JLBC ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
The JLBC cadet staff positions described below are not usually found in most squadrons, but commanders are welcome to assign cadets to them as the situation requires. Some places offer entry-level opportunities for JLBC cadets and JLBC junior NCOs to introduce them to the primary responsibilities of team leadership. The positions will be as meaningful as the JLBC cadets and the senior staff make them.
JLBC CADET DEPUTY COMMANDER for SUPPORT or MISSION SUPPORT JLBC UNIT COMMANDER or JLBC CADET MISSION SUPPORT OFFICER
Previously known as JLBC cadet executive officer, this position has been renamed to mirror today's Military terminology. The mission support JLBC Unit commander option should be reserved for large squadrons or encampments.
The JLBC cadet deputy commander for support is the command staff member who manages the cadet corps's mission support functions. The position is usually unnecessary in most squadrons, except the largest and most top-heavy. The job exists with the assumption that the squadron has a handful of cadets managing support functions (i.e., supply NCO, administrative NCO, webmaster, etc.) that, for the span of control reasons, require a cadet officer to supervise on behalf of the cadet commander.
JLBC Immediate Supervisor Typical Grades
JLBC Cadet Commander C/Capt through C/Lt Col
JLBC Key Duties
q Supervise and coordinate cadet support staff activities.
q Manage the cadet corps' mission support functions.
q Develop and help maintain websites, newsletters, posters, calendars, and a cadet supply system.
q Manage local personnel programs, like uniform inspection records and the cadet of the month program.