Crest High School AFJROTC Unit NC-942

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    Crest High School

    AFJROTC Unit NC-942

    Cadet Handbook

    25 August 2008

    Crest High School AFJROTC Unit NC-942

Mission: The mission of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is to “develop citizens of

    character dedicated to serving their nation and community

Welcome to the United States Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) Unit at Crest

    High School. The JROTC program, as it is known today, began in 1911 in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Army

    Lieutenant Edgar R. Steevers, who was assigned as an inspector-instructor of the organized military of

    Wyoming, originated the idea of a non-compulsory, high school cadet corps aimed at making better

    citizens, as opposed to soldiers. The National Defense Act of 1916 originally authorized JROTC. The

    ROTC Vitalization Act (Public Law 88-647) of 1964 directed the Secretaries of each military service to

    establish and maintain JROTC units at public and private secondary schools, with eligibility according to

    regulations established by each Secretary. Air Force Junior ROTC actually began in 1966 with 20 units.

The objectives of JROTC are to educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community

    service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space

    fundamentals. The purpose of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps is to instill in students in United

    States secondary educational institutions the value of citizenship, service to the United States, personal

    responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment. The AFJROTC program positively influences our country

    by helping one student at a time. The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values

    of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air

    Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace

    policies, and space exploration.

Extracurricular Activities. . In an effort to produce well-informed and helpful citizens, AFJROTC

    encourages its cadets to get involved in their local communities. This is one of the most interesting

    and fun aspects of the AFJROTC experience. Extracurricular activities and opportunities are an important

    part of AFJROTC. Cadets participate in summer leadership camps, drill meets, community service

    projects, field trips, and school sports activities. Some of these organizations include the March of

    Dimes, Senior Citizen Homes, Habitat for, and the Special Olympics. Cadets routinely visit homes for the

    aged, hospitals, veterans groups and many other agencies to demonstrate their resolve to help their

    community and their country.


The AFJROTC Aerospace Science and Leadership Education curriculum integrates five themes:

    Aviation, National Defense, Careers, Space, and Leadership. Each of these themes is interwoven

    throughout the entire high school program. A retired officer referred to as a Senior Aerospace Science

    Instructor (SASI) and a retired noncommissioned officer, the Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) share

    the teaching, administrative, and supervisory responsibilities of the AFJROTC program.

Each semester’s course consists of Aerospace Science and Leadership Education. The Aerospace

    Science course provides an introduction to the scientific and technical aspects of aerospace. Leadership

    Education provides the experiences that will acquaint the cadets with discipline, responsibility, career

    development and citizenship. The major portion of Leadership Education is taught in the classroom.

    Here cadets learn necessary leadership fundamentals to prepare them to assume leadership responsibilities

    within the cadet corps, school, the community, and life after high school. Leadership also includes

    wearing the uniform, engaging in Air Force customs and courtesies, participating in drill and ceremonies,

giving and receiving instructions, and acting as leaders and members of an organization. Corps

    activities include drill teams, awards, dining ins/out, military balls, and field trips to local bases, learning

    centers and airports. Air Force JROTC fully supports academic freedom, which allows SASI’s and

    ASI's to exercise judgment and flexibility to make changes necessary in the course, curriculum, or topic

     sequencing to enable a course to meet local and state requirements.


Enrollment in AFJROTC does not subject students to any military obligation and is not an

    accessions or recruiting program. Air Force JROTC provides its students with the tools for success after high school regardless of career path. Career-minded high school students will learn about jobs

    in aerospace industry and the Air Force that will open important opportunities for the future. High school

    students who complete 2 or 3 semesters of the aerospace science program in Air Force Junior ROTC may

    be able to enter the military at higher pay grades than most enlistees. Also, AFJROTC cadets will be

    prepared to work in an expanding technological world -- in the Air Force or as a civilian. College

    bound students can compete for an Air Force Academy nomination or an Air Force ROTC scholarship

    through their Air Force Junior ROTC unit. Students who complete 2 or 3 semesters of AFJROTC may

    receive credit for one semester or one year of college Air Force ROTC program-- plus, free uniforms,

    insignia and ROTC textbooks.

