The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) is a youth development organisation with cadet membership reserved for male and female high school students between the ages of 12 and 17.
The programme has full-time staff members but is mostly made up of enthusiastic volunteers from a cross-section of the Caymanian community who serve in the adult officer and Adult NCO ranks.
The cadet programme is based on the British ACF 4-star progressive training system, with the requisite subjects being available at all four-star levels.
A cadet who serves four years in the Corps and completes the entire 4-star programme gains an Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) at each level.
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. It prepares them for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and privileges as Caymanians.
The programme is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and country.
The Cayman Island Cadet Corps is a National Voluntary Youth organisation.It is sponsored by the Governor’s office and administered and originally operated by the Ministry of Education, with assistance from the RCIP, and provides challenging military-style, adventurous and community activities. We are currently under the Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth Sports and Culture Affairs.
To achieve what has been stated in our Vision, the CICC has laid out the following mission statements.
The Cayman Islands Cadet Corps (CICC) aims to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to God the Almighty, the Sovereign, the Cayman Islands and their community, and to develop in them the qualities required of a good citizen.
|Drill||Dress and Turnout||Field Craft and Adventure|
|Map and Compass||Music and Band||Physical training and Sports|
|Seamanship (Marine Skills)||Leadership||Search and Rescue|
|Fire Safety Skills||First Aid||Duke of Edinburgh Award|
“Leading the Way…Who Endures Wins”