BC: (Battalion Commander) This position is the most demanding in a cadet battalion. The instructors select the cadet for this position based upon demonstrated leadership ability and academic standing. The appointed cadet must be able to apply common sense and judgment in solving problems that affect the entire cadet corps. The battalion commander must be mature, willing to accept responsibility, be able to effectively delegate authority and supervise subordinates. The battalion commander supervises the staff through the battalion executive officer and the companies through the company commanders, while maintaining the final approval authority for the cadet chain of command.
XO: (Executive officer) The cadet battalion executive officer (XO) supervises, directs, and coordinates the cadet battalion staff to prevent duplicative efforts and to ensure that the commander’s desires are understood and achieved. The cadet battalion XO keeps the staff informed of the commander’s policies and keeps the cadet battalion commander informed of the status of projects assigned to the staff. The cadet battalion XO assumes command of the cadet battalion in the absence of the cadet battalion commander.
CSM: (Command Sergeant Major) The battalion command sergeant major is the enlisted adviser to the battalion commander. As the senior enlisted member of the cadet battalion, the command sergeant major supervises the other non-commissioned officers (NCOs) of the battalion and companies.
S-1 (Personnel & Records) The S-1 is responsible for the the class master rosters and records, and is also in charge of supervising the maintenance of the cadet records via JUMS and the promotion and awards program. The S-1 insures that only qualified personnel appear before the board.
S-2(Resources) The S-2 is in charge of all battalion fundraising and recruiting, both adding new cadets to the program, as well as within the battalion to increase participation in events.
S-3(Operations) The S-3 is responsible for training schedules, memorandums and letters addressing to various activities, updating cadet records for individual training via JUMS, and assisting with cadet promotion score sheet information.
S-4(Supply) The S-4 is the BC's assistant concerning matters of supply and logistics. The S-4 is also responsible for the issue, maintenance, and turn-in of all cadet uniform items as directed by the SAI.
S-5(Activities) The S-5 is responsible for all the planning of extracurricular activities and social functions, as well as documenting all JROTC activities for the battalion scrap-book with pictures, news clippings, videos, etc.
S-6(Information Operations) The S-6 is responsible for all electronic media forms of JROTC, such as the computer network and external communications, to include the JROTC web site.
S-7(Security) The S-7 and is in charge of accountability of all equipment and weapons. The S-7 reports all inventories on a regular basis.
S-8(Communications) The S-8 is responsible for all internal communication lines within the JROTC battalion between the 6 class periods. The S-8 ensures up to date announcements are provided and communicated to all cadets.