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Chapter 3
Conduct and Military Courtesy


3.1 GENERAL: Cadets are expected to observe correct military conduct at all times. 
All cadets are expected to abide by all standards set forth in the TX-20009th Cadet 
Guide and by the MVISD/Medina Valley High School as set forth in the Medina Valley 
High School Student Code of Conduct Handbook or as published by the Medina Valley 
igh School administration.  Such behavior will reflect credit upon themselves, their 
parents, the TX-20009th Cadet Group, Medina Valley High School and the 
United States Air Force.

3.2 CLASSROOM PROCEDURES:  When entering the classroom at the beginning of class,
each cadet will go to his/her desk and place all AFJROTC required materials 
(books, paper/note pads, pencils etc.) on their desk top.  Notes requiring 
instructor signature will be forwarded to the element leader.  These actions
will be completed prior to the tardy bell.  Cadets having any other non-AFJROTC
materials (other class books, letters, organizers, etc.) on their desks anytime
during the class period will have those items taken away.  Confiscated items
will be returned at the end of the next school day - letters, homework assignments,
drawings and other "doodlings" will not be returned.  Book bags, gym bags etc.
will be stored underneath each cadet's desk, not in the aisle.  At the beginning
of the class (when the tardy bell rings), each cadet will be at "Parade rest" 
next to his/her desk.  The Flight Commander will command "Flight Attention" at 
which time all cadets will assume the position of "attention" next to their desks.
The Flight Commander will then command "post" at which time cadets will turn to 
face the flag of the United States.  When the command "Pledge" is given all 
cadets will place their right hands over their hearts (only if in civilian attire)
and when instructed to "begin" will recite the Pledge of Allegiance.  Upon 
completion of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Flight Commander will command 
"post" at which time all cadets will face towards the front of the classroom. 
The Flight Sergeant will then command "Report".  When that command is given each
element leader, beginning with the first, will report to the Flight Sergeant the
name of any cadet who is absent by saluting and stating, "Sir/Ma'am, 
1st, 2nd, 3rd, (etc.) element reports Cadet(s) (last name) not present and/or 
accounted for". If no cadets are absent the element leader will state "Sir/Ma'am 
1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. element reports all cadets present and accounted for". 
The Flight Sergeant will then return the salute. When all element leaders 
have reported, the Flight Sergeant will report to the Flight Commander who 
will in turn report to the instructor. If the Flight Commander is absent, 
the Flight Sergeant will replace him or her, and element leaders and alternates 
will fill in as needed. If the Flight Sergeant is absent, the first element leader 
will move up. If any element leader is absent, the alternate element leader 
(Cadet sitting next to element leader) will take his or her place.

3.2.1 Classroom instruction will not begin until all cadets are standing at 
attention next to their chairs.  After the Flight Commander has reported to 
the instructor, the instructor will command "seat your flight" or words to 
that effect.  The Flight Commander will command "Seats" at which time cadets 
will be seated at "parade rest" unless commanded otherwise. Promptness is an 
objective of the program and cadets are expected to be at their chairs before 
the late bell rings.

3.2.2 In the event the instructor is delayed, the Flight Commander may, at 
his or her option, seat the flight. Once seated, the Flight Commander will 
give the command "Flight, ATTENTION" when the instructor enters. Cadets will 
then stand and assume a position of attention and maintain it until the report 
is given and the instructor orders "Take your seats".  Note that the instructions
in this paragraph apply only at the beginning of a class, not at dismissal time.

3.2.3 Cadets arriving after the tardy bell has rung will wait to report-in until
the instructor has received the class report. At that time, the tardy cadet will
KNOCK ONCE, wait to be acknowledged, salute, then report in to the Flight 
Commander stating "Sir/Ma'am, Cadet (last name) requests permission to enter 
the classroom", any excuse slip will be presented at that time. If the instructor
is not present when the tardy cadet arrives the cadet will report-in to the 
Flight Commander who will in turn inform the instructor.

3.2.3.1 When leaving the classroom during the class period the Flight Commander
will give the command "on your feet," at which the flight will stand at attention,
the Flight Commander will command "post,' at which the flight faces toward the 
exit, the Flight Commander will then command "fall out" at which the flight will
fall out by elements. When returning from the drill pad, the flight will return 
in a military order by element. The Guide will stop and open the door for the 
other Cadets. Once in the room the Cadets will stand in front of their desk at 
"parade rest" until the Flight Commander calls "at ease" or "seats."

3.2.3.2 Thirty seconds before the end of class bell is to ring the flight 
should be standing at "parade rest" in front of their desks. When the bell 
rings the Flight Commander will call 'Flight Attention," then "Dismissed" at
which the Cadets will take one step backwards and execute an "about face" and
leave the classroom in an orderly manner.

3.2.4 All cadets will be expected to abide by the following rules while in the 
AFJROTC classroom:

3.2.4.1 Be on time to class each day with all materials ready for class.

3.2.4.2 Listen and follow instructions the first time; if unclear ask for clarification.

3.2.4.3 Remove headgear before coming indoors and do not place it back on
 your head until after you are outdoors.

3.2.4.4 No food, drinks or GUM in any AFJROTC facilities. Cadets will
not eat or drink in the classroom, if caught you will be given proper punishment.
Gum chewing in the classroom or while in formation will result in being 
given proper punishment.

3.2.4.5 Comply with instructions given to you by the cadet in charge
when the instructor is not present.

3.2.4.6 REQUIRED CLASS ITEMS: Blue or Black pen, Red pen, Time-tracker,
Cadet Guide, Ringed Notebook Binder.

3.2.4.7 Raise your hand and be recognized before speaking and stand next
to your desk when addressing the class or speaking to instructors.  Cadets will
address instructors by their rank and last name and answer question
with "Yes Sir/Ma'am" as appropriate.

