Buena High School Army JROTC
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Student Handbook

Department of the Army

5th Brigade (ROTC)

Buena High School

5225 Buena School Blvd

Sierra Vista, AZ  85635

4 July 2015

ATOD-JAZ-BU

REFERENCE: CADET HANDBOOK / STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES

This Handbook is provided for the information and compliance by all Cadets of the Buena High School JROTC Colt Battalion.  It will serve as the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for all references and functions contained herein for the 2015/2016 school year.  Each Cadet is responsible for being familiar with its contents as well as the new JROTC Cadet Reference.

Cadets are required to read this Handbook to understand the Course Descriptions, Course Contents/Activities, Performance Objectives, Behavioral Expectations, and the system of Cadet Evaluation.

Information contained in the Handbook will be a topic of discussion in the class-rooms and Cadet Knowledge of the contents will be tested during In-Ranks Inspections.

                                                                              ///Original Signed///

MONTY K. MCDANIEL

CSM (Retired)

Senior Army Instructor

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I General Information           

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Instructors                                                                             1                      4

Course Description                                                               2                      4

Legal and Regulatory Basis                                                  3                      4

Objectives                                                                             4                      4

Procedures and Activities                                                     5                      4

Course Content                                                              5a                     4

Mandatory Co-curricular events                                     5b                     5

Assignments                                                                   5c                     5

Quizzes                                                                           5d                    5

Enrichment Activities                                                       5e                    5

Class Evaluation                                                              5f                    5     

Behavioral Expectations                                                 5g                    6

Uniform Requirements                                                    5h                    6

Grooming                                                                        5i                     6

Entry Requirements                                                        5j                     6

Fund Raising Participation                                              5k                    7

CHAPTER II Military Service and College Opportunities

Opportunities                                                                        1                      7

College Opportunities                                                     1a                    7

Service Academies                                                         1b                    7

CHAPTER III

Grading Policy                                                                    1                      7

CHAPTER IV Cadet Promotion/Demotion Policy

Promotion Policy                                                                  1                      8

Demotion Policy                                                                   2                      9

CHAPTER V            Leadership                                                             

Leadership                                                                           1                      9

Command and Staff                                                             2                      9

Leadership Responsibilities                                                 3                      9

Cadet Battalion Commander                                          3a                    9

Executive Officer (XO)                                                   3b                    10

Battalion Adjutant (S-1)                                                  3c                    10

Battalion Activities/Recruiting Officer (S-2)                    3d                    10

Battalion Operations and Training Officer (S-3)             3e                    10

Battalion Supply Officer (S-4)                                         3f                     11

Battalion Public Affairs Officer (S-5)                               3g                    11

Battalion Information Technology Officer (S6)                3h                    11

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Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM)                   3i                     11

Team Commanders                                                        3j                     12

Company Commanders                                                  3k                    12

Platoon Leaders                                                              3l                     12

First Sergeants (1SG)                                                     3m                   12

Platoon Sergeants                                                           3n                    13

Squad Leaders                                                                3o                    13

CHAPTER VI Cadet Uniforms

Responsibility                                                                       1                      13

Issue                                                                                     2                      13

Wear                                                                                     3                      14

Care and Maintenance                                                         4                      14

Alterations and Repair                                                          5                      14

Types of Uniforms Issued                                                     6                      14

CHAPTER VII Awards

Awards Procedures                                                              1                      15

Appendices

Appendix A:  Uniform Inspection grading guidelines                                    16

Appendix B:  Grade Insignia                                                                         17

Appendix C: Cadet Creed                                                                             18


CHAPTER I General Information

1.  Instructors:  CSM (Retired) Monty K. McDaniel has been teaching at Buena High School since 2010 and is the Senior Army Instructor with primary responsibility of teaching the LET 2s as well as coaching Orienteering, Archery and the Backpacking Club. Sergeant First Class (Retired) Fausto Valenzuela has been teaching at Buena since 2010. He teaches the LET 1 class and is the Color Guard and Drill Team coach. 1SG Anthony Teeters began teaching at Buena in 2015. He is responsible for teaching the LET 3s and 4s and coaching the Rifle and Cyber Patriot Teams.

