NORTH PENN HIGH SCHOOL
AIR FORCE JUNIOR ROTC
CADET GUIDE
2013-2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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TABLE OF CONTENTS………………………………………………………………………......................
CADET COMMANDER’S WELCOME………………...…...………..……………………………………
CADRE WELCOME…………………………................................................................................................
AFJROTC MISSION STATEMENT..............................................................................................................
NORTH PENN MISSION STATEMENT.......................................................................................................
CADRE BIOGRAPHIES..................................................................................................................................
GRADING POLICY.........................................................................................................................................
CHAPTER 1 – INTRODUCTION TO AFJROTC………............................................................................
CHAPTER 2 – PROGRAM FUNDAMENTALS…………………………………………………………...
CHAPTER 3 – AFJROTC STANDARDS………………..............................................................................
CHAPTER 4 – KEY AFJROTC POLICY GUIDELINES............................................................................
CHAPTER 5 – CADET CORPS ORGANIZATION….…............................................................................
CHAPTER 6 – CADET AWARDS AND PROMOTION PROGRAM…………………………………...
CHAPTER 7 – TEAM CRITERIA………………………..............................................................................
CHAPTER 8 – BELL SCHEDULE..………………………...........................................................................
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Dear Fellow Cadets,
My name is Cadet Patrick Stendahl, it is great pleasure that we welcome you to the Air
Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) Unit PA2006-2 here at North Penn
High School. This is one of the best opportunities to have fun, make friends, and make a
difference in your life, school, and community. With every new year we are creating new
developments in our unit and plan to have a great year as we expand as a unit and have the best
year we can achieve.
On behalf of all of the cadets in the corps I would like to extend a special welcome to
those who will be joining us for the first time this year. There are many motivations for taking
this class. Whether it is an interest in real life aviation or the model aviation club, a desire for
drill or exhibition team, or even the thought of making lifelong friends that convinced you to
sign up, we are glad to have you and I am sure you will not regret your decision. JROTC has
many things to offer you in new and innovative ways. For those who like to reach out to their
community, we participate in many community service events throughout the academic year
including Memorial Day parades, Oktoberfest, and many Color Guard events throughout the
area. If you enjoy competition against your peers then we also offer after school drill practices in
which you will be prepared to represent North Penn at one of the numerous Drill Competitions
throughout the tri-state area. All activities outside of the classroom are completely optional to
everyone however we do highly encourage your participation in these events, which you will
learn are a lot of fun and enjoyment for everyone.
To conclude I would like to give you a brief summary about my life here at North Penn
as the cadet commander, student, and as your friend. I am a senior, a fourth year cadet here, and
are planning to continue onto college for a degree in aerospace engineering to become an
engineer for the United States Air Force. When I joined the JROTC here, I wasn’t quite sure
about it, but soon grew to love it with the drill teams, science of flight course, and decided even
what I want my career to be from this! I hope to make this a great year for all of us, and if you
have any question about anything that you would like to ask me, feel free to contact me anytime.
I am a easy to talk to listening person so don’t worry about talking to me about anything.
Thank you for taking the chance of joining us here, and I hope you have the best time you
can while we can be a part of your time here at NPHS.
Sincerely,
// Signed //
Patrick Charles Thomas Stendahl
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel, North Penn High School Junior ROTC
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Congratulations on your decision to enroll in the AFJROTC program.
The Pennsylvania 20062 Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)
Group was established at North Penn High School in the fall of 2006 by agreement between the
Lansdale Township School District and the United States Air Force.
The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) is a retired US Air Force officer and the
Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) is a retired US Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer.
These instructors have extensive professional military education and training, and are certified
teachers.
The AFJROTC curriculum includes aerospace science and leadership training. Cadet
officers and noncommissioned officers learn leadership and management skills by actively
planning, organizing and directing all activities associated with the PA-20062 AFJROTC Group.
In essence our the Junior ROTC program is designed to provide young men and women the
opportunity to develop and hone leadership and management skills through hands-on experience.
While it may appear that JROTC programs are designed to serve as a transition to or
potentially a recruiting mechanism for military service; the national program, founded in 1912
actually was not designed to this end. The original program philosophy, which we hold still
today, is simply to provide a structured and disciplined program to aid young men and women
reach their full potential as adults and citizens of our nation. Regardless of whether our students
enter the military, our success is measured in the overall development and growth of our cadets.
The Aerospace Science Instructors and cadets have prepared this guide for your use. The
standards in this guide support the leadership and personal development objectives of the
AFJROTC program.
We wish you success in all your endeavors! Welcome to the North Penn High School PA
20062 AFJROTC Group.
// Signed //
MARK A. MILLER, Maj, USAF (Ret)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
// Signed //
DORIS D. SULLIVAN, CMSgt, USAF (Ret)
Aerospace Science Instructor
Information in this document is for guidance purposes. Policy letters will take precedence over this document.
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Mission Statement
Through a focus on integrity, service before self and excellence to develop productive citizens
and future leaders for America.
Mission of the United States Air Force
The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space, and
cyberspace
Cadet Honor Code
In our unit, it is expected that each cadet will act in an appropriate manner at all times.
Our honor code is that of the United States Air Force Academy. It is as follows:
“We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.
Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live an honorable life.”
Air Force Core Values
As members of the JROTC Cadet Corps we strive to adhere to the Air Force's Core
Values. These values are much more than minimum standards. They remind us what it takes to
get the mission done. They inspire us to do our very best at all times. They are the common bond
among all comrades in arms, and they are the glue that unifies and ties us all to the great public
servants of the past who strove to defend and protect our nation.
Integrity First
An unfaltering devotion to honesty, truthfulness, doing one’s duty and doing what is right
Service before Self
The giving of self to provide for the welfare of others
Excellence in All We Do!
Quality work done right the first time
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North Penn High School Mission
The mission of North Penn High School is to ensure that all students are prepared to be
productive, responsible, self directed individuals. The high school focuses on continuous
improvement by promoting academic excellence and intellectual growth. The large student body
at NPHS, supported by a comprehensive faculty and facility, enjoys a diversity and depth of
opportunities in academics, athletics, and activities.
North Penn High School Beliefs
The beliefs of North Penn High School are aligned with the Vision, Mission, and Core
Organizational Values of the North Penn School District Strategic Plan for the years 2008-2014.
The beliefs are also reflective of the Effective Schools correlates adopted by the district. North
Penn High School promotes the development of personal integrity and civic responsibility
through the application of the universal core values.
• Every individual has inherent worth.
• All students can learn; students learn at different rates and through different modalities.
• The school community has a right to a safe and orderly environment.
• Students have a right to learn in a caring and positive atmosphere.
• Effective schools instill a desire for life-long learning and develop an intellectual curiosity.
• Students benefit when the home, the school, and the community work in a cooperative
partnership.
• Effective schools develop and sustain higher level thinking skills and the creative expression of
ideas and talents.
• Students gain self-confidence when encouraged and supported to be open-minded and
innovative.
• A strong educational system contributes to a strong, productive society.
• Every individual benefits when all persons respect and appreciate diversity in a global society.
NPHS is focused on increasing student achievement, including the improvement of math,
reading, and writing abilities of all students. In addition, the high school fosters a culture of
respect among all students, faculty, staff, and administration, and does not accept harassment or
bullying of any individual.
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BIOGRAPHY
MAJOR MARK A. MILLER
Major Miller is a native of Spring Grove, PA. He enlisted in the USAF after graduating from high school
and later attended Officers Training School earning a commission in 2000. As a career space and missile
operations officer, he has served in numerous positions including operations, training, evaluating, and
flight leadership positions. In addition, he was deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom.
Major Miller is a nuclear expert and AETC Master Instructor with 7 years of
nuclear operations experience and has been awarded the AFSPC Crew
Member Excellence award. His military decorations include the Meritorious
Service Medal with one OLC, the Air Force Commendation Medal with two
OLCs, the Air Force Achievement Medal with two OLCs, and the Iraqi
Freedom Campaign Medal.
Major Miller is married to the former Jane Garcia of Pearl City, Hawaii.
They have one child, Keikoa (10).
EDUCATION
1995 Associate of Science in Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance, Community College of the Air
Force, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
1995 Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, HI
1997 Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, Pearl City, HI
1997 Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, Pearl City, HI
1999 Master of Arts in Economics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2006 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, AL
2013 Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
ASSIGNMENTS
1. Mar 1991 – Jan 2000, (Enlisted) Electrical Systems Journeyman, 15 Civil Engineer Squadron,
Hickam AFB, HI
2. Jan 2000 – Sep 2000 Officer Space Prerequisite Training Student, 392d Training Squadron,
Vandenberg AFB, CA
3. Sep 2000 – Sep 2001, Missile Combat Crew Deputy CC, 321st Missile SQ, F.E. Warren AFB, WY
4. Sep 2001 – Nov 2002, Combat Crew Instructor Deputy, 90th Operations Support SQ, F.E. Warren AFB,
WY
5. Nov 2002 – Dec 2004, Asst Flt CC/Missile Combat Crew CC, 321st Missile SQ, F.E. Warren AFB,
WY
6. Dec 2004 – Feb 2008, Flt CC, Wing V Operations Training, 392d Training Squadron, Vandenberg AFB,
CA
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7. Feb 2008 – Sep 2011, Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies/Operations Flight
Commander/Commandant of Cadets/Unit Admissions Officer, Saint Joseph’s University, AFROTC
Detachment 750, Philadelphia, PA
8. June 2009 – June 2010, Assistant Director of Operations/Registrar/Chief of Curriculum
Development/Air Advisor at the 821st Expeditionary Training Squadron, ITAM-AF, Iraqi Air Force
Training School, Camp Taji, Iraq
DATES OF PROMOTION
Airman – Sept 1991
Airman First Class – July 1992
Senior Airman – Mar 1994
Staff Sergeant – July 1997
Second Lieutenant – Jan 2000
First Lieutenant – Jan 2002
Captain – Jan 2004
Major – Sep 2009
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BIOGRAPHY
CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT DORIS D. SULLIVAN
Chief Doris (Dee) Sullivan retired for the United States Air Force on 29 October 2007. She
currently is the Aerospace Science Instructor for North Penn High School’s Air Force Junior
ROTC program. In this capacity, she is responsible for the administration of the Junior ROTC
program and instruction of the Leadership curriculum.
