Fall CTEP 2021 - In Person

Update - 12 September 2021

All CTEP attendees need to fill out the CTEP Attestation Form and the CTEP Plan of Return and bring these documents with you to CTEP to sign in. Please pay close attention to the options on the attestation form. Also, please make sure that you mail your CTEP Paperwork to Chaplain Smalley via US Mail.

Update - 9 September 2021

Please be advised that in order to attend the Fall 2021 Cadet Training and Education Program (CTEP) October 8-10, 2021 you must complete one of the following measures to be in alignment with the Texas Wing, Civil Air Patrol COVID safety plan. 

All members are required to have completed one of the actions below:

Completed a COVID 19 vaccine series:  Personnel who have completed the vaccination series meet this standard.  “Completed” is defined as having received both doses of either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, 14 days prior to arrival at this event.

Receive a Negative COVID 19 test within three days of attendance: Members who cannot quarantine or who have not been vaccinated are required to be tested through PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) or a diagnostic Antigen Test, such as those preformed at CVS or Walgreens.  Please Note the Binax NOW® Home Test CANNOT be used as proof of testing as it is not intended to rule out positive or negative results. 
Personnel who plan on being tested should schedule their test NOW for the Wednesday or Thursday leading up to the event, as it generally takes 24 hours to return results. Do not wait to schedule this test the week of CTEP.    

Quarantine for 14 days prior to this event: Members who have not been vaccinated, or who are unable to obtain a COVID test may choose to quarantine for 14 days prior to this event.  “Quarantine” is defined as isolation of movement, i.e., remaining home with limited external person to person contact.  Members who attend public schools or are part of home school collectives, sports, church or other religious places of worship, etc. that meet in person CANNOT meet this requirement. Additionally, members who are quarantining CANNOT attend any CAP Activity in the 14 days prior to this event.

It is the intent of Civil Air Patrol to provide a safe learning environment for all its members.  Members are expected to adhere to all stipulated COVID mitigations, including the wear of a mask indoors and in large groups.  Members who are unable to wear masks should NOT attend this course due to the increased risk of COVID. 

Please make arrangements to ensure that you have met one of the above criteria.  Members who cannot, or have not, met one of the above actions, will not be able to attend the CTEP or TLC.

Update - 30 August 2021

CTEP planning is continuing. We have submitted our COVID-19 Mitigation Plan to national headquarters for approval. As soon as it is approved, it will be posted in the Important Information section on the right for everyone to view. It will be important that everyone follows the requirements set out in the plan if attending the Fall 2021 CTEP. 

On the weekend of 8-10 October 2021 a Cadet Training and Education Program (CTEP) Leadership School and a Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) will be held at Texas Wing Headquarters, Nacogdoches, Texas. CTEP is a Wing-level activity that promotes standardization and enrichment of training at the NCO level and professional cadet education for cadet officers that focuses on taking your place among the cadet leaders of our Wing.

TLC is a senior training activity that focuses on individuals that work with the cadet program. TLC students will receive credit for the Training Leaders of Cadets program (both basic and intermediate courses).

Cadets and Seniors planning to attend this school must submit a CAPF 60-81, 160, 161, and 163 to Chaplain Nancy Smalley and pay via the
EventBrite link no later than 17 September 2021. Cadets and Squadron Commanders are strongly urged to go to the cadet programs website CTEP Page to review the CTEP progression plan.

Applications for the Schools will only be accepted if the application is complete and signed by the commander as well as payment submitted. We have a limited number of spaces this year and will hold the schools to the limits set in the Ops Plan.

Cadets wishing to go to NCOA must be C/SSgt or above.
Cadets wishing to go to SNCOA must be C/MSgt or above.
Cadets wishing to go to OTS must be C/2d Lt.
Cadets wishing to go to CCSC must be C/Maj or above (or must be C/Capt with OTS credit).

If you are seeking RCLS credit for attending the CCSC class, you must have attended an IN PERSON OTS to receive credit. The reason for this is because the virtual CTEP classes did not meet the required hours that RCLS credit requires. 

