights. This parade is mandatory for all cadets. Before the game
begins, the color guard will present the colors for the national anthem and cadets will bring out a huge
American Flag.
Veterans Day Ceremony Held in the Little Theater to honor all Veterans, during Tutorial Period.
Finishing the ceremony with a large formation in front of the flag pole.
Annual Dining Out - The Annual Dining Out is a chance for the Corps to thank the parents for all they
do for us. It is also an opportunity for us to share our accomplishments of the past year with them. A
formal sit-down dinner is a nice way to fulfill these goals.
Annual Superintendents Review - The Annual Superintendents Review serves to honor our own
outstanding cadets with a series of medals, ribbons, and certificates; it is a chance to demonstrate our
marching ability; and it is a graduation ceremony for the senior cadets. It is a night to remember.

Party Time
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Field Days
We hold two field days per year; one in the fall and one in the spring. It is a day of fun and friendly
competition between flights. Information about these events will be sent out in class.
ROTC Room Parties
Several parties are held in the AFJROTC room each year. Among these are the Welcome Freshmen
party, the Halloween party, the Christmas party, and the End of the Year/Senior Party!. Pop, chips, and pizza
are provided, along with great music and a lot of fun.
Military Ball
The Military Ball is held in March. A saber arch is given for the seniors and their dates to pass under.
Dancing with a DJ follows a buffet style dinner. All four of the other local JROTC units participate.

Summer Fun
Keystone Boys State/Girls State
These programs are open to junior cadets. They are sponsored by the American Legion and only a select
number of participants are permitted. Information will be forthcoming.
Beach Parties
A summer beach party is planned each year, via the PA 791st phone chain. Cadets can have a few hours
of fun in the sun and spend some time with friends and our new 9th grade class.

American Legion State Police Youth Week


Available to sophomores or juniors, details given upon request.
Outdoor Odyssey
18-24 cadets selected to participate during August time frame. This Leadership Academy will build
lifelong friendships, challenge you like never before and prepare you for your future endeavors as a mentor and
in life as well. The week will bring many challenges to candidates mentally and physically through this fast
paced adventure leadership curriculum.
Summer Staff Planning
ROTC staff to plan for upcoming school year, normally held at Wright Patterson AFB or Niagara Falls
Air National Guard Base.
D.C. Trip
For primarily seniors/juniors-many locations in Washington D.C. will be visited.

The PA 791st Points System


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The PA 791st Points System was developed as a way of recognizing those cadets who actively
participate in co-curricular activities. The following is a list of the activities and what each is worth pointswise.
After-School Activities:
Any Team Practices

1 Point day

Staff Meetings

1 Point

Rocket Club

1 Point

Volleyball

1 Point

Community Service (Corps hosted/sponsored):


Per event

2 Points

Miscellaneous:
Parades/Funerals

2 Points

Football Games

2 Points

Color Guard functions

2 Points

Other Service Activities

2 Points

APT and Recruiting

2 Points

Field Day

5 Points

***Unique events points will be determined by Instructors***

The Information Management Office is in charge of keeping a record of all Individual Points.
Individual Points help to determine such things as who will participate in the Annual Field Trip, military
flights, and Cadet of the Quarter. This system also determines which cadets will receive the Superior
Performance ribbon and the PA 791st monogram at the end of the school year.
The cadet in charge of an activity is to have a point sheet available before the start of the activity. Cadets
are responsible for putting their own names (last name, first initial) on the sheet. Cadets who do not do so will
not get credit. These lists are then given to the Information Management Officer the following day.
For after school drill, there will be a one sign in sheet for all teams practicing that day. Cadets may not
place their names on the sign in sheet more than once.

