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 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 nor tolerate those who do.
Definition of Leadership
Leadership is 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.
Definition of Military Discipline
Military Discipline is that mental attitude and state of training that renders obedience instinctive under all conditions. It is founded upon the respect for, and loyalty to, properly constituted authority.
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.