Air Force Junior ROTC
Kingwood Park Senior High School
Student Academic Course Outline
Instructors: JOHNNY NAIL, Major, USAF (retired)
Senior Aerospace Science Instructor
SCOTT NEWBERRY, MSgt, USAF (retired)
Aerospace Science Instructor
Student’s Name Printed ________________________ Parents Printed Name _________________
The survival text is a synthesis of the basic survival information found in Air force Regulation 64-4 Survival
Training. The survival text will provide training in skills, knowledge, and attitudes necessary to successfully
perform fundamental tasks needed for survival.
This text is intended as a course in survival for young high school cadets. The objectives are:
1. Know how to survive in situations where your safety and life depends on your decisions
2. Know the two fundamenatls goals of a survivor are maintaining life and returning.
3. Know that coping with the psychological aspects of survival is a key ingredient in any survival
4. Know the importance of having the will to survive in hopeless situations.
5. Know the basic survival medicine procedures, treatments, and prevention measures when
faced with medical encounters.
6. Know how to use plants for medicine.
7. Know the proper body temperature.
8. Know that clothing is an important asset to survivors.
9. Know how the environment influeneces shelter sites and factors to consider before
10. Know how to build, design, and light a fire when in a survival situation.
11. Know how to care and use issued equipment, and improvise when the needed equipment is not
12. Know that a survivor must meet his body needs through the intake of food.
13. Know the types of plants you can eat in a survival situation.
14. Know how to locate, procure, purify, and store water.
15. Know how to use a map and compass.
16. Know how to use the Sun and the stars to determine direction.
17. Know if land travel is or not a necesssity in a survival situation.
18. Know how survivvors can assist in their own recovery with signaling techniques.
Text: Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities
AFMAN 36-2203 Drill and Ceremonies
This course will be helpful to students on deciding which path to take after high school. Information on
how to apply for admission to college or to a vocational or technical school is included. Information on
how to begin the job search is available to students who decide not to pursue higher education.
Information about financial planning and how to save and invest and spend money and use credit wisely
is also covered. Cadets are also informed about real issues about real life issues such as understanding
contracts, leases, will, warranties, legal notices, and personal bills. There is information on how to prepare
a resume. We also discuss careers in the military, the federal government, or the aerospace industry.
After successfully completing Leadership Education III: Life Skills and Career Opportunities textbook
the student will:
1. Know specific career options to pursue.
2. Know the elements of a personal budget and financial plan.
3. Know the requirements for applying to a college or university
4. Know the essential process for pursuing a career.
Drill and Ceremonies is an essential part of leadership and is a foundation of the traditions of the U.S. Air
Force and AFJROTC. Understand leadership and followership through the use of drill and be proficient in
all aspects of Flight and Squadron Drill.
The wellness component of the class is designed to subject students to an individualized fitness
assessment and improvement plan. This is done by using elements of the Headquarters AFJROTC
Extreme Excellence Challenge (E2C) Program, Presidential Physical Fitness Program along with a
participative team sports and team building events. Students are graded on their participation in the
program (including wearing the PT uniform) and showing personal effort during exercises and activities.
Students may earn AFJROTC awards for meeting and exceeding certain standards within the E2C
program or serving as a competing member of the Physical Fitness Team.
1. Motivate AFJROTC cadets to lead active, healthy lifestyles beyond program requirements and
into adult lives.
2. Identify areas of improvement for each cadet.
3. Participate in group activities identified through the semester
Techniques and Methods of Instruction
2. Guided discussion
3. Text assignments
4. Practical exercises
5. Oral/written presentations
6. Uniform inspections
7. Audiovisual/computer material
Student Expectations and Conduct
In addition to the rules of the Humble Independent School District and Kingwood Park High
School, each student is expected to follow the guidelines outlined in the TX-20092 Handbook.
On-time class attendance is required of each cadet. Students late to class three times or more will
be assigned to after school detention. Failure to meet that detention will result in a referral to the grade
Cadets are required to come to class with all course materials, paper, and something to write with.
