Standard Operating Procedures

Section 8: Promotion System

8-1: Introduction

The updated Promotion System has been agreed, albeit some minor tweaks may occur along the way.

Promotions will now be completed as outlined within this section.


8-2: Rank

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Enlisted Ranks

Aircraftman

To gain the rank of Aircraftman you must:


- Successfully complete all stages of application to join Joint Helicopter Command.


This is the initial rank that will be held within Joint Helicopter Command for new recruits.



Leading Aircraftman


To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Leading Aircraftman you must:


- Successfully pass P1 and Defence Technical Training


LACs will be transferred to Royal Air Force, No. 28 (AC) Squadron OCU

Senior Aircraftman


To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Senior Aircraftman you must:


- Complete P3 Medical
- Complete P3 Signals
- Complete P3 Machine Gunners Course


Corporal

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Corporal you must:

- Achieve Recommendation for Promotion
- Pass JHC NCO Cadre

Successful candidates will then be streamed into Army Air Corps, No.652 Squadron or Royal Air Force, No. 18 Squadron.


Sergeant

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Sergeant you must:

- Achieve Recommendation for Promotion
- Pass Non Commissioned Aircrew Initial Training Course


Flight Sergeant/ Staff Sergeant

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Flight Sergeant/ Staff Sergeant you must:

- Achieve Recommendation for Promotion


Master Aircrew/ WO2

To gain substantial promotion to the role of Master Aircrew/ WO2 you must:

- Achieve Recommendation for Promotion


Notes

Sergeant
The rank of Sergeant will be assigned as the permanent Loadmaster/Door Gunner. Only one per Aircraft.

Flight Sergeant/ Staff Sergeant
The rank of Flight Sergeant/Staff Sergeant will be assigned as the permanent Crew Chief/Senior Door Gunner. Only one per Aircraft.

Master Aircrew/ WO2
The rank of Master Aircrew/ WO2 will be held by the most senior Crew personnel, positioned in JHC HQ.
Pilot Ranks


Acting Pilot Officer/ Acting Sergeant

These ranks give would be Pilots the ability to Co-Pilot aircraft during operations.

To gain a promotion to the role of Acting Pilot Officer/ Acting Sergeant you must:

- Must have obtained substantial promotion to Corporal
- Be selected For Elementary Flight School


Pilot Officer/ Sergeant

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Pilot Officer/ Sergeant you must:

- Pass Elementary Flight School


Flying Officer/ 2nd Lieutenant

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Flying Officer/ 2nd Lieutenant you must:

- Pass Helicopter Defence Flying School (RAF) or Helicopter Defence Flying School (AAC)
- Be selected to be 2IC of your Squadron


Flight Lieutenant/ Lieutenant

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Flight Lieutenant/ Lieutenant you must:

- Be selected to be IC of your Squadron


Squadron Leader/ Captain

To gain a substantial promotion to the role of Squadron Leader/ Captain you must:

- Be selected to be IC of RAF/AAC



Notes

Squadron Leader/ Captain
The rank of Squadron Leader/ Captain will be held by the head of Joint Helicopter Command (RAF) and the head of Joint Helicopter Command (AAC). 


Flight Lieutenant/ Lieutenant
The rank of Flight Lieutenant/ Lieutenant will be held by the head of each Squadron. Rank will depend on which Squadron they are in. There will only be one Flight Lieutenant/ Lieutenant per Squadron.


Flying Officer/ 2nd Lieutenant
The rank of Flying Officer/ 2nd Lieutenant will be held by the second in charge of each Squadron. There will only be one Flying Officer/ 2nd Lieutenant per Squadron. Despite this, all Pilot ranks will be expected to attend the Defence Helicopter Flying School.

Recommendation for Promotion
Recommendations for Promotion will be made by the direct superior to the person recommended and elevated up to JHC HQ for review before submission.