Former cadet allowed membership to lapse 1 year ago.
Looking to return to CAP as a cadet but is now 19 years of age.
Based on this:
CAPR 39-2 Page 18:https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R039_002_A74FDA9552C2D.pdfa. Cadets not renewing within 90 days following their membership expiration date have the
option of rejoining (through their unit of assignment providing they still meet the initial
membership eligibility criteria) or late renewing. Late renewals will be accepted up to 180 days
from the expiration date and are subject to acceptance by the unit and higher headquarters and
payment of retroactive membership dues.
It looks to me like this person does not meet "eligibility criteria" for a cadet and has no choice
but to rejoin as a senior. One person I discussed this with in my chain thought there may
be some leeway for someone who is in college, but I can find no verbiage to that effect.
This former cadet is in ROTC and would like to continue as a CAP cadet with the possibility of
accessing some scholarships and continued advancement.
Further to that last point, my understanding is that ROTC
membership does not confer the
same 30-day advancement waiver as 2-years of J
ROTC does. So hopes for Spaatz
would not be a possibility.
I ultimately advised this person to contact NHQ member services directly, but I don't think they will
get a different answer.