Cadets of the Quarter

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Precisely one week before the end of the quarter, the Information Management Officer will announce
both the Individual and the Flight Points cut-off. He/She will then tally the Individual Points and the Info
Management Officer will tally the Flight Points.
The Freshman cadet of the quarter will be honored in a ceremony during the following activity period.
The cadet of the quarter is selected by being in the top five for individual points. He/She will undergo a review
by the Cadet Action Board, where they will make their selection (by a vote) for freshman or 1st year Cadet of
the Quarter.
Another category of Cadet of the Quarter is Participation: Participation is defined as cadets actively supporting
community service and activities other than drill or volleyball (within each season). This category is open for
all cadets within the Corps. This cadet of the quarter is selected from the top five for individual points. This is
not to be used as second chance for Drill/Volleyball team members.
Varsity Cadet of the Quarter will be selected by Chief and Col based on accomplishments of the past quarter.
Thus, the following recognitions were established:
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The AFJROTC Achievement Ribbon


A distinctive nametag will be worn with the uniform
A special shoulder cord to be worn with the uniform
10 dollars cash or equivalent gift certificates
Only once per school year

*Will only be worn during the next quarter*

Cadet of the Year Determined by SASI/ASI


Earns the Leadership Ribbon, wears Cadet of the Year Rope, and Cadet of the Year blue name tag.

Cadet Action Boards


These are formed for recognition or for discipline. Every board participant must conduct himself or
herself with the highest degree of integrity, regardless of the role they have. Recognition boards include:
promotions, awards, and special recognition.
Board Formation
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The CC proposes a list of board members to the SASI/ASI for approval.


The board will always consist of five or seven members. The odd number will always ensure that there
is not a tie.
The Corps Commander will always serve as the boards president.
Boards involving an enlisted cadet will always have the Enlisted Advisor present.
Boards involving the discipline of a cadet officer will consist of only cadet officers.

CAB Board Procedures


Discipline
Accused will have the right to meet the board. They will have received a letter with charges against them
and the date of the board.
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Corps Commander
Deputy Commander
Operations Commander
Support Commander
Enlisted Advisor
Accuser (Non-voting)
Board Policies
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Charged Cadet will report in to the Corps Commander


Corps Commander will greet, read charges, and ask cadet to sit.
Accuser will state case and say why discipline is required, witnesses upon request, etc.
Defendant will then be given the opportunity to defend self as they see fit. Witnesses upon request
before board, limit 3.
Accuser and defendant will be dismissed before the board reviews case.
Upon finishing of board defendant will be brought in and informed of the boards decision.
Corps Commander takes care of all paper work.

Flight of the Quarter


The PA 791st is made up of four flights. After the Flight Commander and his/her staff have been
chosen, the rest of the cadets in the corps will be place by previous years achievements and freshman will be
randomly placed for that upcoming year.
Competition among the flights comes in the form of Field Days, attendance at activity periods, and Community
Service. The Operations Officer will work with the Flight Commanders in determining these totals. A marker
board in the front of the ROTC room will keep track of these flight points and will be updated on a weekly
basis.
When the winning flight is announced, each member of that flight will receive a ribbon to be worn on
the uniform. In addition, winning flights will have a streamer added to their guideon.

PA 791st Monograms
At the end of the school year, the PA 791st Monogram will be awarded to not more than 10% of the
corps. The other cadets will be chosen based on individual points. For each additional monogram earned after
the first, a star will be placed on the original monogram.

Certificates of Training and Completion


Superintendents Review is both an anticipated and dreaded event for most seniors. It marks the
completion of their time in the corps and is equivalent to graduation from high school. It is at this ceremony
that each senior receives his/her Certificate of Training/Completion. There are two types of certificates that an
AFJROTC cadet may receive.
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The Certificate of Training is presented to those cadets in good standing who have completed at least
two years of the AFJROTC program.
The Certificate of Completion is presented to cadets in good standing who have completed at least three
years of the AFJROTC program. A cadet must have this certificate in his/her possession upon signing up for
senior ROTC in college or upon enlistment in the armed services to gain full benefits for his/her participation.
With this certificate, the cadet may be excused from one full year of General Military Courses (senior
ROTC). In addition, if the cadet has enlisted, he/she can be automatically promoted to the pay grade of E-3 for
all the Services with the exception of the USMC who will only provide a grade of E-2.
These certificates are not awarded solely upon completion of the program. Academic achievements and
overall performance is also looked at. Final determination for awarding either certificate is made by the
ASI/SASI and the school principal.

