The National Star of Excellence Cadet Guide

Star-Level_Green GREEN STAR
The Green Star is awarded to a cadet after their first year of participating in as many corps activities as possible.  Upon successful completion cadets may be promoted to Bombardier.

Star-Level_RedRED STAR
The Red Star is awarded to a cadet after their second year of participating in as many corps activities as possible.  This training level provides the cadet greater opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge obtained during the first two years.  Upon successful completion cadets may be promoted to Master Bombardier.

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SILVER STAR
The Silver Star is earned after their third year of participating in as many corps activities as possible.  Cadets must also be successful during assessments of selected skills and knowledge.   Upon successful completion cadets may be promoted to Sergeant.

Star-Level_GoldGOLD STAR
The Gold Star is earned after their fourth year of participating in as many corps activities as possible.  Cadets must also be successful during assessments of selected skills and knowledge.   Upon successful completion with enhanced proficiency in some subjects cadets may be promoted to Warrant Officer.

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MASTER CADET
Master Cadet is earned after their fifth year in a leadership role in the cadet corps.  This program is mainly self-study and requires a great amount of self-discipline to complete.