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1 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1 1 The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

2 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 2 How do you wear the Air Force uniform properly? The AFJROTC uniform is the same, with certain exceptions, as that worn by active duty Air Force personnel. It is important to honor the uniform and to wear it properly.

3 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 3 How do you wear the Air Force uniform properly? (contd) Information can be found in our Cadet Handbook. The handbook is located under the school website: then Students, Activities, JROTC, tile on right side.

4 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 4 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? (contd) Service uniform for both males and females Form-fitting, properly fitting coat Proper sleeve length Proper coat length Properly fitted trousers or slacks

5 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 5 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? (contd) Uniform dos Do wear the standard Air Force uniform properly. Do wear the uniform on the day established by the SASI (usually at least one day each week). Do wear the uniform At other times specified by the SASI When you fly on military aircraft When participating in color guard or drill team

6 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 6 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? (contd) Do keep shoes polished and shined. Do wear shoes appropriate for the activity. Do keep badges and other metallic devices clean and free of scratches and corrosion.

7 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 7 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? (contd) Do keep ribbons clean and replace them when they become worn, frayed, or faded. If your unit is in a military high school, do wear the distinctive uniform required by the institution for special occasions or ceremonies.

8 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 8 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards (contd) Uniform donts Dont wear the Air Force commissioned officer sleeve braid or officer silver thread on flight caps. Dont wear the uniform with other clothing. Dont lend your uniform to someone not a member of AFJROTC program.

9 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 9 What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? (contd) Dont allow articles such as wallets, pencils, pens, and combs to be visible. Dont wear earphones or headphones while in uniform, unless required by duty. Dont carry pagers or cell phones unless required for duty.

10 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 10 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? Standards for wearing the uniform consist of four elements. Neatness Cleanliness Safety Military image ** (Most Important)

11 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 11 Cadet appearance and grooming? Jewelry standards Cadets in uniform may wear A wristwatch Rings, but no more than three at one time A neat, conservative wrist bracelet no wider than one inch Female cadets may wear conservative earrings (Gold, silver, pearl, diamond, cubic zirconium spherical earrings – no others authorized) Male cadets may not wear earrings.

12 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 12 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Eyeglasses or sunglasses Must have conservative frames and lenses Must not be faddish or have mirrored lenses Cannot be worn around neck while in uniform

13 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 13 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd ) Tattoos or brands cannot be obscene or advocate discrimination. Excessive tattoos or brands will not be exposed or visible while in uniform. No objects may be displayed through nose, tongue, or any exposed body part.

14 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 14 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Specific female cadet guidelines Hair No longer than bottom of collar edge at back of neck Conservative style Should look professional and allow headgear to be worn properly Must not be too full or high on head Plain (if any) pins, combs, barrettes, etc.

15 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 15 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Length of skirt may not vary beyond top and bottom of kneecap. Skirt should fit smoothly, should hang naturally, and must not be excessively tight. Hosiery must be worn with the skirt.

16 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 16 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Specific male cadet guidelines: Hair Must be clean, neat, and trimmed Must not contain large amounts of grooming aids that remain visible in hair Should not touch ears or eyebrows

17 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 17 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Specific male cadet guidelines: Hair Should not touch collar, except for closely cut or shaved hair on back of neck Should not exceed 1¼ inches in bulk regardless of length

18 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 18 What are the guidelines for cadet appearance and grooming? (contd) Must not protrude below the front band of headgear Must have tapered appearance on sides and back Must not have bulk or length that interferes with wearing headgear properly May not have foreign items attached May have sideburns if they are straight, are of even width, and end in a clean, horizontal line Must not have extreme or faddish styles or colors

19 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 19 What are the insignia of grade? Active duty insignia of grade An insignia is a badge or mark of office or honor. The Air Force grade insignia system is broken down into two categories: Officer grades Enlisted grades Enlisted grades are subdivided into two categories: Noncommissioned Officers (NCO) Airman grades

20 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 20 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Proper methods of address when speaking to officers Lieutenant for a Second Lieutenant and a First Lieutenant Colonel for either a Lieutenant Colonel or a Colonel General for all generals Use full titles for official correspondence.

21 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 21 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Proper methods of address when speaking to NCOs Chief for a Chief Master Sergeant Sergeant for all other sergeants Use full titles in official correspondence.

22 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 22 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Tiers of Air Force Active Duty Grades Airman Tier – AB, Amn, A1C, SrA NCO Tier – SSgt, TSgt Senior NCO Tier – MSgt, SMSgt, CMSgt Company Grade – 2Lt, 1Lt, Capt. Field Grade – Maj, Lt. Col, Colonel Flag Grade – Brig Gen, Maj Gen, Lt Gen, General.

23 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 23 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) First sergeants may hold the rank of Master Sergeant (MSgt), Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt), or Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt). These top senior NCOs hold a position of trust and responsibility as the link between the commander and the unit personnel.

24 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 24 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF) Holds highest position of any enlisted personnel Acts as personal advisor to Air Force Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force Provides information about welfare, effectiveness, and progress of enlisted force

25 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 25 CMSAF 8 Stripes with wreath around the bottom and sides of the star and the Great Seal of the United States with two stars in the upper left field. On October 24, 1966, AF Chief of Staff General John P. McConnell announced the position of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.

26 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 26 CMSAF Position was added to create prestige to the NCO Corps. Only one Chief Master Sergeant in the entire Air Force can be the CMSAF. The first CMSAF was Chief Paul W. Airey

27 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 27 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Cadet enlisted grade insignia Cadet Airmanpointed chevron of 1 stripe, with torch in the middle Cadet Airman First Classpointed chevron of 2 stripes, with torch in the middle Cadet Senior Airmanpointed chevron of 3 stripes, with torch in the middle Cadet Staff Sergeantpointed chevron of 4 stripes, with torch in the middle

28 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 28 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Cadet Technical Sergeant pointed chevron of 5 stripes, with torch in the middle Cadet Master Sergeant pointed chevron of 6 stripes, with one stripe inverted above the torch in the middle Cadet Senior Master Sergeant pointed chevron of 7 stripes, with two stripes inverted above the torch in the middle Cadet Chief Master Sergeant pointed chevron of 8 stripes, with three stripes inverted above the torch in the middle

29 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 29 What are the insignia of grade? (contd) Cadets, like active duty personnel, may also wear other insignia (badges). There are also ribbons authorized for wear on the Air Force Junior ROTC uniform, as they are awarded.

30 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 30 What are the insignia of grade? (contd)

31 Introduction to Air Force Junior ROTC Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards 31


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