Cadet Ranks

Leadership Framework

Cadet Creed

Leadership – the art of influencing someone or a group of people in such a way to have a positive effect towards the accomplishment of a goal, objective, or job (mission).

  • Cadet Private (C/PVT)

  • Cadet Private First Class (C/PFC)

  • Cadet Corporal (C/CPL)

  • Cadet Sergeant (C/SGT)

  • Cadet Staff Sergeant (C/SSG)

  • Cadet Sergeant First Class (C/SFC)

  • Cadet Master Sergeant (C/MSG)

  • Cadet First Sergeant (C/1SG)

  • Cadet Sergeant Major (C/SGM)

  • Cadet Command Sergeant Major (C/CSM)

  • Officer Rank (and Abbreviation) Insignia (worn on collar)

  • Cadet 2nd Lieutenant (C/2LT)

  • Cadet 1st Lieutenant (C/1LT)

  • Cadet Captain (C/CPT)

  • Cadet Major (C/MAJ)

  • Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/LTC)



  • Loyalty – to bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution……your peers

  • Duty – to fulfill your obligations
    Honor – to live up to all the values

  • Respect – to treat people as they should be treated

  • Self-less service – to put the welfare of the nation……before your own

  • Integrity – to do what is right, legally and morally

  • Personal courage – to face fear, danger, or adversity

The 11 Principles of Leadership

  1. Know yourself and seek self-improvement.

  2. Be proficient within your area of work.

  3. Know your people and look after their welfare.

  4. Keep your people informed.

  5. Set the example.

  6. Insure the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.

  7. Train your people as a team.

  8. Make sound and timely decisions.

  9. Develop a sense of responsibility among your subordinates.

  10. Use your people in accordance to their capabilities.

  11. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.

  • I am an Army Junior ROTC Cadet.

  • I will always conduct myself to bring credit to my family, country, school and the Corps of Cadets.

  • I am loyal and patriotic.

  • I am the future of the United States of America.

  • I do not lie, cheat or steal and will always be accountable for my actions and deeds.

  • I will always practice good citizenship and patriotism.

  • I will work hard to improve my mind and strengthen my body.

  • I will seek the mantle of leadership and stand prepared to uphold the Constitution and the American way of life.

  • May God grant me the strength to always live by this creed.

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