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Character Development - Promotion Requirements

Because each of the Character Development lessons build upon the previous lessons, cadets are highly encouraged to attend all Character Development forums offered by the Unit.

For promotion eligibility, a cadet must participate in at least one (1) Character Development forum in the 90 days prior to requesting a Promotions Board.

It is the cadet’s responsibility to request that the CDI Officer / Chaplain sign the Promotion Progress Form to verify attendance. Once the promotion eligibility block is verified, document all additional Character Development Forums in the "Additional Activities" section at the top of page 2 of the Promotion Progress Form.

NOTE: For Achievement 1, the mandatory Character Development Forum is the Cadet Wingman Course.

Cadet Cadre - Teaching Assistant Info

The New Values for Living 2.0 Character Development Curriculum:

  • The new lessons will run on a two-year cycle starting with the 2019 January lesson on Integrity. The lessons build on each other and are intended to be done in order, so every squadron will be doing the same lesson the same month.

  • Phase 1 and 2 cadets will be participants in the new program. Phase 3 cadets will assist facilitators and will help run the small group discussions and activities.

  • The new lessons use a facilitated learning model designed to give the cadets a transformational learning experience that helps them internalize the character trait in each lesson.

  • The old Values for Living materials are no longer authorized after the end of 2018. As such, no more FACS analyses will be required after 1 January 2019.


Phase 3 Cadet Resources:






CAP National Headquarters Character Development Resources

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