Cadet Honor Academy
The Cadet Honor Academy prepares cadets to serve on color guards and honor guards while simultaneously furthering their individual character development. Cadet Honor Academies are hosted by Regions and may be conducted as a "weekend" activity.
Interim Guidance, January 2013
Some of the resources below are formal lesson plans, others are simply great source documents that can serve as a jumping-off point for a cadet who will instruct in that content area. Instructors are welcome to use their own materials, too.
A2 - Flag Protocol & Critical Perspectives
American Legion "Flag Myths"
American Legion "Let's Be Right on Flag Etiquette"
"'God for Harry!...The Evolution of the Sacred Flag..." (section on "Civil Religion"), by Dr. Ron Hassner
A4 - DDR Ambassadorship
DDR-X activity guide
A5 - Texas vs. Johnson
Landmarks: Historic US Supreme Court Decisions Lesson 15
Basic Drill Competency
Cadet Drill Guide, drill training sequence, pp. 5-6
Advanced Uniform, Dress, and Appearance
U1 - Uniform Clinic
Color Guard Ceremonial Training
C1 - Color Guard Formations
C2 - Manual of Arms
C3 - Drill With Colors
C4 - Wheels & Abouts With Colors
C5 - Outdoor Presentations of the Colors
C6 - Indoor Presentations of the Colors
USAF Drill & Ceremonies Manual- AFMAN 36-2203, November 2013
USAF Honor Guard Manual - AFMAN 34-515, August 2015
USAF Honor Guard Manual/Training Guide- September 2016
CAP Drill & Ceremonies- CAPP 60-20, August 2016
Honor Guard Ceremonial Training
H1 - Cordon, door sentry, usher, and personal escort duties
CAP Unit Honor Guard Program see chapter 11
H2 - Flag bearer and master of ceremonies duties for Changes of Command
Guide to CAP Protocol, see attachment 4
H3 - Wreath-Laying Ceremonies
CAP Unit Honor Guard Program see chapter 12
H4 - POW/MIA Table Ceremonies & POW/MIA Historical Perspectives
Air Force Association POW/MIA Table Ceremony
Courage Under Fire, (experiences of a POW - figher pilot - philosopher) by VAdm James Bond Stockdale
H5 - Funerals & Casket Handling
It is recommended that cadets NOT receive training in this area
How to Establish a Squadron Program
P1 - Opportunities for color guards and honor guards in the local community
"CAP Unit Honor Guard Program" see chapter 4
P2 - Equipment: Needs and Wants
P3 - Introduction to the Wreaths Across America Program
CAP WAA Homepage
P4 - Competitive Teams
"National Cadet Competition Manual"
Honor Training for Social Life
S1 - Formal Introductions
"Respect on Display"
S2 - Making Toasts
S3 - Job Interview & Meeting Etiquette
S4 - Formal Dining Etiquette
"How to Behave at a Formal Dinner"
S5 - Formal Dancing Etiquette
S6 - The Lost Art of Thank-You Notes
"Respect on Display"