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Cadet Programs

Cadet Programs

The Cadet Programs section is the region office that is responsible for management and oversight of Cadet Program activities in the Southeast Region. Cadet Program Officers provide education and assistance to subordinate unit's cadet program activities in support of one of CAP's missions.


Functional Address:  CAP SER/CP


SER Cadet Programs is committed to assisting the 6 Wings (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico) in their administration of the cadet programs.

While there are many youth oriented programs in America today, CAP's cadet program is unique in that it uses aviation as a cornerstone. Thousands of young people from 12 years through age 21 are introduced to aviation through CAP's cadet program. The program allows young people to progress at their own pace through a 16-step program including aerospace education, leadership training, physical fitness and moral leadership. Cadets compete for academic scholarships to further their studies in fields such as engineering, science, aircraft mechanics, aerospace medicine, meteorology, as well as many others. Those cadets who earn cadet officer status may enter the Air Force as an E3 (airman first class) rather than an E1 (airman basic). 

Whatever your interests-survival training, flight training, photography, astronomy-there's a place for you in CAP's cadet program. Each year, cadets have the opportunity to participate in special activities at the local, state, regional or national level. Many cadets will have the opportunity to solo fly an airplane for the first time through a flight encampment or academy. Others will enjoy traveling abroad through the International Air Cadet Exchange Program. Still others assist at major air shows throughout the nation.

What's New?

  Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available this year to cover encampment fees, uniforms, transportation, and other costs associated with our encampment program, with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets.  This is great news and evidence of the Air Force's pride in the accomplishments of CAP cadets and enthusiasm for their future.  If a cadet wants to attend an encampment this summer, financial considerations should not be a factor holding them back.


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