AFJROTC Honor Code
"I WILL NOT LIE, CHEAT, OR STEAL, NOR WILL I TOLERATE THOSE WHO DO."
These simple words provide the basis for a personal code of ethics that will last the remainder of your life. They will be recited every day you attend class. This honor code is specific and clear in what it means. A cadet is expected to have complete integrity in both word and deed. The cadet honor code belongs to the Cadet Corps and provides a special bond between cadets. Every cadet is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the code. VIOLATION OF ANY PART OF THE HONOR CODE IS GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE DISMISSAL FROM THE CORPS.
The cadet honor code is the cornerstone of ethical training. This applies 24 hours a day, not just during AFJROTC class or activities. As a cadet, you should always set an example for others to follow. Your character must be above reproach and must also be strong enough to sustain you in stressful or tempting situations. Your words and actions must be above question. Others will not follow someone they cannot trust.
Doing what’s right is not always easy. Sometimes you may have to pay a price for having the courage to stand by your convictions. You must believe in yourself and in what is right.
Being a leader involves making and carrying out tough decisions regardless of the circumstances. If you tolerate a violation, you are as guilty as the one that commits the offense.
If you become aware of lying, stealing or cheating, report the episode to the SASI or ASI. The SASI will take action deemed appropriate in each case.
NOTE: An individual failing to report (condoning) an Honor Code violation will be charged with an Honor Code violation.