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Achievement 6 - Doolittle

How to Become Eligible for Promotion

1.   General Advancement Pre-Requisites  (Ref: CAPR 60-1, 5.2.3)
Be a current CAP cadet, as shown in eServices.
Possess a CAP uniform and wear it properly.
Be able to recite the Cadet Oath from memory.
Participate actively in unit meetings.
Have spent a minimum of 8 weeks (56 days) in Achievement 5, unless eligible for a JROTC accelerated promotion (see CAPR 60-1, 5.6.2.3).

2.   Leadership
Pass an online test on Learn to Lead chapter 4, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. 
This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies.

3.   Aerospace:   
Pass an online test on one of the Aerospace Dimensions  modules, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. You may take the Aerospace Dimensions modules in any order.

4.   Fitness: 
Have attained the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) in the Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT), within the previous 180 days, under the "run plus 2 out of 3" rule. 
 

Healthy Fitness Zone - Males

Age

1-Mile

Pacer 
(20m laps)

Curl
Ups

Push
Ups

Sit & Reach
(avg. inches)

12

10.40

23

18

10

8

13

9.46

29

21

12

8

14

9.22

36

24

14

8

15

9.04

42

24

16

8

16

8.42

47

24

18

8

17

8.22

50

24

18

8

18 +

8.04

54

24

18

8

 

Healthy Fitness Zone - Females

Age

1-Mile

Pacer 
(20m laps)

Curl
Ups

Push
Ups

Sit & Reach
(avg. inches)

12

10.40

23

18

7

10

13

10.20

25

18

7

10

14

10.09

27

18

7

10

15

9.58

30

18

7

12

16

9.46

32

18

7

12

17

9.34

35

18

7

12

18 +

9.22

38

18

7

12

 

5.   Character:   
Participate in at least 1 character activity in the squadron.    
 

Leadership Expectations

Fulfilling the promotion eligibility requirements above is only half the battle. You also need to show that you have some leadership skills. Look at the goals below and once in a while ask yourself how well you're doing in those areas.

Attitude
Maintains a positive attitude and encourages good attitudes in others; does not flaunt rank or authority

Core Values
Displays commitment to Core Values; promotes team spirit, professionalism, and good sportsmanship as a team leader

Communication Skills
Proficient in informal public speaking (i.e., in giving directions to and training junior cadets)

Sense of Responsibility
Enforces standards; trustworthy in supervising a small team and leading them in fulfillment in a series of simple tasks; given a plan, is able to carry it out

Interpersonal Skills
Guides and coaches junior cadets; recognizes when junior cadets need help; leads by example; is not a "boss"

Critical Thinking
Not applicable

Delegation Skills
Not applicable
 

Typical Duties Upon Promotion

Support staff NCO, flight sergeant, first sergeant, or flight commander
 


About Gen Jimmy Doolittle

Before he volunteered for military service during WWII, Jimmy Doolittle was a leading figure in aviation and one of the first individuals to earn a doctorate in aeronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1925. His many accomplishments aloft include his winning nearly every notable aviation trophy and being the first airman to fly "blind," using instruments alone. When war arrived, Doolittle returned to the Army Air Corps (he had served as a lieutenant in the 1920s). America was desperate to avenge Pearl Harbor, although few dared imagine we could hit Japan, for bombers had never launched from aircraft carriers. Such a mission was dubious technically, and ultra-dangerous for being a one-way flight, with crews either crashing in China or bailing-out as they ran out of fuel. For leading the daring air raid on Tokyo, he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, and his men -- The Doolittle Raiders -- were recognized with a Congressional Gold Medal (pictured). Later in the war, Generals Hap Arnold and Tooey Spaatz mentored Doolittle, helped hone his leadership skills, and he successfully commanded the 8th, 12th, and 15th Air Forces. By war's end, he had risen to the grade of lieutenant general. In the twilight of his life, still a celebrated American hero, President Regan promoted him to four-star general.


Cadet Heritage Document

Letter from Gen. Doolittle

 

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