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Quick Guide To Cadet Badges And Ranks

Quick Guide To Cadet Badges And Ranks

30 September 2014

If you're interested in the Army Cadet Force ranks and how cadets can work their way up read on.

Rank: Cadet

Requirements: None – cadets need to be aged 12 and in year 8 at school

Responsibilities: Learn as much as possible about being a cadet and
have fun!

Rank: Cadet Lance Corporal

Requirements: Must have passed the Army Proficiency Certificate
(APC) 1 star

Responsibilities: Help cadets with their kit, mentor junior cadets, lead
a small team.

Rank: Cadet Corporal

Requirements: Must have passed APC 2 star

Responsibilities: Learn to instruct cadets, lead a bigger team, take
a parade.

Rank: Cadet Sergeant

Requirements: Must have passed APC 3 star

Responsibilities: One of the senior cadets in the detachment. Organise
a number of teams. Develop leadership and management skills.

Rank: Cadet Staff Sergeant

Requirements: Must have passed APC 4 star

Responsibilities: A competent instructor, help with the planning of
some training, one of the senior cadets in a group of detachments
or “Company”

Rank: Cadet Company Sergeant Major

Requirements: Must have passed APC 4 star

Responsibilities: The senior cadet in a Company. Responsible for mentoring senior cadets and taking a Company parade.

Rank: Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major

Requirements: Must have passed Master Cadet.

Responsibilities: Only one of the Cadet CSMs in a County will be selected to be the Cadet RSM. They are the most senior cadets in the ACF and often take on ceremonial duties in the local area.

Rank: Cadet Under Officer

Requirements: Must have passed Master Cadet and be a Staff Cadet.

Responsibilities: This position may be awarded, by the ACF County Commandant, to a cadet who is felt to have potential to be an officer.
It is a very rare honour and not many cadets achieve it!

Interested in becoming a cadet, or know someone who might? Find out more about becoming a cadet.