a. Honourably discharged, or honourably released, Chiefs and Petty Officers (Senior Ratings) of the former Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Navy Reserve, Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve and Womens Royal Canadian Naval Service
b. Serving, and honourably released, Non-Commissioned Officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (Sea Element) who hold, or held, the confirmed rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class (Sergeant) or above.
c. Honourably released persons of the naval services of Commonwealth countries who held a rank equivalent to that of Petty Officer 2nd Class in the Canadian Naval Service.
a. The widow, or widower, of a Chief or Petty Officer who would have met the eligibility requirements for Regular membership.
b. Ex-Leading Rates who were honourably discharged from the RCN, RCNR, RCNVR or WRCNS at the cessation of hostilities at the end of World War Two.
c. Any former senior NCO in the Royal Canadian Army or the Royal Canadian Air Force who was attached to a ship or establishement of the Naval Service of Canada.
d. Former members of the wartime Allied navies who were honourably released and held a rank equivalent to the Canadian rank of Petty Officer 2nd Class, or above.