C/CPT - Cadet Captain


   - (Addressed as "Captain")

   – 1LTs are promoted to this rank after completing a promotion board and Captain PTAs. Captains command companies (at least 32 cadets) and are primary staff officers at the Battalion

   – Company Commander, Battalion Staff Office

Promotion Requirements to this Rank

  • Minimum Time In Grade: 10 weeks
  • Cadet CPT PTAs:  (The commandant can repeat or add ANY of the previous PTAs they feel are appropriate.)
    • Serve as a primary staff officer on a battalion or higher level staff
    • Serve as Project Officer for a brigade level activity
    • Identify a significant problem within the operations of your CACC battalion, present a solution, and implement it. Brief your results to your Commandant.
  • Cadet CPT Interview Board
    • What is an Operations Order and what purpose does it serve?
    • What are some things to consider when performing a risk assessment in the planning stages of a cadet event? Give several examples of how you mitigate risks common on cadet field activities.
    • What components should always exist in a cadet commander’s mission statement?
    • What are the two most important responsibilities of a leader?
    • Describe the Cadet Leadership Model.
    • Describe the core differences between Theory X and Theory Y Leaders
    • Describe the four components of Transformational Leadership
    • Explain the difference between leadership and management
  • Must Pass Physical Fitness Assessment 
  • Commandant/Principal Recommendation - Brigade Advisor is approval authority and must be published on orders