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Eddie Rickenbacker Achievement

   During his time with the 94th Aero "Hat in the Ring" Squadron in WWII, Eddie Rickenbacker earned nearly every decoration possible, including the Medal of Honor.  The first "Ace of Aces" lead his squadron in several important engagements against the German ace Baron Manfred von Ricthofen, "The Red Baron."

 

 

 

 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:  Pass an online test on Learn To Lead chapter 4, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book.  This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies.

3.   Aerospace:   Pass a test on one of the Aerospace Dimensions modules, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book.  

4.   Character:   Participate in a character development forum

5.   Activities:   Participate actively

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 22 23 23 23 25 27 27 31
Curl Ups 32 34 37 39 41 41 40 40
Push Ups  11 12 14 18 20 25 26 30
Shuttle Run 12.0 11.5 11.0 10.6 10.2 10.0 9.7  9.6
Mile Run  10.58 10.25 9.40 8.54 8.30 8.08 7.53 7.35
                 
Females Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 26 26 27 27 30 32 32 33
Curl Ups  27  29  31  33  34  32  32 30
Push Ups 10 11 10 10 10 12 13 14
Shuttle Run  12.6 12.1 11.7 11.5 11.6 11.4 11.4 11.3
Mile Run  12.08 12.21 12.01 11.40 11.10 11.00 11.24 11.20

 

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   Maintains a positive attitude and encourages good attitudes in others;
    does not flaunt rank or authority
     
Core
Values
  Displays a commitment to the Core Values; promotes team spirit, professionalism, and good sportsmanship as a team leader
     
Communication
Skills
  Proficient in informal public speaking (i.e., in giving directions to and training junior cadets)
     
Sense of
Responsibility
  Enforces standards; trustworthy in supervising a small team and leading them in fulfillment of a series of simple tasks; given a plan, is able to carry it out
     
Interpersonal
Skills
  Guides and coaches junior cadets; recognizes when junior cadets need help; leads by example; is not a “boss”
     
Critical
Thinking
  Not applicable
     
Delegation
Skills
  Not applicable



TYPICAL DUTIES

Element Leader

Cadet Flight Sergeant

Cadet First Sergeant

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