On 26 July 1982, Chief Master Sergeant Sullivan enlisted in the Air Force as an airman
due to her one year experience at college. After basic training and a six week medical technician
course, she proceeded to her first assignment at Mather AFB, CA where she worked in labor and
delivery. In Jul 1984, she received orders for a special duty assignment as an aero medical
evacuation technician. She completed the training and reported to Rhein Main AB, Germany in
Nov 1984 where she traveled all over the world taking care of patients on the C9, C141, and C130 aircraft. In Nov
1986, Chief Sullivan reported to the 1 AES at POPE AFB, NC. Holding a position as a “TAC EVACER”, she
developed an enormous appreciation for her marine and army comrades working alongside them in numerous field
exercises. In September 1987, Chief Sullivan separated from active duty and transitioned to civilian and Air Force
Reserve life. Her first reserve assignment was at the 31 AES at Charleston AFB, SC which mandated a commute
from Georgia. In 1988 she moved to CT and transferred to the 72 AES at McGuire AFB, NJ. In 1990 she
volunteered for Desert Shield and in Jan 1991 she was activated to the 1611 AES at Riyadh AB, Saudi Arabia in
support of Desert Storm. In Oct 1991, she was selected as an Air Reserve Technician (ART) with the 69 AES
requiring another transfer. During her eleven years with the 69 AES, Chief Sullivan attained the grades of MSgt and
SMSgt and learned all aspects of the unit as well as managing and supervising over 150 aero medical crew members
as a full time federal employee as well as active AF reservist. In November 2002, Chief Sullivan ventured outside
aero medical evacuation and became an Air Reserve Technician with the 514 AMW. As a Performance Planner, she
was exposed to all units and their missions within the 514 AMW. In addition, she taught leadership courses to
military and civilians which validated her passion for teaching. In 2005, she accepted a position as a math teacher
and once again a transfer to her final military home with the 514 AMDS. As the 514 AMDS Nursing Service
Manager, Chief Sullivan attained the title of Chief! She mentored her troops in their program, military careers as
well as medical job requirements.
Chief Sullivan and her husband, Neil, have a daughter, Brigid, and a son, Liam.
EDUCATION
1993 - Associate of Science, Allied Health Community College of the Air Force
2003 - Bachelor of Science, Workforce Education & Development Southern Illinois University
2006 - Masters of Arts in Teaching, Central Michigan University
FLIGHT INFORMATION:
Rating: Flight Examiner, Aeromedical Evacuation Technician
Flight hours: over 1,980
Aircraft flown: C-141, C-9, C-130
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with one device
Air Force Achievement Medal with four devices
AF Outstanding Unit Award with Valor Device
Combat Readiness Medal with five devices
Air Force Good Conduct Medal
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal with 3 devices
Air Force Overseas Ribbon
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Air Force Longevity Award
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Kuwait Liberation Medal Government of Kuwait
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two devices
National Defense Service Medal
North Penn High School
Mark Miller and Dee Sullivan
Junior ROTC
Science of Flight/Frontiers of Aviation/Space Exploration/Global Studies Courses
Grading Policy 2013 – 2014
[email protected]
[email protected]
Uniforms
All cadets will be issued an Air Force blue uniform (exception: First year cadets in the program
have the option not to wear the Air Force blue uniform. In this case, cadets will be issued a gray
Air Force T-Shirt in place of the blue uniform). Air Force blue uniforms must be returned drycleaned prior to concluding or withdrawing from the program. Cadets may earn ribbons and
rank which will be worn on the AF uniform in accordance with Air Force regulations. Cadets
wearing the blue uniform must meet established Air Force grooming standards in order to
successfully meet uniform requirements.
 Cadet uniform and grooming standards are published in the Cadet Guide.
 Uniform inspection make-ups must be accomplished before the next open ranks.
Classroom Textbook and Material
All students will be issued appropriate classroom materials and textbooks in alignment with
course curriculum. Students will return provided material to their respective instructor at the
conclusion of the academic year.
Assignments – Grading and Assignment Completion Policy
All assignments and examinations will be given a point value. Student grades will be updated
periodically via GradeBook. Students are expected to complete their assigned projects on time.
It is the responsibility of the student to acquire all assignments missed due to an excused
absence from class. Students should be prepared to make-up the assignment, test, or quiz on their
first day back to school unless previously coordinated with the JROTC faculty. Course calendars,
assignments, lecture notes and classroom rubrics are available on the North Penn High School
teacher webpage.
Class tests or assignments submitted late will be penalized one letter grade deduction per day
that the assignment is late (no penalty will be assessed if the assignment was submitted late due
to an excused absence if coordinated with the JROTC faculty).
Class Participation
Participation in class is a vital part of the learning process. Participation in class activities will
be noted by the instructor. Active participation is required for overall success in the course.
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NOTE: Participation in Memorial Day events (26 May, 2014) and the Military Ball (28 Feb,
2014) are mandatory events for all cadets. The Military Ball does incur an activity fee
(approximately $25.00). Students on free or reduced lunch program should contact the JROTC
faculty regarding alternative funding.
Grading Scale
The grading scale that will be used in all courses will include a “plus” designation for grades of
C or higher. The grade of D will be the equivalent of 65% - 69%.
Grading Scale for Marking Periods
A+
97 – 100%
A
90 – 96%
B+
87 – 89%
B
80 – 86%
C+
C
D
F
77 – 79%
70 – 76%
65 – 69%
Below 65%
Final Course Grades
A+ - D
Course averages parallel the marking period grades.
E 50 – 64%
Remediation permitted
F Below 50%
Remediation not permitted
Final Exams
21% for each marking period
16% for final exam
All numeric averages will be rounded to the nearest whole number.
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Chapter 1
Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC
“IT’S NOT JUST ANOTHER COURSE IT IS A LIFE EXPERIENCE”
WELCOME to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC)
Program. Students in this program have accepted a challenge unlike any other offered in high
school. We define a cadet as an Air Force Junior Officer Training Corps academic student who
has chosen a challenging high school lifestyle that will foster the development of tradition,
honor, discipline, excellence and citizenship.
AFJROTC is a continuing success story. From the mid-1960s to the present, and into the
21 century, JROTC programs have touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of America’s
students. The AFJROTC program positively influences our country by helping one student at a
time. Our instructors, who retired as some of the Air Force’s finest leaders, are helping to form
tomorrow’s nation by educating our proud and patriotic cadets—tomorrow’s leaders.
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A common misperception is that JROTC's main function is to prepare students for a
military career and that it holds little value for the college bound students. This is simply not
true. JROTC is a leadership training program. What student would not benefit from a program
that develops leadership skills and attributes that will make anyone more competitive in any job
market. These attributes need to be taught and developed.
As we go into the 21st century it is imperative that our graduating cadets develop and
possess the following characteristics: teamwork, problem solving ability, interpersonal skills,
oral communication, listening skills, creative thinking, leadership, organizational effectiveness,
responsibility, and personal accountability.
To be eligible for the AFJROTC program, a student must be:
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Physically fit.
Qualified, approved, or capable to participate in the school's standard physical education
program
In a grade above 8th grade
A citizen or national of the United States or an alien admitted for permanent residence.
Enrolled in and attending a regular course of instruction in the school
As a member of the Pennsylvania 2006-2 Air Force JROTC Cadet Group, we expect our
cadets to exceed the standards of average high school students, to follow, to lead, and to learn.
Sustaining this high level of performance will place great demands on your personal character.
Cadets must possess integrity, self-discipline, loyalty to the corps, and maturity. Our cadet
leadership will work with each cadet to ensure each cadet succeeds.
Our dynamic curriculum present cadets exciting opportunities to learn about aerospace
science, self-discipline, respect for authority, teamwork, problem solving, interpersonal skills,
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oral and written communications, personal and career development, creative thinking,
followership, and leadership (concepts and principles). In addition, our curriculum covers
human relations, human motivation, and improving group effectiveness. Simultaneously they
explore and learn to carry out the traditions, customs, and courtesies practiced in the PA-2006-2
and the Air Force. Finally, the extracurricular activities such as the military ball, color
guard/drill teams, and community service projects give our cadets the opportunity to put the
skills they learn in the classroom to practical use. The program allows them to see, do, and learn
things that they never imagined possible.
The Pennsylvania-20062
The Pennsylvania 2006-2 AFJROTC Cadet Corps at North Penn High School was
activated in 2006.
Although a relatively new unit, the cadets have been participating in a wide variety of
community service activities. Over the past several school years these community activities have
included:
Parades and Flag ceremonies
o NPHS Football games
o Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Game
o Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Game
o Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Game
o Veterans Day celebration at various locations
o Memorial Day parades and ceremonies at Lansdale, Hatfield and Telford
Marine Corps Band support
Back to School Night
Bus to the Future
Boy/Girl Scout Support
Relay for Life
Cadet Food Drive for Lansdale Township’s needy (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter)
Visits to local Senior Center
Toys for Tots Christmas Collection
Giving Tree Christmas Charity Program
Raise money for American Red Cross disaster relief including:
Lansdale & Montgomeryville Oktoberfest
Heroes Walk
Freedom Steps
Delaware College Ceremony
NPHS Theater Escorts
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Clubs and Activities
The Drill Team
The Drill Team is made up of cadets who have displayed excellence in drill performance.
This includes military bearing, self-discipline, obedience to command, respect for authority, drill
precision, and uniform knowledge and wear. We are working towards two drill teams (unarmed
and armed). The Unarmed Drill Team performs basic drill and precision movements, while
demonstrating military bearing and teamwork. The Armed Drill Team performs basic drill
movements while using demilitarized rifles for their performances.
