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CADET REVIEW BOARD GUIDELINES

5 MAY 2016

 

I.                    CAP MOTTO   Semper Vigilans = Always Vigilant.   Language = Latin

 

II.                  CADET OATH:  Know it by HEART:  I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state, and nation.

 

III.                CORE VALUES: (V-I-R-E)

Volunteer Service       Integrity        Respect       Excellence

 

       Air Force Core Values:  Integrity First, Service Before Self, Excellence in All We Do

                                                               

IV.           CADET HONOR CODE:  We will not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do.

 

IV.                GENERAL FACTS ABOUT CAP

·         There are 52 WINGS:  one for each of the 50 states, plus Puerto Rico & the District of Columbia.

·         There are 8 regions:  we are in the Northeast Region.

·         National Headquarters: located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama


·         National Commander:                    Major General Mark E. Smith, CAP 

·         National Vice Commander:           Brig. Gen. Edward D. Phelka, CAP

·         CAP – USAF Commander               Col Michael Tyynismaa (“Tin-Is-Ma), US

                                    ·         Northeast Region Commander:     Col. Jack J. Ozer, CAP

 

·         Massachusetts Wing Commander:          Col John F. Flaherty, CAP

                                    ·         Deputy Commander MA Wing                  Lt Col  Steven Hood, CAP


·         Goddard Cadet Squadron Commander    Major Kent Hartig, CAP

·         GCS Deputy Commander                            Lt Col LouAnn Maffei-Iwuc, CAP

·         GCS Cadet Commander                              

·         GCS Cadet Deputy Commander                

·         GCS Cadet Executive Officer                      

·        GCS First Sergeant                                        

·         GCS Cadet Flight Commanders                  

       

·       Know who your flight sergeant is!

  

VI.     THREE MISSIONS of CAP:    A-C-E

§  Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs,  Emergency Services. 

 

§  They are all equally important.  If you look at the logo for CAP, there are 3 propellers.  Each propeller stands for one of the 3 CAP missions.  

 

  VII.    ABOUT YOUR ACHIEVEMENT AND GRADE:

·         Know the name of the achievement that you are going for (Curry, Arnold...)

·         Know the grade that you are going for (C/Airman, C/Airman First Class…)

 

            What is the difference between grade and rank?

·         Grade is the level of achievement:  Airman, Airman First Class, etc.  It is what is worn on the uniform.  Rank is how long you have been in that grade.  If there are 3 cadet captains, the cadet who has C/Capt the longest is the highest ranking C/Captain.

 

     TELL KEY FACTS ABOUT THE PERSON FOR WHOM THE ACHIEVEMENT IS NAMED

     For example, General Hap Arnold was the head of the US Army Air Force during WW II.

 

IX.      REPORTING, FOLLOWED BY QUESTIONING PHASE:

  • Your Flight Sergeant can review this with you.  Here are some key points:

§   When you report, state your grade and name and end with the phrase “Sir” or “Ma’am”, depending on whom you are saluting.

§   After reporting, stand at attention unless given permission to stand at ease.  Stare straight ahead at a point on the wall.

§   If you need to think about an answer, ask permission to consider the question.  If you don’t know the answer, say something such as: “Sir, I do not know the answer, Sir.”

 

XI.   GROOMING STANDARDS

HAIR:  If it is not cut to grooming standards, male cadets will not pass.  Female cadets must follow grooming standards in the manual.  This regards hair, fingernails, make up, earrings as well.            

Your blues should have gone to the dry cleaners.  They should be pressed.  DO NOT REQUEST MILITARY CREASES.  These are extra creases that you do not need.  Make sure that the pants are creases, as well as the sleeves

For males, the name plate should be centered and resting just above the right pocket.  The ribbons should be centered and resting just above your left pocket.  For class A & B blues, wear a pressed tie and tie tack.  The tie should go straight down the center of your shirt & the tip should rest ABOVE the silver belt buckle. 

Females need to look at the uniform manual for nameplate & ribbon placement.  For class A & B blues, females need to wear a blue collar tab.

ALL: Know where each ribbon is and what it stands for without looking down.

Make sure that there are no loose threads, particularly near buttonholes.

The blues cover should be tucked into your belt as per the uniform manual. 

 Make sure that you have black dress socks on                                                                

 Make sure that the shoes are shined (or clean, if Perma-shine).

 

 

THIS IS MEANT TO BE A LEARNING EXPERIENCE.  IT WILL HELP YOU NOT ONLY AS A CADET, BUT ALSO AS AN INDIVIDUAL.


V.     Recruiting Ribbon Guidelines, as Per Request of Several Cadets: Source = CAPR 39-3

Recruiter Ribbons. Awarded by the unit commander to cadets and senior members in recognition of outstanding efforts to recruit new members for CAP.

 Cadet Ribbon. Awarded to cadets who recruit two new qualified cadets or senior members for CAP. A bronze clasp is awarded for each additional two members recruited. A silver clasp replaces five bronze clasps. Bronze clasps are not worn after the silver clasp is awarded. An additional silver clasp will be awarded for each additional 10 members recruited. 

Senior Ribbon. Awarded to senior members who recruit seven new qualified cadets or senior members for CAP. A bronze clasp is awarded for each additional 10 members recruited. A silver clasp replaces five bronze clasps. Bronze clasps are not worn after the silver clasp is awarded. An additional silver clasp is awarded for each additional 50 members recruited. Members recruited as a cadet may be included in determining entitlement in the case of senior members who were former cadets. 

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