A “cadet” is a Salvationist called by God to serve as an officer of The Salvation Army who possesses qualities of heart and mind essential to compassionate, transformational service, demonstrating potential for effective leadership.

Cadet life is all-encompassing, both on and off duty, on and off campus. The cadet lifestyle should reflect positively on God’s calling, the cadet and The Salvation Army at all times. Cadets should evidence a strong sense of loyalty, honor and integrity consistent with biblical standards of righteousness and the spiritual disciplines. The college environment is a close one and all must accept and adhere to the requirements of training for officership and the formation of a self-disciplined Christian.