Becoming a CAP Cadet
To become a Gwinnett CAP Cadet you must:
• Be a US resident, age 12 to 21
• Attend a minimum of three cadet meetings
• Fill out an application including medical consent form and health certificate
• Pay dues
• Purchase uniform items (see below)
Gwinnett County Composite Squadron starts new cadets in the Great Start Program in a cohort. The next cohort will begin after the next open house, on January 14, 2023. Application information will be provided during the Great Start Program. During this time, cadets should wear a navy blue polo shirt with khaki pants and tennis shoes. Cadets will be issued an ABU blouse and pants during the Great Start Program. Cadets are responsible for purchasing black boots and an ABU belt, and potentially a cover (hat) depending on availability.
The cadet meetings are held every Thursday evening at 6:45 pm (1845 hours). We are located on the south side of the Gwinnett County airport at 740 Briscoe Blvd, Lawrenceville, GA. Follow us on social media for updates about upcoming open houses and to see more about what we do.
Click HERE to learn about the Great Start program.
Cadet uniform patches, ribbons, rank insignia, and accessories can be purchased individually. Some items are available from the squadron's own supply. A complete list of required uniform parts and accessories is provided with the application form available at the squadron and on this website.
Other expenses will occur, such as fees and costs for special events and classes. You will be told what anticipated costs are prior to signing up for special events.