Cadet Promotion Information

CADET PROMOTION REQUIREMENTS

 

NVMI’s Leaders of Character Curriculum prepares students for promotion within the Corps of Cadets.  While the Commandant may waive one or more of these expectations, the following outlines the promotional expectations:

 

Grade 6 – After approximately the first three weeks of sixth grade, pledges may be promoted to CADET (a black epaulette without insignia) provided they pass a test on uniform wear expectations and the NVMI planner.  At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 6, cadets may earn promotion to CADET FIRST CLASS (one stripe) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 6, Cadets First Class may earn promotion to CADET LANCE CORPORAL (One stripe and one rocker) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successful completion of Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC).

 

Grade 7 - At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 7, cadet Lance Corporals may earn promotion to CADET CORPORAL (two stripes) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 7, Cadet Corporals may earn promotion to CADET SERGEANT (three stripes) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successful completion of the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (ANCOC).

 

Grade 8 - At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 8, cadet Sergeants may earn promotion to CADET STAFF SERGEANT (three stripes and one rocker) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 8, Cadet Staff Sergeants may earn promotion to CADET SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (three stripes and two rockers) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successful completion of the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer Course (SNCOC).

 

Grade 9 - At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 9, cadet Sergeants First Class may earn promotion to CADET MASTER SERGEANT (three stripes and three rockers) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 9, Cadet Master Sergeants may earn promotion to CADET SECOND LIEUTENANT (gold pip) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successfully completing Officer Candidate School.

 

Grade 10 - At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 10, cadet Second Lieutenants may earn promotion to CADET FIRST LIEUTENANT (single silver pip) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 10, Cadet First Lieutenants may earn promotion to CADET CAPTAIN (two silver pips) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successfully completing a cadet leadership role in planning and implementing Entrance Camp.

 

Grade 11 - At the conclusion of the first semester of grade 11, cadet Captains may earn promotion to CADET MAJOR (single gold diamond) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs). At the conclusion of the second semester of grade 11, Cadet Majors may earn promotion to CADET LIEUTENANT COLONEL (single silver diamond) by passing their semester LOC and PE exams with scores of 80% or higher, including all applicable performance task assessments (PTAs) and successfully completing an Advanced School of their choice at Camp Pendleton Summer Camp.

 

Grade 12 – Cadets in grade 12 may earn promotion to CADET COLONEL (two silver diamonds) by successfully fulfilling roles as cadet brigade leaders.

 

Cadets who enter at times other than 6th grade – When a cadet enters NVMI at a grade other than grade 6, they will work with their TAC teams and cadet leaders to attempt to “catch up” to the appropriate rank without regard to “time in grade.”  However, IN NO CASE shall someone be allowed to promote without successfully completing all semester examinations (including Performance Task Assessments – PTAs) for each rank they wish to advance.  Web-based study guides, instructional materials, and assessments will be made available to help cadets interested in advancing to “Catch up” to their grade level peers. 

 

In no case will cadets be allowed to promote beyond the maximum ranks listed herein for their respective grade level and semester.

 

Special Notes: Cadets attempting any promotion past the rank of C/SSG must have passed the most recent administration of the Fitnessgram and must be academically eligible using the Athletic/Extracurricular eligibility policy (including both grades and citizenship.

PERFORMANCE TASK ASSESSMENT INFORMATION

GRADE SIX SEMESTER 1 -

*Flag Detail raising and lowering the flag

*Sing America the Beautiful

*Sing God Bless America

*Complete an Active Listening Demonstration

*Complete a poster explaining the components of wellness:

The Eight Dimensions of Wellness are:

  1. Emotional—Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
  2. Environmental—Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
  3. Financial—Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  4. Intellectual—Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
  5. Occupational—Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
  6. Physical—Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
  7. Social—Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
  8. Spiritual—Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life

GRADE SIX SEMESTER 2 -

*Recite and define the Cadet Code (LEADERSHIP):

¨  Loyalty - To self, others, and civic and government institutions.

¨  Education - The success of all cadets in academic endeavors, including staying in school and pursuing higher education.

¨  Ambition – Striving for excellence and lofty goals.

¨  Duty - Lifelong habits of responsible behavior, excellent attendance, and punctuality.

¨  Enthusiasm – A zest for life’s challenges.

¨  Respect - cooperation with school and public policies, regulations, and laws and respect for the dignity of all persons as well as an appreciation for the rich heritage of America and California.

¨  Service – To others, our state, our nation, and world.

¨  Health – Fitness and wellness, including avoidance of gangs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.

¨  Integrity - Positive choices by cadets with regards to private and public behavior.

¨  Personal courage – Say no to that which is wrong and stand up for what is right.

*RACER Paragraph on the Four Leadershp Indicators: Morale, Proficiency, Discipline, Esprit de Corps

*Recite and explain the four leadership indicators: Morale, Proficiency, Discipline, Esprit de Corps

*Sing This Land is Your Land

*Sing My Country Tis of Thee

GRADE SEVEN SEMESTER 1 -

*Recite the 14 leadership traits and definitions- http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/usmc/leadership_traits.htm

*Recite the 11 leadership principles - https://www.mcjrotc.marines.mil/About/Leadership-Principles/

*Sing Yankee Doodle

*Sing Yankee Doodle Dandy

*Complete photo ID of American Landmarks and Symbols

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*Complete First Aid Gauntlet with shock, burn, bleeding, bee sting, adult CPR, child CPR, infant CPR, conscious choking, splint, heat injury, cold injury, nosebleed, seizure

*Lead squad drill routine

GRADE SEVEN SEMESTER 2 -

*lead platoon drill routine

*qualify on air rifle

*manual of the guidon

*sing When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

*shoot an azimuth

*walk distances using a pace count

*land navigation course

*orienteering course

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER 1 -

*lead a squad in PT

*perform armed squad drill routine

*recite leader's code

*answer questions about leader's code meaning

*act as Sergeant of the Guard

*Sing Anchors Aweigh

*Sing When the Army Goes Rolling Along

*Sing Marine Corps Hymn

*Sing Semper Paratus

*Sing Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder

GRADE EIGHT SEMESTER 2 -

*Lead a platoon in PT

*Perform the color guard "state" routine

*Serve a a range safey officer

*give a 5 minute speech on a leader role model with accompanying 5-7 page paper

*Sing Stars and Stripes Forever

*Lead a platoon in a Pass in Review

*Properly take AM or PM accountability for a platoon

*Conduct a Class B uniform inspection

*Conduct a PT uniform inspection

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