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Maj Gen John F. Curry Achievement

 MAJOR GENERAL JOHN F. CURRY served as CAP's first national commander. His tenure coincided with the early days of WWII, a time when ordinary citizens were searching for ways to help the war effort. So great was the desire to serve that Curry quickly built a force of 100,000 "flying minutemen" from across the nation. As a flier himself, he believed in airpower, so Curry knew that to win the war, America had better make use of the airplane's capabilities. Because of Curry's leadership, CAP aircrews were tasked with missions that were of national importance, but which the military did not have the time or ability to complete. CAP volunteers began flying aerial search missions, watching the US / Mexico border for espionage, towing aerial targets for the Navy, and most famously, searching the Atlantic for (and sinking!) Nazi submarines. Although General Curry served as national commander for only 4 months, he set CAP on a course for success.

 

HOW TO BECOME ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION

1.   Pre-Requisite:  Be a current CAP cadet, as shown in eServices.
                                   Possess a CAP uniform and wear it properly.
                                   Be capable of reciting the Cadet Oath from memory 
                                   (see R52-16 paragraph 5-2 and 1-3).

2.   Leadership:  Pass an online test on Learn To Lead chapter 1, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies. You can also download an audio file of this chapter.

3.   Aerospace:   There is no requirement for the Curry Achievement

4.   Character:   Complete an Introduction to the Core Values This is the same “foundations module” that has been in use since 2006.

and

Complete the Introduction to Safety course and pass a formal quiz with a grade of 80% or higher, open book. The quiz can be taken online in eServices from the Online Safety Education module; or senior members can print quizzes from eServices and then have cadets take the quizzes using paper or pencil.  The hard-copy quizzes in eServices can be accessed from the Cadet Online Testing Admin module.

The goal is for new cadets to understand and appreciate that the Core Values and a pro-safety attitude are essential aspects of cadet life.

5.   Activities:   Participate actively

6.   Fitness:  Pass the mile run or shuttle run, plus 2 of the 3 other events in the cadet physical fitness test, as shown below:

Males Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 20 21 21 20 23 24 25 28
Curl Ups 30 31 34 36 39 38 38 38
Push Ups  10 11 12 16 18 22 24 26
Shuttle Run 12.4 12.0 11.2 10.8 10.5 10.2 10.0  9.9
Mile Run  11.40 11.25 10.22 9.23 9.10 8.49 8.37 8.06
                 
Females Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 24 24 25 24 28 31 30 31
Curl Ups  25  27  29  30  31  30  30 28
Push Ups 10 10 9 9 9 11 11 12
Shuttle Run  13.1 12.5 12.1 11.8 11.9 11.7 11.7 11.7
Mile Run  13.00 13.09 12.46 12.29 11.52 11.48 12.42 12.11

 

LEADERSHIP EXPECTATIONS
Fulfilling the promotion eligibility requirements above is only half the battle. You also need to show that you have some leadership skills. Look at the goals below and once in a while ask yourself how well you're doing in those areas.
 

Attitude   Displays a positive attitude; optimistic; enthusiastic; team-orientated
     
Core
Values
  Aware of the Core Values; honest; wears uniform properly; practices customs and courtesies
     
Communication
Skills
  Listens actively; attentive; asks good questions
     
Sense of
Responsibility
  Follows directions; dependable; arrives ready to learn and serve; effective in managing own time
     
Interpersonal
Skills
  Not applicable
     
Critical
Thinking
  Not applicable
     
Delegation
Skills
  Not applicable



TYPICAL DUTIES
   
Element member 


FOR ADDITIONAL HELP
See the New Cadet Help webpage.
 

 

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