    AFJROTC Grading Criteria

Uniforms 30%

    Progress Checks/Homework/In-Class Projects 15%

    Exams 25%

    Leadership Development 20%

    Community Service 5%




Uniforms. The uniform will be worn on Tuesday of each week during the semester as

    determined by the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) or Aerospace Science Instructor

    (ASI). The uniform will be a graded items based on a standard evaluation sheet (fig 1). The

    uniform combination will be posted each preceding Friday. Each cadet should be within

    grooming standards and will receive a zero if uniform is not worn. If a student is absent on the

    normal uniform day, they should wear the uniform the first day they return to school in order to

    receive full credit. Cadets lose 20 points per day up until Friday, after which a zero will be

    awarded for the week. There are no make-up’s afterwards unless otherwise directed by the SASI or ASI. Students who are assigned to ISS will wear there uniform and will request

    permission from the ISS manager to come to the AFJROTC class during their normal period for

    inspection. (30 points)

Progress Checks/Homework/In-class Activities. Progress checks , homework/In-class

    activities will be given on an ad hoc basis to ensure cadets comprehend the instructions being

    provided. They also serve as checkpoints throughout the nine-weeks for the instructors and

    cadets. The above activities may be conducted in class or assigned for outside classroom

    completion. (15 points)

Exams/Projects. Exams and projects will be given each nine-weeks to capsulate the

    instructions provided during that period. (25 points)

Leadership Development. Leadership development consists of those activities that support citizenship

    development as demonstrated through cadet initiative, cadet maturity, cadet behavior, peer relationships

    and involvement classroom and corp activities. (20 points)

Community Service. Each cadet must complete five documented community service hours each nine

    weeks to receive five points. Each hour is worth 1 point. Such activities include, performance as a

    member on the drill team, color guard, saber team during a community support function; cadets

    performing individual community service activities; and cadets supporting AFJROTC sponsored

    community service projects. Other activities students can receive credit for are community service

    projects sponsored by School Clubs, Boy Scouts, community service organizations (YMCA), emergency

    service organization (Fire Department) and church organizations. Documentation must be provided in

    order to validate your participation in Non-AFJROTC sponsored activities. (5 Points)

Physical Training. To earn your 5 points, students must actively participate in physical training to the

5 points) maximum extent possible. This is subject to the judgment of the SASI and ASI. (

    Uniform Inspection (Fig 1)

    Name _________________ Rank__________ Flt _____ Date_______


    After three warning about grooming standards, a zero will be awarded and dismissal from program will be


    1. Haircut (male) _______(-20)

    2. Hair off collar (female) _______(-5)

    3. Shave/mustache trimmed _______(-10)

    4. Sideburns trimmed _______(-10)

    5. Make-up IAW Regulations _______(-10)

    6. Earrings (men/women) _______(-10)

    Uniform Standards

    1. V-neck T-Shirt _______(-2)

    2. Gig line _______(-2)

    3. Ribbons/not frayed _______(-2)

    4. Nametag Missing _______(-2)

    5. Rank on properly _______(-2)

    6. Shoes shined _______(-5)

    7. Pants/Skirts/Blouse/Shirt wrinkled/dirty _______(-5)

    8. Badges/ropes/devices _______(-2)

    9. Garrison Cap _______(-5)

    10. Tie/Tab _______(-2)

    11. Socks/Hosiery _______(-5)

    12. Jewelry _______(-2)

    13. Cadet Absent _______________ Did Not Wear Uniform___________________ Comments: ____________________________________________________________

    AFJROTC NC-942 Promotion and Rank System

Cadet Rank and Rotation. The SASI selects the cadet corps commander, subordinate

    commanders, and the staff members required by the organizational structure of the unit. The SASI is responsible for maintaining a written policy on an equitable appointment, promotion, demotion, and rotation system. The SASI will consider the strengths and shortcomings of the individual cadets in assigning them to positions where they can gain the greatest leadership benefits.

Maximum grade authorizations for a cadet corps organized as a group are:

Group Commander Cadet Col

    Deputy Commander Cadet Lt Col

    Senior Enlisted Advisor Cadet CMSgt

    Squadron Commander Cadet Lt Col

    First Sergeant Cadet MSgt

    Flight Commander Cadet Maj

    Flight Sergeant Cadet MSgt

    Element Leader Cadet SSgt

    Do not confuse AFJROTC cadet ranks with USAF active duty designations. The word cadet or an abbreviation thereof must be a part of any written reference to a cadet rank.

    The enlisted promotion system will consist of a Promotion Fitness Exam for attaining the rank of Senior Airman through Technical Sergeant. Airman Basic through Airman First Class is automatic if cadet meets the quality force standards and successfully passes the course.

