Commandant Air Cadets is the title given to the Royal Air Force officer who is responsible for running the [Air Cadet Organisation], embracing the Air Training Corps (ATC) and the RAF Sections of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF RAF). The current Commandant Air Cadets is Air Commodore Barbara Cooper CBE.
Previously known as Commandant ATC, the appointment is now held by an RAF Air Commodore and is based at Headquarters Air Cadets (HQAC) at the RAF College Cranwell. Prior to the establishment of HQAC as an independent unit, the post of Commandant ATC was held by the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Reserve, Home and finally Flying Training Command. HQAC was formed 1 May 1960 within Flying Training Command. The Commandant is responsible for over 900 units of the ATC, some 200 CCF (RAF) Sections and the nationwide network of Volunteer Gliding Squadrons (VGS).