It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Guyer High School’s Air Force Junior ROTC Program. Your commitment to the program will be exemplified throughout this school year as your instructors promote the goals of Guyer High School and the United States Air Force.
“Building Better Citizens for America” is the mission of our JROTC Program. To this end, through our aerospace curriculum and community service projects, your instructors will integrate such character traits as integrity, teamwork, responsibility, ethics, self-discipline, and respect.
These traits will serve you well as you move through your years as a Guyer Wildcat. Congratulations on having the courage to choose a program with such high standards¡KI will expect great things from you! I firmly believe that significant involvement in our AFJROTC program provides you with the tools to be a true citizen leader.
Best of luck this year!
Department of Aerospace and Leadership
Guyer High School
7501 Teasley Lane
Denton Texas 76210
The Texas 20056 (TX-20056) Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) Unit was established at Guyer High School in the summer of 2005 by agreement between the Denton Independent School District and the United States Air Force.
The AFJROTC curriculum consists of aerospace related academic instruction and leadership training. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor and the Aerospace Science Instructor are both retired Air Force personnel with over fifty years of combined Air Force experience. Additionally, we have extensive backgrounds in professional education and Air Force testing.
Your cadet unit is managed and operated by cadet commissioned and non-commissioned officers. By leading and managing the cadet organization, cadets learn leadership and management skills. A person cannot grow and develop leadership skills without making mistakes. We expect cadets to learn from their mistakes; other cadets learn through observation of their peers’ varying leadership styles and actions.
This Cadet Guide contains policy guidance, requirements, and rules of conduct for AFJROTC cadets at Guyer High School. Every cadet is required to study this guide and will be held responsible for its contents on examinations. Remember, it is only a guide and not a substitute for initiative, common sense, and good judgment.
Congratulations to each of you on your decision to enroll in the AFJROTC program. We wish you success and personal satisfaction as members of Guyer High School’s TX-20056 AFJROTC Cadet Unit.
J. Blake Fentress
The purpose of this Cadet Guide is to inform you of your personal responsibilities and obligations as a member of TX-20056. You will be expected to know and comply with the policies and procedures as outlined in this guide. You should read, become thoroughly familiar with, and refer often to the information in this guide.
You are expected to keep yourself informed and to comply with all published unit orders and directions. Ignorance of directives is not an acceptable excuse for failure to comply with their provisions. When you encounter situations not specifically covered by this guide or supplemental directions/instructions, you will be expected to use good judgment and common sense. If you are in doubt about the meaning of the directive or order, you should request clarification from your AFJROTC cadet leaders. Further questions concerning AFJROTC academics or leadership training requirements may be referred to the appropriate Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI).
It will be your responsibility to keep this guide current and to make all changes that may be published. The overall success of the Guyer High School Cadet Corps this year will depend on how well each individual accepts personal responsibilities and performs their assigned duties. The Cadet Corps is dedicated to maintaining the high standards of excellence we have established at Guyer High. Your individual efforts, attitude, and dedication will determine how successful we are in achieving our goals.
CADET HAZING POLICY
Hazing, embarrassing or any activity that degrades JROTC cadets is NOT in accordance with AFJROTC POLICY. Hazing of a cadet in any manner will not be condoned at Guyer High School. In addition, a punitive demerit system requiring cadets to work off demerits will NOT be used to enforce cadet discipline. Cadets violating regulations, uniform wear policies, or any other directive, will not be publicly reprimanded by higher-ranking cadets, in front of other cadets, or any other students.
The AFJROTC instructors will be notified of violators of this policy and they will take appropriate action.
Cadet organizations will NOT require or allow initiation activities that include hazing or other activities that are degrading or embarrassing to the Cadet Corps. The AFJROTC instructors will strictly enforce the hazing policy.
CODE OF HONOR
“We will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.”
1. A Cadet Does Not Lie: Making partially true statements which omit information causing another to believe something other than the truth is the same as telling a lie.
2. A Cadet Does Not Cheat: Giving unauthorized assistance either outside or inside the classroom is the same as cheating.
3. A Cadet Does Not Steal: Unlawfully receiving another’s property is the same as stealing.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
AFJROTC Cadet Creed
I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.
I am connected and faithful to every Corps of Cadets who served their community and nation with patriotism.
I earn respect when I uphold the Core Values of Integrity First, Service Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.
I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, school, Corps of Cadets, community, and to myself.
My character defines me. I will not lie, cheat, or steal. I am accountable for my actions and deeds.
I will hold others accountable for their actions as well.
I will honor those I serve with, those who have gone before me, and those who will come after me.
I am a Patriot, a Leader, and a Wingman devoted to those I follow, serve, and lead
I am an Air Force Junior ROTC Cadet.
