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Correspondence Courses

 

Sea Cadet ranks follow the same path as the United States Navy and United States Coast Guard, from E-1 (Seaman Recruit) through E-7 (Chief Petty Officer). All cadets must take Navy correspondence courses and pass Navy examinations to gain rank. Cadets must serve a minimum time in each rank before moving to the next higher rank. All new Sea Cadets enter the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) as an E-1 (Seaman Recruit); detailed requirements and links to required advancement courses, are posted at Homeport and are summarized below.

Rank Correspondence Course Training Time in Rate Exam Approval Authority
E-1

Seaman Recruit (SR)

N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
E-2

Seaman Apprentice (SA)

Basic Military Requirements

NAVEDTRA-14325

NSCC Recruit Training (9-day or 14-day course) 3 Months in NSCC N/A Commanding Officer
E-3

Seaman (SN)

OR

Airman (AN)

 

 

Seaman

NAVEDTRA-14067

OR

Airman

NAVEDTRA-14014A

7-14 Days Advanced Training

NOTE: Petty Officer Leadership Academy (POLA) may be completed at any time after being advanced to E3.

NOTE: Service as a Staff Cadet at NSCC Recruit Training or NLCC Orientation, in a leadership position, must be completed after completion of POLA.

6 Months as E-2 N/A Commanding Officer
E-4

Petty Officer 3rd Class (PO3)

Petty Officer 3rd & 2nd Class

NAVEDTRA-14504

(assignments 1 & 2 only)

7-14 Days Advanced Training 6 Months as E-3 PO3 Exam Commanding Officer
E-5

Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2)

Petty Officer 3rd & 2nd Class

NAVEDTRA-14504

(assignments 3,4 & 5 only)

7-14 Days Advanced Training, Must Graduate From POLA (Petty Officer Leadership Academy) 6 Months as E-4 PO2 Exam Commanding Officer
E-6

Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1)

Petty Officer 1st Class

NAVEDTRA-14145

7-14 Days Advanced Training 6 Months as E-5 PO1 Exam NSCC Executive Director
E-7

Chief Petty Officer (CPO)

Chief Petty Officer

NAVEDTRA-14144

7-14 Days Advanced Training

Act as Staff Cadet at a Recruit Training

6 Months as E-6 N/A NSCC Executive Director