Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)
Unit AL-935 Daphne High School
A 2007-2009 Distinguished Unit and 2008-2009 Air Force Associations' #1 Unit in Alabama
Instructors: Lt Col Landfair and TSgt Mendoza
Subject: Syllabus for Term 1, Jan 4 – May 10: Aerospace Science Policy and Organization, Leadership
Education IV; Physical Training/Wellness and Leadership IV Principles of Management
Purpose: This syllabus provides general information on the course and the grading system that will be used.
This is not all-inclusive as you can expect changes due to events out of the instructor’s control.
General: JROTC is an elective course taught during first, second, and third blocks in Aerospace Science (AS),
Leadership (LE), and Physical Fitness (PF) offered to High School students. All students receive one elective
credit, or one leadership credit, or one physical fitness credit when successfully passing this course. It is the
student's responsibility to work with their counselor to make sure they get proper credit. The Aerospace
Science Policy and Organization portion of JROTC will cover national security strategy, military history, and
the structure of the Defense Department. Leadership will cover military customs and courtesies, goal setting,
personal attitudes, values, leadership principles, teamwork, conflict resolution, management, and effective
leadership. Physical fitness will cover active and healthy lifestyles including lessons on good hygiene,
nutrition, drugs, tobacco, and etiquette.
Schedule & Scheduled Homework: Generally the following schedule will be used. Leadership Education
(LE) will be taught on Mondays through Thursdays. Leadership Education requires uniform wear (provided
by AFJROTC) on Wednesdays. Aerospace Science, Policy and Organization (AS) will also be taught on
Mondays through Thursdays. Students are required to research current aerospace, military, leadership, or good
citizenship related events as homework. Students must hand-in their homework and be prepared to present
their research to the class on Thursdays. Physical Training/Wellness (PF) also requires wear of the physical
fitness uniform (provided by AFJROTC) on Fridays. Please note that the schedule may change due to
weather, guest speakers, curriculum-in-action trips (field trips), and other events. As a rule of thumb expect
Mondays to be primarily academic days. Tuesdays will be outside to practice marching. Wednesdays will be
uniform day where your uniform will be inspected for a grade. On Thursdays we will discuss your weekly
research detailed above and Fridays will be physical fitness day. The fourth block class will generally follow
the same schedule as the other blocks but there will be no requirement for current events.
4-29 Jan: Uniform Issue, administration, classroom rules, cadet handbook, cadet code and Organization
of AFJROTC (LE); Military Uniform and Appearance Standards (LE); Customs and Courtesies for Air
Force Junior ROTC (LE); Drill (LE); Current Events(AS, LE); Policy and Organization Introduction
(AS); Physical Training (PF); Your Body Image (LE); (M) Introduction to Management Techniques
1-26 Feb: Customs and Courtesies (LE); Drill (LE); Uniform and Appearance Standards (LE); Current
Events (AS/LE); Leadership Discussions (LE); Physical Training (PF); Your Body Image (LE);
National Security Strategy (AS); Management Techniques (M)
1-31 Mar: Customs and Courtesies (LE); Drill (LE); Uniform and Appearance Standards (LE); Current
Events (AS/LE); Leadership Discussions (LE); Physical Training (PF); Healthy Lifestyle (LE); Military
Historical Perspective (AS); Charting Your Course (LE); Management Decisions (M)
1-23 Apr: Customs and Courtesies (LE); Drill (LE); Uniform and Appearance Standards (LE); Current
Events (AS/LE); Leadership Discussions (LE); Physical Training (PF); Self Management (LE); Defense
Structure of the United States (AS); Pursuing a Career (LE); Management Functions (M)
26 Apr - 25 May: Customs and Courtesies (LE); Drill (LE); Uniform and Appearance Standards (LE);
Current Events (AS/LE); Leadership Discussions (LE); Physical Training (PF); Time Management (LE);
US Air Force Organization and Issues (AS); Pursuing a Career (LE); Managing Self and Others (M)
Grading: Twenty (20) percent of your final grade is determined by your academic performance. Forty
percent (40) of your final grade is determined by your LE performance and drill performance including wear of
the uniform. Twenty percent (20) of your grade is determined by your performance in PF including wear of the
physical fitness uniform. Twenty percent (20) of your grade is determined by your performance on both the
mid-term and final exams. Participation is a key component of your grade and is accounted for in class, drill,
and physical training. It is very important to note that wearing the uniform once a week and complying with
Air Force appearance standards while in uniform is a requirement for this course. Failure to wear the
uniform more than three times will result in failure of this course. Until a uniform has been
issued you will be graded on the wear of your school uniform during uniform inspection days. You should
monitor your grades through the school’s website. If you need to use classroom computers to do so, please ask.
Remember that you will have at least three grades each week; one grade for uniform inspection, one for current
events research, and one for physical fitness. Other grades will be given for periodic quizzes, tests, mid-term
and final exams. The fourth block management class will be responsible for the same leadership and physical
fitness lessons as the first three blocks as well as the leadership management lessons.
Uniforms, Books, and Fees: Uniforms and books will be issued during the first two weeks of the term.
Uniforms must be turned back in at the end of the teaching period. Air Force physical training uniforms will be
yours to keep. There is a $15 fee for AFJROTC. Please pay the fee at the front office.
Field Trips and Fundraising: Our goal is to go on one small and one big field trip this term. This depends on
the funds available. All classes will be encouraged to participate in fundraising efforts which include doughnut
sales and car washes. The fourth block class will work on alternative fundraising efforts as a part of applying
their leadership lessons.
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To: Lt Col Landfair, AFJROTC AL-935, Daphne High School
I understand the AFJROTC 2010 Syllabus and most importantly, I understand that not wearing the uniform
three times will result in failure of the class. I have discussed this with my cadet son/daughter.
Parent/ Guardian: __________________________________ _________________________________
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Cadet’s Name and Flight: ___________________________ _________________________________
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