OCS Cadet Policy


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  1. If available, a cadet shall stand by the main OCS entrance door between 1815 and 1830 to assist those arriving who do not have access to the building.
  2. All cadets must use proper protocol when entering and exiting the office. Cadets are to knock on the doorframe, wait for a senior member to allow them in, and respectfully address the person with whom they wish to speak. If a cadet is sent to the office to speak with a senior, proper reporting should take place.
  3. Plain black t-shirts must be worn with the BDU uniform. Shirts may have a Wing approved logo on them (i.e.: Encampment shirts)
  4. In the PT uniform, black shirts or CAP related shirts are preferred, but NOT mandatory.
  5. Black socks will be worn with the BDU uniform.
  6. If the cadet does not have the uniform of the week, that cadet will wear:
    1. Leadership/promotion night – Slacks and a nice shirt
    2. Aerospace Night – Slacks and a nice shirt
    3. ES Night – Clothes appropriate for outdoor use
  7. With the Air Force style blue uniform, cadet command staff will wear the USAF/CAP service coat. Other cadet staff will wear the USAF short sleeve shirt with tie if possible. All other cadets will wear only the short sleeve shirt.
  8. Cadets, under the direct supervision of a Senior Member or a qualified cadet, may use the flight simulators.
  9. During the five-minute break allowed between classes, cadets are allowed to mingle, while keeping noise to a minimum, visit the restroom or get a drink of water.
  10. Cadet staff meetings will be from 1815-1825 and 2035-2045.
  11. All cadets are expected to depart the OCS squadron premises by 2100. If a ride has not arrived, the cadet must inform a Senior Member.
  12. Each type of uniform shall be inspected at least once per month.
  13. Drill tests must be pre-arranged at least 1 day in advance of the meeting. A senior member must be present when drill tests are administered.
  14. All flights must have a cadet that is trained to carry the guidon. A guide must be used in drills and ceremonies when possible.
  15. Flights may make their own guidons. However, the Deputy Commander for Cadets must approve it.
  16. Each element shall perform recall weekly, and send up its chain of command by Sunday evening if possible.
  17. Any items in this Policy that are vague or unclear are superseded by the appropriate CAP Regulations, and may be clarified by the squadron commander.

Cadet Commander­­­­­­:  Christopher Pineda, C/Col. CAP

Deputy Commander for Cadets: John H. Pineda, Maj. CAP

Squadron Commander: David Lewis, Maj. CAP

Date: 15 June 2015