CASSADAGA - The Civil Air Patrol has finished its first Corporate Learning Course in Western New York held at the American Legion Memorial Post 1280.
The Corporate Learning Course (CLC) discusses the relationship the CAP squadron has with the next major echelon of command - the wing. Specifically, CLC discusses how wing-level operations help to accomplish CAP's three missions of aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs. It describes the working relationships wing staff officers have with each other, and their squadron level counterparts. CLC is just one of the required step in a CAP officer's schooling to advance to the grade of Major.
This CLC was presented and taught by the Dunkirk and Jamestown Squadrons with staff from both and also the South Towns Squadron.
Left to right: CAP Members Ed Martiny, William Rogers Jr., American Legion Memorial Post 1280 Commander Bruce Kaus, American Legion Memorial Post 1280 Auxiliary member Ranee Kaus, CAP Members Jeff Luke, Ozzy Vasquez, Nancy Haas.
The course was graciously hosted by the American Legion Memorial Post 1280 under Commander Bruce Kaus.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program.
CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
For more information contact Capt. Doug Justham CAP POA at 969-4646.