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Achievement 16 "Cadet Commander"

HOW TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION

1.   Pre-Requisite:  Be a current CAP cadet, as shown in eServices.
                                   Possess a CAP uniform and wear it properly.
                                   Be capable of reciting the Cadet Oath from memory 
                                   (see R52-16 paragraph 5-2 and 1-3).

2.   Leadership:  Complete the Staff Duty Analysis outlined in Pamphlet 52-14.

Pass an online test on Learn To Lead chapter 16, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. This test includes multiple-choice questions and has a 30-minute time limit.

3.   Aerospace:   Pass a test on a 3-chapter block of Aerospace: Journey of Flight,
with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book.
 
CAP Test 63 Corresponding Module in Study chapters in
Test Number Aerospace Dimensions Aerospace: The Journey of Flight
1 1 – Introduction to Flight 1, 7, 8
2 2 – Aircraft Systems & Airports 2, 9, 10
3 3 – Air Environment 3, 18, 19
4 4 – Rockets 4, 21, 23
5 5 – Space Environment 5, 24, 25
6 6 – Spacecraft 6, 26, 27
     
Cadets must complete one test during each of the following achievements: 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, and 16, for a total of six tests during Phases III and IV. Cadets may take the tests in any order, passing a different test for each achievement. If possible, cadets should study the Aerospace: The Journey of Flight chapters that most closely match the Aerospace Dimensions module being studied by the cadets they are mentoring or instructing. Some chapters in Aerospace: The Journey of Flight (11-17, 20, 22) are not included in the course of study for cadets. Phase III and IV aerospace tests are open-book.

4.   Character:   Participate in a character development forum

5.   Activities:   Participate & mentor as outlined in Pamphlet 52-15, the Cadet Staff Handbook

6.   Fitness:  Pass the mile run or shuttle run, plus 2 of the 3 other events in the cadet physical fitness test, as shown below:

Males Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 27 28 28 29 32 33 35 39
Curl Ups 40 42 46 48 51 52 50 49
Push Ups  19 22 25 32 34 37 38 46
Shuttle Run 10.9 10.5 10.2 9.9 9.5 9.3 9.0  9.0
Mile Run  8.40 8.20 7.55 7.25 6.59 6.51 6.38 6.35
                 
Females Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 30 31 33 34 37 40 38 39
Curl Ups  35  38  40  41 42  42  40 39
Push Ups 16 16 16 17 17 18 20 22
Shuttle Run  11.5 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.5 10.5 10.5
Mile Run  10.28 10.10 9.48 9.15 8.58 8.58 9.12 9.14

 

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Fulfilling the promotion eligibility requirements above is only half the battle. You also need to show that you have some leadership skills. Look at the goals below and once in a while ask yourself how well you're doing in those areas.
 

Attitude   Resilient; shows mental discipline in working to achieve long-term goals;
    welcoming of change; has habit of continual self-improvement
     
Core
  Uses empathy; recognizes how Core Values relate to new and unfamiliar
Values   situations; makes sound and timely decisions independently
     
Communication
  Articulate; succinct; persuasive; varies message to fit audience; proficient in
Skills   explaining complex issues
     
Sense of
  Completes large projects with little supervision; follows and sets a command
Responsibility   intent; self-starter
     
Interpersonal
  Actively develops and mentors cadet officers; adapts leadership style to fit
Skills   situation; calm under pressure
     
Critical
  Sets long-term goals for the unit; imaginative and visionary; recognizes
Thinking   unit’s long-term needs; mentally agile when faced with unfamiliar problems
     
Delegation
  Directs multiple teams and manages multiple tasks; assigns people to right
Skills   jobs; delegates well and enables others to take charge



TYPICAL DUTIES

Cadet Leadership or Aerospace Education Officer

Cadet Executive Officer/Deputy Commander

Cadet Commander

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