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Promotions

All promotions shall be conducted in accordance with CATO 13-02 Merit-Based Cadet Rank Promotions. The final authority for all promotions rests with the Commanding Officer.

In addition to the below promotion criteria, the following leadership attributes are considered when recommending whether or not a Cadet should be promoted:

  • Dress and deportment;
  • Conduct, discipline, and attitude;
  • Participation;
  • Response to direction;
  • Ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • Ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • Willingness to accept responsibility;
  • Ability to solve problems effectively;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to set a positive example for others; and
  • Initiative.

Promotion criteria are as follows:

Leading Air Cadet (LAC)

  • Participate in the first year of proficiency level training program for a minimum period of five months; and
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer

Corporal (Cpl)

  • Hold the rank of LAC
  • Successfully complete Proficiency Level ONE;
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living); and
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer

Flight Corporal (FCpl)

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of CPL
  • Have successfully completed Proficiency Level TWO;
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living); and
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer

Sergeant (Sgt)

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of FCPL
  • Have successfully completed Proficiency Level THREE;
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 303 (Leadership);
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living); and
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer

Flight Sergeant (FSgt)

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of SGT
  • Have successfully completed Proficiency Level FOUR
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 403 (Leadership);
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living); and
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer

Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2)

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of FSGT; and
  • Achieved a minimum of “completed without difficulty” in PO 503 (Leadership);
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living);
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer; and
  • Be identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process.

Warrant Officer First Class (WO1)

  • Completed at least six months of service at the rank of WO2;
  • Be recommended by the appropriate Level Officer; and
  • Be identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process.
  • Merit Review Boards shall be conducted in accordance with CATO 13-02 and CRCO 1845.