Civil Air Patrol
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Cadet’s Welcome

Welcome to the Cobb County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. I am pleased that you are interested in joining our exciting program.

Please read all this information so that you have a clear understanding of the program you are considering.

If you decide that you want to become a part of our team, the first thing we recommend that you do is to visit and keep coming back! That way you can see what we do on a week-to-week basis and make a more informed decision about membership before you join. The last thing we want is for someone to join CAP who is not sure they want to be a member.

Basic Cadet Training will start with Orientation Week (also known as “Zero Week”) and continue for approximately 8 -10 weeks. More specific information on graduation and cadet uniforms will be provided during basic training.

Two weeks after the Open House, the squadron will hold “In-Processing Night” for our new members where we walk cadets and parents through the final steps of becoming a member of the Civil Air Patrol.

Prior to In-Processing Night, the online Civil Air Patrol Cadet Application must be completed on the national website. This is where you will make your cadet’s initial National dues payment of $30 for the first year.

During the In-Processing, we will review the necessary identity verification documents(IE. I-9 documents), collect your Uniform Return Agreement and Cadet Oath (in this packet) and a check for the Squadron Dues. A parent or legal guardian MUST accompany the potential cadet for the initial part of in-processing, as verification information is required from them.

As you progress and challenge yourself in Civil Air Patrol, you will learn to adapt and overcome further obstacles with teamwork, self-motivation and integrity. As you take part in this exciting process, we ask that you consider all options and your dedication level for participation with our squadron.

Semper Vigilans!

                                                            (Always Vigilant)

JOSHUA STULTZ, Maj, CAP

                                                            Deputy Commander of Cadets

Cadet Membership Eligibility

To be eligible for membership in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must be at least 12 years old and not yet 19 years old, and
  2. You must be a citizen of the United States or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States.

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