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Attitude, Core Values, Responsibility, Personal Skills, Critical Thinking, and Delegation...   ...these are the areas CAP Cadets develop as they progress through the Cadet Program from learning to leading to commanding. 

  • Today's cadets are tomorrow's aerospace leaders.  CAP introduces youth to Air Force perspectives on leadership through self-paced study, classroom instruction and hands-on opportunities to apply leadership principles to real-world challenges.  As cadets advance through the program in-residence leadership schools give them a space to explore increasingly complex concepts and skills associated with leading others. Attendance at a leadership academy is required to earn the Eaker Award and cadets should plan their cadet careers accordingly. Cadets have opportunities to study advanced leadership concepts in two settings: Regional Cadet Leadership Schools and Cadet Officer School.

Learn to Lead Texts and Resources

Stripes to Diamonds - requirements for promoting

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