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JROTC Ranks

Cadet Officer Ranks

CADET COLONEL

  • (Addressed as "Colonel")
  • Brigade level Commander

CADET LIEUTENANT COLONEL

  • (Addressed as "Colonel")
  • Battalion Commander
  • Responsible for up to 300 Battalion personnel
  • Final say on all Battalion operations

CADET MAJOR

  • (Addressed as "Major")
  • Key staff officer/executive officer
  • In charge of Battalion staff
  • Second in chain of command for battalion

CADET CAPTAIN

  • (Addressed as "Captain")
  • Company Commander
  • Responsible for company of up to 160 personnel
  • Answers to Battalion Commander

CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT

  • (Addressed as "Lieutenant")
  • Company Executive officer
  • Has had platoon leader experience
  • Performs as commander in absence of company commander

CADET SECOND LIEUTENANT

  • (Addressed as "Lieutenant")
  • Normally a platoon leader
  • Can perform as staff officer
  • Responsible for staff section or 30 person platoon

Cadet Enlisted Ranks

CADET COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant Major")
  • Senior enlisted for all elements battalion and higher
  • Oversees all operations and training
  • Responsible for unit history, traditions, and standards

CADET SERGEANT MAJOR

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant Major")
  • Senior staff NCO for battalion, Brigade, and Division
  • Oversees all operations and training
  • Can stand in for Command Sergeant Major

CADET FIRST SERGEANT

  • (Addressed as "First Sergeant")
  • Top NCO for company element
  • Responsible for up to 140 personnel
  • Ensures training and standards of company

CADET MASTER SERGEANT

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant")
  • Normally the senior staff NCO
  • Responsible for 7 - 30 personnel
  • Can perform duties of First Sergeant

CADET SERGEANT FIRST CLASS

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant")
  • Platoon sergeant of staff NCO
  • Responsible for up to 30 personnel

CADET STAFF SERGEANT

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant")
  • Squad leader of staff NCO
  • With experience, can perform duties as Platoon Sergeant
  • Responsible for 3 - 7 personnel

CADET SERGEANT

  • (Addressed as "Sergeant")
  • Squad leader or staff NCO
  • Responsible for 3 - 7 personnel

CADET CORPORAL

  • (Addressed as "Corporal")
  • Team leader or staff NCO
  • Responsible for 1 - 2 personnel
  • First step in NCO chain

CADET PRIVATE FIRST CLASS

  • (Addressed as "Private" or "PFC")
  • Performs daily functions and duties
  • With experience, can perform duties of team leader

CADET PRIVATE

  • (Addressed as "Private")
  • New member of command
  • Responsible to perform daily functions and duty
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