This again again We currently don't he quit.The national CC hasn't appointed a new one
Why do we have one? Discuss.
Now, why do we have one? Because I am not the only one trying to build the NCO Corps up, and when you have NCO's you need a NCO Leader.
Lets keep this one specific to the Command Chief Master Sergeant of CAP.
Dumb question: Do they actually refer to someone as the Command Chief Master Sergent of AETC and the like.... as opposed to say, the Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force?
Why do we have one?
Command Chief Master SergeantThe position of Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM) was created in November 1998. Formerly titled Senior Enlisted Advisor, Command Chief Master Sergeants serve as senior advisors to commanders at Wing, Numbered Air Force (NAF), Field Operating Agency (FOA), and Major Command (MAJCOM) levels. When the senior enlisted position of a Joint Command is a DoD-nominative Command Senior Enlisted Leader position (e.g., Army CSM, Marine SgtMaj, Navy CMDCM, FORCM or FLTCM, or Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant) and the positiion is filled by an Air Force enlisted member, that individual is also designated as a Command Chief Master Sergeant. Command Chiefs are the functional managers for all Chief Master Sergeants and First Sergeants in their command.
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air ForceThere exists one post, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF), which is unique. The Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is selected by the Air Force Chief of Staff. The CMSAF is the senior enlisted member in the Air Force, with a 3-star protocol equivalency. The CMSAF represents entire Air Force enlisted force, and speaks on behalf of the enlisted members of the Air Force to Air Force and DoD senior leadership and, when requested, to Congress. As of 2008, the current Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force is CMSgt Rodney J. McKinley.
There are many command cheifs...one for each MAJCOM/NAF/FOA/Wing...but only one CCMSAF...Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force.So if CAP were to have Command Chiefs (which is debateable...but I digress) we would have many Command Chiefs (one for each wing and region) and one CCMSCAP Command Chief Master Sergeant of the Civil Air Patrol.
6.1.1. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF). The CMSAF is the senior enlisted member of the Air Force and takes precedence over all enlisted members while serving in the position. The CMSAF provides leadership to the enlisted force and advises the Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Air Force, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Secretary of Defense on enlisted matters. The CMSAF communicates with the force and testifies before Congress. The CMSAF operates at the strategic level of leadership. The official term of address is Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force or Chief. (AFI 36-2109, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Command Chief).
6.1.2. Command Chief Master Sergeants (CCM). The CCM is the top enlisted position in a wing, NAF, MAJCOM, or other organization authorized a CCM. The CCM provides leadership to the enlisted force and advises commanders on matters impacting the enlisted force, among other responsibilities. The CCM is the functional manager for the first sergeants in their organization. MAJCOM CCMs operate at the strategic level of leadership. All other CCMs operate at the operational level of leadership. (AFI 36-2109, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and Command Chief).
So technically, we have a Chief Master Sergeant of Civil Air Patrol (CMSCAP). They should come up with special chevrons for that... with a CAP prop inside the wreath in center.
And with all that has been said, and three active threads right now. No one has written a single word anywhere that I have seen as to what NCO's would actually do in CAP that is different from officers, and how it would enhance and improve the program.