Second Combat Officer is a military rank used by the New Republic Army. The Marines hold high standards for their officers, who are required to serve at least one combat tour and reach the rank of Sergeant before they may be recommend for Officer's training. Once they complete their Academy time, they are promoted from Cadet to 2C0. At their unit of assigment the Combat Officer is required to spend time first learning with the Squad Leaders, then the Platoon Sergeant, before the senior NCOs nominate him for promotion to Lieutenant. This can take anywhere from a week to six months, depending on the Marine.