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Chain Of Command




Battalion Commander
C/1LT William Stewart

  • Responsible for training, administration, discipline, morale, espirit de corps, and performance of the cadet battalion.
  • Sets the example for his/her battalion in appearance, attitude, conduct, bearing, tact, discipline, and performance.
  • Responsible for advance coordination with the SAI on all matters pertaining to policy and procedure for the battalion.
  • Exercises supervision of the cadet staff and delegates authority to the staff commensurate with the capabilities of the individual staff officer and the requirements of the staff job he or she holds.
  • Commands the battalion through proper use of the cadet chain of command and within the policy and the guidelines set by the DAI/SAI.
  • Makes recommendations for the promotion/reduction of cadets.


Battalion Executive Officer
C/1LT Jacinto Rodriguez

The cadet battalion executive officer (XO) supervises, directs, and coordinates the cadet battalion staff to prevent overlapping efforts and to ensure that the commanderís desires are understood and achieved. The cadet battalion XO keeps the staff informed of the commanders polices and keeps the cadet battalion commander informed of the status of projects assigned to the staff. The cadet battalion XO assumes command of the cadet battalion in the absence of the cadet battalion commander. The primary duties of the cadet battalion XO are to:
  • Organize the cadet battalion staff properly and ensure that it works as a team.
  • Inspect the work of the cadet battalion staff and make other inspections as directed by the cadet battalion commander.
  • Ensure that the battalion staff officers prepare and submit reports on time and that they are engaged in future planning.
  • Act as the commander of troops during ceremonies.
  • Ensure that instructions and orders issued to the cadet battalion are in accordance with the established polices of the cadet battalion commander; report all violations of orders to the cadet battalion commander.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the cadet battalion commander or the instructor staff.


Battalion S-1
C/2LT Bruce Cabrera

The battalion adjutant is the administrative assistant to the battalion commander. The adjutant is also responsible for performing other administrative duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff. The specific duties of the battalion adjutant are to:
  • Assist in aligning the battalion at all battalion formations.
  • Receive the report at battalion formations from the company commanders and recieve the names of absentees from the sergeant major.
  • Plan for the conduct of special ceremonies in coordination with the operations and training officer.
  • Prepare and publish any orders necessary for the operation of the cadet battalion.
  • Maintain the qualification records and files on all cadets.
  • Publish and execute the cadet battalions recruiting plan.
  • collect, consolidate, post and maintain all merit and demerit reports and records.
  • Coordinate with the company commanders and the battalion staff on recommendations to the instructor staff on reassignments and organization; assign cadets to the various companies and maintain a record of those assignments.
  • Prepare periodic strength reports under the supervision of the instructor staff and keep the manning board posted and up to date.
  • Report incidents that occur which are prejudicial to good order and discipline, and submit reports to the instructor staff, the cadet battalion commander, and executive officer.
  • In coordination with the S-2, make recommendations to improve morale and welfare of the cadet battalion.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, the executive officer, or the instructor staff.


Battalion S-2
VACANT

The battalion S-2 assists the battalion commander and the instructor staff in matters pertaining to unit security and enforces the provisions of the security requirements for the battalion. The specific duties of the S-2 are to:
  • Assist in making periodic inspecions of the security of weapons (if available within the unit).
  • Make periodic inspections of the security of the supply room and equiptment storage areas.
  • Make necessary on-the-spot corrections resulting from security inspections and keep the battalion commander and instructor staff informed.
  • In coordination with the S-1, report incidents that occur which are prejudicial to good order and discipline, and submit reports to the instructor staff, the cadet battalion commander, and the executive officer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff. (For example, in some JROTC units, the S-2 may also be responsible for the information center and the duties of a public affairs officer if one is not assigned or for the duties of an ordnance officer if one is not assigned.)



Battalion S-3
C/2LT Ricardo Reyes

The battalion S-3 assists the battalion commander in the preparation, conduct, and supervision of all training activities of the cadet battalion. Additionally, the S-3 keeps the commander advised on the progress within the battalion. Specifically, the principal duties of the S-3 are to:
  • Prepare the weekly training schedules.
  • Select and designate cadet instructors in coordination with the instructor staff; post the weekly training schedules not later than one week in advance of training on all bulletin boards.
  • Assign areas for outdoor training and ensure classrooms are available and prepared for instruction.
  • Inspect the drill field prior to use by the battalion and prepare it for ceremonies.
  • Coordinate the training of the rifle team(s), drill team(s), Color Guard(s), and the honor guard; also coordinate training for guidon bearers and manual of the saber for cadet officers
  • Organize events such as reviews, parades, and extracurricular activities.
  • Plan and supervise field events.
  • Inspect cadet training for compliance.
  • Maintain the unit reference library.
  • Maintain the training portion of cadet records.
  • Assume command of the battalion in the absence of both the battalion commander and XO.
  • Supervise the activities of the battalion communications officer.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.


Battalion S-4
C/MSG Ramon Campos

The battalion logistics or supply officer is responsible for the maintenance, security, record keeping, issue, and turn-in of all U.S. government property (except ordnance). The S-4 coordinates the securing of property with the S-2. Some of the duties of the S-4 are to:
  • Create a JROTC Clothing and Equipment Record for each cadet. Maintain all cadet supply records in proper order.
  • Maintain accountability of all equipment and supplies used by the unit.
  • Conduct periodic inventories of the on-hand supplies and equipment; submit weekly reports to the instructor staff on the availability of supplies and on the condition of equipment.
  • Ensure that adequate cleaning materials are available for use during assigned maintenance activites.
  • In coordination with the battalion sergeant major, make periodic inspections of the national, state, and organizational Colors for serviceability.
  • Maintain security of all items of clothing and equiptment in the supply room and training aids storage area.
  • Maintain the supply room in a neat and orderly fasion at all times.
  • Maintain a running inventory of all supplies/property; determine supply requirements; and prepare requisitions for equipment and supplies required for the cadet battalion.
  • Issue clothing insignia, and other supply items as directed by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.
  • Collect and dispose of excess salvage equiptment and clothing.
  • Supervise the activities of the battalion ordnance officer (if assigned).
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.


Battalion Sergeant Major
C/SFC Nidian Ortuno

The battalion command sergeant major is the principal cadet enlisted assistant to the battalion commander. As the senior enlisted member of the cadet corps, the command sergeant major supervises the other noncommissioned officers (NCO's) of the battalion and companies. Specific duties of the command sergeant major are to:
  • Assist subordinate NCO's, the battalion XO, and the adjutant with administrative duties/details.
  • Advise and assist the battalion commander in all metters pertaining to the enlisted members of the cadet battalion.
  • Assist the adjutant in the formation and alignment of the battalion at all battalion formations.
  • Receive lists of absentees from the companies and submit them to the adjutant.
  • Supervise the color guard and all flag details. Ensure that company first sergeants submit their weekly flag details on time, post those rosters, and ensure that members selected for detail recieve their notification slips prior to the assignment.
  • Ensure the flag details are properly trained.
  • Ensure that the battalion area, including the drill field, is maintained in a high state of police at all times and that JROTC offices and classrooms are kept neat and orderly.
  • Preside over all noncommissioned officer promotion boards.
  • Assume command of the battalion in the absence of all officers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the battalion commander, battalion executive officer, or the instructor staff.