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October 7th 2015

Adult volunteers take first step towards commission

Leadership, teamwork, and decision making skills were all put to the test when seven adult volunteers attended a training weekend to prove that they have what it takes to be an Army Cadet Force (ACF) Officer.

POST weekend September 2015The volunteers from across the East Midlands attended the Potential Officer Selection Training (POST) weekend held at Chetwynd Barracks in Chilwell, to prepare them for the Cadet Force Commissioning Board (CFCB) at Westbury.

The weekend, which is facilitated by East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA), was overseen by Colonel Alan Burt, Commandant of Nottinghamshire ACF and saw all seven volunteers take part in a variety of activities including: command tasks, planning exercises, and psychometric tests.

Simon Worsley, Deputy Chief Executive at East Midlands RFCA, said: “Army Cadet Force Officers have a greater influence on this voluntary youth organisation, and provide the managerial and leadership expertise to take the ACF forward. Officers are needed within the ranks of the ACF to inspire young people and fellow adult volunteers to make the most of the fun, friendship, action, and adventure that the ACF offers, and for many, POST provides the first step towards gaining the prestigious ACF Commission.”POST weekend September 2015

The POST weekend was held between Friday 2 October and Sunday 4 October 2015.

The ACF is currently recruiting for both Cadets and adult volunteers, to find out more visit www.armycadets.com

“Army Cadet Force Officers have a greater influence on this voluntary youth organisation, and provide the managerial and leadership expertise to take the ACF forward."