Cadet Programs


STRIPES TO DIAMONDS

MARCH ALONG THE PATH TO SPAATZ!

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CADET PROGRAMS SUPER CHART 
Nearly everything you would want to know 
about the Cadet Program, at a glance. 

 
       
PERSONAL CADET TRACKER 
Pin this tracker to your wall and record your 
advancement in the Cadet Program.
 
 
       
 
PHASE I - THE LEARNING PHASE
     
           

C/Amn
Achievement 1
John Curry

C/A1C
Achievement 2
Hap Arnold

C/SrA
Achievement 3
Mary Feik

C/SSgt
Wright Brothers 
Award

    


 

 
PHASE II - THE LEADERSHIP PHASE
       

C/TSgt
Achievement 4
Eddie Rickenbacker

C/MSgt
Achievement 5
Charles Lindbergh

C/SMSgt
Achievement 6
Gen Jimmy Doolittle

C/CMSgt
Achievement 7
Robert Goddard


C/CMSgt
Achievement 8
Neil Armstrong

C/2d Lt
Gen Billy Mitchell 
Award

 

PHASE III - THE COMMAND PHASE        



C/2d Lt
Achievement 9
Flight Commander



C/1st Lt

Achievement 10
Admin. Officer



C/1st Lt
Achievement 11
Public Affairs



C/Capt
Amelia Earhart
Award

   

PHASE IV - THE EXECUTIVE PHASE
       



C/Capt

Achievement 12
Leadership Officer



C/Capt

Achievement 13
Aerospace Officer



C/Maj
Achievement 14
Operations



C/Maj
Achievement 15
Logistics Officer



C/Maj
Achievement 16
C/Commander



C/Lt Col
Gen Ira C Eaker Award


         


C/Col
Gen Carl A Spaatz 
Award
 
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CADET ADVISORY COUNCIL 

Cadet Advisory Council
FLORIDA WING CADET ADVISORY COUNCIL
"Reaching Out, Helping Out, Standing Out"

The Florida Wing Cadet Advisory Council is involved with providing the Wing Commander and the Director of Cadet Programs with insight in program matters from the cadets' perspective. The Council represents the body of cadets from across the wing by communicating between Cadet Advisory Councils at all echelons.

What is the purpose of a Cadet Advisory Council?

Cadet Advisory Councils have three main purposes:
  1. To provide an organization where cadets gain leadership experience at higher levels;
  2. Aid the commanders in monitoring and implementing the Cadet Program;
  3. Make recommendations for improving and running the Cadet Program.

Do you have an idea for bettering the Cadet Program?

If so, get involved! Bring up your idea your squadron's cadet advisory council representative. Many of the changes to the cadet program over the years came from cadets just like you who thought of a great idea that no else did, so speak up! If your squadron doesn't have a representative, ask your unit leadership if you can become one. 
 

CADET HONOR SOCIETY 

History

The Florida Wing Cadet Honor Society was created in 1998 as part of the vision of then Chief of Staff, Lt Col Matthew Sharkey (later Florida Wing, then Southeast Region Commander). It is a program designed to recognize cadets who have excelled in Civil Air Patrol academics and achievement.  

Purpose

The purpose of the Cadet Honor Society (CHS) is to recognize academic excellence within the Cadet Program by allowing those cadets who've consistently demonstrated superior academic performance the opportunity to be recognized among their peers.  This recognition helps provide additional motivation to achieve success and excellence in achievement testing.  In addition to this recognition, cadets have the privilege of noting they are members of the Florida Wing Cadet Honor Society.  This accomplishment will help cadets further their educational progression outside of Civil Air Patrol by identifying them as top performers from within the Cadet Program.  CHS is an optional program but squadrons are highly encouraged to participate and support their cadets in earning this distinction.  

Criteria for Induction 

  1. Score 90% or better per achievement or milestone test for three consecutive achievements.
      
  2. For Achievements 2 through 7, the leadership and aerospace tests for the achievement must average to 90% or greater.
      
  3. Achievement 1 and milestone tests will stand by themselves. 
      
  4. Only leadership tests will be used for Achievements 8 through 16.
      
  5. The 90% score is based on the first attempt only.  Second attempt scores will not be considered.
      
  6. The cadet must be in good standing with Civil Air Patrol.
      
  7. There is no timeline; however, achievements must be passed at 90% or greater for consecutive achievements.

Application Process

  1. Download and complete the FLWG Form 501, Cadet Honor Society Inductee Application.  This form should be completed electronically to the maximum extent posssible.  Digital signatures are accepted where noted in the form.  If the form cannot be completed entirely electronically, please ensure all hand written fields are in black ink, block letters, and legible after scanning.  

