In a Composite Squadron, what are the qualifications for the Deputy Commander for Cadets? Could an 18 year old high-school senior be appointed to this position if he converts to senior member status? What are the applicable CAP regulations?
According to CAPR 20-1, CAP Organization, Part III, the Deputy Commander for Cadets is a senior member position, so an 18 year old cadet would have to transfer to senior member status. While the member would not be eligible for CAP officer grade due to age, he or she may be eligible for flight officer grade depending on previous cadet achievements. One should also be mindful of age restrictions for seniors under 21-years of age with regard with chaperoning and escorting duties. The squadron commander should use caution when filing this duty assignment.