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The Army Cadets of Bakersfield, California is a program of value.  Not only to the young men and women who join, but also to the communities they live in.  The Cadets strive to instill these values that provide each individual a greater respect for their families, fellow Cadets and for their communities.  Our mission is to give each Cadet a first hand look into the career of the Army through education, training and hands-on life experiences, as they relate to the Army, thereby "exploring" the career path of soldier.  Here we train "Leaders, not warriors.There is no military commitment from us to join any military branch of service.

The Cadets receive unique hands-on high adventure military training by qualified military instruction from Officers and Instructors in numerous military sciences and other related courses.  The program is designed to provide the Cadets with high quality military experiences in a disciplined military environment.  The Cadets train locally and at military installations statewide. 

The Army Cadets of Bakersfield is open to young men and women ages 12 - 18 yrs old, adults and parents are also welcome to get involved in the program.