AIR FORCE SONG
Off we go into the wild blue yonder,
Climbing high into the sun;
Here they come zooming to meet our thunder,
At 'em boys, Give 'er the gun! (Give 'er the gun now!)
Down we dive, spouting our flame from under,
Off with one helluva roar!
We live in fame or go down in flame. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
Minds of men fashioned a crate of thunder,
Sent it high into the blue;
Hands of men blasted the world asunder;
How they lived God only knew! (God only knew then!)
Souls of men dreaming of skies to conquer
Gave us Groups, ever to soar!
With scouts before And bombers galore. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
Bridge: "A Toast to the Host"
Here's a toast to the host
Of those who love the vastness of the sky,
To a friend we send a message of his brother men who fly.
We drink to those who gave their all of old,
Then down we roar to score the rainbow's pot of gold.
A toast to the host of men we boast, the U.S. Air Force!
Off we go into the wild sky yonder,
Keep the Groups level and true;
If you'd live to be a grey-haired wonder
Keep the nose out of the blue! (Out of the blue, boy!)
Flying men, guarding the nation's border,
We'll be there, followed by more!
In echelon we carry on. Hey!
Nothing'll stop the U.S. Air Force!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTITLEPG1Mission and Objectives of the AFROTC Program62Admission, Transfer, and Disenrollment of Students73General Information94Conduct and Military Courtesy125Personal Appearance and Wear of the Uniform146Uniform Requirements247Clothing and Equipment Accounts258Saluting Rules279Courtesies of the Flag2810Co-Curricular Activities3011Promotion of Cadets3212Organization of the Texas-20056 Cadet Corps4013Job Descriptions4414Awards and Decorations5515Letter Jacket& Exceptional Cadet Recognition Policy5916Certificates of Training and Completion6017Unit Staff Meeting Procedures6118Flight Drill Sequence 6219Chain of Command7220Organizational Goals73Atch 1 TX-20056 Organizational Chart74Atch 2JROTC Badges75Atch 3JROTC Insignia76Atch 4Active Duty Insignia77Atch 5Male Headgear78Atch 6Female Headgear79Atch 7Airman Battle Uniform (ABU)80Atch 8Lightweight Blue Jacket81Atch 9Male Service Dress82Atch 10Female Service Dress83Atch 11Male Blue Shirt84Atch 12Female Blue Shirt85Atch 13How to Tie-a-Tie86Atch 14Sample ¨C Memorandum for Record87
MISSION AND OBJECTIVES OF THE AFJROTC PROGRAM
1. The AFJROTC mission is to “Develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.”
2. The Objectives of AFJROTC are to: educate and train high school cadets in citizenship, promote community service, instill responsibility, character, and self-discipline, and provide instruction in air and space fundamentals.
The AFJROTC program is grounded in the Air Force core values of integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. The curriculum emphasizes the Air Force heritage and traditions, the development of flight, applied flight sciences, military aerospace policies, and space exploration.
Curriculum opportunities include:
Life skills education
Field trips / training opportunities
3. Cadets who are actively involved in the JROTC program will develop confidence, self-discipline, self-reliance, and learn to work together as a team. In addition to the academic program that teaches leadership and life skills, aerospace history, and aerospace science, the cadets can also benefit from the following:
a. Leadership ¨C The corps of cadets and the JROTC program is an active, on-going leadership laboratory. Cadets have numerous opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills as they plan, organize, manage, lead and participate in community service projects, field trips, drill competitions, and other corps activities.
b. Credits ¨C JROTC is an elective credit. The first year of JROTC may count as a PE credit. Additional years of JROTC are state elective credits.
c. Certification of Training and Completion ¨C A Certificate of Training or Completion is awarded for the successful completion of one to four years of AFJROTC. These certificates can enable a cadet to enlist in any branch of the armed services at an advanced rank with increased pay and benefits as well as compete for scholarships or service academy appointments.
ADMISSION, TRANSFER AND DISENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS
1. To be eligible for and to participate in the AFJROTC TX-20056 program, a student must be:
a. Enrolled in a course of instruction at Guyer High School.
b. A citizen or national of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence.
c. Of good moral character.
d. Physically fit to participate in AFJROTC training. A cadet is considered physically fit if he or she is qualified for the Physical Education (PE) Program.
2. TRANSFER: Students who transfer from Army, Navy, or other JROTC units may receive full credit for training already received, with appropriate documentation from their previous unit. It is the student’s responsibility to forward all documentation to the aerospace science instructors.
3. DISENROLLMENT: A cadet may be disenrolled for any of the following reasons:
a. Failure to maintain acceptable course standards, i.e., haircuts, grooming, proper uniform wear, etc.
b. Ineptitude, indifference to training, disciplinary reasons, or reasons involving undesirable traits of character.
c. Failure to remain enrolled in school.
Failure to maintain a passing grade in AFJROTC course work.
e. Insubordination toward cadet leaders or Guyer High faculty or staff.
