(SER-GA-112) Gwinnett County Composite Squadron
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Becoming a CAP Cadet

To become Gwinnett CAP Cadet, you must:

  • Be a US resident, age 12 to 21

  • Attend an Open House or information session during the recruiting period, followed by a minimum of three cadet meetings

  • Fill out an application, including medical consent form and health certificate

  • Pay annual Georgia Wing and squadron dues

  • Purchase uniform items (see Expenses below)

Upcoming Open House

Gwinnett County Composite Squadron starts new cadets in the Great Start Program in a cohort. Our next cohort starts on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 6:30pm at our new location on the north side of the Gwinnett County Airport, Hangar 8, 690 Airport Rd., Lawrenceville, GA.  Followed by the second meeting on Saturday, April 13, 2024.  Application information is 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, an ABU belt, and potentially a cover (hat) depending on availability.

Cadet meetings are held every Thursday evening at 6:45 pm (1845 hours) in Hangar 8 located at 690 Airport Rd., Lawrenceville, GA. Follow us on social media for updates about upcoming open houses and more about what we do.

Learn more 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 informed of the anticipated costs prior to signing up for special events.

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