Basic Cadet Knowledge

Basic Cadet Knowledge

Cadets will need to know this information to pass inspection.

The CAP 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 my self to be of service to my community, state and nation."

CAP Core Values
Volunteer Service

Civil Air Patrol's Motto

"Semper Vigilans" - Always Vigilant

CAP Missions (ACE)

Aerospace Education
Cadet Programs
Emergency Services

Civil Air Patrol Birthday

1 December 1941

Cadet Honor Code

On my honor, as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet, I will not lie, cheat, steal, nor tolerate those who do. Furthermore, I resolve to do my duty and live honorably, So Help Me God.

CAP National Headquarters - Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama

There are 52 Wings in CAP (The 50 US States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico)

There are 8 Regions in CAP. They are:

Middle East
North Central
Great Lakes
Rocky Mountain

There are four phases to the Cadet Program. They are:

The Learning Phase
The Leadership Phase
The Command Phase
The Executive Phase

There are five Milestone achievements in the cadet program.
The Wright Brothers
The Mitchell
The Earhart
The Eaker
The Spaatz

A - Alpha
B - Bravo
C- Charlie
D - Delta
E - Echo
F - Foxtrot
G - Golf
H - Hotel
I - India
J - Juliet
K - Kilo
L - Lima
M - Mike
N - November
O -Oscar
P - Papa
Q - Quebec
R - Romeo
S - Sierra
T - Tango
U - Uniform
V - Victor
W - Whiskey
X - X-Ray
Y - Yankee
Z - Zulu


CAP members flew more than 24,000,000 miles on coastal patrol

CAP summoned help for more than 91 ships in distress

CAP summoned help for 363 survivors of U-boat attacks

CAP spotted 173 U-boats
CAP - Citizens Serving Communities
CAP dropped bombs or depth charges on 57 U-boats

CAP was given credit for sinking 2 U-boats

USAF Core Values

Integrity First
Service Before Self
Excellence in All We Do

USAF Leadership Definition

The art and the science of influencing and directing people to accomplished the assign mission.

All cadets should look over the link below.

Cadets are expected to come to every Civil Air Patrol cadet meeting knowing the information listed above. Cadets are also expected to attend all meetings and events in inspection ready uniform with CAP ID's present. Cadet's should also review the PowerPoint to get a better understanding about CAP.