Commandant of Cadets: C/Lt Col Amanda Ringo
Deputy Commander of Cadets:
CCSC OIC - C/Col Jack Baker
CCSC Asst - C/Lt Col Logan Obrien
OTS OIC - C/Capt Christopher Schramko
OTS Asst - C/1st Lt Alexis Gonzales
SNCOA OIC - C/Lt Col Joshua Reed
SNCOA Asst - C/1st Lt Alex Thornburg
NCOA OIC - C/Capt Aiden White
NCOA Asst - C/2nd Lt Max Brown
Admin OIC - C/CMSgt Matthew Hartman
Admin Asst -
Logistics OIC - C/1st Lt Eleanor Larson
Logistics Asst -
Mess OIC - C/1st Lt Matthew Priebe
Mess Asst -
PAO OIC - C/CMSgt Hunter Gulick
CTEP Senior Staff
Activity Director - Maj Chris Baker
Activity Deputy Director: Capt. Roger Reed
CCSC Mentor - Lt Col Stan Trull
CCSC Mentor - Lt Col Randy Gibbon
OTS Mentor - Capt Roger Reed
OTS Mentor - 1st Lt Jacob Brown
SNCOA Mentor - Lt Col Don Gulliksen
SNCOA Mentor - 1st Lt Jared Brown
NCOA Mentor - Major Joe McRorey
NCOA Mentor - Capt Cleveland Brown
NCOA Mentor - 1st Lt Nick Lawrence
Administration - Lt Liza Smith
Logistics - Major Becky Levesque
Mess - Capt Chuck Baker
Chaplain - N/A
2019 Fall CTEP
C/Lt Col Amanda Ringo will be the Cadet Commandant for this event. Please continue to watch this site for information on the application process and for submitting your forms once selected to serve as Cadre or Senior Mentor in this CTEP.
The 2019 Texas Wing Fall CTEP will be conducted on 4-6 Oct 2019 at Texas Wing Headquarters in Nacogdoches.
The Cadet Training and Education Program is made up of four different leadership schools designed to assist cadets as they progress through the cadet program. These courses give cadets both the knowledge and skills to lead cadets at their level of responsibility.
Write a minimum 800-word minimum essay on L2L Chapter 15 Sections 15.1, 15.2, 15.3, and 15.4.
A Resume (as if you were applying for the Winter Encampment Executive Staff) Length: One page
You were chosen to serve as the Cadet Commander of an encampment. Write a welcome email to your staff that details your vision, sets your expectations, and that inspires them. Length: Minimum 2 paragraphs
Take the MTBI Test (use the link below) and bring your printed results.
Write an essay (600 words minimum) on the following topic: Officership and Character as defined by L2L Chapter 9. Incorporate keywords and subject matter as related to Officership, Moral Reasoning, and Character Formation.
Read “The New One Minute Manager” (use the link below). It is a quick read and very educational. You will need to be familiar with the content to participate in one of the graded class assignments.
Homework before arrival:
1. In your own words, explain, (based off L2L Chapter 4, page 30-31) the seven needs of teams and why they are critical to SNCOs. Minimum 400 words, double-spaced, legible.
2. Read the CAPP 60-33 chapters 1-5, and have a working knowledge of these chapters. Be able to demonstrate “command voice.”
USAF SNCO Charge at Promotion Ceremonies:
"In the United States Air Force, a Master Sergeant joins an elite group. The term "Sergeant" is an ancient, honorable one that denotes a person possessing special skills, trust, and integrity. All of you are now Master Sergeants, which means you have mastered the techniques and abilities required of noncommissioned officers. As you progress to Senior Master Sergeant and Chief Master Sergeant, your title will change, but not the designation as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer. You are afforded privileges not awarded to others, and you have freely accepted responsibility beyond the call of normal duty. You have, by your actions and performance, earned the respect of your seniors and juniors. As Master Sergeants, your entire way of life will change. More will be expected of you; more will be demanded of you--not because you are a Master Sergeant, but because you are now a Senior NCO. You have not merely been promoted one pay grade, you have joined an exclusive group--A group dedicated to taking care of those who follow in their footsteps. As a member of this group, you have a responsibility to your fellow Senior NCO's even as they have a responsibility to you."
*I am a Senior Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Air Force.
*I hold allegiance to my country, devotion to duty, and personal integrity above all.
*I wear my rank of authority with dignity, I promote the highest standards of conduct, appearance, and performance by setting the example.
*I seek no favors because of my rank.
*I am devoted to the concept of service rather than personal gain.
*I uphold the traditions of senior noncommissioned officers who precede me.
*I manage resources under my control with astute efficiency and lead the way with the highest level of competence.
*I always strive to merit the respect of my fellow senior noncommissioned officers and of all with whom I come in contact.
The CAPP 60-33 changes were added because NCO’s are or should be knowledgeable of those chapters and the emphasis on command voice to be brought to the forefront to improve drill overall, ie a Command voice should instill a “snap”, and a unit’s movement should be in sync…among other things to learn.
SNCO’s in all services are the top 3 ranks of the enlisted Corp’s. To get to the top 2, a SMSgt or Chief and the equivalents in other services, means you are in the top 3% of the corps. Much is expected of and much is given by these leaders. The change to add working knowledge of CAPP 60-33 chapters 1-5 is because SNCO’s should be expert in drill. The SNCO’s are in leadership positions all the way up to squadron level formations with the First Sergeant forming the squadron for squadron drill.
INFORMAL ESSAY- PERSONAL RESPONSE TO THE USAF NCO CREED (link below)
USAF NCO Creed
*Read the attached link to a copy of the USAF NCO creed thoroughly. Recite it to yourself or have someone read it aloud to you. Highlight portions that are meaningful or interesting to you. Consider taking notes.
*Write a 5-paragraph essay over your personal thoughts about the creed.
Paragraph I: Introduction- introduce yourself to us, your instructors. Include any information that you would like for us to know about yourself and your CAP career. Additionally, include what you hope to learn and/or accomplish at this year's Fall NCOA.
Paragraph II: Write in detail about an aspect of the NCO creed that stood out to you and why. (Ex. an aspect of the NCO's mission or his/her leadership that you find interesting.)
Paragraph III: Select another aspect/trait that you, as an individual, find particularly challenging. Describe it and explain why it is a challenging standard for you to uphold.
Paragraph IV: Describe what actions you will take during the NCOA weekend to sharpen your skills in the areas described in the second and third paragraph. Additionally, describe what you action you think you could take to sharpen those skills in other arenas, such as your home squadron, your school, or your job.
Paragraph V: Explain why you believe the NCO creed was selected as the reading for this assignment. What else do you have to say about the creed? Close your essay in a way that flows well with the tone you used for your essay and end it in a way that feels natural to you.
Read CAPP 60-33 Chapters 1-4. Have a working knowledge of chapters 1-3 and understand how to properly execute commands using command voice.Type your paragraph here.