CAP Members Attend Professional Development Training
Charleston, W.Va. – Four senior officers and three cadet members of the Charleston Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (“CAP”) attended the West Virginia Wing Professional Development Academy on April 12-14 at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, West Virginia. To accomplish its missions, CAP requires an informed senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks.
The West Virginia Wing offers professional development courses annually at no cost to its members. Training in leadership, management, and functional tasks prepares them to serve their units, their communities, and their nation.
Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC) is the premiere venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets and more effective managers of cadet programs. Squadron Leadership School (SLS) is a professional development program for adult CAP volunteers. SLS’s primary goal is to prepare members to contribute at the squadron level. The objective of the Corporate Learning Course (CLC) is to develop a knowledgeable corporate citizen who can contribute effectively to CAP missions in a team environment. Armed with this knowledge, officers will understand how they and their respective units can best support the wing and fulfill the corporate role of CAP.
Simultaneously, the West Virginia Wing conducted Cadet Leadership Training Course (CLTC) for cadet members from around the state. This training offers cadets a higher level of leadership training to prepare them for more demanding leadership roles at their unit and within the wing.
Pictured from left are SLS and CLTC graduates C/SMSgt Lily Turner, SM Corinna Thomas, SM Arlo Cook, SM Amber Hosey and SLS Course Director, Maj. Debbie Butler-Case; back row, C/CMSgt Bryce Sullivan and A1C Andrew Fuller.