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Operations => Emergency Services & Operations => Topic started by: bradleydonmorris on October 09, 2017, 04:22:35 PM

Title: Emergency Service Evals...
Post by: bradleydonmorris on October 09, 2017, 04:22:35 PM
So I'm fairly new to CAP (coming up on the end of 2 years), and have recently been appointed Emergency Services Training Officer for our squadron. While I'm new to CAP, I'm not new to SAR or training and evaluation (NASAR SAR Tech I Lead Evaluator, and a bunch of other stuff). I'm really unsure how the CAP world works when it comes to evaluations. I'm hoping some of you folks can help shed some light on things, so I can do this new job appropriately.

In the NASAR realm candidates are evaluated and signed off on using practical exercises before receiving their certification. However, in the CAP realm, I have yet to see anyone fill out the evaluation form at the end of a task guide for someone, or even really evaluate them. Is that required? And if not, what is the process?

For example I've seen several of my fellow squadron members get sign off on UDF, but haven't seen any of them take out a compass an shoot a bearing. Even though Task O-0201 clearly states that is to be done.

Not trying to start any nasty debates, get anyone in trouble, or open up any cans of worms. Just wanting to better understand the CAP process. Any help is appreciated.
Title: Re: Emergency Service Evals...
Post by: etodd on October 09, 2017, 04:24:06 PM

Not trying to start any nasty debates, get anyone in trouble, or open up any cans of worms.

But you just did.
Title: Re: Emergency Service Evals...
Post by: Eclipse on October 09, 2017, 04:32:53 PM
You are exactly correct - the evaluations are supposed to be practical, and in most-cases hands-on
demonstrations, by the member to the SET, that they have accomplished the stated points in each task.

For the mission evaluations, they are required to work under the direct supervision of a current and qualified
SET in that specialty, and function as that qualification on a given mission.

Certainly there are a few cases where only a discussion is needed, or where things were done outside your
purview, but on the whole, that's how it's supposed to work.  Anything else falls under Parker 51, and you'd be
well within your authority to question the situation.