  2. After unit commander (or deputy commander for cadets) approval is received, submit the form using the submission module below.  Regardless if the form is completed entirely electronically, or has been printed and scanned, the below submission module must be used.  Completed applications may be submitted by the cadet or the squadron; however, please ensure the information in the module below is for the cadet inductee not the person submitting the form.

  3. Please allow up to 60 days for processing.  The certificate and shoulder cord will be sent to the unit for presentation to the cadet.

  4. For additional information or questions about a submitted CHS application, please e-mail chs@flwg.us.
 

DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION 



Program Overview

CAP's Air Force-funded Cadet Program mission includes a character development element. One of the aims of that program element is to promote the drug-free ethic among cadets, in recognition of the fact that adolescents are particularly susceptible to the dangers of legal and illegal drugs. A further aim is to use cadets as ambassadors of the drug-free lifestyle, especially by their promoting that lifestyle to non-cadet youth.

CAP DDR Support to the Air Force Family

Per the approval of the CAP National Commander, CAP has volunteered to help promote the drug-free message to the "Air Force family” (family members of Air Force personnel, both inside and outside of CAP units). This support to the Air Force is implemented through a partnership between CAP, CAP-USAF and the Air Force Surgeon General (AF/SG), as explained in AFI 44-120, Military Drug Demand Reduction Program. AF/SG funding is limited to supporting CAP units located within a 75-mile radius of an Active, Guard or Reserve Air Force installation. This limitation provides for the most effective use of these funds, providing a majority of CAP units access to the funds, while keeping activities in areas with a preponderance of Air Force families.

CAP's DDR Program Supports all CAP Cadet Units

Since 1994, the AF/SG has made funding available to support CAP DDR activities, both internal activities and community outreach activities. It is important to remember that AF/SG funding augments the CAP DDR program; it does not constitute the entire program. Put another way, were AF/SG funding to evaporate, CAP would continue to promote the drug-free lifestyle as part of the Cadet Program’s character element. Further, the Air Force provides funding for the development of educational products, programs and activities for the Cadet Program at large, which includes DDR. Therefore, the DDR message is available to reach all cadet and composite squadrons no matter where they are located.

Mission

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction Program assists units at all levels to instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in CAP members, Air Force families, DoD civilians and school-age children through a comprehensive program that:
  • Promotes CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
  • Encourages youth to remain in school.
  • Focuses on drug abuse awareness, education and prevention.
  • Provides positive activities as an alternative to drugs and gang violence.

Resources

 

PHYSICAL FITNESS 

Cadet Programs Physical Fitness


Video Demonstrations

The following links are video demonstrations of how to properly perform the fitness test exercises. Special thanks to Coral Springs Cadet Squadron for assisting in the making of these clips. For more information on the Cadet Programs Physical Fitness Program, review CAPP 52-18.
 

Squadron Physical Fitness Award

National headquarters will recognize squadrons that make physical fitness a cornerstone of their Cadet program The Squadron Physical Fitness Award is a voluntary program open to every cadet unit twice per year. This program is governed by CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management

 
In May and/or November, simply administer the CPFT. If 70% of the cadets in your squadron can perform at the 50% percentile of the PCPFS survey (or higher) for their age and gender, your unit qualifies for the award. The requirement of the gold, silver, and bronze are shown below. The award program itself is simple, but fulfilling the standards will be a challenge.

 
 
Award Level Requirements Award
Gold Award 70% at 70th percentile Trophy
Silver Award 70% at 60th percentile Certificate
Bronze Award 70% at 50th percentile Certificate

Test Periods

In May and/or November, conduct the CPFT as you normally would.
 

Award Requirements

At least 70% of the total cadet membership must meet or surpass the award standards to earn an award at any level. Total membership means the number of cadets who are official CAP members on the first day of May or November, according to the HQ CAP database. For example, for a squadron with 30 cadets on the membership rolls, 21 (70%) must meet the award standards. If only 25 cadets happen to test, 21 still need to pass.
 

Standards

How do you know what the 50 th , 60 th , or 70 th percentile’s standards are? Simply refer to Attachment 3. The requirements for the Mitchell Award correspond to the 50 th percentile, the Earhart Award corresponds to the 60 thpercentile, and the Eaker Award corresponds to the 70 th percentile. Remember that a cadet’s CAP grade is irrelevant as far as the Squadron Physical Fitness Award is concerned.

Reporting 

To apply for the Squadron Physical Fitness Award, download an application by visiting www.capmembers.com and clicking "Cadet Programs” and "Physical Fitness Awards”. Award applications are due by 15 June (for the May test) and 15 December (for the November test). Follow the on-line instructions to submit completed award applications electronically.
 
 
 
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