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Achievement 7 - Goddard

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 6, 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 7, 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 Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Dr. Robert Goddard is called "The Father of Modern Rocketry."  His research led to the patent of the first multistage rocket and the development of the liquid-fueled rocket, as well as many of the ideas that became standards in rocketry. During his day, people laughed at his ideas, called him "Moon Man," and in 1920 the editorial page of the New York Times accused him of "lacking the knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."  Of course, his revolutionary ideas were proven correct, and 49 years later, on the day that Apollo 11 astronauts launched on their voyage to the moon, the Times issued a correction. Today, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center is home to the nation's largest organization of scientists, engineers and technologists who build spacecraft, instruments and new technology to study Earth, the sun, our solar system and the universe. Dr. Goddard's story demonstrates that scientific fact wins in the end. 


Cadet Heritage Document

Letter from Dr. Goddard's widow

 

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