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 91 
 on: Yesterday at 10:43:39 AM 
Started by ChamorroPride - Last post by Airplane girl
I'm 5'7'' and I was on the short list, so you don't have to worry about being too tall.

But actually though, if you have all of your quals and if you're not selected to be a primary, a lot of people from the short list end up going to beret. I was an alternate, but I made sure that I had everything for my quals and ended up being slotted for blue beret (which was amazing and definitely one of the best experiences I've had in CAP).

 92 
 on: Yesterday at 10:31:11 AM 
Started by Picy3 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Quote from: CAPP 60-90
Put the cadet at ease so they may focus on the officers’ guidance. If using the CAPF 60-90 series form in conjunction with a promotion board, state whether the cadet will be promoted or not. Getting that question out of the way allows the cadet to focus on the feedback.

And that's where "best practice" and flexibility comes in.

If you conduct the review before the feedback "board," and you already know if the cadet is going to promote or be sustained in grade, there's really no issue letting the cadet know at the sit down. But if you go in blind, and you haven't convened a review board prior, then you really shouldn't tell the cadet he/she promoted because the Commander hasn't been advised and hasn't made his/her decision on the matter.

Sure, 9/10 times, the Commander will go along with the board's recommendation. But it's still a formality.

I would encourage suggesting, in any board, that you tell the cadet what the board's recommendation is going to be, and not a "you're promoted, congratulations."
"The board has decided to recommend you for promotion pending the Commander's approval."

 93 
 on: Yesterday at 10:26:24 AM 
Started by ChamorroPride - Last post by xray328
How tall are you?
5 foot 7. I thought I was short enough to make it but apparently there are a lot of tiny people in CAP.

That tends to happen when the age starts at 12

I'm for the record, I'm 5'4.

And apparently haven’t had your coffee yet


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 94 
 on: Yesterday at 10:26:22 AM 
Started by deepblue1947 - Last post by TheSkyHornet
Be sure to recruit to what your unit does for wide-span recruiting. For where you want to take your unit, you'll need to really entice those individuals who first walk in the door and have something to offer.

Way too many units try to recruit on this "We do it all" campaign. Not only is it confusing for someone brand-new who has no in-depth knowledge of CAP, but it's likely you don't do everything and can't fulfill what you advertise when you do that.

 95 
 on: Yesterday at 10:24:34 AM 
Started by ChamorroPride - Last post by TheSkyHornet
How tall are you?
5 foot 7. I thought I was short enough to make it but apparently there are a lot of tiny people in CAP.

That tends to happen when the age starts at 12

I'm for the record, I'm 5'4.

 96 
 on: Yesterday at 10:15:55 AM 
Started by ChamorroPride - Last post by xray328
Nothing happens until April, and the “short list” is for alternates.


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 97 
 on: Yesterday at 06:38:36 AM 
Started by deepblue1947 - Last post by Mordecai
Put a laser focus on getting a good PAO. Someone who will get you in the news and find opportunities to get you in the news. I won't give our PAO all of the credit for boosting our cadet and senior ranks, but he sure helped!

We currently are also shifting from relying solely on that measure to including a more pro-active approach where we are having our senior staff identify people in their centers of influence that we can bring into our orbit to fill deficient staff positions.

Secondarily, review the slide deck on cohort recruiting.

Finally remember to engage the parents of cadets as well. They won't join if they don't think there is a need for them.

 98 
 on: Yesterday at 02:39:21 AM 
Started by Picy3 - Last post by Fubar
Across the CAP it sounds like there is an interesting variety in where exactly the promotion board (cadet feedback session) occurs in the process. Some seem to treat it as the promotion board itself, creating a pass/fail for the cadet attempting promotion, using the CAPF 50 to document the session and provide the recommendation to the commander. Others use the feedback session and CAPF 50 to communicate to the cadet the decision of the commander and document the feedback session on the CAPF 50.

Either way, it would appear that come 1 Feb, the whole thing is moot as the new regulation makes it clear the meetings are for mentoring and not a pass/fail endeavor, as stated in Cadet Staff Handbook which per the regulation, spells out the process:

Quote from: CAPP 60-90
Put the cadet at ease so they may focus on the officers’ guidance. If using the CAPF 60-90 series form in conjunction with a promotion board, state whether the cadet will be promoted or not. Getting that question out of the way allows the cadet to focus on the feedback.

Of course having a regulation point to a pamphlet is a whole different thread of discussion, but for now it's clearly how NHQ (and the national commander who signed off on the regulation) wants the process handled.

 99 
 on: Yesterday at 12:15:48 AM 
Started by deepblue1947 - Last post by deepblue1947
I was not sure under which section recruitment and retention should fall but I will type my question here and administration can move it to where they think the appropriate place should be if not here.

I am a member of a Senior squadron and would like some suggestions on how to effectively recruit seniors for CAP.  It seems there are more places and opportunities to recruit cadets but not that many for seniors.  What are some of the successful ways that some of you have employed to recruit new senior members?

Thank you
MG

 100 
 on: December 10, 2017, 08:52:20 PM 
Started by AWACS-Guy - Last post by AWACS-Guy
OK, thanks for the advice. As far as I know I am in good standing with CAP. I haven't been active much in the past few years due to job transfers around the country but I am ready to get going again. I am only few few sign offs from being MO, TMP, AP and MP... I live on the border between two wings and I decided the other state's unit was much closer and apparently much more active so I wanted to be there. Just very confused right now. A little hurt as well.

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