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CAP Senior Members...

A Study In ....Personal Involvement
Helping one's fellowman
in time of need is as much a
part of America as the
Constitution. From the barn
raising of our early days to
the humanitarian agencies
o f t o d a y, A m e r i c a n s h a v e
al,~,ays responded with their
time, talents, and resources
when there was a need. As
our society gre,~, and became
more urbanized and
technical, the individual's
means of contributing
became less personal and
more related to financial
support. While this support is
not to be do,,vngraded, it
does depersonalize the
whole program ,~,ith a
resultant loss of the feeling
of involvement by the
Civil Air Patrol, the official
auxiliary of the U.S. Air
Force, offers a unique
/opportunity for your personal
i n v o l v e m e n t i n a n d
contribution to the public
welfare. CAP's goals are to
provide emergency services
in times of local and national
disasters, to motivate the
youth of America to the
highest ideals of leadership
and public service, and to

further the nation's
u n d e r s t a n d i n g a n d
capability in aerospace. More
than 34,000 adults and
25,000 cadets are doing
their "thing" and finding
personal satisfaction as
members of CAP.
To b e e l i g i b l e t o j o i n t h i s
all-volunteer organization as
a C A P s e n i o r m e m b e r, a n
individual must meet the
following criteria:
a. Possess the desire,
willingness, and capability
to promote the objectives
and purposes of CAP.
b. Be at least 18 years of
c. Be a U n i t e d S t a t e s
d. Must never have been

convicted of a felony and not
a ~ a i t i n g t r i a l f o r a f e l o n y.
e. If the applicant has
been discharged from the
Armed Forces, he must have
an honorable discharge.
f. Must not now be, nor
even have been, a member
of, or knowingly associated
with members of, any
organization designated by
the U.S. Attorney General as
totalitarian, fascist,
communist, or subversive,
advocating any change in
the form of U.S. Government
by unconstitutional means.
Each new senior member
is provided training to
familiarize him or her with
t h e h i s t o r y o f C A P, t h e
mission of the organization,


wearing of the CAP uniform,
and the action roles open to
e a c h m e m b e r. F o l l o w - o n
training and activities are
available to enable the
member to enhance his
proficiency in various fields,
such as light aircraft flying,
first-aid, search and rescue,
radio communications,
information, personnel,
a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , s u p p l y, e t c .
Some of the more important
senior member activities for
1974 are detailed in this'
p a p e r.
If you seek personal
satisfaction through
v o l u n t a r y p e r s o n a l
involvement in a nationwide
endeavor, perhaps CAP is for
y o u . Yo u r s k i l l s , t a l e n t s , a n d
interests undoubtedly would
add much to one or more of
CAP's missions of emergency
services, the cadet program
and aerospace education.
Ta l k t h e p r o g r a m o v e r w i t h
the individual who gave you
t h i s p a p e r. F i n d o u t w h a t h i s
or her local unit is doing and
where you belong in the
scheme of things.
organization is CIVIL AIR
PA TROL. Be involved.

1. CAP NATIONAL STAFF COLLEGE: The objective is to develop more effective CAP commanders and staff
members by offering a program based upon experiences in all aspects of the CAP program. The curriculum includes lectures, seminars, and nationally recognized guest speakers covering such topics as communicative skills.
leadership and management, staff organization, and the future of aerospace in the modern world.

I. Developed for 200 CAP officers and
warrant officers.

2. NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE (SAR) SCHOOL: A course designed to enhance the professionalism of
CAP mission coordinators. The curriculum includes all aspects of organization, planning, communications, and
operations involving inland and water search and rescue,

2. Selected CAP pilots or observers
actively involved in unit SAR

3. ARRS CAP MISSION COORDINATOR COURSE: A 2-3 day ARRS conducted course designed for CAP mission
coordinators and other CAP SAR personnel. Covers all facets of inland search and rescue. Courses are conducted
normally at The Air Force Rescue Coordination Centers.

3. The CAP Region Headquarters
determines eligibility.

4. FLIGHT CLINICS: CAP regions and wings have considerable latitude in development of flight clinics. They
may be CAP generated or externally generated. Nationally approved clinics that meet the goals of improving the
flying safety posture of CAP may qualify for financial support by the Corporation.

