Civil Air Patrol

GLR Cadet Leadership School

Region Cadet Leadership School

2018 Great Lakes Region Cadet Leadership School

Thank you to all of those that helped make this event happen.
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Check-in between 1000-1200 on June 17th, Graduation at 1300 on June 23rd
Cost will be $100.00 per cadet attending.  Payment will only be received via unit funds transfer. Cadets may provide a check or money order to their unit and the unit commander
deposits to the wing. Only out of wing applicants may send their check or money order to RCLS c/o Kentucky Wing Civil Air Patrol PO Box 4665 Frankfort, KY 40604-4665.
All payments are due no later than June 10th.

The Great Lakes Region Cadet Leadership School is designed to explore the leadership program as it relates to refining the skills of CAP Cadet Officers.  This school will be unlike any other that you may have participated in previously. The standards are high for this cadet professional development opportunity, as this school is a requirement for the grade of C/Lt Col.

Cadets will be given many assignments to complete throughout the week that will be graded and points assessed.  There will be a combination of group and individual assignments that will be required to be turned in.  Being that this school is a comparable equivalent to CAP’s Cadet Officer School held at Maxwell AFB, AL, it will be treated as such.  Cadets will be treated just as a cadet that would be attending that course.  With responsibility comes privilege.

A team oriented, self motivated attitude is required for all cadet candidates to be successful at this school.  There is no guarantee of graduation from this course.  This should not be a problem if the cadet candidate exhibits their highest levels of professionalism, and highest level of work possible at all times.  This course will be stressful, just as being a leader is stressful.  At all times the staff will be available to talk to, and conference with.  Many cadets have found frequent conference with the staff very helpful in completing assignments and dealing with stress.  

Cadet candidates have found this course to be the most challenging thing they have experienced in their cadet careers.  From past experiences, the cadets that have participated in this course do a lot of personal reflection, and find out a lot about themselves they didn’t know or what they never realized was possible, is in fact possible.  

If you are interested in accepting the challenge and rewards that this course offers, please apply with the following criteria:

1.       Hold the grade of C/MSgt by the start of the RCLS and have completed Basic Encampment.

2.       Complete a letter of interest memo introducing yourself and outlining your goals in CAP emailed to

3.       Complete the application process outlined for attending the RCLS with all additional required forms and email to

4.       Be mentally prepared for a mental heavy activity.

5.       Accept that all cadet candidates are equal in standing regardless of grade earned.

6.       Have a positive attitude ready to learn.

7.       Know that there is no guarantee of graduation without obtaining an 80% of all possible point opportunities.

Please note, for those that would be traveling by air to attend the RCLS, you will need to make arrangements to fly into and depart from Standiford Field (SDF) in Louisville, KY  NO EARLIER then JUNE 16th arriving at noon, and departing ON JUN 23 no earlier then 4PM.  If you are intending on staying and applying for the 2018 Kentucky Wing Summer Encampment, please use the link provided on the Kentucky Wing Home Page. 
Col Darrel D. Williamson, CAP
Director Great Lakes Region Cadet Leadership School
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Application Tips

1. Fill out every spot of the online application. Failure to fill everything out could result YOUR APPLICATION NOT BEING ACCEPTED.

2. Required forms for cadets are: CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 161, CAPF 163, CAPF 60-80, DD 1381

3. Required forms for senior members are: CAPF 31, CAPF 160, CAPF 17, DD 1381

4. Have your completed and scanned forms prior to starting the application. IF PARENT SIGNATURES ARE NOT FOUND ON CADET APPLICATION, THEN THEIR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

5. Links to the forms

CAPF 31:

CAPF 60-80:

CAPF 160:

CAPF 161:

CAPF 163:

CAPF 17:

DD 1381:


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