Since the summer, there have been parents of cadets saying how their cadet had been promoted and/or received medals of service. A parent group moderator says that cadets can be promoted at the end of the year after certain benchmarks are met/achieved. Can anyone explain how and when promotions are done (ie. are they based on the academic/physical/military criteria or are there others?). Do cadets earn medals for marksmanship, leadership, service, etc.? Thanks!