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Dunedin High School

 

 

 

DUNEDIN HIGH SCHOOL



 

Inspection Tips & Guidelines

Uniform Tips:

 

Summer Blue

Winter Blue

Garrison Cap

Garrison Cap

White Shirt

Black Shirt and Tie

Black Pants

Black Pants

Black Belt

Black Belt

Brass Buckle

Brass Buckle

Leather Oxford Shoes

Leather Oxford Shoes

Non-issued items consist of white, crew neck t-shirts and black socks.

 
Males
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Hair: Your hair should not have a height of more than 2 inches. Hair cannot be braided or plaited, and there is not to be hair touching the ear or collar.
Mustaches: No Shave – neatly trimmed mustaches permitted.
Fingernails: No longer than finger tips
Earrings/Studs: Not authorized in the ear, nose, eyebrows, tongue, lips, or other areas of the body visible to the naval science instructor.
Rings: One per hand is authorized

Females:

Hair: Arranged neatly, not to fall below the collar.
Hair Ornaments: Must be similar to hair color, conspicuous rubber bands (scrunchies), combs and pins are not authorized.
Cosmetics: Colors must compliment skin. Exaggerated or faddish cosmetics and colors that stick out are not permitted.
Fingernails: Must not be excessive in length. Nail polish colors should be complementing to skin tone.
Earrings: One per ear must be centered on ear lobe. Must be a small gold or silver ball.
Rings: One per hand.

Unisex

Necklaces: May be worn, but cannot be visible.
Sunglasses: A conservative pair is permitted when authorized by the NSI. Retainer straps are not authorized
Wristwatch/Bracelet: One of each is authorized, but no ankle bracelets

Ø      Make sure your button line is in line with your belt, and with your pants zipper (referred to as the “gig line”).

Ø      Be sure to trim all lose strings close to the origin. DO NOT rip these off. Cutting them prevents future stragglers.

Ø      Make sure to shine shoes; large scuffmarks are unattractive.

Ø      Use starch to make a nice crease in your uniform.

Ø      DO NOT use “Brasso” to polish insignia and devices, it will remove the plating.

Ø      You can clean your gold buttons with vinegar followed by a thorough washing in clean water.

Ø      Nametag on right, ribbons on left. Medals are to go under the ribbons.

Ø      Rank on the right collar, and NJROTC collar device on the left.

Uniform Appearance, Cleanliness and Maintenance

1.       Uniforms shall be kept clean, neat and in good repair.

2.       Shirts should be pressed with a properly placed NJROTC patch. No buttons with Irish pennants, or holes in the collar from misplaced insignia.

3.       Trousers should be pressed, well-fitting, proper length and no lint or stains visible.

4.       Shoes should be highly polished in their entirety, not just the toe area.

5.       Hats should be clean and well fitting.

6.       Insignia and devices shall be clean and bright and free from tarnish and corrosion. Metal polish such as “Brasso” will remove the plating and should not be sued for cleaning purposes.

7.       Brass buckles and belt tips should be shined with quartermaster removed. Polish residue in the slide area should be removed.

8.       Gold buttons, which become tarnished, can be cleaned with vinegar, followed by a thorough washing in clean water.

9.       The manufacturer’s cleaning instructions should be followed for the cleaning and laundering of all uniforms.


NJROTC Ribbons

Ribbon

Ribbon Name

What it is given for in the NJROTC Unit

Meritorious Achievement

Meritorious Achievement-Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any NJROTC cadet who distinguishes him/her self only by outstanding meritorious achievement or performance of a meritorious act. Excludes such things as length of participation in the NJROTC unit, or sustained superior performance in a leadership position. Awarded on a case-by-case basis by the area manager.

Distinguished Unit

Distinguished Unit-Awarded YEARLY to cadets who were unit members during the academic year in which the school earned the Distinguished Unit status. Awarded to only 30 percent of the total number of NJROTC units in the program.

Distinguished Cadet

Distinguished Cadet-Awarded YEARLY to one cadet in each year group with the highest combined average for overall scholastic standing and aptitude in NJROTC unit activities (includes academics, homework, physical fitness, community service, drill, etc.)

Honor Cadet

Honor Cadet-Awarded YEARLY to one cadet in each year group with the highest overall academic achievement (GPA) in school, including the naval science courses.

Cadet Achievement

Cadet Achievement-Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet who distinguishes him/herself by outstanding achievement or sustained superior performance. The cadet must exhibit exceptional military aptitude and dedication to the program as well as overall excellence in all facets of NJROTC. Awarded on a case-by-case basis by the area manager.

