Cadre applications are now open, and are scheduled to close 7 March 2024. Please read below to learn how to apply.
1. Cadet Cadre applications for the below positions at Cascade Falcon XXVII are now open. Please note application deadlines and selection announcements below. Please pay attention to the dates for submission. Pre-Encampment for Cadre is 27 June - 29 June 2024. Students will arrive for Cascade Falcon 30 June - 7 July 2024. Please note:
a. All cadets selected for a cadre position must be ICUT certified by the start of pre-encampment.
b. Applicants must be a C/SrA at time of application, with intentions of being promoted to C/SSgt by 31 March 2024. If potential applicants cannot meet the required cadet grade, encampment leadership encourages them to attend Cascade Falcon’s XXVII Advanced Training Squadron as a student.
2. Applications for all positions close at 2359hrs on 7 March 2024. This year’s application process will include two selection phases. The first will include reviewing resumes, cover letters, and general cadet knowledge. Once applications are received, cadets that move forward to phase two will be given
instructions regarding selection day, 16 March 2024, where the second phase will occur. Positions we will be filling are the following:
a. Cadet First Sergeant - Basic Encampment (C/MSgt – C/CMSgt)
b. Cadet First Sergeant - Advanced Training Squadron (C/MSgt - C/CMSgt)
c. Cadet Flight Commander - Basic Encampment (C/2d Lt - C/Capt)
d. Flight Commander - Advanced Training Squadron (C/2d Lt - C/Capt)
e. Cadet Flight Sergeant (C/TSgt – C/CMSgt)
f. Cadet Public Affairs (C/SSgt - C/Col)
g. Cadet Dining Facilities (C/SSgt - C/Col)
h. Cadet Logistics (C/SSgt - C/Col)
i. Cadet General Operations Support Team (C/SSgt - C/Col)
NOTE: Cadet Officers applying for a position in Mission Support Flight will automatically be considered for the Cadet Officer In Charge position.
3. First: Please follow this link and fill out the Web Form Please be prepared to attach your cover letter and resume to your application. Your cover letter should address the following:
a. What position(s) you are applying for. If applying for multiple positions, please list positions in order of preference. Please limit your desired positions to 3.
b. Why you want the position(s).
c. Why you believe you are qualified for the position(s).
d. What you wish to accomplish by serving in the position(s).
Attachments must be saved in pdf format. Please confirm the format of your attachments prior to uploading.
Attachments should be titled: Last Name First initial-Cover Letter (or Resume).
E.G: MagnanK-Cover Letter or MagnanK-Resume
4. Second: please forward written approval from your squadron commander that they support your desire to apply and serve as cadre at Cascade Falcon XXVII. This approval must be forwarded to email@example.com by 2359 hours on 7 March 2024.
a. Note to squadron commanders: a letter of recommendation is not necessary; encampment leadership is looking for whether you support the applicant’s desire to serve at Cascade Falcon.This should be a simple yes/no answer. Written support via email is sufficient. The email can be sent directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please indicate which cadet(s) you are supporting to apply.
b. Note to applicants: if squadron commander approval is not provided by the application deadline, you may not be considered for the position(s) you are applying for. Please ensure your application is complete prior to the deadline. Encampment leadership is not responsible for garnering your squadron commander’s approval.
5. Position Descriptions:
Cadet First Sergeant - Basic Encampment: The First Sergeants are responsible for ensuring that the NCOs of the squadron are familiar with their duties and responsibilities, and ensuring that standards of discipline and proficiency are being met by students and cadre NCOs. The First Sergeant interfaces with students primarily when extra recognition, encouragement, or counseling are warranted, and are constantly vigilant of their charges’ morale, and welfare. Duties and responsibilities include: maintaining and reinforcing the ideals and performance of the NCOs as outlined in the Cadet Leadership Manuals, conducting drill and ceremonies IAW CAP Drill and Ceremonies Pamphlet CAPP 60-33, and conducting the physical fitness program for the
Cadet First Sergeant - Advanced Training Squadron (ATS): The ATS First Sergeant is responsible for mentoring ATS students in the duties and responsibilities of NCOs and ensuring that standards of discipline and proficiency are being met by students. The First Sergeant works with the ATS Flight Commanders to provide the NCO support channel to students and advise the Cadet ATS Commander on situations when extra recognition, encouragement, or counseling are warranted, and is constantly vigilant of their charges’ morale, and welfare. Duties and responsibilities include: safeguarding ATS facilities and property, monitoring safety requirements, maintaining and reinforcing the ideals and performance of the NCOs as outlined in the Cadet Leadership Manuals, conducting drill and ceremonies IAW CAP Drill and Ceremonies Pamphlet CAPP 60-33, and conducting and instruction of the physical fitness program for the squadron.
