• LTC David Hann
    US Army (retired)
    Bassett High School JROTC
    276-629-1154 JROTC Office phone

    SCHEDULE FOR Spring 2021:
    Alpha Company: First Block
    Bravo Company: Second Block
    Third Block Planning
    Delta Company: Fourth Block
    Wednesday is usually the day for Cadet Command reports, meetings, property inventory, and correspondence.  I will keep you posted on the need for me to be involved in Command activities.
    Please refer to Canvas Virtual Learning for class updates
    NO Raiders, Drill or Rifle Team, nor Color Guard till further notice.






    BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

       (276)629 - 8221 (fax)












    I.                  PARENT/GUARDIAN APPROVAL:


    Cadet____________________________________ has my approval to participate in allJROTC activities of Bassett High

                First                         Middle                     Last

    School—including,but not limited to physical training, marksmanship training and, if so electedby the cadet, extracurricular activities including drill team, JCLC SummerCamp—from this date until this agreement is revoked in writing by theundersigned, the SAI and/or the school principal.


    Iagree to be financially responsible to the Board of Education for such articlesof clothing and equipment issued to the above-named student in accordance withlaw for his use as a member of the JROTC, as are not returned in goodcondition, fair wear and tear excepted, at the end of the school year or uponhis separation from JROTC, or upon demand of the school authorities.




    Notwithstandingthe provisions of Public Law 93-390, FamilyEducation Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and in connection with theparticipation of Cadet ___________________________________ in the Army JROTCprogram, I,

                                                                            First                         Middle                     Last

    ____________________________________hereby authorize the release of any and all records maintained by the JROTC


    Departmentand the host or cross-enrolled institution that are related to the ROTC Programto anyone within the Department of the Army. I waive any requirement that I be furnished a copy of these recordsprior to or concurrent with their release. This consent is effective for theperiod of time I am associated with the Army JROTC Program.


    III.            STATEMENT OF HEALTH:


    Tothe best of my knowledge, Cadet______________________________ is in good healthmentally and physically, under

                                                           First                                     Middle                                     Last

    nomedication and in good physical condition sufficient to enable him toparticipate in JROTC activities, such as those described above.  Should illness or disability manifest itselfduring this period of enrollment, I agree to notify ROTC officials at theschool.


    Ihave read and understand the contents of Parts I, II and III of this JROTC Parental Release & Statement ofHealth and hereby subscribe to the information and agreements containedtherein.






    BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

                                                                                                (276) 629 - 8221 (fax)



    ATTENTION OF: ATOA-DVA-HC/B                                                                                                








    A sharp personal appearance is the outward indication of your pride in yourself and the Army.  Uniforms must present a neat and clean appearance. Loose strings will be cut from the uniform. No jewelry, watch chain, combs, checkbooks, pens, pencils or similar items will appear exposed on uniforms. The JROTC uniform WILL NOT BE MIXED with civilian clothing.  Chewing gum detracts from a professional image and is not allowed in formations.  Bulky items in pockets distract from the uniform. Having your hands in your pockets does not show a professional image. While in uniform, cadets will not place their hands in their pockets only to  place or retrieve items.  Head gear (hats, helmets, etc) is part of your uniform. Always wear your headgear while outdoors, while under arms, when carrying a rifle, wearing a saber or in a formation. Otherwise, do not wear your cover indoors. You should develop the habit of removing your cover as you enter a building.  Wear your uniform properly and proudly.



    Female cadets are authorized optional wear of screw-on, clip-on, or post-type earrings with the Class A’s or B’s only. Earrings will not exceed 6mm or 1/4 inch in diameter. They will be gold, silver, white pearl or diamond-unadorned and spherical. They will fit snugly against the ear and will be worn as a matched pair with only one earring per ear lobe.

    Male cadets are not authorized to wear any type of earring. No other piercing (i.e. tongue) are authorized for either gender.



    Hair will be neatly groomed, CADET MUST HAVE A PROPER HAIR CUT OR ONE WILL BE PROVIDED TO THEM BY JROTC OFFICIALS. No ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance is acceptable. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the top edge of the collar. Lines or designs will not be cut into the hair or scalp. If dyes, tints, or bleaches are used, colors must be natural to human hair and not present an extreme appearance.  Sideburns will not extend past the opening of the inside of the ear.



    Males:  Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base of the sideburn will not be flared.  Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening.  The face will be clean-shaven, except for mustaches.


