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National Cadet Competition 2018 Competitor and Staff Information
Dates for Competition June 28 – July 3, 2018

May 9, 2018 Rev B

 Updates in Red

1.  Get Ready for NCC 2018! This website outlines some of the key details for the 2018 NCC.  Region DCPs share this information with your teams.

2.  Leadership. Our NCC Director is Lt Col Robert W. Shaw, CAP, who’ll be assisted by Maj Tom Miller as Deputy Director for Operations and Maj Lee Tallier as Deputy Director for Support. Senior members and cadets are needed to serve as marshals, judges and staff support. To volunteer for staff, please contact us at

3.  Logistics.

a.  Schedule Overview:

Tues 26 Jun

Wed 27 Jun

Thurs 28 Jun 

Fri 29 Jun 

Sat 30 June - Mon 2 Jul

Tue 3 Jul

Command Staff travel

Staff Travel

Team travel 

Team travel & welcome brief

Competitive events, award ceremony & AE Activity


b.  Location: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  

c.  Region Participation: Each Region is invited to send two teams of six cadets and two escorts. 

d.  Uniform of the Day: Cadets will be in the “blues” uniform during a majority of the activity. “Blues” means short-sleeved, open collar, otherwise known as Class B as described in CAPM 39-1 para BDUs are not needed. However, ensure you have appropriate athletic gear as indicated below in para 7.b. Escorts and spectators are requested to wear “blues,” “aviator” or “polo” combinations. 

e.  Cadet Staff should bring  “blues”, PT, ABU’s or BDU’s. Senior Staff are requested to wear “blues,” “aviator” or “polo” combinations based on duty assignment.

f.  Casual wear permitted after hours.


4.  Planning Milestones & Registration Procedures                 





Wing and Region Competition Date and Information needed

1 Feb

Wing and Region/CP email

Each Wing and Region are required to advise if they are holding a competition. We need a response advising YES or NO. Information needed:

Date of competition, Contact person and contact information, website where competition information is posted or where it is advertised, Announcement Letter for competition.

If you need a staff member from NCC to attend your competition please let us know well in advance so we may be able to send someone.

Region Registration

15 Apr

Region/CP email

Indicate how many teams the Region will send (0, 1, or 2). Indicate if/when the Region will hold/held its competition or how and when it is selecting its teams. If fewer than two teams, please let us know as early as possible so another region can get a third team to participate.

Escort Registration

1 May

Lead escort complete online registration via eServices

Register via eServices and fill in additional information forms.   Indicate two senior escorts per team (lead and assistant).  Escorts must have driving privileges indicated on their 101 card.  The privilege(s) must be the same as the vehicle they are tasked to drive (typically 7/8 pax and/or 12 pax passenger vans).

Final CAPP 52-4 Posted/Spectator Registration Opens

1 May

NCC Staff post online  NCC Spectator registration opens on Eventbrite.  Eventbrite site will be set up by NHQ and provided to NCC staff.

Webinar #1

16 May 2000 hrs CDT (2100 EDT)

Webinar #1 is for Lead Escorts only see --> for registration link.

Informational webinar; 1 escort per team is expected to participate. Will include a Q & A. Use registration link to register for Webinar #1:

Cadet Registration

15 May

Cadets complete online registration via eServices

Cadets register themselves online via eServices.  Team lead fills in additional data forms for 6 competing cadets, identifies Team Cadet Commander, and identifies the elective events in which each cadet would like to participate.

Travel Itinerary

1 Jun

Team Lead provides via dropbox

Team Lead provides a detailed itinerary, ticket confirmations, etc. via dropbox file submission link

Spectator Registration

1 Jun

Spectators complete online registration - TBA

All spectators must complete online registration via Eventbrite Link - TBA to gain access to NCC and purchase Meal & Awards Ceremony tickets at a cost of $25.00.

Webinar #2

12 Jun Time to be advised

NHQ will provide access code to escorts by 9 Jun

Informational webinar; each Team Cadet Commander and 1 escort per team is expected to participate.

CPFT Waiver Requests

16 Jun

Send CPFT Medical Waiver Requests to NCC Staff

Use CAPP 52-18, Attachment 1 with doctor certification if applicable using dropbox file submission link


5.  Travel to Wright State University

          a.   Airfare Policy. Each team will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare to Dayton International Airport, Dayton Ohio (DAY) as primary and Columbus, Ohio (CMH) as an alternate. To minimize the financial burden on members/regions, NHQ will reimburse airfare, airport parking & baggage fees up to $2,700.00 per team (6 cadets and 2 escorts). Legible, dated receipts with name of traveler and paid amount must be provided for reimbursement. Reimbursements will be made to the individual that paid for the ticket. We do not pay for tickets that use any type miles or other rewards points to secure the ticket. Also, CAP does not reimburse flight change fees, insurance, business, reimbursable, or first class tickets or upgrades, such as extra room. Airline tickets must be purchased at least 21 days before the date of travel. Upload documents to Teams must arrive at Dayton International Airport (DAY) as primary and Columbus, Ohio (CMH) as an alternate between 1200 on Jun 28th and 1900 on Jun 29th. Any exceptions must be coordinated with NCC staff prior to purchasing tickets. CAP will arrange ground transportation to Wright State University. If a team will be traveling from outside the continental United States, NHQ will work to provide additional cost offset. Upload documents to  

          b.   Driving Policy. Teams located within 500 miles will drive to Wright State University.  Teams located within 500 miles will drive to Wright State University. Teams outside 500 miles may drive if approved by NCC staff. CAP will reimburse fuel costs and 1 overnight stay (4 rooms maximum—1 for each escort and 2 rooms shared by cadets) to and from NCC. Upload documents to  

          c.   Arrival & Departure Information.

