Cadet Rules of Conduct

I. CADET HONOR CODE:

“I will not lie, cheat, or steal nor will I tolerate any cadet who does.”

The Tuscola High School AFJROTC Cadet Honor Code serves as a moral guideline for cadet conduct. You are expected to uphold the high standards set forth in the Honor Code.

Definition of terms:

A. lying = making misleading, partial, or untrue statements with the intent to deceive

B. stealing = willfully depriving another of property, either real or intellectual

C. cheating = willfully taking advantage of others such as copying homework

II. GUIDELINES FOR PROPER CONDUCT

A. Respect those in positions of authority and those appointed over you

B. Show respect for the American flag, your JROTC instructors, teachers and principals, and higher-ranking cadets.

C. Render the proper salute to the flag, AFJROTC instructors, and active duty military officers of any service.

D. Respect your uniform by wearing and maintaining it properly.

E. Obey all AFJROTC and school rules.

F. Obey your teachers without argument.

G. Participate in all classroom activities and extracurricular activities when possible.

H. Always strive to do your very best.

I. Firmly refuse to participate in immoral or degrading activities or those which could damage your personal integrity or integrity of the cadet corps.

J. Constantly strive to be a positive example for other cadets and students at Tuscola High School.

K. If at first something does not seem right to do, it probably isn’t. ..Don’t do it!

III. JROTC PUBLIC DISPLAY OF AFFECTION: (PDA) POLICY

Refined and dignified adults refrain from PDA. Kissing or other overt displays of affection by cadets are prohibited anywhere, anytime while in uniform. Additionally, cadets are prohibited from PDA when not in uniform anywhere in JROTC classrooms or during JROTC-sponsored activities in or away from school.

A. I st PDA warning by an instructor -cadet’s personnel record will be annotated. Promotion, staff selection, field trip participation could be affected.

B. 2 nd PDA warning by an instructor – offending cadet will be demoted at least one cadet rank. A Cadet serving in a corps leadership position will be removed from that position. Cadet will be ineligible for the JROTC “good conduct ribbon” and end-of-year awards and scholarships.

C. 3 rd PDA warning by an instructor – instructors and principals will determine appropriate punishments that could include dismissal from the JROTC program.

IV. DISCIPINARY ACTION FOR CONDUCT UNBECOMING A CADET

A. Violation of the Cadet Honor Code or other rules of conduct will result in disciplinary action. Violations should be reported through the cadet’s chain of command. Infractions should be reported to your flight commander or Instructor. Corrective action should be taken at the lowest level possible. However, if the infraction warrants, you may report the misconduct to your instructor.

B. When appropriate, the Senior ASI may direct the Cadet Corps Commander to convene a Cadet Evaluation Board (CEB) to review misconduct allegations. The Corps Vice Commander will serve as CEB President and will select five impartial upper class cadets to form a board to formally review the case. The CEB will consider all facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations during a closed, formal hearing. The hearing will take place within I0 school days of the CEB’s appointment. At the hearing, witnesses and evidence will be heard. The accused cadet will be notified by the CEB President well in advance and will be present at the hearing and may provide the CEB with statements, witnesses and additional evidence on his/her behalf. Following the hearing, the CEB President will provide the Corps Commander and Senior ASI a written summary of the case along with recommended actions. This written summary will be presented within five school days after the CEB concludes the hearing.

The Senior ASI will review the CEB hearing summary and recommendations. The Senior ASI will take action as appropriate.