Wright Brothers 282nd Aero Composite Squadron - Civil Air
          Patrol

CIVIL AIR PATROL INSIGNIA

The grade on a member’s uniform is one of the first things to catch someone’s eye. Grade generally indicates a member's dedication to their personal development within the Civil Air Patrol.

Cadet Insignia

Cadets earn grade as they participate in the cadet program - studying and testing on Leadership and Aerospace, participating in Moral Leadership, completing physical fitness testing, and participating in unit activities.

Cadet Airman/NCO Insignia

C/Amn

Cadet Airman

C/A1C

Cadet Airman 1st Class

C/SRA

Cadet Senior Airman

C/SSgt

Cadet Staff Sergeant

C/TSgt

Cadet Technical Sergeant

C/MSgt

Cadet Master Sergeant

C/SMsgt

Cadet
Senior Master Sergeant

C/CMsgt

Cadet
Chief Master Sergeant



Cadet Officer Insignia

C/2Lt.

Cadet 2nd Lieutenant

C/1Lt.

Cadet 1st Lieutenant

C/Capt.

Cadet Captain

C/Maj.

Cadet Major

C/Ltc

Cadet Lieutenant Colonel

C/Col

Cadet Colonel

 

Officer Insignia

Adult officer members earn advanced grade through their participation in the Civil Air Patrol professional development program. After completing Level I (an orientation outlining CAP history and missions) and six months time of service officers will be eligible for consideration for promotion to Second Lieutenant. Promotion after that is at the officer's own pace.

Sometimes, life or work experiences can give officers a head start in the professional development program. For instance, if an officer is a former cadet and has been out of the program for less than two years, they may be exempt from Level I and may be awarded the grades of Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant, or Captain depending on how far they advanced in the cadet program.

If you are a current, former, or retired member of the armed forces - active duty, reserves, or National Guard, you may be able to transfer your military grade into your Civil Air Patrol service. Professional Military Education courses can usually be counted towards CAP training requirements. You may also be able to obtain a higher grade if you have a mission-related skill and related experience as a pilot, mechanic, or chaplain for example.

Officer Insignia

FO

Flight Officer

TFO

Technical Flight Officer

SFO

Senior Flight Officer

2Lt.

2nd Lieutenant

1Lt.

1st Lieutenant

Capt.

Captain

Maj.

Major

Ltc

Lieutenant Colonel

Col

Colonel

Brigadier General

Brigadier General

Major General

Major General

 

 

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