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Adult Instructors

If you feel that you have something to offer the youth of today, can give a commitment of one or two evenings a week plus 4 or 5 weekends a year, then why not consider becoming an Adult Instructor with Somerset Army Cadet Force. All adults in the ACF are youth workers so there is no danger of military "call up"

Without adult instructors the Army Cadet Force just could not function. Opportunities currently exist for dedicated and responsible Adult Leaders, male and female. As an Adult Instructor you will have desire, enthusiasm and commitment to work with young people. You do not need to have had a military background yourself, although previous service in the armed forces or the cadets would be an advantage.

No one expects you to take charge and lead a group of Cadets without the proper training and equipment. All the necessary training is given, either within the County or at the Cadet Training Centre at Frimley Park, Surrey. Courses are from two days to two weeks, covering all aspects of teaching and training, many of them recognised in the civilian world.

Adult leaders fall into two categories:

Adult instructors of any rank may be considered for a commission at any time in their ACF service.

No one joins the Army Cadet Force for financial rewards, although you can receive up to 28 days pay for your efforts and be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses. People become Adult Instructors for the enormous sense of satisfaction for a worthwhile job well done.