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 on: Yesterday at 10:24:37 PM 
Started by S.O.S. - Last post by etodd

 2) What is the point at which you reach the Volunteer Professional or Professional Volunteer status?


I would never call myself either.  Is someone you know, waiting on pins and needles until they can add one of the phrases to their resume and online signature?  ::)


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 on: Yesterday at 08:47:28 PM 
Started by francisderosa16 - Last post by goblin
The AF abuses this terribly, but flight suits should only be worn when participating in flying, and going to or returning from flying.

Why?


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 on: Yesterday at 07:31:57 PM 
Started by S.O.S. - Last post by EMT-83
"Professional" has nothing to do with pay status. It's all about ability and attitude.

A volunteer can be the most professional person you'll ever encounter, even though they're not being paid to perform the task at hand.

A career person being paid to perform the same task could be the most incompetent jackwagon on the planet.

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 on: Yesterday at 05:39:12 PM 
Started by GaryVC - Last post by GaryVC
Out squadron moved today and I decided it was time to remove the old rank insignia. I know that some are still looking for it to wear on BDUs. Generally it is brand new, some still in the package. We have:
Cadet 1 Lt - 4 sets
Cadet Capt - 4 1/2 sets
Cadet Lt Col - 3 sets

Cadet Capt for Fleece (?) 1

2d Lt - 3 sets
Capt - 1 set (1 has been used)
Maj - 1 set

2d Lt for fleece (?) 1
1 Lt for fleece (?) 2

Civil Air Patrol tapes - 4

Who ever can use the most gets them. I will send them free of charge.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:52:34 AM 
Started by AHJ2001 - Last post by Eclipse
Only worn by the adult members.

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 on: Yesterday at 11:44:47 AM 
Started by AHJ2001 - Last post by AHJ2001
Is the Squadron Commander's Badge, as seen in CAPM 39-1 Section 10.2.6, for the Cadet Commander as well or just the Senior Member Commander? All help is appreciated. Thank you.

Respectfully,
C/2d Lt Jenkins

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 on: Yesterday at 08:56:20 AM 
Started by S.O.S. - Last post by Eclipse
1) Is there a difference between the two positions or jobs?
Yes, but they aren't "jobs", per se, they are attitudes about the participation.

2) What is the point at which you reach the Volunteer Professional or Professional Volunteer status?
10,000 hours / ten+ years, which is a fundamental reality that flies in the face of a generation that
believes you can watch three YouTube videos and consider yourself an "expert" in anything.

3) Can you be one without the other?
Many are.

4) Is there such a thing as a Qualitative or Quantitative category for this concept?
No opinion.

5) If you have the KSA’s and no position can you have the same impact of someone that has the position but no experience?

No - neither are optimal.  The former wastes talent, invites dissension, and is negative factor in retention,
the latter fuels the first point and is generally a recipe for failure.

In my experience, a "Volunteer Professional" is someone who brings either specific or generalized KSA(+E)
to an organization to the betterment of both the organizaiton and the individual. (It also might describe
my business some years).


A "Professional Volunteer" tends to be someone with a lot of free time who is generally "around" and gives
time to a lot of areas, but never really engages highly with any of them. They can be important on the
mean, especially to organizations that need a lot of hands, like the ARC, or local community organizations,
but aren't generally counted on for leadership or technical KSA(+E), and sometimes their
lack of self-awareness of their low KSA(+E) is a detriment to the situation as they believe they can do things they
actually can't.

CAP tends to appoint a lot of "Professional Volunteers" because of the reality of volunteer organizations. The
"Volunteer Professionals" are a much smaller population, but are the ones who have meaningful, longer-term
impact on the organization (not always positive, and assumes they stick around).

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 on: Yesterday at 08:43:33 AM 
Started by Anderson#3 - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
Just because someone may be more used to ABUs with green boots, it does not make look the ABUs with black boots any less professional. Lets face it, are you sure that if the Air Force decides it will be using black boots tomorrow, do you think that after one or two years anyone will say "that does not look cool?"

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 on: Yesterday at 05:22:34 AM 
Started by S.O.S. - Last post by S.O.S.
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During several recent conversations with a couple of safety peers I was asked about the Professional Volunteer or Volunteer Professional status.
 1) Is there a difference between the two positions or jobs?
 2) What is the point at which you reach the Volunteer Professional or Professional Volunteer status?
 3) Can you be one without the other?
 4) Is there such a thing as a Qualitative or Quantitative category for this concept?
 5) If you have the KSA’s and no position can you have the same impact of someone that has the position but no experience?

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 on: July 18, 2018, 11:25:52 PM 
Started by JimFromHouston - Last post by Ozzy
Oh man I wish cap could bring that back and open it to senior members too

Sure, provide a source of funding and it could happen!

First they'd have to lift the ban on seniors to get flight lessons in cap right now as it stands only gets are allowed

With the pilot shortages supposedly going on, there should be more of a reason to allow seniors to get in on the action, especially those seniors that give so much to CAP.

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