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Military Science and Leadership

Annex C





GEN O-10 General (4 star) General
LTG O-9 Lieutenant General (3 star) General
MG O-8 Major General (2 star) General
BG O-7 Brigadier General (1 star) General
COL O-6 Colonel Colonel
LTC O-5 Lieutenant Colonel Colonel
MAJ O-4 Major Major
CPT O-3 Captain Captain
1LT O-2 First Lieutenant Lieutenant
2LT O-1 Second Lieutenant Lieutenant
CW5 W-5 Chief Warrant Officer 5 Mister/Miss
CW4 W-4 Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mister/Miss
CW3 W-3 Chief Warrant Officer 3 Mister/Miss
CW2 W-2 Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mister/Miss
W01 W-1 Warrant Officer Mister/Miss
SMA E-9 Sergeant Major of the Army Sergeant Major
CSM E-9 Command Sergeant Major Sergeant Major
SGM E-9 Sergeant Major Sergeant Major
1SG E-8 First Sergeant First Sergeant
MSG E-8 Master Sergeant Sergeant
SFC E-7 Sergeant First Class Sergeant
SSG E-6 Staff Sergeant Sergeant
SGT E-5 Sergeant Sergeant
CPL E-4 Corporal Corporal
SPC E-4 Specialist Specialist
PFC E-3 Private First Class Private
PVT E-2 Private Private
PVT E-1 Private Private

MSIV cadets are awarded cadet officer rank based on the position held within the cadet battalion.The proper address of MSIV cadets is by their rank and last name or “Sir/Ma’am”.MSIII cadets are awarded rank of C/SSG.While in an assigned leadership role, an MSIII cadet could be C/2LT, C/SFC, or C/1SG.MSI and MSII cadets will wear the rank of Private.MSIII, MSII, and MSI cadets will be addressed by “Mr./Miss” or “Cadet” and the last name(i.e. Cadet Smith, Mr./Miss Jones).

Cadet officers and noncommissioned officers have the responsibility and the authority to give orders and directives to junior cadets when required in the performance of assigned duties.The leadership of the cadet battalion has further responsibility to maintain the military courtesy, appearance, and discipline of each cadet during official and non-official functions.As such, cadet officers and noncommissioned officers are authorized and required to make on-the-spot corrections of their peers and juniors to maintain the high standards of the battalion.Corrections should be made in a professional manner.Cadets in all classes are expected to know their chain of command, both cadre and cadet, and use the chain of command in seeking information or solving problems.Grievances from individual cadets are channeled through the cadet chain of command.Note the PMS/Cadre open door policy.

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