Color Guard
Any cadet interested in being in the public spotlight should join the Color Guard. Cadets
perform in four person teams to present the colors at sporting and community events. It is a
privilege to join the Color Guard and represent the PA-2006-2 Cadet Corps.
North Penn Model Aviation Club (NPMAC)
Working as a joint organization with the NPHS Technology Department, this club
constructs and flies radio controlled aircraft. Cadets utilize the principals taught in aerospace
science to successfully pilot their aircraft. All activities are supervised by NPHS Technology
Department faculty (mainly by that of Dr.Voicheck).
Fitness Club
Emphasizing fitness as a way of life, the fitness club is open to all cadets regardless if one
is a seasoned athlete or beginner. Individual fitness goals for the year are set for each member at
the beginning of the fall semester and tracked through the year to show progress.
Exhibition Team
Exhibition is all about teamwork and timing. Cadets need to be in their position and ready
to perform when expected. The Exhibition Team is made up of cadets who have mastered drill
and rifle. These cadets must master more advance armed and unarmed techniques. They use
creativity to create complex routines to compete at Drill Competitions and participate in
community events.
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Scholarships and College Credit
Scholarships
The Air Force JROTC Scholarship program began in the mid-1980s. It provides an
incentive for AFJROTC units to attract and retain students whose college academic specialties
and demonstrated potential meet critical Air Force needs. Each unit may nominate qualified
cadets annually to compete for 3 or 4 year scholarship through the AFROTC regular College
Scholarship Program. Scholarships pay for most tuition costs, plus books and fees at more than
750 universities and colleges. Scholarships are offered in engineering, science, selected technical
areas, and non-technical areas.
College Credit
Air Force JROTC has developed a partnership with Adams State College to provide
college credit for AFJROTC courses. All credits earned are transferable nation-wide filling a
college elective course requirement. Each course is awarded 2 college credits, hence a student
completing all four years in the JROTC program at NPHS would receive 8 college credits from
Adams College provided the student:
Registers with Adams State College (Tuition is $60.00/credit hour, hence $120/year)
Obtains a "B" grade within the course.
This is an excellent opportunity to accelerate your college degree requirements while taking
classes in High School. Cadets interested in registering with Adams State College, please contact
a member of the JROTC faculty for more details.
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Chapter 2
Program Fundamentals
PUBLIC LAW 88-647. The Reserve Officers’ Training corps Vitalization Act of October 13,
1964 is the authority to operate Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) programs
in secondary schools.
AFROTCI 36-2001. Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Instruction describes the
curriculum of the AFJROTC program and policies and procedures for AFJROTC units. It gives
guidance for organizing the cadet corps.
Students may transfer from Army, Navy/Marines or other AFJROTC units with full
credit for training already received.
In extreme cases, students can be placed on probation or even disenrolled from the
JROTC program for:
o Failing to maintain acceptable course standards
o Failing grades
o Non-adherence to dress and uniform requirements
o Significant violations or infractions of NPHS school rules or policies
o Failing to remain enrolled in school
o Failing to maintain the high personal ethics and character the program requires
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: presented to all students in good standing who
have successfully completed 3 years in the AFJROTC program. Students will have this
certificate in his/her possession when enrolling in a college level ROTC program, or when
enlisting in the armed forces, in order to gain the benefits of successfully completing the
AFJROTC program. Benefits include:
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Credit in completing one year of the General Military Course (GMC) at a
Senior AFROTC program. This privilege must be arranged with the Professor
of Aerospace Science (PAS) when enrolling at the college or university.
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If the AFJROTC cadet elects to enlist in the Armed Forces, the Certificate of
Completion will allow enlistment in pay grades of E-2 or E-3 depending on
the service of choice. This provides for immediate monetary benefit. This
also makes the cadet eligible for promotion ahead of other enlistees who enter
at the same time.
CERTIFICATE OF TRAINING: presented to a senior cadet in good standing who
completes 2 years of the AFJROTC program.
With the Certificate of Training, the cadet may be excused from one semester of the
General Military Course (GMC) of the senior ROTC Program. This must be arranged
with the Professor of Aerospace Science (PAS)
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Chapter 3
AFJROTC Standards
Cadet Pledge
I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE A CADET IN THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE JUNIOR
ROTC. IN DOING SO, I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA AND TO THE CADET HONOR CODE, WHICH STATES:
“I shall not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does. Furthermore, I
resolve to do my duty and live an honorable life.”
I WILL STRIVE TO BE A PRODUCTIVE CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY FOR I KNOW
THAT IN THE FUTURE YEARS I WILL BE ONE OF AMERICA’S LEADERS WORKING
TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.
Cadet Officer/Senior NCO Pledge
IN ACCEPTING THE OFFICER/SENIOR NCO RANK IN THE AFJROTC PROGRAM, I
UNDERSTAND AND ACCEPT THE FACT THAT MY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE DEMANDING AND THAT THE STANDARDS OF
PERFORMANCE UPON WHICH I WILL BE JUDGED IN LEADERSHIP ARE MORE
EXACTING AS MY RANK INCREASES. I RECOGNIZE THAT A VERY IMPORTANT
PART OF MY JOB AS AN OFFICER/SENIOR NCO IS TO SERVE AS A MODEL OF
BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE, BEARING, APPEARANCE, AND SELF-DISCIPLINE.
I ACCEPT ALL THESE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES WITHOUT RESERVATION,
AND PROMISE TO HONOR MY OBLIGATIONS AT ALL TIMES.
Standards of Conduct
You become a leader by exhibiting qualities of intelligence, good judgment, decisiveness,
and initiative. You inspire others to follow you by setting the examples of confidence
and maturity. In order to realize your highest potential, you must maintain high standards
of self-discipline, high ideals, good manners, social grace and appearance (in or out of
uniform).
You will display friendliness and respect to other students, NPHS faculty, JROTC faculty
other AFJROTC cadets. You will greet other cadets and instructors in a pleasant manner,
regardless of location.
You will exercise discretion in enforcing military courtesy. Cadets will not be placed in
an embarrassing situation by a public reprimand. However, cadet officers have the
authority and the responsibility to deal with violations of military customs and courtesies.
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You will show your respect for the Aerospace Science Instructors and any quest speakers
by addressing them as “Sir, Major, Chief, or Ma’am” and by responding to them in the
same manner.
You will not wear hats (uniform or civilian) indoors unless permission is obtained from
the JROTC faculty.
You will follow procedures outlined in the cadet guide and obey reasonable orders from
all senior ranking cadets.
You will come to the AFJROTC classroom prepared to engage in its activities.
Preparation includes completed assignments, proper textbooks, note paper, pen/pencil,
and most important, an attitude conducive to learning.
You will keep the classroom clean. Classes will not be dismissed until the room is neat
and orderly.
You will not mark, scratch, or otherwise deface Air Force or NPHS property.
Saluting Privileges
The salute is a time-honored respectful greeting exchanged between military professionals
expressing mutual trust and respect. Listed below are several of the more important rules for
saluting:
The Flight Sergeant will salute the Flight Commander after taking attendance prior to the
beginning of class. The Flight Commander will salute the instructor when reporting the
class ready for instruction.
When you are in uniform and outdoors, salute all military officers in uniform.
Begin the salute in time to allow the military officer to return it. If you are carrying
articles in both hands you do not need to salute, although you will be saluted if
recognized as an officer. The person being saluted should nod in return or verbally
acknowledge the salute.
Except in formal reporting, you are not required to salute indoors.
When you are outdoors in uniform and the National Anthem is being played, come to
attention, face the music and salute. If the flag is being raised or lowered at the same
time, face the flag and salute. Hold the salute until the flag has stopped moving or the
music stops playing. Anytime you are in uniform and observe the American Flag moving
up or down on the flagstaff, you will halt, come to attention and salute until the flag stops
moving.
Cadets should correct saluting violations by their fellow cadets in a courteous and helpful
manner. You are expected to accept these corrections in the same spirit.
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Mutual Respect
Participation in Air Force JROTC is based on the following premise: All students have a right to
live, work, and learn in an environment free of harassment and discrimination of any kind. Any
form of harassment, discrimination, or hazing will not be tolerated. “Mutual Respect” is a twoway street, it is a philosophy that enhances the teaching/learning environment and applies to
student to student, teacher to student, student to teacher, and teacher to teacher relationships.
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Chapter 4
Key AFJROTC Policy Guidelines
Uniform Policy
MEMORANDUM FOR NORTH PENN HIGH SCHOOL JROTC PERSONNEL
FROM: JROTC DET PA-20062/SASI; 4 September 2012
SUBJECT: Uniform Wear Policy
1. In accordance with AFJROTCI 36-2001 and 36-2004 regulatory guidance (to include the HQ
updated uniform policy guidance letter dated Sep 2, 2008) and North Penn School District
policy, the following uniform policy is in effect for our detachment.
a. Cadet Uniform Wear:
1. Cadets will wear the AF-Blue uniform on Wednesdays throughout the
academic year. Uniform wear for first year cadets is optional. If a first year
cadet elects to wear the AF-Blue uniform, they will be expected to adhere to
AF uniform standards.
2. The AF-Blue uniform is mandatory for all official military functions such as
honor/color guard. First year cadets electing not to wear the AF-Blue uniform
cannot participate in those events, however they can participate in unit
formations, parades and reveille.
3. For CIA trips, the JROTC faculty will determine the applicable uniform wear
as appropriate.
b. Clarification to AFI 36-2903 in regard to wear of the lightweight blue jacket. The
light-weight blue jacket:
1. May be worn indoors or outdoors and must be zipped at least halfway.
2. May be worn with civilian clothes when cadet insignia is removed. Unit
patches are not consisted insignia hence will not need to be removed.
c. Male Personal Appearance
1. Hair must be clean, neat, and trimmed. It should present a groomed, tapered
appearance. The thickness and length of the hair will not interfere with the
proper wear of issued headgear. The hair must not touch the ears or collar or
protrude below the front band of the headgear. It will not be worn in an
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extreme or fad style. Sideburns will be neatly trimmed in the same manner as
the hair. Sideburns will not extend beyond the bottom of the ear opening, must
be straight and even in width, and end with a clean shaven, horizontal line.
