There are two types of cadet rank, temporary and permanent.
Minimum permanent rank at the end of
1. 1st year: Cadet Airman (C/ Amn)
2. 2nd year: Cadet Airman First Class (C/ A1C)
3. 3rd year: Cadet Senior Airman (C/SrA)
4. 4th year: Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/ SSgt)
With appointment to certain positions a temporary rank will be awarded as follows:
1. Senior Staff - C/ Lieutenant Colonel
2. DA3 - C/Captain (4th year = Major)
3. Department OIC- C/ 2nd Lieutenant (4th year = 1st Lieutenant)
4. Flight Commander- C/ 2nd Lieutenant (4th year = 1st Lieutenant)
5. Team Commander- C/ 2nd Lieutenant (4th year = 1st Lieutenant)
6. Flight Chief Senior Master Sergeant (4th year = Chief Master Sergeant)
Students transferred to CA-936 from other JROTC units will be awarded rank based on their rank at their previous unit.
Cadet ranks are not to be confused with or used interchangeably with USAF rank and grade designations. The term 'cadet' will be an integral part of any written or spoken reference to a specific rank.
Officer Promotion system: Up to three promotion cycles per year based on performance.
Enlisted Promotion system: Up to three promotion cycles per year. One promotion will be based on performance/merit. The A1 will create the rubric/test for additional promotions.
For each promotion test passed, the cadet is raised one grade in rank, and that new rank becomes permanent. f.
Cadets of the Month will receive a promotion of one grade, and that rank becomes permanent.
As of February 2013:
All first year cadets are automatically promoted to AMN by the end of their first semester in the program
h. Enlisted Ranks
E-1: Cadet Airman Basic - C/AB
i. Officer Ranks
E-2: Cadet Airman - C/Amn
E-3: Cadet Airman First Class - C/A1C
E-4: Cadet Senior Airman - C/SrA
E-5: Cadet Staff Sergeant - C/SSgt
E-6: Cadet Technical Sergeant - C/TSgt
E-7: Cadet Master Sergeant - C/MSgt
E-8: Cadet Senior Master Sergeant - C/SMSgt
E-9: Cadet Chief Master Sergeant - C/CMSgt
Minimum Ranks for:
* All NCOICs and Flight Chiefs - SSgt.
* All NCOs and Flight Sergeants - SrA
Cadet Second Lieutenant - C/2Lt
Cadet First Lieutenant - C/1Lt
Cadet Captain - C/Cpt
Cadet Major - C/Maj
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel - C/LTC
Cadet Colonel - C/Col
Minimum Ranks for:
All OICs and Flight Commanders - 2Lt.