Rank & InsigniaInsignia of grade for cadet officers
a. Description. The insignia for cadet officers consists of silver (white) color on black background, cloth epaulet sleeve with lozenges and discs. The sleeve is 4 inches in length for males and 3 inches in length for females.
b. Officer rank. Officer ranks will be limited to those listed below .
Cadet officer insignia of grade
(1) Cadet Colonel. The cadet colonel is identified by three lozenges.
(2) Cadet Lieutenant Colonel. The lieutenant colonel has two lozenges.
(3) Cadet Major. The cadet major has one lozenge.
(4) Cadet Captain. The cadet captain has three discs.
(5) Cadet First Lieutenant. The cadet first lieutenant has two discs.
(6) Cadet Second Lieutenant. The cadet second lieutenant has one disc.
c. How worn. These rank insignia are worn on both shoulder epaulets of the ASU shirt.
Insignia of grade for cadet noncommissioned officers and enlisted members
a. Description. Insignia is of gold color on black background, cloth shoulder epaulet sleeve with chevrons, bars, and triangle, star or star within wreath, indicating noncommissioned officer grades. The shoulder epaulet sleeve is 4 inches in length for males and 3 inches in length for females.
Cadet noncommissioned officer insignia of grade
b. Grades. Grades will be indicated on the shoulder epaulet sleeve as follows:
(1) Cadet Sergeant Major. Three chevrons above three bars with a star within a wreath between the chevrons and bars.
(2) Cadet Staff Sergeant Major. Three chevrons above three bars with a star between the chevrons and bars.
(3) Cadet First Sergeant. Three chevrons above three bars with a triangle between the chevrons and bars.
(4) Cadet Master Sergeant. Three chevrons above three bars.
(5) Cadet Sergeant First Class. Three chevrons above two bars.
(6) Cadet Staff Sergeant. Three chevrons above one bar.
(7) Cadet Sergeant. Three chevrons.
(8) Cadet Corporal. Two chevrons.
(9) Cadet Private First Class. One chevron above one bar.
(10) Cadet Private. One chevron.
(11) Cadet Basic. No insignia of grade.
c. How worn. The shoulder epaulet sleeve is slipped over shoulder epaulet of uniform so that the insignia will be centered on the outer half of both shoulder loops of the coat, overcoat, or shirt when worn as an outer garment.
Junior ROTC distinctive shoulder sleeve insignia
a. Junior ROTC.
(1) Description. The shoulder sleeve insignia is a rectangular device 3 5/8 inches in height and 2 1/2 inches in width, consisting of a gray center edged with a 1/8 inch scarlet border at the top and bottom. On this device is a yellow olive wreath surmounted in the vertical center by a yellow torch inflamed. Above the center is a white horizontal scroll inscribed "U.S. Army" and below the center is a white school inscribed "JROTC" all in scarlet letters 5/16 inch in height. The entire device is within a 1/8 inch scarlet border.
JROTC shoulder sleeve insignia
(2) How worn. It is worn on the upper part of the outer half of the left sleeve of the coat and BDU uniform. The top of the insignia will be worn 1/2 inch below the top of the shoulder seam.
Uniforms and InsigniaGeneral
a. CG, USACC, will provide information concerning provisions of statutes and regulations. The Institute of Heraldry (TIOH), U.S. Army, 9325 Gunston Road, Ft. Belvoir, VA 22060-5579, provides guidance regarding designs and procurement of heraldic items. TIOH grants final approval regarding uniforms and insignia associated with Junior ROTC programs.
b. HQDA provides uniforms and associated items for Junior ROTC cadets. Uniforms and associated items for NDCC cadets are procured at no expense to the Government. TIOH, USA, will help design items not furnished by the Government. The school pays for the design, procurement, and manufacture of these items.
a. Authority. Army Junior ROTC instructors will wear the currently approved Army uniform with authorized insignia and rank at all times while performing Junior ROTC duties and training and at other appropriate times as directed by a USACC Commander. The Class A or B Army Service uniform is the standard for the classroom and campus. The Battle Dress Uniform (ASU) is to be worn only on an exceptional basis for adventure training, camp, and so forth.
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 ASU uniform are authorized for wear by Junior ROTC cadets. The Class A or B blue uniform is the standard for the classroom and campus. The ACU 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.
(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.
