AFROTC DETACHMENT 842
University of Texas, San Antonio
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WELCOME
To The Roadrunner Det!
Lt Col Tricia Kobberdahl
Commander
Integrity - Service - Excellence
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• Welcome
• Cadre Introductions
• Hot Topics
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Detachment 842 Cadre
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Commander – Lt Col Tricia Kobberdahl
Program Manager – Mr. Agustin Llano
Operations Officer – Maj Robert Altemus
Recruiting Officer – Maj April Kerr
Assistant Operations Officer– Maj Patrice Jernigan
Commandant of Cadets – Capt Peter Boardman
Education Officer – Capt Justin Mace
NCOIC – MSgt Jeff Tingle
Personnel NCO – TSgt John Colburn
Knowledge Ops NCO – SSgt Robyn Coats
Cadet Wing Commander – Cadet Colonel Naomi Villalobos
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HOT TOPICS
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Suicide Awareness
Safety Issues
Honor Code
Religious Respect
Academic Freedom
Sexual Assault / Sexual
Harassment
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Suicide Awareness
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Occurs across all spectrum of society
Cry for help
Occur without warning
Depression is a frequent precursor
Female – more attempts are made;
Males – complete it
• Not all are depressed, mentally ill, or
insane
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Suicide Awareness
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• MYTH:
• Asking about it plants the thought of doing it
• If I ignore the minor attempt, then that means I
addressed it
• It runs in the family
• Few professionals commit suicide
• If they want to kill themselves, then there is
nothing stopping them
• Suicidal people are unwilling to seek help
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Suicide Awareness
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• Awareness of Warning Signs:
• Warning signs of impending suicide
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He or she talks about it
Trouble eating and/or sleeping
Withdrawal from friends and/or family and social activities
Loss of interest in work, hobbies, sex, and school
Giving away prized possessions (items that are
sentimental, expensive, etc.)
Previous attempts
Suffered a recent or severe loss
Preoccupied with death or dying
Loss of interest in personal appearance
Increase use of alcohol and/or drugs
Sudden unusual changes in behavior
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Suicide Awareness
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• Awareness of Warning Signs: (cont.)
• Common characteristics of suicide victims
• Intense emotional pain
• Frustrated needs for security, achievement, or
friendship.
• Suicide is seen as only solution.
• Hopeless, hapless, and helpless.
• Stop the pain by ending awareness.
• Black and white thinking: death the only answer.
• Feelings of ambivalence; want to die, but want to live.
• Give clues about imminent suicide.
• Want to run away from the pain.
• Lifelong pattern of poor coping skills.
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Suicide Awareness
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Questions?
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Safety Issues
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NO DRINKING & DRIVING!!!!
Automotive travel tips
Motorcycle Safety
Summer Safety
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Water
BBQ
Camping
Bicycle
• HEAT STRESS
• High Risk Activities – scuba diving, sky diving,
bull riding, etc.
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Safety Issues
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Questions?
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Honor Code
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“We will not lie, steal or cheat nor tolerate
among us anyone who does.”
• What it is and why we have it: a minimum
standard of conduct for a cadet, enlisted
member or officer to develop and guide
your life as a student and as an officer.
• Reporting an honor code violation: Tell a
Cadre member; you will remain anonymous
• Implications of an honor code violation:
possible disenrollment from program
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Honor Code
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Questions?
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Religious Respect
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• General information about religion and
the military
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1st Amendment
DoDD 1300.17: Religious Accommodation
AFI 36-2707: Nondiscrimination
AFI 36-2706: Equal Opportunity Program
Military and Civilian, USAF definition of
religion
• The importance of religious diversity
• Guidelines concerning free exercise of
religion in the Air Force
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Religious Respect
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• USAF Core Values and free expression
of religion
• Appropriate referral agencies
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Religious Respect
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Questions?