No food, drink, or gum is permitted in the AFJROTC classroom per school and TX-20092
The six weeks grade in this course of instruction will be based on the student’s performance in the
Academic exams, quizzes, and worksheets – 100 pts each
Uniform inspections which includes attending Open Ranks at 0645 Tuesday mornings –
100 pts each week
Special Event/Project/Participation – 100 pts each
Leadership Education exams and quizzes - 100 pts each
Wellness which includes dressing out in the PT uniform every Friday – 100 pts per Friday
Semester Exam is 20% of total grade
A= 90 – 100 percent of available points
B= 80 – 90 percent of available points
C= 70 – 80 percent of available points
F= 69 or less percent of available points
1. Uniform wear and grooming standards are as much a part of JROTC as any other organization
that you may join such as sports teams, scouts, and professional organizations; even into the
business world. It builds team camaraderie, team spirit, discipline and sets us apart from those
not lucky enough to be a part of a great organization!
2. The Open Ranks formation is MANDATORY for all cadets. The uniforms of returning
cadets will be graded on Tuesday at 0645 AM during Open Ranks. Hair and grooming
standards will be also inspected for first year cadets not in uniform. Failure to attend Open
Ranks will result in a downgraded inspection score unless a note is provided by the parent
stating why a cadet could not attend the open ranks for the week.
3. The uniform is worn once a week on Tuesdays for a grade. Improper or disrespectful wear of
the uniform and/or not wearing the uniform to ALL classes on uniform wear day will result in
an inspection score of zero. Guidelines for the wear of the uniform can be found in the
Kingwood Park High School Cadet Handbook. If a cadet knows he/she will not be attendance
on Tuesday then he/she should wear the uniform on the Monday prior to Tuesday. If
something prevents the student from wearing the uniform on Tuesday (ULD) then the student
is required to wear the uniform on the very next JROTC class day. It is the cadet’s
responsibility to wear the uniform in order to comply with the Air Force and course
requirement. Uniform wear cannot be made up the following week!
4. Weekly uniform inspections will be conducted with a possible of 100 points for each
inspection. The inspection will be conducted using the standards listed in AFI 36-2903 and
AFROTCI 36-2001. These standards are listed in the Kingwood Park High School Cadet
Handbook. The Cadet Inspection Checklist will be annotated with any discrepancies
discovered during the inspection.
1. It is the student’s responsibility to find out what work was missed due to class absence. The
cadet may obtain assignments from the Instructors, Flight Sergeant/Cadet Training Officer,
Class Leader, or fellow cadets as well as the syllabus that was provide the first week of school.
2. Course work is to be turned in on the day it is due. Late work will only be accepted up to 3
days late with a point deduction of ten (10) points per day.
Mandatory Evening Activities:
Each semester we will have a graded ceremony that each cadet is required to attend. The Dining –
In and Awards Ceremonies will be after school hours. Open Ranks/ULD for the week of those
events will be held at the event. Cadets will not be required to wear the uniform on Tuesday of
those weeks but at the event. These are the only exception to Tuesday uniform wear regardless of
testing, athletics, appointments, long breaks or etc.
After and Before School Programs:
Each cadet is expected to become a member of at least one of the out of class programs. These
programs provide each cadet with growth opportunities; chance to learn to lead and to learn to
follow. Most of the following will attend competitions throughout the year.
Regulation Drill, Exhibition Drill, Physical Fitness, Air Rifle, Military Swim, Remote Control
Club, Color Guard, Orienteering, and Academics (Kitty Hawk National Honor Society)
AFJROTC is a three prong course with established guidelines for what we teach and how
much time is spent on each of the three prongs. Aerospace science and leadership must be taught
40 percent of the class week for each of those areas. We therefore only have 20 percent or Fridays
to do physical activities; which we call wellness. One day per week is not enough to get each
cadet physically fit. If you desire to become more health conscious, we have a physical fitness
team that practices Wednesday and Friday mornings at 0600 AM. This is not a mandatory event
but is open to any and all cadets wanting more physical training. As an added benefit, this team
also competes at competition drill meets.
Cadets are provided AFJROTC uniforms to be worn every Friday during class. Time will
be provided for cadets to change from civilian clothes to the PT uniform. PT uniform wear is part
of the grade for wellness.