3.2.4.8 Use appropriate language; no put downs, teasing, cursing, cussing,
loud or vulgar language.  Use of profanity or vulgarity will result in a warning
and/or "Grounds Improvement Program".  Subsequent occurrences may 
result in personal confereces.

3.2.4.9 No yelling, horseplay, passing notes or climbing on desks.

3.2.4.10 Be attentive/quiet when someone else is speaking.

3.2.4.11 Respect school and everyone else's property.

3.2.4.12 Keep hands, feet and all other objects to yourself.

3.2.4.13 Do not move from your seat without permission.

3.2.4.14 Sit in chairs properly, no sleeping or leaning head on desk 
or against walls.

3.2.4.15 The instructor's offices are off-limits to all cadets, unless an
instructor is present.  You must seek permission to enter SASI's or ASI's
offices.  You will knock once, salute once acknowledged, and state your 
business. Do not touch anything on instructor desks.  You must have 
permission to use computers and/or telephone.

3.2.4.16 No cheating on exams or individual assignments.  Turn in all 
homework and project assignments on time. Failure to turn in homework 
assignments will result in lunch detention(s) until work is completed.

3.2.4.17 Do not sleep in class. If you can't stay awake, move to
the side or the rear of the classroom and stand up.

3.2.4.18 Let an instructor know if you are ill.

3.2.4.19 Do not demonstrate affection (i.e. holding hands, hugging,
kissing, etc.) toward others on campus while in uniform.  Public Display
of Affection (PDA) is not tolerated and it will not be allowed at all.

3.2.4.20 Do not use the words "yeah", "yep", etc. - these are "disrespectful
words and use of them  is not acceptable.

3.2.4.21 Use the chain-of-command. Ex: turn in request to Element Leader, 
who will turn it into the flight commander, to the squadron commander, 
so on and so forth.

3.3 CONSEQUENCES.  The consequences for infractions will be:
as listed below, as dictated by MVISD/Medina Valley High School 
policies or as applied by Medina Valley High School staff/administration 
personnel. Five points deducted from a Cadets behavior/conduct/or participation
grade. Any staff member sent to ISS for one full day or longer will face
an automatic review board.  Other cadets sent to ISS for 3 or more days 
will also face an automatic review board.

3.3.1 Consequences for poor behavior.

3.3.1.1 1st occurrence - Verbal warning -counseling, push-ups, 
Grounds Improvement Program

3.3.1.2 2nd occurrence - Individual counseling, parent notified, not 
recommended for promotion, suspended from AFJROTC activities, and lunch detention

3.3.1.3 3rd occurrence - Saturday School, call to parents, demotion/no 
promotion, removal from cadet staff position

3.3.1.4 4th occurrence - Assigned to Saturday School, parent meeting/possible 
suspension, final warning regarding continuance in AFJROTC

3.3.1.5 5th occurrence - Removal from program, withdrawal "F" grade, 
not eligible to return to AFJROTC.

SEVERE SITUATION - IMMEDIATE REFERRAL TO VICE-PRINCIPAL.
(DEFIANCE IS AN EXAMPLE OF A SEVERE SITUATION.)

3.3.2 Consequences for unexcused uniform wear are:

3.3.2.1 1st - assigned detention, parental contact, grade of "0" on 
uniform inspection 

3.3.2.2 2nd - assigned 2 detention's, parental contact, grade of "0" on 
uniform inspection, suspension from AFJROTC activities.

3.3.2.3 3rd - removal from AFJROTC, withdrawal grade of "F", 
not eligible for return to program.

3.3.3 Consequences for an "Unexcused Absence" is the assignment to 
Saturday School.  Unexcused absences are not tolerated.

3.4 REWARDS:  The rewards for excellent behavior and performance (including academic) 
are as listed below. Rewards cadets will receive are:

3.4.1 Free time if able to cover entire lesson before bell rings(daily).

3.4.2 P.T. on Friday if able to cover weekly lessons early.

3.4.3 "Outstanding" citizenship grade for good behavior/conduct/ and participation grades 
during grading period and an overall grade of "A".

3.4.4 Letter to parents if exceptional behavior shown for entire grading period.

3.5 MILITARY COURTESY:  The practice of saying "YES SIR/MA'AM" and "NO SIR/MA'AM" to 
instructors and to cadets who are senior to you is always observed in the AFJROTC. 
Such responses reflect long-established military courtesies which will soon become 
a habit even though you may find them difficult at first. The instructors intend to 
enforce strict military courtesy throughout the course of instruction, during both 
classroom and drill pad instruction periods. Military courtesy will be 
applied at all ROTC events1.
 
3.6 NOTEBOOKS.  All AFJROTC students must maintain a notebook (blue 1"[minimum]
ringed binder) to retain important paperwork and to be better organized when preparing
for grading period, midterm and semester examinations. It should be organized as 
follows:  (a) Schedule of AFJROTC events (b) Course Syllabus; (c) Aerospace notes;
(d) Aerospace assignment sheets and (e) Aerospace quizzes and answers; (f) Leadership notes;
(g) Leadership assignment sheets; (h) Leadership quizzes and answers; (j) CORP's job formation

3.7 LEARN TO THINK BEFORE SPEAKING.  Try to do things yourself rather than asking
questions that are not necessary. For example, in the classroom, questions such as
"What's the date?" or "What time is this class over?" are not appropriate simply 
because the answers to these questions are already posted in the classroom for you 
to use. Try to rely on your own abilities first, instead of automatically 
asking the instructor for the answer.


1 ROCT Events include every event in which the TX-20009 is represented in part or in whole