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Stonewall
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« on: December 20, 2018, 02:36:35 PM »

Quote from: CAPP 201
Produce four news releases, two of which must contain photos taken by the PAO; have them approved by the unit commander and document distribution to the media. Two of these releases will be sent to NHQ/PA for possible inclusion on VolunteerNow by using the NHQ submission template.

As a former Squadron Commander and Deputy Commander for Cadets, by default I have worked in the public affairs role on dozens of occasions. On two occasions, I worked directly with members of NHQ’s PA staff that published articles in Volunteer magazine.  I have written at least 10 articles about CAP (events, people, accomplishments) and still have most of them.  All of this was BEFORE I was recently assigned as the squadron PAO.
 
Should any of my previous work count towards the requirements for achieving the Technician rating in the PAO specialty track?


Asking for a friend. Kidding. Just curious of your thoughts on this.
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Luis R. Ramos
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2018, 03:07:14 PM »

I think it counts.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 03:07:29 PM »

I would say yes it should count, unless the requirement specifies otherwise (there's some ratings that have service
or other tasks that specify "after attaining, etc.).
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 03:27:41 PM »

Of course, I think one of the requirements might be to use a dictionary to spell "specialty"

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Stonewall
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2018, 03:31:19 PM »

Of course, I think one of the requirements might be to use a dictionary to spell "specialty"

Hey man, I thought I did pretty good for being on my iPhone and not having my glasses.
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NIN
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2018, 04:10:04 PM »

Of course, I think one of the requirements might be to use a dictionary to spell "specialty"

Hey man, I thought I did pretty good for being on my iPhone and not having my glasses.

Double PAO fail...
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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2018, 09:13:28 PM »

Looks like a lot will depend on your OJT mentor and the Unit CC.. if you have done and still can do the tasks, they probably should count (P-201 doesn’t say when the tasks need to be completed, just that they are).
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2018, 04:54:56 AM »

Looks like a lot will depend on your OJT mentor and the Unit CC.. if you have done and still can do the tasks, they probably should count (P-201 doesn’t say when the tasks need to be completed, just that they are).
Agreed, although I chose to redo almost all (I have been PAO/PIO in both CAP and private sector off and on again for over 40 years) as I wanted to discover what has changed - and boy did I!
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