California Cadet Corps


The Cadet Youth Foundation (CYF) is an associated non-profit organization that provides cadets with financial assistance for summer camp and purchases items that can not be obtained with state funds.  The CYF relies on donations and memberships to do this, there are life time memberships avaliable for a one time donation of $1000,  there are currently six life time members.  As Summer Camp approaches the CYF is seeking donations and members to help fund this experience.
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The MISSION of the California Cadet Corps (CACC) is to provide California schools and students with a quality educational and leadership development program that prepares students for success in college and the work force.

The mission is accomplished through the six core OBJECTIVES of the California Cadet Corps:

To develop Leadership.
To engender Citizenship.
To encourage Patriotism.
To foster Academic Excellence.
To teach Basic Military Knowledge.
To promote Health, Fitness, and Wellness.

And those objectives are supported by the GOALS of the California Cadet Corps:
(as exemplified in our CADET CODES shown below)

Loyalty - To self, others, and civic and government institutions.
Education - The success of all cadets in academic endeavors, including staying in school and pursuing higher education.
Ambition - Striving for excellence and lofty goals.
Duty - Lifelong habits of responsible behavior, excellent attendance, and punctuality.
Enthusiasm - A zest for life's challenges.
Respect - cooperation with school and public policies, regulations, and laws and respect for the dignity of all persons as well as an appreciation for the rich heritage of America and California.
Service - To others, our state, our nation, and world.
Health - Fitness and wellness, including avoidance of gangs, illegal drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Integrity - Positive choices by cadets with regards to private and public behavior.
Personal courage - Say no to that which is wrong and stand up for what is right.

(spelling out the mnemonic device LEADERSHIP)


  • 24 August 2014
    Circular 010-1415-003, Academic, Athletic and CERT Competition has been published.  The circular can be viewed in the Circulars Section

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  • 14 Aug 2014
    The August Newsletter has been published, it can be found in the Newsletters Section section.  Lots of important information is in the newsletter.  Please encourage all Adult and Cadet personnel to read the newsletter.

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  • 11 Aug 2014
    A draft version of the updated CR 2-1, Safety, Risk Management, and Environmental Protection has been posted.  Comments are due to LTC(CA) Ryan NLT 5 Sep 14.  The draft regulation can be viewed on the Draft Regulations page.

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  • 11 August 2014
    A revised version of CR 3-11, Drill Academies has been published, it can be viewed in the Regulations Section.

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  • 11 August 2014
    A revised version of CR 3-6, Bivouacs has been published, it can be viewed in the Regulations Section.

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  • 11 August 2014
    A revised version of CR 3-7, Mountaineering Training has been published, it can be viewed in the Regulations Section.

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  • 11 August 2014
    A revised version of CR 3-2,  Officer Candidate Schools and Basic and Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Courses has been published, it can be viewed in the Regulations Section.

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  • 20 July 2014
    Reminder, if you desire to attend the PE CSET classes RSVP to 1SG Smith (  There are only 15 slots available, if not used by CACC personnel they will be filled from JROTC .

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  • 10 July 2014
    LOI 010-1314-003, Award of Cadet Medic Badge has been published.  The LOI can be viewed in the Letters of Instruction section. 

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  • 01 July 2014
    With the passing of: The proposed Special Teaching Authorization in Physical Education for Designated Subjects Teaching Credential holders in Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) and Basic Military Drill (BMD).  The next logical step for JROTC Instructors and Basic Military Drill instructors is to prepare to pass a basic skills test (CBEST) and satisfy the subject matter competence requirements (PE CSET). 

    Dr. Mark Ryan of the North Valley Military Institute has agreed to teach a Physical Education CSET preparation class for interested JROTC Instructors and Basic Military Drill instructors. The methodology of the preparation course is to take one of the three Physical Education CSET sub-tests at a time and to prepare for that test during the preparation class.

    The Classes will be held at Manual Arts and Van Nuys high schools on the dates and times indicated below.  Manual Arts High is located at 4131 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037 and Van Nuys High School: Address is 6535 Cedros Ave, Van Nuys CA. 91411.

    The preparation classes are provided at no cost to the JROTC instructors. However lunch will be at the expense of each instructor, if there is enough interest we could provide a group lunch at a cost from a vendor such as Subway. The LAUSD JROTC HQs will provide refreshments in the form of water and Coffee in the AM.

    Please send an email with the name/s of JROTC instructors that plans to attend. Be advised we are sending notification to all JROTC programs in and around Los Angeles CA. Also Dr. Ryan will be inviting California Cadet Corps instructors from the middle schools. We expect as many as 100 attendees. Instructor interested in attending the training  must contact me via email or at 213-745-1915 and reserve a spot and indicate their intentions for lunch. On their own or the group option.

    The dates of the training that correspond to the new computer based testing windows for PE CSET:

    Test 1 Prep - Sat 16 Aug. 14 0800-1600 @ Manual Arts High School

    Test 2 Prep - Sat 22 Nov. 14 0800-1600 @ Van Nuys High School

    Test 3 Prep - Sat 7 Feb. 15    0800-1600 @ either Manual Arts High School or Van Nuys High School

    Regarding books: The following are recommended:


    Physical Education Activity Handbook by Neil Schmottlach and Jerre McManama.  There are a variety of editions out there.  I have the 12th, which is a bit old, but fine.  The ISBN for that 12th edition is 978-0-321-59639-0

    Another good, but optional text

    Dynamic Physical Education for Secondary School Students by Paul Darst and Robert Pangrazi.  I have the 4th edition, which is also older.  The ISBN for that edition is 0-205-34092-X

    If you obtain these books, please bring to training.

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