Air Force Junior ROTC Course Outline (SY2015/2016)


Instructors
SASI-COLONEL Ray Lindsay
ASI-CMSgt David Holmes
AEROSPACE SCIENCE (AFJROTC)
The purpose of AFJROTC is not to recruit young people into the Air Force. Enrollment in JROTC at the
high school level does not mean a commitment to, or even an interest in joining the military. Rather our purpose
is to teach aerospace science, leadership education and wellness, as well as to provide young men and women
with an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills. We accomplish this by providing them with a
scenario to give and take orders, practice self-discipline, and work as a team toward common goals. Our
program is a 4-year program for high-school students. Each year is divided into categories: academics,
leadership, and wellness. Academic studies may include journey into aviation history, science of flight, global
awareness, management of the corps, and survival training. Leadership studies include citizenship, character
and Air Force tradition; communication, awareness and leadership; life skills and career opportunities;
principles of management and drill and ceremony. The model curriculum consists of 180 contact hours with
aerospace science comprised of 40 percent of the curriculum, 40 percent leadership education/with drill and
ceremonies, and 20 percent being made up of our Physical Training/Wellness program. The first year of our
program, the student will receive 72 hours of a Journey into Aviation History, 72 hours of leadership training
and 36 hours of PT/Wellness. The second year, the student will receive 72 hours of Science of Flight, 72 hours
of leadership training and 36 hours of PT/Wellness. The third year of our program, the student will receive 72
hours of Global Awareness, and 72 hours of leadership education and 36 hours of PT/Wellness. The fourth year,
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the student will receive 72 hours of options such as survival training, management of the corps, policy and
organization, 72 hours of leadership training and 36 hours of PT/Wellness. Our options program during the
senior year consists of the cadets also managing the Corps of Cadets. This is a very time consuming job and
allows the cadets a chance to actually perform all the activities required to manage and run a small organization
of people. It requires leadership and management skills and requires good communication skills to ensure that
all requirements are accomplished on time and in a professional manner.
STUDENT GRADES
Participation in Air Force Junior ROTC is a privilege. Cadets must earn a passing grade to
continue in the program and be active in our activities. Cadets, who apply themselves academically,
participate in required events, wear the uniform properly each week and demonstrate the qualities of a lady or
gentleman should have no problem. Aerospace Science Courses will be graded following the procedures as
outlined for all teachers within McDowell High School. Report cards will be recorded as letter grades. Grades
in JROTC are based on the following:
-Tests (100 points each)
-Uniform Wear (100 points for each uniform wear day)
- Portfolio requirements each quarter (300 points)
-Wellness participation (Fridays)-100 points per occurrence/proper PT clothing must be worn.
-Flag Duty (100 points) per week
-Quarterly Community Service- 4 events per quarter, 2 must be ROTC sponsored (300 points)
- Superintendents Review, Homecoming Parade, McDowell Drill Competition, and Dining Out are
required programs for the students to attend unless prior permission is obtained from instructors not to
attend/grades may be issued for non-compliance (300 points each).
Uniform Wear
Uniform requirements are outlined in the cadet handbook. All cadets are required to wear the uniform on
Wednesday of each week. Points will be lost for not wearing the uniform on the correct day. Cadets should
understand the haircut requirement and uniform requirement before committing to the program. Failure to
adhere to the requirements can be justification for removal from ROTC with a failing grade for the year. If a
cadet is absent on uniform day, they must make up the day by wearing the uniform the next day they
have class. If they do not wear the uniform for that week, a zero will be given for their uniform wear grade.
Proper prior planning on the part of the cadet will prevent poor performance in uniform wear and their grades.
Cadets habitually failing to meet the uniform standard will be referred to the appropriate school administrator
for discipline or disenrollment. Each case will result in a contract violation and three contract violations will
result in removal from program.
On uniform day, cadets who fail to wear the uniform properly for the entire school day without
being excused by the instructors are out of uniform. As a result, they will earn a grade of zero. Each cadet
is loaned one complete uniform and all necessary accessories at no cost. Each item then becomes the
responsibility of that cadet. At the time that a cadet is issued a uniform and equipment, they are required to sign
and initial a custody receipt form. If they lose it or willfully or negligently destroy it, they are then required to
pay for it. Cadets are advised of the cost of each item. The only cost involved is the purchase of a V-neck white
T-shirt to wear under the Air Force blue shirt and a portion of the cost for two USAF nametags. The USAF
jacket, pants and Service Coat cannot be washed and must be dry-cleaned and is worn one day a week. As an
option, the cadets may wear an AFJROTC Polo Shirt with appropriate pants on a designated uniform wear day
and a BDU uniform (upper class) on another designated wear day. Uniforms must be dry cleaned before they
