CATOs – Cadet Administrative and Training Orders. Issued by National Defence Headquarters or the Director of Cadets to supplement the Queen’s Regulations and Orders (QR&O) and the Queen’s Regulations and Orders for the Canadian Cadet Organizations (QR (Cadets)), to amplify the Canadian Forces Administrative Orders (CFAO), to replace Canadian Forces Cadet Policies and Procedures and to minimize the requirement for specialized region orders and instructions.
These Orders govern and regulate the way the cadet program is administrated.
This page includes frequently accessed CATOs. If you have any questions about these Orders, please direct them up the Chain of Command for clarification.
CATO 13-01: Cadet Membership
CATO 13-02: Merit Based Promotions
CATO 13-02 Annex A: Cadet Rank Progression and the Leadership Team Model
CATO 15-22: Conduct and Discipline
CATO 55-04: Royal Canadian Air Cadets Dress Instructions
CATO 55-04 Annex A: Numbered Dress Instructions
CATO 55-04 Annex B: Highland Dress Instructions
CATO 55-04 Annex D Appendix 1-17: Air Cadet Badges and Pins
CATO 55-04 Annex F Appendix 1-3: Cap Badge, Hair Styles, Neckties
CATO 55-04 Annex F Appendix 4-6: Lanyard, Medals, Pin Placement
CATO 55-04 Annex F Appendix 7-11: Poppies, Arm Badges, Boot Laces, Medal Precedence.