    Females:  Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of military headgear or protective masks.  Hair holding ornaments (barrettes, pins, clips), if used, must be transparent or similar in color to hair, and will be inconspicuously placed.  Beads or similar ornamental items are not authorized.




    Fingernails.  Cadets will keepfingernails clean and neatly trimmed so as not to interfere with       performance of duty.  Females may wear polish that is notexaggerated, faddish, or of extreme coloring                (such as purple, gold, blue orwhite) while in uniform.  It is theresponsibility of Instructors to use good   judgment in determining if applied colors areacceptable, based upon the overall effect on Cadets’ appearance.


    Hygiene and Tattoos.  Cadets areexpected to maintain good hygiene while in uniform.  Tattoos are authorized except in areas of thebody which would cause the tattoo to be exposed while in Class A uniform.  Tattoos or brands that are extremist,indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited, regardless of location on the body,as they are prejudicial to good order and discipline within the unit, theschool, and the community.


    Religious Item Wear.  The term“religious apparel” is defined as articles of clothing worn as part of theobservance of the religious faith practiced by the Cadet.  Religious articles include, but are notlimited to, medallions, small booklets, pictures, or copies of religioussymbols or writing carried by the individual in wallets or pockets.  Except as noted below, Cadets may not wearreligious items if they do not meet the standards of this SOP (per CCR145-2).  Cadets may wear religious apparel, articles, or jewelry with theuniform, if they are neat, conservative, and discreet. “Neat, conservative, anddiscreet” is defined as meeting the uniform criteria of this regulation.  In other words, when religious jewelry isworn, the uniform must meet the same standards of wear as if the religiousjewelry were not worn.  For example, areligious item worn on a chain may not be visible when worn with uniforms.  The width of chains worn with religious itemsshould be approximately the same size as the width of the ID tag chain.



    Headgear is part of theuniform.  Cadets are required to wear theauthorized head gear while outdoors or when carrying air/drill rifles or asaber.  The gray beret with a distinctiveflash is the only beret authorized to be worn with all Cadet Class A/B Uniforms(or garrison caps during transition). (Cadets may wear approved religiousheadgear in place of military headgear with the JROTC uniform:  turban, hijab and yarmulke.  Headgear will be conservative and subdued incolor (black, brown, green, dark or navy blue or a combination of thesecolors).  The headgear cannot bear anywriting, symbols or pictures.  StandardJROTC headgear will be worn when it can completely cover the religious headgear(e.g., yarmulke).  Approved headgear areauthorized for wear during all JROTC activities (i.e., drill team, color guard,parades, speaking engagements, etc) that do not pose a risk to the safety ofthe Cadet, Cadre or others. (For example, a Cadet wearing religious headgearcan be exempted from certain “Special Hazardous” Training events that mayresult in injury to the Cadet or support personnel such as obstaclecourses/rappelling, etc.  Duringmandatory “Special Hazardous” training events, religious headgear should beremoved to prevent injury.)


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    BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

    (276) 629 - 8221 (fax)










    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The United States Army’s Junior ReservesOfficers Training Corps, or JROTC, is designed to teach high school studentsthe value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personalresponsibility, and self discipline.  Itsfocus is reflected in its mission statement, “TO MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME BETTER CITIZENS.” It prepareshigh school students for responsible leadership roles while making them awareof their rights, responsibilities and privileges as an American citizen.  The program is a stimulus for promotinggraduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewardingopportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.


    Program Goals: The Army JROTC Program intends to teachCadets to:


    • Appreciate the ethical values and principles that underline good citizenship.
    • Develop leadership potential, while living and working cooperatively with others.
    • Be able to think logically and communicate effectively with others, both orally and  in writing.
    • Appreciate the importance of physical fitness in maintaining good health.
    • Understand the importance of high school graduation for a successful future, and learn about college and other advanced education and employment opportunities.
    • Develop mental management abilities.
    • Become familiar with military history as it relates to America’s culture, and understand the history, purpose and structure of the military services.
    • Develop the necessary skills to work effectively as a member of a team


    GRADING: Grading is based on Curriculum Knowledge;Maintaining a Cadet Note Book & Cadet Portfolio; Wearing of the Uniform& Physical Training; Participation in JROTC of the cadet’s grades in eachof those categories:      

    Curriculum Knowledge (Tests &Assignments) & class Participation……..20%
                Cadet Notebook &Portfolio…………………………………………………5%

                            Uniform &Conduct………………………………………………………...40%

                             Participation in JROTCteams/Activities………………………………....…5%





    Monday…….Physical Training (Cadets must wear Tennis shoes, athleticshorts, and t shirt or sweats)

