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Professional Responsibilities. Overview. Profession and Professional Defined Air Force/CAP Core Values Uniform Wear Cadet/Senior Protection Program Customs and Courtesies Senior Member Role (cont). Overview (cont). Senior Member Traits Senior Member Principles

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  • Profession and Professional Defined
  • Air Force/CAP Core Values
  • Uniform Wear
  • Cadet/Senior Protection Program
  • Customs and Courtesies
  • Senior Member Role(cont)
overview cont
Overview (cont)
  • Senior Member Traits
  • Senior Member Principles
  • Correcting Inappropriate Behavior
  • Rewarding Appropriate Behavior
profession professional defined
Profession/Professional Defined
  • Profession: Occupation or vocation requiring training in the liberal arts or the sciences and advanced study in a specialized field. The body of qualified persons or one specific occupation.
  • Professional: Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession. Engaged in a specific activity as a source of livelihood. Having a great skill or experience in a particular field or activity.
  • Reference: The American Heritage Dictionary, Second Edition.
air force cap core values
Air Force/ CAP Core Values
  • Reference: USAF Core Values Pamphlet, Jan 97
  • Integrity First
  • Service Before Self
  • Excellence In All We Do
  • For All Team Members
  • Exists for all personnel(cont)
air force cap core values cont
Air Force/ CAP Core Values (cont)
  • More than Minimum Standards
    • Reminder of what it takes to accomplish the mission.
    • Inspiration to do the very best at all times.
    • Common bond among all comrades in arms.
    • Glue that unifies the force and ties us to great warriors and public servants of the past.

(Review USAF Core Value Pamphlet)

uniform wear
Uniform Wear
  • Reference: CAP Manual 39-1, 1 Jul 97
  • Wear of the Uniform
  • Uniform Wear Policy
  • Command Responsibility
wear of the uniform
Wear of the Uniform
  • Others, both military and civilian, draw conclusions about you, CAP and the Air Force when they see you in uniform.
  • More important now since there is less distinction between USAF and CAP military uniforms.
  • Standards are influenced to some extent by tradition and reflect the image of the USAF.
  • You are a reflection of the U. S. Air Force!
uniform wear policy
Uniform Wear Policy
  • Senior Members/Cadets conducting training will wear the CAP uniform.
  • Cadets are required to purchase the minimum basic uniform.
  • Senior members and cadets 18 or older must meet CAP weight standards to wear USAF uniform.
  • Senior members not meeting weight/grooming standards DO NOT wear the USAF style uniform --Wear the selected CAP uniform.
command responsibility
Command Responsibility
  • Commanders will ensure CAP members present well-groomed appearance which reflects credit upon CAP as the USAF Auxiliary.
  • Commanders will correct uniform violators promptly and inform all members of the proper wear of the uniform.
  • Senior Members and Cadets have the authority to correct violators -- junior personnel must use Tact and Diplomacy.
cadet senior member protection program
Cadet/Senior Member Protection Program
  • Reference: CAP Pamphlet 50-6 and CAP Regulation 52-16
  • Protects both YOU and the cadets.
    • CAP members are expected to avoid even the appearance of impropriety involving cadets and to report suspected abuse immediately. (cont)
cadet senior member protection program cont
Cadet/Senior MemberProtection Program (cont)
  • Rules of Engagement
    • Never touch a cadet without his/her permission.
    • Never assign exercises as a punishment.
    • Never yell at a cadet, except in extreme cases (i.e. safety issues).
    • Never use abusive language, swearing or name calling.
customs and courtesies
Customs and Courtesies
  • Reference: CAP Pamphlet 151 and AF Pamphlet 36-2241, Volume I, Enlisted Promotion Fitness Exam Study Guide.
  • Custom: An act or ceremony stemming from tradition which is enforceable as an unwritten law.
  • Courtesy: Act of respect or politeness paid to people.
    • Military courtesy is based on mutual respect among members of a unique profession.
  • Military customs and courtesies play an extremelyimportant role in building morale, esprit de corps,discipline, and mission effectiveness.
  • Courtesy exchanged between members of CAP when in military-style uniform.
    • Greeting and Symbol of mutual respect.
  • Salute:
    • When in military-style uniform.
    • President, Medal of Honor recipients, commissioned and warrant officers.
    • On military installations (staff cars -- flag or metal plate).
    • When in doubt ...
rank recognition and respect
Rank, Recognition and Respect
  • Common acts of courtesy by all CAP members aid in maintaining discipline and promoting a smooth conduct of affairs.
    • Always give senior ranking person the position of honor.
    • Report-in by removing hat, knocking once and entering when told to do so -- two paces from the desk, halt, salute and report-in.
    • Rise and stand at attention when a senior official enters the room.(cont)
rank recognition and respect cont
Rank, Recognition and Respect (cont)
  • Junior personnel enter aircraft/automobile first (sit to the left) and exit last.
  • Military courtesy and respect are a “Two-Way Street”.
  • Officers must practice courtesy and good human relations when dealing with subordinates.
  • RHIP (Rank Has Its Privileges) -- Do Not Abuse!
titles of address
Titles of Address
  • All military personnel are addressed by title/rank. It is acceptable for ranking members to address subordinates by their first name.
    • Sir, Ma’am, Doctor, Chaplain, Father, etc., in place of title/rank can be used.
    • Cadets are addressed by Cadet, Title, Rank and last name, Mister and Miss is also appropriate.
military etiquette
Military Etiquette
  • Etiquette is defined as common, everyday courtesy. Everyone must practice good manners such as:
    • Say “Please” and “Thank You”
    • Don’t gossip -- go to the source
    • Use proper telephone etiquette
    • Call if you’re going to be late
    • Don’t interrupt
senior member role
Senior Member Role
  • Ensure paperwork is timely and complies with CAP directives.
  • Provide advice, guidance, and approval to cadet leaders and cadets.
  • Set a positive example for professional conduct.
  • Leave your legacy by training and mentoring.
senior member traits
Senior Member Traits
  • Integrity : Total commitment to the highest personal and professional standards.
  • Loyalty: Three-dimensional trait which includes faithfulness to superiors, peers, and subordinates.
  • Commitment: Complete devotion to duty. (cont)
senior member traits cont
Senior Member Traits (cont)
  • Energy: An enthusiasm and drive to take the initiative.
  • Decisiveness: A willingness to act.
  • Selflessness: Sacrificing personal needs.
senior member principles
Senior Member Principles
  • Know your job
  • Know yourself
  • Set the example
  • Care for your people
  • Communicate
  • Educate
  • Equip (cont)
senior member principles cont
Senior Member Principles(cont)
  • Motivate
  • Establish goals
  • Accept your responsibility
  • Develop teamwork
    • Leaders must mold a collection of individual performers into a cohesive team which works together to accomplish the mission. Teamwork results when people are willing to put the mission before all else.
correcting inappropriate behavior
Correcting Inappropriate Behavior
  • Determine the root cause
    • Attitude
    • Training
    • Other
  • Correction must be immediate, consistent and tied to the behavior.(cont)
correcting inappropriate behavior cont
Correcting Inappropriate Behavior (cont)
  • Correcting Inappropriate Behavior
    • Discipline Track
      • Actions:
        • Verbal counseling
        • Letter of Counseling
        • Admonishment
        • Letter of Reprimand
        • Suspension
      • Progressive buildup
      • Temporarily withholding privileges
rewarding appropriate behavior
Rewarding Appropriate Behavior
  • Recognize accomplishments
  • Initiate Swearing-in, Mitchell, Earhart, and Eaker Award special ceremonies
  • Involve the parents
  • Develop a merit system
  • Praise in public
  • Create certificates/awards(cont)
rewarding appropriate behavior cont
Rewarding Appropriate Behavior (cont)
  • Communicate your appreciation
  • Nominate for Cadet of the Year
  • Profession and Professional Defined
  • Air Force/CAP Core Values
  • Uniform Wear
  • Cadet/Senior Protection Program
  • Customs and Courtesies
  • Senior Member Role (cont)
summary cont
Summary (cont)
  • Senior Member Traits
  • Senior Member Principles
  • Correcting Inappropriate Behavior
  • Rewarding Appropriate Behavior