Any student enrolled in an AFJROTC academic class is considered an Active Cadet. If a student has a legitimate scheduling conflict that prevents them from being enrolled in an AFJROTC academic class, that student may be classified as a Reserve Cadet. A Reserve Cadet is basically a cadet who cannot enroll in AFJROTC courses within the school and is in the AFJROTC program for the sole purpose of participating in co-curricular (after school) activities.
To qualify as a Reserve Cadet, a student must have SASI approval AND meet one of the following criteria:
- The cadet cannot participate in the AFJROTC academic program for that particular year due to only duplicated courses being offered.
- The cadet must have been a cadet for at least one FULL academic year prior to being considered for reserve status.
Reserve Cadets may participate in all AFJROTC activities (community service, drill team, honor guard, etc.).
Time in reserve status does not count towards the Certificate of Completion.
Reserve Cadets may retain their uniform for the entire academic year.
A reserve cadet must comply will all standards published in this Cadet Guide, applicable Air Force and Air Force JROTC Instructions, and unit operating instructions. Failure to do so will result in the loss of reserve status.
Like an active cadet, a reserve cadet MUST wear their issued Air Force blue uniform on ALL designated uniform wear days. If purchased by the cadet, ABU’s may be worn on in lieu of the Air Force blue uniform on Warrior Wednesday.
On designated uniform wear days, a reserve cadet will report to the SASI before or after school for a uniform inspection.
Failure to wear the uniform in accordance with these instructions and Air Force uniform wear standards and/or failure to report for uniform inspection will result in the loss of reserve status.