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Section 09: Promotion System

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Section 9: Promotion System


9-1 Introduction
9-2 Recommendations
9-3 Acting
9-4 Completion of Phase Three Courses, Tuition and Administration
9-5 Promotion Boards
9-6 Ranks
9-7 Joint Helicopter Command Ranks


9-1 Introduction

The Promotion System within the 4th Infantry Brigade is one of the more difficult ladders to climb with several prerequisites which are outlined below. With each respective rank gained, additional responsibilities are bestowed upon the member.

Additionally, members will be promoted and transferred depending on operational requirements outlined in Section 2-8.

9-2 Recommendations

Any recommendations for a member to be promoted to Lance Corporal (LCpl) will be made by current members who hold the rank of Corporal (Cpl) but not in a Acting role and above to Company HQ through the Chain of Command (CoC).

Any recommendations for a member to be promoted to Corporal (Cpl) will be made by people who hold the rank of Sergeant (Sgt) but not in a Acting role and above to Company HQ through the Chain of Command (CoC).

Any recommendations for a member to be promoted to Sergeant (Sgt), will be made by Platoon HQ which will be reviewed by Company HQ.

A recommendation for promotion will be given to individuals that show the correct attitude, knowledge and enthusiasm however will be subject to review.

9-3 Acting - Infantry

Acting rank is given to members who have shown the correct attitude, knowledge and enthusiasm but have not completed the relevant promotional course to hold the full rank. A member that holds the Acting prefix are required to complete any outstanding relevant courses within 3 months of their promotion otherwise the member will be demoted back to the previous rank or one suitable if there are no positions are available until one is and has been reviewed by Company HQ as outlined in Section 2-8.

This section can be overruled by Company HQ if there is an Urgent Operational Requirement.

9-4 Completion of Command, Leadership and Management Courses, Tuition and Administration

The higher up the chain you go, it is essential that you have a greater understanding of how best to utilise those under your command as well as those detachments at the 4th Infantry Brigades disposal. As such, at various levels of the Promotion Structure, members will be required to complete various Phase Three Courses to gain such an understanding as outlined in Section 9-6.

Although not necessary, tuition is an important skill that you will be required to use if you gain Promotion, as such, offering assistance and time to J7 may assist your promotion prospects and add to your own knowledge.

9-5 Promotion Boards

A Promotion Board, usually consisting of the Company HQ and respective Platoon HQ's will assess performance, attributes and potential of candidates put forward for promotion.

For Promotion to the rank of Lance Corporal and above, the recommendation shall be forwarded by the respective Section IC and further reviewed by Platoon HQ.

For Promotion to the rank Sergeant and above, the recommendations shall be reviewed by Company HQ.

Members selected for promotion, will have a caveat of attending the JNCO Cadre, SCBC, PSBC or PCBC.

9-6 Ranks

The minimum requirements for each rank are shown below:

Private (Pte.)
  • Phase 1 Course.
Lance Corporal (LCpl.)
  • Machine Gun Course.
  • Anti-Tank Course.
  • Basic Driving Course.
  • Basic Searcher Course.
  • Basic Signals Course.
  • Must of attended the above courses prior to attending JNCO Cadre.
  • JNCO Cadre is to be completed within 3 months of Acting date.
  • Encouraged to apply to join a J Office.
  • Must be recommended by Platoon HQ and approved by Company HQ.
Corporal (Cpl.)
  • Advanced Driving Course.
  • Advanced Signals Course.
  • All courses required to be a LCpl.
  • Must of attended the above courses prior to attending SCBC.
  • SCBC is to be completed within 3 months of Acting date.
  • Be in at least 1 J Office.
  • Must have completed a task from Platoon HQ.
  • Must be recommended by Platoon HQ and approved by Company HQ.
Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • All courses required to be a Cpl.
  • DIT Course.
  • FIBUA Instructors’ Course.
  • PSBC will be conducted over a 6 month period.
  • Be in at least 2 J Offices.
  • Instructed on at least 2 Promotion Courses.
  • Must of completed at least 2 tasks given by Company HQ.
  • Selected by Company HQ.
Colour Sergeant (CSgt.)
  • This rank is an Admin Rank within the 4th Infantry Brigade.
  • Selected by Company HQ.
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2.) (CSM)
  • Selected by Company HQ.
Second Lieutenant (2Lt.)
  • Be qualified up to the rank of Corporal to apply for Junior Officer.
  • Undergo at least 3 interviews then sit a Selection Board in front of Company HQ.
  • Must be in at least 2 J Offices.
  • Selected by Company HQ.
Lieutenant (Lt.)
  • This rank will be awarded when the member has attained the experience required within a Platoon.
  • Head of at least 1 J Office.
  • Selected by Company HQ.
Captain (Capt.)
  • This rank will be awarded when the member has attained the experience required within a Platoon.
  • Head of at least 2 J Offices.
  • Member can remain as a Platoon Commander or be moved into Company HQ.

9-7 Joint Helicopter Command Ranks

The minimum requirements for each rank are shown below:

Aircraftman/Recruit (AC.) (Rct.)
  • Successfully complete all stages of the application process to join Joint Helicopter Command.
Leading Aircraftman/ Private (LAC.) (Pte.)

  • Successfully pass Phase 1 and Defence Technical Training as outlined in Section 1-3.
Senior Aircraftman/Lance Corporal (SAC.) (LCpl.)
  • Complete Phase 3 Advanced Medical.
  • Complete Phase 3 Advanced Signals.
Pilot Officer/Acting Sergeant (Plt Off.) (A/Sgt.)

These ranks give would be Pilots the ability to Co-Pilot aircraft during operations.
  • Complete Phase 3 Advanced Signals.
  • Selected For Elementary Flight School.
  • Pass Promotion Board.
Flying Officer/Sergeant (Fg Off.) (Sgt.)
  • Pass Elementary Flight School.
  • Pass Promotion Board.
Flight Lieutenant/2nd Lieutenant (Flt Lt.) (2Lt.)
  • Pass Helicopter Defence Flying School (RAF) or Helicopter Defence Flying School (AAC)
  • Pass Promotion Board
Squadron Leader/Lieutenant (Sqn Ldr.) (Lt.)

  • Pass Promotion Board
Wing Commander/Captain (Wg Cdr.) (Capt.)

  • Pass Promotion Board
Note that the following ranks will be specific to certain roles within Joint Helicopter Command:

Wing Commander/Captain 

The rank of Wing Commander/Captain will be held by the head of Joint Helicopter Command. Which rank they are assigned will depend on which Helicopter Defence Flying School (RAF or AAC) that they have completed. Should the individual have completed a both then they will have a choice on which rank they wish to hold.

Squadron Leader/Lieutenant

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

Flight Lieutenant/2nd Lieutenant

The rank of Flight Lieutenant/2nd Lieutenant will be held by the second in charge of each Squadron. Rank will depend on which Squadron they are in.
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