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Senior Members

 

Interested in joining? Here are some answers to questions that you might have:

1.  Do I have to join in order to support the work of the squadron?

No.  There are many ways that Adults can support the work of Civil Air Patrol.  This can be via donations, facilitating a relationship with a partner group, education memberships, volunteering to be a guest presenter, or actually joining the squadron.  The link below will show a variety of ways.  If you need more information, you can press the contact us button on our main page.

2.  What does our CAP squadron do?

Sulphur Springs Composite Squadron adults focus primarily in Emergency Services and Aerospace Education.  Emergency Services includes search and rescue, disaster relief, and homeland security.  Seniors focus much of our attention to training and serving as crew members in the aircraft for these missions.  We also promote Aerospace Education both within and outside of our squadron.  Our squadron will attend local airshows, organize squadron trips to nearby airports, and participate in CAP cadet orientation flights.

3.  Do I have to be a pilot?

No, many of our members are not pilots. Those members who have completed the appropriate training can fly as Mission Scanner/Photographer, and Mission Observer.  These are non-pilot aircrew positions equally vital to completing our missions. There is no requirement to be an aircrew member to participate in the squadron.  Our squadron functions because of the work of many of our officer staff members, including Finance, Aerospace Education, Professional Development, Public Affairs, Safety, etc.  These staff positions exist to support the administrative requirements of running the squadron.

4.  What is expected of me as a member?

We are all volunteers.  Having a desire to serve will ensure your satisfaction in the organization.  You are responsible for your own success in CAP.  As a member, you should expect to attend regularly scheduled squadron meetings, complete various training requirements, attend professional development training outside of the squadron meetings, and participate in any other training activities of your choice.  This will provide you with the education and experience needed to contribute to the organization to your maximum potential.  You may wish to pursue a Command position, or positions at the Wing (state) level.  Opportunities come to those who are most dedicated and qualified. 

5.  Will I be working with Cadets?

Raising up strong and confident leaders of the future is an integral part of the Civil Air Patrol cadet programs.  Civil Air Patrol has a strong focus on cadet protection as well so working with cadets requires some specific training first.  That being said while there are options to work with cadets or to stay specific to adult programs, there are a lot of cadets within our unit and we share the meeting space.

6. How do I get started?

Contact either the Recruiting & Retention Officer or the Squadron Commander and attend a meeting. See directions here.

 

 

 

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