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Accelerated Cadet Promotions

Standard promotions require cadets to serve a minimum time-in-grade of 56 days (8 weeks) between the last achievement to become eligible for the next achievement. 

Accelerated promotions permit cadets to serve a minimum time-in-grade of 28 days (4 weeks) between the last achievement to become eligible for the next achievement. Accelerated promotions require all other standard promotion criteria (i.e., testing, etc.) to be accomplished. 

 

Civil Air Patrol cadets may advance more rapidly if they are enrolled in, or were previously enrolled in: 

  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC)  [Middle school- or high-school level]

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)  [College-level]

  • Service Academy  [College-level]

 

Previous or current JROTC cadets:

CAP cadets may be promoted under the accelerated timeline, granted: 

  • The cadet completed at least 1 year of JROTC, in which case the acceleration may be applied through Phase 1 of the Cadet Program

  • The cadet completed at least 2 years of JROTC, in which case the acceleration may be applied through Phase 2 of the Cadet Program

  • The cadet completed at least 3 years of JROTC, in which case the acceleration may be applied through Phase 3 of the Cadet Program

  • The cadet completed at least 4 years of JROTC, in which case the acceleration may be applied through Phase 4 of the Cadet Program

NOTE:  The cadet does not need to be currently enrolled in JROTC in order for the acceleration to be applied. Previous participation in JROTC suffices. 

NOTE:  Only JROTC applies. Participation in non-JROTC organizations (BSA Scouts of America, Sea Cadets, Young Marines, etc.) is not eligible for the acceleration timeline. 

NOTE:  Any JROTC (Army, Air Force, etc.) may be applied. 

 

Service Academy attendees:

Civil Air Patrol cadets currently attending a college-level military service academy may be promoted under the accelerated timeline, granted:

  • The cadet has earned the Mitchell Award (Cadet Second Lieutenant); and,

  • The cadet has completed at least 1 semester of attendance at the service academy; and, 

  • The cadet remains a current student at the academy. 

 

ROTC cadets:

Civil Air Patrol cadets currently enrolled in a college-level ROTC program may be promoted under the accelerated timeline, granted:

  • The cadet has earned the Mitchell Award (Cadet Second Lieutenant); and,

  • The cadet has completed at least 1 semester of participation in ROTC; and, 

  • The cadet remains a current student and member of the school's ROTC program. 

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