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Chapter 1





1.1.  Authority:  The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Vitalization Act of 1964 tasks each military department to establish and maintain units of the Junior Reserve Officers’ Corps at public and private secondary institutions.  Such schools must provide a course of military instruction not less than 3 years in length as prescribed by the military department concerned. Schools are selected upon the basis of fair and equitable distribution throughout the nation.  Each Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) unit must maintain an enrollment of at least 100 physically fit students or 10 percent of the school enrollment, whichever is less, and are US citizens in the grade above 8PthP grade.  The law further authorizes the use of retired officers and noncommissioned officers as instructors.  


    1.  AFJROTC Mission:  To develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.


1.3.   AFJROTC Goals: To instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment in high school students.


1.4.   AFJROTC Objectives.  Cadets will develop:


1.4.1.  an appreciation of the basic elements and requirements for national security.


1.4.2.  respect for and an understanding of the need for constituted authority in a democratic society.


1.4.3.  patriotism and an understanding of their personal obligation to contribute to national security.


1.4.4.  habits of orderliness and precision.


1.4.5.  a high degree of personal honor, self-reliance, and leadership.


1.4.6.  a broad based knowledge of the aerospace age and fundamental aerospace doctrine.


1.4.7.  basic military skills.


1.4.8.  a knowledge of and appreciation for the traditions of the Air Force.


1.4.9.  an interest in completing high school and pursuing higher educational goals or skills.


      1. an understanding of the Air Force and military as a possible career path.


1.5. Instructor Staff. JROTC instructors are retired Air Force commissioned and noncommissioned officers (NCOs).  The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) is a commissioned officer and senior instructor. He or she manages and administers the AFJROTC program. PPPPPP The NCO is employed as an Aerospace Science Instructor (ASI) who reports directly to the SASI.  His or her major task is to teach leadership educationand p. Both are certified for their positions by the US Air Force and are members of the school faculty.





1.6.  Enrollment.  Cadets must be a full time student in good standing at Klein High School;   a US citizen or an alien applying for permanent residence; at least 14 years old;  of good moral character; and physically fit for training.



1.7.  Disenrollment.  With the concurrence of the Klein High School Principal,; the SASI can disenroll a cadet who does not:


1.7.1.  wear the uniform, three or more unexcused times in any grading period.


1.7.2.   pass an aerospace course.  Continued enrollment will be on a space available basis when approved by the SASI, with no certification of completion credit for military training for failed AFJROTC courses.


1.7.3.  maintain personal appearance and uniform standards after many attempts to correct the deficiencies by the SASI, ASI, or senior cadets.


1.7.4.  abide by Klein  High School student rules of behavior.  History of suspensions and any expulsion are reasons for disenrollment.


1.7.5.  enroll as a full time student at Klein  High School.


1.7.6.  follow classroom rules; maintains a positive attitude towards training; comply with classroom procedures; and maintain self-control.


1.7.7.  abide by the Cadet Code of Conduct, Honor Code, or Code of Ethics.






1.8.  Cadet Contract.  All cadets will complete annually or upon enrollment the cadet contract shown in

Figure 1.1, which will be filed in their Cadet Personnel Record.


1.9.  Cadet Code of Conduct, Honor Code, and Code of Ethics.   These codes are closely related and supplement each other.  They belong to the cadets and guide them as they strive to become productive citizens in a society with demanding and often conflicting standards and questionable role models.  Cadets should instill these values in themselves and their fellow cadets to the best of their ability at all times.


1.9.1.  Cadet Code of Conduct.  This code, a general guide for a cadet's conduct, is contained on the inside cover of this handbook.


