Positions, Ranks and Awards

Cords and Awards


Cord Color Worn by
Hunter Green Seniors
White Color Guard
Red Drill Team
Gold National Honor Society
Burgundy Choir
Navy Band
Burnt Orange Rifle Team
Hunter Green & White Honor Guard


Name of Award Academic Year
Cadet of the Month Frosh
Cadet of the Quarter Frosh
Cadet of the Year Frosh
Superior Cadet Fr, So, Jr, Sr
Marine Corps Award (Athlete) Jr/Sr
Marine Corps Award (Scholar) Jr/Sr
Marine Corps Award (Music) Jr/Sr
RAC-MOAA (Richmond -Military Officers Association of America) Sr
Sons of the American Revolution Sr
Daughters of the American Revolution Sr
Military Order of the Purple Heart Sr
VFW Post 10654 (Community Service Award) Sr
AMCSUS (The Presidents Medal) Sr
American Legion for Military Exellence Sr
American Legion for Scholastic Exellence Sr
West Point Society Jr
1st Infantry Division Award Jr
101st Airbrone Division Award  Jr
4th Ground Assault Element Award Jr

Cadets of Month and Drill Winners

Cadet Colin Cury

Cadet Patrick Marshall

Cadet David Lara Gonzales

Cadet Nick Bellaver

Individual Drill Champ
Cadet Gabriel Slate

Squad Drill Champ
Cadet John Colizzi

How to Earn Rank

In order to receive and retain rank, a Cadet must:

  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or above
  • Not have accrued excessive demerits or other disciplinary infractions
  • Complete and submit an application to the Commandant
  • Support and actively participate in the military program
  • Earn the rank by showing good comportment, leadership, enthusiasm and knowledge

Normal progression of rank:

  • Freshmen:  private through sergeant
  • Sophomores:  staff sergeant
  • Juniors:  sergeant first class, master sergeants, first sergeants or sergeant major
  • Seniors:  second lieutenant, first lieutenant, captain, major or lieutenant colonel

Rank Descriptions

  • Commissioned Officer positions are filled by Seniors, and include the rank status of: Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Command Sergeant Major and Lieutenant Colonel.
  • Freshman can may rise as high as Corporal
  • Sophomores may rise as high as Staff Sergeant
  • Juniors may rise as high as Sergeant Major
  • Seniors may rise as high as Lieutenant Colonel
  • Non Commissioned Officer positions are filled by Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors and include: Private, Private First Class, Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, Master Sergeant, First Sergeant, Sergeant Major