4. The CAP Region Headquarters
determines who is eligible for these
activities. (CAP is also eligible for
Federal Aviation Administration and
Aircraft Owners and Pilots
Association clinics. }

5. AIR MOBILITY EXERCISES: Air mobility exercises are designed to exercise Civil Air Patrol's capability to
airlift key people to central operating locations and to perform enroute aerial surveillance. They are usually conducted in conjunction with conferences or emergency services activities and, depending on the circumstances,
m a y q u a l i f y f o r A i r F o r c e r e i m b u r s e m e n t f o r f u e l a n d o i l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ~"

5. The CAP Region Headquarters
determines who is eligible for these
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6. EXTENSION COURSE INSTITUTE (ECI): ECI isthe correspondence school of the USAF. Its services are
available~t cost toCAP members. Two broad areas of study are available General Military Education and
Specialized Courses. Military courses are provided to improve the.knowledge of command and leadership. ECI
specialized courses are designed to provide training for CAP membes in the performance of specialized duty (e.g..
communications, aircraft maintenance, etc.)

6. All CAP senior members.

educational effort toward support of the national interest through enhancing the knowledge of military and civilian
executives who are, or will be, engaged in managing key national security programs.

7. Senior CAP members at the
executive level, maj ors and above.

8. NATIONAL SECURITY SEMINARS: These seminars are sponsored by the Industrial College of the Armed
Forces to foster, among Reserve Officers and interested citizens, a better understanding of the many interrelated
and complex national and international problems associated with national security.

8. Attendance at these seminars ~s
open to all CAP senior members.

familiarization with basic space language and principles, fundamentals of astronautics, technology~:and concepts
which will affect future operational space capability.

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9. CAP senior captains through

I0. Criteria and applications are
outlined in this paper. ~See column on
far right).
change program,

which pertain to civil defense-disaster preparedness. (1) CI~


mission coordinators in training may

1 . N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s C A P,
Maxwell AFB, AL. Summer 1974
dates to be announced by Hq CAPUSAF. (BOQ quarters. )

1, Apply through channels on CAPF

2 . G o v e r n o r s I s l a n d , N e w Yo r k .
Summer 1974 dates to be announced
b y H q C A P - U S A F. ( Q u a r t e r s
provided. )

2. Apply through channels on CAPF 17
to Hq CAP-USAF/DOT. (Reference
CAPR 50-9.)

3. Dates to be announced by Region

3. Apply through channels on CAP
Form 17 to CAP Region
Headquarters. (Reference CAPR 50

4. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be
announced by Region Headquarters.

4. Apply through channels on CAPF 17
to CAP Region Headquarters or apply
d i r e c t l y t o FA A o r A O PA f o r t h e i r
................. CAPR 50-9.) DO
NOT USE CAPF 17 when applying
directly to other organizations.

5. Various locations within the eight
regions. Dates and places to be
announced by Region Headquarters.

5. Apply through channels on CAPF 13
in accordance with CAPR 55-I0.

6. Each ECI course consists of one or

6. As prescribed in CAPR 50-1 for ECI

enroll for a complete course.

T to ECI.

7 . Tw o m a j o r c o u r s e s : N a t i o n a l
Security Management, 12-15 months
for completion, and Management in
the Department of Defense, 4-6
months for Completion.

7. Applications and inquiries should
be addressed to: The Commandant,
Industrial College of the Air Force,
Attn: Correspondence School, Fort
Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC

8. Dates and locations to be
announced by HQ CAP-USAF.

8. Attendance may be arranged
through the Chamber of Commerce of
participating cities.

9. Maxwell AFB, AL. (Quartersreserved.) Jan. 7-I4, '74 and Apr. 1-5,

9. Apply throughchannelsonCAPF17
to Hq CAP-USAF/DOT (Reference
CAPR 50-9~)

10. Locations and dates will be
announced by HQ CAP-USAF.

10, Application procedures and
qualifications aie outlined in this
paper. (~ column on right.)