      1. Cadet Honor Code. "A Cadet will not Lie, Cheat, or Steal nor Tolerate Among Them, Anyone who Does." These simple words are the basis for a code to live by that will last the remainder of a cadet's life. These are simple but tough rules to live by as reflected in the troubling and alarming number of students who freely admit they cheat in school. However, these words are specific and clear in their demands and are still relevant in our society.  A cadet should be HONEST in both words and deeds. A cadet should not make quibbling and evasive statements, should do their own work, and assist others in a sense of cooperation to meet corps' goals. Trustworthiness not just in battle but throughout life is not only noble but also necessary for the welfare and continued existence of our civilized society.  The code requires self-control and a conscious effort to not take the easy road to short term success, but to instead take the road that requires hard work for long term success.  


Eventually, living by the code will become an ingrained habit and a part of the cadet's total lifestyle. The Honor Code stresses that lying, cheating, or stealing is not tolerated and that HONOR is a noble, moral standard that is the essence of not only the Corps but of our civilized society.


1.9.3.  Code of Ethics.  Cadets will:  love and hold in high regard their God and Country.  respect their parents, school officials and staff, teachers, and community leaders.  refrain from any act or derogatory word(s) that would discredit themselves, family, school, or Corps.  Vulgar conduct and language is not socially acceptable and hinders communication.  dedicate themselves to succeed in academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, and work.  perform all assigned duties and timely meet all obligations.  maintain self-respect, self-control, and good behavior.  be honest and understand that honorable failure is better than success through unfair means.  be proud of their uniform and commitment to AFJROTC, which sets them apart from others.  be an exemplary role model with high standards of conduct.  respect other cadets and follow the directions of senior cadet officers.  place the good of the Corps ahead of personal gain.




1.10.  Organization.  The AFJROTC TX-20005  Cadet Corps is organized as a Cadet Group as shown in Figure 1.2.


1.11.  Job Descriptions.  Job descriptions for cadet corps staff positions are contained in Figure 1.3.  Like in the military or private sector, job responsibilities and duties will increase with promotion.  Cadets earn their job assignments and are entrusted to carry out their job duties, to include supervisory responsibilities, to the best of their ability.


1.12.  Unit Manning Document.  The Unit Manning Document is contained in Figure 1.4.


1.13.  Chain of Command.  Each cadet will know the chain of command and the names of the people assigned to the positions contained in Figure 1.5.  The Chain of Command defines lines of authority and communication. Cadets should use the chain for cadet business such as questions on uniforms, customs and courtesies, drill, cadet evaluations and promotions, cadet awards, extracurricular activities, and class rules and procedures.   A PERSONAL MATTER, INAPPROPRIATE CONDUCT BY ANY CADET, OR QUESTIONS ON ACADEMICS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY AND IMMEDIATELY TO ONE OF THE AFJROTC INSTRUCTORS.


1.14.  Corps Motto.  The corps motto reflects the cadets' commitment to AFJROTC.  The motto will appear on stationery and other cadet clothing, awards, and symbols. The AFJROTC TX-20005  motto is "Second To None ".

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Figure 1.1.  Cadet Contract.




I, ___________________________, Student ID#:  ________________ voluntarily enroll in the Klein  High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program and I will:


Wear the UNIFORM issued to me a minimum of once a week (Thursday, unless otherwise

                           directed by the ASI). This is MANDATORY and a MAJOR GRADE for each grading period.


Uniforms issued must be maintained by each cadet. Cadets are responsible to keep their uniforms CLEAN AND IN GOOD REPAIR throughout the school year.


Maintain my hair and personal appearance within published standards of Air Force Instruction 36-2903 and the Klein Student Handbook, while wearing the uniform and participating in  ALL

AFJROTC activities.


Abide by Klein High School student rules of behavior and refrain from behavior that may  discredit the school or the Corps.


Attend classes unless excused in accordance with school policy.


Attend the Awards Banquet and Annual Military Ball.  Excused absences MUST BE

APPROVED IN ADVANCE by the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor. Attendance at these

two major events count as two major grades each. Unexcused absences will result in two zeros



Accept monetary responsibility for the issued uniform, books, and equipment.


Maintain published AFJROTC academic standards.


Pay an annual fee of $508.00 7to cover expenses such as insurance for student activities, unit

T-shirt, final uniform cleaning at the end of the course, etc. The fee must be paid by

1 November unless a payment plan has been approved by the SASI.


Turn in government issued uniforms as directed by the ASI.


I understand failure to abide by this agreement may result in probation, demotion, and removal from cadet jobs, not being allowed to participate in AFJROTC field trips and extracurricular activities, no military training credit, and disenrollment from AFJROTC.


___________________________________ CADET SIGNATURE/DATE


I have discussed the above with my son/daughter.  I assume financial responsibility for the cost of issued uniforms and books which are government property, if my son/daughter damages them beyond fair wear and tear, does not turn them in, and/or does not turn in the uniforms in the proper condition.  I understand the school will place a “report card hold” until all uniform and textbook records are cleared. I also understand that participation in the AFJROTC Program does not commit or obligate my son/daughter to military service.


____________________________________ PARENT SIGNATURE/DATE



Figure 1.2.  Cadet Organizational Chart


Figure 1.3.  Job Descriptions.


Cadet Group Commander:


(1)  Reports to the SASI.

(2)  Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

(3)  Advises the SASI/ASI on corps’ operational policies and procedures.

(4)  Develops a cadet operations and activities calendar.

(5)  Chairs the Cadet Action Board.

(6)  Recommends cadets for jobs, awards, and promotions.

(7)  Manages the cadet corps’ senior staff.

(8)  Publicizes cadet activities and accomplishments.

(9)  Administers the cadet evaluation and promotion system.

(10)  Attends all cadet extracurricular activities for first hand knowledge of their major accomplishments.

  1. Ensures all cadets have an opportunity to develop their leadership qualities.

  2. Submits a unit activity financial plan to the SASI for his review and approval.


Cadet Group Deputy Commander:


  1. Reports to the Cadet Group/CC.

(2)  Commands the group and accomplishes commander responsibilities during the incumbent’s absence.

(3)  Supervises public affairs and protocol.

(4)  Serves as primary project officer for the cadet handbook.

(5)  Assists group commander as directed.

(6)  Coordinates with squadron and flight commanders on cadet operations.

  1. Serves on the Cadet Action Board.

  2. Attends all Group Staff meetings.


Cadet Command Chief Master Sergeant:


  1. Reports to the Cadet Group/CC.

  2. Conducts periodic NCO staff meetings for inputs to the commander.

             (3) Attends group staff meetings and prepares meeting room.

(4)   Supervises and trains group and flight guides.

(5)   Serves on the Cadet Action Board.

(6)   Ensures all flight sergeants carry out their responsibilities.


Cadet Public Affairs Chief:


(1)  Reports to the Cadet Deputy Group/CC.

(2)  Supervises cadets under his/her responsibility.

(3)  Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

(4)  Writes and publishes a periodic cadet newsletter.

(5)  Maintains group history.

(6)  Maintains group scrapbooks.

(7)  Maintains group bulletin boards.

(8)  Publicizes timely newsworthy items about cadets in corps and school publications; and in the local   

      community news media.

(9)  Ensures activity continuity files are completed for all events, which are filed in permanent files for

future reference.

(10) Reviews and recommends approval of the unit recruiting plan.

(11) Supervises the Cadet Awareness Presentation Team.

(12) Attends Cadet Action Board meetings (not as a member).

(13) Attends all Group Staff meetings.

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Cadet Operations Squadron Commander:


(1)  Reports to the Cadet Group/CC.

  1. Supervises the Drill, Color Guard, and flight commanders.

(3)  Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

(4)  Plans and coordinates extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

(5)  Plans corps activities and supervise formal ceremonies such as reveille and retreats.

(6)  Commands group in the absence of the group and deputy group commanders.  

  1. Establishes a cadet training program.   

  2. Serves on the Cadet Action Board.

  3. Attends all Group Staff meetings.


Cadet Flight Commander:


  1. Reports to the Operations Squadron/CC.

  2. Commands flight in classroom and in formal formations.

(3)   Supervises cadets and writes evaluations on their performance, conduct, and leadership potential.    

