(SER-GA-142) Walton County Composite Squadron
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Become a CAP CADET

Civil Air Patrol cadets participate in a year-round program that focuses on leadership, aerospace education, fitness, and character development. Cadet members advance through a series of achievements, earning honors and increased responsibilities along the way. 

Cadets are better prepared to achieve their life and career goals through the leadership skills, self-confidence, and discipline they gain as CAP members.

Cadets are not obligated to join the military. However, wearing Air Force-style uniforms, observing military customs and courtesies, and learning drill and ceremonies are important features of the cadet experience that contribute to the enjoyment. For young people considering joining the military, joining CAP will help advance a military career (by entering at a higher grade) and can help with admissions to a military academy. Nearly 10% of each freshman class at the U.S. Air Force Academy is made up of Civil Air Patrol cadets.

Civil Air Patrol’s approach weaves the organization’s core values of integrity, volunteer service, excellence, and respect into cadet training programs. Adult leaders serve as role models, but cadets plan and manage activities and take on more leadership responsibility as they progress.

Youth may remain in the cadet program until their 21st birthday. They also have the option to transition to adult membership at age 18.

How to Join

To become Walton CAP Cadet, you must:

  • Be a US resident, age 12 to 21

  • Attend a minimum of three cadet meetings

  • Fill out an application, including medical consent form and health certificate

  • Pay dues

  • Purchase uniform items (see Expenses below)

Upcoming Meetings

Walton County Composite Squadron meets every Tuesday night from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (more information can be found here on meeting dates and times).  During this time, cadets should wear a navy blue polo shirt with khaki pants and tennis shoes. 

We are located at 4365 HIGHWAY 78 Loganville, GA 30052.

Expenses

Cadet uniform and rank insignia will be provided at no cost as long as the squadron has the Cadets size available. Cadets are responsible for purchasing black boots, an ABU belt, a tan shirt and potentially a cover (hat) depending on availability.  A complete list of required uniform items and accessories is provided once the application is completed and approved. 

Other expenses will occur, such as fees and costs for special events and classes. You will be told what anticipated costs are prior to signing up for special events.

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