• DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

     U.S. ARMY JUNIOR ROTC INSTRUCTOR GROUP

    BENGAL BATTALION, BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL

    85 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

                                                          BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

       (276) 629 - 8221 (fax)

     

     

     

    REPLY TO

    ATTENTION OF: ATOA-DVA-HC/B

     

    JROTC PARENTAL RELEASE & STATEMENT OF HEALTH

     

    TO BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED ON DAY OF ENROLLMENT TO BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL FOR ANY STUDENT PLANNING TO ATTEND THE MILITARY ACADEMIC SESSION, AUGUST THROUGH MAY.

     

     

    I.                   PARENT/GUARDIAN APPROVAL:

     

    Cadet ____________________________________ has my approval to participate in all JROTC activities of Bassett High

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

     

    I agree to be financially responsible to the Board of Education for such articles of clothing and equipment issued to the above-named student in accordance with law for his use as a member of the JROTC, as are not returned in good condition, fair wear and tear excepted, at the end of the school year or upon his separation from JROTC, or upon demand of the school authorities.

     

    II.                AUTHORIZATION FOR ACCESS TO STUDENT RECORDS:

     

    Notwithstanding the provisions of Public Law 93-390, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and in connection with the participation of Cadet ___________________________________ in the Army JROTC program, I,

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    ____________________________________ hereby authorize the release of any and all records maintained by the JROTC

                    Parent/Guardian

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

     

    III.             STATEMENT OF HEALTH:

     

    To the best of my knowledge, Cadet______________________________ is in good health mentally and physically, under

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    no medication and in good physical condition sufficient to enable him to participate in JROTC activities, such as those described above.  Should illness or disability manifest itself during this period of enrollment, I agree to notify ROTC officials at the school.

     

    I have read and understand the contents of Parts I, II and III of this JROTC Parental Release & Statement of Health and hereby subscribe to the information and agreements contained therein.

     

    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

    U.S. ARMY JUNIOR ROTC INSTRUCTOR GROUP

    BENGAL BATTALION, BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL

    85 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

                                                           BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

                                                                                                 (276) 629 - 8221 (fax)

     

    REPLY TO

    ATTENTION OF: ATOA-DVA-HC/B                                                                                                

     

     

     

    JROTC PERSONAL APPEARANCE POLICY

     

     

    UNIFORM APPEARANCE:

    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.

     

     EARRINGS:

    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 REGULATIONS:

    Hair will be neatly groomed,  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 sideburns 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 keep fingernails clean and neatly trimmed so as not to interfere with       performance of duty.  Females may wear polish that is not exaggerated, faddish, or of extreme coloring                (such as purple, gold, blue or white) while in uniform.  It is the responsibility of Instructors to use good   judgment in determining if applied colors are acceptable, based upon the overall effect on Cadets’ appearance.

     

    Hygiene and Tattoos.  Cadets are expected to maintain good hygiene while in uniform.  Tattoos are authorized except in areas of the body 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, the school, and the community.

     

    Religious Item Wear.  The term “religious apparel” is defined as articles of clothing worn as part of the observance of the religious faith practiced by the Cadet.  Religious articles include, but are not limited to, medallions, small booklets, pictures, or copies of religious symbols or writing carried by the individual in wallets or pockets.  Except as noted below, Cadets may not wear religious items if they do not meet the standards of this SOP (per CCR 145-2).  Cadets may wear religious apparel, articles, or jewelry with the uniform, if they are neat, conservative, and discreet. “Neat, conservative, and discreet” is defined as meeting the uniform criteria of this regulation.  In other words, when religious jewelry is worn, the uniform must meet the same standards of wear as if the religious jewelry were not worn.  For example, a religious item worn on a chain may not be visible when worn with uniforms.  The width of chains worn with religious items should be approximately the same size as the width of the ID tag chain.

     

    Headgear

    Headgear is part of the uniform.  Cadets are required to wear the authorized head gear while outdoors or when carrying air/drill rifles or a saber.  The gray beret with a distinctive flash is the only beret authorized to be worn with all Cadet Class A/B Uniforms (or garrison caps during transition). (Cadets may wear approved religious headgear in place of military headgear with the JROTC uniform:  turban, hijab and yarmulke.  Headgear will be conservative and subdued in color (black, brown, green, dark or navy blue or a combination of these colors).  The headgear cannot bear any writing, symbols or pictures.  Standard JROTC headgear will be worn when it can completely cover the religious headgear (e.g., yarmulke).  Approved headgear are authorized 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 of the Cadet, Cadre or others. (For example, a Cadet wearing religious headgear can be exempted from certain “Special Hazardous” Training events that may result in injury to the Cadet or support personnel such as obstacle courses/rappelling, etc.  During mandatory “Special Hazardous” training events, religious headgear should be removed to prevent injury.)

