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Cadet Specialty Badges

Cadet Specialty Badges and How to Earn Them:

Cadet Badges

 

Model Rockerty Badge

 


 

NRA Marksmanship Badge

Cadet STEM Badges

Model Rocketry Badge:

Authorized to be worn by cadets when awarded by the unit commander in accordance with the requirements of CAPR 50-20, CAP Model Rocketry Program.

NRA Marksmanship Badge:

Cadets may wear one marksmanship qualification medal/badge earned by completing the requirements of the NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program.

Cadet STEM Basic Badge:

1. Complete Achievement 3 of the CAP Cadet Program, the Feik Achievement. This results in the cadet completing two modules in the Aerospace Dimensions series.

2. Participate in at least 12 hours of eligible STEM activities (see 3.3 above). The 12 hours’ participation may be in asingle thematic area or multiple areas. Provide the unit AEO with a log of these accomplishments. For a suggested log in Excel format, see GoCivilAirPatrol.com/STEMlog.

3. Career Dossier. Research and write about a STEM-related occupation (civilian, government, or military). A sample dossier is included in Part 4. Submit the 1- to 2-page dossier to the unit AEO for review and a brief follow-on discussion.

Cadet STEM Intermediate Badge:

1. Earn the Basic Cadet STEM Badge.

2. Complete Achievement 5 of the CAP Cadet Program, the Lindbergh Achievement. This results in the cadet completing four modules in the Aerospace Dimensions series.

3. Participate in 12 hours of eligible STEM activities, beyond what was completed for the previous badge. Alternatively, complete an additional 9 hours of eligible STEM activities as a student and complete 3 hours as a tutor or assistant instructor on STEM activities previously completed. See 3.3 above for eligible STEM activities.

4. Career Dossier. Complete a 1- to 2-page dossier, this time on a different occupation, following the same guidelines as used for the Basic Cadet STEM Badge.

Cadet STEM Advanced Badge:

1. Earn the Intermediate Cadet STEM Badge.

2. Earn the Mitchell Award. This results in the cadet passing a comprehensive exam of Aerospace Dimensions.

3. Participate in 12 hours of eligible STEM activities, beyond what was completed for the previous badges. Alternatively, complete an additional 6 hours of eligible STEM activities as a student and complete an additional 6 hours as a tutor or assistant instructor on STEM activities previously completed. See 3.3 above for eligible STEM activities.

4. As a community service, lead a group of non-cadet youth in any STEM-related hands-on activity of 30 minutes’ duration or longer.

5. Career Dossier. Complete a 1- to 2-page dossier on yet another occupation, following the same guidelines as used for the Basic Cadet STEM Badge.

Cadet Cyber Basic Badge:

1. Complete Achievement 1 of the CAP Cadet Program, the Curry Achievement.

2. Complete the activities set forth in the CAP Introduction to Cyber Security Activity Guide. This involves classroom and hands-on activities comprising approximately 20 contact hours. The modules are designed as a squadron-level project for weekly meetings and one or two weekend days.

3. Participate in the CyberPatriot competition. This involves classroom and hands-on activities of approximately 20 contact hours.

4. Career Dossier. Research and write about a cyber-related occupation (civilian, government, or military). A sample dossier is included in Part 4. Submit the 1 to 2 page dossier to the unit AEO or cyber education officer for review and a brief follow-on discussion.

Cadet Cyber Intermediate Badge:

1. Earn the Basic Cadet Cyber Badge.

2. Complete Phase I of the CAP Cadet Program and earn the Wright Brothers Award.

3. Participate in the CyberPatriot competition, serving in a team leadership role. This involves classroom and hands on activities of approximately 20 contact hours.

4. Successfully complete the Cyber Defense Training Academy, Cyberspace Familiarization Course.

5. Career Dossier. Complete another 1 to 2 page dossier, this time on a different occupation, following the same guidelines as used for the Basic Cadet Cyber Badge.

Cadet Cyber Advanced Badge:

1. Earn the Intermediate Cadet Cyber Badge.

2. Complete Phase II of the CAP Cadet Program and earn the Mitchell Award.

2. Serve a minimum of 30 (cumulative) contact hours as a tutor, assistant coach, or instructor for a CyberPatriot team or during activities associated with a squadron’s completion of the CAP Introduction to Cyber Security Activity Guide. Alternatively, complete the Cyber Defense Training Academy, Advanced Cyberspace Familiarization Course.

