Civil Air Patrol Hazleton Composite Squadron 203

Semper Oriens

CADET SQUADRON POLICY

  • Weekly Meetings
    • Cadets are expected to arrive for weekly squadron meetings no later then 1815
    • Cadets who are going to be late for a weekly squadron meeting are to contact their Flight Commander ASAP to ensure accountability
    • All cadets are required to bring the following to all meetings:
      • Uniform of the night
      • Pen/pencil
      • Notebook
      • CAP binder with Leadership and Aerospace textbooks
      • CAP ID
      • 24 hour/Day Gear (ES meeting only)
      • Hydration
    • The meeting schedule will be created on a quarterly basis, and will be completed and approved one month prior to the start of the quarter.
    • The meeting schedule will be posted on the squadron website prior to the start of the quarter, and will be posted on the door to the staff room prior to the start of the meeting
    • It is the Flight Commanders responsibility to keep their flight on time with the schedule
    • The monthly schedule template can be found as the first attached document.
    • If there is a fifth meeting of the month, it will be utilized as a staff training meeting.  Staff will arrive by 1815 in civilian clothing.  NON STAFF ARE NOT TO ATTEND THE FIFTH MEETING OF THE MONTH without invitation of the Cadet Commander.

 

  • Contact Policy
    • Cadets are to contact their Flight Commanders by 2000 Wednesday night before the weekly squadron meeting.
      • A second offense of lack of contact is grounds for a 341 for discrepancy.
    • The Flight Commanders are to contact the First Sergeant with reported cadet attendance by 1600 Thursday afternoon.

 

  • Classroom Policy
    • Cadets are expected to actively participate and pay attention during all classes.
    • Cadets are expected to take notes unless otherwise directed by the instructor.
    • At least one C/NCO is required to sit in on each class.

 

  • Uniforms
    • The Cadet Uniforms will be defined as following:
    • BDU
      • BDU blouse, pressed, collar lying flat, sleeves either properly rolled or creased, patches not creased
        • Sleeves will be rolled up only during the summer months
        • Sleeves will change as the time changes in spring and fall
      • BDU pants, pressed, creased
      • Black Combat, jump, or jungle boots, shined
      • BDU Cover, Officers will wear sewn on grade insignia
      • Insignia, highly polished OR officers grade patch
      • Wing, squadron, name, and CAP patch
      • Blue BDU belt, black open faced buckle
      • Plain black crew neck T-shirt
        • Squadron t-shirts are NOT permitted under BDUs
    • Class A
      • Light Blue shirt, pressed, collar lying flat
      • Tie
      • Trousers, creased
      • Blazer
      • Ribbons, all or none
      • Name plate
      • Insignia, highly polished OR CAP cut out and officer shoulder boards
      • Blue belt, silver buckle, silver tip
      • Black dress shoes, highly polished
      • Black dress socks
    • Class B
      • Same as class A except for the following:
        • No blazer
        • Long sleeved blue shirt
    • Class C
      • Same as class A except for the following:
        • No tie
        • No blazer
        • Short sleeved blue shirt
    • PTU
      • Black squadron T-shirt OR plain black crew neck T-shirt
        • Any black CAP crew neck t-shirts (Ex: CTS echelon staff) are allowed
      • Black based gym shorts
        • Must be no more then two inches below the knee, and cannot come higher than the hand when standing at Attention
      • BDU cover
        • Covers do not need to be worn during PT
      • HYDRATION
      • Uniform Inspections will be held every meeting after opening formation
      • The uniform scorecard can be found as the second attachment.
      • Staff members who score “needs improvement” on a uniform scorecard will NOT be allowed to interact with cadets.

 

 

·         Flights

o   Bravo

§  Cadets will enter Squadron 203 in Bravo Flight

§  Training will focus on teamwork, basics of cadet life, and followership

§  Cadets should be able to recite, verbatim, all of the following:  The Cadet Oath, The Honor Code, The Civil Air Patrol Motto, and the Squadron 203 Motto

§  Cadets will be expected to have the Seven Basic Responses memorized, and use them whenever addressing a staff member

o   Alpha

§  Training will focus on basics of leadership, team building, and training for advancement into the Sergeant Ranks, as well as commanding a flight in basic drill movements.

§  After cadets attain the rank of C/A1C, they will be eligible to test for entry into Alpha Flight.

§  In order to enter into Alpha Flight, cadets must pass a promotion board consisting of C/AFCC, C/1Sgt, C/CC, and DCC.

§  To pass the board, the cadet must be able to recite verbatim all of the general knowledge required for Bravo Flight.

§  The cadet must be able to perform all of the following drill movements:  Left FACE, About FACE, Present ARMS, Order ARMS, Hand SALUTE, Forward MARCH, Flight HALT, Column right MARCH, Right flank MARCH, To the rear MARCH.

§  Cadets from Alpha Flight are expected to act as positive role models for Bravo Flight.  Any Cadet thought to negatively influence other cadets, abuse leadership positions given to them, or violate other CAP regulations will have a counseling session with the Cadet Commander or an echelon staff member, the Flight Commander, and the Deputy Commander of Cadets or Squadron Commander.  This may result in the Cadet being removed from Alpha Flight, and placed into Bravo Flight

 

·         341s

o   Cadets are required to carry at least 2 form 341s with them at all times while in any uniform

§  Cadets are not required to bring 341s to PT

o   341s for discrepancy may be received for any infraction of National Regulation or Squadron Policy.  Examples of infractions include but are not limited to:

§  Repeated Lack of Customs and/or Courtesies

§  Disrespect of any Line or Staff Officer

§  Disregard of any Reasonable Order

§  Lack of Knowledge of required General Knowledge

o   341s for Excellence may be awarded for going beyond what is expected of a Cadet.  Examples of this conduct include:

§  Knowledge beyond that which is required of a Cadet

§  A great deal of personal or moral leadership, beyond that which a cadet of that rank is required to display

o   341s will be reviewed on all form 50s

§  Form 50s will be completed on each cadet by their direct supervisor prior to all promotions. 341s will be evaluated before a cadet is promoted or given a staff position

Monthly Schedule

Thursday, Oct 12 at 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 19 at 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Oct 26 at 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday, Nov 2 at 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

Just a thought...

"I have not failed, I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

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