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Chain of Command

 

1.  Definition.  The chain of command is the system used to ensure that each individual receives instructions for a particular task from only one supervisor. It is an authority and accountability chain from the highest office or position within the chain to the lowest element.  It provides proper avenues of communication which allows for members to give and receive information.

 

2.  Purposes.

 

  1. Decentralize authority.  Since it is impossible for one person to assign duties to every individual or to supervise every task personally, assignments are passed down through the levels of command.

 

  1. Link levels of Command.  Going through each level of command in your chain of

command one step at a time until the problem or situation is resolved or the question is answered.

 

NATIONAL CHAIN OF COMMAND

 

President of the United States                         The Honorable            ________________________

            (Commander in Chief)

Secretary of Defense                                      The Honorable            ________________________

Secretary of the Navy                                     The Honorable            ________________________

 

U.S. MARINE CORPS CHAIN OF COMMAND

 

Commandant of the Marine Corps                 __________________________________________

Commanding General Training and                __________________________________________

        Education Command

Director, MCJROTC                                      __________________________________________

Director, Region 5 MCJROTC                       __________________________________________

 

 

PHS MCJROTC CHAIN OF COMMAND

 

Senior Marine Instructor                                 Chief Warrant Officer Ira C. Brown, Jr.

Marine Instructor                                            Gunnery Sergeant Dwayne F. DeRouen

Cadet Battalion Commander                          __________________________________________

Cadet Battalion Executive Officer                 __________________________________________

Cadet Battalion Sergeant Major                     __________________________________________

Cadet Platoon Commander                            __________________________________________

Cadet Platoon Sergeant                                  __________________________________________

Cadet Platoon Guide                                      __________________________________________

Cadet Squad Leader                                       __________________________________________

 

IMPORTANT BILLETS TO REMEMBER

 

Vice President of the United States               The Honorable            ________________________

Secretary of State                                         The Honorable            ________________________

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff             __________________________________________

Chief of Naval Operations                              Admiral           ______________________________

Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps __________________________________________

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps              Sergeant Major            ________________________

Cadet Battalion S-1 (Personnel)                     Cadet  ____________________________________

Cadet Battalion S-2 (Armory, etc.)                Cadet  ____________________________________

Cadet Battalion S-3 (Operations)                   Cadet  ____________________________________

Cadet Battalion S-4 (Supply/Logistics)          Cadet  ____________________________________

Cadet Battalion S-5 (Public Relations)           Cadet  ____________________________________

Cadet Battalion S-6 (Web/InfoSystems)        Cadet  ____________________________________