are returned (cost of about $25).
Resources
The United States Air Force provides the uniform, shoes and books at no cost to the student or school
district. Polo shirts can be purchased when we offer Spirit Wear in Fall and then again in the Spring. The
ABU/BDU uniform is also issued when possible, we do not have all sizes. The student may have to purchase
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black/sage boots to wear with the ABU/BDU if we dont have them. Students going on ROTC trips must pay
for expenses on these trips. The military and school help to defray some of the costs of transportation and meals.
Drill and Ceremonies (LE-500)
The Drill and Ceremonies course is part of our leadership training which provides an in-depth introduction
to drill and ceremonies. This is not a standalone course, but it is to be taught as part of the Leadership
Education (40%) component for each Air Force Junior ROTC class. The Drill and Ceremonies course
concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements,
procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of command voice. Students are
provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have
the opportunity to personally learn drill. Though each class will follow an established lesson plan, most of the
work is to be hands-on.
The course objectives are:
1. Know the importance of drill and ceremonies.
2. Know basic commands and characteristics of the command voice.
3. Apply and execute the concepts and principles of basic drill positions and movements.
4. Know when and how to salute.
5. Apply the principles and procedures of drill movements used with smaller units to the movement of a
squadron.
6. Know the function of military organizations.
7. Know how groups and squadrons are formed.
8. Know the purpose and definition of ceremonies and parades.
Textbook: AFM 36-2203: Drill and Ceremonies
McDowell JROTC Wellness Program
Physical Training (PT) and Wellness is an essential part of the JROTC program and will be given every Friday
during class. Volleyball is another part of our after school program. It runs from mid-November to midFebruary from 1430 to 1515 each afternoon. It is an optional program and we compete in two competitions. Our
PT/Wellness program will make up 36 hours of training each year while a cadet is in the program and is part of
their overall grade. It is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of
achieving a national standard as calculated with age and gender. Wellness is instrumental in developing citizens
of character dedicated to serving our nation and communities. The program is provided as a tool to help you
develop individualized training programs for your cadets. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into
practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education I. Instructors will 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-hour program modifiable to meet individual goals. Personal improvement will be rewarded.
The program is comprised of numerous exercises which can be conducted with minimal space and with minimal
climate dependency. The exercises develop all muscle groups and provide sufficient anaerobic and aerobic
intensity. Our program consists of: stations where different exercises are performed, competition with gym
classes in dodge ball, use of the MIHS wellness Center with various fitness machines, use of the track in good
weather for the mile run and mush ball. We will also perform exercises using various exercise videos in the
classroom.
The course objective for the Wellness Program is to: Motivate JROTC cadets to lead active, healthy
lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives.
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The goals of the Wellness program are to: Create an individualized training program based on national
standards by age and gender. Identify areas of improvements for each cadet. Incorporate a wellness program to
reach goals.
Class Activities/Projects
We offer extracurricular activities such as: Drill Teams, Volleyball, Model Rocket Club, Briefing Team,
Saber Team, Color Guard, Funeral Honor Guard, Cyber Patriot, Academic Quiz Bowl, and Awareness
Presentation Team. Many students are members of one or all of these groups, not because they are required, but
because these activities are challenging, informative, and fun! Each year we take a major trip. We also provide
help to several community service organizations. In most school years, we will participate in six military drill
competitions, and two volleyball tournaments. We will conduct a military dining out (formal dinner), an awards
program (Superintendents Review) attend a joint Erie ROTC military ball, and have several informal parties.
We have two field days, one trip to Outdoor Odyssey, another trip to either Wright Patterson AFB, Washington
DC, Civil war battlefield, or a one-week staff planning trip to Niagara Falls National Guard Base. We also send
a number of cadets to Keystone Boys/ Girls State and the State Police Camp.
The benefits of participating in ROTC are significant. The principal one is simply partaking of the
opportunities to develop socially and professionally through interaction with a dynamic group of young people.
This year, we will have about 140 cadets enrolled in our program and we generally get several military
scholarships each year for our graduating class. We can also nominate cadets to the various military academies.
Upon three years of AFJROTC, the student may enter the military as an E-3 instead of an E-1. We give the
student a chance to learn and to develop leadership skills. We accomplish this by providing them with a scenario
to give and take orders, practice self-discipline, and work as a team toward common goals.

Four year JROTC planning schedule.


Attachment one of this curriculum guide shows a schedule for a typical cadet spending four years in the ROTC
program. Each year we will offer at least 3 freshmen classes, 2 sophomore classes, 2 junior classes, and 2 senior
classes. Under a 4X4 schedule a typical schedule might show one Freshman, one Sophomore, one Junior and
one Senior class each semester. Schedule will be determined by the number of cadets enrolled in each class.
Aerospace Science (AS)-100(Freshman Year): A Journey into Aviation History
This is the recommended first AS component for all new cadets. It is an aviation history course focusing
on the development of flight throughout the centuries. It starts with ancient civilizations, then progresses
through time to modern day. The emphasis is on civilian and military contributions to aviation; the
development, modernization, and transformation of the Air Force; and a brief astronomical and space
exploration history. It is interspersed with concise overviews of the principles of flight to include basic
aeronautics, aircraft motion and control, flight power, and rockets. Throughout the course, there are readings,
videos, hands-on activities, and in-text exercises to guide in the reinforcement of the materials.
The course objectives are:
1 Know the historical facts and impacts of the early attempts to fly.
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Know the major historical contributors to the development of flight

Know the contributions of the U.S. Air Force to modern aviation history

Know the key events of space exploration history


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Textbook: Aerospace Science: A Journey into Aviation History


Unit One Imagining Flight
Unit Two Exploring Flight
Unit Three Developing Flight
Unit Four Extending Flight
Leadership Education (LE) 100: Traditions, Wellness, and Foundations of Citizenship is the first
component of JROTC leadership education.
LE-100 is intended for students who are entering the JROTC program and beginning their high school
studies. The textbook and the course will help prepare a student for success as a member of JROTC and their
high school career. You are introduced to the history, organization, mission, goals, and objectives of JROTC.
You will learn how the military uniform embodies a tradition of proper grooming and uniform wear for todays
male and female cadets. You will look at military customs and courtesies, and learn how to project the positive
attitude and discipline expected of cadets and leaders by looking at principles and practices of ethics, values,
and morals. You will learn study skills and note taking as tools for academic success. You will learn how to be
emotionally, mentally and physically healthy. Avoiding and preventing violence in todays society will also be
covered, including how to recognize types of bullying and how to be an advocate for preventing violence. You
will learn about healthy living, fitness and making safe responsible decisions. You will also learn what you can
do to keep our environment safe.
The course objectives are for a student to be able to:
1. Analyze the heritage, organization, and tradition of service programs.
2. Analyze the benefits of positive personal behavior.
3. Evaluate healthy living through physical activity and good nutrition
4. Apply safe, drug-free decision
5. Analyze the importance of citizenship in the United States
Textbooks: Leadership Education 100-2015: Traditions, Wellness and Foundations of Citizenship book
Chapter 1 Introduction to JROTC Programs
Chapter 2 Personal Behavior
Chapter 3 Be Health Smart
Chapter 4 Making Safe, Drug-Free Decisions
Chapter 5 The Foundations of United States Citizenship
AS 200 (Sophomore Year)-The Science of Flight: Gateway to New Horizons
The second year will be a science course and the students will receive STEM credit. The science course is
designed to acquaint the student with how airplanes fly, and the flight conditions that they might encounter. It
also talks about the human body, and how to navigate. Chapter 1 discusses how airplanes fly. Chapter 2 is
working through flight conditions. Chapter 3 talks about flight and the human body. While Chapter 4 discusses
how pilots navigate and fly the aircraft in instrument conditions. The course begins with a discussion of the
Principles of flight. After developing an understanding of flight, we look at the environment that they must fly
in and how the human body is affected. The book concludes with learning how a pilot gets from here to there.
The course objectives are for the student to be able to:
1. Analyze the elements of flight.
2. Evaluate how atmospheric conditions affect flight.
3. Evaluate how flight affects the human body.
4. Analyze flight navigation and the purpose of aerial navigational aids.
Textbook: Aerospace Science: The Science of Flight-a Gateway to New Horizons
Chapter One How Airplanes Fly
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Chapter Two Working Through Flight Conditions


Chapter Three Flight and the Human Body
Chapter Four Flying From Here to There
Leadership Education 300: Life Skills and Career Opportunities
The Leadership Education 300: Life Skills textbook will be helpful to students deciding which path to
take after high school. Information on how to apply for admission to college or to a vocational or technical
school is included. Information on how to begin the job search is available to students who decide not to go to
college or vocational school. Available also is information about financial planning and how to save, invest,
and spend money wisely, as well as how not to get caught in the credit trap. Students are informed about real
life issues such as understanding contracts, leases, wills, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills. Citizen
responsibilities such as registering to vote, jury duty, and draft registration will also be helpful. For those
students who may be moving into an apartment of their own, information is presented on apartment shopping
and grocery shopping skills. If there are students who are interested in a career in the military, with the federal
government, or an aerospace career, information is also provided for them. All sophomores will be required to
produce a resume to be used in their college applications/scholarship applications.
The course objectives are:
After successfully completing Leadership Education 300: Life Skills and career opportunities the student will:
1.)
Know specific career options to pursue.
2.)
Know the elements of a personal budget and financial plan.
3.)
Know the requirements for applying to a college or university.
4.)
Know the essential process for pursuing a career.
5.) Learn drill and ceremonies-build confidence, build morale and team spirit, and teach habits of precision,
team work and automatic responses to orders.
Textbooks: Leadership Education 300: Life Skills and Career Opportunities/Drill and Ceremonies Book
Chapter 1 Charting Your Financial Course
Chapter 2 Managing Your Resources
Chapter 3 Career Opportunities
Chapter 4 Aiming Towards a College Degree
Chapter 5 Charting Your Course
Chapter 6 Applying for Jobs
Chapter 7 Working for the Federal Government
Chapter 8 Developing Your Career Skill
AS 220 Junior Year-Aerospace Science: Global Awareness
This course introduces students to the worlds cultures through the study of world affairs, regional
studies, and cultural awareness. It delves into history, geography, religions, languages, culture, political
systems, economics, social issues, environmental concerns, and human rights. It looks at major events and
significant figures that have shaped each region. Throughout the course, there are readings, video segments,
hands-on activities, other optional activities, technology enrichment, and assessments to guide in the
reinforcement of the materials.
Twenty-First Century skills are integrated into the lesson objectives and samples of behavior. These include:
Learning and innovation (thinking) skills
Critical thinking and problem solving
Creativity and innovation
Communication and collaboration
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Information, media and technology skills


Information/ media literacy, and ICT (information, communications and technology) literacy
Life and career skills
Flexibility and adaptability
Initiative and self-direction
Social and cross-cultural skills
Productivity and accountability
Leadership and responsibility
The course objectives are:
1.
Know how historical, geographic, religious, and ethnic factors have shaped the six major regions of the
world.
2.
Know how economic, political, and social factors impact cultures.
3.
Know how environmental resources influence global economic development.
4.
Know how population density, famine, war, and immigration influence the world.
5.
Know how the economic systems of communism and capitalism have shaped the six major regions of
the world.
6.
Comprehend how cultural perspectives of time, space, context, authority, interpersonal relationships, and
orientation to community affect interactions among people.
Textbook: An Introduction to Global Awareness
Chapter One The Middle East
Chapter Two Asia
Chapter Three Africa
Chapter Four Russia and the Former Soviet Republics
Chapter Five Latin America
Chapter Six Europe
LE- 200: Communication, Awareness, and Leadership
LE-200 hours stress communications skills and cadet corps activities. Much information is provided on
communicating effectively, understanding groups and teams, preparing for leadership, solving conflicts and
problems, and personal development. Written reports and speeches compliment the academic materials. Cadet
corps activities include holding positions of greater responsibility in the planning and execution of corps
projects.
The course objectives are:
1. Apply the key factors of effective communications.
2. Know the ways in which personal awareness affects individual actions.
3. Know the key elements of building and encouraging effective teams.
4. Apply the key behaviors for becoming a credible and competent leader.
5. Teach drill and ceremonies-help build confidence, build morale and team spirit, and teach habits of
precision, team work and automatic responses to orders.
Textbooks: Leadership Education 200: Communication, Awareness, and Leadership Book/Drill and
Ceremonies Book
Unit One Learning, Communication, and Personal Development
Unit Two Building Personal Awareness
Unit Three Understanding Groups and Teams
Unit Four Preparing for Leadership
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AS 400 (senior year-invitation only)-Management of the Cadet Corps


