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National Cadet Team

We are a youth development practice comprised of full-time paid and part-time unpaid professionals working together to serve today's cadets. Team members include educators, aviators, retired military, other professionals, and cadet alumni. Our office is located in Montgomery, Alabama, on Maxwell Air Force Base. Volunteer members serve from their homes, located all across the nation.



Mission & Vision

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Team Mission & Vision

Mission:  Provide research-based and strategic-level educational, policy, and programmatic leadership to the CAP cadet community.

Vision:  Constantly improving the cadet experience for today's cadets

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Curt LaFond*

Director   bio

Erin Berry*

Deputy Director

Col Ned Lee, CAP

Senior Policy Advisor   bio    

Col Darin Ninness, CAP     

CP Staff Coordinator   bio

AJ Flateau*

Diversity Group

Tammy Hallihan*     

Services Group

Elizabeth Hornbach*

Adult Training Group

Joanna Lee*

Curriculum Group

Margarita Mesones*
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Aviation Group

Kathrine Schmidt*

Aviation Group

Katie Thurson*

Cadet Protection

Denotes full-time employee

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National Cadet Team vacancies are posted online as they occur.  


Cadet News + Innovations

Cadet News + Innovations is our annual newsletter, published each summer, describing what's new and on the horizon in cadet life. 








Last updated 11 September 2023. Stay tuned to the Cadet Blog and the Proving Grounds for information on these initiatives.


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