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Wright Brothers Award

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 3, unless eligible for a JROTC accelerated promotion (see CAPR 60-1, 5.6.2.3).

2.   Leadership:  
Pass a comprehensive Learn to Lead exam, with a grade of 80% or higher, closed-book, untimed. 
This test includes multiple-choice questions from the first three chapters of Learn to Lead and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies. Because it is closed-book, the Wright Brothers Award exam is administered in the squadron. Talk with local leaders to schedule your exam.

3.   Aerospace:  
No requirement.

4.   Fitness: 
Attain the Healthy Fitness Zone (HFZ) in the Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT), 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:   
No requirement.   

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
Displays a positive attitude; optimistic; enthusiastic; team-orientated

Core Values
Aware of the Core Values; honest; wears uniform properly; practices customs and courtesies

Communication Skills
Listens actively; attentive; asks good questions

Sense of Responsibility
Follows directions; dependable; arrives ready to learn and serve; effective in managing own time

Interpersonal Skills
Not applicable

Critical Thinking
Not applicable

Delegation Skills
Not applicable
 

Typical Duties Upon Promotion

Element leader, support staff NCO, or flight sergeant
 

Special Readings

Creed of the Non-Commissioned Officer

Wright brothers' telegram home, following their first flight 


About the Wright Brothers

Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with achieving the first powered, controlled, sustained, heavier-than-air flight, on 17 December 1903.

 

 

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