School Year 2018 Course Syllabus



AY 2017-2018





The Mission of Air Force JROTC is to develop citizens of character dedicated to serving their nation and community.


CREDIT HOURS: 1 Elective Credit for the entire year (must complete both semesters)


INSTRUCTORS NAMES: MSgt Dennis Hall/Col George Schantz


COURSE DESCRIPTION: AFJROTC curriculum consists of three components: Aerospace Science (40%), Leadership Education (40%), and Wellness/Physical Fitness (20%). Leadership Education I introduces the student to the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) program, while instilling elements of good citizenship, develops informed citizens; strengthens and develops character; develops study habits and time management; wear of the Air Force uniform; and Air Force customs, courtesies and drill skills are introduced.  Additionally, cadets will be taught the fundamentals of Drill and Ceremonies. This portion of the course concentrates on the elements of military drill, and describes individual and group precision movements, procedures for saluting, drill, ceremonies, reviews, parades, and development of the command voice. Students are provided detailed instruction on ceremonial performances and protocol for civilian and military events and have the opportunity to personally learn drill. Most of the work is to be hands-on. The Wellness/Physical Fitness portion will incorporate the Cadet Health and Wellness Program (CHWP). The CHWP is an exercise program focused upon individual base line improvements with the goal of achieving a Presidential Physical Fitness standard calculated with age and gender. The goal of the CHWP is to motivate JROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives. Cadets will be given the opportunity to put into practice the wellness concepts that are taught in Leadership Education I.  Students   WILL wear the Air Force JROTC uniform weekly (all day on Wednesdays) and the issued PT uniform during class on Fridays.




1. Know the importance of AFJROTC history, mission, purpose, goals, and objectives.

2.  Military traditions and the importance of maintaining a high standard of dress and appearance.

3   Why attitude, discipline, respect, values and ethics are so important.

4. Know the importance of individual self-control, common courtesies and etiquette.

5. Know that an effective stress management program improves the quality of life.

6. Know why courtesies are rendered to the United States flag and the National Anthem.

7. Know the importance of keeping yourself well and helping others stay well.

8. Know the importance of drill and ceremonies.

9. Know basic commands and characteristics of command voice.

10. Apply and execute the concepts and principles of basic drill positions and movements.

11. Know when and how to salute.


Wellness and Physical Fitness

1. Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and into their adult lives.

2. Create an individualized training program based on national standards by age and gender.

3. Identify areas of improvements for each cadet.

4. Incorporate a physical training program to reach goals.


GRADING PROCEDURES: Grades from the Aerospace Science portion of the course count 40% of the AFJROTC final grade and will be graded by the SASI. The Leadership Education portion of the grade counts 40% of the final grade and will be graded by the ASI. The wellness portion of the program counts for the remaining 20% of the final grade and will be graded by the SASI and/or ASI. Drill will be evaluated by the ASI and the SASI. HABITUAL NON-WEAR OF THE UNIFORM AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS WILL RESULT IN A FAILING GRADE AND DISMISSAL FROM THE PROGRAM. Grades will be computed in accordance with standard district grading policy, which is on a 10-point scale.


UNIFORM WEAR (Major Grade): Uniform wear is a large part of the Air Force JROTC program. ALL cadets are required to wear the appropriate uniform each Wednesday, from the start of the school day until released. Makeup uniform days are the following Thursday through Tuesday.  Failing to wear the uniform all day will result in a 0” (zero) grade for that uniform day. Multiple failures to wear your uniform can lead to disenrollment from the course. Cadets are required to wear their issued   Physical Fitness uniforms on Fridays during their JROTF class, unless otherwise directed. Failure to turn in uniforms by the end of the course/year will result in an overall I” incomplete grade for the course and the vice principal notified. Additionally, the student will be placed on the Overdue Fees list until the Air Force uniforms are paid for or returned.


CLASS ATTENDANCE, PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION (Daily Grade): Todays workforce does not earn a paycheck unless they show up ready for work. Cadets earn grades commensurate with their class participation and effort. Cadets who are not present or prepared cannot participate fully in class. This is especially key to drill and physical fitness. Class preparation includes cadet adherence to proper daily grooming standards as outlined in Air Force Instruction and school dress code.


QUIZZES (Daily Grade): Daily quizzes may be administered throughout the course. Quizzes will cover all material taught since the last quiz or test.


HOMEWORK/CLASSWORK: Assignments are due at the beginning of the class period, unless otherwise directed or the cadet has an excused absence that day. For excused absences, the assignment will be due on the next class day that the cadet is present. Assignments not turned in on the due date because of an unexcused absence will receive a0” (zero) grade for that assignment.


COMMUNITY SERVICE: Cadets will have multiple opportunities to perform Air Force JROTC sponsored community service during each semester.


CURRICULUM IN ACTION TRIPS (CIA)/FIELD TRIPS: Throughout the semester, the cadets will have opportunities to participate in school-sponsored activities that serve as an extension of the AFJROTC curriculum. These trips may include Seymour Johnson AFB, Museum Trips, etc. Cadets must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to participate.


CLASS BEHAVIOR: The nature of the AFJROTC mission, as well as its high visibility within the school and community, requires it members to adhere to higher standards than might be found among the student population. Inappropriate behavior, in or out of uniform, is prohibited while in participating in AFJROTC. This behavior includes, but is not limited to, consuming alcohol, drug abuse, tobacco use, horseplay, public displays of affection, fighting, disparaging remarks, insubordination, disrespect, verbal threats and physical attacks.



