AFROTC Honor Board?

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  1. GemStateMom

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    DS recieved a card stating that he was invited to an "Honor Board." It stated his required dress, and include a quote that he is to memorize for the event. Can anyone shed light on what this will entail? Thanks!
     
  2. Pima

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    I have never heard about this, keep us updated sounds very interesting.

    Was the quote, The Airman's Creed of from the Creed? Ever AF officer is or at least was required to memorize it. If you look at Bullet's signature line he has re-worked it for himself.:shake:

     
  3. GemStateMom

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    I guess we will find out in a couple of weeks. From what little info I can find about honor boards, it sounds like that's where you go if you get in trouble. I hope there is an alternate scenario as well! I wouldn't think it was because he was in trouble, as it was a card similar to an event invitation, not a formal letter as I imagine it would be if he had done something wrong.
    p.s. sorry, I do not know what the quote was.
     
  4. Pima

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    I thought he was applying for an AFROTC scholarship because you have candidate Mom as a a tag line, i.e. like colleges have Honors programs or Scholars, etc.

    Never mind, Honor board is indeed where someone got in trouble and now they are going to plead their case, it is made up of cadets and officers, but the cadets run it, with the officers in place as advisors... or so I have been told. It doesn't occur often, more often it occurs at the SAs.

    It can range from academic to honor violations (drinking on campus). It is basically the last chance to not get the boot!

    Think of it as jury duty. I am sure his required dress was service uniform, not ABUs or flight suit or khakis. The quote probably is the HONOR CODE.

    Just my assumption, but I would assume that the cadet is fighting the violation and that is why he is coming to a board. Usually, it is cut and dry when a cadet has an honors violation, and most don't fight it, but all have the right to fight it.

    His det. may also have decided to do this as part of training for the det., and actually have no cadet up for a violation.

    Boards in the AF occur all the time, and they will be called up just like jury duty, just more detailed...they look for rank and career field, so they have a cross sampling of the entire base. Bullet was called up 2x in his 20 yrs. One was for a court martial, and the other was an FEB (Flight Evaluation).

    Hope that helps you in understanding why it may occur and why he was selected, but someone else wasn't.
     
  5. GemStateMom

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    Thanks for the great explanation Pima. I'm sorry, I need to change my label, since DS didn't make his first or second choices (USCGA or USAFA) and ended up AFROTC (he is greatly enjoying it, and so am I as he is only 100 miles from home!). I will post again after the board the end of October when I find out what the purpose was. Like you said, may be some sort of training exercise since it is for ROTC.
     
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    Update

    Just thought I would let you know what the "honor board" was. Apparently, it is more of a training exercise. Each month two 100's or 200's from each flight get to attend. This involves specific dress and more "mental" type of exercises (according to ds). At the same time (same building, different location) they also hold a "warrior board." DS found out he was switched from the honor board to the warrior board. This was a physical activity, and involved pt in the hallways, and other physical activities including running drills and involved lots of high spirited yelling. DS said he had a blast. When he originally got the invitation, I thought, "Oh, that's nice!" Later, after reading more about honor boards, I have to admit I WAS getting a little concerned about it not being such a good thing! Looks like it was okay, after all.
     
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    Thanks for the update. Glad he had fun.
     
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    Is this typical for ROTC that the honor board's influence extends past honor violations and into conduct offenses such as drinking on campus and also academic issues. It would seem to me that academic and conduct issues would be more under the scope of the officers running the program.
     

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