We are pleased to announce that the Cadet Training Group Commander for the 2019 Texas Wing Summer Encampment has been selected. C/Lt Col Amanda Ringo.


Cadre Applications are now closed. Student Applications will be opening soon.   Keep in mind that you will need to complete a Student Application (a google drive link will be here when approved) and THEN purchase an Eventbrite Ticket when it is opened.  Students must have both the Google Application and Eventbrite ticket to attend Encampment.


Base Unescorted FOrms will then need to be completed by all drivers, anyone 18 yoa and older meaning anyone who plans to attend base, drop off cadets, or attend graduation.


The Encampment will take place at Lackland Air Force Base JBSA 21 June - 30 June 19.  The 21st and 22nd will be Cadre and Senior Required Safety Training. Students will arrive on 23 Jun 19. 


Thank you.
 

2019 Texas Wing Summer Encampment Cadet Cadre Positions
 
Cadet Executive Cadre Position Descriptions.

The following are position descriptions for executive cadre members of the Cadet Training Group. These descriptions are not intended to limit or restrict action; they are merely presented to give general direction and background for each cadre position. The Executive Cadre consists of the CTG Commander, Cadet Deputy Commander for Operations, Cadet Deputy Commander of Mission Support, Cadet Safety Officer, Mission Support Chief of Staff (Optional), CTG Superintendent, CTS Commanders, the Cadet Curriculum & Planning Officer.

A.   Cadet Training Group Commander. (CTG/CC)

Leads the CTG in the implementation of the encampment program. He/she is responsible to the Encampment Commander for the overall encampment program. The Commandant of Cadets is the senior advisor to the Group Commander. The rank requirement is limited to C/Col. or C/Lt Col.

Objectives:

  1. Lead the officers of the CTG, to ensure proper implementation of the encampment program.
  2. The maintenance and consistency of training standards throughout the wing encampment program.
  3. Serve as a role model and example for all the members of the Cadet Training Group.
  4. Counseling services when appropriate.
  5. Provide an appropriate forum for feedback and criticism of the encampment program, cohesiveness, teamwork and unity of purpose within the unit.


Examples of tasks:

  1. In consultation with the appropriate senior cadre, the selection of the Cadet Deputy Commanders.
  2. Assists in the selection of qualified senior cadets for service at the group cadre level.
  3. Approval of the Cadet SOP and its supplement(s) for each encampment.
  4. Conducts the group inspection at all Texas Wing encampments.
  5. In consultation with appropriate senior cadre, supervises the creation and content of the encampment schedule.


 B.   Cadet Deputy Commander for Operations. (CTG/CDO)

The Cadet Deputy Commander for Operations is primarily responsible for coordinating, controlling and directing the training activities of the CTG. The Deputy Commander for Operations is directly responsible to the Group Commander for the training and performance of all training personnel at the encampment.  The rank requirement is limited to C/Col., Lt Col., Major, Capt in Phase IV.

Objectives:

  1. Leads the training of all the training personnel at the encampment.
  2. Direct supervision and evaluation of the performance of the Cadet Training Squadron Commanders. (Group level encampments only).
  3. Adherence to the established cadet training schedule.
  4. Compliance with the established encampment academic, physical fitness and training program.
  5. Reviewing the schedule with the Squadron Commanders each evening for the following day.
  6. Conduct the Group Training Meeting (GTM) and discusses training progress, the schedule or problems within the squadrons.
  7. Monitors exams, physical fitness, and training events to define the level of effectiveness of training.
  8. Advises Squadron Commanders on areas needing attention.


Examples of Tasks:

  1. Reviewing the schedule with the Squadron Commanders each evening for the following day.
  2. Conduct the Group Training Meeting (GTM) and discusses training progress, the schedule or problems within the squadrons.
  3. Monitors exams, physical fitness, and training events to define the level of effectiveness of training.
  4. Advises Squadron Commanders on areas needing attention.