Military Aptitude

Military Aptitude Award-Awarded YEARLY to those outstanding cadets who demonstrate an exceptional military aptitude and dedication to the NJROTC program.

Naval Science 4 Outstanding Cadet

Naval Science 4 Outstanding Cadet(s)-Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 4 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance and conduct.

Naval Science 3 Outstanding Cadet

Naval Science 3 Outstanding Cadet(s)-Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 3 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance and conduct.

Naval Science 2 Outstanding Cadet

Naval Science 2 Outstanding Cadet(s)-Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 2 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance and conduct.

Naval Science 1 Outstanding Cadet

Naval Science 1 Outstanding Cadet(s)-Awarded YEARLY to outstanding cadets in Naval Science 1 based on citizenship, academic performance, personal appearance and conduct.

Exemplary Conduct

Exemplary Conduct-Awarded YEARLY to each cadet who demonstrates exemplary conduct for the school year.

Academic Award

Academic Award-Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to each cadet who has met the criteria.

Exemplary Personal Appearance

Exemplary Personal Appearance-Awarded TWICE A YEAR o each cadet who displays exemplary personal appearance and has worn his/her uniform on all occasions required.

Physical Fitness

Physical Fitness-Awarded TWICE A YEAR to any cadet who meets or exceeds the basic physical fitness exercise requirements as outlined in chapter 13 on pages 13-10/11 of this manual.

Participation

Participation-Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to any cadet who has participated in three events other than routine unit activities.

Unit Service

Unit Service-Awarded to any cadet who has demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the unit as determined by the NSI.

Community Service

Community Service-Awarded, TWICE A YEAR, to any cadet in good standing who distinguishes him/herself by dedicated and  outstanding service to the community.

Drill Team

Drill Team-Awarded, TWICE A YEAR, to each member of a drill team in good standing who has entered competition, or performed at three or more official functions.

Color Guard

Color Guard-Awarded, TWICE A YEAR, to each member of a color guard in good standing who has entered competition, or performed at three or more official functions.

Rifle Team

Rifle Team-Awarded, TWICE A YEAR, to any cadet in good standing who has entered any competition.

Orienteering

Orienteering-Awarded TWICE A YEAR to any cadet in good standing who has entered any organized orienteering competition, or who meets the orienteering qualification standards outlined on pages 15-18/19 of this manual.

Recruiting

Recruiting-Awarded, WHEN EARNED, to a cadet who is instrumental in the enrollment of two students in the NJROTC program. Subsequent awards are given for each additional two students enrolled.

Mini-Boot Camp

Mini-Boot Camp-Awarded to any cadet upon satisfactory completion of mini-boot camp. Leadership Academy or similar training as approved by the area manager.

Sea Cruise

Sea Cruise is awarded to any cadet upon completion of an at-sea cruise (vessel must be cast off lines and be underway).


 

Inspection Guidelines

 

No two inspecting officers inspect in the same way. Some look at the overall appearance of the individuals, while others may act as though they want to see their face in the reflection from your “spit shined” shoes.

1.      An important aspect that an inspecting officer must try to keep in mind is not only what looks good but also what is correct according to the uniform regulations.

2.      In general, the inspecting officer should start with the overall  “look” of the cadets and then check specific items. The first impression is very important. Some of these include:

a.      Does everything look like it is in the right place and worn correctly?

b.      Does the cadet display good posture?

c.       Is the cover clean, neat, positioned correctly and in good repair?

d.      Are all insignia and devises positioned correctly?

e.      Is the cadet’s face and hair clean and groomed properly?

f.        Are the trousers, shirts, etc. clean, pressed, fit properly and in good repair?

g.      Are the shoes shined and in good repair?

h.      Are the ribbons and/or awards correct (having been earned), worn in the proper order of precedence and properly positioned on the uniform?

i.        Are the Service Designations (stars) positioned properly?

j.        Is the aiguillette worn of the correct shoulder?

k.      Is the cadet wearing unauthorized jewelry?

l.        Has the cadet tied the necktie correctly?

Ethical Guidelines

Ø      Be honest

Ø      Keep promises

Ø      Obey and be loyal to proper authorities

Ø      Be courageous

Ø      Grow in knowledge

Ø      Be willing to work

Ø      Be moderate (don’t do anything in excess)

Ø      Maintain and enhance you health

Ø      Respect and do not harm other people

Our code of ethics is based upon our value system, or our beliefs about what is and is not important. Some of the basic values that Americans hold dear are freedom, happiness, equality, peace, beauty, and love.