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 21 
 on: Yesterday at 01:38:27 AM 
Started by Holding Pattern - Last post by Holding Pattern
I can attest to this being amazingly accurate now, watching the strikes happen in real time and seeing this map update accordingly.

Cool.

 22 
 on: Yesterday at 12:37:27 AM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by lordmonar
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One of the requirements:

"Develop and implement an annual emergency services training plan."


Maybe I'm overlooking something simple and obvious, but not sure what they are asking for here. This is the only thing I'm lacking.
Your annual ES traiing plan is just the basic long term planning to meet your ES needs.

You start with identifing your ES needs......We need to have 8 GTMs, 2 GTLs, 3 MSL, 1 CUL, 4 MRO, etc and so forth.

Now you see what your currently got.
Then you check to see how much attrition you get....."We loose 50% per year"

So your training plan should focus first on your immediate short falls.
Then the plan should focus on staying in front of your attrition.   Half of your GTMS disappear each year you need to make sure you are holding enough GTM courses.
Finally the plan should also include currency training/events.

Now....here's the fun part.  You don't have to do all of this yourself.

Your wing should also have an annual training plan.   That would help cover your currency training needs...and you would only have to do training that wing does not provide.
Also...if you have other nearby squadrons.....cross deck with their ESO's to see if there is any way you can share the load.   Say you are doing quarterly GT training....Squadron X can do it first and third quarter and Squadron Y does it 2nd and 4th quarter.

Remember the whole point of the training plan is to make sure you have enough trained ES personnel to meet your ES needs/taskings.   So that is your first and most important task right now.   You will definitely need to coordinate with wing/group ES to find out what your squadron's share of that burden is.

Good Luck

 23 
 on: Yesterday at 12:35:58 AM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by etodd


Don't over think it - it is simple and obvious. Identify your ES goals and the training required to achieve them. Set quarterly objectives for the next year: there's your annual training plan.

Well yes,  its right in front of my face. I have two members asking me about training them for AP. So I'll get going making up a schedule. Thanks. :)

 24 
 on: June 21, 2018, 11:21:12 PM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by EMT-83
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One of the requirements:

"Develop and implement an annual emergency services training plan."


Maybe I'm overlooking something simple and obvious, but not sure what they are asking for here. This is the only thing I'm lacking.

Don't over think it - it is simple and obvious. Identify your ES goals and the training required to achieve them. Set quarterly objectives for the next year: there's your annual training plan.

 25 
 on: June 21, 2018, 10:39:35 PM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by etodd
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One of the requirements:

"Develop and implement an annual emergency services training plan."


Maybe I'm overlooking something simple and obvious, but not sure what they are asking for here. This is the only thing I'm lacking.


 26 
 on: June 21, 2018, 10:24:37 PM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by Sriracha
Hi there!

I'm not an ESO, so you may want to take what I say with a grain of salt, but I am a cadet ESNCO, and have worked with my ESO and others. First off, as previously mentioned, get IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 done. Also, make sure youve done all your online testing. This includes Aircraft Ground Handling, all ORM, and all GES. Make sure you get ICUT out of the way and get that done. If you're not already qualified in at least one ES qualification, you should try to do that. Once that's out of the way, your most frequent duty will be to ensure your squadron is up to date on ES. Make sure you and other ES involved individuals know your regulations (60-3, 173-3 are pretty important to know). Push people to do ICUT (required for many ES quals) and GES, if people are interested in getting qualified, try to put them in contact with a SET.

Generally, push your people to work with ES, and make sure they have the resources to be successful with it. Good luck, and congratulations on your appointment to the position!

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 27 
 on: June 21, 2018, 10:02:38 PM 
Started by Jester - Last post by Eclipse
The majority are interested and invested in the military aspects, not necessarily because of
career aspirations, however the fallacy is that "military discipline = yelling".

It doesn't.

Yelling is intended, generally, for one purpose - intimidation.  If you have to intimidate people
into following you, you're no much of a leader, and won't last long in CAP.

That also doesn't mean that every moment in uniform is a pizza party, and that there aren't
aspects that are less "fun" then others, even downright unpleasant at times, but a good leader,
military or otherwise, is able to characterize the end goals and purpose behind activities, actions,
and even disciple, so that intimidation isn't necessary, or at the least the intimidation comes
from the real threat of being denied access to a desired opportunity, vs. some hollow threat
that comes from yelling.

 28 
 on: June 21, 2018, 08:36:11 PM 
Started by RiChArD7032 - Last post by etodd
Do you have IS-100, 200, 700, and 800 knocked out? If not, start there. Its all online. That'll take you some time.

 29 
 on: June 21, 2018, 08:33:26 PM 
Started by Jester - Last post by etodd
What percentage of Cadets "desire" the military aspects of CAP, because they are planning on military careers ... vs ... those Cadets who "tolerate" the military aspects of CAP on drill night so they can enjoy aerospace and other things on the other days? My guess is the percentage of the former is rather small(?)

 30 
 on: June 21, 2018, 06:01:22 PM 
Started by Jester - Last post by Spam
I think that every proposal to "add intensity" needs to go through a review process including an appropriate level of senior officer oversight.


I appreciate your mention of time limits/time management, which I think is a good idea, IF very carefully set out and monitored. The 10 second showers and so forth are a symptom of runaway intensity addiction in our junior leadership, as are the old trope of successive layers of command subtracting 15 minutes from their superiors time on target, to the point where junior NCOs are waking people up at oh dark thirty to sit and wait - thus "proving" their ability as leaders. ("Ooo-rah, we're first out to PT/first finished at DFACS/etc.").


You think that's not a big thing, at age 17, or 24. Its not a big thing if you've mastered the art of the "hack" and can hack life.  Then, later in life, you think differently after you've had to deal with multiple 13 year olds who through lack of hygiene time haven't had a shower in 3 days and have developed open bleeding sores on their thighs, or who finally present at sick call on THU AM with painfully impacted bowels due to not having had personal time to take a crap in days (while eating MREs!), or who had an unusual/unexpected period due to induced stress and were too intimidated by "intense" cadet leadership to ask for help until they were overwhelmed.


Hey, if these are outside your experiences, be thankful. If that sort of thing is present in an active duty situation with adults, that's one thing (still unsat) but with our youngest volunteers, that's abuse that we can and must avoid. The old approach of molding 13 and 15 year olds using the ancient draftee "break them all the way down first, to remake them" mold is not just gone with the old CAP - it is gone from the active military, who are no longer involuntary draftees, but rather motivated volunteer professionals.


Our unpaid, youngest volunteers deserve a balanced, carefully monitored experience filled with Eustress - not Distress. Take a couple moments and look those terms up...


R/s
Spam



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