EMERGENCY SERVICES Why CAP? Seminar 2.1CAP Corporate Learning CoursePresentation Design Modifications By Lt Colonel Fred BlundellTX-129th Fort Worth Senior SquadronFor Local Training OnlyRev5.0 15-Oct-2012 • AEROSPACE EDUCATION • CADET PROGRAMS
Objectives • Explain the overall mission of CAP • Describe the activities CAP performs up to the national level • Explain the professional development available to a CAP member outside their wing’s capability • Explain some of the intangible benefits of CAP professional development • Provide information on “why CAP” to prospective members
CAP – With over 65 years performing “Missions for America” • 95% of continental U.S. search and rescue • Disaster relief • Communications • Counter drug • Homeland Security • Aerospace Education • Cadet Programs • Chaplain Services
What does CAP do that few other organizations do? • Volunteer force performs real and constant missions that benefit community, state and nation.
What are some examples of the types of missions that CAP is well known for? Cadet Activities September 11 Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Aerospace Education
What training does CAP offer its members? • Specialty Track Training • Region Staff College • National Staff College • Region/Wing Commanders Course • Inland SAR Planner Course • Squadron Officer School • Air Command and Staff College • Air War College
How does CAP interact with communities, state, nation and USAF? • MOUs with community and state officials • USAF Liaison (Working with JROTC instructors) • Region evaluations and inspections/audits
What standards do CAP members comply with? • Members must: • Be felony-free before being accepted • Have fingerprint screening for cadets and senior members • Meet membership requirements in CAPR 39-2, Chap. 3, para. 3-2 • Become familiar with the operations and requirements of CAP • Complete Level I • Enroll in a specialty track (Professional Development progression is covered in CAPR 50-17)
How do regulations and inspections ensure standards are maintained? • CAP Publications are found on-line • Training includes understanding regulations • CAP and USAF conduct unit inspections (SUI), survey audits, and compliance inspections (CI) to ensure national standards are met
What is the progression of the professional development program for senior members?
Conclusion • Why CAP? • An opportunity to join a highly trained and skilled organization of dedicated volunteers to serve community and nation. • Develop current skills and learn new skills • Work with others from all walks of life • Help young people become responsible citizens and future leaders • Learn more about aerospace and air power • Serve your fellow man in the performance of meaningful missions encompassed by search and rescue, disaster relief, and homeland security
Spread the Word……….. The Civil Ait Patrol should be a very visible part of every community. Talk about CAP programs, show the exceptional products we offer our members, and share our website at www.cap.gov in every venue you can. Get perspective members as excited about this organization as you are!
Objectives Recognize the impact of employing Core Values in our decision making Describe various ways to apply our CAP Core Values to planning, processes and operations Develop strategies to implement Core Values
Fundamental American beliefs • Life, Liberty, pursuit of happiness • Common good, justice, equality, diversity • - Rule of law, individual rights • - Freedom of religion and press • Civilian control of the military
The guiding principles for CAP • THE CAP CORE VALUES • 1. INTEGRITY • 2. EXCELLENCE • 3. VOLUNTEER SERVICE • 4. RESPECT
How to apply Core Values to CAP life • CV is not just the commanders responsibility • Leaders do set the climate of the organization • Leaders are Core Values role models • Leadership on CV must come from below, • and above • CV discussed and internalized at all levels
Conclusions Core Values are the glue that holds units and members together. As CAP leaders we must know the core values, articulate them, plan for them, and demonstrate them in every way. Practice them ourselves and expect no less from those with whom we serve.
CORPORATE LEARNING COURSE Seminar 2.3MISSION POSSIBLE: RESOURCES AT WORK
SAFETY PLEDGE “I pledge to do my part to foster a safe environment during all CAP activities, to be a responsible steward of CAP resources and to fully prepare myself for the challenging missions that serve America.”
Objectives • Foster responsible stewardship of CAP resources. • Identify availability of resources, competing needs, and develop analytical skills for making effective decisions. • Identify applicable regulations governing management of CAP resources.
General Types of Resources Available • Money • Equipment • People • Time • Facilities
Defining Our Needs • Our missions generally define our overall needs • Our regulations and policies often prescribe the manner in which we acquire and track them.
Tools Available to Identify Available Resources • Headquarters website • Capwatch – information about the number of members in each unit and their training levels. • MIMS (emergency services qualifications of members)
Conclusions How can we be responsible stewards of CAP resources?
CORPORATE LEARNING COURSE Seminar 2.4CAP Structure, Purposes and Procedures
Corporate Structure • Various entities make up CAP’s world: • The Board of Governors (BOG) • CAP National Board (NB) • CAP National Executive Committee (NEC) • CAP-US Air Force (CAP-USAF) • CAP Wing • National Headquarters (NHQ)
The Board of Governors (BOG) • The governing body of CAP. • Established in 2001 by the Secretary of the Air Force. • Comprised of 11 members, four members appointed by the SECAF, four members appointed by CAP and three members representing interested organizations. • Mandated to meet at least twice per year.
