CORPORAL (CPL) E4
Corporal is the base of the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) ranks in the 508th. This rank is awarded to soldiers that have demonstrated a strong leadership potential, and a desire to develop that potential. On the battlefield, Corporals are expected to take charge of those around them in the absence of other orders or leadership, and to assist the leaders above them in any way possible.
- Member has applied for Junior Non-Commissioned Officer membership
- Member makes at least 3 meetings a month.
- Member has been a PFC for 6 weeks or SPC for 2 weeks minimum
- Member has successfully completed his/her MOS (Military Occupational Speciality) Advanced Training (AIT, AAT, or AFT)
- Member may join a Clan Department
- If the member joins a Clan Department, that member may receive a clan email address
- Access to higher level training courses
- Member earns access to the NCO channels
- Member may server as Team Leader
- Member may attend the Non-Commissioned Officer Warrior Leadership Course(NWC I and Technical Skills Course (TSC)
SERGEANT (SGT) E5
Sergeants are the backbone of the NCO corps. These NCO’s have more training and experience than Corporals, and as a result, can be expected to perform better both on and off the battlefield. This is the minimum rank required to be assigned to a Team Leader position. As a Team Leader, a Sergeant is expected to keep his assigned team combat effective through strong leadership and proper use of tactics, and to support the Squad Leader in any way possible.
- Member has lived up to the requirements of the rank of CPL
- Member has completed the Non-Commissioned Officer Warrior Course NWC I & II
- Member has completed the Communications Procedure Course (CPC)
- Member has been a CPL for 8 weeks minimum
- Member may be assigned to a Team Leader position
- Member can apply for Senior Non-Commissioned Officer membership, and upon acceptance will be transferred to the rank of Staff Sergeant
STAFF SERGEANT (SSG) E6
Staff Sergeant is the minimum required rank for being assigned to a Squad Leader position. As a Squad Leader, an NCO is responsible for his soldiers both on and off the battlefield. Off the battlefield, a Squad Leader is responsible for ensuring that his soldiers basic needs are met and that they are meeting their basic requirements of clan membership such as activity and installation of required programs. On the battlefield, a Squad Leader is responsible for keeping his squad combat effective through strong leadership and proper usage of tactics.
- Member has applied for Senior Non-Commissioned Officer membership
- Member is active for at least 6+ hours a week
- Member should be 18 years old or older.
- Member has been a SGT for 12 weeks minimum
- Member must actively lead a Squad or join and actively contribute to a Clan Department
- Member may be assigned to a Squad Leader position in an Infantry Platoon
- Member may be assigned to a Tank or Track Commander position in an Armor Platoon
- Once member joins a Clan Department, that member may receive a clan email address
- Member is eligible to lead a Clan Department if another member of higher rank is not already leading that department