Cadets - Cadet Basic Training (CBT) Program



CADET BASIC TRAINING PROGRAM


This page is intended for our new cadets going through the Cadet Basic Training Program (Tango Flight).

Below you will find the CBT 8-week schedule for promotion to Cadet Airman. Remember that if you need help with anything, you are to contact the Tango Flight Sergeant first, then the Flight Commander.

 

WEEK 1
TOPICS COVERED:

  • CBT Binder & Materials
  • CBT Overview
  • Customs and Courtesies
  • Drill and Ceremonies Lab 1

HOMEWORK:

  • Practice drill at home for at least 10 minutes per day
  • Start gathering your uniform items
  • Begin exercising daily so you can pass your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • Read Chapter 1 in Learn to Lead (Your Leadership Textbook)
    • From your CBT binder: Welcome Memo, Making a Commitment, Cadet Basic Training Schedule, Customs and Courtesies, Drill and Ceremonies

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WEEK 2
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Chain of Command/ Grade Insignia
  • Leadership Activity
  • Drill and Ceremonies Lab 2
  • Wear of the CAP Uniform

HOMEWORK:

  • Practice drill at home for at least 10 minutes per day
  • Continue gathering your uniform items and order all accessories online (www.vanguardmil.com)
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • Re-read Chapter 1 in "Learn to Lead" (Your Leadership Textbook)
    • From your CBT binder: Chain of Command, Grade Insignia, CAP Uniforms, CAP’s Missions

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WEEK 3
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Drill and Ceremonies Lab 3
  • Chain of Command Quiz (Squadron Level)
  • Memory Work
  • Organization of CAP

HOMEWORK:

  • Practice drill at home for at least 10 minutes per day
  • Continue gathering your uniform items and order all accessories online (www.vanguardmil.com)
  • Study the procedures for reporting to an officer indoors
  • Study the procedures for requesting permission to fall into a flight
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • Re-read Chapter 1 in "Learn to Lead" (Your Leadership Textbook), and take notes this time
    • From your CBT binder: Memory Work, Organization of CAP, CAP-USAF Relationship, CAP History, Cadet Protection Policy

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WEEK 4
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Drill and Ceremonies Lab 4
  • Character Development: The Wingman Course
  • Memory Work

HOMEWORK:

  • Study your Cadet Oath and Cadet Honor Code for the memory work quiz next week
  • Take the Learn to Lead Practice test found in your binder
  • Practice drill at home for at least 10 minutes per day
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • From your CBT binder: Core Values, Cadet Physical Fitness Test, Professional Correspondence

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WEEK 5
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Followership
  • Memory Work Quiz (Cadet Oath & Cadet Honor Code
  • Cadet Progression and Leadership Feedback & Expectations
  • Pre-test Jeopardy Game
  • Drill and Ceremonies Lab 5

HOMEWORK:

  • Study for your Leadership Chapter 1 test
  • Practice drill for 15 minutes a day this week so you are prepared for your drill test
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • From your CBT binder: Followership, The Cadet Super Chart (including attached diagram), CAPF 50-1 Attachment

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WEEK 6
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Leadership Chapter 1 Exam Study Session / Q & A
  • Memory Work (practice reciting the Cadet Oath, Honor Code)
  • Uniform Lab

HOMEWORK:

  • Determine what you need in order to graduate and email the list to your Flight Sergeant (Use your Cadet Agreement as a guide)
  • Practice drill for 15 minutes a day this week so you are prepared for your drill test
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • From your CBT binder: Squadron 44 Policies and Procedures, Squadron 44 Patch

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WEEK 7
TOPICS COVERED:

  • Practice customs and courtesies (reporting in to a flight, reporting in to an officer, greeting officers, NCOs, senior members, etc.)
  • Make up any necessary requirements in order to promote next week and go over details for the Saturday Training Day

HOMEWORK:

  • Prepare for graduation next Monday by ironing your uniform, polishing your boots/shoes, and getting a haircut if necessary. Inform your parents that they are invited to attend the graduation ceremony next Monday.
  • Practice drill for 15 minutes a day this week so you are prepared for your drill test
  • Continue exercising daily to prepare for your PT Test
  • Reading Assignments:
    • Study for your Leadership Chapter 1 Test on Saturday

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SATURDAY FIELD TRAINING DAY

  • Introduction to Fitness and the CPFT
  • Cadet Physical Fitness Test
  • Uniform Lab
  • Drill Test
  • Recite Cadet Oath from Memory
  • Leadership Chapter 1 Written Exam (study, test, scoring)
  • Promotion Review Board (PRB) / Leadership Feedback

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