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What is the 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 – Respect – Excellence – Volunteer Service

What is 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

CAPR 39-1

Uniform Regulation

AFH 33-337

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