Berkner High School Army JROTC

  Richardson, Texas

A Chain of Command is the succession of leaders through which authority passes.  In Army JROTC, the Commander in Chief is at the top of the chain of command, and the Squad Leader is the lowest level in the chain of command.  Even though most non-commissioned officers are not in the chain of command, their role is to support the chain of command through the NCO Support Channel.

NCO Support Channel - Subordinate to and supportive of the chain of command. It is incumbent on the users of this channel to ensure that the chain of command is kept informed of actions implemented through the NCO support channel and to eliminate the possibility of the NCO support channel operating outside of command policy and directives.

Commander in Chief

President Joseph R. Biden

Secretary of Defense

Hon. Lloyd J. Austin III

Secretary of the Army

Hon. Christine Wormuth

Army Chain of Command

NCO Support Channel

Army Chief of Staff

General James C. McConville

Sergeant Major of the Army

SMA Michael A. Grinston

Commanding General, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

General Paul E. Funk II

Command Sergeant Major, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC)

CSM  Daniel T. Hendrex

Commanding General, Cadet Command

Major General Johnny K. Davis

Command Sergeant Major, Cadet Command

CSM  Jerimiah E. Gan

5th Brigade Commander

COL Mark A. Olsen

5th Brigade Command Sergeant Major

CSM George Bunn

Senior Army Instructor

MAJ Patrick L. Laverenz

Army Instructor

SFC Joe Solis

Corps of Cadets for SY 2020-2021

Chain of Command

NCO Support Channel

Battalion Commander

Battalion Command Sergeant Major

c/1LT Dravinh Nguyen

c/CSM Miguel Aguilar

A Company Commander


A Company First Sergeant

Cristal Hernandez 

B Company Commander


B Company First Sergeant


C Company Commander


C Company First Sergeant