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Neil Armstrong Achievement

   Neil Armstrong was a Navy test pilot and NASA astronaut who became the first man to set foot on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. 

 

 

 

 

 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:  (Learn To Lead) Pass an online test on Learn To Lead chapter 8, with a grade of 80% or higher, open book.  This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies. In addition, you must write a 300-500 word essay and present a 5 to 7 minute speech to the unit on one of the topics below. A senior member will evaluate the essay and speech using these critique forms.

  • Explain why America’s aerospace power is vital to commerce, science or national security.
  • Describe leadership mistakes you have made and explain what you learned from them.
  • Explain the difference between followership and leadership.

3.   Aerospace:   No requirement.

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 25 25 26 26 28 30 30 34
Curl Ups 35 37 40 42 45 45 45 44
Push Ups  14 15 18 24 24 30 30 37
Shuttle Run 11.5 11.1 10.6 10.2 9.9 9.7 9.4  9.4
Mile Run  9.48 9.20 8.40 8.06 7.44 7.30 7.10 7.04
                 
Females Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 28 29 30 31 33 36 34 35
Curl Ups  30  32  35  37  37  36  35 24
Push Ups 13 11 11 11 11 15 12 16
Shuttle Run  12.1 11.5 11.3 11.1 11.2 11.0 10.9 11.0
Mile Run 11.22 11.17 11.05 10.23 10.06 9.58 10.31 10.22

 

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

Cadet Flight Sergeant

Cadet First Sergeant

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