Cadet Guide

Cadet Guide for 2016-2017 SY



This cadet guide was written by:


    Cadet Director of Operations Captain Jorge A. Denogean           


This cadet guide was approved by:


    Cadet Command Chief, Chief Master Sergeant Jesus Figueroa        Original signed by cadet


    Cadet Director of Operations Captain  Jorge A. Denogean                Original signed by cadet


    Cadet Vice Core Commander Jorge A. Denogean                                  Original signed by cadet


    Cadet Core Commander Lieutenant Colonel Alan Ramirez              Original signed by cadet


    Cadet Inspection General Major Sabrina Savory                               Original signed by cadet



Several paragraphs contain information pertaining to more than one required field (program opportunities, program expectations, cadet promotions, cadet appearance, and corps operations) and several paragraphs address areas that go above and beyond the requirements.



As a rule of thumb:


Paragraphs 7.1—7.10 and attachment 3 are about program opportunities.

Paragraphs 1.6 – 1.11; 2.1– and attachments 1 and 2 are on program expectations.

Paragraphs 4.4—4.5.1 are about cadet promotions.

Paragraphs 5.1—5.51 and attachments 4, 5, and 6 are on cadet appearance.

Paragraphs 1.4.1–1.4.6; 1.13.1–1.13.8; and 3.2–3.4 are on corps operations.




Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Vision; purpose; designation; mission, objectives, and goals






















Honor Code



Code of Ethics



Code of Conduct






Job Descriptions




Chapter 2, Classroom rules and procedures







Bulletin Board







Chapter 3 Customs & Courtesies



US and National Flags


Cadet Etiquette


 Position of Honor



Chapter 4, Personnel

Cadet Grade






Cadet Action Board



Cadet Positions and Promotions



Outstanding Flight Award



Certificate of Completion



Certificate of Training




Chapter 5 Uniform, Equipment, Books, and Personal Appearance

Accountability, Responsibility, and General Policies



Male Uniforms



Male Personal Appearance



Female Uniforms



Female Personal Appearance



General Uniform and Personal Appearance Comments




Chapter 6, Drill and Ceremonies

30 Step drill sequence




Chapter 7, Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Kitty Hawk Air Society




Color Guard




Drill Team




Rocket Club




Remote Control Airplane/Static Model Club


Fund Raising Projects




Military Ball




Awareness Presentation Team








Cadet Corps Commander Staff Meeting





Chapter 8, Physical Fitness Program

Wellness Program





1.  Classroom Management Plan                                                           28

2.  Health/Wellness Consent Form                                                       29

3.  Awards Criteria                                                                               30

4.  Dress and Appearance                                                                     43

5.  How to Tie a Tie                                                                              53
























Chapter 1






1.1. VISION. To support the goals of the Nogales Unified School District and the mission of Nogales High School, while creating an environment in which students can develop and excel in:

- Academics

- Leadership

- Citizenship

- Integrity

- Physical Fitness

- Motivation


1.2. PURPOSE. The purpose of this handbook is to establish guidance and procedures for the organization and operation of the Cadet Corps (AZ-952).




1.4 MISSION, OBJECTIVES AND GOALS. The Mission of AZ-952 is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving the community and nation.  Our objectives are: stimulate interest in aerospace careers; strengthen character and self-discipline; encourage completion of high school and pursuit of higher education and vocational goals; promote understanding of the role of the citizen in a democratic society; promote community service; and teach social values and life skills. To accomplish our mission and objectives we have established six corps goals. 


1.4.1. Cadet Goals:


1.4.1. 1. Eighty percent of cadets will have an “A” grade in AFJROTC at the end of each semester. Cadets will hold a tutoring program with an average of 5 hours per week.


1.4.2. School Impact Goals: Cadets will visit 3 junior high schools during the academic school year.


1.4.2. 2. Cadets will maintain viability for the three instructors by keeping an average of at least 150 cadets throughout the school year.


