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NCR Cadet Leadership School

RCLS is designed for Cadet Officers to learn new skills and knowledge they need to be more effective leaders in their home squadrons and wings. The RCLS blends classroom theory with hands-on training to help cadets truly grasp the concepts being presented. There will be pre-RCLS readings, daily assignments, and group discussions on leadership, ethics, and management. The students that attend the RCLS will be expected to staff themselves and maintain the highest standards of academic performance and behavior. The RCLS is academically challenging and the students will have to manage their own time to ensure that they successfully complete RCLS.

To participate, cadets must have completed an encampment and hold the grade of C/MSgt or above.
RCLS or Cadet Officer School are pre-requisites for the Eaker Award.


The North Central Region will be holding a Region Cadet Leadership School (Virtual) from August 12 through August 18, 2024.  

The current plan is to slot between 25-35 students.  

***Priority will be given to Cadet students from NCR until June 30, 2024.  On July 1, 2024, any open slots will be made available for Cadets to apply from outside NCR.***

Program Goal:  To develop in cadets the Phase III leadership skills (indirect leadership) outlined in the cadet regulation’s Leadership Expectations (ref: CAPR 52-16, chapter 2). 

Eligibility:  Because RCLS addresses skills relating to indirect leadership and company-grade cadet officer topics, participating cadets need to be cadet officers or cadets on the cusp of Officership.  Cadets must have completed an encampment and hold the grade of C/MSgt or above.  

Tentative Schedule:  Weeklong activity.  Monday, August 12 – All day  0800-2000;  Tuesday, August 13 through Friday, August 16 – evening large group session, with 2 hours of morning or afternoon cohort class (dependent on cohort leader);  Saturday, August 17 – All day 0800-2000;  Sunday, August 18 – Morning, with early afternoon graduation

Executive Team:
     Activity Director: Lt Col Tom Anez
     Cadet Commander: C/Maj Tate Mabie
     Executive Officer:  C/Maj Ethan Hillard     
     Chief of Staff: C/Maj Sean Haggerty


Check back for updates on or about 1 June 2024

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