Promotion Criteria

Time in Previous Rank
8 months
  • Promotions to Commodore are decided on a case-by-case basis. The Chief of Staff looks at the whole record of the prospective promotee including, but not limited to: competitions entered and hosted, writing and simming contributions, gaming activity, academy activity, medals awarded and why, projects completed, leadership, and administrative experience. The latter two often hold a greater weight with each subsequent rank. Attitude and how one interacts with the larger organization also plays a role as it represents one's growth and maturity in the club. Strive to establish your strengths and never be afraid to test your weaknesses.
  • There is no clean path toward a senior officer promotion, no absolute rules or expectations. Be active. If you want to know what you can do, speak to your unit leaders and ask to assist with projects. Apply for leadership positions, experience that is required for the senior officer & admiral ranks. Leadership is evaluated based on consistency, achievements, and the satisfaction of your superiors.
  • The Chief of Staff encourages members to keep personal activity logs that can be shared with your leaders periodically. Leaders looking to submit an officer promotion are encouraged to first contact the Chief of Staff to determine the member’s eligibility while consulting the writing recommendations examples.
  • Eligible at 8 months; typically requires 14 months of average sustained activity

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Office of the Chief of Staff

This service is managed by the Office of the Chief of Staff. If you have questions about this service, please contact an office staff member.