The Cadet Corps staff at St. Andrew's include Officers of the Cadet Instructor's Cadre (part of the Canadian Force's Primary Reserve), Civilian Instructors who are recruited from inside the school, and special instructors who are recruited from outside of the school for their specialized skills.
The Cadet Battalion
All students of St. Andrew's College are members of the Cadet Corps. Students are appointed to the roles of Battalion Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers. Check our Ranks and Qualifications page for more information how to earn qualifications and be considered for promotion and appointments.
The Cadet Battalion is composed of the following elements:
Battalion Headquarters (BHQ)
The Battalion Headquarters consists of the Cadet Commanding Officer (a cadet Lieutenant Colonel), the Deputy Commanding Officer (a Cadet Major) and the Regimental Sergeant Major (a cadet Chief Warrant Officer).
Headquarters Company (HQ Coy)
Under the command of the Adjutant as Company Commander (a Cadet Major or Captain), the Headquarters Company consists of a variety of units which provide support to the operation to the Cadet Battalion:
- Flag Party
- Administration Support Platoon
- Administration Section
- Quartermaster's Stores Section
- Public Affairs Section
- These companies form the foundation of the Cadet Battalion and consist of the majority of Cadets who do not have special assignments. Each house company is under the command of a Company Commander (a Cadet Captain) and is assisted by a Company Sergeant Major (a Cadet Master Warrant Officer).
Each company consists of two platoons led by a Platoon Commander (a Cadet Lieutenant) assisted by a Platoon Warrant (a Cadet Warrant Officer.) Each platoon may be further divided into sections led by a Cadet Sergeant, Master Corporal or Corporal.
- Flavelle Company
- Memorial Company
- Smith Company
- Ramsey Company
- Sifton Company
- Laidlaw Company
- Perrier Company
The Training Company consists of students in grade 8. It is led by a Company Commander (a Cadet Captain), a Company Sergeant Major (a Cadet Master Warrant Officer), Platoon Commanders (Cadet Lieutenants) and Platoon Warrants, and Sergeants who are generally senior Cadets from grade 10, 11, and 12.