62 Phantom Squadron

Royal Canadian Air Cadets                            Excellere Contende - Strive for Excellence



Cadet Ranks



With Air Cadet rank abbreviations, there are no slashed or roman numerals and unlike civilian titles like Mr. or Mrs., military ranks are not followed by a period.


Abbreviation  Rank                                              Requirement

AC

Air Cadet

·      Upon enrolment - must be 12 years of age to enroll

·      No rank badges worn

LAC

Leading Air Cadet

For promotion to Leading Air Cadet (LAC) a cadet must:

  • Actively participate in the proficiency level 1 of the LHQ training program for a minimum period of five months
  • Be recommended by the appropriate flight commander (officer)

Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO)

Cpl

Corporal

For promotion to Corporal (Cpl) a cadet must:

  • Hold the rank of LAC
  • Successfully complete year one of the proficiency level training program
  • Be recommended by the appropriate flight commander (officer)

FCpl

Flight Corporal

For promotion to Flight Corporal (FCpl), a cadet must:

  • Complete at least six months service at the rank of Cpl
  • Have successfully completed the second year of the proficiency level training program
  • Be recommended by the appropriate flight commander (officer)

Sgt

Sergeant

For promotion to Sergeant (Sgt), a cadet must:

  • Complete at least six months service at the rank of FCpl
  • Have successfully completed the third year of the proficiency level training program
  • Be recommended by the appropriate flight commander (officer)

FSgt

Flight Sergeant

For promotion to Flight Sergeant (FSgt), a cadet must:

  • Complete at least six months service at the rank of Sgt
  • Have successfully completed the fourth year of the proficiency level training program
  • Have achieved enhanced proficiency in most subject areas including leadership and instructional techniques
  • Be recommended by the appropriate flight commander (officer)

WO2

Warrant Officer Second Class

For promotion to Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2), a cadet must:

  • Completed at least six months service at the substantive rank of FSgt
  • Be identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process

WO1

Warrant Officer First Class

For promotion to Warrant Officer 1st Class (WO1), a cadet must:

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

Music Appointments

 

Drum Major

  • Appointed at the discretion of the Squadron Commanding Officer
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge in band drill, commands and formations
  • Qualified Music Proficiency Level 2
  • Holds the minimum rank of Flight Corporal
  • Badge is removed when cadet no longer fills the appointment
  • Worn on mid-upper sleeve for Warrant Officers and lower sleeve for all other ranks
  • Only one cadet in a squadron can be appointed Drum Major

 

Pipe Major

  • Appointed at the discretion of the Squadron Commanding Officer
  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge in band drill, commands and formations
  • Qualified Music Proficiency Level 2
  • Holds the minimum rank of Flight Corporal
  • Badge is removed when cadet no longer fills the appointment
  • Worn on mid-upper sleeve for Warrant Officers and lower sleeve for all other ranks
  • Only one cadet in a squadron can be appointed Pipe Major