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    August 25, 2011

Chain of Command

Chain of Command

Maximum grade authorization for a cadet corps organized as a group are: (Note: see AFJROTC 36-2001 page 17, for cadet corps grade authorization for a “wing” structure)

                                  Group Commander                                                      Cadet Col  

                                                Deputy Commander                                      Cadet Lt. Col

                                                Operations Officer                                        Cadet Lt. Col

                                                Senior Enlisted Advisor                                 Cadet CMSgt     

                                                First Sergeant                                                Cadet MSgt

                                 

                                  Squadron Commander                                                 Cadet Maj.

                                                Superintendent                                              Cadet SMSgt     

                                                First Sergeant                                                Cadet MSgt

                                                Guidon Bearer                                               Cadet TSgt

 

                                  Flight Commander                                                       Cadet Maj

                                                Flight Sergeant                                              Cadet SSgt

                                                Flight Guide                                                   Cadet SrA

                                               

                                  Element Leader                                                           Cadet SSgt

                                                Assistant Element Leader                             Cadet Amn

Job Descriptions

 

1)      Corps/Group Commander (CC) is Responsible For:

a)      Command and control of the cadet group using the members of his/her staff and subordinate commanders.

b)      Representing the group at all public and corps related functions.

c)       The appearance, discipline, efficiency, training and conduct of the corps.

d)      Assisting the SASI and the ASI as necessary. Identifying and establishing goals to be attained by the staff; subordinate commanders and members of the corps.

e)      Ensuring that all members of the group have the opportunity to develop leadership commensurate with their individual abilities.

 

2)      Vice Commander (CV) is Responsible For:

a)      Command and control of the cadet group in the absence of the Corps Commander.

b)      Review of submitted After Action Reports within 48 hours of receipt.

c)       Assist the Corps Commander as needed

 

3)      Director of Operations (DO) is Responsible For:

a)      Assuming command of the corps in the absence of the Corps Commander and Vice-Commander.

b)      Coordinating and controlling the operations staff

c)       Establishing committees by assigning appropriate cadets, outlining committee duties, establishing committee suspense’s (timelines) and monitoring committee progress at regular intervals, as directed by CC.

d)      Keeping the CC informed of all activities related to this staff position and especially on committee’s progress.

e)      Tracking the corps calendar of events. Recommending cadets for awards and decorations. Review of submitted After Action Reports. Assisting the Vice- Commander as otherwise directed.

f)       Assist the IG as needed.

 

4)      Senior Enlisted Advisor (SEA) is Responsible For:

a)      The SEA works directly for the corps commander and performs as necessary to facilitate the smooth operation of the corps.

b)      Attends staff meeting to ensure that proper support is being given to the Corps and its commander.

c)       Forming all parades and other cadet group co-curricular activities related to drill and ceremonies.

d)      Rumor control.

e)      Performing other duties as assigned by the ASI and SASI.

 

5)      Public Affairs (PA) Officer is Responsible For:

a)      Providing AFJROTC Headquarters with all matters of publicity related to the Akins High School AFJROTC.

b)      Publishing the cadet newsletter at least once per semester.

c)       Coordinating with the school newspaper staff in preparing publicity items concerning the Cadet Corps. There should be something about JROTC in each issue.

d)      Ensuring that appropriate publicity of Akins High School AFJROTC is directed to each of the following important public segments. 1. The local public (local news media-radio and TV), 2. The School, the administration ( the Principal, the Vice-Principles, Superintendent, School Board, and AFJROTC Headquarters). 3. The national public

e)      Providing for a procedure for keeping all of the above informed on a recurring basis, a local information board, radio and TV announcements, and ensuring that all releases are cleared by the SASI.

f)       Maintaining  the unit scrapbook and Walls of Honor, Training at lest one junior or sophomore in your duties and responsibilities.

g)      Ensure space is reserved in the Akins High School Yearbook for the Cadet Corps.

 

 

6)      Finance Officer (FO) is Responsible For:

a)      Preparing the group’s yearly budget and the monthly update of that budget at staff meetings.

b)      Assisting the Instructors in tracking cadet funds.

c)       Assisting the Instructors and Corps Commander in planning, organizing, controlling and coordinating unit fund drives.

d)      Keeping the Director of Operations informed of all activities related to this position.

e)      Ensure authorization for expenditures is incorporated in the staff meeting minutes.

f)       Training at least one sophomore or junior cadet in the duties and responsibilities.

