About Cadet Corp

The California Cadet Corps, officially founded in 1911 by the California Legislature and then Adjutant General BG Edwin A. Forbes, is thought to be the oldest known program of its type in the country.  The Cadet Corps is a school-based, applied leadership program conducted within a military framework and is designed to provide maximum growth and leadership opportunities for cadets from the elementary through the High School levels and stresses six objectives:
• Develop leadership skills
• Enhance academic achievement
• Foster good citizenship
• Promote patriotism
• Provide basic military knowledge
• Encourage health, wellness, and fitness

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