Cadre Applications RE-OPENED

California Wing,

I am excited to announced that applications are re-opening for those interested in serving on CTG Cadre at the 2020-2021 CAWG Encampment!

Due to the postponement of the summer encampment, we are holding a second Virtual Cadre Selection Exercise (VCSX). This is to allow cadets who did not apply for the Spring VCSX, to apply to be on Cadre at our Winter Encampment. This Fall VCSX will have the exact same timeline, evaluations, and selection criteria as the Spring VCSX.

NOTE: All applicants who applied during our spring VCSX will have their scores carried over and do not need to re-apply.

Serving on cadre is an excellent way to apply skill sets you have obtained from previous experiences and will provide you the chance to develop new ones. I encourage all cadets to review the available positions below and identify which position to apply for!

Available positions include:

  • Curriculum and Planning Officer (1)
  • Flight Commander (14-16)
  • ATS Flight Commander (2)
  • First Sergeant (4)
  • Flight Sergeant (14-16)
  • Deputy Director of Mess (2)
  • Administration Officer/NCO (2)
  • Mess Officer/NCO (12)
  • Logistics Officer/NCO (5)
  • Public Affairs Officer/NCO (5)
  • Stan/Eval Officer (1)
  • Transportation Officer/NCO (1)

For more information on these positions and their responsibilities, please see the CAWGP 60-70 via the CAWG Encampment website (under “Resources”), and please see the “Cadet Cadre” page: CAWG Encampment Website


  • Be a current CAP Cadet in good standing.
  • Previously attended Encampment as a student.
  • Familiar with the California Wing Encampment Training Handbook (CAWGP 60-70).
  • Understand Encampment related documents such as: CAPR 60-1, CAPP 60-70, CAPP 60-71, CAPP 60-33 and CAPR 39-1.

The Fall Virtual Cadre Selection Exercise Timeline :

  • Applicants will receive an acceptance packet, that contains a series of virtual evaluations for the applicant to complete. The evaluation packet will be sent to applicants on 19 August 2020 and must be completed and submitted by 4 September 2020. 
    • The Virtual evaluations and interviews will allow applicants to demonstrate their aptitude in areas such as drill, uniform wear, customs and courtesies, knowledge of pertinent cadet program manuals (especially CAWGP 60-70), and written and oral communication skills.
  • Virtual interviews, will be scheduled with the applicant between 21 August and 4 September. The interviews will take place on Microsoft Teams. 
  • All Applicants from Fall and Spring VCSX will be notified after the conclusion of this VCSX with the results of the cadre selection. Applicants who are selected for Encampment Cadre positions will be expected to attend Pre-Encampment beginning on 26 December 2020 and Encampment scheduled for 28 December – 5 January 2021.

To apply for a cadre position at the 2020-2021 CAWG Encampment and register for the Fall Virtual Cadre Selection Exercise please navigate to: CSX Application Site


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 (addressing roles and responsibilities of position and why you are the best person for the job), resume, and CAPF 60-81 signed by your squadron commander.


The deadline for submitted applications is: 2359 hrs, 15 August 2020.  There will be ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a three week window, apply now at


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 of Excellence and lead by example by completing your application as quickly as possible while also ensuring you pay close attention to detail.

NOTE: All applicants who applied during our spring VCSX will have their scores carried over and do not need to re-apply.

Please contact should you have any questions.

Best of luck to all applicants!


“Teamwork, Discipline, Success” 

C/Lt Col Rebecca A. Cherry, CAP 
Commander, The Cadet Training Group
(C) 320.260.9530 
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary