Cadet Ranks & Star Level Program

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO MOVE UP IN THE RANKS?

PROMOTIONS

Appointment (or promotion) to higher ranks occurs after the cadet has met certain nationally prescribed standards. The specific criteria for all ranks is in place to ensure that every cadet is given the same opportunity to advance, provided that they have completed the necessary training, obtained the skills or qualifications needed to be promoted, and that there is a job for that individual the desired rank.

All promotions are at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, and subject to his/her approval.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PROMOTIONS

Cadets hold Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) Ranks in the Corps.

They are as follows:

LCpl, Cpl, MCpl, Sgt, WO, MWO, CWO (See Above for badges & Below for description)

 

Upon enrolment, a new cadet in the Army Cadet Program is known as a “cadet”

(abbreviated as Cdt).

 

Lance Corporal (LCpl)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Participated in the training program for a minimum period of five months; and
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions; and
  • a willingness to accept responsibility.

Corporal (Cpl)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Holds the rank of Lance Corporal;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Successfully completed Green Star training; and
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions; and
  • a willingness to accept responsibility.

Master Corporal (MCpl)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of Corporal;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Successfully completed Red Star training; and
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • the ability to solve problems effectively;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
  • the ability to set a positive example for others; and

Sergeant (Sgt)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of Master Corporal;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Successfully completed Silver Star training;
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 303 (Leadership); and
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • the ability to solve problems effectively;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
  • the ability to set a positive example for others;
  • initiative
  • the ability to supervise effectively;
  • the ability to lead small teams to complete leadership assignments effectively; and
  • the ability to mentor junior cadets.

Warrant Officer (WO)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of Sergeant;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Successfully completed Gold Star training;
  • Be able to effectively teach a lecture and drill based lesson, in addition to completing a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 409 (Instructional Techniques).
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 403 (Leadership); and
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • the ability to solve problems effectively;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
  • the ability to set a positive example for others
  • initiative;
  • the ability to supervise effectively;
  • the ability to lead small teams to complete leadership assignments effectively;
  • the ability to motivate team members;
  • the ability to provide effective feedback to team members; and
  • a potential for planning, coordinating and conducting larger cadet activities.

Master Warrant Officer (MWO)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of Warrant Officer;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 503 (Leadership);
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment; and
  • Be recommended by a Merit Review Board.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • the ability to solve problems effectively;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
  • the ability to set a positive example for others
  • initiative;
  • the ability to supervise effectively;
  • the ability to lead small teams to complete leadership assignments effectively;
  • the ability to motivate team members;
  • the ability to provide effective feedback to team members;
  • the ability to plan, coordinate and conduct larger cadet activities; and
  • the ability to execute leadership appointments in which they will manage and mentor a team over a longer period of time.

Chief Warrant Officer (CWO)

Prerequisites for Promotion

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of Master Warrant Officer;
  • Completion of Master Cadet training level;
  • Have an attendance rating above 75%;
  • Participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment; and
  • Be recommended by a Merit Review Board.

Must Also Display

  • proper dress and deportment;
  • good conduct;
  • good discipline and attitude;
  • good attendance;
  • active participation;
  • good response to direction;
  • the ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • the ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • the ability to solve problems effectively;
  • the ability to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and supervisors;
  • the ability to set a positive example for others
  • initiative;
  • the ability to supervise effectively;
  • the ability to lead small teams to complete leadership assignments effectively;
  • the ability to motivate team members;
  • the ability to provide effective feedback to team members;
  • the ability to plan, coordinate and conduct larger cadet activities; and
  • the ability to execute leadership appointments in which they will manage and mentor a team over a longer period of time.

Star Levels

Army Cadet Training is based on an initial four year Star Level program. Cadets progress to each star level, as they move through the program.

Cadets at our unit enroll at the entry star level and progress with each year.

The Star Levels in the program are identified by a colour.

They are as follows:

Green Star

Red Star

Silver Star

Gold Star

After completing the Gold Star level, they move into the Master Cadet Program.