Cadet BN Staff

Cadet Battalion Commander

  • Responsible for all battalion activities
  • Supervises, provides guidance and direction for the Battalion Staff Officers, Company Commanders, and Battalion CSM in insuring all activities and training are planned, coordinated and executed efficiently
  • Sets the standard and direction of the battalion
  • Builds an effective chain of command and develops a positive command climate
  • Responsible for developing commander’s intent aligned with the intent of the PMS; communicates intent and empowers subordinates to act appropriately to accomplish the mission
  • Insures Cadet compliance with polices and procedures of the program
  • Creates suspenses to accomplish Battalion missions and enforce standards
  • Serves as a link between all Cadets and the Professor of Military Science
  • Advises the Professor of Military Science concerning all Cadet matters
  • Provides guidance and feedback to event staffs and serves as a liaison between Cadets and cadre as required

Cadet Battalion Executive Officer (XO)

  • Second in command; assumes command and commander responsibilities in the Cadet Battalion Commander’s absence
  • Serves as the Chief of Staff; supervises and coordinates the efforts of the battalion staff in planning, coordination and execution of Battalion events
  • vFree the commander from routine detains and passes pertinent data, information and insight from the staff to the commander and from the commander to the staff
  • Insures staff suspenses are met and remains knowledgeable of the current status of staff actions
  • Serves as a link between all Cadets and the Cadre Battalion Executive Officer
  • Responsible for the safety and risk assessment of all battalion events
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the Battalion Commander
  • Serves as the leader of event staffs to plan and conduct battalion training

Cadet Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM)

  • Principal advisor to the commander on the state of morale, discipline, and training of Cadets within the battalion
  • Advises the Battalion Commander on planning, coordinating and supervising activities of the battalion
  • Works as a catalyst in communication to and from Cadets to the Cadet battalion chain of command and staff
  • Accounts for personnel during all Battalion level activities and events
  • Conducts Battalion formations; responsible for training and execution of drill and ceremonies at all levels
  • Oversees the training and performance of the Battalion Color Guard
  • Responsible for the appearance of Cadets, equipment and facilities
  • Serves as a link between all Cadets and the Senior Military Instructor
  • Responsible for the readiness and implementation of any hip-pocket training
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the battalion commander

Cadet Battalion Administration, Intelligence, and Security Officer (S-1/S-2)

  • Principal staff officer for all matters concerning human resources including personnel readiness, personnel services and headquarters management
  • Provides administrative support for the battalion
  • Prepares and maintains unit strength reports, rosters and records
  • vResponsible for battalion bulletin boards and photo displays
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the execution of battalion awards ceremonies, change of comman
  • d ceremonies, commissioning ceremonies and social events
  • Receives operational control of any special project committees as directed by the commander
  • Supervises battalion physical security
  • Provides terrain analysis, light and weather data and threat information for battalion planning
  • Serves on event staff for planning and conducting battalion training events

Cadet Battalion Training Officer (S-3)

  • Principal staff officer responsible for all matters concerning training, operations and plans
  • Plans, Organizes and supervises the conduct of all Cadet training
  • Allocates resources to insure the accomplishment of all missions
  • Prepares Operations Orders, training schedules and memoranda to facilitate battalion training and operations
  • Insures all battalion level classes and training are rehearsed by instructors and assistant instructors prior to execution
  • Serves on event staff for planning and conducting battalion training events

Cadet Battalion Supply Officer (S-4)

  • Primary Staff Officer responsible for coordinating the logistics integration of supply, maintenance, transportation and services for the battalion
  • Coordinates for, receives, distributes and controls supplies and equipment for training
  • Conducts inventories and maintains a continuous working knowledge of on hand supplies and equipment within the battalion
  • Responsible for early coordination with and serves as a link between Cadets and the cadre supply technician
  • Serves on event staff for planning and conducting battalion training events

Cadet Battalion Recruiting and Public Affairs Officer (ROO/PAO/S-5)

  • Principal staff officer for all matters concerning recruiting, civil military operations and public affairs
  • Responsible for all Cadet recruiting on the campuses in coordination with the cadre Recruiting Operations Officer (ROO)
  • Responsible for enhancing the relationship between military forces and civilian authorities to include campus staff and faculty, public information internal information, community relations, written publications, photographs and related duties as required
  • Specifically responsible for the written material, consolidation and publication of the battalion newsletter
  • Serves as a focal point for local advertising of the program
  • Serves on event staff for planning and conducting battalion training events

Cadet Company Commander (CO)