    The Promotion Fitness exam will consist of warrior knowledge questions, academic questions on material covered during the quarter and drill sequences. Different exams will be given for promotion to Senior Airman, Staff Sergeant and Technical Sergeant. The promotion to Master Sergeant; Senior Master Sergeant and Chief Master Sergeant will be reserve for those cadets who demonstrate outstanding character, leadership potential, community service support and participation in corp activities. Consequently, cadets promoted to these ranks will be appointed by SASI and the ASI based on the aforementioned criteria. These promotions are temporary and become permanent at the discretion of the SASI and ASI. As such, to be eligible for promotion to these ranks, the cadet must have no adverse actions (ASD, ISS, OSS, unexcused tardys), have completed 5 hours of documented community service, and no unexcused uniforms days during the quarterly cycle. Additionally, Master Sergeants; Senior Master Sergeant and Chief Master Sergeants who constantly have unexcused uniforms days during the quarter will lose their NCO status and revert to SRA until reinstated by the SASI or ASI.

    Temporary rank for officers will be assigned based on the positions held by the cadet. Positions will be rotated each semester (if practical) to ensure all individuals have the opportunity to demonstrate their leadership abilities. Their may times during the semester when positions will be changed because individuals are not performing their jobs. In those cases, the person being removed will revert to their permanent rank unless, they are assigned otherwise.

    Awards and Decorations

    The awards and decorations will be managed according to the AFJROTC Uniform and Awards Guide.

Physical Fitness Ribbon

The PT ribbon will be awarded based on the following criteria:

    Males: 1mile run in 9 minutes or less; 45 sit-ups in 2 minutes; 25 push-up in 2 minutes. Females: 1mile run in 10 minutes or less; 35 sit-ups in 2 minutes; 10 push-up in 2 minutes.

Service Ribbon

    The service ribbons will be awarded to cadets who complete 25 hours of community service in AFJROTC sponsored and non-sponsored community service projects each semester.

    Crest High School AFJROTC Principal’s Leadership Award

    This award is presented annually to a senior who has completed 4 semesters of AFJROTC. Eligibility for the award includes the following criteria:

Must have obtained a grade of “A” in their Aerospace Science courses

Must have 3.0 overall unweighted GPA

    Possess leadership ability and fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance of AFJROTC training

Demonstrates qualities of dependability and good character

Demonstrates adherence to military discipline

Students must have been accepted to 4/2-year institutions of higher learning.

    The SASI and ASI collectively, will nominate a candidate(s) to the principal for approval using a brief nomination letter and a biographical sketch. Nominations will be made no later than April 30. The award will consist of certificate and a tuition voucher. The voucher will be presented to the cadets 4 or 2-year institution of higher learning for payment.

    Chain of Command for ROTC Cadets

    In the blanks, put the first names and the last names of the people who hold these positions.

     1. President of the United States ________________________________________________

     2. Secretary of Defense _______________________________________________________

     3. Secretary of the Air Force ____________________________________________________

     4. Chief of Staff of the Air Force ________________________________________________

     5. Commander, Air Education and Training Command ______________________________

     6. Commander, Air University __________________________________________________

     7. Commander, Air Force Officer and Accessions Training Schools _____________________

     8. Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps____________________________

9. Director of AFJROTC


10. Senior Aerospace Science Instructor


    11. Cadet Group Commander __________________________________________________

12. Cadet Operations Squadron Commander

13. Cadet Flight Commander

    AFJROTC Unit Goals

Unit will achieve an academic average of 80%

    Source: Grade book

    Unit will achieve a uniform evaluation average of 80%

    Source: Grade book

    Unit will achieve a 85% uniform wear rate average on

    uniform day

    Source: Grade book

    Unit will achieve a yearly enrollment of 120 cadets (duplicated)

    Source: Local count

    Cadets will complete 400 hours of community service

    Source: Local count

    Cadets will sponsor a minimum of two service projects per academic year. Source: Local count

    Promotion Drill Sequence (Freshmen)

1. Fall In

    2. Dress Right Dress 3. Ready Front

    4. Left Step March 5. Element Halt (heels) 6. Right Face

    7. Forward March

    8. Change Step March 9. To The Rear March 10. Half Step March 11. Forward March 12. To The Rear March 13. Element Halt 14. Left Face

    15. Present Arms

    16. Order Arms

    17. Fall Out

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