The following shows the Air Cadet ranks, from lowest to highest, and the criteria a cadet must fulfill in order to be promoted to that rank.
Air Cadet (AC)
Leading Air Cadet (LAC)
Flight Corporal (FCpl)
To be promoted to the rank of FCpl, a Cadet must have:
To be promoted to the rank of Sgt, a Cadet must have:
Flight Sergeant (FSgt)
To be promoted to the rank of FSgt, a Cadet must have:
Warrant Officer Second Class (WO2)
To be promoted to the rank of WO2, a Cadet must have:
Warrant Officer First Class (WO1)
Additional leadership attributes that are considered whether or not a cadet should be promoted:
- drill, dress and deportment
- conduct, discipline, and attitude
- response to direction
- ability to interact positively and comfortably with others
- ability to make sound judgments regarding their own actions
- willingness to accept responsibility
- ability to solve problems effectively
- ability to communicate effectively
- ability to set a positive example for others
MERIT REVIEW BOARD (MRB)
The MRB is an interview process designed to identify the cadets who are qualified and suitable for promotion to the rank of WO2 and WO1.
RANK BADGE PLACEMENT
- The LAC to FSgt rank badges are are worn centred, mid-way between the shoulder and the elbow on both arms of the tunic.
- The WO2 and WO1 rank badges are worn centered, on both arms, with the bottom of the badge 9 cm above the top of the cuff (or 1 cm above the third row of Qualification badges).
For a visual reverence, refer to CATO 55-04 Annex F - Illustrated References (Appendix 8)