On 11 Apr 15 – the Iowa Wing graduated 5 CAP members (4 from Iowa Wing and 1 member from the Oklahoma Wing) from the Unit Commanders Course in Davenport. Col Anita Elliott and Lt Col Mike McCoy instructed the course.
The Unit Commanders Course provides advice and guidance on leadership, management and ethics in a standardized format for the training of current and potential squadron and group commanders in Civil Air Patrol. Squadron and group commanders are responsible for providing local leadership, administering programs, and managing the volunteer members in the field as they perform the critical missions of the Civil Air Patrol as well as provide support to the United States Air Force as the official Air Force Auxiliary.
The UCC discusses the traits and skills new unit and group commanders will need to develop to effectively lead and manage their units. Topics include command and responsibility and accountability, recruiting, safety, how to work with families, management, leadership, communication, and elements of successful units and leaders.
Congratulations to Lt Col Bill Rubel, Maj Beth Ryan (OKWG), 2d Lt Chris Sessions, 2d Lt Michelle Elliott and 2d Lt Mike Herrera.
Just wanted to keep everyone up-to-date on the training opportunities available in the Iowa Wing for FY15. As you can see, we have a busy year planned.
Capt Jessen, Lt Col Hahn and myself are working to set up a Color Guard Academy and an Aerospace weekend for cadets this year. More information to come.
20-22 Feb Emergency Services Academy Part I – Camp Dodge
7 Mar SAREX at Dubuque
20-22 Mar Emergency Services Academy Part II – Camp Dodge
28 Mar Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC)-Davenport
11 Apr Unit Commanders Course (UCC)-Davenport
?? May Communications Exercise-Boone & Washington
17 May AF Compliance Inspection
13 Jun SAREX at Davenport (this will also be our AF Over-the-Shoulder)
15-24 Jul Encampment – Camp Dodge (Capt Jason Erickson is the POC)
20-21 Aug Wing Conference – Camp Dodge
?? Sep SAREX at Red Oak
Senior Members – please use the CAPF 17 to apply for the TLC and UCC. There will be a charge for lunch – $5-$8 otherwise the courses are free. Both courses will be held at the Davenport Composite Squadron building at the Davenport Airport.
If you have any activites ideas, please let myself, Capt Mutchler, or Capt Jessen for cadet activities know.