The Civil Air Patrol has an outstanding cadet program for members between the ages of 12 and 18. Cadets are trained in leadership skills, physical fitness, and aerospace education. A cadet's progression through the ranks begins as an Airman Basic and continues through the enlisted ranks and into cadet officer ranks, finally culminating at cadet Colonel and the coveted Spaatz award. Progress is guided by CAP regulations and includes CAP and USAF history, aerospace, and fitness. In addition to weekly meetings and exercises, many other opportunities exist for additional training in the cadet program. Those include, but are not limited to:
- Information for new cadets on how to take your first test, how to order your blues, how to log onto e-services, where to purchase your insignia and name tags,and so much more.
- Information for cadets on the requirements for needed for each grade. Just click the insignia you are working towards.
The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is exciting and rewarding! Find out more by contacting your local unit commander, or by visiting this website.