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While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone.  Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program.  The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership.  Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic).
 
Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program.  Each year, cadets have the opportunity  to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level.  Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy.  Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

Missouri Wing Cadet Programs is conducting a Cadet Leadership School (CLS) 19-21 January 2018 at Fort Leonard Wood that will be set up in a fashion to prepare potential teams to compete in the Wing Cadet Competition (WCC) 16-18 March 2018 at Ft Leonard Wood. That team will go on to the NCR Cadet Competition in April.

There will be two CLS tracks: Col Mary Feik Airmanship Course and the Brig Gen Charles A. Lindbergh First Sergeant Course.

The Col Mary Feik Airmanship Course will prepare Phase I Cadets in grades CADET through C/SrA how to be good followers. Cadets study Air Force perspectives on leadership and drill and ceremonies. They will also receive an orientation for encampment preparation. Cadets will need a complete uniform with the appropriate insignia to attend.

The Brig Gen Charles A. Lindbergh First Sergeant Course will prepare Phase II Cadets in grades C/SSgt through C/CMSgt to learn how to lead small teams. Cadets study Air Force perspectives on leadership, drill and ceremonies, and the role of the noncommissioned officer. Furthermore, they will be introduced to CAP Pamphlet 60-13 Cadet Staff Handbook and the role of the Squadron First Sergeant: Holding the most prestigious and challenging position available to a cadet NCO, the cadet first sergeant’s role is a varied one. The “shirt” is expected to be a master trainer, a great motivator, a fair referee, a just disciplinarian, and an aide-de-camp to the cadet commander. Cadets who’ve completed all requirements for the Wright Brothers Award but are waiting for Time-In-Grade will be permitted to attend the First Sergeant Course.

Phase III-V Cadets are highly encouraged to assist as Instructors, Cadre, and Support.

The NCR Cadet Competition will chose which of the 7 Wing's victors will continue on to the Civil Air Patrol's National Cadet Competition, which showcases the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the squadron-level and new areas of learning that are important to America.

To achieve its mission and vision, the National Cadet Competition program pursues the following goals:

1. Promote excellence in squadron-level cadet programs.

2. Promote individual excellence and learning in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character.

3. Showcase today’s cadets as tomorrow’s aerospace leaders.

4. Achieve ever-increasing programmatic efficiency and return on investment.

Registration will be administered through Eventbrite: https://2018-clc-wcc-prep.eventbrite.com.

Individuals will also pay through Eventbrite. Units paying for their members through the Wing Banker Program may do a draft back to Missouri Wing’s Cadet Program account. Members can pay by cash or checks/money orders drafted to: “Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol” on site if not able to complete online. Units must send a list with names, CAPID’s, course, and T-Shirt sizes to: william.sander@mowgcap.org NLT Thursday, 11 January 2018 for Wing Banker and members paying onsite.

Although the deadline to RSVP for CLS is Thursday, 11 January 2018, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that Parents, Senior Members, and Cadets over the age of 18 that do not already have a DOD ID or access to Ft Leonard Wood REQUEST A POST PASS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Instructions are below. Also reference for acceptable forms of identification that comply with the REAL ID Act.

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