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 a test on Leadership for the 21st Century chapter 15, with a grade of 70% or higher, closed-book.
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 70% 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:
|Sit & Reach||27||28||28||29||32||33||35||39|
|Sit & Reach||30||31||33||34||37||40||38||39|
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|
|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|
Cadet Leadership or Aerospace Education Officer
Cadet Executive Officer/Deputy Commander