     

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                            DATE                                                                                          (SIGNATURE OF CADETS)

     

     

     

                                                                                                                ________________________________

                                                                                                                        (SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN)

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY

    U.S. ARMY JUNIOR ROTC INSTRUCTOR GROUP

    BENGAL BATTALION, BASSETT HIGH SCHOOL

    85 RIVERSIDE DRIVE

    BASSETT, VA  24055-9307

    (276) 629-1154

    (276) 629 - 8221 (fax)

     

    REPLY TO

    ATTENTION OF: ATOA-DVA-HC/B

     

     

    MEMORANDUM FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS OF ARMY JROTC CADETS

     

    SUBJECT: ARMY JROTC COURSE SYLLABUS

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION: The United States Army’s Junior Reserves Officers Training Corps, or JROTC, is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and self discipline.  Its focus is reflected in its mission statement, “TO MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BECOME BETTER CITIZENS.” It prepares high school students for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities and privileges as an American citizen.  The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community, and nation.

     

    Program Goals: The Army JROTC Program intends to teach Cadets 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 each of those categories:      

    Curriculum Knowledge (Tests & Assignments) & class Participation……..40%
                Cadet Notebook & Portfolio…………………………………………………20%                   

                            Physical Training…………………………………………………………...40%

     

     

    SCHEDULE:

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

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

    Wednesday...Cadet Portfolio and Uniform Inspections

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

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

     

     

     

    JROTC UNIFORM POLICY

     

    Cadet uniforms
    a. Authority. Each cadet authorized to participate in the Junior ROTC may be furnished at Government expense
    issue-in-kind uniforms. The authority for issuing in-kind uniforms to cadets is CTA 50–900. Schools that provide a
    cadet-type uniform or desire to purchase issue-type uniforms from the Army or commercial sources may be authorized
    to do so in place of receiving Army-issued uniforms. The operating policies and procedures 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 for Junior 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 exceptional basis for adventure training,
    camp, or special team activities.
    (1) Issue-type uniform. A uniform identical to that issued to enlisted members of the Army, Reserves, or National
    Guard, or one so similar in design and fabric that it normally cannot be distinguished from the other. Junior ROTC
    programs electing to wear the issue-type uniform must comply with the following guidelines.
    (a) Uniform wear and display of ribbons and accouterments must comply with this regulation.
    (b) Issue-type uniforms must include insignia that distinguishes them from standard 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/or fabric that it cannot be confused with an
    issue-type uniform. Programs electing to wear cadet-type uniforms must request and receive approval for uniform
    design, style, and material from CG, USACC.


    Wearing the 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 United States and its territories. The local
    installation commander will establish guidelines for the wear of uniforms in the DoDDS schools.
    c. The DAI/SAI publishes guidelines for wearing the uniform. The following are considered appropriate occasions
    to wear the uniform.
    (1) Leadership Laboratory.
    (2) When visiting a military installation to participate in military drill or exercises.
    (3) Military social functions.
    (4) Parades and similar ceremonies.
          d. The uniform will not be worn in situations where it may bring discredit to the U.S. Army.


    Purchase of uniforms and insignia
    a. Eligible students may wear the uniform prescribed for cadets while attending Junior 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 expense to the Government.
    c. The Government purchases Junior ROTC distinctive insignia and accouterments for issue to cadets.
    d. In NDCC programs, the distinctive insignia and accouterments are procured at no expense to the Government.


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


    Unauthorized wear of uniforms and insignia
    The following are not authorized for wear with Junior ROTC uniforms or by persons associated with the Junior ROTC
    programs:
    a. Designs of medals, badges, ribbons, and shoulder cords that conflict with those 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 the Marksmanship Badge.
    d. Oak leaf clusters, palms, stars, or similar items that, that resemble Federal designs.
    e. The wear of green, maroon, and black berets by Junior ROTC cadets is not authorized. The wear of the above
    berets is reserved exclusively for special units assigned to the Active Army.

     

    1st Offense- 10 Demerits

    2nd Offense- Referral and 20 Demerits

    3rd Offense- Fail the grading period

     

     

                  _______________________                               _______________________________

     

                                   DATE                                                       (SIGNATURE OF CADET)

     

     

                                                                                              _______________________________

                                                                                                               

                                                                                          (SIGNATURE OF PARENT/GUARDIAN)