Civil Air Patrol
  • Civil Air Patrol volunteers have dedicated their service to communities across America since World War II. The legacy of volunteer service has become a CAP core value, and continues to define the Civil Air Patrol mission today.

Professional Development

Professional DevelopmentThe purpose of the CAP Professional Development Program is to help ensure that CAP has an informed, active senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks. The CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program prepares members to serve the unit, their communities, and their nation. Governing Document (CAPR 50-17).

Each level has specific requirements. As you progress through the levels, you gain knowledge and learn leadership skills.  Unlike the cadet program, completing a level does not automatically earn the member a grade promotion, however, each grade has a specific minimum level completion requirement.

Levels Award Requirements
Level I - OrientationMembership Ribbon1. Completion of Level I Orientation Course
Level II - Technical TrainingBenjamin O. Davis Award1. Choose a Specialty Track
2. Complete the Officer Basic Course
3. Complete the Squadron Leadership School
Level III – Management Grover Loening Award1. Become Senior Rated in a Specialty
2. Attend 2 major conferences (Wing/Region or National)
3. Complete the Corporate Learning Course
4. Complete the Brig Gen Charles E. Yeager Award
Level IV - Command and StaffPaul E. Garber Award1. Become Master Rated in a Specialty
2. Serve on staff :
a. Complete on the the following below -
1.Prepare and deliver a CAP-related presentation to a non-CAP group.
2. Conduct a hands-on unit aerospace education program, or an external aerospace education classroom program.
b. Occupy a command or staff position for a total of 2 years of service to CAP.
c. Serve as a staff member in a wing level course or conference, serve in a staff or
command assignment for at least two years, among other requirements.
3. Complete the Region Staff College or Equivalent.
Level V - ExecutiveGill Robb Wilson Award1. Serve on Staff for 3 years & serve on staff for a course.
Leading and Managing. Serve on a staff in both of the following capacities:
a. Perform in a command or staff position for a total of 3 years of service to CAP.
b. Serve in a director or staff member capacity in a CAP approved course
2. Mentor a junior officer or NCO through the Technician Rating in a specialty track.
3. Complete National Staff College

Upcoming Training:

Course Name Day/Date Location
Squadron Leadership School (SLS) Saturday – March 9th, 2019 NH Wing HQ
Unit Commanders Course (UCC) Saturday-Sunday – April 13-14, 2019

(Sunday will be virtual to accommodate members) Saturday in-residence will be mandatory at NH Wing Headquarters

NH Wing HQ
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) Intermediate Saturday – April 27th, 2019 Trinity Christian School- Concord, NH
Corporate Learning Course (CLC) Saturday – May 18th, 2019 NH Wing HQ
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) Basic Date and location to be determined

If interested, please complete a CAPF 17, obtain your unit Commander’s signature, and submit to Capt Darlene Cray at .

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