2.  Course Description:  The JROTC Program prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as American Citizens.  The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school.  The course provides instruction in Citizenship, Leadership, and a number of courses designed to help Cadets succeed while in high school and after life beyond their high school years.

3.  Legal and Regulatory Basis:  The National Defense Act of 1916 provided the creation of a Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

4.  Objectives:  To insure that all Cadets understand the mission of JROTC, which is to Motivate Young People to be Better Citizens by:

a.  Developing an appreciation of the ethical values and principles that underlie good citizenship, which include integrity, responsibility, and respect for constituted authority.

b.  Enhancing the leadership potential with the abilities to live and work cooperatively with others.

c.  Expanding each students ability to think logically and to communicate both orally and in writing.

d.  Appreciating the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.

e.  Understanding the effects and dangers of substance abuse, ways to resist peer pressure to take drugs, and ways to help others that abuse them.

f.  Promoting firearms marksmanship and safety while developing shooting skills in a safe/controlled environment.

g.  Gaining a familiarity with the history, purpose, and structure of the military services with emphasis on the accomplishments of the U.S. Army.

h.  Learning how to develop effective team building skills.

i.  Understanding the importance of high school graduation and the educational and vocational opportunities of military service.

5.  Procedures and Activities

a.  Course content for the Buena High School JROTC will consist of the following material:

(1)  Citizenship

(2)  History

(3)  Techniques of Communication

(4)  Leadership

(5)  Map Reading

(6)  Physical Education and Training (PT)

(7)  First Aid and Health

(8)  Rifle Marksmanship and Safety

(9)  Drug Abuse Prevention

(10) Drill and Ceremonies

b.  Mandatory Co-curricular events are:

(1)  Veteran’s Day Parade (First semester)

(2)  Annual JROTC Change of Command and Awards Ceremony (Second semester)

(3)  JROTC Program for Accreditation (JPA Inspection)

           

c.  Assignments will consist of completing in-class and out-of-class work as assigned by the instructor.  Each Cadet will be required to maintain a Cadet portfolio which will record periodic activities of the individual Cadet during his/her years in JROTC.  Care and maintenance of the uniform is an ongoing homework assignment.

d.  Periodic quizzes, major subject area tests, service learning projects, research presentations and semester exams will be included in each JROTC class.

e.  Enrichment activities to broaden the Cadets social and leadership dimensions will be offered.  These include:

(1)  Map/compass courses

(2)  Bataan Death March (every 2 years)

(3)  Field trips to local military installations

(4)  Participation in local patriotic ceremonies and parades

(5)  Attendance at the annual Military Ball

(6)  Picnics for Cadets and Families

(7)  Camping Trips (Fall / Spring)

(8)  Leader Reaction Course

(9) JCLC (5 day Cadet Leadership Camp)

f.  Class Evaluation:

(1)  Cadets will be graded in accordance with the guidelines published in the Buena High School Student Handbook and the attached grading policy.

(2)  Cadet conduct will impact grades received in JROTC. 

(3)  Promotion of Cadets is based upon their performance, uniform wear, knowledge, grades, attitude and attendance.

(4)  Reduction in grade is based upon serious incidents involving Cadet misconduct and lack of uniform wear.

(5)  Dismissal from the JROTC program will occur if Cadets are found skipping other High School classes, failure to adhere to cadre requirements, or violating school codes of conduct.

g.  Behavioral Expectations:

(1)  JROTC Cadets are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the policies set forth in the Buena High School Student Handbook at all times.  In addition, they are expected to exhibit bearing and courtesy when associating with fellow Cadets, teachers, administrators, and JROTC instructors.

h.  Uniform Requirements:

(1)  The Army uniform will be worn by all cadets on the designated Uniform Day – typically Wednesday.  The uniform will be worn for the entire school day. Cadets will “dress out” in their PE classes.

(2)  If a Cadet is out of uniform on Uniform Day, the Cadet will receive a 1 as a grade and it cannot be changed – No Excuses will be accepted. If the Cadet was not in school and had an Excused Absence on Uniform Day, the Cadet receives a Zero. The Cadet is required to wear the uniform on the day they return to school (except the weekly PT day) and will receive the appropriate grade.

