Senior Member Promotions Guide
Ref. CAPR 50-17, CAPR
Senior members are encouraged to pursue advancements
in rank. This page explains the basic process.
Level I and submit
CAPF 2A for the
Complete 6 months as a Senior Member.
(Request for Promotion Action) to unit commander for promotion.
Select a Specialty Track and notify the unit PDO of
Obtain approval from the Squadron Commander to begin
work on your selected Specialty Track.
Download the appropriate CAP
Pamphlet for your
specialty track to guide your progress.
Achieve Technician rating in a Specialty Track.
Submit CAPF 2A to record date of Tech rating and
submit CAPF 2A for the Leadership Ribbon.
Complete 12 months as a 2nd Lt.
Submit CAPF 2 to unit commander for promotion
beyond 1st Lt. require attendance in
instructor-led courses in the organization
of Civil Air Patrol. The first of these,
Squadron Leadership School (SLS), is
required as part of Level II (see below).
All senior members are encouraged to take
this course, regardless of their interest in
advancing in rank.
The second of these courses is the Corporate
Learning Course (CLC), and is required for
Level III. Level III is required for
promotion to Major.
SLS and CLC are both 2-day courses that are
typically offered over the same weekend.
Watch for email announcements from Wing HQ
for upcoming SLS and CLC sessions.
CAPF 24 to apply for Certificate of
Complete 18 months as 1st Lt.
CAPF 2 to unit commander for promotion.
Lora "Doc" Darrisaw