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Cadet rank structure follows specific rules. When you first join, you are known as a cadet (cdt) or a new recruit, and have no rank badge on your right shoulder. As you complete specific training, you will get promoted, and will be presented with a rank badge, which you will be expected to sew on your right arm, (in the appropriate place). With each successive promotion you will take off your old badge and replace it with your new one.

Private (pte): Given to new recruits after an introductory period. The cadet has to keep up their attendance, and pass the first of their star level tests (usually), or given after the green star program has been successfully completed. Basically after they have completed one year of training with the corps.

Corporal (cpl): Normally awarded to cadets after they have successfully completed their red star training program, and one year of summer camp training at an Army Cadet Training Center (ACTC). Basically after they have completed two years of training with the corps.

Master Corporal (mcpl): Normally awarded to cadets after they have successfuly completed the silver star program, and/or two years of summer camp at an ACTC. Basically after they have completed three years of training with the corps.

Sergeant (sgt): Normally awarded to cadets after they have successfuly completed the gold star program, and/or three years of summer camp at an ACTC. Basically after they have completed four years of training with the corps. Usually given the responsibility of becoming a section commander within a platoon, who is responsible for contacting ten to thirteen cadets whenever information needs to be passed along.

Warrant Officer (wo): Normally awarded to cadets after they have successfuly completed the National Star program, and/or four years of summer camp at an ACTC. Basically after they have completed five years of training with the corps. Usually given the responsibility of becoming a platoon commander within the corps, who is in charge of three section commanders and responsible for contacting them whenever information needs to be passed along.

Master Warrant Officer (mwo): Normally reserved for cadets with high achievement levels, or who have been with the corps for many years. Given the responsibility of becoming Company Sergeant Major (CSM). In charge of the Platoon Commanders and passing along information along to them.

Cheif Warrant Officer (cwo): Normally reserved for cadets with high achievement levels, or who have been with the corps for many years. Given the responsibility of becoming Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM). In charge of the CSM and passing along information along to him or her. This information comes directly from the officers of the corps.

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Last updated on:17 Apr 03