  • Responsible for all company level activities
  • Supervises, provides guidance to and directs the company staff, platoon leaders and Company First Sergeant in insuring all activities and training are planned, coordinated and executed efficiently
  • Sets the standard and direction of the company
  • Builds an effective company chain of command and develops a positive command climate
  • Develops company level training plans and continually assesses training progress paying particular attention to Physical Training, Labs and LDAC Preparation
  • Responsible for developing company commander’s intent aligned with the intent of the Cadet battalion commander and PMS; communicates intent and empowers subordinates to act appropriately to accomplish the mission
  • Insures Cadet compliance with policies and procedures of the program
  • Creates suspenses to accomplish company level missions and enforce standards
  • Serves as a link between all Cadets and the Assistant Professor of Military Science
  • Advises the Assistant Professor of Military Science concerning all Cadet matters
  • Disseminates information from the Cadet battalion chain of command and issues orders
  • Counsels MS III, II and I level subordinate Cadets in all areas to include, but not limited to leadership evaluations, absences and duty performance; maintains records of all counseling

Cadet Company Executive Officer (XO)

  • Second in command; assumes command and commander responsibilities in the Cadet Company Commander’s absence
  • Serves as the Chief of Staff; supervises and coordinates the efforts of the company staff in planning, coordination and execution of company events
  • Free the company commander from routine details and passes pertinent data, information and insight from the company staff to the commander and from the company commander to the staff
  • Insures company staff suspenses are met and remains knowledgeable of the current status of staff actions
  • Responsible for the safety and risk assessment of all company events
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the company Commander

Cadet Company First Sergeant (1SG)

  • Principal advisor to the commander on the state of morale, discipline, and training of Cadets within the company
  • Advises the Company Commander on planning, coordinating and supervising activities of the company
  • Works as a catalyst in communication to and from Cadets to the Cadet company chain of command and staff
  • Accounts for personnel during all company level activities and events
  • Conducts company formations; responsible for training and execution of drill and ceremonies at company level
  • Oversees the training and performance of the Company Color Guard
  • Responsible for the appearance of Cadets, equipment and facilities
  • Responsible for the readiness and implementation of any company level hip-pocket training
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the company commander

Cadet Company Administration Officer (S-1)

  • Provides administrative support for the company
  • Prepares and maintains unit strength reports, rosters and records
  • Responsible for company bulletin boards and photo displaysv
  • Plans, organizes and supervises the execution of company awards ceremonies, change of command ceremonies, commissioning ceremonies and social events
  • Receives operational control of any special roject committees as directed by the company commander

Cadet Company Training Officer (S-3)

  • Responsible for all matters concerning training, operations and plans at company level
  • Plans, Organizes and supervises the conduct of all Cadet company training to include leadership labs and physical fitness
  • Allocates resources to insure the accomplishment of all company level missions
  • Prepares Operations Orders, training schedules and memoranda to facilitate company level training and operations
  • Insures all company level classes and training are rehearsed by instructors and assistant instructors prior to execution

Cadet Company Supply Officer (S-4)

  • Coordinates for, receives, distributes and controls supplies and equipment for company training
  • Conducts inventories and maintains a continuous working knowledge of on hand supplies and equipment within the company
  • Responsible for early coordination with and serves as link between Cadets and the cadre supply technician

Platoon Leader

  • Responsible for all platoon activities
  • Sets the standard and direction of the platoon
  • Communicates company commander’s intent and empowers squad leaders to act appropriately to accomplish the mission
  • Insures Cadet compliance with policies and procedures of the program
  • Creates suspenses to accomplish platoon missions and enforce standards
  • Serves as a link between squad leaders and the Company Executive Officer and Company Commander
  • Disseminates information from the company chain of command and issues orders
  • Responsible for the training and personal development of the platoon members

Platoon Sergeant

  • Responsible for all platoon activities
  • Responsible for personnel accountability, uniform, equipment, training, and preparation for training the platoon
  • Serves as a link between squad leaders and the First Sergeant
  • Disseminates information from the platoon leader and enforces standards

Squad Leader

  • Responsible for all squad activities
  • Sets the standard and direction of the squad
  • Communicates the platoon leader’s intent and empowers squad members to act appropriately to accomplish the mission
  • Insures Cadet compliance with policies and procedures of the program
  • Creates suspenses to accomplish squad missions and enforce standards
  • Serves as a link between the Cadets and the platoon leadership
  • Disseminates information from the platoon chain of command and issues orders
  • Responsible for personnel accountability, uniform, equipment, training, and preparation for training at squad level

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