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 11 
 on: Yesterday at 03:06:26 PM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Starbird

Same goes for senior member officers. While visiting one of our cadet squadrons last night, I formed up in a flight of seniors (and accidentally stuck a stiff left arm into the armpit of the Major to my left... sorry Dan, it's been a long time since we were cadets). We reported to a C/SNCO, because its about the positions, not the grade. This should be a normal thing, don't sweat it.

V/r
Spam
(PS, then I ditched the gray/whites and ran up and down a field doing PT, awesome fun as long as no ACL injuries, ha ha)!




This is starting to make more sense to me sir (my apologies for being so clueless). However, Iíve yet to see the day that our SMs form up in formation.  It would be nice touch though! (But thatís none of my business, being a cadet... *sips Lipton tea*)

Wait. What? You don't have squadron opening/closing formations? I was a member of 4 squadrons it was always an all hands type of deal.

We have formation, however our senior members stand behind the commander during it side by side.  Meanwhile the cadets form up normally.

 12 
 on: Yesterday at 01:46:59 PM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by THRAWN

Same goes for senior member officers. While visiting one of our cadet squadrons last night, I formed up in a flight of seniors (and accidentally stuck a stiff left arm into the armpit of the Major to my left... sorry Dan, it's been a long time since we were cadets). We reported to a C/SNCO, because its about the positions, not the grade. This should be a normal thing, don't sweat it.

V/r
Spam
(PS, then I ditched the gray/whites and ran up and down a field doing PT, awesome fun as long as no ACL injuries, ha ha)!




This is starting to make more sense to me sir (my apologies for being so clueless). However, Iíve yet to see the day that our SMs form up in formation.  It would be nice touch though! (But thatís none of my business, being a cadet... *sips Lipton tea*)

Wait. What? You don't have squadron opening/closing formations? I was a member of 4 squadrons it was always an all hands type of deal.

 13 
 on: Yesterday at 12:40:47 PM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Starbird

Same goes for senior member officers. While visiting one of our cadet squadrons last night, I formed up in a flight of seniors (and accidentally stuck a stiff left arm into the armpit of the Major to my left... sorry Dan, it's been a long time since we were cadets). We reported to a C/SNCO, because its about the positions, not the grade. This should be a normal thing, don't sweat it.

V/r
Spam
(PS, then I ditched the gray/whites and ran up and down a field doing PT, awesome fun as long as no ACL injuries, ha ha)!




This is starting to make more sense to me sir (my apologies for being so clueless). However, Iíve yet to see the day that our SMs form up in formation.  It would be nice touch though! (But thatís none of my business, being a cadet... *sips Lipton tea*)

 14 
 on: Yesterday at 12:10:27 PM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Spam

Same goes for senior member officers. While visiting one of our cadet squadrons last night, I formed up in a flight of seniors (and accidentally stuck a stiff left arm into the armpit of the Major to my left... sorry Dan, it's been a long time since we were cadets). We reported to a C/SNCO, because its about the positions, not the grade. This should be a normal thing, don't sweat it.

V/r
Spam
(PS, then I ditched the gray/whites and ran up and down a field doing PT, awesome fun as long as no ACL injuries, ha ha)!



 15 
 on: Yesterday at 10:43:26 AM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Starbird
It is not covered in the manual because this is a non issue.
Offers can fall into a flight just like anyone else. 

Saluting the 1st Sgt. in formation is not a crime and, if done correctly, nobody will get hurt. 


Thank you!! I thought that made the most sense.

Edit:  Officers saluting NCOs still seems odd to me but I guess it makes perfect sense in this scenario!

 16 
 on: Yesterday at 10:08:35 AM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by cnitas
It is not covered in the manual because this is a non issue.
Offers can fall into a flight just like anyone else. 

Saluting the 1st Sgt. in formation is not a crime and, if done correctly, nobody will get hurt. 

 17 
 on: Yesterday at 10:02:40 AM 
Started by I_Am_Twigs - Last post by Starbird
Walrus.  It has nothing to do with my size lol,  Iím normal sized.  Only people from my squadron will know why Iím called that....

 18 
 on: Yesterday at 09:19:36 AM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Cadetter
I can't answer how my squadron does it, as we have only one cadet officer (me). However, you can make a flight of officers, have one officer stand in the "flight sergeant" position and one officer stand as flight commander - assuming you have one other flight, then your first sergeant will be over two flights, or one actual squadron, in formation.

FYI, the flight commander never reports to the first sergeant in formation. Only the flight sergeant does. Since you would have an officer filling a junior NCO role, I'd say it's okay for them to report to a senior NCO (the first sergeant).

 19 
 on: Yesterday at 09:10:29 AM 
Started by Starbird - Last post by Starbird
Hello!

How does your squadron arrange cadet officers while in formation?  We currently have a flight of all officers (We're top heavy).  There is some dispute as to how to conduct a formation with that flight included, with opinions in the squadron ranging from "Cadet officers do not belong in a flight" to "Cadet officers form up as [insert wide range of different ideas here]" to "Cadet officers stand in formation as a flight."  I've consulted the drill manual, which was not very helpful as it doesn't address the particular point (unless I'm blind, which is also entirely possible).  Personally, I think that everyone should stand in formation -- But that also poses the issue of how to conduct opening/closings.  Let me explain:  If you have an flight containing the cadet officer support staff, and the first sergeant forms the squadron up.... how do you have the officer flight report?  If you put a "flight sergeant" out front, then you have an officer saluting an NCO, which is wrong, and if you don't, then I don't even know what you'd do, I guess just have the Cadet Deputy for Support stand out front as flight commander?

This is the first time our squadron has ever had this many cadet officers, so previously it hasn't been an issue.  Problem is, currently, nobody in the squadron seems to know what to do.

This is probably an incredibly stupid set of questions, but nonetheless I'd like to get some answers to clear up the confusion we are experiencing.  I apologize in advance.


Respectfully,

C/2d Lt Starbird, CAP

 20 
 on: Yesterday at 06:40:56 AM 
Started by LSThiker - Last post by Ed Bos
For those considering, I just spent a few days at the RTI in Sioux Falls for the IG Senior Course. It's comfortable, favorably comparable to low-cost hotels/motels, and was a pleasant alternative to $100+/night hotels that I imagined I would be looking for.

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