Cadets may wear conservative sunglasses, except while in formation, and
watches.
2. Earrings are not authorized to be worn while in uniform. Fingernails will be
neat, clean and, trimmed. No more than three rings will be worn at any one
time and one bracelet may be worn which can not be wider than one inch,
detract from the military image, or be a safety hazard.
d. Female Personal Appearance
1. Female cadets will not wear or carry exposed on the uniform, pencils, pens,
handkerchiefs, and jewelry to include ankle bracelets. One bracelet is
permitted if it is neat and conservative and not wider than one inch. They may
wear wristwatches, identification bracelets, and pearl, silver, diamond, or gold
stud earrings if they do not extend or dangle below the bottom of the ear lobe.
Earrings must be spherical or of plain design. They may wear conservative
sunglasses, except in military formations, and may wear no more than three
rings at any one time.
2. Hair. Must be styled to permit wear of any military headgear and will not be
worn in any style longer than the bottom of the collar edge at the back of the
neck. Exaggerated styles with excessive fullness or extreme heights are
prohibited. Hair ornaments such as ribbons will not be worn; however, pins,
combs, or barrettes VERY SIMILAR in color to the individual's own hair may
be worn.
3. Cosmetics must be conservative and in good taste.
4. Finger nails must be neat, clean, and nail polish, if worn, must be conservative
in color and not contain any ornamentation.
e. No-Hat Areas.
1. The North Penn High School campus is considered a no-hat required area.
However if in uniform off-campus, Cadets will comply with standard AF hat
wear policy.
3. When you wear the Air Force uniform you represent PA-20062, North Penn High School, and
the United States Air Force, therefore, you must hold yourself to the high standards the uniform
and wear it properly, proudly and professionally at all times. Cadets are expected to demonstrate
the utmost respect for the uniform and help each other by correcting each other when uniform
violations are observed.
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2. If you have any questions regarding PA-20062 uniform policy, please contact Maj Miller or
CMSgt Sullivan.
// Signed //
MARK A. MILLER, Maj, USAF (Ret)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
NPHS JROTC Detachment PA-20062
// Signed //
BURTON T. HYNES, Principal
North Penn High School
Mandatory Events for ALL cadets
Cadets are encouraged to become involved and attend as many events as their schedule permits.
Throughout the year there will be five mandatory events for ALL cadets. These events are:
Back to School Night at NPHS, Commander's Call, Military Ball, Change of Command, and
Memorial Day.
Rifle Letter or Understanding
The AFJROTC rifles are used for the purpose of ceremonial events and competitions. To
maintain good discipline order and use of the AFJROTC rifles; the following guidelines will be
strictly upheld. Failure of any cadet to adhere to the following guidelines may result in
disciplinary action resulting in his/her privilege to utilize the rifle being revoked.
Rifles will always be secured when not being used for ceremonial events, drill or Color Guard
practice, or competitions.
Practice rifles may be signed out for practice at the High School by AFJROTC instructors or
personnel identified in writing by instructors using the SF 702.
Note: All rifles must be transported to events using the provided AFJROTC rifle case. Rifles
will only be transported by privately owned vehicle. Rifles, even in their respective case, will
never be brought transported via public transportation (i.e. bus, train, etc.)
Rifles will only be used to learn the fifteen-count, practice for drill events or approved
ceremonies. Rifles will NEVER be inappropriately used or pointed at another individual or to
simulate shooting. When using a rifle, the participant MUST ALWAYS ensure a safe
environment both for surrounding individuals and objects.
The use of an AFJROTC rifle is a privilege and honor; NOT A RIGHT!
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Chapter 5
Cadet Corps Organization
This chapter outlines the basics in regard to cadet position descriptions and associated position
rank. It must always be remembered that holding a leadership position is an honored privilege
earned through hard work and ability. It is not a right. While each description generally outlines
the requirements of each particular position, it cannot cover every contingency. Cadets should
always use sound judgment in doing what is right for the Cadet Corp and the safety of its
members. All NCOs wear the temporary rank of Technical Sergeant, except for the Operations
Directorate NCO who wears the temporary rank of Master Sergeant.
Cadet
Commander (CC)
Cadet Commander
Chief (CCC)
Cadet Vice
Commander (CV)
Director of
Operations (DO) / Sr NCO
Mission Support
Director (MS)
Academic OIC
Drill OIC /NCO
Fitness OIC
Director of Community
Services (DC)
Public Affairs OIC /
NCO
Finance OIC
Recruiting OIC /
NCO
Exhibition OIC
Logistics OIC /
NCOs
Special Projects OIC
/ NCO
Color Guard OIC / NCO
Personnel OIC
Flight Commanders
Flight Sergeants
Data Systems OIC /
NCO
CADET COMMANDER (CC)
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Cadet Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Responsibilities include:
Maintain close liaison with the JROTC faculty and is responsible for the overall
operation of the Cadet Squadron.
Understands and is thoroughly familiar with the mission and objectives of the AFJROTC
organization and promotes them throughout the squadron to include: appearance,
discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct of the corps.
Insures all members of the cadet corps have the opportunity to develop leadership
commensurate with their individual abilities.
Knows the responsibilities of all cadet leadership positions. Supervises the Deputy
Commander, Squadron Staff Officers, and Command CMSgt.
Reviews and provides feedback on Quarterly Reports from each Squadron Staff Officer
section
Conducts regular command staff meetings to plan and organize the squadron activities
and overall operation of the cadet corp. Applies the concept of staff work and grants
sufficient authority to subordinates for them to accomplish their mission. Evaluates
squadron staff effectiveness and addresses suggestions and/or concerns.
Reviews and maintains written squadron policies that provide standard guidance in the
squadron operation. For example: written policies on promotion, flight/cadet evaluations,
inspections, etc.
Direct preparations for annual inspection.
Promotes and encourages squadron spirit, cooperation and teamwork.
Promote and attend extracurricular activities when possible.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
CADET VICE COMMANDER (CV) AND COMMUNITY DIRECTOR (CD)
Cadet Rank: Major
Responsibilities include:
Directly responsible to the Cadet Commander. When directed by the JROTC faculty,
assumes command of the corps and performs the duties of the Cadet Commander.
May serve as Corps Inspector, insuring that each level of the command is compliant with
AFJROTC and squadron policies and procedures.
Manages all efforts related to preparation for the annual inspection (Manage
accomplishment of Unit Self-Assessment) and report results to the Cadet Commander.
Ensures all cadets have an opportunity to develop their leadership capabilities,
commensurate with their individual abilities.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
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CADET COMMAND CHIEF (CCA)
Cadet Rank: Chief Master Sergeant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Cadet Commander.
Member of the command staff. Attends senior staff meetings and provides input on
flights as well as suggestions and/or concerns.
The senior cadet Noncommissioned Officer of the squadron. Keeps the Cadet
Commander informed on matters of drill, color guard, uniform wear, conduct and morale
of cadets.
Provides recommendations to the commander based on inputs from lower class cadets
and acts as liaison between the corps and command staff.
Maintains discipline at all group activities as well as supervising/counseling lower
ranking cadet NCO’s and airman.
Must be able to drill the squadron and instruct individuals in drill and color guard. Works
closely with Senior Flight Commanders & First Sergeants in order to periodically check
and monitor the progress of drill proficiency within the squadron.
Familiar with and enforces AFJROTC and Squadron regulations and policies. Personally
meets a high standard of uniform wear and personal appearance. Provides input to
Operations Command and available to train as needed in the following areas:
o Flight Sergeants
o Drill and Ceremony
o Proper uniform wear and personal appearance
o Conduct, Customs and Courtesy
o Parades
o Formations
o Color Guard
Hold meetings for all NCOICs and Flight Sergeants as needed in order to solicit input
and brief Cadet Commander.
Performs other duties as requested by the Squadron or Deputy Commander.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS (DO)
Cadet Rank: Major
Responsibilities include:
Directly responsible to the Cadet Commander and Vice-Commander. Member of the
senior staff.
Command oversight of the Operations Directorate, to include activities of the Drill OIC,
Exhibition OIC, Color Guard OIC, Fitness OIC and the quarterly Flight Commander and
Flight Sergeant.
Ensures that the quarterly Flight Commander assessment is completed and compiled for
JROTC faculty review prior to the semi-annual promotion board.
Ensures that the quarterly sound off is updated.
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Promotes understanding within the cadet corps of each section's role in supporting the
overall corps mission objectives.
Inform the flights about events and all other announcements.
Provides weekly update of each function to the senior cadet staff.
Provides command oversight and guidance in the planning and execution of North Penn
Drill competitions
Oversight in the creation and execution of operational directives.
Assists Flight Commanders and First Sergeants in the development and execution of
flight operations.
Performs other duties as requested by the Cadet Commander.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
DRILL OIC
Cadet Rank: First Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Director of Operations. Maintains contact with Drill specialist(s).
Subject matter expert in planning and executing Drill events/competitions.
Manages and supervises the Drill functions of the squadron. Manages equipment
upkeep/acquisition.
Organizes and trains drill teams, for performances as required. Responsible in ensuring
teams are prepared for competitions.
Establish and maintain close ties with school organizations, community agencies and
other JROTC units. Maintain point of contact, telephone and email list of various
events/community relation personnel who require drill participation. Coordinates
transportation/agenda for all out of town events.
Maintains squadron Drill files to include chronological list of events & participants.
Provides names of cadets who have met requirements and earned the Drill and/or Drill
Competition ribbon & gear (if appropriate) to appropriate agencies.
Manages the cadet Drill Cord program. Publishes requirements of this program at the
beginning of the academic year.
Keep the flights constantly informed on the current schedule of events.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
EXHIBITION OIC
Cadet Rank: Second Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Director of Operations.
Subject matter expert in planning and executing Exhibition events.
Manages and supervises the Exhibition functions of the squadron. Manages equipment
upkeep/acquisition.
Organizes and trains exhibition teams, for performances as required. Responsible in
ensuring teams are prepared for competitions.
