TO LEAD IS TO SERVE
WHAT IS RCLS?
The Northeast Region Cadet Leadership School (NERCLS) promises to be a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. RCLS is designed for Cadet Officers to learn new skills and knowledge they need to be more effective leaders in their home squadrons and wings. The RCLS blends classroom theory with hands-on training to help cadets truly grasp the concepts they are being presented. The RCLS is academically challenging and the students will have to manage their own time to ensure that they successfully complete RCLS. The students that attend this RCLS will be Cadet Officers, and they will be treated as such. There is one theme that permeates all of RCLS, which is the concept of servant leadership. It is summed up in our motto “Protelo est Ministro”, which means “to Lead is to Serve.”
SPRING 2021 VIRTUAL
To develop dynamic and effective leaders through strategic leadership training and officership development.
Today's cadets are tomorrow's aerospace leaders. Civil Air Patrol introduces youth to Air Force perspectives on leadership through self-paced study, classroom instruction and hands-on opportunities to apply leadership principles to real-world challenges. As cadets advance through the program, in-residence (and now virtual) leadership schools give them a space to explore increasingly complex concepts and skills associated with leading others. Attendance at a leadership academy is required to earn the Eaker Award and cadets should plan their cadet careers accordingly. Cadets have opportunities to study advanced leadership concepts in two settings:
The Northeast Region Cadet Leadership School was founded to serve the cadets in the Northeast Region. Through strategic leadership training and officership development, the school has educated hundreds of Civil Air Patrol cadets throughout the region and the nation. In more recent years, the Connecticut Wing has been the host for the Winter NERCLS at Camp Nett in Niantic, CT.
CIVIL AIR PATROL MISSION STATEMENT
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.