 C.     Cadet Deputy Commander for Mission Support. (CTG/CDS) (formerly call XO)

The Cadet Deputy Commander for Mission Support is primarily responsible for coordinating, controlling and directing the support activities of the Cadet Support Squadron. The Deputy Commander for Mission Support is directly responsible to the Group Commander. He/she works with the senior Deputy Commander for Mission Support to coordinate the efforts of the senior and cadet operational cadre. The rank requirement is limited to C/Col., Lt Col., Major, Capt in Phase IV.

Objectives:

  1. Leads the support personnel at the encampment.
  2. Direct supervision and evaluation of the performance of the Chief of Staff and Cadet Directors leading the support departments.
  3. Adherence to the established cadet training schedule.
  4. Compliance with the established encampment logistic, administrative and training program.
  5. Oversees the encampment registration process for the CTG Commander.
  6. Conducts personnel evaluations providing feedback on performance.
  7. Assists in the selection of support personnel.
  8. Supervises and approves production of the encampment newsletter.


Examples of Tasks:

  1. Oversees the encampment registration process for the CTG Commander.
  2. Conducts personnel evaluations providing feedback on performance.
  3. Assists in the selection of support personnel.
  4. Supervises and approves production of the encampment newsletter.


D.   Cadet Training Group Chief of Staff. (CTG/CS)

The Chief of Staff is primarily responsible for the management and coordination of department operations of the Cadet Support Squadron. He/she works with all department directors to accomplish the support squadron goals. The Chief of Staff is directly responsible to the CTG/CDS.  The rank requirement is limited to C/Col., Lt Col., Major in Phase IV.

Objectives:

  1. Communicates information effectively between support directors and the CTG/CDS.
  2. Problem solves with support directors as issues arise.
  3. Ensures the success of tasks of all departments in the Cadet Support Squadron.
  4. Direct supervision and evaluation of the performance of support cadre.
  5. Adherence to the established cadet training schedule.
  6. Supports the needs of the encampment.
  7. Reinforces the Cadet Deputy Commander for Support’s vision within the squadron.


Examples of Tasks:

  1. Acts as the liaison between the CTG/CDS and all directors.
  2. Manages the support communications hub.
  3. Oversees department needs/concerns and ensures task progress.
  4. Conducts conflict resolution when necessary, will include the CTG/CDS and seniors If problematic.
  5. Takes charge of the support squadron when the CTG/CDS is not readily available.


E.    Group Superintendent. (CTG/SUPT) (formerly known as a Command Chief)

Mentors the cadet noncommissioned officers of the Cadet Training Group and ensures that they are thoroughly familiar with their duties and responsibilities. Addressed appropriate to his/her rank (Sir, Ma’am, Chief, etc.). 
Rank requirement is limited to C/CMSgt.

Objectives:

  1. The Group Superintendent supports both the Operations and the Commander of the CTG.
  2. Purposefully acts in support to all specified and implied duties of the CTG Commander.
  3. Directs the NCO Support Channel within the CTG and provides feedback and counsel to the Squadron First Sergeants regarding their effectiveness and performance as NCOs.
  4. Oversees the welfare, discipline, development, and instruction of all individual students within the Cadet Training Group.
  5. The Group Superintendent must maintain and reinforce the finest ideals and performance of the CAP Cadet. Set the example in all he/she does.
  6. Enforces all applicable standards of conduct among students.
  7. Inspects and evaluates all training progress of students.
  8. Supervises the effectiveness of the encampment physical fitness program.
  9. Provides feedback to the Group Cadre regarding the effectiveness of the NCOs and advises the CTG Commander regarding all aspects of the training environment and Operations climate.