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Establish and maintain close ties with school organizations, community agencies, and
other JROTC units. Maintain point of contact, telephone, and email list of various
events/community relation personnel who require drill participation. Coordinates
transportation/agenda for all out of town events.
Maintains squadron exhibition files to include chronological list of events and
participants.
Provides names of cadets who have met requirements and earned the exhibition team pin
and cord to appropriate agencies.
Manages the cadet Exhibition Pin program. Publishes requirements of this program at the
beginning of the academic year.
Keep the flights constantly informed on the current schedule of events.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP.
COLOR GUARD OIC
Cadet Rank: Captain
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Director of Operations.
Supervises the Color Guard NCOIC. Maintains contact with Color Guard specialist(s).
Subject matter expert in planning and executing Color Guard events/competitions.
Manages and supervises the Color Guard function of the corps. Ensures Color Guard
events are posted NO LATER THAN three weeks prior to the event, when possible.
Ensures trained Color Guard personnel are scheduled NO LATER THAN two weeks
prior to the event.
Recruits, organizes and trains all Color Guard team members.
Keeps flights constantly informed about Color Guard event/activities.
Establish and maintain close ties with school organizations, community agencies and
other JROTC units. Maintain point of contact, telephone and email list of various
events/community relation personnel who require drill participation. Coordinates
transportation/agenda for all out of town events.
Manages the Color Guard uniform program (i.e. stripped pants, gloves, etc.). Publishes
regulations and requirements of this program at the beginning of the academic year.
Provides names of cadets who have met requirements and earned the Color Guard ribbon
& gear to appropriate agencies.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
FITNESS PROGRAM OIC
Cadet Rank: First Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Director of Operations.
Subject matter expert in planning and executing health and wellness program events.
Maintains corps health and wellness files to capture cadet physical fitness baseline,
improve fitness level, and participation frequency.
Provide statistical data to public affairs in order to promote health and wellness program.
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Follow guidelines for distribution of PT gear. Provide equipment list to Logistics OIC
and ensure CIMS cadet and equipment information is current.
Keeps flights constantly informed of health and wellness activities to include
improvement data and participation.
Administer and record the results of the annual health and wellness.
Provides names of cadets who have met requirements and earned the Physical Fitness
ribbon & gear (if applicable) to appropriate agencies.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
FLIGHT COMMANDERS
Cadet Rank: Second Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Operations Director.
Serve as a motivating mentor and leader to their assigned cadets in assisting them
meeting their program goals.
Responsible for the appearance, military discipline and conduct of their flight.
Ensure all corps training requirements are completed within the flight.
Report flight attendance to JROTC faculty.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP.
FLIGHT SERGEANTS
Cadet Rank: Cadet Staff Sergeant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to their respective Flight Commander.
Serve as a motivating mentor and leader to their assigned cadets in assisting them
meeting their program goals.
Assists the Flight Commander in ensuring the appearance, military discipline and conduct
of their flight.
Assists the Flight Commander in ensuring all corps training requirements are completed
within the flight.
Assists the Flight Commander in reporting flight attendance to JROTC faculty.
MISSION SUPPORT DIRECTOR
Cadet Rank: Major
Responsibilities include:
Directly responsible to the Cadet Commander and Vice-Commander. Member of the
senior staff.
Command oversight of Support Division to include supervisory role with Mission
Support Superintendent, Academic, Data Systems, Logistics, Personnel and Finance
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officers. Promotes understanding within the cadet corps of each section's role in
supporting the overall corps mission objectives.
Directs, manages and supervises the Support functions of the corps. Reports to the
command staff all shortfalls in personnel/resources required to execute function no later
than two weeks prior to the event.
Ensures all support reports and databases are updated.
Provides weekly update of each function to the senior cadet staff.
Responsible for the overall corps support function to include updated standard operation
procedures to be followed for each section.
Performs other duties as requested by the Squadron or Deputy Commander.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
ACADEMIC OIC
Cadet Rank: First Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Mission Support Director.
Responsible for creation and development of the corps' academic program to include:
o Creation and execution of an extracurricular academic study groups. These are
voluntary groups across all subject areas (i.e. chemistry, English, math, etc.)
o Maintain a roster of cadets willing to assist other cadets in specific subject areas
o Coordination with JROTC faculty in publishing and managing the college credit
program
Coordinate with Academic NCO for High School and Middle School.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
FINANCE OIC
Cadet Rank: Second Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Mission Support Director. Oversight of the corps’ finances. Maintain
financial records to include research of prices, receipts and deposits.
Solicit financial requests from each section and prioritize with input from the command
staff
Serves as financial liaison to the Squires Booster Club
Research fund raising opportunities and execute approved fund raising functions. Solicit
manpower as needed.
Submits monthly financial reports to the Cadet Commander
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
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LOGISTICS OIC
Cadet Rank: Captain
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Mission Support Director. Supervises the corps’ Logistics program.
Coordinate and assist the JROTC faculty with the distribution and turn-in of all
accountable property (i.e. AFJROTC uniforms, equipment items to include drill/color
guard equipment, textbooks, library materials and supplies, etc).
Coordinate and assist the JROTC faculty in the inventory of accountable property to
include:
o Maintaining accurate records of all property (CIMS program).
o Ensuring compliance with AFJROTC Manual 67-2.
o Ensure required documentation is attained prior to issuance of uniforms, rank,
ribbons, medals
o Coordinate with the Personnel OIC to ensure personnel records are updated with
equipment issuance.
o Notification to JROTC faculty on equipment shortfalls. Provide list of shortfall
items to JROTC faculty at the end of each marking period.
Provide guidance to the corps on proper supply discipline. Maintain a neat, clean and
functional supply room; insuring only authorized personnel have access to the supply
room.
Attend the staff meetings every other week.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
PERSONNEL OIC
Cadet Rank: Second Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Mission Support Director. Oversight of the personnel management
program.
Chairs the bi-annual cadet promotion board (held at conclusion of fall and spring
semesters)
Responsible for the creation, maintenance and disposition of all cadet personnel records.
Oversight in the creation and publication of corps' administrative polices and directives
Publish special orders encompassing:
o Cadet rank and awards
o Informational Data from Support Directorate OICs (as required)
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
DATA SYSTEMS OIC
Cadet Rank: First Lieutenant
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Mission Support Director. Oversight of the corps’ data system
management.
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Assist JROTC faculty as directed in managing and maintaining corps computer systems
and programs.
Subject matter expert in data management assisting entire cadet corps and staff in
creation and management of data files.
Maintains and publishes a cadet contact information file.
Coordinate and execute presentation slides for corps events with appropriate staff and
JROTC faculty (i.e. Commander's Call, Military Ball, etc.).
Development and maintenance of the corps' website. Content will be approved by the
Public Affairs OIC and JROTC faculty prior to placement on the website.
Attend the staff meetings every other week.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
COMMUNITY DIRECTOR (CD)
Cadet Rank: Major
Responsibilities include:
Directly responsible to the Cadet Commander and Vice-Commander. Member of
the senior staff.
Command oversight of Community Division to include supervisory role with
Public Affairs, Recruiting, and Special Projects sections. Promotes understanding within the
cadet corps of each section's role in supporting the overall corps mission objectives.
Directs, manages and supervises the Community functions of the corps and keeps
the Flights informed on the current schedules of cadet activities. Reports to the command
staff all shortfalls in personnel/resources required to execute function no later than two weeks
prior to the event.
Ensures all community activities reports and databases are updated.
Provides weekly update of each function to the senior cadet staff.
Responsible for the overall corps external publicity in coordination with the
Recruiting OICs. Ensures prior to information release to external media sources the cadet
commander and JROTC faculty has provided final approval.
Performs other duties as requested by the Squadron or Deputy Commander.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
PUBLIC AFFAIRS OIC
Cadet Rank: Captain
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Community Director. Supervises the corps’ Public Affairs program.
Command oversight of the 9th Grade Liason NCO to ensure JROTC awareness and
opportunities are released at the three middle schools. Posters must be changed monthly,
sporting events supported as requested, and after school JROTC extra-curricular events
are released and promoted at the three middle schools.
Responsible for overall cadet corps publicity. Work closely with other Support Division
offices (i.e. Special Projects, Color Guard, Drill, etc.) to ensure newsworthy information
is captured, formatted and presented for external release.
Update the corps school poster board (at both the High School and Middle Schools) and
website information
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Assign a photographer/videographer for every event to ensure every event is captured.
Maintains a cadet contact information file.
Establish and maintain close ties with school organizations, community agencies and
other JROTC units. Maintain point of contact, telephone and email list of various
project/community relation personnel.
Publishes the Squadron newsletter. Ensures distribution to all cadets and parents.
Maintain the unit history and other records reflecting the tradition, accomplishments, and
activities of the unit.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
RECRUITING OIC
Cadet Rank: Captain
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Community Director. Supervises the corps’ Recruiting program.
Coordinate closely with the Special Projects, and Public Affairs OICs to ensure
opportunities to recruit are maximized. Keep flights informed of recruiting activities.
In coordination with JROTC faculty design and execute an annual recruiting plan for
increasing cadet corps enrollment.
Develop & update recruiting literature and presentations for prospective cadets and their
parents.
Select and train recruiting cadets on the program and their respective roles during a
recruiting event.
Forward list of recruiting events, to Public Affairs OIC to capture recruiting activities and
accomplishments.
Maintains corps recruiting database and files.
Provides names of cadets who have met requirements and earned the recruiting ribbon &
gear (if applicable) to appropriate agencies.
Attend the staff meeting every other week.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
SPECIAL PROJECTS OIC
Cadet Rank: Captain
Responsibilities include:
Responsible to the Community Director. Supervises the corps’ Special Projects program.
Responsible for designing an annual Special Projects plan to maximize community
involvement as well as increase cadet morale through involvement.
Identify, train and coordinate appointed event project officers:
o Develop and ensure execution of project timeline
o Develop and maintain event continuity folder to include maintain points of
contact, telephone and email list of personnel involved in project, external agency
coordination efforts and lessons learned. See Annex 1 for Special Project
checklist.
