31-03 Annex D Appendix 1 - Nationally Directed Activities Model

Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATOs)


Long description of Nationally Directed Activities Model

Cadet Program Year: 1

  • Developmental Period: 1
  • Typical Cadet Age: 12/13
  • Phase Training Level: One
  • Course Duration: 2 Weeks
  • Elemental: National Sea Cadet Regatta
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship

Cadet Program Year: 2

  • Developmental Period: 1
  • Typical Cadet Age: 13/14
  • Phase Training Level: Two
  • Course Duration: 3 Weeks
  • Elemental: National Sea Cadet Regatta
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship

Cadet Program Year: 3

  • Developmental Period: 2
  • Typical Cadet Age: 14/15
  • Phase Training Level: Three
  • Course Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Elemental:
    • National Sea Cadet Regatta
    • Typical Cadet Age 15:
      • Annual Seamanship Concentration
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship

Cadet Program Year: 4

  • Developmental Period: 2
  • Typical Cadet Age: 15/16
  • Phase Training Level: Four
  • Course Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Elemental:
    • National Sea Cadet Regatta
    • Annual Seamanship Concentration
    • Typical Cadet Age 16:
      • International Exchanges
      • National Tall Ship Deployments
      • Sea Cadets Training in Ships and Vessels
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship

Cadet Program Year: 5

  • Developmental Period: 3
  • Typical Cadet Age: 16/17
  • Phase Training Level: Five
  • Course Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Elemental:
    • National Sea Cadet Regatta
    • Annual Seamanship Concentration
    • International Exchanges
    • National Tall Ship Deployments
    • Sea Cadets Training in Ships and Vessels
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship 

Cadet Program Year: 6+

  • Developmental Period: 3
  • Typical Cadet Age: 17+
  • Phase Training Level: Five
  • Course Duration: 6 Weeks
  • Elemental:
    • National Sea Cadet Regatta
    • Annual Seamanship Concentration
    • International Exchanges
    • National Tall Ship Deployments
    • Sea Cadets Training in Ships and Vessels
  • Common to the sea, army and air cadet programs:
    • Annual National Cadet Air Rifle Marksmanship Championship
    • Annual National Cadet Winter Biathlon Championship

Note 1: International Exchanges include but are not limited to: Australia, Bermuda, Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States East, and United States West.

Note 2: Other prerequisites may apply.  Refer to specific CATOs for each NDA.‚Äč

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