11. Home study, enrollment at any

II, For "Civil Defense USA" and
"'Introduction to Radiological
Monitoring" obtain DCPA Fm L-50-B
or L-79 and apply directly to DCPA
Staff College, Battle Creek. Mich.
For "The Civil Defense Dir e c t o r / C o o r d i n a t o r " o b t a i n D C PA
Fm 435 from local CD office,
complete and submit through normaI
local, state and regional civil
preparedness office channels, DCPA
Fins L-50-B and L,79 may be obtained
from wing headquarters or local CD

1. Senior Member Qualifications. Before any
senior member may apply for escort or staff
d u t y, b e / s b e m u s t s a t i s f y t h e f o l l o w i n g
a. Have active membership in CAP prior to
application (January 1).
b. Be at least 21 years old by July I in the year
in which activity is held. EXCEPTION: For the
IACE, 25 years of age is preferred.
c. Be in acceptable physical condition.
d. Have an acceptable personality and moral
character so as to command cadet respect and
be able to lead effectively.
e. Special provisions -- applications must be
for the duration of activity.
2. Civil Air Patrol Form 70:
a. Senior members should obtain two copies of
CAP Form 70, dated September 1973,
"Application for Cadet S~ecial Activities Escort
Duty" from their unit.
b. The senior members must complete all
applicable sections, and attach a photograph to
both copies of the CAPF 70.
c. Senior members may select more than one
activity to enhance hiS/her chance of being
selected for one. This is done by listing the
desired activities in order of preference on the
CAP Form 70.
d. Senior member applications must be
submitted in two copies to the squadron
commander by January 1.
3. Processing Applications and Records:
a. Squadron commanders will attach a letter
of evaluation with recommendations and a
duplicate copy of the individual's CAP Form 45,
" s e n i o r M e m b e r Tr a i n i n g R e c o r d , " t o b o t h
copies of the CAPF 70, and forward to the wing
commander by January 20. All applications will
be forwarded.
b. The wing commander will attach a letter of
evaluation and indicate his preference, (1st, 2rid,
etc) for the activities listed, then sign both
copies of CAPF 70. This is mandatory on all but
region staff applications. Forward both copies
with attachments to the region commander no
later than January 30.
c. Region commandbrs may make remarks
and will indicate his preference and sign CAP
Form 70. This is mandatory on all but National
Headquarters Unit (99000) applications.
Forward one copy of the CAPF 70 with
attachments to National Headquarters by
February 20.
4. Selection Board for Senior Members:
a. The selection board will be appointed by the
National Commander and will include one
member of the NEC. Members of this selection'
board have the authority to delegate to EDAS
selection authority for programs other than
b. The selection board will be convened by the
National Commander after all applications are
received (February 20), but not later than
March 30.
c. The selection board will consider the
individual's application, CAPF 70, his/her
"Senior Member Training Record" (CAPF 45),
and the evaluations and remarks of the
squadron, wing, and region commanders when
chosing primary selectees and alternates. An
e ff o r t w i l l b e m a d e t o s e l e c t t h o s e s e n i o r
members who are graduates of the National
Staff College.
d. By April 15, National Headquarters will
notify all selected senior members of the
activity for which they will be an escort or staff
member, and provide them with a list of duties.
e. If, for any reason, a senior member should
become ineligible or unable to participate in the
activity for which he/she was selected, he/she
should notify National Headquarters/EDAS

Senior Members...






... Doing Their 'Thing'

pplicntion nnd lc¢tion
The 1974 Cadet Special Activities have been developed to provide incentive programs for qualified
cadets. In addition to the cadets, senior members are afforded an opportunity to act as escorts.
This brochure is directive and all requirements must be fulfilled by the cadet and the comm~nder
as listed.
1. The cadet special activity program was established as a motivational force to encourage
greater participation in the cadet program. Selection for any one of the cadet special activities
is a reward for having attained achievement and advancement.
2. Special activities broaden the scope of thinking and experience of each cadet selectee. In
fact, certain activities contribute directly to the cadet's knowledge of career opportunities, not
only in the Air Force, but also in civilian aerospace career fields. Participation in this most
active program can be a high point of a cadet's life and contribute immeasurably to the formulation
of life goals and ambitions.
3. Many cadet activities have been established, and are controlled and conducted at squadron,
wing, and region level. This pamphlet describes only those activities sponsored by National
C A D E T A P P L I C AT I O N P R O C E D U R E :
I. Cadets will apply on CAPF 31, dated 1969. Each qualified cadet must complete two copies
o f t h e f o r m , S e c t i o n s I a n d I V, a n d h a v e p a r e n t c o m p l e t e S e c t i o n V o f t h e a p p l i c a t i o n i n a d d i t i o n t o
the applicant's signature. He must submit one copy to his squadron commander by 1 March, The
squad.-~1 commander will complete Section H and forward all applications to the wing. The remaining copy must be retained by the cadet for presentationat the activity should he be selected
to participate. This is the only paper work required of the cadet to make application for a special
a c t i v i t y.
2. Before applying, the cadet should check the qualifications and entrance requirements for the
selected activities, as listed in this brochure.
a . C u r r e n t C A P c a d e t m e m b e r s h i p a t t i m e o f a p p l i c a t i o n , s e l e c t i o n , a n d d u r i n g t h e a c t i v i t y.
b. Proper sex.
c. Required minimum age by 1 July in the year in which the activity is held.
d. Minimum required achievement level by 3i December 1973. (Completed Earhart and
Mitchell contracts and tests must be dated and postmarked on or before 31 Dec 73, when required.)
e. Special requirements for specific activities, to be completed by activity beginning date.
THE CADET SELECTION PROCESS. Squadron commanders will forward all CAP Forms 31 subm i t t e d t o t h e m ( w i t h S e c t i o n s I , I I , I V, a n d V c o m p l e t e d ) t o w i n g s e l e c t i o n b o a r d s s o a s t o a r r i v e n o t
later than 20 March. Wing selection boards will make the selections and notify the squadrons and
c a d e t s o f t h e i r c h o i c e b y t h e fi r s t w e e k i n M a y, a t w h i c h t i m e a r r a n g e m e n t s f o r p h y s i c a l e x a m i n a tions should be made. Selection boards may require a personal interview with cadets who apply since
selection factors include military bearing, appearance, attitude, general knowledge, and interest in
t h e a c t i v i t y. N o r e q u i r e m e n t s w i l l b e w a i v e d , a n d c a d e t s w i t h t h e h i g h e s t e a r n e d g r a d e w i l l b e c o n sidered first. After verifying qualifications of all selectees, the wlng commander will submit CAP
Form 7 (original copy) of primary selectees and alternates by course as listed in this brochure to
N a t i o n a l H e a d q u a r t e r s ( E D A S ) b y 1 M a y 1 9 7 4 , w i t h c o p y t o r e g i o n c o m m a n d e r, r e g i o n l i a i s o n o f fi c e ,
a n d w i n g l i a i s o n o f fi c e . R o s t e r s w i l l i n c l u d e c h a r t e r n u m b e r, C A P S N ( S S A N ) , c o u r s e , p r i m a r y,
alternate, sex, name (last name, first name, middle lnitiall0and complete address with ZIP code.
All applications will remain with the wing to be used in the event the wing quota increases, dec r e a s e s , o r v a c a n c i e s o c c u r. ( R e a l l o c a t i o n o f u n fi l l e d q u o t a s w i l l n o t b e m a d e b y w i n g / r e g i o n w i t h o u t
National Headquarters approval.)
1. Physical examinations shall be completed after the cadet is notified of selection but not
l a t e r t h a n 3 0 M a y. C a d e t w i l l i m m e d i a t e l y r e p o r t t h e r e s u l t s t o h i s s q u a d r o n c o m m a n d e r w h o w i l l i n
t u r n n o t i f y w i n g h e a d q u a r t e r s s o t h a t t h e w i n g m a y s e l e c t a l t e r n a t e s i f n e c e s s a r y.
2 . T h e c a d e t w i l l h a n d c a r r y a c o p y o f t h e p h y s i c a l e x a m i n a t i o n f o r m ( C A P F 3 2 o r t h e FA A
Form, as required) to the activity, and present it to the activity director upon arrival.
3. The cadet will also handcarry and turn in to the activity director Ms copy of application CAPF 31
w i t h S e c t i o n s I . I V, a n d V c o m p l e t e d .


