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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.


The North Central Region (NCR) Cadet Leadership School (RCLS) is designed to explore the leadership program as it relates to refining the skills in officership, indirect leadership, and other themes consistent with CAP’s leadership expectations for Phase III cadets. This school will be unlike any other that you may have participated in previously. The standards are high for this cadet professional development opportunity, as this school is a requirement for the Gen Ira C Eaker Award and grade of Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (C/Lt Col).

Cadets will be given many assignments to complete throughout the week that will be graded and points assessed. There will be a combination of group and individual assignments that will be required to complete. RCLS makes use of local resources to broaden leadership skills in cadet officers and Senior NCO’s: Pedal Car & Drunk Goggles, Engagement Skills Trainer, Leadership Reaction Course, Warrior Tower (Rappelling), Obstacle Course, and the National Rifle Association (NRA) Youth Firearm Safety/Training & Marksmanship Qualification Program - Pistol Course.

A team oriented, self-motivated attitude is required for all cadet candidates to be successful at this school. There is no guarantee of graduation from this course. This should not be a problem if the cadet candidate exhibits their highest levels of professionalism, and highest level of work possible at all times. This course will be stressful, just as being a leader is stressful. At all times the staff will be available to talk to, and conference with. Many cadets have found frequent conference with the staff very helpful in completing assignments and dealing with stress.

Cadet candidates have found this course to be the most challenging thing they have experienced in their cadet careers. From past experiences, the cadets that have participated in this course do a lot of personal reflection, and find out a lot about themselves they didn’t know or what they never realized was possible, is in fact possible.

If you are interested in accepting the challenge and rewards that this course offers, please apply with the following criteria:

  1. Have completed an Encampment AND Achievement 5 - Charles Lindberg – Cadet Master Sergeant (C/MSgt) NLT 24 June 2017.
  2. Complete a letter of interest introducing yourself and outlining your goals in CAP. 
  3. Complete the application process outlined for attending the encampment with all additional required forms.
  4. Be mentally prepared for a mental heavy activity.
  5. Accept that all cadet candidates are equal in standing regardless of grade earned.
  6. Have a positive attitude ready to learn.
  7. Know that there is no guarantee of graduation without obtaining an 80% of all possible point opportunities and satisfactory completion of the Summative Assessment & Review.

To register, please visit Missouri Wing’s Summer Encampment Eventbrite Registration Page:


  • EARLY BIRD (Through 31 May 2017): $130
  • After 31 May: $150
  • There is an option for “Paid by Unit (Wing Banker Transfer)”.


If you have any questions, please direct them to the RCLS staff at:

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9th CTG Logo V3 ColorMissouri Wing Encampment Registration is OPEN.

We are handling registration through the Eventbrite the world's largest event technology platform:

This is the Primary Way Members register and strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

Encampment is 24 June – 1 July at Ft Leonard Wood, MO.


1. Basic Encampment: $150

2. Advance Training Flight (ATF – Formerly Staff Development School (SDS): $150

3. Cadet Cadre/Staff: $100

4. Senior Support Staff and all who work in the DFAC: FREE!

There are options for “Paid by Unit (Wing Banker Transfer)” and CEAP.


We still need Senior Members to serve in medical, safety, support, and DFAC. As always, Senior Support Staff and all who work in the DFAC do not pay registration fees!

Below is the 9 CTG Packing list so Cadets can start to posture uniforms and equipment needed for Encampment, as well as the Ft Leonard Wood Hold Harmless Agreement that all attendees must have on file. 


The banquet will be Friday evening, The banquet is a combination awards dinner and celebration. We've opened it as a "Dining-Out" so guests of attendees are invited. Commanders, Peers, Family, and Friends. This includes Squadron leadership! Tickets available for Adults and Children on the Eventbrite page. 
The graduation pass & review will occur the next afternoon, then out-processing. 
We will have our photography staff present to take group/family photos and candid shots. We also have hired a DJ for social time after the awards that everyone can participate in. 
If you chose to attend the banquet, CAP Members may utulize our spare beds at Encampment, or you and non-CAP Members have the option of remaining overnight. There are several charming lodging options in the St Robert/Waynesville area:

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Cadet Captain Luke M. Young, Ozark, Missouri, has been selected among his peers and chosen to lead the 2017 Missouri Wing Summer Encampment as the 9th Cadet Training Group (CTG) Commander.

As the 9th CTG Commander, Cadet Captain Young will set exciting and meaningful goals for the Encampment; establish plans, policies & procedures; make personnel recommendations; coordinate cadet staff activities; direct the cadet corps; promote excellence; and lead drill & ceremonies throughout the cycle of staff selection, staff training, and execution of the Summer Encampment.

In addition to his current assignment as Cadet Commander of the Laclede County Composite Squadron, Cadet Captain Young also serves as the Vice Chairman Group V Cadet Advisory Council, and Director of the Flight Simulator Track – Missouri Wing Aerospace STEM Academy (ASA).

Cadet Captain Young’s experience includes multiple staff positions, culminating as Cadet Commander of the Springfield Regional Composite Squadron before transferring to the Laclede County Composite Squadron in August. He also has been serving on staff for both Flight Simulator and Model & Remote Controlled Aircraft tracks at ASA; as well as the Missouri Wing Cadet leadership Schools, hosted by the Springfield Regional Composite Squadron. He is a graduate of the Great Lakes Region Cadet Leadership School and served as Flight Commander during the 2016 Missouri Wing Summer Encampment.

He is the recipient of the 2016 Missouri Wing Frank G. Brewer CAP Memorial Aerospace Award - Cadet Category, Air Force Association (AFA) Award to Outstanding CAP Cadets, Civil Air Patrol Ground Team Badge, Civil Air Patrol Model Rocketry Badge, and the National Rifle Association Pro-Marksmanship Badge.

His goals as the 9th CTG Commander are:

• Foster a positive training environment with senior and cadet staff

• Provide positive and constructive training environment for cadet staff and students

• Provide leadership training to cadet staff focusing on proper demeanor, tone, mentoring, compassion, and empathy

• Provide a safe Cadet Physical Fitness Testing and drill training environment

• Allot more time for drill training

• Have a fun, safe, productive encampment