Enrollment and Attendance
To be eligible for enrollment and continuance as a member of the Junior ROTC Program, each participant must meet the following requirements:
a. Education. The student must be enrolled in and attending full-time a regular course at an institution offering Junior ROTC instruction.
b. Grade. The student must be in a grade above the eighth grade during the school year of enrollment.
c. Academic standing. The student must maintain an acceptable standard of academic achievement and an academic standing that will merit his or her graduation on completion of all requirements.
d. Conduct and character. The student must maintain an acceptable standard of conduct and be of good moral character. The student must be honest and self-reliant and have a sense of personal and social responsibility in performing program and other academic assignments. The student must exhibit self-discipline and respect for constituted authority through observance of laws, rules, and regulations; by prompt and regular attendance at instruction; and in his or her general demeanor.
e. Physical condition. The student must be physically qualified to participate fully in the physical education program in the school. As an exception to this requirement, under the secondary school's open enrollment policy and when desired by the principal of the host school, students who are ineligible for membership as regular Junior ROTC students may enroll as special Junior ROTC students. However, the school will provide any special equipment or additional instructors that may be needed to instruct such students.
f. Automated record. An automated record will be maintained for each cadet while attending JROTC and for a period of 5 years after leaving the program. (Paper back up copies are not required although back up disks will ensure that the information is protected.) HQ Cadet Command will provide a cadet records program that will contain the format and description of the content that will be required.
g. Screening tests. The student will successfully complete such survey and screening tests as may be prescribed by the school or USACC.
a. A student who is ineligible for enrollment as a cadet may be authorized to attend Junior ROTC instruction as a participating student if attendance is approved by the SAI and senior school official; however, only ninth graders and above will receive LET 1 instruction.
b. Students who were either denied enrollment or disenrolled (former Junior ROTC cadets) from the Junior ROTC program and have since corrected the problems or deficiencies, causing their non-acceptance or disenrollment, and who are otherwise qualified, may be enrolled in the Junior ROTC Program.
At the discretion of the SAI, a cadet will be disenrolled or excluded from attendance, as appropriate.
a. In all cases, a cadet will be considered for disenrollment when he or she —
(2) Demonstrates ineptitude for leadership training indicated by a lack of general adaptability.
(3) Fails to keep an acceptable standard of academic achievement, conduct, appearance, or attendance.
(4) Exhibits undesirable character traits, such as —
(a) Lying, cheating, or stealing.
(b) Unauthorized possession or use of illegal drugs or substances.
(c) Conviction or adjudication as a juvenile offender for committing an offense that could lead to imprisonment.
(d) Frequent incidents of a discreditable nature with civil or school authorities or other similar acts.
(5) Fails to maintain a requirement for enrollment.
(6) Exhibits an indifference to and a lack of interest in leadership training as demonstrated by —
(a) Frequent absences from class or drill.
(b) Accumulation of a large number of demerits.
(c) An established pattern of shirking responsibility or other similar acts.b. The provisions of the preceding subparagraph can be waived by the USACC
Definitions of Terms
The following definitions apply to this JROTC and associated areas of operation:
a. Army Instructor (AI). A retired noncommissioned officer employed to conduct Junior ROTC at a school.
b. Cadet. A student who is enrolled in Junior ROTC or NDCC.
c. Cadet officer/noncommissioned officer. A Junior ROTC cadet appointed to a designated cadet rank or grade.
d. Director of Army Instruction (DAI). The officer recognized by the Army as the supervisor of others employed to conduct Junior ROTC within a multiple school system.
e. Honor graduate. A cadet who is designated by the school authorities and the SAI as the most outstanding graduate of an Honor Unit or Honor Unit with Distinction and Merit Unit.
f. Honor Unit. A unit that has maintained a high standard of instruction and performance during the school year, as determined by the CG, USACC, and designated in permanent orders.
g. Honor Unit with Distinction. A unit that has demonstrated exceptional performance in all areas of program operation, as determined by the CG, USACC, and designated in permanent orders.
h. Merit Unit. A unit that has demonstrated significant performance in all areas of the JROTC Program, as determined by the CG, USACC, and designated in permanent orders.
i. Junior ROTC student. A participating student ineligible to enroll as a member, but authorized to receive Junior ROTC instruction.
j. Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (Junior ROTC). The organization of units established by the Department of the Army under Title 10, United States Code, Sections 2031 and 4651 , at public and private secondary educational institutions to conduct a program of leadership education and instruction for students.
k. Leadership Education and Training (LET). The Junior ROTC curriculum, which consists of a 4- or 3-year Program of Instruction (POI).
l. Military Junior College (MJC). A military school that provides high school (Junior ROTC) and college level (Senior ROTC) instruction but does not confer a baccalaureate degree.
m. Military Property Specialist (MPS). The agent of a school who is authorized to requisition, receive, store, issue, account for, and perform administrative functions connected with the use of Government property.
n. Military Science (MS). The Senior ROTC curriculum, which consists of two courses - Basic Course (MS-I and -II) and Advanced Course (MS-III and-IV).
o. Multiple unit. The organization of five or more Junior ROTC units.
p. National Defense Cadet Corps (NDCC). All students participating in leadership studies at any educational institution under Title 10, United States Code, Section 4651 and conditions prescribed by the Secretary of the Army. This term is used in a broad sense to refer to the program and related matters.
q. Senior Army Instructor (SAI). Term designating a retired officer recognized by the Army as the supervisor of others employed to conduct Junior ROTC at a school.r. Unit. The organization comprising Junior ROTC cadets and military instructors at one school.