Team commanders are appointed by the Battalion Commander, and approved by the Senior Army Instructor (SAI) or the Army Instructor (AI). Each team commander can recommend having one assistant commander that is approved by the SAI and AI. Team members are issued a drill/color guard cord to be worn with the cadet uniform after they compete in an Area/State competition. To be awarded the Drill Team and Color Guard ribbons (N-3-4 and N-3-6) and Archs, a cadet must attend the majority of practices and participate in at least one event per semester. Any exceptions will be approved by the SAI/AI.