CAC Term-Change Process for Commanders
Term-Change Applications for all CAC positions in WAWG are open on 1 August and close 15 August for RCAC Reps and WCAC Officers and 30 August for WCAC Representatives.
Cadets serve on Cadet Advisory Councils on a term-by-term basis, so every year on 30 September, every CAC Assignment* expires automatically in eServices. The new term begins on 1 October.
This means that commanders at every level in CAP need to enter CAC assignments before every new term starts, even for cadets who will be carrying the same job into the next term.
The WAWG Cadet Programs Team manages a centralized application process for all CAC positions that are hired within the wing, to give cadets across the wing an even experience, and reduce admin overhead for commanders.
Wing CP team will send each commander a list of their candidates at the beginning of the selection window shown below. The cascading selection windows prevent the accidental dual-hatting of cadets, by screening applicants who have already been selected for other CAC positions.
*Assignments made after 1 August don't expire until 30 September of the next year, to allow entry of the next-term's assignments before it begins.
Application Dashboard - View your applicants for the next CAC Term.
Selection Dashboard - View the by-unit status of CAC selections for the next CAC Term.
Term-Change Selection Windows
Wing Commander (15 - 30 August)
WCAC Vice Chair
Squadron Commanders (1 - 15 September)
Review your candidates found on the Application Dashboard, and select one primary and one assistant WCAC rep.
Watch out for candidates who have already been selected for other positions. See "Dual-Hatting" below.
Notify all cadets in your unit who was selected, starting with the candidates.
Input selected cadets using the eServices Cadet Duty Assignments module.
Squadron Commanders: Only appoint cadets to "WCAC" positions.
Do Not Delete Current Assignments: To ensure your cadets receive proper credit for serving a full term, do not delete any existing CAC assignments when entering your selections for the next term. The current-term assignments will automatically expire on 30 September.
Use Today's Date: Even though terms begin on 1 Oct, the "Date Assigned" should be the actual date of selection.
Carrying a position over into the next term. (Does not apply in 2021) If you want a cadet to keep the same position for the next term:
Do not delete their existing CAC assignment.
Copy the "Date Assigned" from their existing CAC assignment.
In the "Select Duty Position" menu, add the CAC assignment to the cadet as if it were new, using the original "Date Assigned" from above. This gives the cadet credit for their original start date, and extends their automatic removal date to 30 Sep, next year.
Unless there are no other options, avoid assigning cadets to more than one position. This ensures every position gets full focus, and that there are more opportunities for cadets.
Some positions may still be open at the beginning of the CAC term (1 Oct), or some may come open during the CAC term. The wing-wide applications are only open during the annual term-change process. Outside of that window, commanders are able (and encouraged) seek and hire applicants for vacant positions, but will have to do so directly themselves.
Be aware that if you fill a current-term CAC vacancy between 1 August and 30 September, it will carry into the next term automatically, unless manually removed at the end of the current term.
Cadets can only serve a total of 36 months at any one echelon of CAC. It's pretty uncommon for cadets to serve this long at one echelon, and we capture previous service in the application process for you.
This process isn't meant to limit a commander's prerogative for appointing cadets to CAC. While we strongly encourage commanders to select cadets from the applicant list we send them inside their windows, commanders have the authority to appoint any cadet they see fit at any time. Additionally, commanders have the authority to fill, remove, and replace any of these assignments at any time, and are able to use an election process to fill vacancies.