Examples of tasks:

  1. Personally, supervises the execution of the Physical Training Program.
  2. Reinforce the image and performance of the NCO.
  3. Takes notes during Group Inspections.
  4. Ensures meals run efficiently; uses the First Sergeants to supervise students in the dining facility, enforce rules and discipline, and enable students to enjoy nutritious meals and stay hydrated.
  5. Organizes the CTG Volleyball Competition and serves as the Chief Judge.
  6. Is responsible for forming all Group formations; performs with flawless execution all formations and ceremonial duties.
  7. Relieves the Group Executive Cadre of any routine administrative or informational tasks.
  8. Is responsible for the training of the Group Color Guard.


F.    Cadet Curriculum & Planning Officer. (CTG/XP) (formerly call DOT)

Manages the encampment instructional content. The CTG/XP works closely with the Enc/XP but reports directly to the CTG/CC. The rank requirement is limited to Phase III and IV. This position’s major functional areas include:

Examples of Tasks:

  1. Investigating opportunities for tours, guest speakers, use of training facilities, etc., at the host facility.
  2. Programming the curriculum so that the encampment exceeds the minimum required content.
  3. Developing a plan of instruction for coordinating with the Enc/DO for tours, guest speakers, classroom facilities, etc.
  4. Developing and maintaining the encampment schedule.
  5. Creating a list of instructors (senior cadre, cadre, or guests) for the courses; monitoring courses to ensure the students attain the learning objectives.
  6. Facilitating the student and cadre end of encampment critique process.
  7. Updating the CTG/CC and Enc/CC on the instructional progress.


G.   Cadet Safety Officer. (CTG/SE)

A cadet should be assigned as an assistant to the Encampment Safety Officer. This position is limited to cadets in Phases III and IV.

  1. The primary role of the cadet safety officer is to study and mentor under the supervision of the Encampment Safety Officer and assist him/her with those duties.
  2. The Cadet Safety Officer will learn the primary functions of the Encampment Safety Officer and be given the opportunity to demonstrate skills in safety leadership, education and presentations.
  3. Cadet Safety Officers will provide liaisons between the Encampment Safety Officer and cadet Operations cadre
  4. Cadet safety officers will NOT act as the primary safety officer for encampment and will not be held responsible for tasks that are the primary responsibility of the encampment Safety Officer
  5. Cadet safety officers will be responsible for completing appropriate cadet safety officer training.


 H.   Cadet Training Squadron Commander. (“X” CTS/CC)

     Leads the squadron in the implementation of the encampment program within the Cadet Training Squadron. This includes academic, physical fitness and general training objectives. Cadet Commanders at squadron level size encampments will be responsible for tasks outlined in the group commander description.

Objectives:

  1. Evaluates the effectiveness of the training within the Cadet Training Squadron through guidance and direction of the flight cadre and makes appropriate adjustments.
  2. Coordinates necessary logistical and administrative support for the Squadron.
  3. Plans the activities of the CTS in accordance with established Group training requirements.
  4. Fosters cohesiveness, teamwork, and unity of purpose within the unit.


Examples of Tasks:

  1. Leads Squadron Training Meetings (STM) each night in order to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the training.
  2. Participates in the selection and recognition of outstanding personnel at the Squadron level.
  3. Evaluates the performance of the Flight Commanders.
  4. Evaluates the performance of the flights in order to establish level-of-training within the squadron.
  5. Conducts the Squadron Inspections.
  6. Supervises and directs and mentors the First Sergeant.
  7. Counsels with the Flight Commanders to assist them in organizing and preparing their Flight’s implementation of the encampment training program.
  8. Provides leadership and guidance to the Flight Commanders to ensure a coordinated effort between flights under his/her command.


 
Maj Christopher Baker, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs, Texas Wing
(C) 512-395-7138
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary
www. capmembers.com
www.gocivilairpatrol.com

Texas Wing Encampment 2019


​The daily newsletter will be posted online here:  ​2019 Tx Wg Summer Encampment Newsletters


​Daily photographs of the event will be posted here for viewing:  2019 Tx Wg Summer Encampment photos