Adult volunteers in the Army Cadets fall into two main categories. There are Adult Instructors (AIs) who directly train the cadets, and Army Cadet officers, who have more of a leadership type role and are involved in training and managing AIs as well as cadets. Approximately two-thirds of our adults are AIs and one-third officers.
Unless you are joining the Army Cadets after being an officer in the Regular or Reserve Forces, you will need to spend some time as an AI first, before you are able to become an officer. This allows you to get to know and understand the organisation well enough to gain the authority required to lead and inspire other adult volunteers, some of whom may have been in the Army Cadets for many years.