The fourth year the cadets enter our Aerospace Science Options Phase of Training. The fourth year
curriculum is unique from the others. It offers the seniors the option of managing the Cadet Corps. The hands on
experience afford the cadets the opportunity to put the theories of previous leadership courses into practice. All
the planning, organizing, coordinating, directing, controlling, and decision-making will be done by the cadets.
They practice their communication, decision-making, personal-interaction, managerial, and organizational
skills. Seniors will be required to produce power point presentations of topics assigned by the ASI/SASI. All
seniors will be required to produce a resume to be used in their college applications/scholarship applications.
The ASIV program is by instructor invitation only. The instructors will decide who will be invited back for a 4 th
year. Selection will be based on participation and classroom performance over the last three years. ASIVs are
expected to hold leadership positions and run all operations of the Corps. They will be expected to be role
models for all of our younger cadets and participate in the majority of all activities and programs within ROTC.
The course objectives are:
1. Apply the theories and techniques learned in previous leadership courses.
2. Understand how to develop leadership and management competency through participation.
3. Apply strengthened organizational skills through active incorporation.
4. Understand how to develop confidence in ability by exercising decision-making skills.
5. Apply Air Force standards, discipline, and conduct.
6. Know the importance of Management.
7. Know the principles, functions, and concepts of Management.
8. Know the relationship of decision making with problem solving and exercise planning.
9. Comprehend the guidelines that will help you manage your time better.
10. Comprehend the skills to manage people.
11. Know the importance of people skills.
AS-410 Survival: Survive and Return
The survival text is a synthesis of the basic survival information found in Air Force Regulation 64-4 Survival
Training. The survival instruction will provide training in skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to
successfully perform fundamental tasks needed for survival.
The course objectives are:
1. Know the elements of surviving.
2. Know how medicine procedures, clothing, and shelter can provide personal protection for a survivor in a
survival situation.
3. Know the necessities for maintaining life in a survival situation.
4. Know how to travel and prepare for recovery in a survival situation.
Textbook-Survival-survive & return
Unit One The Elements of Surviving
Unit Two Personal Protection
Unit Three Necessities to Maintain Life
Unit Four Orientation and Traveling
Leadership Education 400: Principles of Management
Principles of Management textbook are a guide to understanding the fundamentals of management,
managing yourself, and others. Emphasis is placed on allowing the student to see himself/ herself as a manager.
Every organization, regardless of size, faces the challenge of managing operations effectively. No matter how
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well a manager carries out his or her job, there are always ways of doing at least part of the task more
effectively. There are four building blocks of leadership considered in this text from the military and civilian
perspective. Attention to these four areas will form a strong foundation for a capability to lead otherssomething that can be very valuable to you for the rest of your life. The four areas are: management techniques,
management decisions, management functions, and managing self and others.
The course objectives are:
1. Comprehend the history and the importance of management.
2. Know the techniques and skills involved in planning and decision making.
3. Know the importance of managing change, stress, and innovation.
4.Know the key elements of individual and group behavior, the importance of the communication process, and
the characteristics of a good leader.
Textbook: Principles of Management
Unit One Introduction to Management
Unit Two Planning
Unit Three Organizing
Unit Four Leading

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Attachment 1
Four Year PA-791 McDowell High School Curriculum Planning
2015/2016

2016/2017

2017/2018

2018/2019

AS-1
Journey into Aviation
History
LE-100
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-1
Journey into Aviation
History
LE-100
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-1
Journey into Aviation
History
LE-100
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-2
Science of Flight
Drill & Ceremony
LE-300
Wellness

AS-2
Science of Flight
Drill & Ceremony
LE-300
Wellness

AS-2
Science of Flight
Drill & Ceremony
LE-300
Wellness

AS-2
Science of Fligh
Drill & Ceremon
LE-300
Wellness

AS-3
Global Awareness
LE-200
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-3
Global Awareness
LE-200
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-3
Global Awareness
LE-200
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness

