Position Experience: The 215 Senior candidate must have served in a unit AEposition and performed a major aerospace education task listed below.Positions:1. Group AEO or group internal AEO or group external AEO2. Cadet squadron AEO3. Senior squadron AEO4. Composite squadron – AEO for cadets or AEO for senior membersTasks (any of these tasks may be accomplished anytime while in the 215 specialtyprogram):1. Develop cadet or senior member aerospace education materials.2. Present at or direct an aerospace education workshop or conference.3. Register and participate in CAP approved college or university aerospaceeducation workshop.4. Make an aerospace education presentation in a school classroom.5. Present at or direct the aerospace education portion of a cadet encampment.6. Serve at unit, wing, or region level as aerospace education advisor for the CadetCompetition Team.7. Prepare and submit a Brewer Award nomination package.8. Recruit and train a senior member through successful completion of the 215Trating.
I would think that a major project would be one that takes around 4-6 months from planning to execution.
Quoteperformed a major aerospace education task listed below. They key here is the term "major"......I would think that a major project would be one that takes around 4-6 months from planning to execution.
performed a major aerospace education task listed below.
(1) Develop and implement an aerospace education activity that will supportthe learning objectives of cadets and/or senior members.(2) Write and submit a Unit Plan of Action.(3) Prepare and present aerospace education programs to teachers within thelocal community.(4) Attend a wing or region aerospace education conference, aerospaceeducation workshop, or the National Congress o n Aviation and SpaceEducation.(5) Develop and maintain a collection of aerospace education resources tosupport cadets, senior members, and the community.
That's very nice, and all, but you can't have an "absolute answer" to something which doesn't have a definition.As to working with the DAE, also nice, however if your wing has groups, that's the echelon a unit AEO is interacting with, not the DAE.
As the DAE, I can supplement NHQ's regulatory ambiguity creating "definition" until told otherwise.
If an AEO isn't progressing in PD, this is an indication that a unit's AE program isn't working.
Quote from: Michael M on December 16, 2009, 01:40:51 AMAs the DAE, I can supplement NHQ's regulatory ambiguity creating "definition" until told otherwise. No, you can't. However you can recommend a supplement to the Wing CC, but I don't believe a Wing CC can increase TISrequirements for specialty tracks without NHQ approval. Further, these approval's are done at the subjective discretion of the member's commander, so while you can suggest a given time frame, the practical authority for the click-off is with the Unit CC, as it should be.As a Wing staffer you have no authority unless delegated as such, specifically, by the Wing CC. There may be a dotted-line operationally because we're all on the same team, but you have no actual authority over the group or unit AEO's.Quote from: Michael M on December 16, 2009, 01:40:51 AMIf an AEO isn't progressing in PD, this is an indication that a unit's AE program isn't working.Maybe - or maybe its simply an indication that the person doing the job, well, isn't interested in progressing. If the unit is pulling AEX every year, all the seniors have a Yeager-bomb, cadets are out of o-rides, and the skies above the unit are hazy with rocket smoke, I'm not going to be all that concerned if the person posted as AEO isn't personally interested in the badge.In some cases, especially at the Group level, the AEO might just be the CC, in which case as long as the work is getting done, POA's submitted, and the units are successful, whether the AEO is enrolled in the AE track is irrelevant.I'm a strong advocate of PD, and I believe it makes for a better member, but some people just aren't interested.