1.4.3. Community Impact Goals: Cadets will do a minimum of 1,800 community service hours by the end of the school year. Cadets will adopt and clean a road once a month.




1.5. ENROLLMENT. Cadets must be full time students in good standing at Nogales High School.


Cadets should be of good moral character and able to participate in AFJROTC training.




1.6. DISENROLLMENT. With the concurrence of the Principal, the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) can remove a cadet who does not:


1.6.1. Wear the prescribed uniform, four or more unexcused times in a semester.


1.6.2. Pass the Aerospace Science/Leadership course. Continued enrollment will be on a space available basis when approved by the SASI, with no Certificate of Completion credit for the failed course.


1.6.3. Maintain personal appearance and uniform standards.


1.6.4. Meet the Nogales High School student responsibilities as outlined in the student handbook. History of suspensions and expulsions are reasons for dismissal from the corps.


1.6.5. Enroll as a full time student at Nogales High School.


1.6.6. Follow classroom rules and maintain a positive attitude toward the corps.


1.6.7. Abide by the Cadet Code of Conduct, the Honor Code, or the Code of Ethics.




1.7. CADET CONTRACTS. All cadets will complete the contract in attachment 1, which will then be filed in their Cadet Personnel Record. This contract states minimum corps expectations and outlines the uniform and equipment financial responsibilities that are a part of enrollment in Air Force Junior ROTC.


1.8. CADET HONOR CODE and CODE OF ETHICS. These codes are closely related and complement each other. They belong to the cadets and should guide them as they strive to become productive citizens in a society with demanding and often conflicting standards. Cadets should instill these values in themselves and their fellow cadets to the best of their ability, at all times.


1.9. Cadet HONOR CODE. “Cadets will not lie, cheat, or steal; nor tolerate among them, anyone who does.”


These simple words are the basis for a code to live by that will last you the remainder of your lifetime. These are simple rules but tough to live by as reflected in the alarming number of students who freely admit they cheat in schools and colleges. Do not be swayed by those who make narrow decisions. Remember the words in this code are clear in their demands and are still relevant in our society. Be honest in word and deed. Do not make quibbling or evasive statements, do your own work, and assist others in a sense of cooperation. HONOR is a noble, moral standard that is necessary for the welfare and continued existence of our civilized society. NEVER SURRENDER YOUR HONOR!


1.10. Cadet CODE OF ETHICS. Cadets will:


1.10.1. Maintain self-respect and respect others.


1.10.2. Refrain from acts or derogatory words that discredit ones family, our school or the corps.  Abusive conduct and vulgar language are not socially acceptable and they hinder communication.


1.10.3. Perform all assigned duties and meet all legal obligations.


1.10.4. Strive for success in academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, and work.


1.10.5. Be proud of their commitment to Nogales High School and the corps.


1.10.6. Be a role model for standards of conduct.


1.10.7. Place the good of the corps above personal gain.





I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.

I am connected and faithful to every corps of cadets who serve 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.





1.11. ORGANIZATION. The Arizona 952nd AFJROTC Unit is organized as a Cadet Group as posted in the classroom.


1.12 JOB DESCRIPTIONS. Like the Air Force, cadet responsibilities and job duties increase with position and rank. Cadets are expected to carry out their job duties, including supervisory responsibilities, to the best of their ability.


1.12.1 Cadet Group Commander Cadet Lt. Col. Manuel Fernandez

  • Write Cadet Guide

  • Write Cadet Goals

  • Prepare Cadet briefings

  • Ensure cadet appearance and behavior standards are above reproach

  • Preside over cadets for key staff meeting

  • Recommend cadets for key staff positions

  • Recommends cadets based for promotions based on criteria in cadet guide

  • Perform additional duties as prescribed by SASI and ASIs

  • Conduct weekly meetings with the Cadet Action Board


1.12.2 Cadet Deputy Group Commander Cadet Major Sabrina Savory

  • Assist in writing the Cadet Guide

  • Assist in ensuring cadet appearance and behavior standards are above reproach

  • Attend weekly staff meeting and preside at them in the absence of the cadet group commander

