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)


  • 18 January 2015
    Revised versions of Form 15 and the Annual General Inspection Rubic have been published.  These forms will be used in this years Annual General Inspections, all commandants are urged to become familiar with the updated versions.  The forms can be found in the Forms Section of the Document Library.

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  • 15 January 2015
    The third CSET preparation class is scheduled for 7 Feb 2015.

    The Classes will be held at Manual Arts on Sat 7 Feb. 2015 from   0800-1600.  Manual Arts High is located at 4131 South Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90037

    This preparation classes is provided at no cost to the JROTC instructors. However lunch will be at the expense of each instructor. 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. Instructor interested in attending the training must contact me via email or at 213-745-1915 and reserve a spot .

    Regarding books: I recommend the following:


    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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  • 15 January 2015

    For what I believe to be the first time in CACC history, the California Cadet Corps will be featured in a chapter in a peer-reviewed book on leadership development.  A chapter about the California Cadet Corps model, "Leadership Education at the Middle and High School Levels" has been accepted for publication in the upcoming book, Innovative Management Education Pedagogies for Preparing Next-Generation Leaders.

    This is particularly exciting because the chapter tells a global audience about how effective the California Cadet Corps is at developing leadership in young people.  The book will be published in fall 2015.

    I am still doing some editing on the chapter and could still use any "testimonials" I might include in the chapter on how the CACC has impacted the leadership development of young people, particularly from the perspective of successful adults who are former cadets.  If you would like to write such a testimonial, please send it to me by 30 Jan at

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  • 14 January 2015
    The January Information Bulletin has been published, it can be found in the Information Bulletin section.  Lots of important information is in the bulletin.  Please encourage all Adult and Cadet personnel to read the bulletin.

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  • 30 December 2014
    Circular 010-1415-007, State Preliminary Virtual Drill Competition has been published.  It can be viewed in the Circulars Section

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  • 17 December 2014
    REMINDER - Summer Camp Applications are being accepted.  The applications must be completed by 30 January 2015.  See the web site ( for more information. 

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  • 20 November 2014
    The November Information Bulletin has been published, it can be found in the Information Bulletin section.  Lots of important information is in the bulletin.  Please encourage all Adult and Cadet personnel to read the bulletin.

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  • 19 November 2014
    The following Cadet Regulations have been revised and can be viewed in the Regulations Section.
    - Updated Ribbon Chart and Change #1 to CR 1-1, Cadet Decorations and Awards
    - CR 1-10, Commandant Personnel Credentialing
    - CR 1-11, Delegation of School District Signature Authority
    - CR 3-10, Commandant Professional Development

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  • 06 November 2015
    A Winter Survival "Letter of Instruction" has been posted.  It has important information concerning the survival exercise that will take place from December 26-30. A parent orientation phone conference is scheduled for November 15 between 4:00-5:00 PM.  It is MANDATORY that cadets applying for survival and their parent phone in.

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  • 05 November 2014
    Winter Survival Reminder: Cadets interested in attending the Winter Survival (26-30 December) MUST turn in all the information requested in Circular 010-1415-005.  This information MUST be received no later than 14 November.

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