Advancements

The objectives of awarding proficiency badges to cadets are: To sustain the cadets' interest in the Corps and to instil in them the sense of striving to do well. To show recognition of cadets' achievements. To encourage cadets to participate in more healthy activities.



No Membership Rank Structure Description
a Cadet Cadet - Station
Inspector
Secondary 1 to Secondary
4/5 students in government
secondary schools.
b Cadet
Inspector
Cadet Inspector
- Senior Cadet
Inspector
Former cadets appointed
and trained to become youth
leaders.
c Teacher
Officer
Inspector -
Deputy
Superintendent
School teachers appointed
and train to become adult
leaders.
d Honorary
Officer
Inspector -
Deputy
Superintendent
Tertiary students and former
Cadet Inspectors or former
cadets with prerequisite
education qualifications
appointed and trained to
become adult leaders.
e Honorary
Instructor
Non Uniformed Former cadets or members
of public with special skills
appointed as adult leaders.

In general, an NPCC member can serve the Corps till the official retirement age of 62. Depending on his background, education qualifications and contributions, an NPCC member could move up the ranks from cadet to Assistant Commandant, which (at this point) is the highest attainable appointment for an NPCC member.

A former Assistant Commandant who had reached the official retirement age of 62 and would like to continue active service with the Corps could be appointed as Liaison Officer. Appointment to Liaison Officer is by invitation only.

A member of public with no NPCC background could also join the NPCC as a non-uniformed member.

The route of advancement for NPCC members is delineated as follows:

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NPCC Rank Structure

Cadets



Officers

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