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AF Bases CAP Units Hometowns Across America
Objectives Defend the idea that the squadron is the “heart” of CAP. Explain how the squadron fits within CAP’s overall organizational structure Describe the role of the following, as they relate to the squadron: Wing Headquarters National Headquarters CAP-USAF Describe stories of successful squadron programs
Organizational Structure What does CAP’s overall organizational structure look like? Which echelons go where? How are they connected?
Squadrons: Last But Not Least Board ofGovernors Secretary of the Air Force AFAB Headquarters, Air Education and Training Command Headquarters, Air University CAP National Headquarters Headquarters, CAP-USAF National CommanderNEC / National Board CAP Regions Region Liaison Offices CAP Wings State Directors CAP Groups CAP Squadrons
The Squadron / Wing Partnership How the Wing Helps Squadrons How Squadrons Help the Wing Participation in training activities Maintain mission readiness Support wing goals Meet regulatory & accountability requirements Develop a good reputation for CAP within the community Provide training & lend squadrons staff expertise Coordinate state-wide programs & manage key assets Host special activities and events Process financial & admin actions in a timely manner Represent squadron interests to senior leaders
The Squadron / NHQ Partnership How NHQ Helps Squadrons How Squadrons Help NHQ Perform the missions of CAP Recruit & retain members Quick processing of awards, paperwork Friendly customer service & staff expertise Manage CAP-wide programs and publications Represent members’ interests to the Air Force, the Congress, and other organizations
The Squadron / CAP-USAF Partnership How the CAP-USAF Helps Squadrons How Squadrons Help the Air Force Perform the missions of CAP Recruit & retain members Represent the Air Force in hundreds of communities across America Program leadership & oversight Reserve Assistance Program (CAP-RAP) Expertise Liaison with local military units & federal agencies Connect us to AF & DoD headquarters Other Possibilities: Partner with local Air Force or Air National Guard units. Partner with local Air Force recruiters
Success Stories How has your squadron been successful? Why was your team able to succeed in that area?
Final Thought CAP could function without a National Hq CAP could function without regions CAP could function without wings CAP could function without groups But CAP could not succeed without squadrons because that is where CAP accomplishes its mission!