3. Key billets (job assignments) of the Cadet Corps:
A. Squad Leader (held by cadet Sergeant) - Squad leaders must focus on training
each subordinate to ensure that they have enough knowledge, experience, and confidence to get a job done. They are responsible
for the performance, training, and development of cadets in their squad. The squad leader's job is a tough one.
B. Platoon Guide (held by the senior Sergeant of the platoon) - The platoon
guide must be ready to assume the role of platoon sergeant at all times.
C. Platoon Sergeant (held by cadet Staff Sergeant) - The platoon sergeant works
to maintain high standards and performance of their platoon while developing junior NCOs and enlisted personnel. They must
work with the guide and squad leaders to carry out the policies, directive, and program of the platoon commander
D. Company Gunnery Sergeant (held by cadet Gunnery Sergeant) - The "company gunny"
works for the company commander. They train the platoon guides in their company.
E. Company First Sergeant (held by cadet First Sergeant) - The First Sergeant is
primarily an advisor to the company commander. They focus on the discipline and moral of the unit.
F. Battalion Sergeant Major (held by a cadet Sergeant Major, the senior NCO
in the battalion) - The sergeant major is an advisor for the battalion commander on enlisted matters. They are mainly concerned
with the battalion's moral and the development of all NCOs in the battalion.
4. Responsilities of the Cadet NCO:
A. Know your job. - You should know your job and the job of the next higher grade. Be ready
to assume a higher position when necessary. Study, observe, and seek advice to become better prepared.
B. Carry out assignments promptly. - Demonstrate dependability. You shouldn't have to be supervised
to complete a task.
C. Use initiative and resourcefulness. - If you see a job that needs to be done, do it before
you're told to.
D. Keep your seniors informed. - Your leaders need to know what you are doing. Communication
with their subordinates aids them in making important decisions.
E. Know cadet regulations and follow them. - Don't allow yourself or your subordinates become
lazy in discipline, the practice of customs, or courtesies.
F. Lead and teach drill and ceremonies. - Study and know your drill. Learn to observe carefully,
correct mistakes, and sharpen execution of movements.
G. Maintain high standards of conduct. - You are a cadet of the MCJROTC. Set a good example
of conduct and bearing in and out of uniform, as well as on and off school grounds.
H. Be a good instructor. - Learn and practice the techniques of military instruction. Help
other cadets improve themselves in matters of dress. conduct, courtesy, and performance of duty.
I. Deal fairly and impartially with your subordinates. - Use justice. Don't play favorites!
J. Be unselfish. - Put the welfare of your unit, your job, and the MCJROTC above personnel
Put your educational cevelopment before your responsibilities as a cadet NCO. The lamp of learning
should remind you of your purpose. MCJROTC NCO ranks offer an opportunity to gain valuable leadership and management experience.
Pursue this advantage and use it to excel as a student and as a citizen.