(3)  Failure to wear the uniform on the prescribed days two times in a nine week period will result in the Cadet being placed in a Non-promotable status. The Cadet will be reduced in rank one rank for failing to wear their uniform 3 times in a Semester. A Cadet who fails to wear the uniform 4 times in a Semester will be recommended for removal from the JROTC program.

i.  Grooming:

(1)  A male Cadet’s hair should be cut and combed in accordance with Army Regulation 670-1.  The face, chin and neck should be cleanly shaven.  The basic rule to remember is to keep the hair off the ears and off the collar with a tapered appearance.

(2)  Female cadets must wear their hair neatly up, back, and if possible tied.  If tying is not possible, the hair must be tightly curled so as to not go below the bottom of the collar in the back and fit under a hat.  Hair ties should be a natural color (black, brown, blonde).

(3)  All cadets desiring to go to JCLC will adhere to Army standards of grooming.  There will be no exceptions.

j.  Entry Requirements:

(1)  To be eligible for enrollment in the JROTC program a student must meet each of the following requirements:

(a)  Be enrolled in and attending a regular course of study at Buena High School.

(b)  Be physically fit to undergo Army instruction.  A statement to this fact must be signed by the student's parent or guardian. The statement of understanding / contract will be supplied by the JROTC instructors at the time of enrollment.

 (c)  JROTC instructor approval is required for enrollment in LET levels III and IV. We are limited to 120 LET 1s, 75 LET IIs, 50 LET IIIs, and 25 LET IVs.

(2)  Students will be disenrolled from the JROTC program if they are in gross violation of the school code.

k.  Fund Raising Participation:  Fundraising is essential for us to conduct the many extracurricular activities we host and attend throughout the year. Each Cadet will be expected to participate in our fundraising efforts.

CHAPTER II   Military Service and College Opportunities

1. Military Service and College Opportunities:  Enrollment in and completion of the JROTC program in no way obligates a student to military service. However, it may assist in obtaining enrollment in one of the Service Academies, College ROTC Program, or advanced rank when enlisting in one of the services.

a.  College opportunities:  Winners of an ROTC scholarship may receive payment of tuition, books, lab fees, or a housing stipend.  Scholarship winners may attend any college or university of their choice which hosts the ROTC program.  Upon graduation from college they are required to accept commissions as Second Lieutenants or Ensigns and serve on active or reserve duty. 

b.  Service Academies:  Outstanding Army JROTC Cadets may be recommended by the SAI for competitive appointment to one or more of the Nation’s Service Academies.  Cadets graduating from a Service Academy are required to accept regular commissions as Second Lieutenants or Ensigns and to serve on active duty.

c.  It is expected that ALL Juniors and Seniors take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery test or ASVAB. The test is free, does not require any commitment, and the results are good for 24 months.

CHAPTER III              Grading Policy

1.  This policy establishes a systematic procedure for determining an individual's grade in the JROTC program.

2.  The grading procedure will be based on objective examinations, subjective instructor ratings, uniform wear, homework assignments, and behavior / participation in the program.

a.  Grades will be given at the end of each nine week period of instruction (referred to as a grading period); and final grades at the end of the semester.

b.  Cadets will be graded as follows:

(1)  Uniform Wear and Inspection       40%

(2)  Participation / Behavior                  10%

(3)  Quiz / Tests / Online                       40%

(4)  Final Exams are 10% of the grade assigned by the school

c.  Bonus points/extra credit (not to exceed 10%) may be earned for participation in extra-curricular activities.


CHAPTER IV  Promotion Policy

1.  This policy establishes the standards for promotion to ensure that all Cadets understand what is required to advance in the Buena High School JROTC Program.  Cadets are measured for advancement via a tangible set of guidelines.  These guidelines, coupled with each individual’s leadership potential are:

a.  That cadets must be passing all classes at the High School to be considered for advancement.

b.  To advance to PVT the Cadet must attend 3 Community Service events.

c.  To advance to PFC and Corporal, the Cadet must successfully attend the Battalion Promotion Board. A Cadet in the rank of Cadet through Corporal can be promoted no more than twice in a semester or three times in a school year.

d.  To advance to Sergeant the Cadet must attend 10 Community Service Events and Successfully Graduate from the Battalion NCO Academy.

e.  Cadets in the rank of Sergeant through 2nd Lieutenant will be promoted using a peer, Cadet leadership and cadre assessment. These Cadets can Earn promotion twice a year – After the First and Third Quarters.

