Flight Operations Specialty Track

Started by Dwight Dutton, May 27, 2021, 05:51:05 pm

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Dwight Dutton

My guess is that this was combined with the operations specialty track years ago, however it still appears on specialty track reports.  In our squadron the last time anyone got the rating was over a decade ago.  Anyone have a clue why its still listed as aa qualification?
Active Army: 1980 - 1984 | USAR: 1984 - 2001 | CAP: 1974 - Present  |  USCGAux: 2005 - Present

Holding Pattern

Quote from: Dwight Dutton on May 27, 2021, 05:51:05 pmMy guess is that this was combined with the operations specialty track years ago, however it still appears on specialty track reports.  In our squadron the last time anyone got the rating was over a decade ago.  Anyone have a clue why its still listed as aa qualification?

Individuals with grandfathered specialty tracks are still granted those as credit.

Might have someone with a master rating in it for example that is working on their level IV/V and it would suck to make that grandfathered qual disappear from their record.

You can't just roll it into the new qual because they aren't identical.

baronet68

It looks like there are seven specialty tracks on the extinct list.  Here they are listed by the last year of use and number of master/senior/technician level members:


2011 - ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE: 4/7/21
2011 - TRANSPORTATION: 10/1/4
2012 - AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE: 14/8/12
2012 - FLIGHT OPERATIONS: 282/214/430
2012 - SUPPLY: 13/13/11
2014 - PLANS AND PROGRAMS: 98/84/35
2015 - DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION: 29/50/88


Organizational Excellence has just four master rated members... I don't even remember Organizational Excellence as a track.

Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager

baronet68

And, since someone is bound to ask, here are the 22 currently active specialty tracks:


2021 - ADMINISTRATION: 839/613/927
2021 - AEROSPACE: 938/857/1649
2021 - CADET PROGRAMS: 1589/1359/2348
2021 - CHAPLAIN: 193/54/110
2021 - CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT: 81/135/341
2021 - COMMAND: 388/405/1110
2021 - COMMUNICATIONS: 546/451/1217
2021 - EMERGENCY SERVICES: 672/1021/1614
2021 - FINANCE: 385/520/866
2021 - HEALTH SERVICES: 396/174/258
2021 - HISTORIAN: 68/111/220
2021 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICER: 166/290/600
2021 - INSPECTOR GENERAL: 163/216/293
2021 - LEGAL: 117/49/79
2021 - LOGISTICS: 466/446/1027
2021 - OPERATIONS: 287/270/685
2021 - PERSONNEL: 545/506/1012
2021 - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: 836/550/1108
2021 - PUBLIC AFFAIRS: 236/233/607
2021 - RECRUITING AND RETENTION OFFICER: 106/145/394
2021 - SAFETY: 360/443/1549
2021 - STANDARDS AND EVALUATIONS: 248/174/283

Michael Moore, Maj, CAP
National Recruiting & Retention Manager

Dwight Dutton

Administration could probably go at this point - it was mostly about keeping paper regulations updated and paper correspondence.  90% of all that is gone and the rest could just be added to Personnel.

Operations seems really light, even more so since Flight Operations is no longer a thing.
Active Army: 1980 - 1984 | USAR: 1984 - 2001 | CAP: 1974 - Present  |  USCGAux: 2005 - Present

Holding Pattern

Quote from: baronet68 on May 27, 2021, 10:14:42 pmOrganizational Excellence has just four master rated members... I don't even remember Organizational Excellence as a track.



My wing never even seemed to care about OE. I kept trying to enroll and my requests entered a black hole.

Luis R. Ramos

Recheck that list. Professional Development Officer has been redesignated as Education and Training Officer about mid-April 2021. They use the same badge.
Squadron Safety Officer
Squadron Communication Officer
Squadron Emergency Services Officer

NovemberWhiskey

Quote from: Luis R. Ramos on May 28, 2021, 05:11:59 pmProfessional Development Officer has been redesignated as Education and Training Officer about mid-April 2021.

Unfortunately, no-one has told the eServices duty positions or specialty tracks modules that, at least based on what I can see.

Eclipse

To be fair, NHQ has been super busy with...

...oh...



Luis R. Ramos

See https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/members/ed-training

See https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/P_4040_80734110E9286.pdf

If it offers some consolation, NHQ also changed the Safety Officer pamphlet, CAPP 217 to the new one, CAPP 40-160 without any advance announcement.

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Squadron Communication Officer
Squadron Emergency Services Officer

dwb

The CAPP 40-40 update was largely an administrative update, although it did add a couple small things. They haven't changed the labels in eServices yet, so it's all still PD.

The safety specialty track rewrite was more substantive, and set back some of our safety officers.

I know there is a rewrite of the command specialty track in progress, and more broadly, they want to refresh the whole specialty track system in the medium term. Including recording requirements in eServices like we do for professional levels now.

Luis R. Ramos

By the way, I was reading the CAP publications index. As a reminder, these indexes have a section that lists obsolete publications. Guess what? An obsolete pamphlet is CAPP 204, Specialty Track Study Guide - Professional Development Officer.
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