Memory Work

Civil Air Patrol Safety Pledge

As a Civil Air Patrol member I pledge to promote an uncompromising safety environment for myself and others, and to prevent the loss of, or damage to Civil Air Patrol assets entrusted to me. I will perform all my activities in a professional and safe manner, and will hold myself accountable for my actions in all of our Missions for America.

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Oath

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 to be of service to my community, state, and nation.

Civil Air Patrol 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, or tolerate those who do.

Definition of Leadership

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 which renders obedience instinctive under all conditions. It is founded upon respect for, and loyalty to properly constituted authority.

The Value of Drill & 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 his actions on the group as a whole. Learning to follow is the beginning of leadership.