Cadet Programs

The purpose of the Cadet Program is to inspire the country's youth to become responsible leaders and good citizens through their interest in aerospace.

It is open to U.S. citizens and legal residents of the United States, its territories and possessions. Candidates for the program must be 12 to 21 years of age, or have satisfactorily completed the fifth grade. 

Through studies and other activities, cadets progress through achievements that include special activities, aerospace education, leadership programs, moral leadership and physical fitness. 

As cadets progress they earn increased rank, awards and/or certificates. Cadets may become eligible for CAP national or international special activities and compete for academic and flying scholarships. 

Upon completion of their initial training phase, cadets receive the Gen Billy Mitchell Award, which entitles them to enter the Air Force as an Airman First Class, should the cadet choose to enlist.

Cadet Program Resources:

        1. Keep track of your promotions and achievement goals

2. Make sure your uniform meets regulations 

Build your own ribbon rack!

3. Information for New Cadets

Help for New Cadets

4. Download a copy of all the newest forms

WA Wing Forms

National CAP Forms

CAPM 39-1 Uniform Manual 

Recent Uniform Updates

CAPR 52-16 Cadet Program Guide

CAPP 52-15 Staff Handbook

Apply for a Promotion Board

5. Useful Manuals

6. Squadron Scholarship Form

7. Squadron Standard Operational Procedures


Senator John Braun and Lt Col David Nelson present the Carl Spaatz Award to Cadet Col. Jon Gizinski. 

The Spaatz award is the highest award cadets can earn in Civil Air Patrol.

 Cadet Gizinski is now an Officer in the United States Air Force!