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  1. Uniform & Appearance Standards (pg 17-33) Lesson 2, Chapter 1

  2. Motivation • From the ancient Greeks to the Armed Forces today, the military uniform has represented a long and honorable tradition of devotion to one’s country. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  3. Lesson Objectives • Explain what the military uniform symbolizes? • Summarize the history of the uniform? • Demonstrate how to properly wear the AF uniform? • Explain what are AFJROTC uniform standards? Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  4. What does the military uniform symbolize? • symbol of the nation’s defense forces • service to country • worn proudly and properly Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  5. What is the history of the uniform? • Uniform combines Latin words unus and forma to mean “one form.” • Ancient Romans wore togas, a type of uniform. (public office, ceremonial, emperors, lower class) Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  6. History of the uniform? Dressed according to position in military formations. • Heavy infantryman • Light-foot soldier • During the Great Rebellion (1642–1646). • Red with colored facings - distinguish regiments • Units identified by colors and standards • Other various ways-some $$ stature • From this start, the military uniform evolved. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  7. How to wear the AF uniform • AFJROTC uniform is the same as that worn by active duty Air Force personnel except for patches & insignia. • Honor the uniform --Wear it properly. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  8. How to wear the AF uniform • Cadets may not wear the uniform • While hitchhiking, in demonstrations, for crowd control, • During political events (Hatch Act) such as rallies speeches, passing out fliers • Attending rallies and political speeches and passing out fliers • Publicly supporting a political candidate, party, or political issue • Activities that might imply Air Force endorsement of a commercial interest • Private employment Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  9. How to wear the AF uniform • Cadets may wear the uniform • While acting as ushers, parking lot attendants, runners, or at discretion of SASI Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  10. How to wear the AF uniform • Uniform Guidelines are found: • AFI 36-2903: Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel • AFJROTCI 36-2001: Air Force Junior ROTC Operations Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  11. What are the AFJROTC uniform standards? • Uniform do’s • Wear properly. • Wear on Wednesday • Keep shoes polished & shined. • Keep badges free of scratches & corrosion. • Keep ribbons clean & replace when worn, frayed, or faded. • Wear the uniform • At other times specified by the SASI • When you fly on military aircraft • When participating in color guard or drill team Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  12. What are the AFJROTC uniform standards • Uniform don’ts • Don’t wear the uniform with other clothing. (Except windbreaker) • Don’t lend your uniform to someone not a member of AFJROTC program. • Don’t allow articles (wallets, pencils, pens, and combs) to be visible. • Don’t wear ear or headphones while in uniform, unless required by duty. • Don’t carry pagers or cell phones unless required for duty.

  13. Special team uniforms? • Special teams are • Color guards • Drill teams • Special teams may wear additional uniform items. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  14. Jewelry authorized in uniform • Wristwatch • Rings, but no more than three at one time • Neat, conservative wrist bracelet no wider than one inch • Females may wear circular earrings (gold, silver, pearl). • Male cadets may not wear earrings. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  15. Eyeglasses or sunglassesauthorized in uniform • Must have conservative frames and lenses • Must not be faddish or have mirrored lenses • Cannot be worn around neck while in uniform Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  16. Appearance and grooming • Tattoos or brands cannot be obscene or advocate discrimination. • Excessive tattoos or brands will not be exposed or visible while in uniform. • No objects may be displayed through nose, tongue, or any exposed body part.

  17. Female cadet guidelines • Skirt • Skirt may not vary beyond top and bottom of kneecap. • Skirt should fit smoothly, should hang naturally, and must not be excessively tight. • Hosiery must be worn with the skirt. • Hair • No longer than bottom of collar edge at back of neck • Conservative style • Should look professional and allow headgear to be worn properly • Must not be too full or high on head • Plain (if any) pins, combs, barrettes, etc. Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards

  18. Male cadet guidelines: • Hair • Must be clean, neat, & trimmed • Cannot touch ears or eyebrows • Must not protrude below the front band of headgear or interferes w/wearing headgear properly • Cannot touch collar, (tapered appearance on sides & back) • Should not exceed 1¼ inches in bulk regardless of length • May not have foreign items attached, extreme styles or colors • Sideburns must be straight, even width, and end in a clean, horizontal line

  19. Military uniform review • DEFINE: • uniform • Bulk • Discuss Hx of Uniform • Discuss 4 Dos & 4 Don’ts while wearing uniform • ID 4 requirements for male & female hair Read pg 17-33 Lesson 2, Chapter 1, The Military Uniform and Appearance Standards