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Academic Freedom & Academic
Integrity (AF&AI)
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• Air University Instruction 36-2308,
Academic Freedom
• This instruction establishes Air University’s policy on
academic freedom. It applies to all Air University
schools and colleges, all activities in the Air University
educational forum, Air University-sponsored events as
well as publications. Portions of this instruction are
subject to Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military
Justice (UCMJ) as described in paragraphs 2.5 and
2.6.1.2.
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Academic Freedom & Academic
Integrity (AF&AI)
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• Free expression of opinions and ideas
• Air University faculty, students, and staff are members
of a learned profession, and members of their
respective educational organizations. The free
exchange of opinions and ideas is essential to the
educational process and, to the greatest extent
possible, faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to
speak and write freely. Even in this academic setting,
however, the importance of Air University’s military
mission requires limits on some types of expression.
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Academic Freedom & Academic
Integrity (AF&AI)
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• Restrictions IAW Articles 88 and 89 of
the UCMJ
• IAW UCMJ commissioned officers, officer trainees,
and cadets subject to the UCMJ may not use
contemptuous words toward the President, Vice
President, Congress, the Secretary of Defense, the
Secretary of the Air Force, and others.
• Should make every effort to indicate clearly that
the opinions they express are personal to the
member, and do not represent the official views of
their organization, Air University, the United States
Air Force, the U.S. government, or any other
government or academic community.
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Academic Freedom & Academic
Integrity (AF&AI)
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• Definition of Academic Integrity:
• Uncompromising adherence to a code of ethics,
morality, conduct, scholarship, and other values
related to academic activity.
• Breaches of Academic Integrity
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Plagiarism
Cheating
Misrepresentation
Unprofessional Relationships (Including
Fraternization)
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Academic Freedom & Academic
Integrity (AF&AI)
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• Academic Integrity Violations:
• Failure on the part of any individual to
practice academic integrity reflects
discredit both on the Air Force and on
the individual and is not condoned by
Air University. All individuals who
violate this instruction are subject to
adverse administrative action
including disenrollment from school,
disciplinary action, and discharge
from the service.
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Integrity (AF&AI)
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Sexual Assault
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• The term sexual assault is an "umbrella" term that
includes many different types of sex-related
offenses. The Department of Defense (DoD) defines
sexual assault for training purposes as follows:
• intentional sexual contact, characterized by use
of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or
when the victim does not or cannot consent.
• Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual
sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault
(unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or
fondling), or attempts to commit these acts.
• Sexual assault can occur without regard to
gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
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Sexual Assault
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• What constitutes “unable” to give consent:
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Alcohol or drug impaired
Unconscious; asleep
Underage
Mentally handicapped
Physically helpless
• Sexual assault is actual or attempted
sexual relations with another person
against her or his will or without her or his
consent. Sexual assault is a crime.
Offenders can be prosecuted in a criminal
court and if found guilty, an offender may
go to prison.
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Sexual Assault
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“Why Report it?!?”
• Serious impact to well being – medically
(injury, STDs, pregnancy), and emotionally
(Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD))
• Early treatment means early recovery
• When reporting it:
• Find a safe place or seek a person that you feel
safe with ASAP!
• Seek medical attention
• For forensic evidence do not bath/shower and
save the clothing
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Sexual Assault
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Important Numbers:
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Campus SA Hotline: 210-458-4242 (24 Hrs)
Local Rape Crisis Center: 210-349-7273
Campus Counseling Center: 210-458-4140
Campus Clinic: 210-458-4142
Hospital/ER: 210-704-2011
Campus Security: 210-458-4911
Community Law Enforcement: 911
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Sexual Harassment
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• Definition: A form of sex discrimination that
involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for
sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct
of a sexual nature.
• DoD and Air Force policy on sexual harassment:
• Zero Tolerance!!!
• Reporting Sexual Assault
• Confront the offender – ONLY IF YOU FEEL
SAFE; tell that person how you felt
• Report it to Cadre – if confronting the offender
does not work
• There should never be a retribution against
someone reporting sexual harassment or sexual
assault incidents
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