Cadet (IN)

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Imperial Navy Ranks
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Commissioned Officers
O10 » Grand Admiral
O9 » Sector Admiral
O8c » Fleet Admiral (Admiral)
O8b » Fleet Admiral (Vice Admiral)
O8a » Fleet Admiral (Rear Admiral)
O7 » Commodore
O6 » Captain
O5 » Commander
O4 » Lieutenant Commander
O3 » Lieutenant
O2 » Sub-Lieutenant
O1 » Ensign
O0 » Cadet / Midshipman
E9 » Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E8 » Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E7 » Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E6 » Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E5 » Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E4 » Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E3 » Able Spacehand (ASH)
E2 » Spacehand (SH)
E1 » Spacehand Apprentice (A)
E0 » Spacehand Recruit (R)

The rank of Cadet (O0) is the rank of an officer-in-training in the Imperial Navy.

For other uses, see Cadet

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The rank of Cadet (O0) is the rank of an officer-in-training in the Imperial Navy. The rank of Cadet has no command authority. If a Cadet is required to act in any capacity in a command role outside training, they are granted a temporary commission as a Midshipman.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The term "Cadet" originated on ancient pre-industrial Terra from the practice of placing "marks of cadence" upon the coats-of-arms of the younger sons of an arms-bearer, the younger sons being said to belong to "cadet-lines" of the family. As these younger sons normally possessed no prospective inheritance, they would often enter into military service as an "officer-in-training" at a military academy, where they were known as "cadets".

In Imperial usage, Cadet is a rank held by prospective marine officers during their training at a Naval Officer Training Corps at a Civil College to become commissioned officers. Members of the Imperial Naval Academy intending to enter the Imperial Navy will also be ranked as Cadets.

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