The Unit

     Community Service Team 3 is a Cadet unit that allows youth to join the C.A.A. in a structured and supervised manner.  Targeted at youth ages 14-21, the unit allows young members similar abilities as regular members, but in a more controlled environment and under direct supervision.

 

     Cadet units are supervised by adult personnel that are 21 years of age or older, and are Commissioned Officers or NCO’s in the C.A.A. that are part of the command structure for the Cadet unit and provide guidance and supervision.

 

    When Cadets age out of the program, they are given the opportunity to join the C.A.A. as a regular member.  The rank they attain as a Cadet directly relates to a higher starting rank as an Active Duty member.

Requirements

     Cadets are required to meet the same Eligibility Guidelines as any other member of the C.A.A.  They are also required to follow the Code of Conduct, in addition to the specific unit and hygiene requirements of the unit (Type 4).

 

    Cadets must be between the ages of 14 and 21 to be able to participate in this unit as Cadets.  Once Cadets reach the age of 18 they are eligible to join the C.A.A. as regular Active Duty members, but may remain in the unit until they are 21 if they wish.  Once a Cadet transfers over to Active Duty they cannot go back to being a Cadet, even if they are within the age requirements.  Cadets are encouraged to remain in the Cadet Corps unit until they age out, as they will receive much more opportunity for advancement and promotion.

    Cadets who show a willingness to excel may be offered leadership and special positions while in the unit, these roles and abilities will later be considered if they go on to join the C.A.A. as an Active Duty member.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead, American anthropologist