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Uniform Wear and Grading Policy

Cadets are required to wear their NJROTC Uniform once a week on the designated uniform day.  Normally this will be Thursdays for all classes.  The designated day might change from time to time, so Cadets should always check the Plan of the Week to know for certain the day they are required to wear their uniform for the week.  Cadets need to wear their uniform for the entire  day (the entire time they are at school.)

Uniform wear is a graded item and is considered homework.  Cadets are graded on how they have placed insignia, the cleanliness of the uniform, that they have all proper uniform items, as well as on their grooming standards.  The standards that are graded are given to each Cadet in their Cadet Reference Manual and have been explained in class.

Grading Policy:  

1.  Failure to wear the uniform on uniform day (unexcused):  If a Cadet fails to wear their uniform on the designated uniform day (unexcused), they can wear it on the next academic day (not on a Physical Training day) and receive a grade as high as the minimum passing score (60%).  If they fail to wear their uniform on the designated uniform day and also fail to wear their uniform on the next academic day, they will receive a grade of 0 (zero) for that week's uniform grade.

2.  Absent on uniform day (excused absence):  If a Cadet is absent on their designated uniform day and the absence is excused, they can wear their uniform on the next academic day (not a Physical Training day) and receive full credit for their uniform grade (same standards as if they had been present.)  If they fail to wear their uniform on the next academic day, they can wear their uniform on the very next academic day and receive a grade as high as the minimum passing score (60%).  If they fail to wear their uniform on the first academic day following their excused absence, and then again fail to wear their uniform on the next academic day after that, they will receive a grade of 0 (zero) for that week's uniform grade.

Please take the time to read and think through these grading policies.  They are briefed in class and discussed almost every uniform day.  Know what your responsibilities are if you fail to wear your uniform on the designated uniform day.  If you have any questions about this policy, contact MSgt Hussey or LCDR Landis.