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Cadet Shoulder Cords

Shoulder Cords and How to Earn Them:

Cadet Advisory Council
Gold Cord - National CAC

Gold Cord – National CAC

Blue Cord - Regional CAC

Blue Cord – Regional CAC

Red Cord - Wing CAC

Red Cord – Wing CAC

 

Kelly Green Cord - Group CAC

Kelly Green Cord – Group CAC

Gold Cord – National CAC:

Primary members of the National Cadet Advisory Council (CAC).

Blue Cord – Region CAC:

Primary members of Region CAC’s.

Red Cord – Wing CAC:

Primary members of Wing CAC’s.

Kelly Green Cord – Group CAC:

Primary members of Group CAC’s.

 

What is the Cadet Advisory Council?  Check out the following pages for more information:

National’s CAC Page

National’s About CAC Page

Color Guard and Honor Guard
White Cord

White Cord – Color Guard

 

Silver Cord - Honor Guard

Silver Cord – Honor Guard

White Cord – Color Guard:

Cadet members of Drill and Color Guard Competition teams.

Cadet members acting as a Color Guard.

Silver Cord – Honor Guard:

Cadet graduates of the former National Honor Guard Academy may permanently wear the silver cord authorized in accordance with that activity’s procedures.

Cadet members acting as a Honor Guard.

Qualifications come from CAPR 39-1

How to Wear Should Cords:

Snippets come from CAPR 39-1

Service Dress and Service Uniform (Class A & B) for Men and Women.

9.3. Shoulder Cords. The following shoulder cords are only authorized for wear by cadets. Not more than one cord may be worn at one time. Shoulder cords may be worn by cadets at all times in the Service Dress (Class A) or Blue Service (Class B) uniforms and will be worn aligned along the left shoulder seam. If the garment has an epaulet, the cord will be worn underneath the epaulet. Shoulder cords will not be worn on Working Uniforms (see Table 1-1).

9.3.2. Cadet members of Drill and Color Guard Competition teams, and cadet members acting as a Color Guard, may wear a white shoulder cord.

9.3.3. Cadet graduates of the former National Honor Guard Academy (NHGA), and graduates of a Region Honor Guard Academy (RHGA) may permanently wear the silver cord authorized in accordance with that activity’s procedures. Members of unit honor guards, who are not NHGA or RHGA graduates, may only wear the silver cord only when participating in an honor guard activity.

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