4. Complete a high school (or higher) course in computer science, information assurance, or cyber security. Alternatively, obtain an industry-standard information security certification such as the CompTIA Security +, or (ISC)² SSCP - Systems Security Certified Practitioner.

5. Provide at least ten hours’ IT service to CAP or another organization by managing a website, local access network, or unit help desk. Alternatively, design an application, administer Moodle courseware or other learning management system, or complete a project of similar scope and complexity.

Information from CAPP 60-41

Senior Member Specialtry Track Badges Authorized for Cadet Wear
Communications Badge

Communications Badge

 

Emergency Services Badge

Emergency Services Badge

 

Information Technology Badge

Information Technology Badge

 

historian tech rating

Historian Badge

Senior Member Specialty Track Badges Authorized for Cadet Wear:

Cadets completing the Technician Rating in the Communications, Emergency Services, Information Technology, and Historian tracks can wear the basic badge.

How to Wear Cadet Specialty Badges:

Snippets come from CAPR 39-1

Service Dress (Class A) For Men.

4.1.5.2.2.4.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, Model Rocketry, STEM, Cyber and National Rifle Association (NRA) Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. Service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above-mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be on the wearer’s left 1 ½ inch below top of welt pocket and centered. The second badge will be worn on the wearer’s right 1 ½ inch below the nametag. If authorized, center a third badge ½ inch above the nametag. CAP service badges, if worn, must be metal, are always worn on the left, and only one may be worn. The Model Rocketry Badge is only worn on the left pocket. The NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn centered on the welt pocket; only one marksmanship badge may be worn. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Dress (Class A) For Women.

4.1.9.4.4.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be centered on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above the nametag. The second badge will be worn ½ inch above the nametag and centered, spaced ½ inch apart from the first badge so that the two badges are equidistant over the nametag. If the model rocketry and/or NRA Marksmanship Badge(s) is worn and other badges are already worn over the nametag, the model rocketry badge will be worn on the wearer’s left pocket, 1 ½ inches below the bottom of the ribbon. If no other badge(s) are worn over the nametag, the model rocketry badge or NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above nametag. Only one marksmanship badge will be worn. CAP service badge, if worn, must be metal. If no specialty track badges are worn, center CAP service badge ½ inch above nametag. If a CAP service badge is worn with a second badge in this position, move the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the right lapel. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Uniform (Class B) For Men.

4.1.10.3.6.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by officers and NCOs. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first badge will be centered on the lower portion of the wearer’s left pocket, between the left and right edges and bottom of flap and pocket. The second badge will be worn in the corresponding location on the wearer’s right pocket. If a third badge is authorized, it will be centered ½ inch above the nametag. CAP service badges, if worn, are always worn on the left, with only one being worn. Model rocketry badge will only be worn on the wearer’s left pocket. Marksmanship badge is worn centered on the top edge of the left pocket flap. Only one marksmanship badge may be worn. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn on the wearer’s right side. The CAP Senior Advisory Group, Command Council, National Board or National Executive Committee will always be worn on the left side.

Service Uniform (Class B) for Women.

4.1.11.2.5.2. CAP Service, Specialty Track Badges, STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges (refer to Attachment 4). Wear of these badges is optional. CAP service badges will only be worn by senior members. The STEM, Cyber, Model Rocketry and NRA Marksmanship Badges will only be worn by cadets. The total number of badges worn will not exceed four, to include the above mentioned aviation and occupational badges. The first of these badges will be centered on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above the nametag. The second badge will be worn ½ inch above the nametag, level with and spaced ½ inch to the right of the first badge so that both are aligned evenly across the nametag. If the Model Rocketry and/or NRA Marksmanship Badge(s) is worn and other badges are already worn over the nametag, the badge will be worn on the wearer’s left, 1 ½ inches below the bottom of the ribbons (if worn). If no other badge(s) are worn over the nametag, the Model Rocketry Badge or NRA Marksmanship Badge is worn on the wearer’s right, ½ inch above nametag. Only one marksmanship badge will be worn. CAP service badges, if worn, must be metal. If no specialty track badges are worn, center CAP service badge ½ inch above nametag. If a CAP service badge is worn, wear the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the collar. If a CAP service badge is worn with a second badge in this position, move the second badge to the wearer’s right, and wear the CAP service badge closest to the collar. The National Commander’s Staff Badge will always be worn to the right of a second badge.

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