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Cadet Training and Education Program (CTEP) & Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) are twice a year training events, Spring and Fall.  CTEP allows cadets to gather additional training to become more effective as leaders within their squadron.  TLC is for senior members only and is an excellent tool for learning the best ways for seniors to integrate with the cadets, regardless of the type of event being worked.  TLC is also required for a senior rating in the cadet programs track.


Where can I find more information about CTEP/TLC?

Please go to http://www.texascadet.org and download the Operations Plan for more information about this CTEP/TLC.

Where can I connect the Cadet Programs with any questions?

Questions may be emailed to eric.opiela@txwg.cap.gov

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

It is recommended as this is proof that you have registered and paid for the event, however it is not required.

Where can I find the Ops Plan?

http://www.texascadet.org on the Fall 2022 In Person Tab

What is the refund policy?

100% refund (minus Eventbrite fees) up until the day of the deadline (1 October 2022).

No refunds will be given after the deadline for any reason as the cost of food and supplies will have been already incurred.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

A copy of the Equipment List is posted at http://texascadet.org on the Fall In person 2022 event.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You will not be able to transfer your registration/ticket to future Texas Wing CAP activities.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee.  Is that okay?

If the name on the registration/ticket does not match the attendee, contact bdenise.longino@txwg.cap.gov.  Often the parent registering the cadet ends up using their own name instead of their cadet's name.

Should I have all of my uniforms, hats, T-shirts & underwear, towels, and sleeping bag, as well as any additional equipment I'm bringing to the event marked?

It is highly recommended use an indelible dark "Sharpie" to put either your last name or CAP ID on everything.



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NCOA is the foundation of the CTEP program.  It is the first of four schools designed to instill and grow leadership qualities and standards in CAP cadets.  NCOA focuses on the junior NCO ranks from C/SSgt – C/MSgt.  Primary teaching is structured around developing what it truly means to be an NCO based on Air Force traditions and the Learn to Lead books.  Students will learn the necessary skills of leadership and the art of utilizing it effectively.  With that knowledge, cadets will understand what the true NCO is and the fundamentals of teamwork.  To conclude the class and prepare them for the future trials ahead, the students will discover the mental aspect required to effectively utilize the leadership qualities they have gained in the school.  Multi-tasking, time management and effective communication are crucial to their future success in CAP.  This school prepares them to be effective leaders in both their personal lives and those around them. 

Senior Non-commissioned
​Officer School ) SNCOA

C/MSgt - C/CMSgt



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​Officer School ) NCOA

C/SSgt - C/MSgt

Cadet Command Staff College (CCSC)​

C/Capt - C/Col

(C/Captains must have completed Phase 13 to attend.)

The Cadet Command Staff College is the last school in the CTEP progression. It takes cadets at the strategic level and teaches them the skills to plan and execute a wing level event such as an encampment. They begin with creating their vision and mission statement for their encampment and then spend the weekend planning for an upcoming encampment. Many times the ideas that they come up with are implemented into an actual encampment. The CCSC school completes the CTEP experience. 

Officer Training School (OTS)

C/2d Lt - C/Capt

(C/CMSgt's pending in the system for approval for the Billy Mitchell award may apply, however, officers will be placed ahead of NCOs)



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The Senior Non-commissioned Officer Academy is designed to provide an environment based on the Learn to Lead curriculum. The mission of the school is to prepare Senior Non-Commissioned Officers for leadership positions within Civil Air Patrol as well as in the community. SNCOA focuses on professional communication (i.e. public speaking, writing, and business communication) as well as the human elements of leadership, practical Senior NCO skills, critical thinking, and the transition to officership. The goal of SNCOA is to enhance cadet training to encourage them to function mentally and physically on a much higher level than expected of them. This is done through physical activity, rigorous homework assignments, teaching tools, leadership forums, and classroom presentations. Prior to attending SNCOA students are expected to have a firm understanding and knowledge of the CAP Cadet Program, as well as the basics of public speaking and formal writing. 


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Class Descriptions.

Officer Training School is the third school in the Cadet Training & Education Program. OTS is a Texas Wing leadership school that introduces new cadet officers to their new role both at their local squadron and at activities (such as encampment). Students Learn how to effectively manage a small group of people, serve as a staff officer, and gather tools to help them effectively plan and manage their squadron meeting. The instruction given in class is coupled with team leadership projects and planning activities that provide cadets a way to apply what they have learned during their training.