Cadet Leadership Texts and Tests:
Cadet Leadership training utilizes several texts that cover 16 chapters.
Cadet Staff Handbook (includes Staff Duty Position descriptions and guidance).
Key Things To Memorize.
All cadets must know the Cadet Memory Items. You have to recite them from memory as part of your testing for your first promotion and beyond.
Respect on Display:
How and Why CAP Practices Air Force-Style Customs and Courtesies.
Basics of saluting, coming to attention, the place of honor, reporting, the pledge, introductions, manners of address, etc.
Drill and Ceremony:
Best Practice: First, look up and print off the drill test that you require for your next promotion. Second, review the items that you will be tested on. Third, study the maneuvers you are responsible for learning in CAPP 60-33. Fourth, practice the maneuvers multiple times ensuring you know each command and the drill maneuver associated with the command, and are able to successfully complete the maneuver as cleanly and as crisply as possible. Fifth, if you need assistance, ask for help from your Cadet Leaders. Sixth, when you are ready to test, schedule a drill test using the link below. Don’t forget to print your drill test form and bring it with you to your assigned testing date.
Drill and Ceremonies Tests:
(This tells you exactly what you will be tested on.)
CAPP 60-33: CAP Drill and Ceremonies Instruction Pamphlet:
(This is your study guide for how to perform maneuvers on your Drill Test.)
Request a Drill Test:
Cadets must make a request for a drill test in advance to be scheduled. The cadet is responsible for studying the applicable sections of the drill manual, practice drill maneuvers, and request assistance as needed.
Cadet is responsible for printing and bringing the drill test sheet to the scheduled drill test.
Other Drill and Ceremonies Resources:
Crisp precision and moving with purpose are important foundations of drill and marching. Here are some great video resources that can help you learn Drill and Ceremony Maneuvers. The only way to improve your Drill technique is to practice it frequently.
FORMING AND SIZING THE FLIGHT
OPEN RANKS INSPECTION (ORI)
FORMING THE FLIGHT (FALL IN):
SIZING THE FLIGHT:
OPEN RANKS INSPECTION (ORI):
THE SALUTE (PRESENT ARMS / ORDER ARMS):
“FACING” MOVEMENTS (LEFT, RIGHT, ABOUT, HALF):
DRESS RIGHT, DRESS / READY FRONT:
FALL OUT VERSES DISMISSED:
PREPARING FOR TRANSIT
BASIC MARCHING TERMINOLOGY:
BEGINNING TO MARCH (FLIGHT TRANSIT):
MARK TIME MARCH:
HALF STEP MARCH:
DOUBLE TIME MARCH:
CHANGE STEP MARCH:
RIGHT / LEFT STEP MARCH:
HALT AND COVER:
DIRECTIONAL SHIFTS DURING MARCHING
TO THE REAR MARCH:
FLANKING FROM HALT:
COLUMN LEFT MARCH:
COLUMN LEFT MARCH (FROM HALT):
COLUMN RIGHT MARCH:
COLUMN RIGHT MARCH (FROM HALT):
ENTERING A BUILDING
OR OTHER NEED FOR MARCHING
IN A SINGLE FILE LINE
COLUMN OF FILES:
REPORTING IN PROCEDURES
ADVANCED DRILL TRAINING
COMPOSITION OF COMMANDS (CALLING COMMANDS):
HONOR GUARD UNIFORM: