5.2. Recording Merits/Demerits
5.2.1. Each cadet will carry at least two copies of AETC Form 341, Excellence/Discrepancy Report, with
the headings completed, while in uniform.
5.2.2. When a violation is committed or a commendation is noted; an AETC Form 341 will be collected
from the cadet. A staff officer or flight commander may collect an AETC Form 341 from both officers
and enlisted personnel. The First Sergeant may collect an AETC Form 341 from enlisted personnel. The
person collecting the form will complete the remaining spaces on the form, sign it in the proper space
and enter the number of merits/demerits.
5.2.3. The AETC Form 341 for all personnel shall then be placed in the appropriate Flight CC distribution
box. The Flight Commander will collect these forms and annotate remarks on AZ-862 Form 344 for the
5.2.4. The Flight Commander will make all cadets aware of the merits/demerits. The cadet will initial in
the applicable spaces on the AZ Form 344 and sign the form to acknowledge agreement or disagreement.
If the cadet disagrees, he/she must provide a written statement of the reason for disagreement.
5.2.5. The AETC Form 341 for enlisted cadets shall then be placed in the 1st Sergeant’s box for approval
of the number of merits/demerits. The First Sergeant will place the 341 and the 344 in a folder marked
“Operations Squadron CC" located in the Cadet Learning Center.
5.2.6. The AETC Form 341 and AZ-862 Form 344 for officers shall be placed in the Operations Squadron
CC box. The Operations Squadron CC will sign in the appropriate place and initiate necessary action.
5.2.7. At the end of each week, an alphabetical or class list shall be submitted to the SASI noting the
number of merits/demerits each cadet has accumulated.
5.2.8. As demerits are accrued by enlisted cadets on a semester basis; the Group Commander shall take
action as follows:
126.96.36.199. 20 Demerits: Cadet receives a warning.
188.8.131.52. 30 Demerits: Cadet is restricted from all non-required activities. However, the cadet must
attend all required activities.
184.108.40.206. 50 Demerits: Cadet meets a Disciplinary Board. The Board will make a recommendation
to the SASI as to action to be taken against the cadet. These recommendations may range from
a letter of reprimand to dismissal from the Corps.
5.2.9. For cadet officers demerits may be given for improper wear of uniform, appearance of uniform, or
grooming. If demerits for these infractions exceed 15 points per semester, the next officer in the chain
of command will give a letter of reprimand which may lead to removal. If an officer is given demerits for
leadership or misconduct, the next officer in the chain of command will give a letter of reprimand which
may lead to removal. Officers are expected to set the standards and therefore, disciplinary action is
different and tougher than that of an enlisted cadet.
5.2.10. If a cadet continually receives demerits for the same offense, additional demerits may be levied
by the SASI/ASI after counseling the cadet.
5.2.11. Appeals on a decision or a Board recommendation may be made to the Inspector General (IG).
If the cadet is still not convinced of his or her transgressions, an appeal may be made through the chain-
of-command to the SASI/ASI.
5.3. Merits: Will be awarded as a just reward for outstanding efficiency, exceptional performance of duty or
noteworthy achievement. Types of behavior for which merit points may be given are listed in Table 5.1.