A cord may be used to designate a cadet's position or job within the JROTC unit. Cords may also be used to identify positions within a Drill team,

Color Guard, Honor guard, etc.

Example cord

Example of a cord. At this cadet's Air Force JROTC unit it means Officer in Command.

JROTC ball cords

Army JROTC Color Guard, Notice the that members of this color guard have different cords.


There is no standard meaning of cords, the meaning of cords is solely decided by the JROTC unit. The same is true for Drill teams, Color guards, and Honor guards, which usually just use different kinds or colors of cords to distinguish between positions with in the team

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