The members of the NCO support channel are the first sergeant, the flight sergeant, and the element leader.
First sergeant- is the most reliable position with the highest leadership qualities of any NCO in the cadet structure. The first sergeant over sees routine activities such as inspections, training, attendance and the cadets progress. The first sergeant also counsels and guides on typical questions about the CAP cadet program and unit procedures.
Flight sergeant-Is the key person in the unit. It is normal for the flight sergeant to act as the first commander when the first commander is gone. When the flight commander is present the flight sergeant acts as a key assistant to the flight commander. Tasks include conducting inspections, teaching how to wear the uniform properly, customs and courtesies, discipline, drill and gathering info from the element leader.
Element leaders-are responsible for knowing where the members of their element are both when present or absent from unit activities. They also correct them on personal appearance. NCO's must learn about the needs of their people. The questions they ask are these.
• What can each cadet do?
• What parts of the next achievement have each cadet done?
• Do the cadets need tutoring?
• Have they done their mile run?
• Do they have a ride to the next activity/meeting?