f. Assuming a Cadet earns every promotion, the Basic Promotion Scheme is:

            LET 1: Cadet – Corporal

            LET 2: Sergeant – Staff Sergeant

            LET 3: Sergeant First Class – Master Sergeant

            LET 4: Second Lieutenant – First Lieutenant

g.  Key Leadership Positions - Battalion Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, Staff, First Sergeants, Command Sergeant Major, and Company Commanders - will be filled with the most qualified Cadets.  The Cadre will make these assignments with the assistance of the Cadet Battalion Commander.  To be considered for a Key Leadership Position, the Cadet must have attended and passed the NCO Academy, have passing grades in ALL classes and pass a Physical Fitness Test.

h.  Cadets who enroll in the Colt Battalion from other JROTC units, regardless of the branch of service, will be considered under the rules of this promotion policy.  The general provisions of this policy in regards to Time-In-Grade/Service will apply to any Cadet who enrolls from another unit.  A 30 day observation period will go into force prior to any assignment of a Cadet who transfers to this unit with the rank of SSG or above.  This time will be used to communicate with the former unit and to observe the incoming Cadet.  During the 30 day period the Cadet may temporarily retain his/her rank if approved by the SAI/AI.  Transfer Cadets are not guaranteed to hold the rank they held in other units. The Cadre and Battalion Commander will make the final decision with input from the Cadet Leadership.

i.  To provide flexibility and operational freedom with regards to promotion and position assignments, the cadre may modify any of the rules in this policy to cope with irregular personnel situations which may occur.  This is known as a waiver of procedures and the Senior Army Instructor will make the final determination after the situation has been discussed and investigated by the Instructor Staff and the Cadet Battalion Commander.

j.  Changes to this policy may be made with the concurrence of the Senior Army Instructor and the Cadre.

k.  The Cadet Battalion Commander will assist in promotion and assignment selections at the beginning of the year for the LET III and IV Cadets.

l.  Cadets in staff positions will wear the rank of 2nd Lieutenant; Company First Sergeants will wear the rank of First Sergeant; the Battalion Command Sergeant Major will wear the rank of CSM; Company Commanders will wear the rank of Captain; the Battalion Executive Officer will wear the rank of Major; and the Battalion Commander will wear the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. However, these Cadets will still be subject to the normal promotion system. EXAMPLE: Cadet Staff Sergeant Smith is selected to be the Battalion S-4 Officer. She will wear the rank of 2nd LT. If C/2LT Smith is removed from the S4 position, she will pin SSG back on. The rank remains with the position – not the Cadet.

2.  Demotion Policy:

a.  Reduction is one of the most severe disciplinary actions that may be placed upon a Cadet.  Such actions will be based upon serious incidents such as theft, misconduct, insubordination, disrespect for authority, failure to wear appropriate uniform, or other circumstances of similar severity.

b.  Prior to a Cadet being reduced in grade, the Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major will hold a reduction board. The Cadet that is facing reduction will have the opportunity to face the board and present their side of the case. The Command Sergeant Major will present his/her recommended course of action to the Battalion Commander and JROTC Cadre for final approval.

CHAPTER V              Cadet Leader Responsibilities

1.  Leadership is the culminating opportunity for Cadets in JROTC.  Positions are assigned based on each individual Cadet's demonstrated skills, potential to lead, and willingness to support the JROTC program.

2.  The Command and Staff positions will be graded primarily on their performance in their positions, assigned on-line assignments and setting high personal standards in everything they do.

3.  The following duties provide a general guideline as to the various positions and responsibilities for the leadership positions available at Buena High School JROTC:

a.  Cadet Battalion Commander

(1)  Has overall responsibility for the training, administration, discipline, morale, esprit de corps, and performance of the Cadet Battalion.

(2)  Sets the example for the Battalion in appearance, attitude, conduct, bearing, tact, discipline and performance.

(3)  Reports directly to the SAI and makes advance coordination on all matters pertaining to policy and procedures for the Battalion.

(4)  Commands the Battalion through the Staff and Company Commanders.

(5)  Makes recommendations for the assignment, promotion and reduction of Cadets to the SAI.

