Recording of cadet attendance is important for the following reasons:
In case of emergency
Camp selection requirements
Ensuring an accurate nominal roll each week is critical.
Attendance is completed in the following manner:
Duty NCO will conduct a nominal roll at the front entrance as cadets arrive. It is the responsibility of the cadets to notify the duty NCO for attendance.
Any cadet arriving after the start of parade will fall in on the side of the parade square for the duration of the parade.
The Duty NCO will then take the late cadets attendance after the opening parade.
Any cadet arriving after the opening parade must report to the Admin Office to sign in and receive a classroom pass.
No cadet will be allowed into class after the class has started without the classroom pass from the Admin Officer.
Army Cadet Ranks
Rank Title Rank Description Rank Image
Cadet No insignia.
Highlander One chevron.
Corporal Two chevrons.
Master Corporal Two chevrons and a maple leaf.
Sargeant Three chevrons and a maple leaf.
Warrant Officer St. Edwards Crown.
Master Warrant Officer St. Edwards Crown within a
Chief Warrant Officer Coat of Arms of Canada.
Admin - Administration
AdminO - Administration Officer
Adj - Adjutant - a cadet parade position not a rank
ACR - Annual Ceremonial Review
Bush Ex - Bush exercise - Survival Training (not always in the bush)
Bravo Zulu - means "Good job!"
CAF - Canadian Armed Forces
Capt - Captain
CadPat - Canadian Field Disruptive Pattern, also known as "combats"
CATO - Cadet Adminsitrative and Training Orders
CO - Commanding Officer
Cpl - Corporal - Cadet rank
CI - Civilian Instructor
CIV - Civilian Volunteer
CHAP - Cadet Harassment and Abuse Prevention program
CMDR - Commander
CATO - Cadet Administrative and Training Orders
DCO - Deputy Commanding Officer
DND - Department of National Defense
Dress - the clothing type worn by cadets - such as full, civilian, summer, ceremonial and combat. Full dress is the complete uniform.
ETA - Estimated time of arrival
EO: - Enabling Objective
FMP - Field Message Pad
FTX - Field Training Exercise
GMT - Greenwich Mean Time - the Greenwich meridian is the accepted time reference.
HQ - headquarters
Hrs - hours - as in 1400hrs or 2pm
Hooch or Hoochie - an improvised shelter used to sleep in
2IC - second in command
IMP - Individual Meal Packet - full meal in a bag, main portion is a boil-in-the bag entree.
LT - Lieutenant
2LT - Second Lieutenant
LHQ - Local headquarters - or local cadet offices
MRE - Meal Ready to Eat
MRO - Monthly Routine Orders
NLT - No later than
NCM - Non-Commissioned Member
NCO - Non-Commissioned Officer
NW - NorthWest
OCdt - Officer Cadet - lowest ranking officer
OIC - Officer in Charge - refers to officer responsible for an event
OPI - Office of Prime Importance - Sometimes used in place of OIC or OIC Ex
PRCI's - Prairie Region Cadet Instructions
PMV - Personal Motor Vehicle
PO: - Performance Objective
PO: EO: - Performance Objective / Enabling Objective
RO - Reviewing Officer
RSO - Range Safety Officer
RCACC - Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps
RCSU - Regional Cadet Support Unit
Sgt - Sergeant - cadet NCO rank
Star Level - Cadet training level of instruction.
SupO - Supply Officer
Trg O - Training Officer
2IC - second in charge (usually associated with exercises or activities)
WRO - Weekly Routine Order
Zulu Time - another name for Greenwich Mean Time - GMT