Main Content

Cadet Programs

ARWG/CP - Capt Michael Probus

Director of Cadet Programs: Capt Michael Probus

Assistant Director of Cadet Programs: TBD

Cadet Development Officer: Lt Col John Gender

Cadet Activities Officer: MSgt Gary Podgurski

Drug Demand Reduction Administrator: TBD


Cadets, there is all kinds of information and resources available for you on the National Website under Cadet Programs:

New Cadets make sure to review the Help For New Cadets page:

Stripes to Diamonds is a great resource for information on your promotions:

Visit the Cadet Library for Key resources available to you: 

Make sure you register and sign-up for Summer Encampment or the Noncommissioned Officers Academy (NCOA) this summer July 20th - 27th at Camp Robinson.  See the AR Wing Encampment Page for more details.

If you have already attended an Encampment, keep your eye on the National Cadet Special Activities:


CADETINVEST Financial Assistance

CadetInvest connects cadets, their aspirations and funding partners.

We empower cadets -- extraordinary young leader -- to pursue aspirations along three paths:

✈Flight Training, in response to the worldwide pilot shortage

✈Career Exploration in STEM and service-oriented fields at CAP activities like our NCSAs

✈Undergraduate Education

For more information on the CadetInvest Financial Assistance programs and how to apply visit:

Cadets interested in enlisting in military service perhaps should consider Mometrix preparation.

Mometrix Test Preparation for the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery).

Adult Leaders

TLC Basic Training Course: 25 April 2020 @ 8am Click Here to Sign Up

Please, review the Adult Leader Section on the National website: 

It has great information that you need to review and also have a reference to always refer to.  Specifically review CAPR 60-1, Cadet Program Management 

If you have questions or need assistance in any way, please reach out to me and I will do all I can to answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

Quality Cadet Unit Award

Any cadet unit that displays strong program fundamentals can earn the Quality Cadet Unit Award. This award motivates squadrons to pursue goals that will inevitably lead to their having a vibrant Cadet Program. I would suggest that each unit display each of these goals on a wall in the Cadet Area and keep track of your progress throughout the year so everyone can see where your unit stands and will help keep these goals on everyone's mind allowing you to be able to see what areas you need to work on. 

2019 - 2020 CRITERIA

Award winners are determined by their performance from 31 August 2019 through 31 August 2020. The award criteria are entirely objective.  Unit that meets at least 6 of the 10 criteria listed below on 31 August 2020 earns the award.

  • Cadet Achievement:  45% of cadets on roster have attained the Wright Brothers Award     

  • Orientation Flights:  70% of cadets on roster have participated in at least 1 flight

  • Retention: Unit retained 50% of first-year cadets during the previous year

  • Adult Leadership: Unit has at least 3 Training Leaders of Cadets graduates on its roster

  • Encampment: 55% of cadets on roster have completed encampment 

  • Growth: Unit’s cadet roster increased by 10% or 10 cadets during the previous year

  • Aerospace: Unit earned the Aerospace Excellence Award (AEX) during previous year or unit sent in an AAR after ordering a STEM Kit

  • Enrollment: Unit has at least 35 cadets listed on its roster

  • Outside Activities: Unit participated in CyberPatriot, Team America Rocketry Challenge, StellarXplorers, or hosted a Red Ribbon Leadership Academy     

  • Emergency Services: 60% of cadets on roster have GES certification

For more information on the Quality Cadet Unit Award visit:

© 2021 Civil Air Patrol. All rights reserved.