Cadet Senior Airman

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 2, unless eligible for a JROTC accelerated promotion (see CAPR 60-1,

2.   Leadership:  
Pass an online test on Learn To Lead, chapter 3, with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book. 

This test includes multiple-choice questions and a section testing performance in drill and ceremonies.

3.   Aerospace:  
Pass an online test on one of the Aerospace Dimensions modules with a grade of 80% or higher, open-book.  You may take the Aerospace Dimensions modules in any order.

4.   Fitness: 
Participate in at least 1 fitness activity in the squadron.
If the Cadet Physical Fitness Test has not been attempted for 180 days or more, re-attempt it. 
Consider the personal fitness goals you set during Achievement 1; evaluate your progress and continue exercising regularly.

5.   Character:   
Participate in at least 1 character activity in the squadron. 

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.

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

Element member, support staff assistant, or element leader

After overhauling her first automobile engine at 13, Mary Feik turned to aircraft engines and military aircraft at 18, eventually teaching aircraft maintenance to crew chiefs and mechanics for the U.S. Army Air Force in 1942.  Colonel Feik is credited with becoming the first woman engineer in research and development in the Air Technical Service Command’s Engineering Division.  In addition to logging more than 5,000 hours as a B-29 flight engineer, engineering observer and pilot in fighter, attack, bomber, cargo and training aircraft, she also designed high-performance and jet fighter pilot transition trainers as well as aircraft maintenance trainers.  Not just noted as a pilot but also a writer, Feik authored pilot training manuals and technical engineering reports that were distributed throughout the armed forces.

She accomplished so much but here’s what she said about her proudest moment, in 2003: “My ultimate honor [is] the Civil Air Patrol cadet achievement created in my name.”  In her final years, she tirelessly visited cadets at wing conferences, encampments, and other special events around the nation.

Colonel Feik was a special inspiration to female cadets, as illustrated in this snapshot where a female cadet officer proudly displays her Feik Achievement Ribbon signed by Colonel Feik. 

My ultimate honor is the Civil Air Patrol cadet achievement created in my name.

Mary Feik