California Cadet Corps and Bear Flag

The California Cadet Corps is a leadership development program that uses a military organization and structure for junior and senior high school students in California.  In addition to learning leadership theory in the classroom, cadets have an opportunity to exercise their leadership, develop discipline, and other interpersonal skills while they participate in numerous extracurricular activities.   

The success of this program in the Sacramento Metropolitan area between 1950 and 1985 was based upon the following philosophy: