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 on: Yesterday at 09:22:33 PM 
Started by SAREXinNY - Last post by Luis R. Ramos
I do not know what happened in your case but I had no problem.

https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/F011_BE086E683028C.pdf


 22 
 on: Yesterday at 08:57:36 PM 
Started by SAREXinNY - Last post by SAREXinNY
Am I going crazy, or is the CAP Form 11 not available on capmembers.com?  I'm trying to prepare for a PD training coming up and I wanted to make sure I was using the most updated version of the form, but instead I'm redirected to a Mission Pilot Checkout (Form 91).

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 08:14:13 PM 
Started by darkmatter - Last post by darkmatter

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Going back a bit, there were a number of high-level CC's who were fond of handing cadets Comm-Comms
on the spot with no documentation, then the kid returns to the unit and "you got a what now?"

See I have a com com with no fourm in my record but on my wall I have the certificate signed and everything so I'm pretty sure I'm covered

 24 
 on: Yesterday at 07:07:10 PM 
Started by Mordecai - Last post by Mordecai
This list was updated Jan 2016:
https://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/CDC_Catalog_Jan_16_3FF4EA4DCFDAA.pdf
Is there a 2017 version somewhere?

 25 
 on: Yesterday at 07:01:50 PM 
Started by AWACS-Guy - Last post by CAPLTC
I have absolutely had that experience, and recently...
Am geographically close to several big-ish squadrons and visited them all.
One, with a really good reputation seems to be completely ambivalent to new members - even uniformed field grades.
To each their own, I suppose.

Vague: reviewed your "membership portfolio", not able to improve your CAP experience, unable to effectively add you to our membership. I'm a nice guy and had all of a three minute discussion with the CC.

I had an old CAP friend (we were cadets together, he joined the Marine Corps, I joined the Army) who took a job transfer from CA to the Midwest. He was in the CG Aux, local units were "less than satisfactory," so he said "Hey, you know, I'll look at CAP again!" He pinged me, knowing my role and asked for 411 on units local to him. I reached out to my peeps in the AO, got the hot intel and shipped off the two nearest units.

First unit, supposedly the more high-speed of the two, they showed him around, talked to him a little and then basically said "Yeah, we're not looking for new members. Thanks.." and showed him the door.  He said "They seemed real professional and active, sounded like they had a great program there, but they were totally uninterested in taking on new members. At all."

Second unit, actually closer to his house, said "Ohhh, lets talk!"   Before he could pull the trigger on membership, though, his company temporarily moved him to another state on a 9-12 month assignment not far from where we grew up. He went down to the local unit there, and now he's a member.

But that first unit, their response was utterly incomprehensible to me. I get "We're not taking new members right at this second, however, if you come back in January, we'll be doing our next cohort training and we'll take you on board and get you trained up..."  Hey, thats my jam, I get that routine.  But in further exploration, it wasn't that at all. They just flat out told him "Yeah, no, we're not taking on anybody new.."

 26 
 on: Yesterday at 06:56:02 PM 
Started by deepblue1947 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
There is probably nobody I listen to more on this forum than Darin Ninness.

 27 
 on: Yesterday at 06:53:22 PM 
Started by AWACS-Guy - Last post by TheSkyHornet
While it doesn't address the matter of why you weren't accepted, I would also consider if you would even want to join that unit at this point (which I'm sure you have).

If you "force your way in," it'll just get even more awkward working under/alongside a Commander and senior staff that didn't want you there for whatever reason they had.


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 on: Yesterday at 06:38:12 PM 
Started by darkmatter - Last post by Eclipse
I'd bet half the members out there (probably more) don't even know what ribbons they have and where they're tracked. They just know someone handed it to them at some ceremony at the end of a unit meeting.

Sadly this is far too true. 

Going back a bit, there were a number of high-level CC's who were fond of handing cadets Comm-Comms
on the spot with no documentation, then the kid returns to the unit and "you got a what now?"

 29 
 on: Yesterday at 06:36:00 PM 
Started by AWACS-Guy - Last post by Eclipse
Vague: reviewed your "membership portfolio", not able to improve your CAP experience, unable to effectively add you to our membership. I'm a nice guy and had all of a three minute discussion with the CC.

Everyone deserves a fair shake, it sounds like you didn't get one.

What I tell all new members, including transferee, is the same  - minimum 3 meetings before consideration, then
we talk about the expectations and opportunities of membership, in that order.

Not everyone is an automatic fit for a given situation, and it's not fair to the existing members,
nor the person being considered not to have those conversations.

There are also plenty of people who walk in the door "telling you questions", making accusations or
other wild statements about the state of their current unit / wing / the world, or are wholly inactive
at their current unit, and are getting grief about it, so they are looking for a new place to park their folder.

I also make it a point to discuss the transfer with the current CC to insure the story being told is the
real story.  You'd be surprised.

There isn't enough information here to make any sort of determination, other then to say if it was really only
3 minutes, then that's not kosher.

 30 
 on: Yesterday at 05:57:28 PM 
Started by Picy3 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Interesting. We always have the Commander on our boards, so we always can inform the cadet of the promotion decision at the start. I've noticed that it helps our cadets converse more freely. (Despite telling cadets that the decision is made before the review starts, provided they're polite during it... most cadets still feel very nervous.)

Some units have the Commander in on the boards. Some don't. Unit SOP.


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