New Rules for a New Era

New Rules for a New Era

Our New and Improved Cadet Guide

There are always many questions about UMA’s rules and regulations. These regulations are defined in the UMA Cadet Guide. Unfortunately, before our inspection on Oct. 25th, many of the rules and regulations of the cadet code were incorrect or provided outdated information. As the inspection loomed closer, it provided an opportunity to update and renovate our cadet guide.

Cadet Colonel Kaiser explained, “In order to insure our success as a Wing, it is in the Command Staff’s best interest to give accurate information to our cadet core.”  The Cadet guide revision team’s main goal was to provide an updated and accurate cadet guide to the cadets.

“We’ve added over forty more pages to this revision than our previously published version,” said Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Innocenzi. Currently the cadet revision team consists of: C/2d Lt. Arthur Klingenberg, C/2d Lt. Quinn Rodeffer, C/2d Lt. Lucas Innocenzi C/Cap. Quinlan Ekberg, C/Maj. Ian Rasmussen, C/CMSgt. Spencer Wright, and finally C/Lt Co. Nathaniel Innocenzi.

When it comes to new information, cadets will find updated uniform guidelines like proper ABU fleece wear or Blue Cardigan wear (A sweater cadets can wear in blues). There are also proper descriptions of how cadets earn different team awards like cords or ark pins. Along the lines of teams, there is also now an entire category that describes the different AFJROTC team times and activities offered at UMA. There are numerous changes and clarifications, so if cadets have a question there’s a very good chance it has been answered in the new Cadet Guide.

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As it goes for publication date there unfortunately are still many problems that have prevented the cadet guide from being officially published. The project of renovating the cadet guide started all the back before school had even started. Cadet Major Greenamyer recalled, “We started this at CLC, organizing and figuring out what was wrong and what was correct. It was difficult. Much of the info was outdated and was way too ambiguous.”

Work really started around the first week of September. Unfortunately around the 20th of September, the revision team restarted with a new template. This was the first delay in what would end up being a series. The most recent deadline that passed was publishing the guide the week before the inspection. “Unfortunately with the delays and added content we put in the guide it became a much larger project than first thought,” said Cadet Second Lieutenant Rodeffer.

Even with the delays, the revision team completed what they believe is the best version of the cadet guide UMA has ever had. The new guide is available in the AFJROTC section of the UMA website. There, cadets are able to look and download copies of the guide. Hard copies may also be issued to the cadet staff to assist with operations.

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