Q2- I am a former cadet. What credit will I receive for achievements earned during my cadet career?
Q2: I am a former cadet. What credit will I receive for achievements earned during my cadet career?
A2: CAP Regulation 50-17 dated 4 June 2015, Chapter 9 on page 28 states:
CHAPTER 9 – SPECIAL RECOGINITION PROGRAMS
9-1. Special Recognition Programs for Prior Cadets. Achievements that were earned as a CAP cadet may be applied to fulfill Senior Member Professional Development Program credit(s). This applies to all senior members who earned certain achievements as former cadets, regardless of the dates of their cadet memberships. These achievements are explained below:
a. Credit will be awarded to former cadets based on specific accomplishments. Those members who earned the Mitchell Award and have a less than two-year break in service may receive credit for Level I completion. Members who earned the Earhart Award may receive the technician rating in the Cadet Programs Officer specialty track. Members who have earned the Eaker Award may be awarded completion of SLS, the CAP Officer Basic Course, and Level II. In addition to Level II completion, members who earned the Spaatz Award may be awarded the senior rating in the Cadet Programs Officer specialty track and the Yeager Award.
b. Official recognition of these achievements will be awarded on an individual basis. Former cadets who qualify for these awards should submit a written request, approved by their commander, to NHQ/DPR to have the member’s permanent record updated to reflect the appropriate equivalency as described above and issuance of the Yeager Award, if applicable. If completion of required cadet accomplishments is not already a part of the member’s permanent record, then supporting documentation must be attached to the request.
Remember that credit must be asked for; it is not automatically granted. If you fail to complete, or receive credit for Level I within 6 months of becoming a senior member, you will automatically be transferred to Patron Member status.
In addition to CAP Senior Member Professional Development equivalency, current Emergency Services Specialty Qualifications and earned Aeronautical and Ground Team ratings will also transfer to your senior membership status. All decorations and most service and activity ribbons will transfer. You may also wear your highest earned cadet ribbon on your senior member ribbon rack.
For additional information, consult CAPR 35-6, CAPR 39-3 and CAPR 60-3.