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					                                           U.S. MARINE CORPS. JROTC
                                          Category 5 – General Military Subjects
                                                 Skill 5 – Rank Structure




                           Navy JROTC Rank Structure

                                                                 NJROTC Rank Structure
   PURPOSE                                                               The NJROTC Cadet Corp is comprised
                                                                 of cadet officer and cadet enlisted personnel. The
   This lesson introduces cadets to the Navy                     rank and insignia of both will be covered.
   JROTC     Rank    Structure.      It     provides
   information on cadet officer and cadet enlisted
   rank and insignia.   Upon completion of this                  Cadet Officer Rank Structure
   lesson, cadets will be able to identify Navy
                                                                          The cadet officers in the NJROTC in
   JROTC rank structure.
                                                                 order of seniority, from highest to lowest, are as
                                                                 follows:

Introduction                                                               Cadet Rank

        The Navy JROTC (NJROTC) uniform is                          Cadet Commander
one of the program’s most distinguishing features.                  Cadet Lieutenant Commander
The NJROTC rank insignia further identifies
                                                                    Cadet Lieutenant
cadets within the cadet corps.
                                                                    Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade
                                                                    Cadet Ensign
Background
                                                                         The cadet officer insignia is authorized
        The NJROTC rank structure was
                                                                 for NJROTC cadet officers and will be furnished
modeled after the Navy’s rank structure. The
                                                                 at government expense.
uniforms issued and worn by cadets are the same
as those worn on active duty by Navy personnel.
Therefore, the design of the NJROTC rank                         Cadet Enlisted Rank Structure
insignia distinguishes cadets from active duty
Navy personnel.                                                          The cadet enlisted members in the
                                                                 NJROTC in order of seniority from highest to
                                                                 lowest are as follows:
Rank                                                                       Cadet Rank
        Rank as it applies to this lesson is the                    Cadet Master Chief Petty Officer
designation of an official officer position such as
Ensign or Captain.                                                  Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer

Insignia                                                            Cadet Chief Petty Officer

         Insignia worn in the NJROTC identifies                     Cadet Petty Officer First Class
the position and rank of cadets in the NJROTC.                      Petty Officer Second Class




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                                   Category 5 – General Military Subjects
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   Petty Officer Third Class
   Seaman
   Seaman Apprentice
   Seaman Recruit
       The cadet enlisted insignia is authorized
for NJROTC cadets and will be furnished at
government expense.




A Comparison Chart
         A comparison chart showing the
MCJROTC rank structure and NJROTC rank
structure is provided.




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Conclusion
         Remember, the more you know as a
MCJROTC cadet, the better a leader and citizen
you will be. Just as your rank and insignia identify
you, Navy JROTC rank and insignia readily
identifies Navy JROTC officers and enlisted. And
now, you can identify them too.




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