I was just trying to memorize the big four and noticed that the OCS website provides the chain of command without the current names of anyone. I was just trying to fill it out and looking for some help. Maybe somebody can help check my work and add anything that I don't have. I imagine you won't know the first four names until you get there, but all the rest look like they could be learned in advance. I'll be heading there in 11 days. Chain Of Command Current known personnel listed "Sir, the (first) person in this candidate's chain of command is:" 1. Section Leader: _____________________________________ 2. Class CPO/DI: _____________________________________ 3. Class Officer: _____________________________________ 4. Battalion Officer in Charge: _____________________________________ 5. Assistant Director of OCS: _____________________________________ 6. Director of OCS: Cmdr. Bob Kallio, USN 7. Executive Officer, NAVAVSCOLSCOM: Cmdr. Kevin J. Hogan, USN 8. Commanding Officer, NAVAVSCOLSCOM: Capt. Craig F. Weideman, USN 9. Chief of Naval Air Training: RADM John E. Boyington, Jr., USN 10. Chief of Naval Education and Training: VADM Alfred G. Harms, Jr., USN 11. Chief of Naval Operations: Admiral Vern Clark, USN 12. Secretary of the Navy: Honorable Hansford T. Johnson 13. Secretary of Defense: Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld 14. Vice-President: Honorable Richard B. Cheney 15. President: Honorable George W. Bush The National Command Authorities are the President and the Secretary of Defense together. By law, only the NCA has the authority to direct the Armed Forces in the execution of military action.