The Corps Cadet program is one of the most important programs in The Salvation Army. It prepares youth for a lifelong commitment to spiritual growth and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ (discipleship) and for serving God and The Salvation Army to the fullest extent possible (leadership).
A corps cadet is a young Salvationist who undertakes a course of study and training at his/her own corps in order to become qualified for efficient service in The Salvation Army. Members are literally “cadets” in the corps, learning to become the leaders of tomorrow. This training leads some youth to consider lay leadership in the corps as local officers and others to become full-time leaders as officers in The Salvation Army.