Ensures Special Project program files and databases are current.
Keeps flights constantly informed of Special Projects activities/timeline.
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Attend the staff meetings every other week.
Set goals for 1MP, 2MP, and 3MP
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Chapter 6
Cadet Corps Promotions and Awards Program
Promotions Program and Policies
Philosophy
All promotions and assignments are earned by conscientious and consistent work and
demonstrated effective leadership. The attainment of rank is not reward of performance, but in
recognition of the abilities of the cadet to perform at the higher rank. Promotions in the PA20062 AFJROTC Group are based a "whole person" concept with emphasis placed on:
Academic Performance:
o Overall academic performance in all NPHS classes
o Academic performance in JROTC
Organizational Leadership: How well do you function in positions of leadership? Do
you command respect? Do you give proper consideration to subordinates? How well do
you maintain your uniform? If not in an assigned leadership role, how do you contribute
to the success of your flight and the corps as a whole?
Co-Curricular Activities: To what degree do you carry interest and enthusiasm beyond
the classroom? Do you participate and demonstrate excellence in other cadet activities?
Responsibility: How do you accept job assignments and responsibility? Do you
volunteer for additional duties? Do you accept responsibility for the proper care of your
uniform? Are you always on time? Are you always prepared for class? Do you meet
your financial obligations in a timely manner?
Service: To what degree do you serve the cadet corps, school and community?
Permanent Rank and Temporary Rank
Within the JROTC program there are two types of ranks a cadet may hold, and in some cases,
both will be held at the same time.
Permanent Rank: This rank is permanently awarded based on satisfactory service in
AFJROTC. This rank is awarded following the cadet promotion board held towards the
conclusion of the fall and spring semesters. If a cadet is not filling a position with a
higher temporary rank, they will wear the insignia of their earned permanent rank. \
Temporary Rank: This rank is awarded based on the position to which you are
assigned. Since this rank is temporary, you may not carry it over from one year to the
next. Temporary ranks are assigned only when they are higher than the permanent rank.
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Promotion Cycles
Outside of spot promotions (which will be addressed in a later section), cadets are
eligible for promotion at the conclusion of the fall and spring semesters. At this time a promotion
board chaired by the SASI and managed by the Personnel OIC will review individual cadet
performance throughout the semester.
Promotion is not automatic, but must be earned. While promotion figures 5.1 and 5.2 outline
specific hard promotion criteria, the promotion board will weigh the cadet's entire record of
performance to include organizational leadership, co-curricular activities, responsibilities and
service when making a promotion recommendation. A promotion recommendation (yes or no)
will be provided from the board to the JROTC faculty for final approval.
If recommended by the promotion board and approved by the JROTC faculty, the cadet
will be awarded the new rank, and his/her personnel file will be updated accordingly. Once the
semester promotion list is released, a cadet may challenge the promotion board recommendation
by appealing to the JROTC faculty.
Cadet enlisted promotion cycle and criteria are outlined in figures 5.1 and 5.2:
 Enlisted Promotion: NPHS/MS semester cumulative GPA – 2.5 or above
JROTC semester GPA – 3.0 or above
Recommendation from their Home Office
Recommendation from their Flight Commander
 Officer Promotion: NPHS/MS semester cumulative GPA – 3.0 or above
JROTC semester GPA – 3.0 or above
Recommendation from their Home Office
Recommendation from their Flight Commander
Must attend Summer Leadership Camp
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Figure 5.1 Cadet Enlisted Promotion Cycles and Criteria
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* NOTE: SLS can be accomplished in the summer following the award of rank. If however the cadet does not
complete SLS, then the promotion is rescinded
Also note for Master Sergeant Promotion, the Group Commander recommendation is required.
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Officer Promotions
Cadets may be considered for promotion to cadet officer by each semester promotion board
following the conclusion of their first year. For a cadet to be considered for promotion to officer,
he/she must:
Achieve a NPHS semester GPA of 3.0, with no subject area below a "C" grade
Achieve a JROTC semester grade of 3.0
Once promoted to a cadet officer, the cadet promotion cycles is outlined in the figures below
Figure 5.2 Cadet Officer Promotion Cycles and Criteria
NOTE: The NPHS semester GPA requirement of 3.0 also includes no subject area below a "C"
grade
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* NOTE: SLS can be accomplished in the summer following the award of rank. If however the
cadet does not complete SLS, then the promotion is rescinded
NOTE: The NPHS semester GPA requirement of 3.0 also includes no subject area below a "C"
grade
NOTE: For promotion to Major, the Group Commander recommendation is required.
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Below the Zone Promotion Eligibility
Cadets may receive a "below the zone" promotion recommendation from the promotion board
once per academic year if they meet the following criteria:
NPHS (or Middle School) semester GPA of 3.0 with no subject area below a "C"
Completion of 3 JROTC faculty approved community activities within the semester (this
may include participation in a Color/Honor Guard activity)
If recommended and approved, a cadet receiving a below the zone promotion will jump one
promotion grade. For example, a cadet with the rank of airman receives a "below the zone"
promotion. The cadet's new rank will be Senior Airman, thereby promoting above (or skipping)
the Airman First Class rank.
The JROTC faculty may utilize their discretion for "below the zone" recipients.
Awards Program
The JROTC faculty will determine which cadets receive AFJROTC cadet awards and
AFJROTC sponsored awards. While there are various types of awards from national to local
unit level, all awards have one thing in common; to recognize the outstanding leadership,
performance or achievement of well deserving cadets. Award categories are broken down into
two sections; Corps and JROTC Awards
PA-20062 Corps Awards
1. "ACE" Program
Purpose: Recognizes cadets each semester who meets or exceed all of the following
four criteria:
o Earns a "B" or above in all courses.
o Be a good citizen in class, school, and the local community with no school
suspensions or history of derogatory information.
o Volunteer and perform at least five community service hours and attend at least
one AFJROTC activity
Cadets will receive depending on availability "Ace" awards such as Certificates of
Achievement, T-Shirts, Ball Caps, and other appropriate recognition.
The Cadet Personnel Officer will track cadets awarded an “Ace” award.
2. Academic Rope
At the conclusion of each semester, the JROTC faculty will reward the dark blue
military rope for academic excellence. In order to receive the academic excellence
award, the cadet must achieve a 3.0 GPA in all NPHS/Middle School classes (to
include JROTC academic classes).
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The academic rope will be worn with the uniform following the semester it was
awarded. Since the rope is awarded each semester, cadets will need to maintain their
overall GPA to continue to wear the rope.
3. JROTC Pin
At the conclusion of senior year, the JROTC faculty will reward the JROTC pin for
graduation to be worn on the left collar of your graduation gown. In order to receive
the JROTC pin, the cadet must participate in JROTC for a minimum of 3 years or
maintain a 2.5 GPA and accumulate a minimum of 25 hours each academic year.
JROTC Awards Order of Precedence.
I. Special Awards.
1. Gold Valor Award
2. Silver Valor Award
3. Cadet Humanitarian Award
4. Community Service with Excellence Award
II. National Awards.
Air Force Association Award
Daedalian Award
American Legion Scholastic Award
American Legion General Military Excellence Award
Daughters of the American Revolution Award
American Veterans Award
Reserve Officers Association Award
Military Order of World Wars Award
Military Officers Association Award (formerly “The Retired Officers Association
Award”)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Award
National Sojourners Award
Sons of the American Revolution Award
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award
Military Order of the Purple Heart Award
Air Force Sergeants Association Award
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award
Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet Award
Celebrate Freedom Foundation/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University JROTC Award
The Retired Enlisted Association Award
III. AFJROTC Awards.
Outstanding Cadet Ribbon
Leadership Ribbon
Achievement Ribbon
Superior Performance Ribbon
Aerospace and Technology Honors Camp Ribbon
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Top Performer Award
Academic Ribbon
Outstanding Flight Award
Leadership School Ribbon
Drill Competition Ribbon
Orienteering Competition Ribbon
Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon
Drill Team Ribbon
Color Guard Ribbon
Marksmanship Ribbon
Good Conduct Ribbon
Service Ribbon
Cadet Health and Wellness Program
Recruiting Ribbon
Activities Ribbon
Attendance Ribbon
Dress and Appearance Ribbon
Longevity Ribbon
AFJROTC cadets are authorized to wear ribbons earned while enrolled in United States
Army, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, or United States Coast Guard JROTC.
AFJROTC cadets will wear AFJROTC ribbons above and to the left of other service JROTC
ribbons or awards Group ribbons according to service with the order of precedence determined
by the regulations of each service. Other services’ ribbons are grouped by service in the
following order: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.
Badges or insignia from Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, or any other non-AFJROTC group
are not authorized on the AFJROTC uniform.
NOTE: For JROTC Awards, the JROTC faculty will be the sole determiner in submitting
eligible cadets for consideration. While the goal of PA-20062's award program is to
recognize outstanding cadet performance, the faculty will consider each award criteria and
specific cadet performance when considering award submission.
JROTC Award Descriptions and Criteria.
Gold Valor Award. Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate. The Gold Valor Award
recognizes the most outstanding voluntary acts of self-sacrifice and personal bravery by a cadet
involving conspicuous risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
Silver Valor Award. Awards consist of a medal, ribbon, and certificate. The Silver Valor Award
is awarded to a cadet for a voluntary act of heroism which does not meet the risk-of-life
requirements of the Gold Valor Award.
Cadet Humanitarian Award. Award consists of a ribbon and certificate. It is intended to
recognize cadets who provide aid in response to a singular extraordinary event such as a natural
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disaster or other catastrophe that has placed or has the potential to place a hardship on their
fellow citizens. This award is not to be used to recognize day-to-day service in the community.
Community Service with Excellence Award. Award consists of a ribbon and certificate. It is
intended to recognize those individual cadets who provide significant leadership in the planning,
organizing, directing, and executing of a major unit community service project that greatly
benefit the local community. This is not an award given to participants but to the key leader(s) of
the project.
