Here you can find everything you need to know to take your promotion tests in order to move up to the next rank. If you have any questions on what getting promoted entails or how to do it, contact your training officer, Joseph Podlas. Cadets recommended for promotion need to schedule their promotion exam with the Training Officer once they have studied the practical factors required for taking their test to advance to the next rank.
Chain of Command
- President of the United States: The Honorable Joseph Biden
- Vice President of the United States: The Honorable Kamala Harris
- Secretary of State: The Honorable Antony Blinken
- Secretary of Defense: The Honorable Lloyd J. Austin
- Director of Homeland Security: The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas
- Secretary of the Navy: The Honorable Carlos Del Toro
- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General Mark A. Miley
- Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff: General John E. Hyten
- Commandant of the Marine Corps: General David H. Berger
- Commandant of the Coast Guard: Admiral Karl L .Schultz
- Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps: Sergeant Major Troy E. Black
- Chief of Naval Operations: Admiral Michael M. Gilday
- Commander, Naval Education Training Command: Rear Admiral Upper Peter A. Garvin
- Commander, Naval Service Training Command: Rear Admiral Lower Half Jennifer S. Couture
- Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy: Master Chief Petty Officer Russell L. Smith
- NJROTC Area 4 Manager: Commander Jimmie Miller USN(ret)
- SNSI: Captain Timothy McAllister (ret)
- NSI: Gunnery Sergeant Charles Mahala USMC
Orders to the Sentry
- Take charge of this post and all government property in view.
- Walk my post in a military matter, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
- Report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
- Repeat all calls from any post more distant from the guardhouse than my own.
- To Quit my post only when properly relieved.
- Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and all Officers and Petty Officers of the watch only.
- Talk to no one except in line of duty.
- Give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
- Call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
- Salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
- Be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, challenge all persons, on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.
- E-1 : Seaman Recruit (SR)
- E-2 : Seaman Apprentice (SA)
- E-3 : Seaman (SN)
- E-4 : Petty Officer 3rd Class (PO3)
- E-5 : Petty Officer 2nd Class (PO2)
- E-6 : Petty Officer 1st Class (PO1)
- E-7 : Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
- E-8 : Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
- E-9 : Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
- O-1 : Ensign (ENS)
- O-2 : Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
- O-3 : Lieutenant (LT)
- O-4 : Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
- O-5: Commander (CDR)
- O-6: Captain (CAPT)
- O-7: Rear Admiral Lower Half (RDML)
- O-8: Rear Admiral Upper Half (RADM)
- O-9: Vice Admiral (VADM)
- O-10: Admiral (ADM)
- O-11: Fleet Admiral (FADM)
Summary of Test Study Topics by Rank
|Seaman Apprentice||Seaman||Petty Officer 3rd Class||Petty Officer 2nd Class||Petty Officer 1st Class||Chief Petty Officer|