“Aim High…Fly, Fight, and Win”
th790 Cadet Wing “Train Hard Fight Tough”
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Cadet Handbook of Warrior Knowledge
AFROTC Detachment 790
Tennessee State University
3500 John A. Merritt Blvd, Box 9572
Nashville TN 37209-1561
Main Office: (615)-963-5961
The sections and/or paragraphs of this Warrior Knowledge Guide are identified by three different levels of understanding--Knowledge, Familiarization and Information. 4
Knowledge: These sections will be indicated by a (k). You will memorize and demonstrate proficiency in these areas and will be required to take a closed-book test on the information. Familiarization: These will be indicated by an (f). You will not be required to memorize the information, but will be held accountable for finding the information when necessary. Information: These sections will be indicated by an (i). These areas are for informational purposes only, you will not be required to memorize the information and will not be tested on it.
(Cadets will use pencil when writing in this manual and are responsible for the purchase of a replacement if this manual is lost, stolen, or damaged.)
The Air Force Symbol (i)
The U.S. Air Force symbol honors the heritage of our past and represents the promise of our future. It retains the core elements of our Air Corps heritage -- the "Arnold" wings and star with circle -- and modernizes them to reflect our air and space force of
today and tomorrow.
The symbol has two main parts. In the upper half, the stylized wings represent the stripes of our strength -- the enlisted men and women of our force. They are drawn with great angularity to emphasize our swiftness and power, and they are divided into six sections which represent our distinctive capabilities -- air and space superiority, global attack, rapid global mobility, precision engagement, information superiority,
and agile combat support.
In the lower half are a sphere, a star and three diamonds. The sphere within the star represents the globe. It reminds us of our obligation to secure our nation's freedom with Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. The globe also reminds us of our challenge
as an expeditionary force to respond rapidly to crises and to provide decisive
aerospace power, worldwide.
The area surrounding the sphere takes the shape of a star. The star has many meanings. Its five points represent the components of our Total Force and family -- our active duty, civilians, Guard, Reserve and retirees. The star symbolizes space as the high ground of our nation's air and space force. The rallying symbol in all our wars, the star
also represents our officer corps, central to our combat leadership.
The star is framed with three diamonds, which represent our core values -- integrity first, service before self and excellence in all we do. The elements come together to 4
form one symbol that presents two powerful images -- at once it is an eagle, the
emblem of our nation, and a medal, representing valor in service to our nation.
I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
I AM A WARRIOR
I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION‘S CALL.
I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN.
MY MISSION IS TO FLY, FIGHT AND WIN. I AM FAITHFUL TO A PROUD HERITAGE,
A TRADITION OF HONOR,
AND A LEGACY OF VALOR.
I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN,
GUARDIAN OF FREEDOM AND JUSTICE,
MY NATION‘S SWORD AND SHIELD,
ITS SENTRY AND AVENGER.
I DEFEND MY COUNTRY WITH MY LIFE.
I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN:
WINGMAN, LEADER, WARRIOR. I WILL NEVER LEAVE AN AIRMAN BEHIND,
I WILL NEVER FALTER,
AND I WILL NOT FAIL.
Honor Code (k)
"We Will Not Lie, Steal Or Cheat, Nor Tolerate Among Us Anyone Who Does"
Air Force Mission (k)
“The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win…in air, space and cyberspace."
AETC Mission (f)
“To develop America's Airmen today... for tomorrow.”
Holm Center Mission (f)
"Develop the best Air Force leaders and citizens of character, dedicated to serving the
AFROTC Mission (k)
"Develop Quality Leaders for the Air Force."
Air Force Core Values (k)
(If * cadets do not need to memorize)
Voluntarily deciding to do the right thing in both professional and private live.*
Service Before Self
Putting ones priorities and loyalties toward the success of the team and the mission while maintain ones moral principles.*
Excellence in All We Do
Base sense of accomplishment off of realistic appraisal of what one feels they are capable of accomplishing.*
Code Of Conduct (k)
I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and
our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means
If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will
make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept
neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back
them up in every way.
When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to
give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful
to their cause.
I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom,
responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which
made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United
States of America.
PRINCIPLES OF LEADERSHIP (f)
1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement
2. Be technically and tactically proficient 3. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions
4. Make sound and timely decisions
5. Set the example
6. Know your soldiers and look out for their welfare
7. Keep your soldiers informed
8. Develop a sense of responsibility in your subordinates
9. Ensure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished
10. Train your Airman as a team
11. Employ your unit in accordance with its capabilities
Tenets of Air & Space Power (f)
"Fundamental truths that are unique to the air and space
; Centralized Control/Decentralized Execution
Chain of Command (k)
President of the United States
Honorable Barack H. Obama
Secretary of Defense
Honorable Leon E. Panetta
Secretary of the Air Force
Honorable Michael B. Donley
Air Force Chief of Staff
Gen. Norton A. Schwartz
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force*
CMSAF James A. Roy
Commander, Air Education and Training Command
Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr.
Commander, Air University
Lt Gen David S. Fadok
Commander, Holm Center
Brigadier General Roger H. Watkins
Commander, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps
Colonel Jefferson S. Dunn