East Iowa Cadet Squadron Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Air Force Association, February 11, 2010
CAP HISTORY before 150,000 Americaâ€˜s CAP
Civil Air Patrol was founded in December 1941, 1941 one week the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, by more than citizens who were concerned about the defense of coastline. Under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Forces, pilots flew more than one-half million hours, were credited with sinking two enemy submarines, and rescued hundreds of crash survivors during World War II. II
On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman and the United States Congress established CAP as a federally chartered benevolent civilian Corporation with the passage of Public Law 557 on May 26, 1948. CAP was charged with three primary missions â€“ aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services.
CAP HISTORY 1941: CAP Established Dec 1st 1943: Transferred to War Department 1946: Incorporated (PL 476) 1948: Auxiliary of the United States Air Force (PL 557) CAP is a federally chartered nonprofit corporation. CAP is also the official Auxiliary of the Air Force. First National Board Chairman: Gen “Tooey” Spaatz
USAF - CAP ORGANIZATION Headquarters, Headquarters, Air Air Education Education and and Training Training Command Command
Board Board of of Governors Governors
Headquarters, Headquarters, Air Air University University Headquarters, Headquarters, CAP-USAF CAP-USAF
CAP CAP National National Headquarters Headquarters
National National Commander Commander NEC NEC // National National Board Board
Liaison Liaison Region Region Offices Offices
CAP CAP Regions Regions
State State Directors Directors
CAP CAP Wings Wings CAP CAP Groups Groups CAP CAP Squadrons Squadrons
CAP REGIONS Rocky Mtn. Region
North Central Region Great Lakes Region Northeast Region
Middle East Region
Southeast Region HQ CAP (Maxwell AFB, Ala.)
CAP MISSION REQUESTS NORTHCOM Report
AFNORTH-1AF (CAOC) Report
CAP (NOC) 888-211-1812 Execution
Federal Agencies State/local Agencies or NGOs
CAP … Remains Under Military Control/Direction …
CAP TODAY With the passage of Public Law 106-398 in October 2000, Congress provided that "The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer civilian auxiliary of the Air Force when the services of the Civil Air Patrol are used by any department or agency in any branch of the federal government.“ •Classified as a nonprofit, nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation •Includes eight geographic regions consisting of 52 wings (each of the 50 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia) •Has about 1,600 units, units more than 56,000 members nationwide •Operates one of the largest fleets of single-engine piston aircraft in the world, world with 550 currently in the fleet •Flies, through volunteer members, approximately 110,000 hours each year •Maintains fleet of about 900 emergency service vehicles for training and mission support •Supports members with about 100 corporate staff at the CAP National Headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
SAR/DR Homeland Security Counterdrug Humanitarian Services AFROTC Flights AFJROTC Flights Leadership Physical Fitness Activities School Enrichment Program
CAP Members AE Members General Public
CAP IN IOWA IOWA WING
SQUADRONS IN IOWA Davenport Composite Squadron East Iowa Cadet Squadron Burlington Composite Squadron Red Oak Flight Des Moines Cadet Squadron Des Moines Senior Squadron Northwest Composite (Fort Dodge) SQUADRONS IN CEDAR RAPIDS Cedar Rapids Senior Squadron East Iowa Cadet Squadron
CADET PROGRAM The mission of the Civil Air Patrol Cadet program is to provide the youth of our nation a quality program that enhances their leadership skills through an interest in aviation, and simultaneously provide services to the United States Air Force and the local community
CADET PROGRAM • CAP motivates youth aged 12-20 to live the Core Values • Cadets advance through a hierarchical curriculum • Advanced cadets mentor junior cadets
TODAY’S CADETS... TOMORROW’S AEROSPACE LEADERS
• Cadet officers (top 15% of all cadets) are eligible for E-3
upon enlistment in USAF
• Approximately 8% of Air Force Academy cadets got their
start in CAP
CADET ACTIVITIES 7 National Flight Academies –
5 powered, 2 glider
15 Aerospace Career Courses –
8 Air Force, 7 Civil Aerospace
Cadet Officer School –
Maxwell AFB, AL – June 2008
16 Leadership Activities National Cadet Competition –
Wright Patterson AFB – June 2008
CAP Cadet Orientation Flights (O-Rides) –
Over 10,000 cadets flown annually
Region & Wing Summer Encampments – –
Over 6,000 cadets In 42 locations
Maj Nicole Malachowski, USAF Former USAF Academy cadet glider and instructor pilot First female pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds
Col Eric Boe, USAF Active CAP Senior Member Pilot of the STS-126 Space Shuttle mission Will be the pilot of the last Space Shuttle mission
EMERGENCY SERVICES •
Search and Rescue (SAR): CAP performs 95% of all federal inland SAR missions directed by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Langley AFB, Virginia.
