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National Cadet Competition

National Cadet Competition

30 Jun - 2 Jul 2018

Civil Air Patrol's National Cadet Competition showcases the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the squadron-level and new areas of learning that are important to America.

Sixteen teams consisting of six cadets each compete for the USAF Chief of Staff Outstanding Team Championship Trophy. Each team was selected from the very best during previous state- and regional-level competitions. These extraordinary young people train for months and sometimes years to demonstrate their excellence in a wide range of activities in the arenas of leadership, aerospace, fitness and character. During the 3-day competition, cadets compete in physical challenges, test their knowledge of aviation and leadership, demonstrate the highest levels of precision and teamwork in posting the colors, and above all, cheer each other on in the spirit of teamwork.

To achieve its mission and vision, the National Cadet Competition program pursues the following goals:

1. Promote excellence in squadron-level cadet programs.
2. Promote individual excellence and learning in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character.
3. Showcase today’s cadets as tomorrow’s aerospace leaders.
4. Achieve ever-increasing programmatic efficiency and return on investment. 

Check out the official photo/video pool for capturing our volunteer members participating in Civil Air Patrol's National Cadet Competition, which is on Flickr at If you are participating or just there watching, join the group to add your photos and video clips. Your images could end up on CAP digital and print products!

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NCC Competitor Information

CAPP 60-45 Coming by 15 March** New Date

2018 NCC Competing Teams Coming Soon

2017 NCC Results


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