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Minnesota Cadet Competition

2024 Season Minnesota Cadet Competition

Date: March 15-17, 2024

Arrival time: Fri March 15, 2024. Time 1800-1900

Director: Capt Jennifer Kluzak,

Deputy of Operations: 1st Lt Cally Jacobson,

Deputy of Support: Capt Nik Vivier,

Manual in Use: CAPP 60-75

Location: Camp Ripley T-Building 7-131

Team Registration

Registration Link: Team Registration

Registration deadline: Feb 15, 2024

Team Registration Fee: $150 per team

Payment deadline: Feb 17, 2024


Cadet Competition Information Webinar

Click Here to watch the Cadet Comp Webinar

The Cadet Competition is a traditional display of precision, excellence, and discipline.  Color guards from around Minnesota travel to compete for the title of Minnesota Color Guard.  From practical indoor presentations to highly standardized outdoor ceremonies, the cadet competition is designed to select the only the best of the best.  Each year, the top two teams at the Minnesota Wing competition advance to the North Central Region competition.

Team Requirements

Squadrons may send more than one team, but each team must provide the following:

Included Events

The following events will be evaluated at the Minnesota Cadet Competition:

  • Physical Fitness

  • Indoor Posting of the Colors

  • Outdoor Posting of the Colors (we'll provide the flag)

  • Panel Quiz

  • Standard Drill

  • Element Standard Drill

  • Team Leadership Problem

  • Uniform Prep and Spot Inspection

  • Urban Direction Finding

  • Pre-Competition Service Project

Arrival information


Teams should arrive in a CAP vehicle.

Teams should arrive at T-Building 7-131 no later than 1900.


Watch for details in early 2024


Required forms

Please ensure you have the following forms & documents with you for each participating cadet. These will need to be verified by a staff member at check-in. 

Uniform and equipment

Competitors should bring PT, ABU, and Class B Blues uniforms to wear in accordance with CAPR 39-1.  Senior members may wear any uniform combination listed in CAPR 39-1 (exception: no flight suits).

Teams should bring the following equipment to the competition.  This equipment is not provided.

  • Web belts

  • Flag holsters

  • Gloves

You do not need to bring additional equipment, but you may do so for warm-up or non-competitive purposes.  For all applicable competition events, flags, rifles, and stands will be provided to you.


  • Friday dinner will not be provided, teams should plan accordingly and eat before arrival.

  • The competition will provide Saturday Breakfast and Lunch. Saturday dinner will not be provided and is at the teams' discretion.

  • Breakfast on Sunday will be provided and the teams will be responsible for Lunch after their departure. 

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