This program is headed by the Commandant of Cadets and is responsible for the professional military training, character development, leadership, and physical training of the cadets. The mission of the Tactics Group is likewise carried out by the tactical officers who are responsible for the different companies of the Cadet Corps. This group is made up of the following departments:
Department of Leadership Development
The task of this department is "To instruct, train and develop the cadets so that each graduate shall possess the character, the professionalism and the aptitude required of a regular officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippines."
Department of Physical Education
This department is tasked "To equip the cadets with the basic knowledge and skills in sports, the required physical and motor fitness and the inherent values necessary for a future officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines."
Department of Ground Warfare
The task of this department is "To train, develop and instruct each cadet the essential knowledge, attitude and basic skills in the art of ground warfare in order to prepare them with desirable character traits and leadership attributes vital to the army."
Department of Air Warfare
The task of this department is "To train and develop aviation cadets so that each graduate shall have the optimum knowledge and skills to perform his duties and responsibilities normally assigned to a squadron grade officer of the Philippine Air Force."
Department of Naval Warfare
This department is tasked "To train and instruct the midshipmen on the arts and sciences of the naval profession and develop their character and leadership traits to become effective officers of the Philippine Navy."