4. CADET RESPONSIBILITY: Each cadet will agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Aerospace Science Department and to accept responsibility for the proper care and maintenance of their uniform, textbooks, and any other AFJROTC equipment. Each cadet is also responsible for his or her debts. Failure to promptly pay cadet obligations may result in an incomplete for the course or dismissal from the Corps.
5. OFFICER/NCO RESPONSIBILITIES: The cadet OFFICER/NCO has special leadership responsibilities by virtue of their achievement in becoming a cadet officer or NCO. They are expected to set a positive example at all times in all actions. Among other general responsibilities to maintain rank/position, cadet officers and NCOs are expected to:
a. Take the initiative when leadership action on their part is needed to insure the unit mission is successfully accomplished.
b. Meet their financial obligations to the unit and the AFJROTC program promptly and completely.
c. Complete AFJROTC class and program assignments conscientiously.
d. Ensuring that resources under your control are effectively used.
e. Remaining alert to detecting adverse morale trends and initiating corrective action within your control, providing appropriate feedback to superiors
f. ensuring that other cadets are treated fairly and reporting violations to the instructors and cadet staff.
g. Always wear the uniform properly and at all designated times. Officers and NCOs who fail to wear their uniform at designated times, may lose their position, and be reduced in grade.
1. CADET BULLETIN BOARD: All cadets are required to read the unit bulletin board at least once each week. If your name appears on the bulletin board, you should place your initials beside it to indicate that you have read and understand the information that pertains to you. Cadet Officers and NCOs are expected to check the bulletin board every day they are scheduled for class.
2. PHYSICAL TRAINING: Emphasis will be placed on physical fitness throughout the school year. Each cadet will be tested at least twice each year to determine physical fitness, normally at the end of the semester. The results of this test will be a part of semester grades.
3. ORGANIZATION: The unit will be organized as one operational Group consistent with guidance contained in AFI 38-101.
4. CHAIN OF COMMAND: Within the corps of cadets, the chain of command is as follows:
a. Cadet Airmen report to their Element Leader, who report to the Flight Sergeant, who in-turn report to the Flight Commander.
b. The Deputy Group Commander will act on behalf of the Group Commander during the Group Commander’s absence.
c. See the chart on page 74 for the remainder of the chain of command.
5. TEXTBOOKS: The textbooks used in the AFJROTC program are furnished to the cadets without charge. All textbooks, hard back and paper back, are controlled items and must be safeguarded and accounted for. Cadets who damage or lose their books will be required to pay for them.
7. FLAG DETAIL: A flag detail will be assigned by the Color Guard Commander to ensure that the flags are raised at the beginning of the school year and lowered at the end of the school year. The appropriate Flight Commander is responsible for the flag detail in their flight. If the weather is inclement (bad), check with the SASI or ASI prior to raising or lowering the flags. Do not go out into threatening weather to lower or raise the flags.
8. AFJROTC ACADEMIC PROGRAM: The Air Force Junior ROTC program is divided into three graded parts. The first part is called Aerospace Science, and consists of classroom instruction of subjects pertaining to the Aerospace Science. Aerospace Science counts for 40 percent of the program. The second part is called Leadership Studies and it consists of drill, inspections, life skills instruction, and other corps training activities. It counts for another 40 percent of each semester grade. The remaining 20 percent comes from participation in the PT program and a PT test given at the end of each semester. This is a change from the historical AFJROTC grading standards and reflects the new emphasis the Air Force has placed on physical fitness at the Air Force Academy, college ROTC, and throughout all basic training phases.
9. COURSE LEVELS: A brief summary of the curriculum of each course level is listed below.
a. AEROSPACE SCIENCE I (AS I) covers the history of flight, the development of air power, and military aerospace policies. The Leadership portion of the course stresses fellowship and leadership fundamentals, customs and courtesies of the armed forces, drill and ceremonies, discipline, responsibility, and citizenship.
b. AEROSPACE SCIENCE II (AS II) is a general study of aeronautics and the principles of flight. Specific areas include the aerospace environment, human requirements of flight, principles of flight, basic meteorology, and navigation. The leadership portion covers communication skills, leadership theory, and individual/group behavior.
c. AEROSPACE SCIENCE III (AS III) studies our present military and aerospace systems and the social aspects of aerospace. In the Exploration of Space, the subject matter includes aircraft propulsion systems, rocketry, and space vehicles. The Leadership area refines management and communication techniques, and hones the cadet’s fellowship and leadership skills.
d. AEROSPACE SCIENCE IV (AS IV) covers career opportunities in civilian and military aerospace. We will tailor a program for each cadet designed to prepare him or her for post-secondary or advanced vocational education. The Leadership area gives special attention to leadership of cadet operations, activities, and special projects. * Corps management is the primary activity for “AS IV” cadets.
10. LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM:
a. Leadership as defined by the Air Force is the “art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.” The principles and techniques of this art can be taught academically, but of little value to a cadet without practical application. AFJROTC training provides each cadet the opportunity to develop their leadership potential through practice and experience in a military organization setting.
b. In the Leadership Program, cadets learn about the organization and functions of an Air Force unit by participating in certain activities that closely simulate a typical Air Force unit. The individual cadets, as they progress through the ranks, will obtain direct experience in dealing with people. They will learn to appreciate the need for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and coordination. They will observe among their own classmates the difference between good and bad leadership techniques, thereby acquiring experience in evaluating the performance of others, and developing the ability to understand why one cadet succeeds and another fails.
11. CLASS SCHEDULE:
a. Aerospace Science academics will normally be taught by the SASI.
b. Leadership Studies will normally be taught by the ASI.
12. GRADING: AFJROTC academics are divided into three parts: Aerospace Science is 40 percent of the grade, Leadership Education makes up 40 percent, and wellness makes up the remaining 20 percent. Cadets are required to wear their uniform on “uniform day”; failure to wear your uniform on “uniform day” or do a uniform make-up prior to the next uniform day will result in a zero in uniform wear for that week (unless excused by ASI staff for mitigating circumstances). Failure to wear the uniform 3 or more times in any nine weeks period will result in removal from AFJROTC.
CONDUCT AND MILITARY COURTESY
1. GENERAL: Cadets are expected to be courteous and to conduct themselves as proper young ladies and gentlemen at all times while observing correct military bearing. This will reflect credit upon themselves, their parents, TX-20056, Guyer High School, and the United States Air Force. Cadets will not use abusive, vulgar, obscene, or profane language. Cadets will not annoy or harass other cadets with insulting, inflammatory, insinuating, or defaming remarks or obscene gestures. Cadets will not indulge in horseplay such as hitting, slapping, sparring, or wrestling that frequently develops into undesirable behavior. Cadets will not indulge in other forms of physical contact such as “romantic” HUGGING, KISSING, HOLDING HANDS or EMBRACING (Public Display of Affection- “PDA”) within the confines of the AFJROTC area or ANYWHERE WHILE IN UNIFORM. Cadets will be expected to maintain high standards of conduct and behavior.
2. CLASSROOM PROCEDURES: Classroom instruction will begin with cadets sitting in their seats before the last bell. Tardiness will not be tolerated. The Flight Leader will step forward and face the class, call the flight to attention and lead the flight in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Flight Leader will then call for the Element Leaders to report. Element Leaders will report all absent cadets in their Element and the Flight Leader will report absentees to the SASI/ASI. “Room ATTENTION, Please join me in the pledges to the American and Texas flags. (Post called to face the flags) With the exception of element leaders seats at ease. First Element REPORT¡K” The SASI/ASI will take charge of the Flight after the Flight Leader’s report and direct “seats” or as required. At the end of the period the Flight Commander will call the Flight to attention and then dismiss the Flight. All cadets will remain attentive during class or may be directed to stand at attention at the rear of the classroom. Gum, candy, or drink (except water) will not be used/consumed during any AFJROTC classroom activity without specific permission of the SASI/ASI. No electronic devices such as cell phones, iPods, or MP3’s will be allowed to be used in the classroom during any activity without specific permission of the SASI/ASI.
3. MILITARY COURTESY DURING ALL FORMATIONS: The practice of saying “Yes Sir, Yes Ma’am or No Sir, No Ma’am” to the SASI/ASI will be observed at all times, and Cadet Officers of higher rank, during military formations. A cadet officer is addressed by cadets of lower rank by his/her last name (Example: Captain Smith) OR, a cadet officer may be addressed as “Sir” or “Ma’am”. NEVER address a cadet officer during formations by his/her first name. This is a long established military courtesy that will soon become a habit. All cadets will be addressed by their rank followed by their last name.
4. CALLING THE ROOM TO ATTENTION: When the United States Flag, School Staff Member, Civilian or Military Guest enters the classroom, the first cadet to see them will call the room to attention. Cadets will remain at attention until the command “At Ease”, “As you were”, etc. is given. The room does not need to be called to attention if a Guyer student enters the room to deliver a note, etc. but, it is better to err by calling the room to attention if you are not sure.
5. TELEPHONE PROCEDURES: TX-20056 cadets have access to a telephone in the corps area. The telephone will not be used by cadets for any activity without the specific permission of the SASI/ASI. Calls home to be picked up or to obtain JROTC related information is considered official use. Calls to a friend to talk about going to the mall or hanging out after school are not considered official use. The use of the corps phone is a privilege; don’t abuse the privilege. The office phone is the primary phone for SASI/ASI use. Answer the AFJROTC phone in the following manner: