First Stripe

When a cadet joins the Civil Air Patrol they have the grade of "Basic" or no stripes.

The first stripe that can be earned is called the Curry Achievement and is the grade of Airman.

 

HOW TO EARN YOUR FIRST STRIPE AS A CADET

1.  Pre-Requisite: Be a current CAP cadet, as shown in eServices.
                           Possess a CAP uniform and wear it properly.
                           Be capable of reciting the Cadet Oath from memory 
                           (see R52-16 paragraph 5-2 and 1-3).

2.  Leadership: Pass an online test on Learn To Lead chapter 1, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies.

 

3.  Character: Participate in the Cadet Wingman Course offered at the squadron.  The goal is for new cadets to

 

understand and appreciate that the Core Values and a pro-safety attitude are essential aspects of cadet life.

4.  Activities: Participate actively

5.  Fitness: Pass the mile run, plus 2 of the 3 other events in the cadet physical fitness test, as shown below:

Males:

Age:             10        11       12       13      14      15     16     17+

Sit & Reach: 20        21       21       20      23      24     25     28

Curl Ups:      30        31       34       36      39      38     38     38

Push Ups:    10        11       12       16      18      22      24     26

Mile Run:      11.40   11.25   10.22   9.23   9.10   8.49   8.37   8.06

         

Females:

Age:             10         11       12       13         14      15       16        17+

Sit & Reach:  24        24       25       24         28      31       30        31

Curl Ups:       25        27       29       30         31      30       30        28

Push Ups:     10        10        9         9          9        11       11        12

Mile Run:       13.00   13.09   12.46   12.29   11.52   11.48   12.42   12.11

 

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Fulfilling the promotion eligibility requirements above is only half the battle. You also need to show that you have some leadership skills. Look at the goals below and once in a while ask yourself how well you're doing in those areas.
Attitude Displays a positive attitude; optimistic; enthusiastic; team-orientated

Core Values Aware of the Core Values; honest; wears uniform properly; practices customs and courtesies

Communication Skills Listens actively; attentive; asks good questions

Sense of Responsibility Follows directions; dependable; arrives ready to learn and serve; effective in managing own time

Source: http://www.capmembers.com/cadet_programs/stripes_to_diamonds/maj-gen-john-f-curry-achievement/

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