The Cadet Honor Code

On my honor as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the California Wing, I will not lie, cheat, steal, or commit any act of intentional dishonesty or tolerate those who do.

The Cadet Oath

I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation.

The Definition of Leadership

The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.

The Definition of Military Discipline

Military discipline is that mental attitude and state of training which renders obedience instinctive under all conditions. It is founded upon respect for and loyalty to properly constituted authority.

The Value of Drill and Ceremonies

On the drill field the individual learns to participate as a member of a team, to appreciate the need for discipline, that is to respond to authority, to follow orders promptly and precisely, and to recognize the effects of one’s actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of leadership.