High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) (French: Cadre des instructeurs de cadets) consists of approximately 7,500 commissioned officers of the Canadian Forces (CF) whose primary duty is the safety, supervision, administration and training of Army, Sea, and Air cadets within the Canadian Forces reserve force subcomponent Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS. The CIC represents all three elements: Sea, Army and Air. The cadets for whom the CIC are responsible are between the ages of 12 and 18, and are located in approximately 1,150 corps and squadrons across Canada. According to Canadian Forces Chief of Review Services about 45% of all CIC branch personnel have former Regular Force or Primary Reserve service. The rest are new to the Canadian Forces and come from the general population. Some are former cadets who wish to continue their involvement in the Canadian Cadet Organizations: the Royal Canadian Sea Cadets, Royal Canadian Army Cadets, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets.