Originally posted by up&coming:
I know WOC is candidate, I was referring to the cadets in the reserves. Their insignia is a dot like I said before. I was just wondering because my current platoon sergeant asked me and I had no idea.
Your thread is titled How to address a WOC so that is why I gave the answer that I did.
Are you referring to the CADET ranks that are in the National Guard SMP program as well?
Anyway, when I was looking at officer options back in the day and asked about the differences, a CADET was someone who had not yet attained a degree and was going through a military program while attending college. A CANDIDATE was someone who already graduated college and was going through an officer producing program (remember officer and a gentleman?). Now today, you will see contradictions to that because a Soldier can have a bachelors degree and then go for a master's while in the green to gold ROTC program. Also, there are many WO candidates who do not have a degree but the bottom line is that they are already members of the military. Also, Soldiers in the Guard could attend traditional OCS with just have 60 to 90 college credits. BTW, those rules have recently changed due to the force reduction.http://www.militarynames.com/acucadetranks.aspxhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Officer_cadet
Yes, they are addressed as Cadet.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W...ficer_(United_States
In the United States Armed Forces, the rank of warrant officer (grade W-1 to CW-5) (NATO: WO1-WO5) is rated as an officer above the senior-most enlisted ranks, as well as officer cadets, midshipmen and candidates, but below the officer grade of O-1 (NATO: OF-1). Warrant officers are highly skilled, single-track specialty officers, and while the ranks are authorized by Congress, each branch of the uniformed services selects, manages, and utilizes warrant officers in slightly different ways. For appointment to warrant officer one (W-1), a warrant is approved by the secretary of the respective service. For chief warrant officer ranks (W-2 to W-5), warrant officers are commissioned by the President of the United States and take the same oath as regular commissioned officers (O-1 to O-10).http://jobs.nationalguard.com/...molly-davis_crop.jpg
BTW, WO1s are usually referred to as SPOT (not dot) by their ACE in WOBC. If your ACE starts addressing you as SPOT; then you pissing him off.