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To The Parents

Leader Expectations

Aurora Cadet Ethos

Amongst all units nationwide Aurora Squadron stands out distinctly. With too many accolades as a squadron to mention, our pride is actually seeing our cadets succeed in the challenging and difficult fields of endeavor they take on after completion of their achievements at Aurora. Whether attending service academies, other institutions, or enlisted service, former cadets have greatly benefited from leadership training, character development, and aerospace education received. The safety and success of your cadet is our every concern as we endeavor to provide a challenging and rewarding experience. We welcome parents to attend our meetings and activities either virtually or in person.

 Excellence is our legacy. Integrity is our motto.

We are Aurora.

1stLt. Eric Church
Aurora Composite Squadron Commander

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The Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program is a "leadership laboratory" based off of the military rank structure. We believe that leadership is a learned behavior and that every cadet has the potential to become a responsible and fully functional leader. We will do our very best to give every cadet the opportunity to develop into the kind of leader that they want to be. In order for us to accomplish this, Civil Air Patrol Headquarters has developed leadership training (Volume 1, Volume 2) for us to use. This training material provides the cadets with a variety of examples of good leadership. We encourage you to look at the materials with your cadet and together we can accomplish much in the way of developing your cadet into a great leader.

Our character is defined by what we do when we believe no one is watching.

In completing a task we know that "good enough” is not.

We will serve our community, to the best of our ability.

We will work diligently to be highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit.

We will work together as wingmen and mentors to achieve the goals set before us.

Drug Demand Reduction Program

The Value of Drill and

Definition of Leadership

The Civil Air Patrol Drug Demand Reduction program assists us in sponsoring an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude among all of our members. The Air Force and Department of Defense partner with us in: 

o  Promoting CAP as a positive community service lifestyle.
o  Encouraging youth to remain drug free and in school.
o  Focusing on drug abuse education, prevention and awareness.
o  Providing positive activities as an alternative to drugs.

On the drill floor the individual learns to participate as the member of a team, to appreciate the need for discipline; that is, to respond to authority, to follow orders promptly and precisely, and to recognize the effects of their actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of

Leadership is the art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect, and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.





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