Commandant Training (BCTA/Winter BCTA, ACTA, & CLS and BNCOC)

Commandant Training


Objectives

The objectives of the California Cadet Corps professional development program are in consonance with the six California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTPs).  Specifically, training programs are designed for commandant personnel to:

  • Engage and support cadets in their learning (CSTP 1)
  • Create and maintain effective environments for cadets to learn (CSTP 2)
  • Understand and organize subject matter for cadet learning (CSTP 3)
  • Plan instruction and design learning experiences for all cadets (CSTP 4)
  • Assess cadet learning (CSTP 5)
  • Develop as a professional educator (CSTP 6)

Basic Commandant Training Academy (BCTA/Winter BCTA)


Dates Circular Schedule
January 15-22, 2020  TBD Winter BCTA RSVP Application
 BCTA will provide you with the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for success as Commandant personnel in the CACC. Individuals participating in BCTA will receive “hands on” experience in CACC and PE Curriculum as well as CA Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). The course will review the six CSTP’s as well as all the CACC instructional standards, including leadership, citizenship, patriotism, drill and ceremonies, and basic military subjects. The Commandant Basic Knowledge Test and all performance task evaluations will be provided (drill and ceremonies, commandant uniform wear, military courtesy, etc.).

 

Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course


          DATES           CIRCULAR           SCHEDULE
January 18-21, 2019 WARNO: 10-1920-003 BNCOC Sign-Up Form

California Cadet Corps Commandants learn the basics of how to run or support the Cadet Corps program in a school or brigade. Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course (BNCOC) provides the knowledge, skills, and opportunity for an individual to fulfill requirements in obtaining promotion to next level/rank in the Cadet Corps program.

 

 

Advanced Commandant Training Academy (ACTA)


Dates Circular Schedule
TBD TBD TBD

The Advanced Commandant Training Academy (ACTA) will consist of not less than 40 hours of instruction of required knowledge at the brigade and state levels. It may be conducted as a resident course, but rarely has enough students to field a class. It is generally an online (distributed learning) course.  The focus of ACTA is senior management facets of the Cadet Corps program, with service on a brigade support staff or the CACC HQ Staff establishing the practical basis for the course. Graduates understand how a brigade supports and oversees its units, and how the California Cadet Corps functions as an organization, and are able to contribute to those missions. The current course has 35 online sub-courses, with a mix of reading, writing assignments, practical exercises, and quizzes.

 

 

Commandant Leadership School (CLS)


Dates Circular Schedule
October 12, 2019 TBD CLS RSVP Application

CLS is the Cadet Corps equivalent of Officer Candidate School (OCS). It is required for all commandant personnel who have no commission-producing equivalent training from federal or state (OCS, ROTC, Academy) and are appointed as officers. It is required prior to any promotion with the commissioned officer system and is not grandfathered (many CACC officers had OCS waived in the past; to be promoted now, they must complete CLS). It is a two phased course. With Phase 1 being distributed learning (on-line) and Phase 2 being resident training.

Phase 1: An online course, consists of the following classes:

  1. Staff Organization
  2. Personnel Management
  3. Communicate by Radio
  4. Counseling & Mentoring
  5. Army Writing
  6. Briefing
  7. CACC Commandant Regulations
  8. CACC Cadet Regulations
  9. Property Management
  10. Cultural Awareness
  11. Composite Risk Management
  12. CACC Command Policy
  13. Review of Drill & Ceremonies
  14. Battalion & Brigade Level Review Ceremonies
  15. Training Management System
  16. Team Development
  17. Inspections
  18. Conducting an After-Action Review
  19. Develop a Physical Fitness Program
  20. Heritage of the CACC
  21. Role of the NCO/Officer and Warrant Officer
  22. The Operations Order (CACC) and Planning Process
  23. CNG/Military Department Organization
  24. CACC Leadership Doctrine
  25. Ethics and Ethical Decision Making
  26. Customs & Courtesies




 


 

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