Air Force Association (AFA) Award. This AFA-sponsored award consists of a medal and
ribbon and is presented annually at each unit to the outstanding second-year (in a 3-year
program) or third-year cadet (in a 4-year program).
The award recipient must possess/meet the following personal characteristics and eligibility
criteria:
• Positive attitude (toward AFJROTC and school).
• Outstanding personal appearance (uniform and grooming).
• Display personal attributes such as initiative, judgment, and self-confidence.
• Courteous demeanor (promptness, obedience, and respect for customs).
• Growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change).
• Possess the highest personal & ethical standards and strong positive convictions.
• Rank in the top 5% in their AS class.
• Rank in the top 10% of their academic class.
• Be recommended by the SASI for the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon.
Daedalian Award. The Order of Daedalians is a fraternity of commissioned pilots from all
military services. It is named after the legendary figure, Daedalus, and was organized by WWI
military pilots who sought to perpetuate the spirit of patriotism, love of country, and the high
ideals of self-sacrifice which place service to the nation above personal safety and position. This
award is offered to encourage the development of these traits in cadets and to interest them in a
military career.
This annual award recognizes one outstanding third-year cadet at each unit that meets the
following criteria:
• Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of patriotism, love of country, and service
to the nation.
• Indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career.
• Rank in the top 10% of their AS class.
• Rank in the top 20% of their school class.
American Legion Scholastic Award. This award consists of a bronze medal accompanied by a
ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a scholastic scroll.
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This award is presented annually to one second- or third-year cadet (in a 3-year program) or a
third- or fourth-year cadet (in a 4-year program) based on the cadet’s overall scholastic
achievements. Each cadet must:
• Rank in the top 10% of the high school class.
• Rank in the top 25% of their AS class.
• Demonstrate leadership qualities.
• Actively participate in student activities
American Legion General Military Excellence Award. This award consists of a bronze medal
accompanied by a ribbon with a distinctive miniature attachment depicting a torch.
This award is presented annually to one second- or third-year cadet (in a 3-year program) or a
third- or fourth-year cadet (in a 4-year program) based on the cadet’s general military excellence.
Each cadet must:
• Rank in the top 25% of their AFJROTC class.
• Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and
citizenship.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Award. This award consists of a bronze medal
and ribbon.
This award is presented annually to one third-year (in a 3-year program) or fourth-year cadet (in
a 4-year program) that meets the following criteria:
• Rank in the top 25% of their AS class.
• Rank in the top 25% of their high school class.
• Demonstrate qualities of dependability and good character.
• Demonstrate adherence to military discipline.
• Possess leadership ability and a fundamental and patriotic understanding of the importance
of JROTC training.
American Veterans (AMVETS) Award. This award consists of a medal pendant and ribbon.
This award is presented annually to one qualified cadet that possesses individual characteristics
contributing to leadership such as:
• A positive attitude toward AFJROTC programs and service in the Air Force.
• Personal appearance (wearing of the uniform, posture, and grooming, but not physical
characteristics per se).
• Personal attributes (initiative, dependability, judgment, and self-confidence).
• Officer potential (capacity for responsibility, adaptability, and maintenance of high personal
standards).
• Obtained a grade of “A” (or the numerical equivalent) in their AS class.
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• Be in good scholastic standing in all classes at the time of selection and at the time of
presentation.
Reserve Officers Association (ROA) Award. This award consists of a bronze medal, ribbon,
and certificate.
This award is presented annually for military and academic achievement to an outstanding thirdyear cadet (fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program). The recipient must possess individual
characteristics contributing to leadership such as:
• Positive attitude toward the AS curriculum.
• Outstanding personal appearance (wear of the uniform, posture, and grooming).
• Attributes of initiative, judgment, and self-confidence.
• Courtesy (promptness, obedience, and respect).
• Growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change).
• Demonstrate the highest personal, ethical standards & strong positive convictions.
• Rank in the top 10% of their AS class.
Military Order of World Wars Award. This award consists of a bronze medal pendant,
certificate, and ribbon.
This award is presented annually to an outstanding cadet who has committed to continue the
aerospace science program the following school year. Selection is based on outstanding
accomplishments or service to the AFJROTC unit.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Award. This award, formerly known as
The Retired Officers Association Award, consists of a medal pendant with ribbon.
This award is presented annually to an outstanding second-year cadet (third-year cadet in a 4year program) who shows exceptional potential for military leadership. Each cadet must:
• Be a member of the junior class.
• Be in good academic standing.
• Be of high moral character.
• Show a high order of loyalty to the unit, school, and country.
• Show exceptional potential for military leadership.
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Award. This award consists of a medal pendant with ribbon.
This award presented annually to an outstanding second- or third-year cadet in a 3-year program
(third- or fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program) who is actively engaged in the AFJROTC
program and who possesses individual characteristics contributing to leadership. Each cadet
must:
• Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC.
• Have outstanding military bearing and conduct.
• Possess strong positive personal attributes (such as courtesy, dependability, punctuality,
respect, and cooperation).
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• Demonstrate patriotism (being a member of the color guard or drill team) and actively
promote Americanism.
• Demonstrate leadership potential.
• Attain a grade of “B” in AFJROTC with an overall average grade of “C” in all subjects for
the previous semester.
• Be active in student activities.
• Not have been previous recipients of this award.
National Sojourners Award. This award consists of a ribbon, medal pendant, and certificate.
This award is presented annually recognizing an outstanding first- or second-year cadet (second
or third-year cadet in a 4-year program) who contributed the most to encourage and demonstrate
Americanism within the corps of cadets and on campus. Each cadet must:
• Be in the top 25% of their academic class.
• Encourage and demonstrate ideals of Americanism.
• Demonstrate potential for outstanding leadership.
• Not have previously received the award.
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) Award. This award consists of a bronze medal with
ribbon.
This award recognizes an outstanding second-year cadet in a 3-year program or third-year cadet
in a 4-year program who is enrolled in the AFJROTC program. The recipient must exhibit a high
degree of leadership, military bearing, and all-around excellence in AS studies and not have
previously received the award. Each cadet must:
• Be currently enrolled in the AFJROTC program.
• Be in the top 10% of their AFJROTC class.
• Be in the top 25% of their overall class.
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction Award. This award consists of a medal, ribbon, and
certificate.
This award annually recognizes an outstanding second-year cadet in a 3-year program or thirdyear cadet in a 4-year program. Each cadet must:
• Contribute the most to encourage Americanism by participation in extracurricular activities
or community projects.
• Demonstrate academic excellence by being in the top 25% of class.
• Demonstrate the qualities of dependability, good character, self-discipline, good citizenship
and patriotism.
• Not have been a previous recipient of this award.
Military Order of the Purple Heart Award. This award consists of a medal pendant with a
ribbon.
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This award annually recognizes an outstanding second- or third-year cadet (third- or fourth-year
cadet in a 4-year program) who is enrolled in the AFJROTC program and demonstrates
leadership ability. Each cadet must:
• Have a positive attitude toward AFJROTC and country.
• Hold a leadership position in the cadet corps.
• Be active in school and community affairs.
• Attain a grade of “B” or better in all subjects for the previous semester.
• Not have been a previous recipient of this award.
Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Award. This annual award consists of a medal
pendant with a ribbon.
This award recognizes an outstanding second- or third-year cadet in a three-year program (thirdor fourth-year cadet in a 4-year program). The recipient must demonstrate outstanding qualities
in military leadership, discipline, character, and citizenship. Each cadet must:
• Be in the top 10% of the AFJROTC class.
• Demonstrate outstanding qualities in military leadership, discipline, character, and
citizenship.
• Not have been a previous recipient of this award.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) Award. This award consists of a medal
pendant with a ribbon.
This award recognizes one deserving cadet annually (may be first, second, third, or fourth year
cadet). The recipient must display a high degree of patriotism and have demonstrated a high
degree of academic excellence and leadership ability.
Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated (TAI) Air Force JROTC Cadet Award. This TAI sponsored
award consists of a ribbon and a certificate.
This award is presented annually to two cadets. Cadets may be first-year, second-year, or thirdyear cadets (in a 3- or 4-year program) and must meet the following criteria:
• Attain a grade of “B” or better in their AS class.
• Be in good academic standing.
• Actively participate in cadet corps activities.
• Participate in at least 50% of all unit service programs.
Celebrate Freedom Foundation/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University JROTC Award.
The CFF/ERAU JROTC Award consists of a certificate and ribbon and is presented annually to
the outstanding first or second-year (in a 3-year program or 4-year program) cadet.
The award recipient must possess/meet the following personal characteristics and eligibility
criteria:
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• Positive attitude (toward AFJROTC and school)
• Outstanding personal appearance (uniform and grooming)
• Display personal attributes such as initiative, judgment, and self-confidence
• Courteous demeanor (promptness, obedience, and respect for customs)
• Growth potential (capacity for responsibility, high productivity, adaptability to change)
• Possession of the highest personal and ethical standards and strong positive convictions
• Indicate the potential and desire to pursue a military career
• Rank in the top 5% in their AS class with a grade average of “A” or numerical equivalent
• Rank in the top 15% of their academic class
• Be recommended by the SASI for the Outstanding Cadet Ribbon
The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) Award. Awarded annually, at the SASI’s
discretion, for exceptional leadership to the most outstanding AFJROTC cadet while serving in
an Enlisted Rank. The selected enlisted cadet must have shown outstanding leadership
throughout the course of the school year.
AFJROTC Awards
Outstanding Cadet Ribbon. Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion to the outstanding firstyear, second-year, third-year, and fourth-year cadet. The recipient from each class must be of
high moral character, demonstrate positive personal attributes, display outstanding military
potential, and attain academic and military excellence.
Leadership Ribbon. Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding performance in a
position of leadership as an AFJROTC cadet in corps training activities. Limit this ribbon to 5
percent of the eligible group to ensure recognition of cadets who have consistently displayed
outstanding leadership ability above and beyond expected performance.