(6)  Supervises the Executive Officer’s, Command Sergeant Majors', and Company Commander’s activities.

(7)  Responsible for conducting Command and Staff Meetings.

(8) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on all Company Commanders, Executive Officer and Command Sergeant Major.

(9)  Performs other duties as the JROTC Cadre may direct.

b.  Executive Officer

(1)  Responsible for the performance of all Staff Officers.

(2)  Commands the Battalion in the absence of the Battalion Commander.

(3)  Responsible for the Planning, Coordination and Execution of the annual Service Learning Project. 

(4)  Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on all Staff Officers.

(5)  Is the Battalion Fund President. Responsible for managing meetings and recordkeeping in accordance with School District Policies. 

(6)  Responsible for all Battalion Fundraising Activities.

(7)  Performs other duties as the Battalion Commander and JROTC Cadre may direct.

c.  Battalion Adjutant (S-1)

(1)  Is the Battalion Commander's assistant in matters of personnel management.

(2)  Responsible for publication of orders, directives, rosters, announcements and maintenance of personnel records.  Distributes copies of orders in accordance with the Battalion SOP.

(3)  Keeps personnel data sheets and personnel records up-to-date and posted.  Maintains copies of all published orders.

(4)  Coordinates with other Command and Staff Officers to ensure that information pertaining to awards and personnel data is correct before publishing orders.

(5)  Provides the Battalion S-4 with copies of all orders to allow for preparing rank for promotions.

(6)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

d.  Battalion Activities/Recruiting/Security Officer (S-2)

(1)  Organizes the Annual Military Ball.

(2) Responsible for all recruiting functions – Recruiting visits to middle schools, high school tours for middle school students, and recruiting displays at special functions.

(3) Responsible for monthly sensitive equipment inventories.

(4)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

e.  Battalion Operations and Training Officer (S-3)

(1)  Prepares all training schedules in coordination with the SAI.

(2)  Plans, Coordinates and Executes all training events.

(3)  Plans, Coordinates and Executes Cadet Challenge.

(4)  Prepares the Battalion for all field training to include Operations Orders (OPORD) when required.

(5)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

f.  Battalion Supply / Logistics Officer (S-4)

(1)  Issues and receives clothing and equipment.

(2)  Fills request for decorations and awards when orders are cut awarding them.

(3)  Maintains all clothing records.

(4)  Keeps the supply room and equipment in a clean and orderly condition.  Allows no unauthorized personnel inside the supply room.

(5)  Conducts monthly 10% inspections of all equipment.

(6)  Works directly under the supervision of the Property Book Officer.

(7)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

g.  Battalion Public Affairs Officer (S-5)

(1)  Responsible for providing publicity for all Battalion activities.

(2)  Provides written articles for the High School paper, higher ROTC publications, and local media outlets.

(3)  Primary photographer for all functions/activities.

(4)  Maintains Chain of Command boards and display cases.

(5) Primary officer responsible for the publication of the Colt Battalion Newsletter.

(6) Responsible for School Year Book layout and the Cadet Scrapbook.

(7)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

h. Battalion Information Technology Officer (S-6)

(1) Maintains the Battalion Website.

(2) Keeps an accurate inventory of all Technology Equipment – computers, printers, monitors, whiteboards, etc.

(3) Keeps all technology equipment operational.   

(4)  Performs other duties as the Executive Officer, Battalion Commander, and Cadre may direct.

i.  Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

(1)  Plans, Coordinates, and Executes all promotion / reduction boards. 

(2)  Responsible for Training and Commanding the Honor Guard.

(3) Responsible for the Planning and Execution of all Honor Guard activities – Special Events, Flag Raising and Lowering, Flag Retirement Ceremony and Sporting Events.

(4)  Responsible for Training and Counseling First Sergeants.

(5)  Performs other duties as the Battalion Commander and Cadre may direct.

j.  Team Commanders

(1)  Are responsible for all activities of their respective teams.

(2)  Will ensure that all members are aware of scheduled meets, events, and practice sessions. Will maintain accurate records of practices and competitions.  

(3)  Responsible for the organization, appearance, conduct and training of their teams.

(4)  Draws required equipment from supply and returns same.

(5)  Ensure that members receive awards at the appropriate time and in accordance with the SOP.

