Branch Standing Orders: UPDATE


An updated version of the Branch Standing Orders (BSO) is now available on CMCEN under the Standing Orders link. To ensure the utmost level of accuracy, the following changes were made …

  • NCM ranks from the RCN now reflect Master Sailor and Sailor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Class;
  • Communicator Research Operator is now addressed as Signals Intelligence Specialist;
  • Additional detail and clarity WRT to the SIGINT Specialist trade badge is now noted in Chapter 6 as it is different in design and adheres to different issuance standards;
  • Authorization for NCMs to wear the C&E Branch Cap Badge now specifies Upon attainment of Occupational Functional Point (OFP);
  • Refinements to spelling, grammar, and sentence structure was applied throughout; and
  • Regimental / Squadron crests were updated for several units.

The Updated BSO version is dated: Sunday, 1 November 2020.

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