National Star Certification Exam (NSCE)

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Congratulations! You have completed all four star levels of the Army Cadet training program and are now ready to take the National Star Certification Exam (NSCE). This exam is a momentous occasion for you and all leaders in the cadet program would like nothing more than for every army cadet to pass this exam. This is why the study guide was created.

We want to provide you with the tools to succeed. We have taught you everything in the star program and now we want you to review and confirm what you have learned. The NSCE is intended to be a confirmation of the knowledge and skills you have gained during your time as an army cadet, and it is our hope that this study guide will:

  • Explain fully the content of the exam and how it is tested

  • Help you review all the necessary material for the exam and help you solidify your understanding of this material, and

  • Prepare you to for the exam by guiding you through a systematic and effective study program.

You now have a choice to make. You can either follow the program outlined in this study guide or you can cross your fingers and hope that you can remember everything that was taught to you in the last four years. Those cadets who choose to take the preparation for the exam seriously and follow this guide, will be the cadets who excel on the NSCE.

We wish you all success on the upcoming NSCE!

142's NSCE Qualified Cadets

Congratulations to the following cadets who have successfully completed NSCE Phase I and II:

  • Captain Tony Lau (February 2006)
  • Captain Ben Udashkin (February 2006)
  • Lieutenant Greg Vandemark (February 2006)
  • Warrant Officer Alex Sung (February 2005) (Later Cadet Regimental Sergeant Major)
  • Sergeant Morgan Lin (February 2004)
  • Warrant Officer Justin Wong (February 2003) (Later Cadet Commanding Officer)
  • Warrant Officer George Si (February 2003)
  • Sergeant Hugh Dowell (February 2002) (Later Cadet Adjutant)
  • Sergeant Mitch Myers (February 2002) (Later Cadet Commanding Officer)