Big Red Battalion Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1: THE ROTC PROGRAM
  • Philosophy Behind ROTC
  • The Purpose of the ROTC Program
  • Lineage and Honors
  • History of ROTC
  • History of ROTC at The University of Nebraska and the "Big Red Battalion"
  • "Big Red Battalion" Unit Insignia
  • Student Retenion Responsibilities
  • The New Cadet
CHAPTER 2: ORGANIZATION & WHO'S WHO
  • Faculty and Staff (Cadre)
  • Cadets
  • Battalion Level
  • Company Level
  • Chain of Command (Chart)
CHAPTER 3: STANDARDS OF CONDUCT (How Do I Act?)
  • Cadet Standards of Conduct
  • Cadet Honor Code
  • Standards of Conduct During ROTC Formations
  • Expectations of all Cadets
  • Army Values
CHAPTER 4: THE MILITARY UNIFORM
  • Classification of Utility and Service Uniforms
  • Men's Green Uniform (Class A & B)
  • Women's Green Uniform (Class A & B)
  • The Garrison Cap (Male and Female)
  • Terminology and Instructions
  • Personal Appearance Policy (Male and Female)
CHAPTER 5: MILITARY CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES
  • History of the Military Salute
  • Rendering the Hand Salute
  • Use of "Sir" and "Sergeant"
  • The Senior's Place of Honor
  • Attention
  • Parade Rest
  • Courtesy to the Flag and the National Anthem
  • Flags
  • Display of the U.S. Flag
CHAPTER 6: SCHOLARSHIPS AND TUITION ASSISTANCE
  • Eligibility
  • Scholarship Cadets
  • University Fees
  • Books, Supplies, and Equipment
  • Academics
  • Monthly Payments
  • Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) Standards for Scholarship Cadets
  • Scholarship Probation and Termination
  • Disenrollment
  • Army National Guard/U.S. Army Reserve
  • Simultaneous Membership Program
  • Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty Scholarship (GRFD)
  • Tuition Assistance (Army National Guard/U.S. Army Reserve)
CHAPTER 7: AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
  • Cadet Awards
  • Awards Sponsored by Organizations, Societies, and Individuals
  • Advanced Camp Awards
  • Camp Challenge (Basic Camp Awards)
  • ROTC Cadet Command Awards
  • Badges and Tabs
  • ROTC Cadet Ribbons
CHAPTER 8: CARE AND USE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT & BIG RED BATTALION SOPs
  • Poncho
  • Poncho Liner
  • Modular Sleep System 60 Sleeping Mat
  • Fighting and Existence Load Concept (LBE)
  • Assembling Fighting Load Components
  • LBE Standing Operating Procedure
  • Assembling Existence Load Components
CHAPTER 9: DRILL AND CEREMONIES
  • Drill Procedures
  • Stationary Movement
  • Steps and Marching
  • Manual of Arms (M16 Rifle)

CHAPTER 10: MAINTAIN M16 RIFLE

APPENDIX A: ARMY EMBLEMS AND PLAQUES (The Branch Insignia)

APPENDIX B: THE RANK STRUCTURE

APPENDIX C: MILITARY AND ARMY ACRONYMS, ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS

NOTE: This guide was produced to assist Big Red Battalion cadets during the course of their normal activities. The material in this guide is in compliance with current Army and Cadet Command Regulations. However, regulations change and this guide will never be considered a regulation, nor does it supersede any current or future regulations. Cadets and cadre are encouraged to make suggested improvements to this guide as they see fit. Submit all suggestions in writing through the Big Red Battalion's Senior NCO. Suggestions should address the improvement or flaw, suggested correction or solution, and reasoning for the change if applicable. In addition, all new material or ideas for this guide are welcomed.