(6)  Performs other duties as the Battalion Commander and Cadre may direct.

k.  Company Commanders

(1)  Have overall responsibility and set the example for the conduct, appearance, and training of all members of the Company.

(2)  Command the Company through proper use of the Cadet Chain of Command and keeps the Battalion Commander informed of proposed actions.

(3)  Responsible for participation of all Company members in PT and special events (fundraisers, formal inspections, parades).

(4)  Make recommendations for assignment, promotion, reduction and awards to the CSM, Battalion Commander, and Cadre.

(5)  Maintains order and discipline in the classroom, PT, drill, and special events.

(6)  Ensure that subordinate leaders are prepared to teach Drill and assigned classes.

(7) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on the First Sergeant and Platoon Leaders.

(8)  Performs other duties as the Battalion Commander and Cadre may direct.

l.  Platoon Leaders

(1)  Have overall responsibility and sets the example for organization, conduct, training, and appearance of the platoon. 

(2)  Are the Primary drill instructors for the platoon.

(3)  Make recommendations for promotion, reduction, awards and changes of assignment of members of the platoon to the Company Commander.

(4)  Act as the Company Commander in his/her absence.

(5) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on Platoon Sergeants.

(6)  Performs other duties as the Company Commander may direct.

m.  First Sergeants (1SG)

(1)  Form the Company for all formations and dismisses it when directed.

(2)  Instruct and ensure that Platoon Sergeants carry out assigned duties.

(3)  Instruct those Cadets having difficulty mastering drill movements.

(4)  Assume Command of the Company in the absence of any Officers.

(5)  Perform other duties as directed by the Company Commander and Command Sergeant Major.

(6)  Prepare and properly maintain Inspection sheets and turns in Grades to the Cadre. 

(7) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on Platoon Sergeants.

n.  Platoon Sergeants

(1)  Assist the Platoon Leader in the organization and training of the platoon.

(2)  Perform the duties of the Platoon Leader or First Sergeant in their absence.

(3) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on Squad Leaders.

o.  Squad Leaders

(1)  Have direct responsibility to the Platoon Leader and Platoon Sergeant for organization, conduct, appearance and training of the squad.

(2)  Lead the squad in drill and sets the example for squad members in all functions of the JROTC class.

(3)  Make recommendations for promotion and reduction of squad members to the Platoon Leader.

(4)  Perform the duties of the Platoon Sergeant in his/her absence.

(5) Conduct Promotion / Performance Counseling on all Squad Members.

CHAPTER VI  Cadet Uniforms

1. Responsibility

a.  All JROTC Cadet uniforms and accessories including footwear are issued without charge to Cadets and are the property of the U. S. Government.  Each Cadet is personally responsible for the care and safekeeping of all uniform items issued to him/her.  Uniform items are retained until the end of the school year or until withdrawal from the JROTC program.

b.  Each Cadet's parent or guardian is required to assume responsibility for the expense of the uniform and for the proper care and safekeeping of all uniform items.  This responsibility is established by the parent or guardian's signature acknowledging responsibility on the Cadet's individual record form.  Uniforms of students departing the JROTC program during the school year must be turned in or paid for before the students are cleared. 

c.  Cadet leaders will enforce uniform standards in and out of JROTC Class.  

d.  Cadets will not enter the supply room unless authorized to do so by the Cadet Supply Officer or Cadre.

e.  The wear and appearance of JROTC uniforms and insignia is covered in detail in the Cadet Reference Manual.

2.  Issue

Uniforms will be issued by the Supply Officer under the supervision of the Cadre.  All uniforms and equipment issued or turned in during the school year must be made through the Cadet Supply Officer.  A record is kept for each Cadet's transactions and authenticated by the Cadet's signature.  Each Cadet is responsible to see that the supply record is correct before signing.  No erasures, white out, or strike through are acceptable and all transactions, once signed, are final and accountable.

3.  Wear

The uniform of the United States Army is more than a mere suit of clothing.  It is a symbol of Honor, Tradition, and Achievement which the Cadet has been granted the privilege of wearing.  Sharp appearance and proper conduct of a Cadet in uniform is an indication of self-respect, pride, alertness, and loyalty to your school, JROTC, the United States Army and to America.  Cadets will wear the uniform to all school classes on inspection days. Cadets will change out in PE and shop classes, but will wear the uniform to all other classes.  Uniforms are not to be worn for any other occasion unless permission is granted by the SAI.

