The Chain of Command
The chain of command is the organization of who has responsibility/authority/power, and how that is wielded and/or delegated from the top of the chain to the bottom. The chain of command also directs information flow, with instructions flowing from top to bottom, and requested information flowing up.
Believe it or not, you’ve always had a chain of command in one way or another, it’s just that you’ve never called it that.
For example, let’s say you started work as a delivery driver – if there was a problem, you would look to your immediate supervisor for help, who would (if necessary) go to the manager, who would go to the boss/owner for resolution. Any changes to the job would likewise use the same route in reverse – the boss makes a decision that drivers must wear a company jacket when making deliveries – s/he tells the manager, who tells the supervisor, who tells you (and, hopefully, gives you the necessary jacket). Even in the home and at school, there were various chains of command, even if they weren't strictly set out as such. In sports, who were the team captains, who were the coaches?
The Chain of Command is used to maintain good communications, and you will use it in everything you do – not just in basic training, but throughout your career. In the Suncoast Squadron, the Chain of Command is rigorously followed. Below is our Command. If you have questions or issues, contact the appropriate department.
LTJG EVIE MORERA, NSCC
ENS JANET APPLEFIELD, NSCC
LCDR KEVIN D. MacFARLAND, NSCC
LTJG SAMUEL PARKER, NSCC
INST NICOLE PRIMIANO, NSCC
AUX KURT HESSER, NSCC
ENS KELLY ANN L. MAY, NSCC