Operation First Stripe

Starbase Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol BlackOps

OPERATION FIRST STRIPE:

OFS is a classroom orientation for new and prospective cadets that you will attend at one of your initial squadron meetings aimed at assisting in obtaining the Curry Achievement. The information listed here coincides with that orientation. This program is intended to properly welcome and familiarize you and your parents with the Civil Air Patrol. Below, through the links, you will find all of the information you need to achieve your first promotion. Remember that if you need help with anything, you are to contact your Element Leader or Flight Staff.

Materials To Get You To Your First Promotion

NEW CADET GUIDE:

This booklet is the new cadet’s #1 source for introductory information about cadet life. Your Cadet Program is organized around four main elements. Everything you do as a cadet will point back to one or more of these elements, in one way or another.

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CADET GUIDE
ADDENDUM, OCT 2016:

CAP is transitioning to new rules for the camouflage uniforms. Therefore, pages 7 - 9 of the New Cadet Guide are not entirely accurate. Here’s what’s changed.

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Starbase Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Charlie Flight Commander
Starbase Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Charlie Flight Commander conducting drill movements with her flight.

ESERVICES &
ONLINE TESTING:

You'll need to register in our eServices system to participate as a cadet.  Follow this handy guide to get started.

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COMPLETE SQUADRON 
CHAIN OF COMMAND:

The complete Starbase Composite Squadron Chain of Command. For promotion to Cadet Airman, cadets must memorize the Unit Chain of Command and below.

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YOUR FIRST PROMOTION
CURRY ACHIEVEMENT:

How do I promote?  The Cadet Supersheet, Drill Test, PT Test, and other expectations for your first promotion can be found here.

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LEADERSHIP
CHAPTER 1:

To earn your first achievement you'll take an online test on Chapter 1 of our Learn to Lead textbook. Study it here!

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CADET DRILL GUIDE:

CAP cadets learn drill for the same reasons that soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines do. Drill is a time-tested laboratory for developing leadership skill.

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ACHIEVEMENT TESTS:

Learn more about taking tests in Civil Air Patrol.

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PERSONAL CADET
TRACKER:

Use this tool to set goals and track your progress.  How long before you earn the Spaatz Award?

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CADET
SUPER CHART:

The entire cadet progression, all in one place!

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Starbase Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Command Staff In-Ranks Inspection

CADET UNIFORM
PROGRAM:

The uniform is one of the key traits of cadet life. Earn your Curry Achievement to qualify for a $100 voucher for the blues uniform.

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ENCAMPMENT
PLANNING:

What new cadets need to know about encampment.

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INSIGNIA
FLASH CARDS:

Printable PDF

CAP MANUALS AND REGULATIONS TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH:

CAPM 39-1, UNIFORM MANUAL
This manual describes the various Civil Air Patrol (CAP) uniform items and how they will be worn.
CAPM 60-20, DRILL & CEREMONIES MANUAL
This document prescribes drill and ceremonies procedures for Civil Air Patrol (CAP).