The following memory work is required to be memorized before graduating the Learning Phase, and being promoted to C/SSgt. In addition, each cadet will be required to memorize their chain of command (given at the squadron meetings). For Promotion to Cadet Airman, cadets will memorize The Cadet Oath and The Cadet Honor Code.
I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol cadet program, and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation.
Cadet Honor Code
On my honor, as a Civil Air Patrol Cadet of the California Wing, I will not lie, cheat, steal or commit any act of intentional dishonesty or tolerate those who do.
The Value of Drill and Ceremonies
On the drill field the individual learns to participate as a member of a team, to appreciate the need for discipline, that is to respond to authority, to follow orders promptly and precisely and to recognize the effects of their actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of leadership.
The Definition of Leadership
The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.
The Definition of Military Discipline
Military discipline is that mental attitude and state of training which renders obedience instinctive under all conditions. It is founded upon respect for, and loyalty to properly constituted authority.