  • Second recommendations of cadets for key staff positions

  • Perform additional duties as prescribed by the cadet group commander


1.12.3 Cadet Director of Operations Cadet Captain Jorge Denogean

  • Assist in writing the Cadet Guide

  • Assist in ensuring cadet appearance and behavior standards are above reproach

  • Keep command of Squadron commanders and kitty hawk commander

  • Attend weekly staff meeting

  • Ensure cadet appearance and behavior standards are above reproach

  • Conduct flight commander meetings as required

  • Make sure that all cadets are outfitted with required materials

  • Recommends cadets to group commander for awards and decorations

  • Recommends cadets to group commander for promotions

  • Perform additional duties as prescribed by the cadet group commander




1.12.4 Cadet Commander Chief Master Sergeant Jaime Fierro

  • Assist in Writing Cadet Guide

  • Assist in ensuring cadet appearance and behavior standards are above reproach

  • Attended weekly staff meetings

  • Recommend cadets for positions of logistics

  • Plan, organize, and conduct monthly inventories of supplies, rifles, ADPE, and uniforms

  • Maintain cadet obstacle course

  • Recommends cadets to group commander for awards and decorations

  • Recommends cadets to group commander for promotions

  • Perform additional duties as prescribed by the cadet group commander

  • Conduct weekly meetings with the Cadet Action Board

  • Ensures that cadets participate in a safe environment


1.12.5 Kitty Hawk Air Society President Cadet 1st Lt. Vicente Gonzalez

  • Plan and support corps fund raising and community outreach activities

  • Plan and support corps events including the Dining in/out and Military Ball etc.

  • Plan and administer peer tutoring program

  • Conduct weekly meetings with the Cadet Action Board


1.12.6 Cadet Flight Commanders will:

  • Recommend cadets to attend tutoring

  • Insure flight uniforms are above reproach

  • Attend Flight Commanders meeting as requested

  • Take role of flight

  • Insure monthly school clean-up is done orderly

  • Conduct weekly uniform inspection

  • Perform any additional duties requested by cadet staff or instructors


1.12.7 Cadet Flight Sergeant will:

  • Assist Flight commander with duties

  • Take flight commanders place when absent

  • Insure flight uniforms are above reproach 


1.12.8. Special Assistants to SASI (Inspection general) Ana Fajardo

  • Enter results in WINGS

  • Inspect inventory

  • Inspect all flights

  • Attend all staff meetings

  • Other duties as assigned.


1.12.9. Cadet Corps Fund raiser Commander Cadet 2nd Lt. Ashley Adame

  • Oversees Fundraisers for corps

  • Ensure money raised is delivered to book store

  • Compose Overview report of Fundraisers

  • Set dates and locations of Fundraisers

  • Keep continuity book of all Fundraisers

  • Hold meetings with Fundraiser Committee





Chapter 2




    1. Classroom Rules. All cadets will abide by the following classroom and school rules.


2.1.1 Cadets will not chew gum in the classroom, cadet area, or instructor office.


2.1.2 Cadets will not wear hats or other headgear indoors during any cadet activity.


2.1.3 Cadets will not apply make-up or groom themselves in the classroom.


2.1.4. Cadets will adhere to the Nogales High School dress code.


2.1.5. Cadets will not use electronic devices during class.


2.1.6. Cadets will have their school identification card with them.


2.1.7. Cadets will not talk when the instructor or a guest lecturer is talking unless recognized.


2.1.8. Cadets will not throw objects.


2.1.9. Cadets will not write on the whiteboard, bulletin board, or on any other visual aid without the instructor’s permission.