(4)   Trains the flight on drill and ceremony.

(5)   Reports attendance.

(6)   Ensures compliance with classroom rules and procedures.

(7)   Enforces cadet conduct and discipline during class and formal formations.

(8)   Recommends improvements to flight conduct and operations to C/Operations Squadron Commander.

(9)   Inspects as directed flight members during uniform and personal appearance inspections.


Cadet Flight Sergeant:


(1)  Reports to the Flight/CC.

(2)  Assumes command of the flight in the absence of the flight commander.

(3)  Assists flight commander with flight conduct and discipline.

(4)  Trains element leaders and flight guide on proper drill and ceremony etiquette.

(5)  Assists flight commander in teaching drill and ceremony etiquette.

(6)  Assists SASI, ASI, and/or flight commander during inspection.


Cadet Element Leader:


(1)  Reports to the Flight/CC.

(2)  Assumes duties of flight sergeant during the incumbent’s absence.

(3)  Supervises and trains element members on drill.

(4)  Reports roll.

(5)  Maintains cleanliness of area occupied by element in class.


Cadet Flight Guidon Bearer:


(1)  Reports to the Flight/CC.

(2)  Accomplishes duties of guidon bearer described in drill and ceremonies manual.

(3)  Retrieves, posts, and retires flight guidon as directed in class and during formations.

(4)  Leads the direction of march for the flight.


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Cadet Drill (Armed and Unarmed) and Color Guard Commanders:


(1)  Report to the Operations Squadron/CC.

(2)  Write operations plans covering membership and operations policies/procedures.

(3)  Organize and train team members for competitions and special functions.

(4)  Publicize team activities in corps, school, and community publications/news media.


Cadet Support Squadron Commander:


  1. Reports to the Cadet Group/CC.

  2. Supervises Services, Logistics, and Mission Support Flights.

  3. Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

  4. Provides support toward planning and implementing corps’ activities.

  5. Ensures that personnel policies and training goals are accomplished.

  6. Ensures that cadet orders and operational plans are prepared.

  7. Ensures that supply procedures are published.

  8. Serves on the Cadet Action Board.

  9. Ensures proper maintenance of administration and personnel files.

  10. Help administer the cadet promotion system.

  11. Attends all Group Staff meetings.


Cadet Services Flight Chief:


(1)  Reports to the Cadet Support Squadron/CC.

(2)  Supervises the Physical Fitness Program and Special Projects.

(3)  Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

(4)  Plans and implements the corps’ formal and informal activities.

(5)  Develops community services objectives or goals.

(6)  Publicizes and obtains cadet volunteers for community service events.

(7)  Supports corps’ fund raising activities.

(8)  Ensures after-action reports and continuity folders are accomplished.

(9)  Establishes morale and esprit de corps enhancement objectives.

(10) Serves on the Cadet Action Board and attends all Group Staff meetings.

(11)Develops a master unit calendar of activities (i.e., drill meets, field trips, annual inspection, orientation visits to area schools, etc.).

(12)Reviews and recommends approval of the cadet financial plan.


Cadet Physical Training Officer:


  1. Reports to the Services Flight Chief.

  2. Supervises flight members.

  3. Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

  4. Operates a voluntary individualized physical fitness program, which includes objectives and awards,

and write physical fitness operations instruction.

(5)  Publicizes cadet physical fitness accomplishments.

(6)  Posts current health awareness information.



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Cadet Logistics Flight Chief:


(1)  Reports to the Support Squadron/CC.

(2)  Supervises flight members.

(3)  Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

(4)  Recommends supply policies and procedures to ASI.

(5)  Recommends and posts storeroom operational hours for uniform support for cadets.

(6)  Schedules personnel to cover storerooms operational hours.

(7)  Helps ASI accomplish uniform, book, and equipment supply actions.

(8)  Maintains storerooms in a neat, orderly and efficient manner.

(9)  Provides logistical support to the cadet staff for corps’ activities.

(10)Forwards supply requirements to ASI to support cadet corps operations.


