Cadet Protocol

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Cadet Protocol for the 2017 Massachusetts Wing Conference



           Cadets will be in assigned uniform of the day at all designated times.


         Cadets will wear their earned grade at all times while in uniform, conference ID badges will be worn at all times.


         Only those cords prescribed in CAPM 39-1, NER Uniform Supplement or MAWG Uniform Supplement may be worn over the course of the conference.


         All cadets are required to attend seminars unless they are cadet aides or manning a cadet display. (Only two cadets are to staff their cadet displays at one time and must be rotated throughout the day)


         Cadets will at all times hold the bearing and adhere to the customs and courtesies that are required of a CAP cadet when dealing with superiors, peers, or subordinates.


         Cadet drinking of any alcoholic beverages, smoking, doing drugs, or possessing drug paraphernalia will NOT be tolerated, is in violation of CAPR 52-16 and its supplement, and will result in the cadet being sent home from the conference at their expense.


         All cadets will hold themselves to adult standards as ladies and gentleman. When males and females are in rooms together the door will be propped all the way open. Cadets should be in their own rooms once the “lights out” curfew is in place.


         Cadets will adhere to the “lights out” curfew as published in the conference brochure and will observe the “quiet hours” as noted by the hotel.


         Cadets will at no time disgrace the honor or integrity of the Northeast Region, Massachusetts Wing, Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force, the armed services, or the United States of America at any time in or out of uniform.



The core values of the Civil Air Patrol establish a common set of behavioral expectations as well as a set of standards to assess member conduct.


The values of Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect serve as the ethical framework for CAP's service to America.

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Proper dress of the day

As a result of the changes in the CAPR 52-16 and lest there be any confusion over CADET dress requirements for the wing conference - Massachusetts Wing HQ's offers the following for your compliance.
Friday evening: Neat is the guideline but cadets must arrive in either one of the following approved uniforms. There can be no exceptions!


 - Class "A" Service Uniform

 - Class "B" Uniform

 - BDU Uniform

 - Squadron T-Shirt/Polo Shirt and casual slacks (NO DENIM/DUNGUREES)


Saturday Conference:  Uniforms are required for cadets to participate at the days events. Options may include just about any cadet uniform such as blues with the exception of BDU's or flight suits. These uniforms are not authorized for cadet wear during Saturday's event.


Banquet:   Time to dust off your manners and your dressy stuff. Male and female cadets are authorized to wear either the Class "A" service dress with tie/tab or Class "B" uniform with tie/tab. Evening gown, cocktail or Tea-length dress is an acceptable outfit for female cadets. Ladies should dress appropriately for a formal function. 


Seniors can wear the ClassB/Aviator type without tie for the General Assembly and day activities. For the banquet, seniors should be in ClassA/Blazer combination. CAP Mess dress or business suit and tie/formal gown is also acceptable


Sunday Departure: Cadets must depart the conference in the same manner they arrived. Departing cadets must be in either one of the following approved uniforms. There can be no exceptions!


 - Class "A" Service Uniform

 - Class "B" Uniform

 - BDU Uniform

 - Squadron T-Shirt/Polo Shirt and casual slacks (NO DENIM/DUNGUREES)


Note: Refer to CAPR 39-1 for the specifications for proper wear of any Civil Air Patrol uniform

If you have to squeeze into any of the acceptable uniform combinations, then it's not appropriate for wear. Be smart - Look Sharp.

There are a couple of other things to consider. Ensure that the uniform you choose is appropriate for your age, weight and grooming. If you don’t meet the standards, check with you Squadron Commander or designated senior before leaving your room.

How we present ourselves at the wing conference tends to imply a lot about the pride we take in CAP and most assuredly leaves a lasting impression on both our guests from other CAP organizations and the other folks we encounter in the hotel environs.
If you have any questions, please discuss the matter with your unit commander.



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