2.1.10. Cadets will not place books, athletic/book bags, purses, or other personal belongings in aisles or walkways.


2.1.11. Cadets will not sleep or put their head down on the desk.


2.1.12. Cadets will not be loud, disruptive, or participate in any form of “horseplay”.


2.1.13. Cadets will not be disrespectful, inconsiderate, threatening, or use vulgarity towards teachers, visitors, or other students.


2.1.14 Cadets will address the instructor or guest lecturer as “Sir” or “Ma’am”. Cadet Officers will also be addressed in this manner when in uniform and information.


2.1.15. Cadets will ask permission to enter the instructor office area and to address the instructor.


2.1.16. Cadets will come to class prepared. Cadets will bring notebooks, pencil(s), pen(s) with black or blue ink.


2.2. Tardy Policy:  Cadets are expected to be on time to class.  Each time a cadet is tardy points will be deducted from their daily assignment and their weekly bearing and behavior grade.  Cadets who are tardy more than four (4) times will be subject to Nogales High School policy, which includes Saturday work detail. 


2.3. Unexcused absence Policy:  Nogales High School administration reserves the right to handle unexcused absences.  As a minimum, cadets will receive a zero for the day and be removed from positions of leadership.  The opportunity to make up work for the missed day will be denied. 


2.4. Homework Policy.  Cadets must accomplish and turn in all assigned homework on time to achieve academic excellence in an AFJROTC course. All homework is due at the end of the class period on the day it is due unless excused by the instructor. If a cadet is absent on the date homework is due and has been excused in accordance with school policy, the cadet will have one day for each day of absence to turn in the assignment. This policy also applies to any other work, to include exams that must be made up from the day(s) that the cadet was excused. It is the cadet’s responsibility to make up any work.


2.5.  Classroom Procedures. The following are the daily classroom procedures:


2.5.1. Cadets will stand to the side of their desk with all personal belongings properly stored when the final bell stops ringing or be marked tardy.


2.5.2. Flight Commander or Flight Sergeant will then call the flight to “ATTENTION”. Any cadet not standing at ATTENTION with belongings properly secured will be reported as TARDY. The Flight Commander or Sergeant will then call the roll.


2.5.3. While standing at ATTENTION, cadets will remain silent, take note of any assignments or announcements on the front white board, and prepare to begin class immediately at the conclusion of the attendance report.


2.5.4. With the flight at ATTENTION, the Flight Commander/Flight Sergeant will immediately take roll using the Element Leader reports.


When addressed Element Leaders will respond “SIR/MA’AM FIRST (SECOND, ETC) ELEMENT ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR.” If one or more cadets are absent, the element leader will respond: “SIR/MA’AM FIRST (SECOND, ETC) ELEMENT ALL PRESENT OR ACCOUNTED FOR WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CADET(s) and their name(s).”  After the element reports, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will then turn the roll sheet in to the instructor of the day.


After turning in the roll sheet, the Flight Commander/Flight Sergeant will direct the flight to “POST”, and recite the pledge of allegiance.  Once the pledge is complete, the commander gives “TAKE YOUR SEATS”. Cadets will then sit down and refrain from talking (Note:  Pledge is not recited when in uniform).


2.5.5. After the cadets take their seats, the instructor will then post absence and tardy information in the attendance System while the Flight Commander/Flight Sergeant executes the “Orders of the Day” if applicable.


2.5.6. Excessive tardiness and unexcused absences will negatively affect Outstanding Flight competition and can impact the cadet’s course grade. Being on time and attending school are qualities that will ensure success in school and in life.


2.5.7. At approximately two minutes before the class dismissal bell rings, the instructor will direct the Flight Commander/Flight Sergeant to prepare the class for dismissal. State: “PREPARE FOR DISMISSAL”. Cadets will stop class work and put books and classroom materials away. Cadets will clean out their desks, pick up any trash in the immediate vicinity of their desks, align their desks with others in their element, and prepare to stand for dismissal.