Cadet Flight Commander - Basic Encampment: The Flight Commanders are responsible for the implementation of encampment training at the flight level. The Flight Commander reports to their Squadron Commander. Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): ensuring the flight reaches daily training goals, planning flight time effectively, mentoring their Flight Sergeant, motivating their flight, and advanced mentoring of students. Flight Commanders are expected to track their students’ individual and team progression in relation to daily training objectives, and to coordinate and adjust their training plan accordingly. They must be constantly mindful of the well-being of the cadets in their charge.
Cadet Flight Commander - Advanced Training Squadron (ATS): The ATS Flight Commanders are responsible for the implementation of the Advanced Training Squadron Curriculum at the flight level. The ATS Flight Commander reports to the Cadet ATS Commander. Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): ensuring the flight reaches daily training goals, planning flight time effectively, direct mentoring and instruction of ATS students in the development of leadership skills. As ATS flights do not have cadre flight sergeants, the ATS Flight Commander directly mentors students serving in this role during the week, providing motivation and coaching. ATS Flight Commanders are expected to track their students’ individual and team progression in relation to daily training objectives, and to coordinate and adjust accordingly. They must be constantly mindful of the well-being of the cadets in their charge.
Cadet Flight Sergeant – The Flight Sergeant is the NCO tasked with assisting the Flight Commander in carrying out the instruction and training of the flight. The Flight Sergeant will be the primary and most frequent contact/trainer of the flight students. The Flight Sergeant is responsible for the mentoring of their students in military courtesy, personal conduct, drill & ceremonies, Esprit-de-corps of the flight, and the development of teamwork, and the management of daily student life. The Flight Sergeant reports directly to the Flight Commander, and also interfaces closely with their First Sergeant.
Dining Facilities (DFAC) – Reports to the Cadet Mission Support Group Commander and the Senior Member Dining Facilities Officer. The DFAC cadre will prepare and serve all meals for Cascade Falcon attendees. This role is demanding, physically challenging and often entails long hours but strong esprit de corps and fun. Previous dining experience not required.
Public Affairs (PA) – Reports to the Cadet Mission Support Group Commander. The Public Affairs Cadre records the encampment as it progresses via photos, video, and works with the Senior Public Affairs Officer to oversee the annual, daily newsletters, and the encampment video. Must be organized, technologically proficient, motivated to excel, and have attention to detail. Proficiency with online file sharing and digital tools is preferred. Please list in your cover letter what type of camera you have - owning your own equipment is helpful but not a requirement.
Logistics – Reports to the Cadet Mission Support Group Commander. The Logistics Cadre prepares for, sets up, and breaks down equipment in a timely manner to assist with successful encampment operations. Logistics is also responsible for equipment distribution, maintaining inventory, and will aid in resource allocation. The Logistics Cadre will work with the Senior Logistics Officer to accomplish set tasks.
General Operations Support Team (GOST) – Reporting to the Cadet Mission Support Group Commander, the General Operations Support Team will assist Administration, Transportation, Communications, and IT. This team is vital to keeping the day to day operations of encampment functioning. This team will assist with student in-processing, conducting daily vehicle safety checks, assisting class instructors with setting up teaching technology, handling other administrative tasks, and assisting Communications with radios. This team may also be tasked with specific projects assigned from the Commandant of Cadets. Proficiency in a computer environment is not required, but would be helpful.
6. Please contact the Cascade Falcon XXVI Cadet Commander, C/Capt Kaier Magnan, with any questions at: email@example.com
CPPT-Cadet Protection Program Training
Cadets over 18 (or will turn 18 during encampment) must complete Cadet Protection Program Basic Course before attending encampment. You can find instructions on how to do that here.
Cadre Pre-Encampment begins on 27 June 2024 at 1000 hours. Please arrive in ABU's if possible and do not arrive more then 30 minutes early.
Cadre release will be 1600 on 7 July 2024 - this time is subject to change based on how quickly the equipment and facility check-in (cleaning) process is completed.
Plan your transportation accordingly! Do not assume CAP will provide any transportation, contact your unit or fellow cadre for any available car/van pool options.
Cadre packing list is available here. Note: it is identical to the student list with additional items noted on the bottom for cadre.