Disaster Relief: CAP provides air and ground transportation and an extensive communications network. They fly disaster relief officials to remote locations, and support local, state, and national disaster relief organizations with manpower, leadership and other valuable and needed resources.
Humanitarian Services: Usually in support of the Red Cross, CAP air crews transport time-sensitive medical materials including blood and human tissue in situations where other means of transportation are not possible
Air Force Support: CAP performs missions in support of the USAF such as damage assessment, radiological monitoring, light transport, communications support, and low-altitude route surveys.
Gippsland GA-8 (16) Cessna 206 (22)
Cessna 182 (285)
Cessna 172 (195)
EICS COMMUNITY SERVICE 2008 Floods service • Provided security services to the Linn Co. EOC • Supported the Red Cross in distribution of supplies March of Dimes • The EICS provides support including emergency services and communications Search and Rescue • The EICS has provided ground teams to search for ELTs within the area •Aviation Support • Cadets of the EICS provide flight marshaling in air shows and flight in activities in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids
AEROSPACE EDUCATION CAP has both an internal and an external aerospace education program. The internal program provides aerospace education to CAP members. The external program provides teachers and the general public with the aerospace education necessary to ensure the continuing development of aerospace supremacy. Materials Dozens of free aviation & space materials Meets national standards International Space Station thematic unit Journey of Flight textbook Curriculum sharing with AFJROTC
AEROSPACE EXCELLENCE Thanks to a grant from the Air Force Association, Association the EICS was able to obtain the 2009 Aerospace Excellence Award. To obtain this award, units have to teaching 6 aerospace-related activities, engage students in a special 2-hour aerospace activity such as making and launching rockets, going on an aerospace-related field trip, or presenting other aerospace-oriented activities that totalÂ 2 hours.
SENIOR PROGRAM You do not have to be a pilot to serve your community. In fact, less than a fifth of all CAP members are pilots or aircrew members. There are many opportunities for Senior Members: 200 Personnel Officer. 201 Public Affairs Officer. 202 Finance Officer. 203 Inspection Officer. 204 Senior Program Officer. 205 Administration Officer. 206 Logistics Officer. 210 Flight Operations Officer. 211 Operations Officer. 212 Standardization/Evaluation Officer. 213 Emergency Services Officer.
214 Communications Officer. 215 Aerospace Education Officer. 216 Cadet Program Officer. 217 Safety Officer. 218 Plans and Programs Officer. 219 Legal Officer. 220 Medical Officer. 221 Chaplain. 222 Commanding Officer. 223 Historian. 225 Moral Leadership Officer.
SENIOR PROGRAM Senior members have a very interesting professional development program. In addition to the specialty track selected, other opportunities are: •Wing, Region conferences •Senior Course Officer •Squadron Leadership School •Corporate Learning Course •Region Staff College •National Staff College And obtain emergency services qualifications such as •Mission Radio Operator •Ground Teams •Mission Information Officer….
MEMBERSHIP CADETS 1. The minimum age to join is 12 years old. 2. The maximum age to join as a cadet is 18 (although you can remain a cadet until you reach 21). 3. You must be enrolled in or graduated from a private, public, or home-school, or college, with a satisfactory record in academic achievement. 4. Single. 5. Not a member of the active duty Armed Forces. (National Guard and Reserve personnel are not considered active duty unless they are serving on extended active duty). 6. A citizen of the United States of America or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S or its territories. • Those persons in "admitted for permanent residence" status must possess and present a current Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151 or I-551). • Request for waiver of citizenship criteria for lawfully admitted non-citizens residing in the United States who were not admitted for permanent residence will be submitted through channels along with a copy of the membership application. 7. Good moral character. 8. If a former member of CAP, must not have been terminated for misconduct. 9. Be accepted by the unit and higher headquarters
MEMBERSHIP SENIORS 1. All applicants must be accepted by the unit commander and higher headquarters. 2. Must be at least 18 years of age and there is not limiting age. 3. A citizen of the United States of America or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the U.S or its territories. â€˘ Those persons in "admitted for permanent residence" status must possess and present a current Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I151 or I-551). â€˘ Request for waiver of citizenship criteria for lawfully admitted noncitizens residing in the United States who were not admitted for permanent residence will be submitted through channels along with a copy of the membership application. 4. All individuals applying for active senior membership must be screened and registered by National Headquarters. The screening process requires that the individual submit an FBI fingerprint card which can be obtained from the unit you wish to join. This card is used to complete an FBI criminal check.