 

7)      Logistics Officer (LG)/Facilities Officer is Responsible For:

(May be one or two officers depending on Corps Commander needs)

a)      Assisting the ASI with the receipt, issue and accounting of all items of uniform, equipment and supplies. Maintenance of the JROTC automated tracking system files may be required if the ASI concurs.

b)      Assisting the ASI in maintaining supply records, as directed,

c)       Training of at least one cadet in each flight of proper procedures when filling out equipment hand receipts.

d)      Organizing and supervising the maintenance, repairing, and cleaning of AFJROTC facilities, uniform supplies and equipment.  Assisting the ASI with inventories.

e)      Providing guidance to the cadet staff on proper supply discipline.

f)       Training at least one sophomore or junior cadet in the duties and responsibilities.

 

8)      Administration Officer / Executive Officer (DA) is Responsible For:

(May be one or two officers depending on Corps Commander needs)

a)      Authenticating, publishing, distributing, and filing all publications of the corps to include special orders, regulations, forms and other directives. Maintaining cadet corps files. Preparation and maintenance of cadet personnel files.

b)      Maintains the internal distribution system of the cadet group , including the posting of current directives, special orders and other notices on the unit bulletin board.

c)       Taking down, typing, publishing, distribution and posting minutes of cadet group staff meetings within 48 hours of the meeting.

d)      Ensuring all public orders are posted promptly and properly into each cadet’s personnel file.

e)      Keeping the organizational chart current, posting changes in grade, rank and other changes.

f)       Maintaining attendance records for staff meeting and other meetings related to cadet corps activities.

g)      Tracking and filing of After Action Reports. Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities.

h)      Assisting Senior Staff as needed.

 

9)      Special Projects Director (DSP) is Responsible For:

a)      Any special project given by the Instructors or corps staff ( with ASI’s approval). This includes all of our major events (military ball, DOAB etc.)

b)      Reporting progress on the project at every staff meeting.

c)       Preparing suggested news releases for the particular project and passing this to the Public Affairs Officer.

d)      Running the appropriate checklist for the event.

e)      Preparing permission slips for the specific activity.

f)       Preparing After Action Report (AAR) IA W local directives detailing the project. The AAR must be completed and turned-in to the Administration Officer within two weeks of project completion.

 

10)   Drill Team Commander/Exhibition Commander:

(May be one or two officers depending on goal requirements)

a)      Directly responsible to the Director of Operations and the ASI

b)      Maintains a high degree of esprit de corps and discipline within the team.

c)       Establish a training schedule. This schedule will be approved by the ASI.

d)      Ensures that the team is prepared for local parades and drill competitions.

e)      Ensuring drill team equipment is properly accounted for and kept ready for the next use ( gloves white, rifles in working order and degreased, berets clean and chords clean and accounted for; this is not all inclusive).

f)       Completing drill team practice/debrief by 15:45 unless previously approved.

g)      Maintaining comprehensive folder describing and diagramming team routines. This folder will be located in the cadet file cabinet.

h)      Prepares an After Action Report

i)        Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities.

 

11)   Color Guard (CG) Commander(s) (Male Competitions, Female Competitions, and Special Events)  Responsible For:

a)      Directly responsible to the Director of Operations and the ASI

b)      Maintains a high degree of esprit de corps and discipline within the team.

c)       Ensures that the team is prepared for local parades, competitions, assemblies, sporting events, etc.

d)      Maintaining flags, guidons, gloves, rifles and associated equipment

e)      Prepare After Action Reports to the DO for review and action.

f)       Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities

 

12)   Saber Team Commander(s) ( Male Competition, Female Competition and Special Events) is Responsible For:

a)      Directly responsible to the Director of Operations and the ASI

b)      Maintains a high degree of esprit de corps and discipline within the team.

c)       Ensures that the team is prepared for local parades, competitions, assemblies, sporting events, etc.

d)      Maintains sabers and associated equipment.

e)      Prepare After Action Reports to the DO for review and action.

f)       Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities.