4.  Care and Maintenance

The uniform is issued clean and in serviceable condition. It is the Cadet's responsibility to keep it that way. Uniforms torn or damaged due to Cadet neglect will be replaced by the Cadet.

5.  Alterations and Repair

All necessary alterations and repairs (other than buttons) are provided by the JROTC Department at no expense to the Cadet.  No alterations of the uniform will be attempted without the express permission of the SAI or AI.  The Army Green or Gray shirt may be washed and pressed; however, the green or blue trousers and coat must be dry cleaned.  Washing destroys them and will result in the Cadet buying the item.  Cadets must provide their own cleaning and polishing equipment.

6.  Types  of Uniforms

a.  Class "A"

Army Green or Blue Coat

Green or Gray Shirt

White T-shirt

Green or Blue Trousers

Beret w/ Brass / Rank

Necktie or Tab

Belt and buckle

Issue shoes

Black socks

Appropriate Rank

Appropriate Awards and Decorations

Brass Torches or Letters

b.  Class "B"

All of the above, with the exception of the Army Green or Blue Coat, with or without the Necktie or Tab.

c.  Class "C"

ACU Shirt

ACU Trousers

Black/ Green Socks

Tan Combat Boots

ACU Cap

Tan T-Shirt

Appropriate Rank and JROTC / Unit Insignia

CHAPTER VII Awards Administration Policy

1.  JROTC Cadets may earn various decorations, awards, badges, and special decorations during the academic school year.  Criteria for these awards are described below.  Only the awards specifically authorized in this chapter and in AR 145-2, or awards earned at other JROTC units, with appropriate documentation, may be worn on the Army JROTC uniform.

a.  When Cadets join this unit from another branch of JROTC every attempt will be made to re-issue Army equivalent ribbons for similar achievement.  If a match cannot be made, the Cadet may wear the other ribbon.

b.  Individuals will not wear awards until the orders have been posted.  Awards/ribbons will be awarded at an appropriate ceremony.

c.  Ribbons will be worn in the Correct Order of Precedence.  

d.  Ribbons of other services which have no match in the Army achievement ribbons will be worn below Army ribbons.


Appendix A - Uniform/Inspection Grading Guidelines


A - 1.  During each nine week grading period, there will be approximately eight inspections worth 100 points each.  This point total represents 40% of the overall class grade.  Guidelines for the awarding of points are as follows:

a.  Cadets in uniform ALL SCHOOL DAY long and receive NO deficiencies during the Inspection will receive a 100. Each deficiency – hair too long, not shaven, missing headgear, white socks, and each missed knowledge question, etc. is a deduction of 10 points.

b.  Cadets not in uniform will receive ONE point for their grade and will not be able to change the grade – NO EXCEPTIONS.

c.  Cadets that have an excused absence from school will be allowed to make up the uniform inspection on the following school day, unless it is a PT day.

d.  Uniform day is every Wednesday unless otherwise instructed.

A - 2.  The following standards will apply to all uniform inspections:

a.  Proper uniform - Complete uniform as shown on the current training schedule.  The uniform must be clean, neat and pressed.

b.  Brass - All accouterments must be properly placed and cleaned/shined.

c.  Hair - Male cadets will have their hair off their ears and collar and be clean shaven.  Female cadets will have their hair above the bottom of the collar.

d.  Footwear - Will be clean, polished, shoe strings tucked in, and have edge dressing applied.

e.  Military bearing - Cadets will attain the proper position while in ranks (no slouching, looking around).  There will be no talking, gum chewing or movement during inspection.

f.  Knowledge - Each cadet will respond to at least two questions from the course areas of study, in-ranks inspection questions or other areas as selected by the Cadre.

A – 3. Physical Training (PT) Uniform: Cadets are required to wear the issued Blue Buena JROTC t-shirt during PT. PT days are normally Fridays. If the Cadet does not wear the PT shirt they will receive a 1 for a grade and will not be allowed to make the grade up. The PT grade is worth 25 points. Additional PT shirts can be purchased for $10.
Appendix B –
JROTC Grade Insignia