The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program Mission is to provide a program to motivate American youth to develop leadership abilities and to become responsible citizens through aviation centered activities.  If you have an interest in aviation or aerospace, or in serving your country as a future member of the armed forces, the cadet program may be right for you!

Learn more about the cadet program by reviewing the Investing in America’s Youth pamphlet included in the documents module to the right, and review the other information available on this page.  There is also a wealth of information for new cadets at the Civil Air Patrol national website.

Successful cadets in the Civil Air Patrol do these things…

Maintain outstanding attendance
Exhibit active participation in Squadron and Wing activities
Wear the appropriate uniform with pride
Take required tests regularly and with confidence
Be able to consistently apply the values and lessons which are learned in this program.

Do you have what it takes to meet this challenge?

Check out this webpage for information on all of the cadet grades and achievements, including information on what you need to do to achieve your next milestone!

For a list of cadet opportunities for flying, scholarships, and special awards, visit the national programs page.

Need something thrilling to do this summer?  After you have completed a basic encampment (here in Washington or elsewhere), you are eligible to apply for these national cadet special activities.

Do you have other ideas for activities you would like to do?  Notify your flight sergeant or a cadet programs officer!  Your cadet program is only as good as you help make it!



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