Star Levels and Promotions

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Star Level Program

Star levels are yearly training levels which add information progressively over each year. Each training level adds on to the lessons. 

At the start of a cadet's first year they will in the green star training program. At the completion of the first training year a cadet in Green Star training will be awarded a green star badge at the successful completion of training. The cadet is then green star qualified. In the cadet's second training year they will be in the red star training but will not be red star qualified until successfully completing the training year.

The Star Level Program is the main training program carried out by all Royal Canadian Army Cadet corps within Canada. This program is mandated by the Department of National Defence and specifically through the Directorate of Cadets & Junior Rangers.

The Star Level Program is composed of five levels:

  • Green Star (Level 1)

  • Red Star (Level 2)

  • Silver Star (Level 3)

  • Gold Star (Level 4)

  • Master Cadet (Level 5)

Starting in the 2012-13 training year, the National Star of Excellence or NSE replaced the National Star Certification Examination or NSCE as a ranking tool for Senior Cadets. Year 5 of LHQ training was also introduced as "Master Cadet" consisting of a great deal of On the Job Training (OJT) and self-led professional development opportunities.

Cadets are taught a variety of subjects, known as Performance Objectives (PO) that include: citizenship, physical fitness, healthy living, drill, marksmanship, map and compass, outdoor survival, eco-friendly camping and military history and traditions. To better assist in understanding the Star Level training, the Star programs are identified as follows:

Green Star

  • PO 101—Participate in Citizenship Activities: Cadets are introduced to Canadian history, traditions and symbols. Cadets are also introduced to Canada’s political system, along with a high-education of the Canadian Forces.

  • PO 102 – Perform Community Service: Cadets are introduced to the concept of volunteerism and importance of community involvement.

  • PO 103 – Participate as a Member of a Team: Cadets are introduced to the concept of teamwork and are introduced to the roles of a follower.

  • PO 104 – Track Participation in Physical Activities: Cadets are introduced to the importance of physical activity, physical fitness and physical health.

  • PO 105 – Participate in Recreational Sports: Cadets participate in a variety of recreational sports, such as running, biking, hiking, marches and swimming activities.

  • PO 106 – Fire the Cadet Air Rifle: Cadets are introduced to the operation and safe handling of the Daisy 853c air rifle as well as some basic marksmanship techniques.

  • PO 107 – Serve in an Army Cadet Corps: Cadets are introduced to the history and traditions of the Cadet Corps. Cadets are introduced to Green Star and Year 1 training opportunities. Cadets are taught the basic rules with regards to being a cadet.

  • PO 108 – Perform Drill Movements During an Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) Parade: Cadets are introduced and taught ceremonial drill, in preparation for public parades.

  • PO 111 – Participate in Recreational Summer Biathlon: Cadets are introduced to the basics of summer biathlon.

  • PO 120 – Participate in Canadian Armed Forces Familiarization Activities: Cadets participate in activities involving CAF members or tradition such as a mess dinner or by having a CAF guest speaker.

  • PO 121 – Participate as a Member of a Team During an Overnight Bivouac Field Training Exercise (FTX): Cadets are introduced to basic skills for camping such as equipment selection, pitching tents, knot tying, and environmental hazards and injuries.

  • PO 122 – Identify Location Using a Map: Cadets are introduced to different types and styles of maps, basic map skills, and how to take a Grid reference.

  • PO 123 – Participating in a Day Hike: Cadets are taught how to select appropriate clothing and equipment for a day hike as well as participating in one.

Red Star

  • PO 201 – Participate in Citizenship Activities

  • PO 202 – Perform Community Services

  • PO 203 – Demonstrate Leadership Attributes Within a Peer Setting

  • PO 204 – Track Physical Activity

  • PO 205 – Participate in Recreational Sports

  • PO 206 – Fire the Cadet Air Cadet Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

  • PO 207 – Serve in an Army Cadet Corps

  • PO 208 – Execute Drill as a Member of a Squad

  • PO 211 – Participate in Competitive Summer Biathlon Activities

  • PO 220 – Participate in Canadian Armed Forces Familiarization

  • PO 221 – Perform the Duties of a Section Member During a Weekend Bivouac Exercise

  • PO 222 – Navigate Along a Route Using a Map and Compass

  • PO 223 – Hike along a Route as Part of an Overnight Exercise

  • PO 224 – Identify Immediate Actions to Take when Lost

Silver Star

  • PO 301 – Participate in Citizenship Activities

  • PO 302 – Perform Community Service

  • PO 303 – Perform the Role of a Team Leader

  • PO 304 – Track Physical Activity

  • PO 305 – Participate in Recreational Sports

  • PO 306 – Fire the Cadet Air Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

  • PO 307 – Serve in an Army Cadet Corps

  • PO 308 – Direct a Squad Prior to A Parade

  • PO 309 – Instruct a Lesson

  • PO 311 – Participate in a Recreational Summer Biathlon Activity

  • PO 320 – Participate in Canadian Armed Forces Familiarization

  • PO 321 – Perform the Duties of a Team Leader On A Weekend Bivouac Exercise

  • PO 322 – Plot Location on a Topographical Map Using A Global Positioning System Receiver

  • PO 324 – Survive When Lost

  • PO 325 – Identify the Competencies of an Outdoor Leader

  • PO 326 – Perform Expedition Skills

Gold Star

  • PO 401 - Participate in Citizenship Activities

  • PO 402 - Perform Community Service

  • PO 403 - Act as a Team Leader

  • PO 404 - Track Physical Activity

  • PO 405 - Participate in Recreational Sports

  • PO 406 - Fire the Cadet Air Rifle During Recreational Marksmanship

  • PO 407 - Serve in an Army Cadet Corps

  • PO 408 - Command a Platoon on Parade

  • PO 409 - Instruct a Lesson

  • PO 420 - Participate in Canadian Armed Forces Familiarization

  • PO 422 - Follow a Multi-Leg Route Using a Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver

  • PO 424 - Employ Natural Resources in a Survival

  • PO 425 - Develop an Expedition Plan

  • PO 426 - Perform Expedition Skills

Master Cadet

The Master Cadet is the highest star level. It is earned only by those who have attained all the star levels. Cadets are required to complete their "Master Cadet Handbook" and attend a Master Cadet Workshop at the zone level to achieve the Master Cadet certification. Cadets that are working on their Master Cadet certification are only Gold Star qualified.

(courtesy of Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Cadet Ranks

 


 

Recruit                                                 No chevron

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

                                                             laurel wreath.

 

 

 

 

 

Chief Warrant                                   Officer Coat of Arms of Canada. 

 

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