Making CAC Appointments

Overview

The WAWG Cadet Programs Team manages a centralized application process for all CAC positions at the unit, group, and wing levels.
Our intent is to make the CAC term change as simple as possible for everyone.

Applications are open from 1 - 31 Jul each year. The CAC term runs from 1 Oct - 30 Sep.

Each echelon has a selection window shown below, and the Wing CP team will send each commander a list of their candidates to select from at the beginning of that window. 
Commanders will have an online form to indicate their selections, and the Wing CP team will enter those selections in eServices.





Timeline

Wing Commander                1 - 15 Aug

Region CAC Representatives (must be cadet officers)

RCAC Representative | RCAC Assistant

Wing CAC Officers

WCAC Chair | WCAC Vice Chair | WCAC Recorder

Group Commanders            16 - 31 Aug

Wing CAC Representatives

WCAC Representative | WCAC Assistant

Group CAC Officers

GCAC Chair | GCAC Vice Chair | GCAC Recorder

Unit Commanders                1 - 15 Sep

Group CAC Representatives

GCAC Representative | GCAC Assistant

Notes to Commanders

eServices

The Wing CP Team will enter each commander's selection into eServices before the start of the term. Commanders just need to send their selections via the Commander's CAC Selection form.

Dual-Hatting

Unless there are no other options, avoid assigning cadets to serve on two levels (or in two positions) of CAC (i.e., a Group CAC Chair should not be a Wing CAC Representative.) The rolling selection windows will help commanders avoid conflicts.

CAC Elections

Wing and Group Commanders can allow their CAC to elect the next year's CAC chair, vice chair and recorder. Simply forward your CAC the list of candidates you receive from CP, and have them return their election results before the end of your window.

Term Limits

Cadets can only serve a total of 36 months at any one echelon of CAC. It's pretty uncommon for cadets to serve this long at one echelon, and we capture previous service in the application process for you.

Mid-Term Appointments

Some positions may still be open at the beginning of the CAC term (1 Oct), or some may come open during the CAC term. The wing-wide application process is only open during the annual term-change process. Outside of the 1 July - 31 July application window, commanders can still seek and hire applicants for vacant positions, but will have to do so directly themselves.

Commander's Prerogative

This process isn't meant to limit a commander's prerogative for appointing cadets to CAC. While we strongly encourage commanders to select cadets from the applicant list we send them inside their windows, commanders have the authority to appoint any cadet they see fit. Additionally, commanders have the authority to fill, vacate, or replace any of these assignments at any time.