Uniform Guide - Chapter 1
UNIFORM WEAR AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE - GENERAL
This handout contains policy and procedural guidance compiled from Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force ROTC Instruction 36-2001, and Consolidated Operational Supplement 2016. The material contained herein is directive in nature; however, it cannot provide rules for every imaginable situation. Therefore, pride, professionalism and common sense must sometimes prevail. Palo Verde High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) cadets comply with our uniform wear and personal appearance standards or risk course failure and removal from the Program.
Palo Verde AFJROTC cadets wear the prescribed uniform at least 1 day per week. The Senior Aerospace Science Instructor (SASI) specifies the appropriate uniform and the day to wear it. This information is posted on the bulletin board in the classroom.
To ensure compliance with established uniform wear and personal appearance standards, cadet “open ranks” inspections will be conducted on uniform wear days. All students enrolled in Aerospace Science I, II, III, & IV will participate in these inspections (this also applies to cadets who have not been issued a uniform). During “open ranks” inspections, an instructor or designated cadet will check each cadet’s uniform and personal appearance.
On designated uniform wear days, cadets will wear all accessories (ranks, insignia, badges & ribbons). The Wing Staff will wear their designated shoulder cords. ABUs worn by cadet staff officers/NCOs may be worn one day each month as directed by the SASI.
It is very important for cadets to maintain high standards of personal appearance, especially while dressed in the Air Force Junior ROTC uniform. How you look, favorably or unfavorably, directly impacts upon how people view you, your school, our JROTC unit and the United States Air Force. The uniform projects neatness, cleanliness, safety, uniformity, and military image. Wear the uniform with pride. The uniform represents a long and honorable tradition of devotion to duty in service of one’s country. Not only should it be worn proudly, but also properly.
D. GENERAL GUIDELINES:
Keep the uniform neat and clean.
Wear the flight/service cap when outdoors -remove it when indoors.
Keep your hands out of your pockets.
Keep all pockets buttoned.
Do not fill pockets with bulky items.
Keep shoes shined, including the heels and edge of the soles.
Keep all metal devices, buckles and badges clean and free of scratches.
Check your personal appearance in a mirror.
Unless specifically authorized by the Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, cadets will only wear the uniform while traveling to and from school, to participate in Junior ROTC approved programs, or while participating in official activities.
The uniform will not be mixed or worn with any civilian type clothing.
Cadets will not lend their uniform to anyone.
Distinctive items of the JROTC uniform (ranks, badges, nametags, etc.) will not be worn on civilian clothing.
The uniform will not be worn while hitchhiking.
No soliciting (fundraising, etc.) is allowed while in uniform.
Cadets will not wear the uniform while participating in student demonstrations, or crowd control, or in any other inappropriate activity where wear of the uniform may give the appearance that the Air Force is advocating some political or religious issue over another.
While in uniform, cadets will not exhibit public display of affection (PDA). This includes, but is not limited to: holding hands, hugging, etc.
F. ISSUE AND MAINTENANCE:
New cadets will be issued a uniform at the beginning of their first year at no cost to the cadet. If required, it will be sent to alterations at no cost. Any subsequent replacement that will require alterations to the uniform will be the responsibility of the cadet. Each cadet will be issued the following uniform items:
1-Belt, Cotton, Web Blue
1- Buckle, Belt
1-Cap, Garrison, Wool, Blue
1-Tab (Female Only)
1-Short Sleev Shirt, Blue
1- Slacks (Female only)
1- Jacket, Light Weight, Blue
1 Pair-Shoe, Black
1 Pair-Socks, Black
Once issued, it is the cadet’s responsibility to maintain all items in a clean/shined and orderly condition throughout the school year. Each cadet will read and sign the "NV-20011 Uniform Issue Form." Do not alter the uniform. See an instructor if you have a problem with the uniform. AS-II's, -III's, and IVs will be reissued their uniform at the beginning of the new school year. Should they outgrow their uniform, they will be issued a replacement uniform. If required, any alterations cost will be the responsibility of the cadet.
The service dress coat, lightweight jacket, slacks or pants, tie/tab and cover are to be PROFESSIONALLY DRY CLEANED ONLY. The short sleeve light blue shirt/blouse and socks are the only washable items. Iron the short sleeve light blue shirt prior to ORI day after being washed and dried.
If any uniform item does not fit properly or is damaged, see SMSgt Galvez or SMSgt Stewart. Do not wait until someone else calls attention to it.
All uniform items must be turned in at the end of the school year or when a cadet “drops” from the Air Force Junior ROTC program. Uniform will be dry cleaned by a commercial laundry. If a unifrom item becomes lost/missing, the cadet is responsible for the cost of that iem. If a uniform is returned without commercial dry cleaning, the expense of cleaning will be charged to the cadet. Both charges will be entered into the cadet's student account and will be paid prior to leaving/graduating from PVHS.
DO NOT ASK FOR UNIFORM ITEMS ON ORI DAY.
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