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Cadet Development

The Cadet Development Division provides cadets with experiences and opportunities to learn and discuss what it means to serve as a leader of character in the Profession of Arms. Learn more about our various programs below.

  • Character & Leadership Seminars
    Each year, cadets take part in various character and leadership development courses, workshops and lectures.
  • Honor Education
    Honor Education is a four-year continuum beginning during Basic Cadet Training (BCT). Lessons prepare cadets to live honorably – in alignment with Air Force Core Values – during their tenure as cadets in preparation for commissioning as officers in the United States Air Force.
  • Falcon Heritage
    Falcon Heritage connects the Cadet Wing with our nation’s distinguished veterans and their history in order to strengthen appreciation for Air Force heritage and enhance perspective on leading with character in the Profession of Arms.
  • Cadet Service Leadership (CSL)
    Placing service before self is not only a core value for the Academy, but for every member of the Air Force. Involvement in volunteer service activities help cadets understand the true value of serving others, while building on their leadership, interpersonal and critical thinking skills.