AS-3
Global Awarene
LE-200
Drill & Ceremo
Wellness

AS-4
Management of Corp
LE-400
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness
Survival

AS-4
Management of Corp
LE-400
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness
Survival

AS-4
Management of Corp
LE-400
Drill & Ceremony
Wellness
Survival

AS-4
Management of C
LE-400
Drill & Ceremon
Wellness
Survival

AS-1
Journey into Aviation
LE-100
Drill & Ceremon
Wellness

1. The USAF HOLM Center will provide all materials for courses provided.
2. Aerospace, Leadership and Wellness are blended and taught to provide a 40%/40%/20% class mix during the
3. Class size is determined by the School Guidance Department, Principal, and the SASI/ASI.
4. AS-2s will get a STEM credit for successfully completing the Sophomore class.
5. AS-3s may request a Science Credit for classes taught their Junior year.
6. Honors College students get credit for a leadership class by taking Aerospace Science/Leadership classes.
7. Wellness classes will be taught each Friday. Students need to bring appropriate PT gear (graded).
8. Uniform day is Wednesday and is graded.

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Promotion Requirements
Enlisted Requirements
c/AB

No requirements

c/Amn

Must pass written test on Handbook Knowledge like mission, goals,


objectives, etc.

c/A1C

Must pass written test on National and Corps Chain of Command (study guide provided)

c/SrA

Must pass written test on AFJROTC Uniform Rules and Regulations

c/SSgt

Must pass a written test on AQB material like military history, code of
conduct (study guide provided)

c/TSgt

Must have obtained 60 hours of community service, be a member of Kitty Hawk Air Society, and
recite the Cadet Code of Conduct

c/MSgt

Must conduct a briefing on an important event in military history to their JROTC class and be
involved in either Drill, Volleyball, Cyber Patriot, or NQB

c/SMSgt

Must conduct a briefing on a current military or government-related current event to their


JROTC class and hold a leadership position such as a staff position, commander/team captain, or
be in charge of a community service event

c/CMSgt

This rank is only awarded to the Enlisted Advisor

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Study Guide
AMN
Goals, Mission, AF Core Values, Honor Code
SRA
Uniform Wear
SSGT
See below
Drill
-

When saluting an officer, you drop your salute after they drop theirs.
The command to return to Attention from a Dress Right Dress is Ready Front.
Quick Time is marching at a rate of 100 to 120 steps per minute.
How many steps you take during an open ranks is determined by how many rows are behind you.
Route step requires neither silence nor cadence, but rather dress and cover.
On an About Face, the right foot is the first to move.

History
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West Point was the first US Military Academy.


The German Air Force from 1935 through World War II was known as the Luftwaffe.
The USS Arizona was damaged in the Japanese Bombing of Pearl Harbor and turned into a museum.
Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7, 1941.
The Allied Invasion of Europe on June 6, 1944 was also known as the Normandy Invasion, Operation
Overlord, and D-Day.
On August 6, 1945, an American Bomber (B-29), the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on the city of
Hiroshima, Japan.
The United States Air Force was established as a separate service on September 18, 1947.
AF Captain Chuck Yeager flew the X-1 Aircraft faster than the speed of sound on October 14, 1947.
The North Korean Peoples Army crossed the 38th Parallel on June 15, 1950.
Fidel Castro took control of Cuba in 1959.
General Westmoreland was the Commander of the US Forces in Vietnam.
The Berlin Wall was torn down and the Cold War was over in 1989.
Other

The three diamonds on the Air Force Symbol represent the AF Core Values: Integrity First, Service
Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
The slogan of the Marine Corps is Semper Fidelis meaning Always Faithful.

The Phonetic Alphabet


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A-Alpha

G-Golf

M-Mike

S-Sierra

Y-Yankee

B-Bravo

H-Hotel

N-November

T-Tango

Z-Zulu

C-Charlie

I-India

O-Oscar

U-Uniform

D-Delta

J-Juliet

P-Papa

V-Victor

E-Echo
F-Foxtrot

K-Kilo
L-Lima

Q-Quebec
R-Romeo

W-Whiskey
X-X-ray

Enlisted Rank

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Officer Rank

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