Cadet's Page

Cadet Oath
"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."

Ranger Creed
"It is my duty as a member of the Rangers of the Civil Air Patrol ground search and rescue service, to save lives, aid the injured, and protect their property.

In order to do this, I will keep myself physically fit at all times.

I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before my personal desires and comfort.

These things I do so that others may live!"

CAP Core values
Integrity - Excellence - Volunteer Service - Respect

Definition of Leadership
"The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective."

Cadet Grades
Cadet Officers
C/Col - Cadet Colonel - Also referred to as "A Spaatz Cadet"
C/LtCol - Cadet Lieutenant Colonel
C/Maj - Cadet Major
C/Capt - Cadet Captain
C/1st Lt - Cadet First Lieutenant
C/2d Lt - Cadet Second Lieutenant

Cadet Non-commissioned Officers (NCO's)
C/CMSgt - Cadet Chief Master Sergeant - Can also be called "Chief"
C/SMSgt - Cadet Senior Master Sergeant
C/MSgt - Cadet Master Sergeant
C/TSgt - Cadet Technical Sergeant
C/SSgt - Cadet Staff Sergeant
C/SrA - Cadet Senior Airman
C/A1c - Cadet Airman First Class
C/Amn - Cadet Airman
C/AB - Cadet Airman Basic

 Cadet First



Cadet Lieutenant


Cadet Technical

 Cadet Master

 Cadet Senior
Master Sergeant

 Cadet Chief
Master Sergeant

Cadet Second

Cadet Airman Basic
Cadet Airman
Cadet Airman
First Class
Cadet Senior
Cadet Staff

Senior Grade

Maj Gen - Major General - Reserved for current and past National Commander only
Brig Gen - Brigadier General - Reserved for National Command Staff
Col - Colonel - Reserved for current and past Wing and Region Commanders; and Regional and National Staff
Lt Col - Lieutenant Colonel - Highest grade possible for most senior members
Maj - Major
Capt - Captain
1st Lt - First Lieutenant
2d Lt - Second Lieutenant
SFO - Senior Flight Officer Grade reserved for former cadets now senior members ages 18-21
TFO - Technical Flight Officer Grade reserved for former cadets now senior members ages 18-21
FO - Flight Officer - Grade reserved for former cadets now senior members ages 18-21
SM - Senior Member - Reserved for first time Senior Members who have just joined 

**A Senior member that wishes to join CAP who is also in the armed forces may opt to keep their current military NCO rank, regardless of their branch of service. If they do, there are currently no options for promotion in CAP, unless promoted in the military, or be promoted to 2d Lt in CAP. A Senior NCO will outrank a SM, but be below a Flight Officer.**





 Major General





 Senior Member

 Flight Officer

 Technical Flight

 Senior Flight

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