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Cadet Ranks

Cadets are eligible for promotion in rank IAW (in accordance with) regulations outlined in CATO 13-02 (Merit-Based Cadet Rank Promotions). National prerequisites for promotion to each rank are outlined in CATO 13-02 and are listed below. 

All cadets are referred to by their rank and last name. Cadet Warrant Officers are referred to as ma'am/sir, or "Warrant". 

Only the Air Cadet ranks are listed below. Besides our Civilian Instructors or Volunteers, all 614 Squadron officers are members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and use Royal Canadian Air Force officer ranks. The officer ranks used at our Squadron can be found on the staff page. All Canadian Armed Forces ranks can be found here. All CAF officers are referred to as ma'am or sir, and officers including and above the rank of Second Lieutenant (not officer Cadet) are saluted.

 

Air Cadet (Cdt)

This is the rank that you have upon enrolment. 

 

Cadet Leading Air Cadet (LAC)

(1) participate in the first year of the Air Cadet Proficiency Level Training Program for a minimum period of five months, and


(2) be recommended by the appropriate level officer.

 

Cadet Corporal (Cpl)

(1) hold the rank of LAC,


(2) successfully complete year one of the Air Cadet Proficiency Level Training Program, 
 

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer, and

(4) having participated in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of Personal Fitness and Healthy Living. 


 

Cadet Flight Corporal (FCpl)

(1) completed at least six months of service at the rank of Cpl,

(2) have successfully completed the second year of the Air Cadet Proficiency Level Training Program, 

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer, and

(4) having participated in the Fitness Assessment as part of Personal Fitness and Healthy Living.


 

Cadet Sergeant (Sgt)

(1) completed at least six months service at the rank of FCpl,

(2) have successfully completed the third year of the Air Cadet Proficiency Level Training Program,

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer,

(4) having participated in the Fitness Assessment as part of Personal Fitness and Healthy Living, and

(5) achieved a minimum of "Completed Without Difficulty" in PO 303 Leadership.


 

Cadet Flight Sergeant (FSgt)

(1) completed at least six months service at the rank of Sgt,

(2) have successfully completed the fourth year of the Air Cadet Proficiency Level Training Program,

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer,

(4) having participated in the Fitness Assessment as part of Personal Fitness and Healthy Living, and

(5) achieved a minimum of "Completed Without Difficulty" in PO 403 Leadership.


 

Cadet Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2)

(1) completed at least six months service at the substantive rank of FSgt, and

(2) be identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process (IAW CATO 13-02 Anx B),

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer,

(4) having participated in the Fitness Assessment as part of Personal Fitness and Healthy Living, and

(5) achieved a minimum of "Completed Without Difficulty" in PO 503 Leadership.


 

Cadet Warrant Officer First Class (WO1)

(1) completed at least six months service at the substantive rank of WO2, 

(2) be identified as a successful candidate through the merit review board process (IAW CATO 13-02 Anx B), and

(3) be recommended by the appropriate level officer.

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