2 Overview Blue Book Corrections and Punishments Merits/Demerits Investigations & BoardsAppealsClass Absences
3 Blue Book Regulations issued for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets SectionsIntroductionCommand, Control, and OrganizationCadet LifeDining Hall ProceduresInspectionsCadet Uniform PoliciesDisciplineAnnex A – MeritsAnnex B – PunishmentsMinimize slide show and demonstrate to 4C how to find Blue Book on line from The Citadel Web site.
5 Merits vs. Demerits Merits Recognize outstanding performance or exceptional appearanceDemeritsRecognize deficient performance or appearanceExamples:OPA (Outstanding Personal Appearance) – 3 MeritsUnshined Shoes – 3 DemeritsMerits and Demerits criteria can be found in the blue book. There are a certain number of Merits/Demerits awarded for each. Another quick note, if a cadet does not obtain any demerits in a given week than he or she will receive merits for that week.
6 Rewards Recognize superior performance Accumulation of merits over time within a single reporting period25 Merits = Overnight35 Merits = Weekend
7 Performance Reports (PR) “PR” or “White Slip”Report of Improper or outstanding performanceSubmitted by faculty, staff, or cadetsMust be submitted within 72 hours of report of action.Must include:Name, CIT #, Date of Occurrence, Description of Action, and Signature of Reporting OfficialTime for Processing Performance ReportsWritten and rendered within 72 hoursERWs returned within 72 hours of issue of PRYou will have 30+ PR’s to distribute for the 4C to see as you talk to them. Be sure to collect these at the end.
9 Explanation Required in Writing (ERW) Response to a Performance ReportMust be legibleChance to set the record straightExplanationExtenuationMitigationDue to Commandant’s Office no later than 72 hours after the receipt of the PRPRs for which ERWs are not returned may be adjudicated without cadet inputTHE NEXT SLIDE IS AN ERW – EXPLAIN IT TO THEM. BE SURE YOU TELL THEM THAT SHOULD THEY GET ONE OF THESE THEY ARE TO COMPLETE IT! REMEMBER TO COLLECT THE ERW’S AT THE END OF YOUR CLASS.
10 EXPLANATION OF REPORT, WRITTEN For use of this form see Chapter 12 of the White BookDATE:1. NAME (Last, First, MI.)2. CIT NUMBER3. UNIT4. CLASS/RANK5. OFFENSE LISTED ON PR6. DATE OF OFFENSE7. DESCRIPTION OF EVENT FROM PR8. THE REPORT IS CORRECT INCORRECTCIRCUMSTANCES OF EXTENUATION OR MITIGATION ARE:9. SIGNATURE OF CADET10. DATE11. PUNISHMENT IMPOSEDIMPOSE PUNISHMENT: YES_____ NO_____DEMERITS_____TOURS_____CONS_____RESTRICTIONS_____ORAL REPRIMAND_______ WRITTEN REPRIMAND_______WORK_______ COMMUNITY SVC______REDUCE IN RANK: YES NO11a. REFERRAL RECOMMENDEDREFER TO NEXT LEVEL FOR ADJUDICATIONCLASS I HEARINGCOMMANDANT’S BOARD14. NAME OF CADET COMMANDER15. SIGNATURE16. NAME OF TAC OFFICER17. SIGNATURECONTINUE ON BACK IF NECCESSARY
11 Example Punishments Conduct: Disruptive in Class Max Punishment Major Code D & 20CMinor Code DDisrespect:to College Official Code 108 DismissalInsubordination Code 100 SuspensionTo anyone in AuthorityMajor Code D & 40TMinor Code D & 20CNeglect of Academic Duty Code D & 20CLate Class Code 151 5DFailure to Comply/MeetAcademic Instructions Code 314 5D & 10C
12 Delinquency List“DL”A computer printout listing cadet merits, demerits, and punishmentsArranged by CIT # and by companyDistributed each week on Wednesdays and FridaysRetained by Company Clerks
13 Punishment Orders “PO” Printed document listing cadet punishments to include confinements, tours, restrictions, etc.Listed by BattalionDistributed Weekly (Tuesdays)Retained by Company Clerks
15 Appeals Right to appeal punishment Appeal Process Dependant upon approving officialNext Higher LevelAppeal ChainCommanderTactical Officers (Company & Battalion)Assistant Commandant for DisciplineCommandantPresidentBoard of Visitors
16 Class Absences Class Attendance is Mandatory “Attendance is of higher priority than other normal activities”Punishment for Class Absences1st Unexcused Absence 3D/3C2nd Unexcused Absence 5D/5C3rd Unexcused Absence 5D/10C4th Unexcused Absence 5D/5T5th / 6th Unexcused Absences 10D/10T7th or More Unexcused Absences 10D/10T & referred toAcademic Review Bd10th Unexcused Academic DischargeThe College is reviewing this process and may change it to allow FEWER class absences! More to come….
17 Class Absences and Guard Class Attendance is Mandatory“All members of the Guard are directed to attend class when their schedules permit”Members of the Guard will not:Be absent from scheduled tests or labsBe excused from submitting assignments on timeNo more than four (4) absences are allowed per semester due to Guard Duty