HAWK BATTALION UNIFORM POLICY
The uniform is a symbol of a PROUD and HONORABLE PROFESSION. As a JROTC Cadet you are expected to MAINTAIN HIGH STANDARDS in both PERSONAL APPEARANCE and military bearing. Being properly uniformed is a large part of the image that you project to all with whom you come in contact. As a future leader, you should train yourself now, to present an outstanding image at all times. When you are in uniform, you must remember that you are a living advertisement of yourself, your family, your unit, the Army JROTC Program and your school. Credit or discredit is reflected by your conduct and appearance while in uniform.
THE CADETS ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE MILITARY UNIFORM EVERY WEDNESDAY OF EACH WEEK, OR WHEN DESIGNATED BY THE SAI/AI. FAILURE TO WEAR THE UNIFORM ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASSIONS CAN RESULT IN A CADET FAILING THE JROTC COURSE. REMEMBER, WEARING THE UNIFORM IS A MANDATORY PORTION OF THE JROTC COURSE.
a. While wearing the uniform, it will be clean and neatly pressed, fully buttoned, with shoes shined, and brass polished.
b. The proper headgear will be worn with the uniform when outdoors.
c. Shoes must be black in color. Shoes must have plain toes, regular heels, and black laces.
d. Cadets will wear the uniform for the ENTIRE DAY on prescribed uniform days.
e. If your uniform becomes soiled or damaged and cannot be made serviceable prior to uniform day, it should be BROUGHT TO SCHOOL so that the damage may be verified by a member of the military faculty. In so much as there is plenty of time between uniform days for the cleaning of the uniform, having it at the CLEANERS will not be a VALID EXCUSE for not wearing the proper uniform.
f. Failure to comply with this policy will result in being graded zero for that inspection. Cadets have until the next uniform inspection date to make up their uniform grade. Cadets making up their uniform grade will start with a grade of 60 prior to inspection, exception to this is paragraph g. below.
g. If the cadet is absent from class on an uniform day, then the cadet is required to wear the uniform to school the next day they are able to attend school. Failure to wear the uniform on the first day back to school will result in being graded zero for that inspection. Cadets have until the next uniform inspection date to make up their uniform grade. Cadets making up their uniform grade will start with a grade of 60 prior to inspection.
h. If the school is closed because of inclement weather on a uniform day, then that uniform day is canceled and cadets need not wear the uniform when returning to school.
i. The uniform or any part of the uniform will not be worn with civilian clothes at any time, on the job by working cadets, by cadets participating in any sports activity, or during class Practical Exercises (i.e. Graphics or Auto Tech) where it could be damaged.
j. You will not lend any part of your uniform to another cadet or any other person for any reason whatsoever.
RESPONSIBILITY AND MAINTENANCE: Before a cadet can be issued a JROTC uniform, his parent or guardian must assume financial responsibility for loss or damage due to neglect of all items issued. This is done by having a parent or guardian sign a Statement of Responsibility, issued to each cadet, which becomes a part of the cadet's record. Before placing your signature on the clothing record, check carefully to be sure you are issued the items recorded on the cadet clothing record. Each cadet is responsible for the cost of cleaning, laundering, and normal maintenance of their uniforms during the semester.