CAP National Board (NB) • Comprised of 67 members • National Commander, Vice Commander, 8 Region Commanders, 52 Wing Commanders, 6 National Staff Officers, CAP-USAF Commander. • Membership either through election or appointment. • Two members do not have voting privileges. • Mandated to meet at least twice per year.
CAP National Executive Committee (NEC) • Comprised of 15 members • National Commander, Vice Commander, 8 Region Commanders, 6 National Staff Officers, CAP-USAF Commander • Membership either through election or appointment. • Two members do not have voting privileges. • Mandated to meet at least twice per year.
CAP-US Air Force (CAP-USAF) • Staffed by active duty Air Force and civil service personnel. • Comprised of a Commander, Vice Commander and various directorates such as operations, legal, training and safety, Liaison Regions and State Directors • CAP-USAF Commander is the Air Force program manager for the CAP. • Commander is member of NB and NEC.
CAP Wing Structure • Operational Unit of the organization. • Comprised of a Commander, Vice Commander, various wing staff, Group, Squadron and Flight Commanders. • Wing Commander is a member of NB as well as the only corporate officer for the Wing.
NHQ Structure • Located at Maxwell Air Force Base • Led by the Executive Director who is hired by the BOG. • Staffed by paid employees that are specialists in various professional fields • general counsel, financial management, safety, inspector general, logistics and operations. • HQ staff are hired by the Executive Director.
CAP’s Purpose • Encourage citizens to contribute to the good of the nation through volunteer service. • Provide aviation education and training to it’s members and local citizens. • Encourage and foster civil aviation in local communities. • Provide volunteers to assist in local emergencies. • Assist the Air Force in non-combat programs and missions.
BOG Purpose • Govern, direct and manage the affairs of the corporation. • Determine long range plans for CAP. • Adopt and amend Constitution and By-laws. • Directs improvements in CAP programs, financial positions, legislative relations and membership development. • Oversees various programs and boards.
NB/NEC Purpose • Conducting the business of CAP. • Adopt regulations effecting how CAP performs its day to day operations. • Recommend policy to the BOG. • From a strategic perspective ensures CAP is positioned to perform it’s missions. • Give direction to the Region/Wing.
CAP-USAF Purpose • Oversee all activities conducted by CAP when they are performed as the USAF Auxiliary. • Responsible for the day to day Air Force support, advise, liaison and oversight of CAP. • Monitors the spending of all federally appropriated funds used by CAP. • Provide advise and assistance to CAP Regions and Wings.
CAP Wings • Conduct the day to day operations of the organization. • Ensure the regulations adopted by the NB are carried out at the squadron level. • Wing CC has a dual role of NB corporate officer and a commander directing the activities of the wing members.
HQ Civil Air Patrol • Administers the day to day affairs of CAP. • Translates the will of the BOG and National Board into written regulations, manuals and pamphlets. • Maintains records relating to the operations of the corporation. • Coordinates with the Regions and Wings.
Corporate Procedures • Outlined in written form through regulations, manuals, pamphlets and policy letters. • Not discretionary. • Same in all CAP entities.
Conclusion • Structure defines who we are and how we present ourselves to our clients, fellow citizens and communities. • Purpose goes to our heart and why we volunteer our time and efforts for our country. • Procedures show that we are disciplined in our endeavors.
CORPORATE LEARNING COURSE Seminar 2.5THE CAP/USAF RELATIONSHIP
Objectives Explain the history of the CAP-USAF partnership in your own words Illustrate how the Air Force provides resources to CAP Discuss how the relationship between CAP and the USAF benefits both organizations
Air Force and Reserve forces support CAP • On Base facilities • Reservists augment numerous CAP functions • - Reservists help develop CAP courses • - Both act as instructors for various CAP courses • Air Force courses available through AFIADL • - Support for PME concepts of CAPO members
How is CAP a force multiplier for the AF? • Allows airmen to perform primary duties • CAP provides cost effective service • CAP helps communities stay drug free • Com. and tech training serve the AF • Cadet programs shape leaders • AE materials stress math and science • - CAP builds character
How do CAP and USAF work together? • Relief efforts in national emergencies • Cost benefit to taxpayers • Reduction of illegal drug activity • Career motivation • Leadership training • - Flight instruction
Conclusions Understanding how the Air Force supports CAP can enhance individual member effectiveness. CAP also provides a great deal of support to Air Force missions. Understanding that a strong CAP/USAF relationship positively impacts on the capabilities of both organizations. Let’s work to make it a smooth relationship!
Broadening Horizons Seminar 3.1