2.5.8. When the bell rings or at the signal of the instructor, the Flight Commander/Sergeant will call the flight to “ATTENTION”. Cadets will come to the position of ATTENTION at the side of their desk and wait for further instructions.


2.5.9. The Flight Commander/Sergeant will check that all trash is picked up and the desks are aligned. The Flight Commander/Sergeant will then “DISMISS” the flight. Cadets can then retrieve their personal belongings and depart the classroom.


2.5.10. To show respect to superintendents, principals, administrators, parents, teachers, visitors, the cadet who first recognizes the visitor will, in a confident, authoritative voice, state “CLASS, SEATS, ATTENTION”. All cadets will come to the seated position of ATTENTION and remain so until directed “AT EASE” by the instructor.


2.5.11. The Flight Commander/Flight Sergeant are responsible for the conduct of their flight during the class period. All cadets will abide by Flight Commander/Sergeant instructions.


2.5.12. Before class, the Flight Guidon Bearer will retrieve the Flight’s guidon and post it beside the AFJROTC AZ-952 Unit Flag. At the end of the class, the guidon will be returned to the storage rack.


2.6.  Cadet Bulletin/Announcement Boards and Cadet Distribution Box. All cadets will review daily the cadet bulletin board located in the AFJROTC Classroom. All cadets will also check their distribution box and distribute information if in a leadership job. Failure to read and comply with any instructions will impact promotion and AFJROTC awards.


Chapter 3




3.1.  Salute. The salute is a traditional greeting between military personnel. The salute is deeply rooted in military history from when warriors raised their right arms to show that no weapon was present, to when knights raised their visors with their right hand as a sign of greeting, and to when American soldiers removed their “3-corner” hats to greet others and show them respect. The salute is a way of saying “Hello” while showing respect to officers senior in rank. Sometimes the hand salute is rendered to honor the colors, a mark of respect for our country. The way cadets execute a salute is important. A smart salute indicates pride in self and the corps. A sloppy, lackadaisical salute indicates lack of confidence and pride. Cadets should develop the habit of carrying books or other objects with the left hand to free the right hand for saluting.


3.1.1. Cadets, when wearing the uniform, outside, and not in a designated “no-hat” area, should salute: The President All commissioned and warrant officers of United States military services and Friendly Foreign Nations. AFJROTC instructors. Cadet Officers senior in grade when in uniform and in the immediate area of the ROTC building. The outside areas for the Nogales High School Campus are salute optional areas unless involved in a JROTC function while in uniform.

. Cadets will not render hand salutes indoors EXCEPT when formally reporting to an AFJROTC instructor.


3.1.2. Hand salute is done in the following two counts: COUNT 1. Raise the right hand smartly and directly to the forehead while at the same time, extending and joining the fingers. Keep the palm flat, forming a straight line between the fingertips and the elbow. As the hand gets close to the face, tilt the palm slightly toward the face and hold the upper arm horizontally, slightly forward of the body, and parallel to the ground. Finally touch the tip of the middle finger of the right hand to the outside corner of the right eyebrow or to the front right corner of glasses. COUNT 2. Bring the arm smoothly and smartly downward retracing the path used to raise the right hand and arm after the salute is returned by the person you are saluting.