Mission Support Flight Commander:


  1. Reports to the Support Squadron/CC.

  2. Supervises and evaluates the section chiefs under his/her realm of responsibility.

  3. Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

  4. Serves as a recorder and advisor to the Cadet Action Board and attends Group Staff meetings.

  5. Reviews and recommends approval procedures and policies regarding the accountability of funds.

  6. Reviews and recommends approval on all personnel policies and procedures.

  7. Reviews and recommends approval on all administrative policies and procedures.


Cadet Information Management Chief:


(1)   Reports to the Mission Support Flight Commander.

  1. Supervises and evaluates flight members.

  2. Monitors appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct standards.

  3. Authenticates, posts and distributes all special orders.

  4. Maintains, publishes, and distributes organizational chart and unit manning document.

  5. Prepares, coordinates, publishes, and files all cadet special orders, and other correspondence.

  6. Maintains the Organizational Chart; and the Flight/Cadet of the Quarter/Month Boards.

  7. Maintains attendance and accomplishes/post minutes of the cadet group commander staff meetings.

  8. Recommends to the Mission Support Flight Commander personnel policies in such areas as promotions and cadet awards.

  9. Manages the computer based personnel management system.

  10. Develops and maintains an internal distribution system.

  11. Maintains Cadet Personnel Folders.

  12. Develops, proofs, reproduces, and distributes cadet correspondence and publications.


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Figure 1.4.  Unit Manning Document.













1 GP/CC Group Commander C/Col 1

2 GP/CD Deputy Group Commander C/Lt Col 1

3 GP/CCC Command Chief Master Sergeant C/CMSgt 1

4 KHAS/CC Kitty Hawk Society Commander C/Lt Col 1

5 KHAS/CD KHAS, Deputy Commander C/Capt 1

6 KHAS/FS Chief, Flight Simulator C/Capt 1

7 KHAS/RO Chief, Rocketry C/Capt 1




8 GP/PA Chief, Public Affairs C/Captain 1

9 GP/PAS Public Affairs Superintendent C/SMSgt 1

10 GP/PAA Audio Visual Technician (Photo) C/SrA 1

11 GP/PAA Audio Visual Tech (Camcorder) C/SrA 1

12 GP/APT Awareness Presentation Team C/SSgt 3




13 OS/CC Commander C/Lt Col 1

14 OS/CCE Executive Officer C/Capt 1




15 UDT/CC Commander C/Capt   1




16 ADT/CC Commander C/Capt 1




17 CG/CC Commander C/Capt 1


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Figure 1.4.  Unit Manning Document (Continuation)







18 FLT A-G/CC Commander C/Capt 7

19 FLT A-G Flight Sergeant C/MSgt 7

20 FLT A-G Guide C/TSgt 7

21 FLT A-G Element Leaders C/SSgt 28




22 SS/CC Commander C/Lt Col 1

23 SS/CCE First Sergeant C/Capt 1




24 SS/MS Commander C/Major 1




25 SS/IM Chief, Information Management C/Captain 1

26 SS/IMS Information Mgt Superintendent C/MSgt 1

27 SS/IMI Information Mgt Specialist C/SSgt 2




28 SS/LG Commander C/Captain 1

29 SS/LGS Storeroom Manager C/MSgt 1

30 SS/LGSI Inventory Airman C/A1C 2




31 SS/SVS Commander C/Captain 1

32 SS/SVSP Physical Training Superintendent C/SMSgt 1

33 SS/SVSPA Physical Training Specialist C/TSgt 7

34 SS/SSVSM Awards Monitor C/MSgt 1

35 SS/SSVSF Financial Management Superintendent C/MSgt 1



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Figure 1.5.  Chain of Command




Secretary of Defense


Secretary of the Air Force


Chief of Staff, USAF


Commander, Air Education and Training Command


Commander Air University


Commander, Air Force

Officer Accessions and

Training Schools


Principal, Klein High School


Aerospace Science Instructors


AFJROTC TX-20005  Cadet Group Commander

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