The Cadet Certificate of Commendation may be awarded by the Canadian Forces to an Air Cadet for outstanding gallantry in saving lives or property of others.
The recommendation shall be initiated by the Air Cadet Squadron Commanding Officer, and forwarded by the Sponsoring Committee through their Provincial Committee to League Headquarters. Comments by the Provincial Committee will be sent with the recommendation to League Headquarters. The decision of the Executive Committee of the League will be forwarded to National Defence Headquarters where the recommendations will be considered by the Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM), National Honours and Awards Committee before presentation for final approval by the Chief of the Defence Staff. The Executive Director of the Air Cadet League is a member of that Committee which is chaired by the Director of Cadets.