3.2. United States and National Flags.


3.2.1. Display. Normally unless illuminated, the US flag will only be flown from sunrise to sunset. When the flag is displayed horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union will be uppermost and to the observer’s left, flag’s right. Generally the flag will be displayed flat or hanging free. The flag will be placed in the position of honor, to the right of a speaker, when displayed on a platform, in a hall, on a stage, or on the same level of the audience. When the flag is displayed at half-mast, it is first hoisted to the top of the staff and then lowered to the half-staff position. When lowering it, it is first raised to the top of the staff and then lowered. At no time will the flag be allowed to touch the ground and after being completely detached from the halyards, the flag is folded properly into the shape of a triangle. When a number of flags are displayed from staffs in a row, the United States flag will be on right of the line, the left of an observer facing the display. If no foreign flags are involved, the United States flag may be placed at the center of the line provided it is displayed at a higher level. When used on a rostrum, it will be displayed above and behind the speaker’s rostrum. When bunting is used, since the flag will never be draped over the rostrum, the colors will be arranged blue on top, white in the middle, and red below. No lettering or object of any kind will be placed on the flag, no flag or pennant flown above the flag, and the flag will not be dipped. In a procession with another flag or flags, the United States will be either on the marching right, the flag’s own right, or if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of the line. It will never be carried flat or horizontally but always aloft and free. The correct way to carry a staffed flag is to hold the staff with one or both hands in front of the center of the body with the base of the staff resting against the body and the staff sloping upward and forward at an angle of about 30 degrees from the body.


3.2.2. Customs and Courtesies. The flag and national anthem are symbols of the people, their land, and institutions. Thus, when we salute these symbols, we are saluting the nation. Flags and national anthems of other friendly nations are shown the same respect as our own. Flag ceremonies occur during parades, reveilles, retreats, and prior to special events. Reveille starts the official day while retreat signals the end of the official duty day. Most flag ceremonies will be conducted with the playing of the United States national anthem. All cadets will render the following courtesies: When in uniform outdoors, and the national anthem or “To the Colors” is played, stand at attention, face the flag (or direction of music), render the military salute, and hold it from the first note of the music until the last note. When in civilian clothes, stand at attention, face the flag (or music), and place the right hand over the heart. A male removes his hat, holds it in his right hand, and places his right hand over the heart. A female places her right hand over her heart but does not remove her hat. When attending any outdoor event and a US flag is carried past a cadet, the cadet, if in uniform, should stand at attention, face the path of the flag, render a proper salute six paces before the flag is even with them, and hold the salute until the flag passes six paces beyond them. When ceremonies occur indoors and the national anthem or “To the Colors” is played, face the flag and take the position of attention. If the flag is not visible, take position of attention and face the music. Do not salute unless under arms. On military bases, at the first note of the national anthem, all vehicles will come to a stop and the occupants will sit quietly until the last note of the music. Pledge of Allegiance. In military formations and ceremonies, the Pledge of Allegiance shall not be recited. At protocol functions, social, and sporting events which include civilian participants, cadets should when in uniform outdoors, stand at attention, remain silent, face the flag, and render the hand salute. When in uniform indoors, stand at attention, remain silent, and face the flag. Hand salute is not rendered and reciting the pledge is optional.


3.3 Cadet Etiquette. Proper etiquette is “the customary rules of conduct or behavior in polite society”. Our civilized society operates smoother and is more pleasant to live in, go to school in, and work in when all members practice proper etiquette and good manners. The axiom, “Treat Others as You Want to Be Treated”, is a good one to live by and is the desired behavior of all cadets. Cadets should:


3.3.1. Say “Please” and “Thank You”.


3.3.2. Use “Yes Sir/Ma’am” when addressing AFJROTC instructors, military service members, school officials, teachers, and visitors at all times.


3.3.3. Not keep people waiting.


3.3.4. Not gossip.


3.3.5. Use proper telephone etiquette.


3.3.6. Use “Mr., Ms, or Mrs.” and last name when addressing civilians and “Military Grade” and last name when addressing military personnel.


3.4. Position of Honor. This military courtesy began centuries ago when men fought with swords. Since men were primarily right handed, the heaviest fighting occurred on the right side. The left side became a defensive position since the shield was normally carried with left hand/arm. Thus, since units were proud of their fighting ability, the right side (sword bearing side) or right of the battle line became the position of honor, assumed by great warriors and leaders. Thus, a cadet should, while in uniform, walk or sit on the LEFT side of an AFJROTC instructor, military service member, or senior cadet officer who assumes the position of honor on the RIGHT.


Chapter 4






4.1. Cadet Grade (Rank). All references to cadet grade will have the word “Cadet” as part of the cadet grade, i.e. Cadet Major Johnson. Cadet Grade is represented by the AFJROTC insignia in the Air Force Junior ROTC Uniform and Awards Guide. These insignia are worn on the cadet uniform. By understanding insignia we can display the appropriate customs and courtesies when in uniform. All Cadets should become familiar with the cadet grade insignia for all ranks found in attachment 5.




4.2. Hazing. Hazing of cadets will not be tolerated and is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Your SASI will deal harshly with any cadet who uses their leadership position, seniority, or rank/grade to engage in behavior, physical or verbal, that is demeaning, retaliatory, or dangerous. This prohibition includes directing a cadet to do pushups or other physical activities for punishment or to directing comments towards a cadet that can be interpreted as threatening, demeaning, or containing prejudicial comments or overtones.




4.3. Cadet Action Board. The SASI or ASI will convene a Cadet Action Board, chaired by the cadet corps commander, to recommend:


4.3.1. Cadets for promotion


4.3.2. Cadets for Annual awards


4.3.3. Cadets for senior staff positions


4.3.4. Cadet corps operations policies and procedures and cadet handbook revisions


4.3.5. The SASI will convene a Cadet Action Board with an official memorandum addressed to the cadet corps commander. As a minimum the board will consist of the Cadet Commander (Chairperson), Cadet Command Chief Master Sergeant, Cadet Squadron Commander, and a cadet recorder, Cadet Kitty Hawk Commander. The SASI and/or ASI will advise the board and will attend all meetings. Sanitized, general proceeding minutes will be published, approved by the ASI, and posted on the official cadet bulletin board.


4.3.6. Disciplinary and Policy Review. For this purpose, the Cadet Action Board will include squadron first sergeants. The Cadet Action Board will develop a system that provides each cadet an opportunity to identify complaints, concerns, or recommendations of either a personal or corps interest to the board for appropriate action. The board will recommend new policies, procedures, or changes to existing ones contained in this handbook or policy statements to the SASI/ASI. The SASI will direct when the board will convene to investigate cadet misconduct and recommend to the SASI/ASI appropriate courses of action. Only the cadet officers assigned to the board will convene to investigate allegations against cadet officers. The SASI will also direct when the board will convene to enforce corps policies such as academic standards.





4.4. Positions:  Cadet Group commander will be determined by the SASI and ASIs.


4.4.1. The cadet group commander will select his senior staff and present their names to the SASI and ASIs for approval.


4.4.2. Cadet senior staff will write job descriptions and assign cadets to positions.


4.4.3. Promotions:  All cadets are assigned a permanent grade commensurate with the number of AFJROTC years satisfactorily completed. The permanent grade for first-year cadets is Airman. The permanent grade for second-year cadets is Airman First Class. The permanent grade for third-year cadets is Senior Airman. The permanent grade for fourth-year cadets is Staff Sergeant. Permanent grades may be awarded during the second semester of each year.  Retention of permanent grades is contingent upon satisfactory performance and behavior as determined by the AFJROTC instructors.  Permanent officer status will be authorized at the discretion of the AFJROTC instructors. Cadets may be assigned a temporary grade based on a specific position.  Cadets serving in a temporary grade may revert to their permanent grade upon completion of these duties.  At the discretion of the AFJROTC instructors, cadets in their final team of AFJROTC may retain the highest grade to which they have been promoted, regardless of course level. Cadets that have been relinquished of their Current rank related to their position will return to previous rank of old position or permanent grade of their commensurate with the number of AFJROTC years satisfactorily completed.




4.5. Purpose and Criteria. Recognizes the flight that works as a team to excel in AFJROTC academics, uniform wear, personal appearance, and drill competition. The criteria will also include a total of 143 hours per flight, winners of field days, and having each cadet attempting to complete the Obstacle Course. The overall academics, uniform wear, and personal appearance scores will be the average for all flight members. The drill sequence for the drill competition will be given to each flight commander early in the semester and practice times will be set aside during the semester. The SASI and ASI will select the outstanding flight at the end of the first semester and prior to the annual awards ceremony in the spring.


4.5.1. Recognition. Members will receive the outstanding flight ribbon and the flight commander will receive an award streamer for their flight guidon.




4.6. Certificates of Completion. May be presented to a cadet in good standing who has successfully completed at least three years of AFJROTC. SASI and ASIs review the entire period of enrollment and determines if a certificate is to be issued.  The SASI certifies to the armed services that the cadet has earned and deserves training credit. A cadet must have this certificate in their possession when enrolling in college ROTC or when enlisting in the armed services to receive the following training credit:


4.6.1. Students possessing evidence of successful completion of three (3) academic years of AFJROTC may be entitled to one year of credit in the Senior ROTC Program. Contact the Professor of Aerospace Science (PAS) at the college or university where the cadet is enrolled to receive training credit.


4.6.2. Military Departments may award the grade of E-3 or E-2 for successful completion of 3 academic years of AFJROTC after completion of basic training. This advance in grade provides immediate substantial monetary benefit and accelerated promotion ahead of other enlistees who enter active duty at the same time.


4.7. Certificate of Training. Presented to a senior cadet in good standing who successfully completes two years of AFJROTC. Like the Certificate of Completion, the SASI will review the cadet’s entire enrollment to determine if a certificate of training is to be awarded.


4.7.1. Eligibility. These certificates are very important documents and are not awarded automatically based solely on academic grades. Total performance and conduct is considered and it is possible to successfully complete the AFJROTC courses but not be a warded a certificate. The SASI and the Principal will determine whether a certificate will be issued.


Chapter 5





5.1. The AFJROTC cadet uniform is, with certain exceptions, the same one that is worn by active duty Air Force members. Proper wear and maintenance is closely scrutinized by the public and the military service population. Additionally, we have cadets in our corps whose family members that were in the military and have high expectations for cadets enrolled in AZ-952. Don’t let yourself or those that have gone before you down. When you wear the uniform, wear it proudly and correctly! Cadets must keep the uniform clean, neat, and in good condition at all times, with badges, ribbons, insignia, and other metallic devices properly maintained. UNIFORM DAY FOR AZ-952 is Wednesday! Only the SASI or ASI will grant exceptions to this policy. All cadets will wear the uniform the entire school day from when the first bell rings until when the final bell rings.


5.2. When issued a uniform, each cadet will sign a Custody Receipt and place their initials beside each issued uniform item.  If an item is lost or damaged beyond normal wear you will be charged for that item at replacement cost.


5.3. Cadets will be issued one complete, clean uniform with all accessories and insignia. Cadets will pay to dry clean and launder uniforms during the school year and prior to turn in before the summer break, upon disenrollment or graduation.


5.4. Cadets will return all items issued or pay for them at the end of the school year or upon disenrollment during the school year. They will return a clean uniform in a cleaner’s bag, pressed, and on hangars. Service dress coat, pants, skirts, ties, tabs, flight caps, and blue jackets are DRY CLEAN ONLY. All dry clean only items must be returned with a cleaning receipt.


5.5. RETURN uniform items that become worn or otherwise unserviceable to the ASI. If unserviceable due to normal wear and tear the item will be replaced at no cost. If a uniform item does not fit, return it promptly for replacement.


5.6. Cadets will wear the uniform as prescribed in AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC UNIFORM AND AWARDS GUIDE.


5.7. On uniform day cadets will wear the scheduled uniform combination as prescribed in the AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC UNIFORM AND AWARDS GUIDE. Cadets will be inspected on uniform wear and personal appearance on uniform days using a locally devised inspection sheet. The SASI will prescribe in a memorandum who can wear specialized uniform items such as cords, berets, and ascots, when they can be worn, and how they will be worn and maintained.