 

13)   Flag Detail Commander is Responsible For:

a)      Directly responsible to the Color Guard Commander and the ASI

b)      Plans and schedules cadets for flag detail duty

c)       Assigns one upper class cadet and their Adopt-A-Cadet to a flag detail during each semester

d)      Ensures that the Flag Detail schedule is posted NLT the Wednesday prior to the duty.

e)      Ensures the assigned upperclassman is aware of their week of Flag Detail Duty. Upperclassmen are responsible for contacting their Adopt-A-Cadets, training their cadets, arranging replacements and reporting successful completion (via memo) NLT the Tuesday following the assigned duty.

f)       Training upper-class cadets for “Flag Detail”

g)      Submits weekly status reports to the CG. The report will indicate assigned cadet’s performance and any associated concerns. A copy of the reports will be maintained in the cadet file cabinet.

h)      Prepares an annual After Action Report due by the first staff meeting in May. Activities occurring after the due date will be addressed as works in progress.

i)        Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities.

 

14)   Flight Commanders are Responsible For:

a)      Acting as a role model. Calling the class to attention at the end of the tardy bell and prior to dismissal. Calling role under the direction of the instructor dismissing the flight with the permission of the instructor.

b)      Appearance, discipline, efficiency and training of the flight and for conduct of flight members in the academic classroom. Controlling of the flight in the absence of the instructor.

c)       Keeping abreast of new information on the cadet bulletin board.

d)      Informing cadets of new information on the cadet bulletin board at the beginning of each class period.

e)      Ensuring the classroom is left in an orderly and clean condition at the end of each class period. If the class is allowed to leave before cleanup, will ensure the classroom is clean prior to departure. Command Responsibly.

f)       Inspection of the flight when authorized by the instructor.

g)      Effectively and accurately complete the “uniform inspection sheet” and turning it in to the instructor (this means computing the daily score).

h)      Leading and directing the flight at all Corps and flight functions.

 

15)   Recruiting Officer/Awareness Presentation Team Commander is Responsible For:

a)      Forming an enthusiastic recruiting team

b)      Maintaining a close liaison with the ASI to ensure that all- recruiting assignments are conducted with professionalism.

c)       Manages the CTE-Day schedule and associated briefings

d)      Briefing all feeder schools on the advantages of AFJROTC prior to high school registration (coordinate this with the ASI).

e)      Keeping the Director of Operations informed of all planned and forecasted activities.

f)       Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities. Prepares an After Action Report

 

16)   Physical Fitness Commander (Male, Female) is Responsible For:

a)      Directly responsible to the Director of Operations

b)      Coordinating and controlling all athletic events.

c)       Coordinating with Akins High School athletic department to schedule available facilities for cadet use on physical training Thursday/Fridays. Obtain the facilities schedule from the PE Department Head to ease scheduling.

d)      Determining warm-up exercises for physical training and provide a memo describing these exercises. Organizing field day competition teams and establishing practice days/time.

e)      Reserves training facilities with the vice-principal’s secretary and the athletic director.

f)       Determining which members will participate in activities. Training at least one sophomore or junior in the duties and responsibilities.

 

17)   Director of Data Automation is Responsible For:

a)      Directly Responsible to he Director of Operations

b)      To complete tasks assigned by the Director of Operations

c)       Maintaining the programs and software application on the corps computer network.

d)      To train all staff members in the use of the corps computers as needed

 

18)   Inspector General is Responsible For:

a)      Reports directly to the Corps Commander and the ASI

b)      Prepare the Corps for the annual Air Force inspection.

c)       Assist the CC,CV, and DO as needed.

 

19)   Special Assistant to the SASI is Responsible For:

a)      Reports directly to the SASI

b)      Completion of any and all tasks assigned by the SASI or ASI

c)       Assist the corps commander as needed

 

20)   Spirit Team Commander is Responsible For:

a)      Door decorations and other activities associated with school spirit events and organizations

b)      Prepares yearly plan and uses POCDC to ensure unit is a spirit force on campus.

 

21)   Community Service Officer/Operation Shoe Box Officer:

(May be one or two officers depending on goal requirements)

a)      Tracks all community service projects and hours

b)      Organizes teams to complete tasks and ensures cadets are aware of times and dates.

c)       Coordinates said activities with host and cadet staff.

d)      Collect goods as appropriate to send to troops overseas.

22)   Squadron Commanders are Responsible For:

a)      Reports directly to the Corps Commander

b)      Responsible for Appearance, discipline, efficiency, training, and conduct of squadron

c)       Acts as a liaison between Flt/CCs and command staff. Plans or approves all squadron activities

d)      Carries out other duties assigned by CC

e)      Oversees coordination of group operations

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