U.S. Army
Cadet Corps

  The United States Army Cadet Corps (USAC) was founded under the name "Colonel Cody's Boy Scouts" by Captain James H. C. Smyth on April 10, 1909, at the First Presbyterian Church, Manhattan, New York. Between its founding and the present, it underwent numerous name changes, and settled on its current name in 2007 when the Naval, Marine Corps, and Army Battalions of the American Cadet Alliance (ACA) merged to become the United States Army Cadet Corps. The USAC holds the distinction of being the oldest nationwide Cadet program in the United States. The United States Army Cadet Corps, Inc., is not a governmental agency and is not an official entity of the United States Army.

  The United States Army Cadet Corps (USAC) is a 501(3)(c) non-profit youth education organization. Currently the USAC only has Army Cadets after phasing out Navy and Marine Cadets.

    

 

 

 

CADETS

  Cadets are members who are between the ages of 12 and 18 (although 11 year olds can be accepted after 5th grade). They must be enrolled in school and receiving passing grades, be drug and crime free, must be proportional to his/her height. The applicant can not be overly obese. The prospective Cadet should be able to do basic exercises like push-ups, sit-ups etc., and be able to run. Also the applicant must be able to pass a "Sports type" Physical Exam by a Doctor and can not have any communicable diseases, chronic health problems or severe allergies.


    
     

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Cadet
Recruit

Cadet
Private

Cadet Private
First Class

Cadet
Corporal

Cadet
Sergeant

 

Cadet
Staff Sergeant

 

Cadet Sergeant
First Class

 

Cadet
First Sergeant

 

Cadet
Sergeant Major

 

Cadet Command
Sergeant Mjor

    

 

 

 

INSTRUCTORS

  Appointment as an instructor may be granted to individuals who wish to participate in USAC activities in a non-military capacity. Instructors do not wear a Military uniform, but are required to dress in appropriate USAC attire. This category of membership is extremely flexible and its requirements are not as high as a uniformed staff member, but a high level of professionalism and moral integrity is always required.
   
ADULT NCO's
  An appointment as an Adult Non-Commissioned Officer is open to those individuals who have served honorably in the U.S. Military, in grades E-4 through E-9, who prefer to maintain their status as non-commissioned officers rather than to apply for a commission in the USAC Officers' Corps. Those individuals choosing to remain as Non-Commissioned Officers, will be appointed to a grade comparable to the highest enlisted grade held while in the military. Adult NCO's are assigned a position within the unit, comparable with their rank and billet while on active duty or in the reserves. Adult NCO's are always needed in a training capacity to work directly with the Cadets.


Corporal

 


Sergeant

 

 

Staff Sergeant

 

Sergeant First Class

 

 

 

First Sergeant

 

 

Master Sergeant

 

 

Sergeant Major

 


Command
Sergeant Major

      

WARRANT OFFICERS

  A commission as a Warrant Officer is open to those individuals who are specialists in a field of endeavor and who desire to instruct in technical skills or perform a single function within the unit, causing them to be best suited to apply for commissioning as a Warrant Officer in the USAC Officer's Corps.

 


(Artillery)


Warrant Officer 1

 


(Armor)

Chief
Warrant Officer 2

 


(Military Police)

Chief
Warrant Officer 3

 


(Medical Dept.)

Chief
Warrant Officer 4

 


(Adjutant General)

Chief
Warrant Officer 5

            

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS

  A commission as a USAC Officer is open to those individuals who have the desire, self-discipline, self-confidence, critical judgment, and moral integrity to put on the uniform. The United States Army Cadet Corps takes this uniform seriously and expects any prospective Commissioned Officer to as well. USAC Officers are held to a higher standard than other members.

 


(Infantry)

Second Lieutenant

 


(Quartermaster Corps)

First Lieutenant

 


(Corps of Engineers)

Captain

 


(Aviation)

Major

 

 


(Signal Corps)

Lieutenant Colonel

 

 


(Chaplains' Corps)

Colonel

 

 

 

 

 





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