The following Wing Staff Positions are vacant and accepting applications from Alaska Wing members:
Director of Development
Director of Operations
Recruiting & Retention Officer
Descriptions of the positions and duties are listed below. Interested members are encouraged to apply by submitting their Resume and Letter of Intent via email to Col Skip Widtfeldt and cc Colonel Kevin McClure.
The Command NCO is the senior NCO Corps leader of their respective wing. The Command NCO is responsible for advising the Wing Commander and staff on mission effectiveness, professional development, training and utilization of the command’s NCO members and takes action to address shortfalls or challenges. The Command NCO will:
-Participate in the decision making process, as appropriate, on technical, operational and organizational issues.
-Advise the Wing Commander for dress and personal appearance items affecting CAP members and specifically NCOs.
-Serve as a representative of the Wing Commander.
-Serves on award and recognition selection committees.
-Encourage recognition of deserving CAP NCO members during annual functions.
-Encourage NCO mentorship of cadets and junior officer CAP members.
-Encourage the recruitment of enlisted service members currently serving or retired from military service for CAP membership.
Character Development Instructor
The Character Development Instructor is an individual active in and approved by their denomination or faith group. CDIs are part of the CAP Chaplain Service, but have different qualifications and different responsibilities than chaplains. CDIs will:
-Complete training requirements for character development officers.
-Develop character development seminars for cadets.
-Provide non-clergy support to assist chaplains in providing ministry to the CAP community.
-Perform CDI duties under the direction of a chaplain when one is assigned to their unit.
-When a chaplain is not assigned, the CDI works under the direction of the unit commander and wing chaplain.
Director of Development
Professional Development Officer Manages and directs the CAP professional development program. They shall:
-Create a positive unit training environment where CAP’s adult members can develop their required skills in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.
-Instruct the Level I Foundations Course to ensure that all new adult members receive a thorough orientation and have properly assimilated into the unit.
-Make adult members aware of training material and opportunities available to them through CAP and other sources to prepare them to perform operational missions, staff assignments and other assigned duties.
-Encourage and assist the adult members to take advantage of all appropriate training.
Help ensure that CAP provides the best quality training with sufficient availability to support CAP's missions Apply all directives applicable to professional development programs as necessary.
-Comprehend the structure of the CAP professional development program and its component programs, activities and events.
-Ensure quick and easy access to applicable forms, directives and instructions.
-Maintain a unit training library.
-Assist unit members in proper completion and processing of forms if needed.
-Maintain unit training records regarding professional development activities.
-Assure proper test administration and security for the unit’s adult members.
-Correctly prepare documentation in support of training awards for the commander’s review.
-Submit applications for awards, ensure they are processed in a timely fashion and presented appropriately Coordinate member training accomplishments with other members of the staff.
-Mentor PD officers at subordinate units if applicable.
The professional development officer should be familiar with CAPP 204, CAPR 50-17 and other directives in the 35, 39, 50, 52, 200, 280, and 900 series.
Manages and directs historical activities to include:
-Developing policies and procedures that relate to historical activities.
-Establishing and conducting a program for the publishing of general and special histories, monographs, studies, and similar works for issue both internally and externally to CAP.
-Establishing and conducting a program to specifically inform the general public as to the history of CAP as it relates to CAP’s current missions. Issuing bibliographies, catalogs, indices, and abstracts containing information relative to publications relating to CAP history.
-Establishing and conducting a program of the collection and preservation of items of historical significance either of a documentary or physical property nature.
-Establishing and conducting an oral history program.
-Representing the Civil Air Patrol at meetings of historical and other learned societies.
-The Historian should be thoroughly familiar with CAPR 210-1 (the Civil Air Patrol Historical Program) and other internal and external publications relating to historical activities.
Supply Officer Responsible for all matters pertaining to supply. They shall:
-Ensure proper accountability for CAP property.
-Be proficient in the use and capabilities of the Operational Resource Management System (ORMS)
-Be responsible for receipt, issue, storage and proper disposal of all CAP property.
-Be responsible for distribution and recovery of property and document in ORMS efforts to reclaim property from deactivated units and inactive members.
-Recommend to the commander the allocation, reallocation and retirement of property within the unit. Complete all property inventory and reporting requirements.
-The supply officer should be familiar with CAPP 206 and CAP Regulation 174-1.
Recruiting & Retention Officer
Formulates plans and establishes policies, procedures, and programs, designed to assist CAP in attracting new members and retaining current members. They shall:
-Plan and conduct periodic membership drives and open houses to attract new members and to stimulate interest in current inactive members.
-Make presentations to outside groups, both youth and adult, to attract new members.
-Place posters and other recruiting materials in strategic locations advertising local meeting times and places.
-Stage display booths and provide recruiting coverage at local high schools, shopping centers, air shows, and other public events.
-Personally contact individuals expressing an interest in CAP by telephone, written inquiry, etc., and follow up to ensure that all interested persons are fully informed on the CAP program and local unit activities.
-The recruiting officer should be familiar with all aspects of the Civil Air Patrol program, particularly the CAP Constitution and Bylaws, CAPR 20-1, and CAPM 39-2.
Plan and Programs Officer
Directs and coordinates overall planning activities. They shall:
-Develop plans for and monitor the overall implementation of special projects and programs as directed by the commander and higher headquarters.
-Plan and coordinate region, wing or group conferences.
-Interpret laws, policy statements, directives, regulations, and other communications received from higher headquarters and integrate their requirements and guidance into plans and programs.
-Assist in the development of operational plans and programs when requested
The plans and programs officer should be familiar with CAPP 218, the Civil Air Patrol Constitution and Bylaws, and all policy matters relating to planning activities for special projects.
Director of Operations
Operations Officer Manages and directs all operations activities. They shall:
-Develop and implement operations plans, programs and directives.
-Establish reporting procedures to determine the success of operations programs.
-Coordinate operations matters with other staff agencies or interested agencies.
-Develop standard operating procedures for the control and operation of CAP aircraft.
-Develop necessary operations policies and procedures to ensure mission accomplishment and to provide adequate guidance to subordinate personnel and units.
-Request the issuance of transportation and mission authorizations as requested.
The operations officer should be familiar with CAPP 211, CAPP 212, CAPP 213, CAPP 214; CAP directives in the 60, 62, 66, 76, 77 and 100 series; applicable Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) publications; applicable federal, state and local Memorandums of Understanding (MOU), and FAA Parts 1, 43, 61, 63, and 91; and FAA Advisory Circulars in the 61, 63, 91 and 97 series.