Testimonials From Cadets and Alumni

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  • “I'm more active in school and spend time with the friends I made in the Cadet Corp that I can relate too.”
  • “The CACC helped me through a horrible home situation with something to look forwards to.”
  • “I have been influenced in a positive way by my commandant,(name omitted) because he always hopes for the best for me and by him telling me what he has been through and done in the military it really makes me want to try harder.”

Ambition / Success

  • “Before the CACC, I was introverted and wouldn't push myself to succeed. After taking a position as platoon sergeant, I've strived to move higher in position. Now, I am a Company First Sergeant and aspire to be CSM.”
  • “The CACC has given me purpose and direction, when at the time of my enrollment in the CACC I had lost any and all motivation to procure my future.”


  • “I have been influenced to volunteer not only in the cadet corps but at school and my city. Also to be more respectful and responsible.”
  • “CACC has inspired me to broaden my view of the world and take my role in leadership. CACC has also encouraged me by using my knowledge that I learned in CACC to help me succeed in my future careers.”

Good Choices / Character

  • “Away from gangs”
  • “Helped me lose about 60 pounds and gave me a higher purpose than just myself.”
  • “Most importantly it's taught me how to survive in life when things are going bad.”
  • “In the CACC, the leaders have pushed me to get the highest grades possible and to maintain those grades. They ask me what they can do to help me and give me suggestions on how to better myself.”
  • “The CACC has kept me out of trouble and I strive to be on time for everything to where I have been showing up earlier”
  • “I have been shown that being scared is ok when I get something wrong. Now I know that getting something wrong is common and I'm not afraid any more, sort of”

Leadership / Confidence

  • “The CACC has helped me develop my leadership skills and integrity and has helped me develop into an overall better person and leader. It has given me much greater confidence in myself and my peers.”
  • “One way the CACC has positively influenced me is their push to me becoming a leader. In uncomfortable situations, I was still pushed to take charge, leadership, and this has helped me exceed my expectations as a leader in a single year.”
  • “Before joining the program, I was a shy little girl. Now I am a stronger, motivated, successful Battalion Commander.”