Flying: Arrival and departure airport is Dayton International Airport (DAY) primary and Columbus International Airport (CMH) alternate. Command Staff arrives Jun 26, General Staff (seniors and cadets) arrive Jun 27th, Teams arrive Jun 28th starting around 1200 and 29th up to 1900. Departures for General staff and teams is Jul 3rd and command staff Jul 4th. Pick up location will be advised.  

Driving: Command Staff arrives Jun 26, General Staff (seniors and cadets) arrive Jun 27th, Teams arrive Jun 28th starting around 1200 and 29th up to 1900. Departures for General staff and teams is Jul 3rd and command staff Jul 4th. 

Travel Itinerary: Upload your travel itinerary via our NCC Dropbox submission link  Travel itineraries and receipt must be uploaded to Please note: CAP does not reimburse flight change fees, insurance, business, reimbursable, or first class tickets or upgrades, such as extra room. Airline tickets must be purchased at least 21 days before the date of travel. Reimbursement will occur as quickly as possible after submission. If this creates significant challenges, please notify Lt Col Robert Shaw directly at or Lt Col Phyllis Griffin at, the Finance Officer. 


6.  Lodging, Meals & Ground Transportation at Wright State University

          a.   Ground Transportation.  NCC will provide ground transportation from the airport to Wright State University for all teams and registered Staff Members. Spectators are encouraged to rent a vehicle at the airport. No spectator transportation will be provided.

          b.   Lodging.  Teams (2 escorts and 6 cadets) will be lodged at the Wright State University at no charge. 

          Spectator families, mentors, and visitors units, wings or regions will need to make hotel arrangements on their own. The Fairfield Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Hampton Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Red Roof Inn Dayton/Fairborn, Homewood Suites Dayton/Fairborn and Wingate Dayton/Fairborn are an easy 5-minute drive to Wright State University and several restaurants are within walking distance.

          c.   Meals. Teams will eat at the university dining facility and the meals are provided. Spectators will need to make their own arrangements and may be able to eat at the university dining facility for a fee.

          d.   Dinner/Buffet & Award Ceremony. All spectators are invited to a dinner and award ceremony on Monday 2 July. The time to be advised. Tickets are $25.00 and are available for purchase online through NCC Evenbrite registration link - TBA. Team members and escorts do not have to purchase tickets.


7.  Events

  a.   Indoor Posting of Colors - 4 Cadet Team 

  b.   Outdoor Posting of Colors - 3 Cadet Team  

  c.   Standard Drill - 4 Cadet Team 

  d.   Written Exam  

  e.   Cadet Physical Fitness Test - Athletic Equipment

  f.   Uniform Inspection: Uniform Preparation - 2 Cadet Team; Spot Inspection of Uniform Wear - 2 Cadet Team (chosen at random)   

  g.   Robotics: Calculator-Controlled Robot - 2 Cadet Team; Rover Races - 6 Cadet Team       

  h.   Panel Quiz - 4 Cadet Team 

  i.   Team Leadership Project - 6 Cadet Team 

  j.   Pre-Competition Service Project, with oral presentation - 2 Cadet Team 


8.  Miscellaneous Operational Matters

          a.   Color Guard Equipment.  For the teams’ travel convenience, NCC will provide flags, poles, flag stands, drill rifles, web belts, and flag carriers. **DO NOT BRING RIFLES TO COMPETITION. DO NOT BRING RIFLES TO COMPETITION. FACILITY DOES NOT ALLOW IT.**

          b.   Athletic Equipment.  Teams must provide their own athletic apparel. Only running shoes/sneakers may be worn during the physical fitness events (no boots). NCC will provide water and snacks. 

          c. CPFT Medical Limitations.  Cadets who have medical limitations affecting the CPFT must submit/upload their Waiver Request using CAPP 52-18, Attachment 1, via our NCC Dropbox submission link  Reference: CAPP 52-4, 2-5c.

          d. Robotics Event. Each Team will need to supply their own Robot and Programmable Calculator. The model numbers will be advised. These can be supplied by the squadron, group, wing or region. This way you will have time to be familiar with them prior to the event.

e. Robotics Equipment. Team will need to provide their own robotic vehicle and calculators. To be competitive in this event, teams will, of course, need to obtain their own robot kit ($99 via and graphing calculator ($60), and practice at the squadron prior to NCC. Suggested graphing calculators are referenced in the robot manual.


9.  Required Forms
Below are a list of required forms to be uploaded via our NCC Dropbox submission link

1.  Electronic CAP Form 31 - download your online CAPF 31 from eServices, print the last page, sign and have a parent or guardian sign it. Upload to the above link.

2. Wright State Hold Harmless Agreement - download the hold harmless agreement, get appropriate signatures and Upload to the above link and bring original with you.

3. Team Roster

4. CAPF 160

5. CAPF 161

6. Medical Waiver (if applicable) using CAPP 60-55 (formerly CAPP 52-18, Attachment 2)


 WENDY HAMILTON                         ROBERT W. SHAW, Lt Col, CAP
 Program Manager, NCSA                  Director, NCC


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