Each cadet is provided a handbook along with this syllabus. Both documents are designed
so that the cadet and parents are aware of the requirements of this program to include grades, when
work is due, grooming standards and hopefully the two will answer all your questions concerning
course requirements. Both of these documents are on our departmental website for your
We welcome you to our team. As a member of the team you are now part of a larger
greater network of Americans. Your actions or non-actions will reflect on our team as a whole.
We ask that you wear JROTC as a badge of honor to be displayed proudly. As a cadet, you are
encouraged to lift up others so that we all can achieve greater goals. As part of this team, you
must respect the rights and thoughts of others and to demand respect from those around you.
Some of your friends (or enemies) may make fun of you that is being human. If you are strong
and willing to show how AFJROTC can and has helped you become better; your friends may also
see the positive effects of being a cadet. Be proud, be active and your friends lives will be
improved because of you.
Our cadet corps will be active in many different activities. You will excel at some of
those activities, others maybe not so much. You will never be asked to give more than you are
capable but you will be asked to do the very best that you can in all things! We will take tests, do
physical fitness, march/drill, and participate in a number of other activities as listed in your
handbook; no one person is good at everything. Be the best you can be!
If you are not physical, do not worry, our goal is not to make supermen. If you are not the
best student, don’t worry, our goal is not creating geniuses. If your goal is not the military, don’t
worry, our goal is not to make generals. OK, then what is our goal? Good question. AFJROTC’s
goal is to provide you chances to develop your skills and to use those skills to make us better and
make you a better person and citizen. We can only do this if you get involved!
Cadets must depend on each other and care for each other! If you need help and want to
become better you are on the right track.
Date Academic (Mondays/Tuesdays) Leadership (Wednesday or Thursday) Wellness (Friday)
Mondays read the week’s lesson and do the
writing assignment. Tuesday discuss the
readings and Powerpoints. Uniforms Graded
on Tuesdays during Open Ranks at 0645 hours
Aug 27-31 Administrative/Commander’s Meetings Basic Training Alternates between
All documents are due back by Friday. Strength Training,
These failure to return these documents will affect Cardio-Vascular or
our funding and perhaps our rating as a unit of the Team Sports.
United States Air Force
Sep 4-7 Chapter 1-1 and 1-2 Survival Preparedness/ Basic Training
Conditions Affecting Survival pages 1-8. Writing
assignment: Words to Remember, Mountain Trail,
Questions 1-6 page 9
Sep 10-14 Chapter 1-3 The Survivor’s Needs pages 11 -16. Ceremonies Training
Writing assignment: Questions 1- 10
Sep 17-21 Chapter 1-3 Test Monday and Read pages17 -22 Chapter Lesson
Sep 24-28 Chapter 1-4 The Psychological Aspects of Chapter 1 Lesson 1
Survival pages 22-29. Writing assignment: Words Researching and Choosing Careers
To Remember and The Hunting Trip
Oct 1-5 Chapter 1-5 The Will To Survive pages 30-34. Chapter 1 Lesson 2
Writing assignment: Review Questions 1-11 and Military Careers
the New Yorker
Oct 9-12 Monday Test and Tuesday Chapter 2-1 Read Chapter 1 Lesson 3
Oct 15-19 Chapter 2-1 Basic Survival Medicine, pgs 51-54 Chapter Review and Test
on Monday. Writing assignment: Tuesday
Questions 1-18 and Love For Snakes
