Promotions

Rank promotions are governed by national standards (CATO 13-02) and local standards. The Commanding Officer promotes deserving cadets at the recommendation of the Training Officer. All questions regarding promotion policies can be sent through the chain of command to the Training Officer.

RANK PROMOTION CRITERIA

Rank promotion is a progression model wherein cadets may be recognized for proficiency in the training program and awarded suitable advancement opportunities. Promotion is not automatic and a cadet may only be awarded one rank at a time.

Promotion to the rank of Leading Air Cadet (LAC):

  • participated in the first year of the level training program for a minimum period of five months .

Promotion to the rank of Corporal (Cpl):

  • hold the rank of LAC;
  • successfully completed year one of the proficiency level training; and
  • participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living).

Promotion to the rank of Flight Corporal (FCpl):

  • completed at least six months of service at the rank Cpl;
  • successfully completed the second year of the proficiency level training program; and
  • participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living)

Promotion to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt):

  • completed at least six months service at the rank of FCpl;
  • successfully completed the third year of proficiency level training program;
  • achieved a minimum of "completed without difficulty" in PO 303 (Leadership),
  • participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living)

Promotion to the rank of Flight Sergeant (FSgt):

  • completed at least six months service at the rank of Sgt,
  • successfully completed the fourth year of the proficiency level training program,
  • achieved a minimum of "completed without difficulty" in PO 403 (Leadership),
  • participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO X04 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living)

Promotion to the rank of Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2):

  • completed at least six months service at the rank of FSgt,
  • achieved a minimum of "completed without difficulty" in PO 503 (Leadership),
  • participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of PO 504 (Personal Fitness & Healthy Living),
  • identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process;

Promotion to the rank of Warrant Officer First Class (WO1):

  • completed at least six months service at the rank of WO2
  • identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process

*Note: All promotions require recommendation from the Level Officer and final approval from the Comanding Officer.

For all promotions, the following factors are also considered in the process. These factors play an increasing role of importance as the cadet progresses in rank:

  • 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