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 91 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:50:55 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by kwe1009
Since it is not a question on the membership form, I doubt NHQ is collecting any data about people joining specifically for the NCO program.  It would be nice information to have and would help to tailor recruiting efforts.  As of right now I have seen zero recruiting efforts targeted at NCOs or even the military in general unless it is coming from a local squadron.

 92 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:48:44 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by Jester
Unfortunately I would not qualify as E-5 is the minimum and I just fell short of that in the ANG.



Not that it does you any good personally, but in the event someone finds this in a search: latest guidance is that E-4s from any branch can be appointed to SSgt after completing Level I.

 93 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:47:17 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by Jester
Are we getting any members joining specifically for the NCO program
 

*raises hand


 94 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:46:38 PM 
Started by MSG Mac - Last post by Levi Lockling
Man, I remember attending my first COWG wing conference as a young C/SSgt and just being awe-inspired by our then WG/CC Col Phelka. I have great hopes for the future of our organization with him behind the reins(Or, behind the person behind the reins, rather).

I was quite sad when he went off to Michigan(I think it was), but I'm glad to hear that he's doing positive things.

 95 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:45:20 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by Jester

But our CP would be measurably better if we had one or two experienced NCOs at each cadet and composite unit.

Ned Lee
National Cadet Program Manager

This is standard practice for JROTC, so I don't understand the heartburn with seeing similar value in the CAP CP.

 96 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:37:19 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by vorteks
Sorry but doesn't the CGAUX have its own forum?

 97 
 on: August 16, 2017, 12:03:45 PM 
Started by kcebnaes - Last post by CyBorgII
If I were ever allowed to/had the desire to rejoin CAP, I would want to do it as an NCO, to avoid the officer promotion head games.  If I were still a member and could qualify for it I would have gladly traded my railway tracks for stripes.

Unfortunately I would not qualify as E-5 is the minimum and I just fell short of that in the ANG.

But I think that what CAP is doing now with the new promotion requirements to field grades will bring some honesty to the officer levels as well, by thinning out the field grades.

If, back when I first joined in 1993, I had been told "you will most likely top out at Captain," I could have lived with that, instead of being led to believe that I could wear butterballs/silverballs one day.

The idea of being saluted and called "sir" (which we do not do with one another in the CGAUX, though of course we are required to do so with actual military warrant/commissioned officers) really does not mean anything good, bad or indifferent to me.

I can wear my FSO shoulder boards/gold bars and be quite content with that.  I could have been equally content with wearing stripes.  After all, I did so in the Guard.

 98 
 on: August 16, 2017, 11:58:49 AM 
Started by MSG Mac - Last post by ♠SARKID♠
Sarkid....

I may never meet Col Phelka personally. Can you share the story?

Text cannot do it near enough justice. Slim, you are hereby tasked to get him to tell it at his pinning on and record it for posterity.

 99 
 on: August 16, 2017, 11:40:05 AM 
Started by bd5av8r - Last post by County
But one sighting was in Wisconsin and the other now in South Carolina.

It's spreading...  :o

Was the one in SC a senior member or a cadet? I'll address this issue.

 100 
 on: August 16, 2017, 11:35:06 AM 
Started by MSG Mac - Last post by SouthernCross
Sarkid....

I may never meet Col Phelka personally. Can you share the story?

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