Oct 22-26 TAKS PT
Oct 29 – Nov 2 Chapter 2-2 Read pages 55-57 and complete Chapter 2 Lesson 2
questions 1-10. Career Paths
Nov 5-9 Due Monday One page paper explaining how the Chapter 2 Lesson 3
plants on page 58 can be used to survive. Educational Paths
Chapter 2-3 Proper Body Temperature, pages 59-
63. Writing Assignment: Questions 1,2,4,6, 8,12,
13,14, and 15 and The New Salad
Nov 12-16 Test Chapter 2-1 and 2-2 Monday, STARR Chapter Review and Test
Nov 26-30 Chapter 2-4 Clothing, pages 64-77. Writing Chapter 3 Lesson 1
assignment: Questions 5,7,9,11,12,13,15,16,18,19, Creating Your Budget
and 20 and complete The Mountain Climb
Dec 3-7 Chapter 2-5 read pages 78-95 Chapter 3 Lesson 2
STARR Savings and Bank Accounts
Dec 10-14 Chapter 2-5 read pages 95-105. Written
Assignment questions 1-15. STARR
Dec 17-20 Chapter 2-5 Powerpoints on Monday. Semester Chapter 3 Lesson 3
Final on Chapter 2-4 and 2-5 Real-Life Issues in Buying and Selling
Jan 8-11 Chapter 3-1 Firecraft, pages 107-121. Chapter 4 Lesson 1
Avoiding the Credit Trap
Jan 14-18 Monday: Writing assignment Chapter 3-1: Words Chapter 4 Lesson 2
to Remember and Questions 1-10 Financing for College
Tuesday: Be able to identify and explain each of
the fire lays mentioned in Chapter 3-1 (Graded)
Jan 22-25 Chapter 3-2 Equipment, Read pages 122-156. Chapter 4 Lesson 3
Insurance for Protecting Your Resources
Jan 28 Feb 1 Chapter 3-2 Equipment. Powerpoint Slides and Chapter Review and Test
Writing assignment: Words to Remember on
Monday. Tuesday Test Chapter 3-1 and 3-2
Feb 4-8 Chapter 3-3 Food pages 157 -194. Chapter 5 Lesson 1
Applying for College
Feb 11-15 Chapter 3-3 pages 192-194. Word to Remember, Chapter 5 Lesson 2
Questions 1-20 and Surviving Below the Freezing Navigating the Testing Maze
Point. Tuesday Test Chapter 3-3
Feb 19-22 Chapter 3-4 Survival Use of Plants, pages 195- Chapter 5 Lesson 3
222. Essays, Interviews, and Campus Visits
Feb 25 Mar 1 Chapter 3-4 Words Remember, Questions 1-15. Chapter Review and Test
Tuesday Test Complete Chart on Page 122
Mar 4-8 Chapter 3-5 Water. Read pages 223-240. PT
TAKS Adjusting to Campus Life
Mar 18-22 Chapter 3-5 Water. Finish Reading and complete Chapter 6 Lesson 2
the questions 1-15 and The Beef Sandwiches Choosing a Major
Mar 25-27 Chapter 4-1 Land Navigation, pages 242-261 Chapter 6 Lesson 3
Planning Your Schedule
Apr 1-5 Chapter 4-1 Written Assignment: Question 1-20 Chapter Review and Test
and The Ranch House (Graded)
Apr 8-12 Chapter 4-2 Navigation Using the Sun and the Chapter 7 Lesson 1
Stars, pages 262-267. Written Assignment: The Job Search Process
Questions 1-13 and Complete and Turn in on
Tuesday the Exercise on page 267 (Graded).
Apr 15-19 Chapter 4-3 Land Travel, pages 268-287. Written Chapter 7 Lesson 2
Assignment: Words to Remember and A Desert
Preparing Your Resume
Apr 22-26 Complete Chapter 4-3 Requirements. TAKS Chapter 7 Lesson 3
Building Interviewing Skills
Apr 29-May 3 Chapter 4-4 Signaling Techniques, pages 288-303. Chapter Review and Test
Written Assignment: questions 1-18 and turn in
the answer to the Exercise on page 303 (Graded)
May 6-10 Chapter 4-5 Recovery Principles, pages 304-313. Chapter 8 Lesson 1
STARR Planning Your Professional Development
May 13-17 Chapter 4-5 Powerpoints. Written Assignment: Chapter 8 Lesson 2
Questions 1-14 and The Whitetail Buck. STARR Learning to Work with Others
May 20-24 Special Projects Chapter 8 Lesson 3
Seeking Feedback and Promotions
May 28-31 Senior’s Semester Final Chapter 4-3, 4-4, and 4-5 Semester Exam
Special Projects Completed and submitted for
June 3-7 Semester Final Chapter 4-3, 4-4, and 4-5