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Cadet Programs Staff


Maj. Debbie Butler-Case

Drug Demand Reduction Administrator

Col. Dennis Barron

Encampment Commander

Col. Dennis Barron

CAC Advisor - Primary


CAC Chairperson C/Capt. Natascha Harrison



The new West Virginia Department of Education "Common Ground" website can be found at http://wvde.state.wv.us/common-ground/.  This website lists information for all the different military branches including Civil Air Patrol!  Check it out soon.


Free Cadet Uniform Program


The message below is from National Headquarters Cadet Programs:

We were recently informed by our Air Force supplier that the female free cadet uniforms will be delayed until at least mid-November. CAP does not control the shipments and our Air Force partners are not able to ship without the female flight cap (which is currently delayed). For the latest information, visit http://www.cap.gov/cadets/ then click the” Cadet Uniform Program" link.


Color Guard Competition 2012

The 2012 Cadet Color Guard Competition was held at Camp Dawson, WV.  Charleston Cadet Squadron was the overall winner.  Other winners are as follows...

Fleet of Foot Award (Best Mile Run Time) = Cadet Ty Stansbury (Martinsburg)

High Scorer Award (Best Score on Written Exam) = Cadet John Dye (Martinsburg)




About the Cadet Program


What is Civil Air Patrol?

Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit volunteer organization for people ages 12 and up. It consists of three primary missions: Cadet Programs, Aerospace Education, and Emergency Services. CAP currently has 64,000 members, over 27,000 of those being cadets. Civil Air Patrol offers hundreds of opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else.

What are the Cadet Programs?

Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Program has more than 27,000 members, ages 12 to 21 (approximately 200 in the State of West Virginia ). The cadet programs are credited with teaching the importance of personal integrity, accountability, self-discipline, and respect for self and for others to the nation's youth. The cadet programs offer an immense amount of resources and activities for your children. Our goal is to instill integrity, teamwork, self-discipline, respect, initiative, and responsibility while building leadership and self-confidence in the cadets. Some of the activities offered includes: Summer Encampment, Orientation flights in CAP aircraft, National Emergency Services Academy (intense training in search and rescue techniques and missions), the International Air Cadet Exchange (cadets 17 years of age or older can apply for this activity and be selected to travel to different countries and act as ambassadors). These are but three of the many activities provided through the CAP cadet programs. The things your child could learn and accomplish in the cadet programs are simply amazing.

Why should my child be a part of the cadet programs?

CAP offers a vast amount of resources for the youth of today. Senior members work alongside the cadets, ensuring that they learning the valuable skills necessary to become a leader in today's world. Experienced cadets who are familiar with the program are there to assist the cadets in anyway they need, building in them the values and skills they learned as younger cadets, while building their own leadership skills through practice. Through CAP's cadet program your child will learn what it takes to be a dynamic and influential leader.

Where can I find a squadron near me?

The CAP National Headquarters website offers a unit locator. Select your state from the list provided or enter your zip code and it will give your the location, meeting time, and contact information.




Cadets take training in all areas of CAP.  Recently, Cadets had the opportunity to participate in CAP's Orientation Flight program, attend a model rocketry workshop, and enhance their Emergency Service skills with a weekend exercise.  Below are some pictures from those events.







Click Here to download CAC Contact Information



The Cadet Advisory Council is defined as having three main purposes: provide an organization where cadets gain leadership experience at higher organizational levels, aid the commander in monitoring and implementing the Cadet Program, and to make recommendations for improving and running the Cadet Program.

There are two CAP publications which describe the Cadet Advisory Council. The first is CAPR 52-16; Cadet Program Management. This regulation is the foundation to what a CAC can and cannot do and the general rules associated with a CAC. The other publication is the CAPP 52-19; Cadet Advisory Council Guide. This pamphlet is not a mandatory regulation but is more a resource to make CAC function more efficiently and make easier the accomplishment of a CAC's goal. The guide was mostly developed by the National Cadet Advisory Council and is an excellent resource for CAC information.

So what is a CAC? When you break it down to its simplest form, CAC is the united voice of all cadets through representatives to make suggestions and recommendations to build an even better Cadet Program for our members.

CAC Minutes

February 2012 Minutes
March 2012 Minutes
April 2012 Minutes
May 2012 Minutes
June 2012 Minutes
July 2012 Minutes
August 2012 (new board elected) Minutes
September 2012 Minutes
October 2012 Minutes
January 2013 Minutes
February 2013 Minutes
March 2013 No Meeting
April 2013 Minutes
May 2013 No Meeting
June 2013 No Meeting
July 2013 Minutes
August 2013 No Meeting
September 2013 No Meeting
October 2013 Minutes

MER CAC Minutes

January 2013 Minutes

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