    Tuesday….....Curriculum (Cadets must have a writing utensil and paper)

    Wednesday...Uniform ( Cadets must have the supplied Army JROTC uniformand proper Haircut)

    Thursday…..  Curriculum (Cadetsmust have a writing utensil and paper)

    Friday……… Physical Training (Cadets must wear Tennis shoes, athleticshorts, and t shirt or sweats)






    Cadet uniforms
    a. Authority. Each cadet authorized to participate in the Junior ROTC may befurnished at Government expense
    issue-in-kind uniforms. The authority for issuing in-kind uniforms to cadets isCTA 50–900. Schools that provide a
    cadet-type uniform or desire to purchase issue-type uniforms from the Army orcommercial sources may be authorized
    to do so in place of receiving Army-issued uniforms. The operating policies andprocedures concerning the supply of
    issue uniforms to schools are outlined in AR 700–84.
    b. Types of uniforms. This section outlines basic policies on uniforms forJunior ROTC cadets and students. The
    Army green uniform and the BDUs are authorized for wear by Junior ROTC cadets.The Class A or B green uniform is
    the standard for the classroom and campus. The BDU is to be worn only on an exceptionalbasis for adventure training,
    camp, or special team activities.
    (1) Issue-type uniform. A uniform identical to that issued to enlisted membersof the Army, Reserves, or National
    Guard, or one so similar in design and fabric that it normally cannot bedistinguished from the other. Junior ROTC
    programs electing to wear the issue-type uniform must comply with the followingguidelines.
    (a) Uniform wear and display of ribbons and accouterments must comply with thisregulation.
    (b) Issue-type uniforms must include insignia that distinguishes them fromstandard Army uniforms.
    (c) Braids and stripes are not an authorized part of the uniform.
    (2) Cadet-type uniform. A uniform must be so distinctive in design and/orfabric that it cannot be confused with an
    issue-type uniform. Programs electing to wear cadet-type uniforms must requestand receive approval for uniform
    design, style, and material from CG, USACC.

    Wearingthe Junior ROTC uniform
    a. Cadets will wear Class A or B uniforms at least once a week.
    b. Unless specifically authorized, uniforms will not be worn outside the UnitedStates and its territories. The local
    installation commander will establish guidelines for the wear of uniforms inthe DoDDS schools.
    c. The DAI/SAI publishes guidelines for wearing the uniform. The following areconsidered appropriate occasions
    to wear the uniform.
    (1) Leadership Laboratory.

    (2) When visiting a military installation to participate in military drill orexercises.
    (3) Military social functions.
    (4) Parades and similar ceremonies.
    d. The uniform will not be worn in situations where it may bring discredit tothe U.S. Army.

    Purchaseof uniforms and insignia
    a. Eligible students may wear the uniform prescribed for cadets while attendingJunior ROTC courses of instruction.
    These students may be issued a uniform at no expense to the Government.
    b. Schools hosting NDCC units will procure and maintain uniforms at no expenseto the Government.
    c. The Government purchases Junior ROTC distinctive insignia and accoutermentsfor issue to cadets.
    d. In NDCC programs, the distinctive insignia and accouterments are procured atno expense to the Government.

    Authorizedwear of uniform insignia
    a. The insignia and accouterments prescribed in this regulation will be worn onthe issue-type uniform.
    b. Insignia other than that prescribed for wear with the issue-type uniform maybe worn with the cadet-type uniform
    at the discretion of the institutional officials. However, the distinctiveJunior ROTC shoulder sleeve insignia is
    mandatory. TIOH approves distinctive insignia and accouterments.

    Unauthorizedwear of uniforms and insignia
    The following are not authorized for wear with Junior ROTC uniforms or bypersons associated with the Junior ROTC
    a. Designs of medals, badges, ribbons, and shoulder cords that conflict withthose authorized for wear by the
    Federal or any foreign government.
    b. Insignia consisting of the letters ’U.S.’
    c. Badges or insignia that resemble badges of other Services, other than theMarksmanship Badge.
    d. Oak leaf clusters, palms, stars, or similar items that, that resembleFederal designs.
    e. The wear of green, maroon, and black berets by Junior ROTC cadets is notauthorized. The wear of the above
    berets is reserved exclusively for special units assigned to the Active Army.


    1st Offense- 10 Demerits

    2ndOffense- Referral and 20 Demerits

    3rdOffense- Fail the grading period



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