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Lt_Commander

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#1 13 years ago

Anyone here in the JROTC? If so, what branch? What unit?

I'm in the Air Force branch as a C/SSgt., and just finished my first year of the program. My unit is the best in the country, LA-063.

I know how the AF branch works, but I wonder what the other branch units do.

Included is an older pic of me in my uniform.




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#2 13 years ago

I'm in Army JROTC. My rank is C/Command Sergeant Major. While my unit isn't the best in the country ;) it is the best in the brigade. My unit is based in Clear Creek High School, in Houston, Texas.

If you want me to explain how the Army JROTC works in detail, I can tell you.




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#3 13 years ago

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#4 13 years ago

Well, for me, extreme detail is not nessary, but I do have a few questions pretaining to the AJROTC.

What kind of teams do you have? (Drill, rifle, color guard, etc.)

When are you required to wear your uniforms, and do you wear Class A's or BDUs?

What's a basic command structure like? (For the AF it's Wing-->Group-->Squadadron-->Filght-->Element)

And finally, do you have Leadership School?

That's all I can think of for now, but I can think up some more for later... :faq:




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#5 13 years ago

Im in the raider brigade located in St. Paul Mn. Its in the region called goldstrike. Im in army JROTC. Its pretty fun being in JROTC.




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#6 13 years ago
Lt_CommanderWell, for me, extreme detail is not nessary, but I do have a few questions pretaining to the AJROTC. What kind of teams do you have? (Drill, rifle, color guard, etc.) When are you required to wear your uniforms, and do you wear Class A's or BDUs? What's a basic command structure like? (For the AF it's Wing-->Group-->Squadadron-->Filght-->Element) And finally, do you have Leadership School? That's all I can think of for now, but I can think up some more for later... :faq:

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We have the following teams:

Drill Team Which I am part of.

drillteam18uj.jpgColor Guard Since I am CSM, I control all Color Guards.

Female A Team

colorguard37lx.jpgSabre Guard/Honor Guard

sabreguard27ms.jpgPT Team

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We also have a Raider Team, Orienteering Team (which I am part of), Academics Team, and Ranger Swim Team.

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We wear Class B's every Wednesday, during the summer for obvious reasons. Class A jackets are worn during the colder winter months. Now I emphasize colder because we don't start wearing the Class A's until the temperature is 50F or below. We normally don't wear BDUs unless there's a special event, such as an Orienteering meet.

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The structure is as follows: Brigade -> Battalion -> Company -> Platoon -> Squad.

This diagram shows the structure of our battalion.

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Yes, we have a leadership school. Actually, we have a local one and one for important people. Anyone can go to the local camp, but there's also a summer camp in Camp Bullis, in Austin. That's the one I'm going to in a couple of days. It's just like boot camp, but only a week long.

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BTW, have you seen the Blue Knights? They have some videos of their competitions on THIS site.




Lt_Commander

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#7 13 years ago

Wow, thanks. :)

I don't have any pics ready, but we have: Drill teams 1-4 (Drill team 1 is in the national top ten, drill team 4 can barely march) Color Guard Colonial Color Guard/Honor Guard Sabre Team PT Band Quizbowl Awareness Presentation Team (KittyHawk Air Society) (Model Airplane Club)

The uniform setup sounds exactly like ours, only we're not issued BDU's. (We're the Air Force, ya know) Also, we have a choice to wear class A's and B's at our discression. On our uniform, it's easier to ace an inspection in blues than just the shirt. Therefore, I wore class A all year long this year. When it gets below 50F, we use our trench coats. (all my friends say I look like a gustapo) Here's a pic of a uniform inspection. (These are all first year cadets, give them some slack)

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This year, I was an Element (squad) leader, but next year, I'll probablly be promoted to Squadron (Company) commander.

I also wanted to ask about the leadership school because I'm being sent to one that sounds exactly like to the one you are being sent to. We send about 20 or so cadets to three camps yearly, and I'm one of the sophmores picked. They do say, however, that I'm going to the resort camp in Mississippi. We still have to memorize every drill and run though. If I was on a drill team, I'd be on drill team 5.

No, I don't think I've heard of the Blue Knights.

What kind of hats do you wear? We've got garrison caps for enlisted and Service caps for top NCOs and Officers. One thing I can say for my garrison cap is that it will always stay on your head.

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Also, if you look in your color guard pic, you'll see an AFJROTC detachment.




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#8 13 years ago

You don't have BDUs? That's funny, cuz the airforce units down here have BDUs.

We wear similar garrison caps, only green. :)

Our drill team never wins anything, but all our other teams come in 1st or 2nd.

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I wanted to show you this, it's black watch. I'm sure you probably heard of them.

http://theblackwatchdrillteam.com/Media.html

Watch the videos under the category "Favorites".




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#9 13 years ago

If we had a JROTC program I'd be in it :P In the mean time I'm in the Civil Air Patrol, a Senior Airman with such wide ranging duties as Administrative, Communications, and Drug Demand Reduction Officer, in my Cadet Squadron of 6 (of which only 4 made it tonight), and wooo the 'lt is teaching me to drill the flight!




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#10 13 years ago

no offense but why would you want to be in anything like this? couldnt you just wait to join the army later? I personally things this (american) thing encourage joining the ar,y , fighting for your country, no questions asked, thus in the end glorifying dying for it. I personally dont like this thing at all fo that reason, too militiary for me, the boyscouts is as far as i went(or would go of i run a country). Are this things in anyway linked to the goverment/militairy? i asume so but for all i know they are just totally independant organisations.