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PURPOSE: the purpose of this policy is to provide the New York Military Youth Cadets, with proper guidelines for disciplinary action. Application of these guidelines must be consistent and equitable, so that all members receive like treatment for similar offenses and to protect a cadet’s rights when an offense has been committed;






Open communications between the executive staff, general staff, all members and the establishment of a friendly, cooperative training and recreational atmosphere go a long way toward eliminating serious disciplinary problems. Officers and NCOs should make every effort to ensure that members have a thorough understanding of Corps policies and an awareness of what is expected in the area of dut.


Performance and personal conduct. Officers and NCOs are urged to coach and counsel all New York Military Youth Cadets members in an effort to prevent the need for discipline. However, for those times when discipline is necessary, the procedures described below should assist Officers and NCOs in determining proper course of action.


They are guidelines, not a substitute for common sense.






The New York Military Youth Cadets, is committed to a policy of honor, integrity and progressive discipline. Therefore, in most situations, Cadets will be discipline in accordance with the following:


    • Verbal Warning- The purpose of this step is to forewarn the cadets member. There may be reasons to believe that the member honestly did not know his/her behavior was an infraction or that his/her performance was unsatisfactory. This approach, though informal, must be documented. However, let the Cadet member know that it was an informal discussion.
    • Writing Warning - The writing warning should be very specifically describe the following:
      • The infraction.
      • Potential consequences if the situation does not improve.
      • Corrective action.
      Copies of all writing warnings must be given to the accused Cadet member and the Administration Officer. Blank forms may be obtained from the Administrative Officer.
    A Cadet member may be suspended from duty. Such suspensions, as well as length of suspension, are based on the nature of the infraction and the cadet’s past record. Repeat infractions will result in a more severe disciplinary action than the prior.
    Immediate termination may occur, when appropriate, based on all circumstances, including the nature of the offence and the cadet’s past record. Only the New York Military Youth Cadets, Military Executive Board may terminate a cadet member. NCO;s and platoon commanders may recommend termination of a cadet member. Such recommendations will be in writing form and accompanied by other evidence and/or testimony in support thereof.



3.1 Absent without leave - A.W.O.L.
3.2 Improper, incomplete, or no uniform
3.3 Improper, or no identification card
3.4 Assault
3.5 Theft of any corps, member or other institution’s property
3.6 Improper unit record keeping
3.7 Failure to call in / notifying chain of command
3.8 Personal hygiene and/or grooming below standards
3.9 Misdemeanor / felony violations while on or off duty
3.10 Conducting unauthorized training
3.11 Endangering the welfare of cadets
3.12 Engaging in horseplay, running, scuffling or causing a disturbance
3.13 Lateness - unexcused or excessive
3.14 Absence - unexcused or excessive
3.15 Smoking in unauthorized areas
3.16 Contributing to unsanitary conditions or poor housekeeping
3.17 Failure to follow a superior’s instructions, verbal or in writing
3.18 Leaving an assigned duty post without proper relief or authorization
3.19 Loitering on Corps property during training hours
3.20 Violations of Dress code policy
3.21 Causing loss of material or equipment due to careless, negligence, of deliberate Acts
3.22 Soliciting or distributing literature without prior authorization.
3.23 Violating a safety rule or practice.
3.24 Making false, vicious or malicious statements about any member of the Corps, or guest
3.25 Fraudulent claim of sick leave
3.26 Refusing to do assigned work
3.27 Disrespectful, insulting or abusive acts or language toward any superior Copsauthority, co-member or guest.
3.28 Unauthorized statements to other cadets organizations, or authority (OPSEC -violations).
3.29 Engaging in discriminating or sexually harassing conduct.
3.30 Negligent and inconsiderate treatment of another member.
3.31 Discussing confidential information concerning a member with unauthorized personnel.
3.32 Insubordination.
3.33 Intentional misstatement of concealment of facts in connection with enrollmentor any investigation, inquiry or other proceedings. Falsifying Corps records
3.34 Illegal possession of a firearms, or explosive on Corps property
3.35 Removal of Corps property without authorization.
3.36 Soliciting funds or services from members of any other person while on training duty.
3.37 Violations of the New York Military Youth Cadets Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy.
3.38 Interfering with the work performance of another member, or threatening , Intimidating or coercing another member.
3.39 Fighting on Corps property while on training duty.
3.40 Willfully or carelessly damaging, defacing or mishandling of Corps or supporter’s equipment, property or the property of a member, guest or other.
3.41 Sleeping while on duty.
3.42 Willful or careless violations of safety, fire prevention, and security regulations.
3.43 Any other conduct detrimental to the NYNMYC’s operations.
3.44 Miscellaneous Violations
3.45 Doing or performing other activities without the Commander’s permission.

Since the NYNMYC’s, cannot anticipate all of the circumstances which may warrant a warning, Suspension or discharge, the proceeding list of disciplinary offences is not all-inclusive. If a situation arises which is not covered by this illustrative regulations of disciplinary offences, the NYNMYC’s will evaluate the situation and issue appropriate discipline, including discharge.




The Cadet Review Board (CRB ). Will be comprised of no less than (2) Executive Military Board Members, one (1) senior staff officer and one (1) senior NCO or above.