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Professional Military Education Initial Entry Training. Virginia Defense Force: Chain of Command & Insignia of Rank. References. VDF Pamphlet 350-1-1 Orientation Course. References. VDF Pamphlet 350-1-1 Orientation Course. Training Objectives. Definition of “Chain of Command”

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Professional Military Education

Initial Entry Training

Virginia Defense Force:

Chain of Command &

Insignia of Rank


References

  • VDF Pamphlet 350-1-1 Orientation Course


References

  • VDF Pamphlet 350-1-1 Orientation Course


Training Objectives

  • Definition of “Chain of Command”

  • Your Chain of Command

  • Rank Structure, Insignia, and Address


Chain of command
Chain of Command

Chain of Command:

A TWO-WAY communications channel between

subordinates and leaders







Chain of command6
Chain of Command

  • REVIEW

  • TWO-WAY communications channel between subordinates and leaders

  • DOWN: Orders, Policy, Information, Inquiry

  • UP: Information, Questions

  • UP & DOWN: All Informed, Provide Assistance, Solve Problems

  • UP or DOWN: CHAIN NOT JUMPED


Your chain of command
Your Chain of Command

Governor Terry McAuliffe,

Commander in Chief

Since January 2014

Brian Moran,

Secretary of Public Safety

Since January 2014


Your chain of command1
Your Chain of Command

Major General Daniel E. Long, Jr.

The Adjutant General (TAG)

Since July 2010

Major General John D. Taylor

VDF Commander (CG)

Since August 2006


Your chain of command2
Your Chain of Command

Division Response Force East LTC David James (Act.)

Garrison Commander COL Michael Lawson

1St Regiment LTC David James

2nd Regiment LTC David Dluzyn

Division Response Force West LTC Philip Smith (Act.)

3rd Regiment LTC William Robbins

4th Regiment LTC Philip Smith

5th Regiment LTC Michael Hickman



Your chain of command4
Your Chain of Command

  • REVIEW

  • Commander in Chief: Governor Terry McAuliffe

  • Secretary of Public Safety: Brian Moran

  • The Adjutant General: Major General Daniel E. Long, Jr.

  • VDF Commander: Major General John D. Taylor


Insignia of rank
Insignia of Rank

  • Enlisted Soldier

  • Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

  • Warrant Officer

  • Commissioned Officer


Insignia of rank1
Insignia of Rank

Enlisted Soldier

E-1 PVT Private

E-2 PV2 Private

E-3 PFC Private First Class

E-4 SPC Specialist


Insignia of rank2
Insignia of Rank

Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

E-4 CPL Corporal

E-5 SGT Sergeant

E-6 SSG Staff Sergeant

E-7 SFC Sergeant First Class


Insignia of rank3
Insignia of Rank

Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO)

E-8 MSG Master Sergeant

E-8 1SG First Sergeant

E-9 SGM Sergeant Major

E-9 CSM Command

Sergeant Major


Insignia of rank4
Insignia of Rank

Warrant Officers

W-1 WO1 Warrant Officer

W-2 CW2 Chief Warrant Officer

W-3 CW3 Chief Warrant Officer

W-4CW4 Chief Warrant Officer

W-5 CW5 Chief Warrant Officer


Insignia of rank5
Insignia of Rank

Commissioned Officer

O-0 OC Officer Candidate

Cadet

O-1 2LT Second Lieutenant

O-2 1LT First Lieutenant

O-3 CPT Captain


Insignia of rank6
Insignia of Rank

Commissioned Officer

O-4 MAJ Major

O-5 LTC Lieutenant Colonel

O-6 COL Colonel

O-7 BG Brigadier General

O-8 MG Major General


Proper address
Proper Address

Enlisted Ranks

Private “Private”

Specialist “Specialist”


Proper address1
Proper Address

Non-commissioned Officers

Corporal “Corporal”

Sergeant “Sergeant”

Staff Sergeant

Sergeant First Class

Master Sergeant

First Sergeant “First Sergeant”

Sergeant Major “Sergeant Major”

Command Sergeant Major


Proper address2
Proper Address

Warrant Officers

Warrant Officer “Mister/Miss”

Chief Warrant Officer “Chief”


Proper address3
Proper Address

Commissioned Officers

All “Sir” or “Ma’m”

Lieutenant “Lieutenant”

Captain “Captain”

Major “Major”

Lieutenant Colonel “Colonel”

Colonel

Brigadier General “General”

Major General


Insignia of rank7
Insignia of Rank

E-4 CPL

E-5 SGT

E-6 SSG

E-7 SFC

REVIEW

E-1 PVT

E-2 PV2

E-3 PFC

E-4 SPC


Vdf insignia of rank
VDF Insignia of Rank

REVIEW

E-8 MSG

E-8 1SG

E-9 SGM

E-9 CSM

W-1 WO1

W-2CW2

W-3CW3

W-4 CW4

W-5 CW5


Vdf insignia of rank1
VDF Insignia of Rank

REVIEW

O-0 3LT

O-1 2LT

O-2 1LT

O-3 CPT

O-4MAJ

O-5 LTC

O-6COL

O-7 BG

O-8MG


Professional Military Education

Initial Entry Training

QUESTIONS?


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