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Apply for Cadet Exec and Senior Member Staff

This page contains information on applying for Cadet Executive Staff, and applying for Senior Staff.

Cadet Executive Staff Selection

2022 Executive Applications Information

Applications accepted before: December 31, 2021

Interviews will take place on: January 15-16, 2022

The Encampment Commandant of Cadets is 1st Lt Sarah Hall.  Email your application documents to her at


Cadet executive staff are selected earlier on in the Encampment season.  Executive staff are responsible for managing large sections of the Encampment program.  Executive staff positions include:

  • CTG Commander

  • CTG Deputy Commander for Basic Learning (1st year students)

  • CTG Deputy Commander for Advanced Leadership (2nd year students)

  • CTG Executive Officer

  • CTG Squadron Commanders

  • Assistant Deputy Commander for Advanced Training

  • Head of Dining

  • Leadership Officer

To apply, send an email to the Commandant of Cadets (see above) with the following information, before the executive cadre application deadline (see above).

  1. A list, in order of preference, of the positions you are applying for.

  2. Your CAP Resume

  3. A memorandum style cover letter (per CAPP 1-2) (see templates) describing three goals you have for the top position you are applying for, and how those goals would enhance the Encampment as a whole.

  4. The name of one cadet and one senior member you have asked to represent you to the selecting panel.  They will be sent a brief Google Survey to fill out that will aid the panel in understanding your leadership style and strengths.  Please send their email addresses as well.

Please read MNENC Pamphlet 030-1 Cadre Selection to ensure you meet the grade requirements.  All applicants must be able to obtain C/Capt by the start of Encampment, and some positions require it to even apply.  All applicants must have promoted at least once between the end of last Encampment and the selection interviews.  Also read the OI on Cadre Reduction and Addition.  Email the Commandant of Cadets with any questions.

Senior Members

2022 Senior Staff Info

To be considered to serve on our 2022 MN Encampment Senior Staff, please fill out this year's interest form.

Senior Staff Interest Form link: Click here

After being selected for Senior Staff, you'll be asked to fill out and submit a CAPF 162.  Please email that form to

Encampment couldn't happen without senior member support.  If you're willing to volunteer your time as a senior member, just fill out the senior interest form above.  Senior members can be Training Officers, shadowing cadet flights and watching for safety, as well as more executive positions like Public Affairs, Logistics, Supply, Dining, or others.  If you have a field of interest, or if you can't make the whole week, let us know in your interest form.

CAP Driver's License

It is very helpful for all senior members to obtain their CAP driver’s license. This allows you to drive the CAP vans which transports the cadets to various locations while on base at Camp Ripley.  

To get a CAP Driver's license, you'll need to obtain a copy of your driver's record from the DMV and upload it to eServices.

  1. Log in to eServices

  2. Find Operations Qualifications under Menu > Operations > Operations Qualifications

  3. In the left hand side, click Driver's License.

  4. Enter your CAPID and upload your driver's record.

  5. Upload a picture of your driver's license, front and back.


After you’ve been selected to be on senior staff you will need to decide where you are going to stay at Camp Ripley.
Your options are:

  • Basic Officer Quarters – BOQ rooms (free), one or two bunks per room

  • Maid Service Quarters – MSQ rooms (nominal fee; around $30-$40/night), single bed

If you choose to stay in a BOQ room, you'll need to bring:

  • bedding/sleeping bag

  • pillow

  • shower towel

  • flip flops for use in shower

  • toiletries

MSQ room styles vary per area.  They include individual rooms with shared bath between 2 rooms, twin bed with bedding, TV, mini frig and towels. Official room rates range from $22.00 – $27.00 per night. Non-official rates range from $27.00 – $32.00 per night.

To reserve an MSQ room call Camp Ripley Billeting at 320-616-3140


Training Officer

We need several senior members to fill this role.  The Training Officer is the ever-present senior with the cadet flights.  They are there to guide and mentor the cadre and students throughout the week, but generally leave the direct leadership and command to the cadet cadre.  Since this is a mentorship role on general leadership and taking on adult responsibility, extensive CAP knowledge is not required.  Maturity and ability to help pass on life lessons to both cadre and students is paramount.  Because we need one for every flight (plus ALC), there end up being about 12 of these positions available! If you're interested in more information, check out our Training Officer Information page.  Sign up using the interest form above.

Logistics Officer

We need two senior members to fill this role.  Without logistics, nothing would happen.  The logistics and transportation officers make sure that everything we need at encampment is there.  From vehicles to bedding to toilet paper.  You'll also have a small cadet logistics staff to help with tasks like resupplying bathrooms, checking batteries, and anything else you might need.


We generally have one or two seniors supervising the dining process.  If you love management and cooking, head of dining might be for you!  If you just love cooking, still feel free to apply for this, and note that you don't want to be #1.  You'll have a full cadet dining staff (6-8 cadets) to assist in making, serving, and cleaning up the food.  You'll be working with previous Encampment meal plans, and you'll have flexibility to edit those if you'd like to.  You'll have an Encampment food budget and you'll be cooking for 200-300 people, three meals a day.  Sound like a lot?  It is!  But it's rewarding, and you'll be the highlight in every cadet's day.

Public Affairs Officer

We need two seniors to fill this role; a primary and secondary.  If you have experience in public affairs, journalism, photography, videography, or writing, this might be the position for you!  The PAO has 3-5 cadet staff members, and is responsible for managing Encampment's online presence before and during Encampment.  You and your staff will sort through lots of photos to find ones that will represent CAP and Encampment well, and you'll publish those on Facebook, Instagram, and PhotoBucket.  If you make videos, you can publish those on the Cadet Programs YouTube page.  For the Primary position, it's important to be able to manage your staff, set and achieve goals, train your staff, and do planning.  For the Secondary position, it's more important to have interest in one or more of the above areas, and preferably be able to teach those skills to your cadet staff.

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