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EAST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL – JROTC  STUDY GUIDE (Page 1)

 

THE MISSION OF JROTC IS : “TO MOTIVATE YOUNG PEOPLE TO BE BETTER CITIZENS”

 

CHAIN OF COMMAND

*-Commander-In-Chief

President Donald J. Trump

*-Secretary of Defense

Honorable Patrick M. Shanahan

* Secretary of the Army

Honorable Mark T. Esper

Chief of Staff of the Army

General Mark A. Milley

Commander of TRADOC

General Stephen J. Townsend

Commander of Cadet Command

Major General John R. Evans Jr.

Commander, 8th Brigade

Colonel Vanessa Y. Moye

Senior Army Instructor

Captain Arnold K. Jacobsen

East Valley JROTC Battalion Commander

CDT Logan J. Dukes

*-Denotes these positions are civilian positions.  The Chain-Of-Command above begins with the President, the highest position in the Chain-Of-Command and continues to your Squad Leader, the lowest position in the Chain-Of-Command..  You should always begin to use the Chain-Of-Command starting with the lowest position and working up. 

 

KEY PERSONNEL

 

The following personnel ARE NOT in the Chain-Of-Command, however, you should know these people because of the positions they hold.  You should also know what the Battalion Command and Staff are responsible for as indicated by the parenthesis beside their title /position.

 

Vice President of the U.S

Honorable Michael R. Pence

Secretary of  State(U.S.)

Honorable Michael R. Pompeo

Director of  JROTC, Cadet Command

Colonel Michael A. Stinnett

Governor of Washington

Honorable Jay R. Inslee

Senior Senator from Washington

Honorable Patricia L. Murray

Junior Senator from Washington

Honorable Maria E. Cantwell

4th District Congressman

Honorable Dan Newhouse

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

General Joseph F. Dunford Jr.

Sergeant Major of the Army

SMA Daniel A. Dailey

Principal East Valley High School

Mrs. Kayla Crowe

Army Instructor-East Valley HS JROTC

SFC Charles T. Waggoner

Cadet Battalion Executive Officer

CDT/1LT Katie L. Crane

Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major

CDT/CSM Isaiah M. Salinas

Cadet Battalion S-1 Officer (Personnel and Administration)

CDT/2LT Levi Hengeveld

Cadet Battalion S-2 Officer (Security & Intelligence)

CDT/2LT Rhiannon S. Jacobsen

Cadet Battalion S-3 Officer (Operations and Training)

CDT/2LT Camille M. Anderson

Cadet Battalion S-4 Officer (Supply and Maintenance)

CDT/2LT Savannah N. Jorgensen

Cadet Battalion S-5 Officer (Public Affairs)

CDT/2LT Lillian S. Schut

Cadet Alpha Company Commander    

CDT/2LT Abigail R. Scully-Ruis

Cadet Bravo Company Commander

Vacant

 

PHONETIC ALPHABET

Cadets should be able to use the following phonetic pronunciations of the alphabet to spell words.  Example:  CAT spelled phonetically is Charlie, Alpha, Tango.

A – ALPHA

G – GOLF

M – MIKE

R – ROMEO

X – X-RAY

B – BRAVO 

H – HOTEL

N – NOVEMBER

S – SIERRA

Y – YANKEE

C – CHARLIE

I – INDIA

O – OSCAR

T – TANGO

Z – ZULU

D – DELTA

J – JULIET

P – PAPA

U – UNIFORM

 

E – ECHO

K – KILO

*Q – QUEBEC

V – VICTOR

 

F – FOXTROT

L – LIMA

*(pronounced-KEY BECK)

W – WHISKEY

 

 

EAST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL – JROTC STUDY GUIDE (Page 2)

RANK AND INSIGNIA IDENTIFICATION

There are three types of rank within the Army: Commissioned Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted personnel. Within the Cadet Corps there are only officers and enlisted personnel, but no Warrant Officers, nor are there any cadets above the rank of Cadet Colonel. Rank is a person’s designation or title they are called.  Insignia is what they wear to identify their rank. The appropriate abbreviation for each rank is in parentheses beside the appropriate rank. Those abbreviations are correct for officers in the Army or Cadets. Cadet Officers and enlisted personnel should put the abbreviation “CDT” before their rank for proper identification, or simply "C" with a forward slash. (Example:  A Cadet Lieutenant Colonel, when writing their rank would write, CDT LTC or C/LTC, a Cadet Staff Sergeant would write CDT SSG or C/SSG).   

GENERAL OFFICER RANK AND INSIGNIA    

JROTC Cadets

 
General (GEN) Four silver stars  Not applicable
Lieutenant General (LTG) Three silver stars Not applicable
Major General (MG) Two silver stars Not applicable
Brigadier General (BG) One silver star Not applicable

 

FIELD OFFICER RANK
Colonel (COL)  One silver eagle   Three silver diamonds
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC)  One silver oak leaf Two silver diamonds
Major (MAJ) One gold oak leaf  One silver diamond
COMPANY OFFICER RANK
Captain (CPT)  Two silver bars Three silver disks
First Lieutenant (1LT)   One silver bar Two silver disks
Second Lieutenant (2LT) One gold bar  One silver disk
 
(Remember SSG when you think of the Officer Ranks, Silver Silver Gold)
 
        
ENLISTED RANK    JROTC Cadets
Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Three stripes, three rockers with two stars in the middle Not applicable
Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Three stripes, three rockers, star in the middle with a wreath around the star See below
Sergeant Major (SGM) Three stripes, three rockers with a star in the middle See below
First Sergeant (1SG) Three stripes, three rockers with a diamond in the middle  See below
Master Sergeant (MSG) Three stripes, three rockers See below
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Three stripes, two rockers  See below
Staff Sergeant (SSG) Three stripes, one rocker See below
Sergeant (SGT) Three stripes See below
Corporal (CPL) Two stripes See below
Private First Class (PFC) One stripe, one rocker See below
Private Two (PV2) One stripe See below
Private One (PV1) No insignia to wear 
Not applicable

that the Army rank is exactly the same as cadet rank except where the Army enlisted person has rockers, cadets have bars.  (Example: A Cadet Sergeant First Class would identify their rank as three stripes and two bars).