League Cadet Advancement

HOW DO I GET PROMOTED?

To advance to the next rank, League Cadets must spend a certain time in their current rank, complete listed coursework (book learning), and take certain trainings (in-person learning). Coursework consists of the League Cadet Syllabus.

Trainings are not required for League Cadets, however, we strongly encourage all LC1 cadets attend League Orientation. Not only will they learn much more about how to be a cadet, the US Navy, and much more in a fun - but hardworking - group environment, they will be much better cadets and more likely to be offered leadership opportunities in the unit. Also, if a League Cadet wants to attend some of the many exciting Advanced Trainings, they need to attend League Orientation first. 

NLCC League Cadet Advancement Chart
Rank 
 
   

LC1 Recruit

LC2 Apprentice

LC3 Able

LC4 - PO3

LC5 - PO2

LC6 - PO1

LC7 - SLPO

Required Time in Rank 

None

4 Months

4 Months

4 Months

6 Months

6 Months

Appointed

Trainings Required to Advance

None

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Part V

None

RECRUIT RANK - LC1 to LC2 APPRENTICE CADET

When New Cadets join, they hold the rank of LC-1 Recruit. To promote from LC1 Recruit to LC2 Apprentice Cadet, cadets need to complete the following items including Part 1 of the NLCC Syllabus coursework. There are eight(8) sections to Part 1. Cadets may be advanced to LC-2 Apprentice when the following requirements are met:

1)  Complete Part 1 of the NLCC Syllabus.

 

2)  Pass the Apprentice Cadet Examination for Part 1 (proctored at regularly scheduled drill).

 

3)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months.

 

4)  Serve a minimum of 4 months in rate as a Cadet Recruit (LC1).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 4 months as an NLCC Cadet.

LC-2 APPRENTICE to LC-3 ABLE CADET

To promote in rank from LC2 to LC3:

 

Cadets may be advanced to Able Cadet (LC3) when the following requirements are met:

 

1)  Complete Part 2 of the NLCC Syllabus

 

2)  Pass the Able Cadet Examination. (proctored at regularly scheduled drill)

 

3)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months.

4)  Serve a minimum of 4 months in rate as an Apprentice Cadet (LC2).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 8 months as an NLCC Cadet from the time of joining.

LC-3 ABLE CADET - LC-4 (Petty Officer 3rd Class)

To promote in rank from LC3 to LC4:

 

Cadets may be advanced to Petty Officer Third Class (LC4) when the following requirements are met:

 

1)  Complete Part 3 of the NLCC Syllabus (see above link)

 

2)  Pass the PO3 Examination (administered at drill)

 

3)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months

4)  Serve a minimum of 4 months in rate as an Able Cadet (LC3).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 12 months as an NLCC Cadet from the time of joining.

LC-4 (PO3) to LC-5 Petty Officer 2nd Class

To promote in rank from LC4 to LC5:

 

Cadets may be advanced to Petty Officer Second Class (LC5) when the following requirements are met:

 

1)  Complete Part 4 of the NLCC Syllabus (see above link)

 

2)  Pass the PO2 Examination. (Administered at drill)

 

3)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months.

 

4)  Serve a minimum of 6 months in rate as an Petty Officer 3rd Class (LC4).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 18 months as an NLCC Cadet from the time of joining.

LC-5 (PO2) to LC-6 Petty Officer 1st Class

To promote in rank from LC5 to LC6:

 

Cadets may be advanced to Petty Officer 1st Class (LC6) when the following requirements are met:

 

1)  Complete Part 5 of the NLCC Syllabus

 

2)  Pass the PO1 Examination. (Administered at drill)

 

3)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months.

 

4)  Serve a minimum of 6 months in rate as an Petty Officer 2nd Class (LC5).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 24 months as an NLCC Cadet since time of joining.

LC-6 (PO1) to LC-7 Ships Leading Petty Officer

To promote in rank from LC6 to LC7:

 

Cadets may be advanced to Ships Leading Petty Officer  (LC7) when the following requirements are met:

 

1)  Complete Parts 1 - 6  of the NSCC BMR (link)

 

2)  Pass the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) within the previous six months.

 

3)  Be at least 12 1/2 years old.

 

4)  Serve a minimum of 6 months in rate as an Petty Officer 1st Class (LC6).

 

5)  Serve a minimum of 30 months as an NLCC Cadet from time of joining.

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