Chain of Command

The people between the cadet and the Commanding Officer are the chain of command. Both cadets and their parents need to understand the importance of the chain of command and following the chain of command to resolve questions or problems in an orderly, disciplined, and professional manner.

Think of the cadet as the first link in a chain. The cadet is the beginning because the cadet does not supervise anyone yet. The next person, or link in the chain, may be another cadet who has some leadership responsibility. Instilling leadership skills is one of the benefits of having your son or daughter involved in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps program. Leadership responsibilities help teach your cadet accountability and the appropriate use of power when working with others.

NSCC Cadet Chain of Command

The following diagram illustrates an example of a chain of command within the cadet leadership ranks. Not all sea cadet units have the same chain of command structure so the cadet chain of command for your son or daughter may be quite different from this example.

 

Below is the NSCC and NLCC Cadet organization flow for the Colin L Powell Division.

Officer Chain of Command

The following diagram illustrates an example of a chain of command among the Officers and
Instructors of an U.S. Sea Cadet Corps unit. The chain of command will differ because of the size of the unit, the availability of adult volunteers, or the skills of those who do volunteer.

 

 

Annual Inspections of the Sea Cadets Divsions are lengthly and encompass all areas of the divisons operations, administration and staff.