To the Parents

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you build your sons and daughters into the great American citizens that they are.  At Aurora Squadron, we are committed to providing a safe, challenging, and rewarding program for all of our cadets.  Our goal is to provide the finest cadet program that this country has to offer.  In order to accomplish this, we are always seeking your input on ways in which we can improve our program.  You are always welcome to come and drop in on us at the Squadron or contact me directly.

Capt Marc Minato, CAP
Squadron Commander

Additional Information for parents may be found by clicking here.

Leadership Expectations

The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is a "leadership laboratory" based off of the military rank structure. We believe that leadership is a learned behavior and that every cadet has the potential to become a responsible and fully functional leader.  We will do our very best to give every cadet the opportunity to develop into the kind of leader that they want to be. In order for us to accomplish this, Civil Air Patrol Headquarters has developed leadership training (Volume 1, Volume 2) for us to use. 

This training material provides the cadets with a variety of examples of good leadership. We encourage you to look at the materials with your cadet and together we can accomplish much in the way of developing your cadet into a great leader.

Aurora Cadet Ethos

Our kind of leadership is all about putting your people first and yourself last.

Our Officers and Cadet NCOs are known for their strict enforcement of the standards and discipline because “good enough” just doesn’t cut it.

We will instill pride in every Cadet we train. Pride in one’s self, the unit, and in our country.

We are highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit.

We never give up or give in.

Drug Demand Reduction Program

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program assists us in sponsoring an agressive, positive, drug-free attitude among all of our members. The Air Force and Department of Defense partner with us in: 

o  Promoting CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
o  Encouraging youth to remain drug free and in school.
o  Focusing on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.
o  Providing positive activities as an alternative to drugs.

The Value of Drill and Ceremonies

On the drill floor the individual learns to participate as the member of a team, to appreciate the need
for discipline; that is, to respond to authority, to follow orders promptly and precisely, and to
recognize the effects of their actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of

Definition of Leadership

Leadership is the art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience,
confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.