CI Cadet Corps

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 Purpose Of The Cadet Corps In Cayman

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 Main Objectives Of The CICC Are Defined In Its Charter, Vision And Mission Statement.

The Charter

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.

Vision Statement

To achieve what has been stated in our Vision, the CICC has laid out the following mission statements.

Mission Statement

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.

Benefits Of A Cadet Programme In The High School

Cadet training includes, but is not limited to:

DrillDress and TurnoutField Craft and Adventure
Map and CompassMusic and BandPhysical training and Sports
Seamanship (Marine Skills)LeadershipSearch and Rescue
Fire Safety SkillsFirst AidDuke of Edinburgh Award

The CICC Will:

  • Provide progressive cadet training of a challenging and exciting nature to foster confidence, self-reliance, initiative, responsibility, loyalty, self-respect, alertness, physical and mental endurance and camaraderie.
  • Encourage the development of personal powers of practical leadership and the ability to work successfully as a member of a team.
  • Stimulate cadets using military discipline, skills, achievements and values.
  • Encourage cadets to develop their spiritual and moral values.
  • The CICC will motivate and encourage our cadets to strongly believe that they can follow any career path they desire; however, training in the Corps will be an asset to those considering a career in the Police, Fire and Prison services or the Immigration Department.

The Motto

“Leading the Way…Who Endures Wins”

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