Applications will open on Oct 28.

The next staff rotation will begin Tues, Dec 5, 2023 and end on Tues, May 28, 2024

Cadet Staff Positions open may include:

  • Administration
  • Aerospace Education
  • Command NCO – (to be determined)
  • Communications
  • Emergency Services
  • First Sergeant – multiple positions
  • Flight Commander – multiple positions
  • Flight Sergeant – multiple positions
  • Leadership – multiple positions
  • Supply
  • Public Affairs & Marketing
  • Recruiting & Retention
  • Safety

Note: There are multiple positions available for some categories.

We have 26 staff positions to fill.
Position descriptions and responsibilities can be viewed here
We reserve the right to leave positions open should we deem it in the best interest of the squadron.

You will be asked to submit your Top 5 Staff Position preferences.
We will consider your preferences, but also have to take into account what is best for both individuals and the unit. Review the list of staff position and have your Top 5 ready.

Applications Timeline

Oct 28 – Cadet Staff Applications Open
Nov 4 – Cadet Staff Applications Close
Nov 11 – Required Cadet Staff Selection Event @ Squadron Bldg
Dec 2 – Required Incoming Cadet Staff Training  @ Squadron Bldg

For this application:

You will need to have two (2) documents created and ready to upload into the online application.

Hint: Do not write a book.
The goal of a resume and cover letter is to land an interview.
In the interview, you have the opportunity to go more in depth.

1. Resume in a standard format, emphasizing important CAP items.
You may include relevant non-CAP experiences/education, especially if you are newer to CAP.
We recommend you create your resume using the Technical Document information in CAPP 60-32 Staff Duty Analysis.

Use a professional template of your choice.
If this is your first time applying and you’ve never created a resume before, there are many templates available in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Here’s a sample resume.
However, you should customize your resume to fit your own experiences and beliefs that make you an ideal candidate.

Do not submit a resume in memorandum format.
That format is unacceptable and may result in your not being offered an interview slot.

2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter

This is your chance to use your own words to make you stand out.
Tell me why you are awesome, why you are a great fit for staff, why you want to serve, what you’ll get out of it, how you’ll help others – in short, why you should get an interview.

Keep it to a single page, in your choice of format, but be professional. Treat this like a cover letter. You are applying for a job.
I’m not going to tell you what you “have to say” – everyone is an individual.
You can read job descriptions and if you’ve been active, you know a bit from observation what our operation is like.
You have the opportunity to ask questions now before the application window closes.

If you need some ideas of what you “could” include, see these below.

  • Why you want to serve on cadet staff
  • What skills do you hope to use as a staff member
  • What skills do you want to build during your staff term
  • What qualities you have that make you a great team member
  • What role you want to play in Anoka’s goals in the next term
  • Any other aspects, qualities and/or skills about you that you think important for the evaluating team to know at the time of application

Flight Commander Applicants:
If you select Flight Commander as one of your top 5 positions, you must also submit three sample flight plans: one for a training flight, one for an Airman flight and one for a Staff Development flight.
Please see this link for flight plan submission requirements.

All required application elements must be received by 2100 on Nov 4 for full consideration.

Ideal applicants:

  • Demonstrate commitment to advancing your education having earned a minimum 2 promotions in the last 12 months*
  • Must be a current, active member.
  • Want to serve, learn and build your skills
  • Committed to consistent, timely email communication.

Staffing guidelines:
Staff members are expected to do work outside of Tuesday meeting nights.

*Promotion requirements do not apply to Eaker or Spaatz cadets

All eligible applicants will interview in-person on Sat. Nov 11.
Your interview time will be assigned as soon as applications close.

Interviews on Sat Nov 11 are mandatory

Anyone with a pre-existing extenuating circumstances should have notified Lt Col Albright before now.
Thank you for respecting this process and all the work that goes into Staff Selection by our volunteers.

Important Dates:
If you are selected for staff, these are important dates you need to have on your calendar:

Sat Nov 11 – Required Cadet Staff Selection Event (Time is TBA, but expect this to be a fuller day)
Must commit to being available for the entire event with a morning arrival and mid-late afternoon departure..

Sat Dec 2 –0830-1200 Required Cadet Staff Training
All selected Cadet Staff will meet at the squadron for initial training.
This is required.
Sat. Feb 24 Mid-Term Required Cadet Staff Training – Time TBD

See the squadron visual Google Calendar on this page to click on and save these items to your personal calendar.
Better yet, save the Anoka Google Calendar to your own so all these dates appear on your digital calendar.

If you have questions during this application process, please direct your questions to Lt Col. Albright at

Semper Vigilans,

Mary Albright Lt Col, CAP
Deputy Commander for Cadets