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Pennsylvania Wing Cadet Training Schools

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Course Descriptions

About Basic Cadet Orientation Program, Noncommissioned Academy, and Officer Training School

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About Basic Cadet Orientation Program (BCOP)

BCOP is a weekend school geared towards new CAP cadets.  It teaches basic skills of the Cadet Program and aims to prepare cadets for attending Encampment.  This course focuses on the fundamentals of teamwork, participation as a flight member in drill and ceremonies, wear of the CAP uniform, and basic customs and courtesies.

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About Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA)

NCOA is designed to bridge the gap between Encampment and CTS summer leadership schools - namely Leadership Development Course.  NCOA is focused on grooming CAP cadets to be leaders within their respective squadrons by teaching the leadership of small units, such as an element or a flight.  Cadets will learn how to properly call commands and drill a flight per AFMAN 36-2203 while beginning their education in leadership theory.

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About Officer Training School (OTS)

Following completion of the Leadership Development Course, cadets will begin their advanced leadership training and focus on building officership skills through OTS.  Aimed at cadets in the later stages of Phase 2 or in Phase 3, OTS teaches the foundations of advanced leadership theory such as Situational Leadership, Techniques in Counseling, and Managing Staff.  Cadets will be proficient in leading Squadron-level drill and build the foundations for leading a cadet squadron while preparing students to attend Region Cadet Leadership School

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