CAPF 60-81, 160, 161, and 163 should be submitted to Chaplain Nancy Smalley no later than 17 September 2021.

The following information must be included on the CAPF 60-81:

Seniors may apply for STAFF or TLC (Training Leaders of Cadets)
A parents' or legal guardians' signature must be included on all forms.
Squadron commanders should verify the school the cadet is asking to attend as well.
Be sure to include your CURRENT CAP grade (not the grade you think you will be in two months),

You must mail your CAPF 60-81, 160, 161, and 163 to Chaplain Nancy Smalley at the address below:

416 Victorian Drive, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.

Please do not send via a form of delivery that requires a signature. Also, if you are worried that your paperwork will arrive late, contact us via email texasctep@gmail.com.

Your payment is what holds your place for the CTEP.

Important Information

Operations Plan (.docx)

Operations Plan (pdf)

COVID-19 Mitigation Plan

COVID-19 Memo

Packing List - Cadets

Packing List - Seniors


CTEP Paperwork (All forms in one file .docx)

CTEP Paperwork (All forms in one file .pdf)

CTEP Attestation Form (new 12 Sep 2021 - you must bring this with you to CTEP)

CTEP Plan of Return (new 12 Sep 2021 - you must bring this with you to CTEP)

CAPF 60-81 (pdf)

CAPF 160 (pdf)

CAPF 161 (pdf)

CAPF 163 (pdf)


These links will take you to the homework set for the Fall 2021 CTEP classes. 






CCSC Lead - C/Col Dava Flowers
CCSC - C/Lt Col Christopher Schramko

OTS Lead - C/Lt Col Andrew Aceves
OTS - C/Maj Noah Compton

SNCOA Lead - C/Lt Col Dylan German
SNCOA - C/Maj Bethany Larson

NCOA Lead - C/Lt Col Evan Norman
NCOA - C/Lt Col Skylar Henry
NCOA - C/Capt Ian Urquiola

Admin - C/CMSgt Talya Friedman

PAO - C/Capt Madeline Thompson
PAO - C/CMSgt Elianna Friedman

Mess - C/CMSgt Oliver Lewis
​Mess - C/CMSgt Kyalie Massey

Mess - C/CMSgt Jaime Sanchez

CTEP Senior Staff
Activity Director - Lt Col Phil Kost

Deputy Activty Director - Lt Col Jane Smalley

​TLC Director - Lt Col Jed Taylor

Chaplain - Ch (Lt Col) Nancy Smalley

Safety - Maj Jason Quick

Registrar - Ch (Lt Col) Nancy Smalley

CCSC Mentor - Lt Col Jane Smalley
CCSC Mentor - Maj Jason Quick

OTS Mentor - Capt Kara McElhaney
OTS Mentor - Maj Lana Holub

OTS Mentor - Capt Mark Chin

SNCOA Mentor - Capt Toby Blair
SNCOA Mentor - 1st Lt Josh Taylor

SNCOA Mentor - Capt Bethany Hiller
SNCOA Mentor - 2d Lt Heather Brewer

NCOA Mentor - 1st Lt Luke Bainbridge
NCOA Mentor - Maj Joey McRorey

NCOA Mentor - MSgt Will Holloway
NCOA Mentor - Capt Roger Reed

TLC Instructor - Lt Col Jed Taylor

TLC Instructor - Lt Col Jeff Ellison
TLC Instructor - Ch (Lt Col) Nancy Smalley
TLC Instructor - Capt Matt Parker

TLC Instructor - Lt Col Randy Gibbon
TLC Instructor - Lt Col Phil Kost

Administration - Ch (Lt Col) Nancy Smalley

Administration - Capt Kim Bemrose

Public Affairs - 1st Lt Roman Vitanza

Public Affairs - 1st Lt Wendy Cameron

Logistics - 

Mess - Capt Joseph Friedman

​Mess - Shoshana Friedman