How the promotional system works.
As sea cadets progress through the program they are eligible for promotion. The promotions are based on the cadets attendance, successful completion of the training objectives, time in rank and recommendation from the cadets Divisional Officer and Commanding Officer.
When the cadet is eligible to be promoted to the rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class there is a requirement for the cadet to take on small party taskings, leadership and mentorship roles in the program. All attempts are made to assist every cadet to be successful and be promoted. Unfortunately some cadets may not be able to be promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class and above until they are able to take on the additional responsibility.
The attached pdf file contains the cadets developmental periods and promotional matrix. Please take the time to review the document as it will answer all of your questions. If not, feel free to ask any of the Officers.