Achievement Ribbon. Awarded for a significant achievement as deemed appropriate by the
SASI. Limit this ribbon to 5 percent of the cadet corps. Individuals may not receive more than
one ribbon during a 1-year period.
Superior Performance Ribbon. Awarded annually at the SASI’s discretion for outstanding
achievement or meritorious service rendered specifically on behalf of AFJROTC. Present the
ribbon for a single or sustained performance of a superior nature. Limit this ribbon to 10 percent
of the cadet corps to ensure recognition of achievements and services which are clearly
outstanding and exceptional when compared to achievements and accomplishments of other
cadets.
Top Performer Award. The Cadet Top Performer Award is a Headquarters, AFJROTC award
presented to a maximum of 2% of the current unit cadet corps population. All currently enrolled
cadets may be considered. Specific consideration should be given to cadets not previously
recognized for superior performance. The award will recognize a cadet’s performance in the
following key areas:
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 Leadership and job performance: in primary duty and specifically in preparation for the
unit’s annual assessment.
 Leadership qualities: involvement and positions held in extracurricular activities.
 Academic performance: nominee must be in good academic standing in all high school
course work. Significant self-improvement.
 Community involvement. Other accomplishments.
Academic Ribbon. Awarded for academic excellence as signified by attaining an overall grade
point average of at least “B” for one academic term, in addition to an “A” average in AFJROTC.
Outstanding Flight Ribbon. Awarded each academic year to members of the outstanding flight
under criteria determined by the SASI.
Leadership School Ribbon. Awarded for completion of an approved leadership school program
of at least 5 days duration. Add a bronze oak leaf cluster for each additional leadership school
completed. Add a silver star for outstanding performance or leadership ability at a leadership
school. Limit the star to 10 percent of the class. Award a silver oak leaf cluster for CTO/CTI
service.
Drill Competition Ribbon. Awarded to drill team members for placing first through fifth place
in any event in an Air Force or Joint Service drill meet.
Orienteering Competition Ribbon. Awarded to team members for placing first, second or third
place in an orienteering meet.
Co-curricular Activities Leadership Ribbon. Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for leadership
in AFJROTC co-curricular activities (such as dining-in chairperson, military ball chairperson,
etc.). The recipient must have demonstrated exceptional leadership in achieving objectives
through the coordinated efforts of others. This award may be earned a maximum of four times.
An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each additional award.
Drill Team Ribbon. Awarded for distinguished participation in at least 75 percent of all drill
team events per academic year, or 10 drill team events in an academic year, whichever is lower.
An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership
beginning with the second year.
Color Guard Ribbon. Awarded 3MP for distinguished participation in at least 75 percent of all
color guard events per academic year, or 10 color guard events in an academic year, whichever is
lower. An oak leaf cluster should be added to this ribbon for each year of qualifying membership
beginning with the second year.
Marksmanship Ribbon. SASI will award the Marksmanship Ribbon to the cadets that
participate in a Marksmanship Program. AFJROTC Units will use the qualification system
developed by the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and taught to all JROTC instructors
who were certified by the JROTC Marksmanship Instructor Training Course (JMIC).
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Good Conduct Ribbon. Awarded to cadets with no suspensions of any kind, no adverse reports
from other staff or faculty in an academic term, if approved by the SASI.
Service Ribbon. Awarded at the SASI’s discretion for distinctive performance in school,
community, or AFJROTC service projects. Limit to members whose active participation in a
service project contributed significantly to the goals of the organization. Participation in Drill
Teams, Saber Team or Color Guard does not qualify for the service ribbon.
Cadet Health and Wellness Program Awarded by the SASI for participation in the Presidential
Physical Fitness Program. All cadets who participate in the Presidential Physical
Fitness Program will receive the Physical Fitness Ribbon. The Bronze Star device will be
awarded and worn on the ribbon to any cadet scoring in the 75-84 percentiles in the Presidential
Physical Fitness Program. If a cadet earns a percentile score of 85-95 they will wear a Silver
Star. If they receive a 96-100 percent they will wear the Gold Star on the ribbon. The percentiles
are computed automatically under Presidential Physical Fitness Program Assessment in Cyber
Campus.
Recruiting Ribbon. Awarded for outstanding effort leading to the recruitment of a new cadet.
Activities Ribbon. Awarded for participation in co-curricular activities other than Drill, Color
Guard, and Saber teams. These include, but are not limited to orienteering teams, model rocketry
clubs, AFJROTC academic teams, and AFJROTC sports teams.
Attendance Ribbon. Awarded to cadets with no more than 4 excused absences and no
unexcused absences in an academic term (may also be applied to class tardiness at the SASI’s
discretion).
Dress and Appearance Ribbon. Awarded for wearing uniform on all designated uniform days
and conforming to all AFJROTC dress and appearance standards.
Longevity Ribbon. Awarded for completion of each AS year.
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Chapter 7
Team Criteria
Color Guard Criteria
Skill Level 1
Skill Level 2
New Cadets
Qualified
Skill Level 3
Awarded Recognition
Badge
Rifle Proficiency
IAW FM 3-21.5;
5-2 to 5-5 & 5-7
IAW AFMAN 362203 able to execute
3.1-3.17 and 4.34.16.
Proficient in Both
Rifle and Flag Skill
Level 2
Add:
Rifle Proficiency
IAW FM 3-21.5;
5-1-5-8
Ceremony
Movements:
Sling arms,
Flag Proficiency
IAW FM 3-21.5;
H1-H7
Ceremony Proficiency
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

P.O.A.
Parade Rest
Carry colors
Present Colors
Order Colors
Wheels
Colors reverse
Skill Level 4
Competitors
Proficient in Level 3
Able to compete and
teach
Uncasing Colors (15-6)
N/A
Gloves & Beret
Cord, Ribbon, Striped
Pants
N/A
N/A
75% Practice
Attendance
(See Note 1)
85% Practice
Attendance and
Participate in 1 event
per Marking Period
(See Note 1)
90% Practice
Attendance and
Participate in 1 event
per Marking Period
(See Note 1)
Note 1: Unless excused by AFJROTC faculty
Note 2: The Color Guard OIC will determine based on standardized performance test the level
of each cadet. The Cord, Beret, Gloves, & Striped Pants will be returned, if the cadet fails to
maintain the level requirement.
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Unarmed Drill Team Criteria
Skill Level 1
Skill Level 2
Skill Level 3
New Cadets
IAW AFMAN 36-2203 able
to execute 3.1-3.17
and 4.3-4.16.
Qualified in all skill level 2
Competitors &
Teachers
N/A
N/A
Ribbon & Cord
N/A
90% attendance to practice
Compete in ALL Competitions
(See Note 1)
N/A
Note 1: Unless excused by AFJROTC faculty
Note 2: The Drill OIC will determine based on standardized performance test the level of each
cadet. The Cord will be returned, if the cadet fails to maintain the level requirement.
Armed Drill Team Criteria
Skill Level 1
New Cadets
IAW AFMAN 36-2203
able to execute
3.1-3.17 and 4.3-4.16.
Skill Level 2
Skill Level 3
IAW FM 3-21.5
5.1-5.9
Qualified in all skill level 2
Competitors &
Teachers
N/A
N/A
Ribbon & Cord
N/A
N/A
90% attendance to practice
(See Note 1)
Note 1: Unless excused by AFJROTC faculty
Note 2: The Drill OIC will determine based on standardized performance test the level of each
cadet. The Cord will be returned, if the cadet fails to maintain the level requirement.
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Exhibition Criteria
Skill Level 1
Skill Level 2
Skill Level 3
Skill Level 4
15 count manual
IAW FM 3-21.5
5.1-5.9
Single spins,
Double spins,
Figure 8’s, Wrist
breakers
Creativity, Adapting to new routines,
Execute exceptional moves,
Complete exhibition event Drill
Comp. Team & Teaching
N/A
N/A
Exhibition Pin
Cord
N/A
N/A
85% attendance
to practice
(See Note 1)
90% attendance to practice
(See Note 1)
New Cadets
IAW AFMAN
36-2203 able to
execute
3.1-3.17 and
4.3-4.16.
Note 1: Unless excused by AFJROTC faculty
Note 2: The Exhibition OIC will determine based on standardized performance test the level of
each cadet. The Cord and Pin will be returned, if the cadet fails to maintain the level
requirement.
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Chapter 8
Bell Schedule
North Penn High School Bell Plan for 2013-2014
Mon., Tues., Fri.
Wed., Thurs.
1 7:21 - 8:16 (55)
1 7:21 - 8:10 (49)
2 8:20 - 9:08 (48)
2 8:14 - 8:58 (44)
3 9:12 - 10:00 (48)
3 9:02 - 9:46 (44)
4 10:04 - 10:50 (46)
4 9:50 - 10:31 (41)
5 10:54 - 11:40 (46)
5 10:35 - 11:16 (41)
6 11:44 - 12:30 (46)
6 11:20 - 12:01 (41)
7 12:34 - 1:20 (46)
7 12:05 - 12:46 (41)
8 1:24 - 2:12 (48)
8 12:50 - 1:30 (40)
9 1:34 - 2:12 (38)
X Period:
2:16 – 2:46 (30) Mon, Wed, Thurs only
Every school day begins at 7:21 am with all students going directly to first period. Student dismissal is 2:12 pm
every day. On Wednesday and Thursday, periods 1-8 will be shortened to create time for period nine at the end of
the day. Every Wednesday and Thursday of each week, the school day will have Period 9 built into the schedule;
Period 9 will run from 1:34 pm – 2:12 pm. Period 9 will provide an opportunity for students to make-up tests,
obtain extra help, and complete homework assignments all within the school day. Students will be able to work with
their teachers, complete research in the IMC, and collaborate with peers on class projects.
Period 9 is considered a class and will have the same policies and procedures as a class in terms of attendance and
behaviors. Using the hall pass system, students will be permitted to work with their teachers in varying locations.
Four minutes before the end of the day (on Wednesdays and Thursdays), all students will be required to return to
their Period 9 location.
Late busses will continue to run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. X-period will continue to be available for
all students on those days.
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