Leadership, decision making skills and teamwork were all put to the test when 17 adult volunteers attended the ACORN training last weekend to prove that they have what it takes to be an Army Cadet Force (ACF) Officer.
The Cadet Force Adult Volunteers from across the North West attended the ACORN training weekend held at Altcar Training Camp, to prepare them for the Cadet Force Commissioning Board (CFCB) at Westbury.
The weekend, which is facilitated by North West Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, was overseen by Lt Colonel Alan O’Flanagan, and saw all 17 volunteers take part in a variety of activities including: command tasks, planning exercises, and psychometric tests. The ACORN weekend provided the first step to obtaining the prestigious ACF Commission.
SI Clarkson from Lancashire ACF attended the course and said: The course was highly constructive and informative. I highly recommend this course prior to Westbury as everything about the selection process is covered and discussed in considerable detail.
There will be additional ACORN training weekends in July and October, for more information, contact the Deputy Commandant at your unit.