  1. Follow the chain of command (i.e. cadet-element leader - Flt/CC – Sqd/CC,ASI – SASI).

2.   Always use the titles sir/maam when addressing AFJROTC staff and senior ranking cadets.

3.   Be on time. Dont be late to class, scheduled events, practices, etc.

4.   Always bring your required items to class (notebook, pen/pencil, textbook, etc).

5.   Wear the correct uniform on the appropriate day.

6.   Place personal belongings under your desk nothing in the aisle.

7.   Raise your hand and wait to be acknowledged; do not talk without permission.

8.   Listen respectively to the speaker/presenter or fellow cadets when they are speaking.

  9.   Treat others with mutual respect. Profanity, vulgar language, racial or ethnic slurs, derogatory comments, sexual harassment, or harassment of any fellow cadet or student will not be tolerated.

10. Remain in your seat unless given permission to move about the room

11. Remain professional; do not sit on desks, tables, trash cans, etc.

12. Unauthorized personnel are not allowed in the staff offices.

13. Always use the trash can to dispose of trash. If you see trash on the floor, clean it up.

14. No eating, drinking and ABSOLUTELY no CHEWING GUM in the classroom.

15. Wearing hats or sunglasses indoors is prohibited.

16. Maintain loyalty to the Corps, school, and your values.

17. No horseplay in the AFJROTC areas.

18. Maintain self-control and your self-respect at all times.

19. Do not disrespect instructors, higher-ranking cadet officers and NCOs.









COURSE MATERIAL: LE 100, 200, 300 text books, AF Manual 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies, V-2627


Leadership Education I00: Traditions, Wellness, Foundations of Citizenship

Chapter 1: Introduction to JROTC Programs (pg. 5)

Chapter 2: Personal Behavior (pg. 120)

Chapter 3: Be Health Smart (pg. 204)

Chapter 4: Making Safe, Drug-Free Decisions (pg. 296)

Chapter 5: The Foundations of United States Citizenship (pg. 382)

Leadership Education 200: Communication, Awareness, and Leadership

                                    Chapter 1: Learning and Communication (pg. 4)

                                    Chapter 2: Communicating Effectively (pg. 40)

                                    Chapter 3: Understanding Your Attitude (pg. 96)

                                    Chapter 4: Understanding Your Actions (pg. 136)

                                    Chapter 5: Developing Vision and Teams (pg. 168)

                                    Chapter 6: Solving Conflicts and Problems (pg. 206)

                                    Chapter 7: A leadership Model (pg. 236)

                                    Chapter 8: Adaptive Leadership (pg. 270)

Leadership Education 300: Life Skills and Career Opportunities

                                    Chapter 1: Charting Your Financial Course (pg. 3)

                                    Chapter 2: Managing Your Resources (pg. 51)

                                    Chapter 3: Career Opportunities (pg. 89)

                                    Chapter 4: Aiming Towards a College Degree (pg. 151)

                                    Chapter 5: Charting Your Course (pg. 209)

                                    Chapter 6: Applying for Jobs (pg. 253)

                                    Chapter 7: Working for the Federal Government (pg. 305)

                                    Chapter 8: Developing Your Career Skills (pg. 369)


AF Manual 36-2203, Personnel Drill and Ceremonies, V-2627

Chapters 1 – 3

SURVIVAL (V-7027T) AS-410


INSTRUCTOR NAMEColonel George Schantz


1.  Textbook: Survival (V-7027T/published 1997)

2.  Survival, Evasion and Recovery (Spiral-bound pocket guide)

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course introduces students to the basic concepts and practices of survival outside of the realm of civilization to include the Elements of Survival, Personal Protection,  and Orientation and Traveling through unfamiliar and unimproved terrain. 


1.  Familiarize students with the Elements of Survival, to include preparation, conditions assessment, needs, psychological aspects, and willpower.

2.  Familiarize students with the concepts of personal protection, to include basic survival medicine, medicinal plants, protection from the elements, proper clothing and building shelters

3. Provide students hands-on instruction in Firecraft, edible plants, and water collection

4.  Familiarize students with land navigation utilizing the sun and the stars, provide hands-on instruction in the use of a map and compass, and explore signaling techniques to aid in rescue




  1. Unit One
    1. Chapter 1.1                 Survival Preparedness
    2. Chapter 1.2                 Conditions Affecting Survival
    3. Chapter 1.3                 The Survivor’s Needs
    4. Chapter 1.4                 Psychological Aspects of Survival
    5. Chapter 1.5                 The Will to Survive


  1. Unit Two
    1. Chapter 2.1                 Basic Survival Medicine
    2. Chapter 2.2                 Plants for Medicine
    3. Chapter 2.3                 Proper Body Temperature
    4. Chapter 2.4                 Clothing
    5. Chapter 2.5                 Shelter


  1. Unit Three
    1. Chapter 3.1                 Firecraft
    2. Chapter 3.2                 Equipment
    3. Chapter 3.3                 Food
    4. Chapter 3.4                 Survival Use of Plants
    5. Chapter 3.5                 Water


  1. Unit Four
    1. Chapter 4.1                 Land Navigation
    2. Chapter 4.2                 Navigating Using the Sun and Stars
    3. Chapter 4.3                 Land Travel
    4. Chapter 4.4                 Signaling Techniques
    5. Chapter 4.5                 Recovery Principles

Special Considerations:  Cadets will build shelters using tools and will be engaging in Fire craft, which will require them to use spark tools and other flame producing devices.

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