DEPUTY COMMANDER FOR CADETS WELCOME LETTER
You are considering joining one of the finest organizations available to you. Some very famous and influential people are C.A.P. members. They are Senators, Congressmen, Doctors, Lawyers, Mechanics, Businessmen, all serving their country, state, and community. Everyday people doing extraordinary things to help people in need. This is the organization you could be a part of.
Are you looking to get into the college of your choice? Civil Air Patrol can help you achieve this goal. Cadets who have been involved for more than two years and promoted regularly maintain a GPA of 3.2 or higher. Some of the most difficult schools in this country to get into have an incoming freshmen class that is made of up to 18% C.A.P. cadets. The USAF Academy, which is always vying with MIT for the honor of being the hardest to get into, has a much higher percent of incoming freshmen that are cadets. From our squadron we have had cadets go to and more importantly graduate from the following colleges; USAFA, West Point, Annapolis, Stanford, Berkley, Brown, Yale, University of North Texas, and the University of Chicago.
If enlisting in the military is a goal, then you want to earn your Mitchell Award. This achievement will gain for you an automatic promotion after completing Boot Camp. The military recognizes the training you will receive in C.A.P. as being a step ahead, and will reward you with a promotion. If the military is not a goal, you should know that only about 12% of C.A.P. cadets enter the military (this also includes the U.S. Coast Guard).
It is my sincere desire that you might choose to join us. I have witnessed many young people go from timid, self conscious children to strong, motivated leaders. I know that if you participate in this program you too will grow into a person of character, with strong moral fiber, and excellent leadership skills. Come join us.