Honor 4-7. Honor as an Upper-Class Cadet. Objectives. Review topics covered in previous honor lessons Outline the expectations of honorable living as an upper-class cadet Review a series of case studies to challenge the thought process of members of the 4 th class.
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Honor as an Upper-Class Cadet
How does FERPA affect the Honor System?
Who may defend a cadet accused of an Honor Violation at an Honor Trial?
How many members of the Honor Court must vote “in-violation” during a Trial in order for a Cadet to be found in-violation.
How many grounds for Appeal are there?
Living Honorably means going further than adherence to the Code
The standard you set is the one that the under classes will follow in the future
Remember, as an upper-classmen YOU run the Corps
YOUR actions will either help or hurt the Corps, act in a manner that reflects this
Role of Honor in Guard Duty:
Be fair and consistent in enforcement of college regulations
Be vigilant for potential honor issues
Do not make “Grudge Pulls”
Remember to ask PROPER questions when questioning cadets about possible violations of regulations
The Role of Honor as Weekend Duty:
Check your punishment sheets after every hour and check with cadets who have not signed in
Ensure that all cadets know how to serve punishments correctly
Ensure that those that are serving punishments are serving them correctly
The Role of Honor in Leadership:
Be impartial and fair
Do not grudge pull or allow others to do so
Fill out all-ins sheets properly
Do not allow Cadets to go AWOL --Do not tolerate statements like “Don’t check my room tonight”, etc
The Role of Honor in Leadership:
Take good accountability
Give proper accountability reports
Learn from the actions of past leaders in the Corps
Absorb the positive and get rid of the negative
A knob and several of his classmates stumble in from general leave highly intoxicated. One of the knobs is missing his cover and another does not have his blouse entirely zipped. The senior on guard stops the knobs and pulls them off to the side. He smells the alcohol on their breath and asks if they have been drinking. Knob X replies that he has not been drinking, but the senior knows that this can not be the case because he smells the alcohol on the knob’s breath and the words were slurred. The senior then asks Knob X if he is underage, and the knob replied that he was twenty one. The OG takes the knobs names down and releases them to their rooms. He investigates further only to discover that the Knob X is not twenty-one, and therefore lied to him. He pulls the knob for the honor violation of lying about both drinking and his age.
Did the OG ask the knobs an improper question?
Technically no, The OG has probable cause, but could he have asked the question better?
Was he justified in Pulling the knobs for an Honor Violation?
Yes, the knobs lied to two questions.
The situation would have been a better one if the OG talked to the knob the next day to find out if he was 21 and drinking, then pulled him. This would have allowed the cadet and to explain his actions when sober with an ERW and prevent the Honor Situation.
Would you rather give an official response while sober or drunk? Be responsible when in a position of authority.
Cadet B is serving punishments and is restricted to campus. It is Sunday, and Cadet B has just spent a long day Saturday marching Tours. Cadet B simply wants to sleep and does not feel like waking up every hour to sign the Restrictions Sheets. Cadet B decides to write "Sleeping" next to his name and draw an arrow to indicate that he will be sleeping for the entire period of Restrictions. Sure enough, Cadet B sleeps the entire day, missing all of the ten-minute windows during which he is supposed to be signing the Restrictions Sheets. At the end of the day, the Weekend Duty Senior in Cadet B's Company notices what Cadet B has done. The Weekend Duty Senior notifies her Company Honor Representatives and Cadet B is formally accused of the Honor Violation of Lying.
Has Cadet B committed an honor violation?
Cadet B is found not guilty of the Honor Violation of Lying. Cadet B forward-signed his Restrictions for the entire period and he was not at the Duty Location during the ten-minute windows to sign. However, he was in his room sleeping as he had indicated on the Restrictions Sheet. "Sleeping" is not administratively acceptable, but it is not lying as long as that is what the individual is doing.
Cadet Y submitted a special leave. As justification, she indicated she had to attend Air Force Reserve drill that weekend. Cadet Y asked to leave Friday at 1200 (missing parade) to attend the drill. There was no further elaboration. Her unit drilled at Shaw AFB at Sumter, SC. The leave was granted. Cadet X saw Y at a party at Folly Beach that evening with her boy friend. Cadet X, commander of Cadet Y's company, had signed off on the leave, so he asked Cadet Y why she was not at reserve drill. Y said it did not start until 0800 the following morning. Cadet X turned in Cadet Y for an honor violation, feeling she had gotten out of parade and lunch formations under false pretenses.
Is what Cadet Y did a honor violation?
Yes. The court determined that Cadet Y had not told the full truth when she submitted her request for leave. By asking to leave at 1200 for reserve drill, she was leaving the impression that (1) either the unit was of such distance that she had to leave early as it would be impossible to make the drill if she left after parade on Friday or Saturday morning, or (2) she had a drill assembly that evening, a common practice. By being intentionally vague on the leave request, she was getting out of duties/formations that she was otherwise not entitled to. Had she written on the leave that her drill started at 0800 Saturday, the request to leave before parade would have been denied. She had ample time to drive two hours to Sumter after parade.
Cadet C is a 2nd Semester 4th Class Cadet. Towards the end of the year Cadet C realizes that he has a poor grade in his English class and has a paper due the next day that hasn’t been started. Feeling like there is nothing he can do, Cadet C sends an email to his professor stating that the paper is attached, even though he knows it is not. Later, when Cadet C gets an ‘F’, he falsifies an email in Microsoft Outlook that appears like it has attachment and prints it out. Cadet C then confronts his teacher with the printout, stating that he had originally sent the paper but never received a grade. Cadet C’s professor informs the Honor Committee that their might be a possible Honor Violation.
Has Cadet C committed an Honor Violation?
Yes, Cadet C has lied to his Professor three times. The first time was when he sent the email to his Professor stating there was an attachment when he knew there was not. The second time was when Cadet C printed out the fake email and showed it to his Professor. The third time was when Cadet C confronted his Professor with the fake email still claiming he had sent the paper.
How could Cadet C have prevented this situation from occurring?