Section 8 | Cadet Progression & Promotions
Unit Training Plan & Goals
8.1 Formal Feedback & Review Boards
CAPR 60-1, Section 5.7 requires that cadets a CAP Form Series 60-90 Cadet Leadership Feedback at least once per phase.
Traditionally, under squadron standard operating procedure, the CAPF 60-90 is provided in conjunction with an In-Person Review Board (IPRB) during which the cadet will wear the Service Uniform (or Service Dress, if applicable) and sit with a review board of Cadre and superior Cadet Staff members to discuss the cadet's eligibility and readiness for promotion. IPRBs are generally conducted for:
Cadet Staff Sergeant (Wright Brothers Award)
Cadet Second Lieutenant (Mitchell Award)
Cadet Captain (Earhart Award)
Cadet Lieutenant Colonel (Eaker Award)
NOTE: IPRBs are preferred to be conducted via a face-to-face meeting; however, they may be conducted via virtual means (i.e., web conferencing) as needed to accommodate schedule conflcits.
8.2 Informal Feedback
An informal feedback session is traditionally held for non-milestone achievements during which the cadet's staff duty is discussed to review their completion of assigned tasks and other responsibilities related to the cadet's staff role commensurate with their grade (rank). Informal feedback sessions are not generally accompanied by a CAPF 60-90 unless the cadet is expected to be sustained in grade. Informal feedback sessions are generally conducted for:
Cadet Master Sergeant
Cadet Major (Achievement 14)
Each cadet promotion requires that a review board be convened to determine the cadet's preparedness for promotion to grades not typically requiring an IPRB or informal feedback session. In such cases, these boards typically consist of Cadre members who interview the cadet's superior(s) to assess the cadet's readiness for advancement. The cadet is not present; and the review board discusses the cadet informally to make their recommendation for promotion.
It is best practice a cadet's review board does not include an individual who is a family member or close friend of the cadet to avoid any impartiality in the review process. The review board should also not include a cadet who is not two grades of the promoting cadet (e.g., a cadet attempting to promote to cadet staff sergeant should only have cadet master sergeants or higher on the reviewing panel; a cadet technical sergeant should not review a cadet senior airman who is attempting to promote to cadet staff sergeant).