Cadre Applications NOW OPEN

Attention Cadets,
Applications to serve on cadre for the 2018 Encampment are now being accepted! Applicants will be invited to Camp San Luis Obispo from 18-20 May to demonstrate their aptitude in areas such as drill, uniform wear, customs and courtesies, knowledge of pertinent cadet program manuals (especially CAWG OI 52-16-1), and written and oral communication.


• Be a current CAP Cadet in good standing.
• Previously attended Encampment as a student.
• Be able to attend Cadre Selection Exercise (CSX) 18 – 20 May 2018.
• Familiar with the California Wing Encampment Model (The Cadet Training Group)
• Understand Encampment related documents such as: CAPR 52-16, CAPP 52-24, CAWGOI 52-16-1 (updated 2014)

*Applicants requiring special consideration should complete the online application and then email Maj Christa Cabrera, Commandant of Cadets at: Please note cadre applicants not able to attend CSX will not be able to be evaluated using the same criteria; therefore, will be considered after applicants attending CSX.
Serving on Cadre is an excellent way to apply skill sets you may have obtained from previous experiences and develop new ones. I encourage all cadets to review the available positions below and identify which position to go for!

Available positions include:

  • Administration Officer/NCO
  • Deputy Director of Mess
  • Mess Officer/NCO 
  • Logistics Officer/NCO
  • Public Affairs Officer/NCO 
  • Flight Commander 
  • ATS Flight Commander 
  • First Sergeant 
  • Flight Sergeant 
The number of cadre per position will vary based on student registration numbers. 
Applicants who are selected for Encampment Cadre positions must  attend Encampment scheduled for 30 June – 7 July 2018, as well as Pre-Encampment beginning on Wednesday, 27 June.

To apply for a cadre position at the 2018 CAWG Encampment and register for Cadre Selection Exercise held at Camp SLO on 18-20 May 2018, please navigate to:

Once at the website, pay close attention to all directions and follow them carefully. You will be expected to upload the following items: Cover letter (answering prompt found in the directions), resume, F31, F160, F161, F163 (Only if under 18).
The deadline for submitted applications is: 2359hrs, Friday, 27 April 2018.   There will be ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS!
Your cadre application evaluation begins the moment you apply. Part of the  evaluation process includes your attention to detail and ability to follow instructions. Missing information on forms, including signatures will have a negative impact on your application. Remember the core value excellence and lead by example by completing your application as quickly as possible!
 Please contact should you have any questions.
 Best of luck to all applicants!
“Teamwork, Discipline, Success”

C/Capt Peter Hockel, CAP
Commander, The Cadet Training Group
Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

Encampment Students – Register NOW



We are now accepting registrations for Encampment students (first-time attendees) and the Advanced Training Squadron (returning) for the 2018 California Wing Encampment.

The following guide has been created to outline the registration process and answer common questions you might have, please download this before beginning: Registration Guide (2018Enc)

Once you’ve downloaded and read the registration guide, use the following link to begin the registration process: APPLY NOW!

If you are applying to Encampment with a scholarship, please start the scholarship process first before registering for Encampment.  Instructions on how to register with a scholarship are provided on the first page of the registration link.

Email with any questions.

“Teamwork, Discipline, Success”

2018 Executive Cadre Applications


The Encampment Commander, Lt Col James Welliver, invites eligible cadets to apply for the following executive cadre positions for the 2018 CAWG Encampment:

  • Commander, The Cadet Training Group (CTG)
  • Deputy Commander for Operations
  • Deputy Commander for Support
  • Superintendent
  • Curriculum & Planning Officer

The executive cadre application process for the specific jobs named above will occur in two phases.  First, applicants are asked to state their intent through a cover letter and resume through an online application system.  Then, qualified applicants will be invited for a video conference interview in early February.  The deadline for application submission is FRIDAY, 26 JANUARY 2018.  Go to to submit your application.

Download the official announcement memorandum for group executive cadre positions here: Group Executive Cadre Announcement 2018


Additionally, using a different link, applications are also now being accepted for the remaining executive cadre positions along with the other key cadet cadre personnel listed below:

  • Cadet Training Squadron (CTS) Commander
  • Cadet Support Squadron (CSS) Chief of Staff
  • Advanced Training Squadron (ATS) Commander
  • Cadet Safety Officer
  • ATS Deputy Commander for Support
  • Cadet Support Directors
    • Director of Administration
    • Director of Logistics
    • Director of Mess Operations
    • Director of Public Affairs

The two-step application process will be slightly different than the other listed above.  First, applicants are asked to state their intent through a cover letter and resume through an online application system.  Next, qualified applicants will be invited for an in-person interview at Cadet Programs Conference in February.  The deadline for application submission is MONDAY, 29 JANUARY 2018.  Go to to submit your application.

Download the official announcement memorandum for squadron and executive cadre positions here: Squadron and Executive Cadre Announcement 2018


Please ensure you are using the proper link based on the position(s) you are applying for!


Questions about this announcement or the application process should be directed to the Commandant of Cadets at:  Good luck, we look forward to discussing your application.


“Teamwork, Discipline, Success”