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Professional DevelopmentTo accomplish its mission, CAP needs an informed, active senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks. The CAP Senior Member Education and Training Program prepares members to serve their units, their communities, and their nation.” – CAPR 40-1 para 1.

Functional Address:  CAP SER/ET

 


ORGANIZATION OF THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM

The CAP Education and Training Program is divided into five levels. As members progress through these levels, they first receive instruction in the basic information needed as a CAP member and progress through training in leadership and management to prepare them to serve in command and staff positions in the squadron and at higher echelons. The CAP Education and Training Program is governed by CAPR 40-1.

THE EDUCATION & TRAINING PROGRAM AND VOLUNTEER UNIVERSITY

On August 4, 2020, the Professional Development program was renamed the Education and Training program. The major component of this change is leadership training previously delivered by formal in-residence classes is now delivered through the more modular Volunteer University, which provided for completion of modules in an onsite, online, or blended/hybrid format. The curriculum is the same regardless of onsite or online format.

Information on the new program is available on the Volunteer University page of the CAP National Website. If you have access to the 2020 National Conference page, there are numerous breakout sessions discussing various aspects of the new program. Finally, if you have questions, ask your unit Education & Training Officer.

Volunteer University needs instructors! All instructors for Volunteer University must apply and be approved. We need instructors for all levels of the Education and Training program, so if you have an interest in joining the team you can apply here.

Task completion for the Education & Training program is logged in a new e-Services module. This is accessed by clicking on Menu, then Professional Development, then Professional Levels. Note that many tasks, such as serving on a staff for an approved activity, mentoring, or conference attendance require upload of some type of documentation. This can be a certificate, a participation letter, a memorandum for record, or something similar.

GRANDFATHERING FROM THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

A common point of confusion with the transition to the new program is how members who began under the previous program progress.

Most importantly, you will not lose credit for previously completed levels. If you’ve finished a level under the old program, you simply move on and begin working the next level under the new program.

Members who have partially completed a level may be able to complete the level using the previous program’s criteria. Eligibility for this grandfather credit is based on whether or not a member has completed the educational requirement(s) for a given level (SLS and OBC for Level II, CLC for Level III, RSC for Level IV, and NSC for Level V). If a member completed the coursework prior to 4 August 2020, the member may complete the level using the previous program’s criteria; however, there are deadlines for this grandfather provision. The grandfather provision expires on 30 November 2020 for Level II, 28 February 2021 for Level III, and 31 May 2021 for Levels IV and V.

Processing of level completion using this grandfather clause is done with the previous PD Awards module in e-Services.

RECENT GILL ROBB WILSON AWARDEES

Congratulations to the following members of the Southeast Region who completed Level V in the Education and Training Program in the last year.  Only the most dedicated senior members achieve this level.  Successful completion of Level V qualifies the member for the Gill Robb Wilson Award.  This is the highest professional development award given to a senior member and honors Gill Robb Wilson, an airman, poet, writer, and founder of CAP.

Unit

Name

Date

SER-GA-001

Lt Col William S Wynn

6-Oct-19

SER-AL-134

Lt Col Robert B Williams

16-Oct-19

SER-AL-032

Lt Col Mickey Jordan

3-Jun-20

SER-FL-021

Lt Col Larry E Rogers

4-Jul-20

SER-TN-114

Lt Col Suzanne K England

5-Jul-20

SER-SER-001

Lt Col Corey A Hamilton

19-Jul-20

SER-AL-001

Maj Arnold C Staton

23-Jul-20

SER-TN-087

Lt Col James P Duffy

23-Jul-20

SER-TN-001

Lt Col Jason S Alley

23-Jul-20

SER-FL-001

Maj Joseph W Highman

23-Jul-20

SER-GA-001

Lt Col Michael A Crowe

23-Jul-20

SER-TN-246

Maj Robert R Frase

23-Jul-20

SER-TN-218

Lt Col David Dweck

31-Jul-20

SER-AL-001

Lt Col Bart Nelson III

1-Aug-20

SER-AL-135

Lt Col Benjamin M Booth

9-Aug-20

SER-MS-109

Maj Eugene J Rogillio

9-Aug-20

SER-PR-079

Lt Col Felipe Nazario

9-Aug-20

SER-MS-001

Maj Jerry W Eichelberger

9-Aug-20

SER-FL-054

Maj Joshua J Risler

9-Aug-20

SER-FL-425

Maj M. Mia Ottesen

9-Aug-20

SER-FL-310

Maj Michael J Hively

9-Aug-20

SER-FL-011

Maj Susan J Barnett

9-Aug-20

SER-FL-001

Lt Col Yvonne Rodriguez

9-Aug-20

SER-AL-029

Maj Gerald F May

11-Aug-20

SER-AL-100

Lt Col Michael J Guthrie

11-Aug-20

SER-GA-001

Lt Col Phillip O Snider Jr

21-Aug-20

SER-FL-001

Lt Col Grace Stapf Gorevin

25-Aug-20

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