OFFICERS' RANKS

(RANK DESIGNATIONS PRECEED A MEMBER'S NAME, GRADE DESIGNATIONS FOLLOW THE NAME)

OFFICERS' RANKS

The ranking (highest) officer in a Power Squadron unit is the Commander (Cdr). The Commander is the equivalent of the President in other organizations. The next rank under the Commander is a Lieutenant Commander (Lt/C), then First Lieutenant (1st/Lt), and finally Lieuenant (Lt). The honorary titles of Past Commander (P/C) and Past Lieutenant Commander (P/Lt/C) are used within the Squadron.

MEMBERS' GRADES

Members, as well as officers, can earn a "Grade". A Grade signifies the advanced seamanship and navigation courses that a member has successfully completed. The Grade level of members is designated by one or two letters following their names. For example, S signifies that the member has completed advanced seamanship training while P signifies completion of an advanced course in piloting (Piloting is boat navigation based on landmarks and buoys.). Courses for which a Grade designation is awarded are listed under Advanced Grades Courses on the Courses for Members page.


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This page last revised May 10, 2009