Cadet Programs FAQ
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How old do I have to be?
You must be at least 12 but not yet 19 to join as a cadet.
How much does it cost?
Expenses will be about $100 to get started in CAP. Depending on participation in activities and fees at your unit, you can expect to spend about $300 - $600 in the first year.
WILL I BE REQUIRED TO JOIN THE MILITARY?
Cadets are never obligated to join the military, but 10% of all Air Force Academy cadets got their start in CAP.
WHO SUPERVISES THE CADETS?
Adult volunteers, fingerprinted and screened by the FBI, chaperone all cadet activities.