Knowledge

All information on this page can and will be asked during weekly inspection. When answering these questions, responses should be framed in a way that addresses the inspecting cadet or instructor properly, repeats the question, and gives the correct answer. (Ex: “Cadet, what is the first order to the sentry?” “[Sir, ma’am, Petty Officer, Chief], the first order to the sentry is to take charge of this post and all government property in view [Sir, ma’am, etc.]”)


Orders to the Sentry

  1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view
  2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
  3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.
  4. To repeat all calls from any post more distant from the quarterdeck than my own.
  5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.
  6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and all officers and petty officers of the watch only.
  7. To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
  8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
  9. To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
  10. To salute all officers, colors, and standards not cased.
  11. To be especially watchful at night and, during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

Chain of Command

*Operational*

  1. President of the United States:  President Donald Trump
  2. Secretary of Defense: Secretary Mark Esper
  3. Secretary of the Navy:  Secretary Thomas Modly Acting
  4. Chief of Naval Operations: Admiral Michael M. Gilday
  5. Chief of Naval Education and Training: Rear Admiral Upper Half Kyle Cozad
  6. Chief of Naval Service Training Command: Rear Admiral Lower Half Milton Sands
  7. Area Five Manager: Captain James Daniels
  8. Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Peter Greenwald
  9. Naval Science Instructor: Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Prince
  10. Cadet Commanding Officer: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Ben Doniger
  11. Cadet Executive Officer: Cadet Lieutenant Alexander Wade
  12. Cadet Senior Enlisted: Cadet Senior Chief Frederick Hines
  13. Platoon Leaders: Cadet Chief Petty Officer Mac Swineford, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Shaun Finchum, Cadet Petty Officer Colin Murphy, Cadet Chief Petty Savannah Peck, Cadet Petty Officer Hamilton
  14. Squad Leaders: As Directed

*Extended*

  1. President of the United States:  President Donald Trump
  2. Vice President:  Vice President Mike Pence
  3. Speaker of the House:  Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  4. Secretary of the State:  Secretary Mike Pompeo
  5. Secretary of Defense:  Secretary Mark Esper
  6. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs: General Mark Milley
  7. Secretary of the Navy:   Secretary Richard Spencer
  8. Chief of Naval Operations: Admiral Michael Gilday
  9. Commandant of the Marine Core: General David Berger
  10. Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy: Master Chief Petty Officer Russell Smith
  11. Sergeant Major of the Marine Core: Sergeant Major Troy Black
  12. Chief of Naval Education and Training: Rear Admiral Upper Half Kyle Cozad
  13. Chief of Naval Service Training Command: Rear Admiral Lower Half Milton Sands
  14. Area Five Manager: Captain James Daniels
  15. Senior Naval Science Instructor: Commander Peter Greenwald
  16. Naval Science Instructor: Master Chief Petty Officer Steven Prince
  17. Cadet Commanding Officer: Cadet Lieutenant Commander Ben Doniger
  18. Cadet Executive Officer: Cadet Lieutenant Alexander Wade
  19. Cadet Chief of Staff: Cadet Lieutenant Stella Crump
  20. Cadet Senior Enlisted: Cadet Senior Chief Frederick Hines
  21. Platoon Leaders: Cadet Chief Petty Officer Mac Swineford, Cadet Cheif Petty Officer Shaun Finchum, Cadet Petty Officer Colin Murphy, Cadet Chief Petty Savannah Peck, Cadet Petty Officer Hamilton
  22. Squad Leaders: As Directed

To see an online version of the Navy’s official Cadet Field Manual, click here.

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