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Ranks

 

New recruits in uniform are given the rank CADET.


TROOPER
The first promotion for a cadet is to Trooper. Trooper is earned after six months of active participation and regular attendance. Troopers are expected to provide assistance to new cadets.

CORPORAL
The promotion to Corporal is earned after the successful completion of the Green Star training level, and having been a Trooper for a minimum of six months. Corporals are an important team member of a section.

MASTER CORPORAL
The promotion to Master Corporal is earned after the successful completion of the Red Star training level, and having been a Corporal for a minimum of six months. Master Corporals are learning to become leaders and as such are often appointed 2IC (second in command) of their section.

SERGEANT
The promotion to Sergeant is earned after the successful completion of the Silver Star training level, and having been a Master Corporal for a minimum of six months. Sergeants have been trained to lead and therefore are often appointed section commander.

WARRANT OFFICER
The promotion to Warrant Officer is earned after the successful completion of the Gold Star training level with enhanced profiency in some subjects and having been a Sergeant for a minimum of six months. Warrant Officers are appointed Troop Commanders, 2ICs and other leadership positions.

MASTER WARRANT OFFICER
Promotion to Master Warrant Officer is dependent upon having held the rank of Warrant Officer for a minimum of six months. Cadets must apply and be selected by a Promotions Review Board based on criteria including seniority, qualifications, experience, attendance and performance. Master Warrant Officers are appointed senior positions such as Drill Sergeant Major and Squadron Sergeant Major.

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER
Promotion to Chief Warrant Officer is dependent upon having held the rank of Master Warrant Officer for a mininum of six months. Cadets must apply and be selected by a Promotions Review Board based on criteria including seniority, qualifications, experience, attendance and performace. Chief Warrant Officer is appointed the most senior position of Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM).