Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command

Response if verbal is not known: “Sir (or Ma’am), I do not know the answer but I will find out and get back to you if desired.”

Proper response: “Sir (or Ma’am), the (title) is the (current)”

Example: “Sir, the Secretary of the Navy is the Honorable Richard Spencer.”


President of the United States: The Honorable Mr. Donald J. Trump

Vice President of the United States: The Honorable Mr. Mike R. Pence

Acting Secretary of Defense: The Honorable Mr. Patrick M. Shanahan

Secretary of the Navy: The Honorable Mr. Richard V. Spencer

Chief of Naval Operations: Admiral John Richardson, USN

Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (CNETC): Rear Admiral Kyle J. Cozad, USN

Commander, Naval Service Training Command (CNSTC): Rear Admiral Milton J Sands III, USN

Area 7 Manager: Commander Patrick Thurman, USN (Ret.)

Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI): Lieutenant Commander Harry Haverkamp, USN (Ret.)

Printable version ( Includes Cadet Staff):

Chain of Command 2019-2020