Cadet Programs


The Washington Wing Cadet Programs Team organizes and supervises wing-level cadet activities, monitors and supports unit-level cadet programs, and provides development training for adult leaders of cadets, all to further the CAP Cadet Programs mission.

The Cadet Program transforms youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. CAP accomplishes its Cadet Program through a curriculum of leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character. The program follows a military model and emphasizes Air Force traditions and values. Today’s cadets are tomorrow’s aerospace leaders.

News and Updates

Contact the CP Team  - The whole wing CP Team  WAWG director of cadet programs  - All deputy commanders for cadets   Notify the DCP that a cadet is approved to attend an activity in another wing
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Curious to know how to be a successful WAWG cadet? 

Successful cadets in the Civil Air Patrol do these things...

  • Searches for cadet and senior member mentors inside and outside their squadron. 
    • For higher ranking cadets who may not have cadet mentors readily available in their squadron, the wing has cadet mentors ready to help.
  • Actively attends activities outside their squadron.
    • Cadet Airman: Attend these activities
    • Cadet NCOs: Attend and staff these activities
    • Cadet Officers: Attend, staff, and plan these activities.
  • Steps outside their comfort zone
    • This could mean applying for wing activities, stepping up in your squadron, teaching a class, or even volunteering to drill a flight
  • Promotes regularly
    • Check out this webpage for information on all of the cadet grades and achievements, including information on what you need to do to achieve your next milestone! Stripes to Diamonds 
    • This also means promoting past C/CMSgt and C/2d Lt to take advantage of the whole cadet program
  • Still now sure what else you can do to be a more successful cadet? Email and ask!

Need something thrilling to do this summer?  After you have completed a basic encampment (here in Washington or elsewhere), you are eligible to apply for national cadet special activities. Application period is usually 1 Dec - 15 Jan.

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Your cadet program is only as good as you help make it!

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