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Squadron Commander - Multiple Statewide

Position Level: CAP Level II

Estimated Time Commitment: 5 hrs/week

The Rhode Island Wing is currently seeking dedicated volunteers to serve as Squadron Commanders. Typical duties of the Squadron Commander position include:

  • Establish plans, policies, and procedures necessary to the fulfillment of the CAP mission, which are not in conflict with the directives of higher headquarters.
  • Keep informed of the accomplishments, problems, and degree of compliance with regulations and other directives through personal observations, inspections, reports, and staff meetings.
  • Comply with all policies, regulations, and directives of higher headquarters and require the same compliance by all members of the squadron.
  • Select personnel to fill authorized staff positions and remove from staff position those members deemed unqualified or otherwise unsuitable to continue in their positions.
  • Coordinate the activities of staff officers to prevent overlapping of functions and to resolve conflicts.
  • Ensure that new personnel are properly introduced to CAP and make frequent checks on their progress.
  • Ensure that squadron property and funds are properly safeguarded and accounted for.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Experience:

  • Meet basic requirements for CAP membership.
  • Completion of Level II of the CAP professional development program.
  • Minimum grade of 1st Lieutenant.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Creativity and an ability to think "outside the box."
  • Strong safety mindset.

Preferred Experience:

  • Previous service as Deputy Commander for Cadets or Deputy Commander for Seniors.
  • Technician ratings or higher in aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services.

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