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Cadet Competition

The 2018 Washington Wing Cadet Competition will be on Saturday, 24 Mar 2018
Location: WAWG HQ, 1155 Barnes BLVD, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Cost per participant: None
Time: 0730-1830
Activity Staff:

Activity Director - Maj Gedaliah Scharold

Deputy for Operations - Capt Ramir Villaluz

Registrar/Finance - Lt Col Keith Weber

Staff Positions available:

Marshal(s). Each competitive event is managed by a marshal, a senior member who explains the event rules to the judges, briefs the teams on the conditions of the various events, calls the teams to the field, and generally keeps a given event on schedule. The deputy for operations may appoint several marshals. 5. NCC Staff Organization 8 CAPP 52-4 February 2015 

Event Judges. The activity director appoints senior members and other adults possessing special expertise to serve as event judges. No one who is affiliated with a squadron or wing that is competing at NCC may serve as a judge. 

Deputy Director for Support. The chief administrative officer of the NCC program, this individual directs the registrar, finance, logistics, public affairs, and scorekeeping functions through a team of staff officers.

Cadet Operations Assistant(s). A team of approximately ten cadet operations assistants sets-up drill fields, prepares competition equipment, serves as runners, pre-stages teams, wrangles spectators, and provides other support as needed. 

Co-Scorekeepers. Two senior members serve as co-scorekeepers, maintaining all completed scorecards and tabulating rank orders from raw scores. 

Safety. Reporting directly to the activity director, the safety officer leads NCC’s administrative, planning, monitoring, education, and reporting functions as they relate to the CAP safety program. CAPP 52-24, Cadet Encampment Guide, part 3, provides practical guidance on ensuring the safety of participants and attendees at high-tempo cadet activities. A health services officer may assist with the safety program. 

Chaplain. A chaplain, possibly assisted by one or more associate chaplains, provides a ministry of presence and serves as a resource supporting the moral and spiritual welfare of all NCC participants, staff, and attendees. Everyone is free to seek the chaplain’s support at any time.
1. Forms required for participation: CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, CAPF 163 (Cadets Only) - (due at sign-in on 24MAR18)

2. There is NO cost for participants (both staff and competitors), breakfast and lunch will not be provided

Each squadron may field one team, which must consist of a minimum of the following:

6 x Cadets (must have completed achievement 1)
2 x Senior members or Cadet Sponsor Members (must have completed CPP).

Packing/Equipment List:

Each Team is responsible for providing the following:

1 x American Flag

1 x Squadron Flag

2 x Parade Rifles

1 x Iron and ironing board

Individual Packing List (competitor-focused):

Uniform Items:
Note - 
Senior Members may wear the Corporate Uniform (polo or aviator shirt) in lieu of the AF Blue Service Uniform

- 1 Short Sleeve AF Blue Shirt / Blouse

- 1 Pair AF Blue Pants

- 1 Set of Ribbons

- 1 Blue CAP Cadet nameplate

- 1 AF Blue Enlisted Flight Cap with Hat Device (or rank for Cadet Officers)

- 2 White V-neck T-shirts (male)

- 1 AF blue belt with silver buckle

- 1 pair low quarter shoes (well broken in and shined)

- 2 pair black socks (dress socks not boot socks)

- 1 set military shirt garters

- Tie (either four-in-hand or clip-on, with tie tack for males, or tie tab for females)

- 1 x White Color Guard Shoulder Cord (required for each competitor)

Non-uniform clothing:

- 3 sets of underwear

- 2 bras (Female)

- 1 sports bra (Female)

- 2 pairs athletic socks

- 1 pair running shoes (well broken in)

- 1 pair navy blue only athletic shorts)

- 1 black t-shirt (plain or CAP activity-related)

- 1 set of long-sleeve sweatshirt and sweatpants (preferred gray, black, or blue)

- 1 raincoat or poncho (black or dark blue)

Additional Required Items:

- Current Membership Card

- CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, CAPF 163

- Notebook and pens

- Shoeshine kit with black polish

Ascots, helmets, bloused boots, leggings, service caps, and service coats will not be worn.


For those of you unfamiliar with Cadet Competition, below is an excerpt from CAPP 52-4, the National Cadet Competition Curriculum Guide (additional details on Cadet Competition can be found within the CAPP):

a.. Mission. The CAP National Cadet Competition program showcases the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the squadron level, and new areas of learning that are important to America. 

b. Vision. Squadrons and individual cadets motivated to excel in all facets of the CAP Cadet Program. 

c. Program Goals. To achieve its mission and vision, the NCC program pursues the following goals:

(1) Promote excellence in squadron-level cadet programs. NCC’s contribution in this goal area is measured in two ways. First, total cadet participation, system-wide, is measured year-to-year, using the 2010 data set as the initial baseline. Second, the average annualized cadet promotion rate for participating squadrons will be compared with the non-participating squadrons’ average. 

(2) Promote individual excellence and learning in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character. This is measured through end-of-activity self and peer assessments, with a goal of achieving an average score of 4.0 or better out of 5.0. 

(3) Showcase today’s cadets as tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. This public relations goal is measured quantitatively through media mentions and impressions, year-to-year, and qualitatively through partnerships maintained or strengthened with aerospace industry, senior military officials, educational leaders, and other natural stakeholders. 

(4) Achieve ever-increasing programmatic efficiency and return on investment. This goal is measured in terms of the budget performance for appropriated and corporate funds expended at the national level, and through feedback from teams and the NCC staff’s after action reports

If you are interested in serving on staff at Cadet Competition, or if you represent your Squadron and your squadron would like to field a team to Cadet Competition, please let me know NLT 01MAR18. As with all Cadet-centric activities, this is interest-based. Wing will need at least 3 x teams to participate in order for the activity to be successful. There will be a maximum of 5 x teams allowed to compete in this event.