Cadet Grades and Insignia of The Civil Air Patrol - Phase II - The Leadership Phase - Cadet Chief Master Sergeant

Cadet Chief Master Sergeant

The grade of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant (C/CMSgt) is the ninth enlisted grade of the Civil Air Patrol cadet program. At this rank a Chief usually serves as a Squadron First Sergeant. However, a Chief may also be a Flight Sergeant. Lastly, like a Senior Master Sergeant, a Chief may serve as a Flight Commander if there is a shortage in officers.

The grade accompanies the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Achievement.

In order for a cadet to earn this grade, the cadet must pass the Leadership Achievement 7 test, and the only aerospace education test that the cadet has not yet passed. The cadet must also take and pass their Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT), attend at least one moral leadership session in their squadron since their last promotion, have actively participated, and finally, the cadet must have spent at least 60 days as a Cadet Senior Master Sergeant.

In addition, the grade of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant is kept for another 60 days after which the cadet had earned the Goddard Achievement. Upon completing a physical fitness test and speech given to the squadron, and after the extra 60-day term, the cadet will earn the Neil Armstrong Achievement, which is the final achievement a cadet is able to receive before promoting on to officership.

Cadet Chief Master Sergeants are to be referred to as "Chief" by other cadets and "Cadet" by Senior Members.

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