This regulation shows that cadets rank after commissioned and warrant officers, but before NCOs. Outside of authorized developmental training events such as CTLT, no NCO is going to allow a cadet to swoop in and take charge of his platoon, squad, or section. (2) If the commander of a headquarters and headquarters element dies, becomes disabled, retires, is reassigned, or is temporarily absent, the senior regularly assigned Army Soldier of the particular headquarters and headquarters element who performs duties within the element will assume command.
For example, if a division headquarters and headquarters company commander is temporarily absent, the executive officer as the senior regularly assigned Army Soldier who performs duties within the headquarters company would assume command and not the division commander.
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A rescinding announcement is required if the temporary assumption of command is for an indefinite period.The objective of this audit was to assess whether the RCMP has an appropriate framework, systems and practices in place to manage NCO appointments under the RCMP Act; and to ensure that appointments comply with RCMP appointment policies and reflect RCMP values.The scope included NCO appointments made under the RCMP Act from October 2013 to October 2015, including lateral transfers, promotions, and promotions by exception (PBE).As far as I know there are no CTLT positions in combat zones.But short of that, cadets can end up in just about anywhere.This included the more senior NCOs, such as chiefs.The RCMP Act provides the Commissioner with the authority to staff all Regular Member (constable, non-commissioned officer [NCO] and commissioned officer) positions.While it might be fun to haze the new “margarine bar” (he hasn’t even worked his way up to “butter bar” yet), is that really the impression you want him taking with you when he gets commissioned and reports to his first unit?Scott Faith is a veteran of a half-dozen combat deployments and has served in several different Special Operations units over the course of his Army career.While CTLT is a useful and important mentorship and developmental activity, many units see CTLT as a drag, and dealing with cadets as a hassle.Sometimes cadets are relegated to less-meaningful duties, or endure some modicum of hazing as part of the experience.