Texas Wing Cadet Programs

Civil Air Patrol

2016 Summer Encampment Staff Selection Weekend

Texas Wing will be hosting a Staff Selection Weekend for 2016 Summer Encampment….This is something new for Texas Wing.

Selection is the process the Command staff will use to find the best team we can put together. The best team does not mean the most high-speed or most recognized cadets. We are looking for the best team from qualified troops in terms of chemistry, maturity, personality, and willingness to serve the team relative to Civil Air Patrol’s core values.

Cadet applicants will be evaluated in different aspects throughout the weekend including impromptu speeches, uniform inspections, barracks inspection, drill, PT and a selection board interview.

Cadets will be divided into flights and rotated during the evaluation process. Cadets will be evaluated on their leadership, professionalism, Civil Air Patrol knowledge, customs and courtesies, drill, and thinking skills.

Location: Camp Bullis, San Antonio, TX 75709

When: April 08–10 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon)

Cost: $35.00


  • Be a graduate of Texas Wing Encampment.
  • Have never been sent home from any CAP cadet activity for reasons of moral turpitude.
  • Must be 14 years of age by the time encampment starts.
  • Must be able to complete a PFT appropriate to your age and current grade.
  • Must be available to attend 2016 Summer Encampment at Camp Bullis from June 25 to July 3, 2016.

The ATS (Advanced Training School) Staff will be assisting with the evaluations.

Of the cadets that respond to this call, 50 candidates will be put through the course. Of those the Squadron Commanders and Line staff will be selected for 2016 Texas Wing Summer Encampment.

If you meet the prescribed criteria or have questions about the requirements, respond with an email to tx2016summerselection@gmail.com with the following information:

CAP Resume with a cover letter stating the position(s) you are applying for.

  • Full name
  • Current grade
  • Age
  • Phone number
  • Current squadron and location of squadron
  • Current squadron commanding officer and DCC and good contact information for them.

Once received, you will be sent an invitation to attend with further instructions.

Responses after 16 March will not be considered.


If you wish to apply for staff but are unable to attend the selection weekend, you may still apply. Please make it clear in your email that you are unable to attend.

You will be emailed a different set of instructions for you to follow in order to be considered.

If you have any questions, you may contact:

Capt. Torre LoDolce, CAP

1st Lt Tim Gandy, CAP

Maj. Brad Rather. CAP


Lt Col James D. Peace, CAP
2016 Texas Wing Summer Encampment Commander

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ATS Information:

ATS is 2 full days longer than Summer Encampment; ALL transportation to/from ATS is the sole responsibility of the ATS applicants!!  To apply for ATS, you must meet the following criteria:

Have successfully completed an encampment.

Be 14 years of age by the start of ATS.

Be able to pass a CPFT in Category 1 status, per CAPP 52-18.    On a case by case basis, a Category 2 cadet may be accepted.

If you meet the preliminary criteria, send the following info to   atstxwing@gmail.com

First and last name.  CAP ID number.   Rank.

Current e-mail address.  Home squadron designation & location.   Best phone number to contact you.


3 April, 2016 at 1200 hrs.

For any questions, send an e-mail to atstxwing@gmail.com OR you may contact              1st Lt.Tim Gandy at 512-431-2261  tlgandy1@gmail.com OR  Capt. Torre LoDolce at 832-641-7836    tlodolce@gmail.com

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~The Texas Wing Cadet Programs staff is dedicated to assisting cadets to become dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders. We encourage you to stay active and use this website to remain up-to-date on wing, region, and national events. Do not hesitate to contact the Director of Cadet Programs if you need assistance (Lt Col James D. Peace jamespeace@sheldonisd.com).

Note:  ATS (Advanced Training Squadron) is OPEN for registration!  Cadets are now being accepted for ATS, to be held at Camp Bullis, near San Antonio, TX from 26 June thru 5 July, 2016.   For more details, check See All Activities, on the right hand side of this page.   Summer Encampment will also be held at Camp Bullis during this time, but will be a few days shorter in duration.  Monitor texascadet.org for more details on Summer Encampment.

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