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Burlinton patch BURLINGTON COMPOSITE SQUADRON

NCR-IA-005 CIVIL AIR PATROL

2527 Summer Street

Burlington, IA 52601

 

“HIGH FIVE”

2015-5

Lt Christopher Sessions recently completed the Civil Air Patrol’s Unit Commander’s Course (UCC).

This course standardizes the training of squadron and group commanders throughout the organization. Commanders are the people responsible for administering programs and managing the volunteer members in the field.

UCC discusses the traits and skills new unit commanders will need to develop to effectively manage their units. Topics include recruiting and retention, command responsibility and accountability, safety, how to work with families, management, leadership, communication, and elements of successful units and leaders.

Three other current members of the squadron have previously completed this important professional development course.

 

2015 Calendar Considerations:

9-10 May – Quad Cities Air Show – Blue Angels to appear

13 Jun – Practice SAREX – Davenport

15-24 Jul – Iowa Wing Summer Encampment

15 Aug – Practice SAREX – Red Oak

20-21 Aug – Iowa Wing Conference

A MAJOR CHANGE OF MEETING CANCELLATION POLICY: If the squadron meeting is going to be canceled due to bad weather or other circumstance, you will be contacted either by phone or email. Please keep your contact information up to date so you don’t miss any cancellations.

Thought for the Month:

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work.

         -General Colin Powell

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

May 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

Congratulations to Spaatz Recipient

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Congratulations to Spaatz Recipient #1990 C/Col Noah Schuetz.

C/Col Schuetz is the Iowa Wing Cadet Advisory Council Chairperson and Cadet Commander of the Dubuque Composite Squadron.

THE GENERAL CARL A. SPAATZ AWARD is Civil Air Patrol’s highest cadet honor. It is presented to cadets who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, character, fitness, and aerospace education.

Cadets qualify for this prestigious award after devoting an average of five years to progress through sixteen achievements in the CAP Cadet Program. Along the way they develop self-discipline, a strong sense of personal responsibility, the ability to lead and persuade, and the foundation necessary for pursuing a career in aviation, space, or technology.

The final step a cadet must complete to earn the Spaatz Award is a rigorous four-part exam consisting of a challenging physical fitness test, an essay exam testing their moral reasoning, a comprehensive written exam on leadership, and a comprehensive written exam on aerospace education. Upon passing the Spaatz Award exams, the cadet is promoted to the grade of cadet colonel. The Spaatz Award is named in honor of Carl “Tooey” Spaatz, the first Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. One of the giants in the history of airpower, in 1929 Spaatz, together with another pilot, set an important flight endurance record of 150 hours and 40 minutes in the early days of aviation. During World War II, he commanded the Allied air campaign against the Nazis. In the Pacific Theater, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki took place under his command. After retiring from the Air Force, General Spaatz served as the first chairman of the Civil Air Patrol National Board. On average, only two cadets in one thousand earn the Spaatz Award. Since the award’s inception in 1964, Civil Air Patrol has presented the Spaatz Award to only 1,990 cadets nation-wide, including XX from the state of Iowa.

Spaatz Cadets are expected to serve as role models for junior cadets, and become leaders in their communities as they enter adulthood. The first recipient of the Spaatz Award, Michigan’s Douglas C.
Roach, became a pilot with the Air Force Thunderbirds.

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

May 1, 2015 at 7:56 am

Unit Commanders Course

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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.

UCC group photos

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

April 12, 2015 at 11:18 pm

Posted in IACAP - Leadership

“HIGH FIVE”

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

April 8, 2015 at 9:34 pm

Posted in IACAP - Newsletter

Change of command 002

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DSC_0312 On 17th of March 2015 2nd Lt Michelle Elliott excepted command of IA-002 Squadron. 2nd  Lt Elliott is proceeded in command by Capt. Ron Mutchler. He is stepping aside to take over his roll as Vice Commander of the Iowa Wing. We like to thank Capt Mutchler for his dedication and service. DSC_0316

Written by Iowa Wing CAP

March 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm

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“HIGH FIVE” Burlington News Letter March

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

March 15, 2015 at 5:14 pm

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Meet the New Wing Commander and Vice Commander

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Written by Iowa Wing CAP

March 14, 2015 at 9:32 am

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