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Commonly Used Military Acronyms


CO

Commanding Officer - Member of the adult staff directly responsible for the running of the Cadet Corps

DEU

Distinctive Environmental Uniform - Refers to the dress uniform worn by the cadets.  These are broken down as:

C1

Beret, shirt with necktie, jacket, trousers with belt, boots.

C2

Beret, shirt cadet short sleeve, cadet jacket, trousers with belt, boots ankle. May be worn with or without the tie.

C2A

Same as C-2 duty dress less jacket.

C3

Same as C-2 but replace the shirt by the Sweater

C3A

Same as C-3 less jacket.

C4

Same as C-2 but replace the shirt by the RCAC t-shirt or the corps t-shirt

C4A

Same as C-4 less jacket.

C5 - FTU

Olive-green trousers and shirt;

• Field Training Boots (aka combat boots);
• RCAC slip-ons;
• Head-dress. One of the following shall be worn:

o beret;
o tan wide-brimmed summer hat;
o turban, olive-green; or
o toque, approved pattern.

Click here for detailed descriptions - CATO 46-01 Army Cadet Dress Regulations

DSM

Drill Sergeant Major - Cadet responsible for insuring Corps drill is done correctly

FTU

Field Training Uniform - See DEU for description

FTX

Field Training Exercise - In cadets this refers to the mandatory camping weekends organized by the Corps.

Click here for more information on FTX's

PSM

Platoon Sergeant Major - See SM

QM

Quarter Master - This where equipment and uniforms are stored and issued

RQMS

Regimental Quarter Master Stores - Cadet appointed to work directly with the Supply Officer in the running of QM

RSM

Regimental Sergeant Major - The senior cadet in a Corps who is in charge of all cadets and reports directly to the CO

SM

Sergeant Major - This is known as a parade appointment, meaning a senior position in charge of a group such as a platoon or corps.  Appointments are at the CO's discretion and are not dependent on rank

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