Youth Minister Tony Simpson recognised the 18 instructors, who have collectively served the program for 199 years.
“Instructors are the backbone of Cadets WA, and today we have the opportunity to celebrate some of the program’s most dedicated individuals,” he said.
The Cadets WA program provides secondary school-aged students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills by undertaking adventurous training, camping, hiking and sporting in a fun environment.
There are nine Cadets WA programs on offer: emergency services, bush rangers, police rangers, Red Cross, surf lifesaving, navy, army, air force and river rangers.
Long-service award recipients included Trisha Port, Phillip Bresser, Julie Johnston, Barry Doney and Laura Fazey of the John Tonkin College Emergency Services Cadets Mandurah (long-service medal clasp for 10 years service), Michael Johnston and Patricia Port of John Tonkin College Emergency Services Cadets Mandurah (long-service medal clasp for 15 years service) and Chris Stickland of John Tonkin College for 20 years service.