C A D E T O F F I C E R S ' S C H O O L : A t w o - w e e k c o u r s e d e s i g n e d t o i n c r e a s e t h e e ff e c t i v e n e s s o f c a d e t o f fi c e r s .
Curriculum includes psycho logy of leadership, problem solving techniques, public speaking, physical fitness,
a n d o r i e n t a t i o n t r i p s . I n s t r u c t i o n i s d i v i d e d b e t w e e n l e c t u r e a n d s e m i n a r. T h e r e i s a l s o a fi e l d e x e r c i s e
and a graduation parade. *Cost $66.00 **Personal funds $30.00

C O M M U N I C AT I O N S E L E C T R O N I C S C O U R S E : A t w o - w e e k c o u r s e p l a n n e d a n d c o n d u c t e d b y U S A F p e r s o n n e l
at Keesler AFB, Mississippi. Course includes communications principles, radio operator training, tours,
and practical laboratory exercises. *Cost $56.00 **Personal funds $30.00



S PA C E F L I G H T O R I E N TAT I O N C O U R S E : A o n e - w e e k c o u r s e d e s i g n e d t o f u r t h e r t h e a e r o s p a c e e d u c a t i o n
o f c a d e t s a n d t o m o t i v a t e t h e m t o w a r d c a r e e r s i n a e r o s p a c e a n d a l l i e d s c i e n c e s . C o u r s e i n c l u d e s h i s t o r y,
philosophy and objectives of space flight; propulsion and structural design of space vehicles; guidance,
navigation, instrumentation and communication; systems engineering and visits to an astronautic and
m a n u f a c t u r i n g e n g i n e e r i n g l a b o r a t o r y. * C o s t $ 2 8 . 0 0 * * P e r s o n a l f u n d s $ 2 0 . 0 0


A I R F O R C E L O G I S T I C S C O M M A N D O R I E N TAT I O N P R O G R A M : A o n e - w e e k p r o g r a m d e s i g n e d t o p r o v i d e
cadets with briefings and presentations on the global aspects of AFLC support. Cadets will observe airframe maintenance, component repair and overhaul. *Cost $28.00 **Personal funds $20.00

CHAPLAIN SPONSORED CONFERENCE: The Christian Encounter/Spiritual Life Conference is a USAF
Chaplain sponsored activity designed to augment the spiritual and moral aspects of the CAP Cadet Program
and to stimulate active participation in the church of the cadet's choice. *Cost $20.00 **Personal funds

E S T I M AT E D C O S T. T H I S I N C L U D E S T H E C O S T F O R M E A L S , P L U S $ 2 . 0 0 P E R N I G H T T O C O V E R T H E C O S T O F B I L L E T

C L E A N I N G , TO U R S , A N D P E R S O N A L I T E M S .

R E F E R T O C A P M 5 0 - 9 F O R Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S , R E Q U I R E M E N T S , S E L E C T I O N , A N D R E P O R T I N G P R O (


[ 7 M a l e o r f e m a l e c a d e t [ - - ] B i l l y M i t c h e l l Aw a r d b y S 1 D e c 7 3 [ ] * * * C A P F 3 1 - A p p l i c a t i o n [ ] N o t e A d ditional Clothing Requirements on Back Page.

[]Male or female cadet 16 years of age minimum ['-]Billy Mitchell Award by 31 Dec 73 [TFCC restricted
radio-telephone operator permit []CAP-radio operator's permit (CAP Form 76) ["]Served as squadron
cadet communications officer at minimum of 11 meetings [-] ***CAPF 31- Application [] Served as a
communicator in one CAP operational mission, search and rescue test, or Civil Defense test.

[]Male or female cadet 15 years of age minimum [-]Four achievements in Phase H ["]***CAPF 31Application.


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[]Male or female cadet 15 years of age minimum ['-]Four achievements in Phase II [-]***CAPF 31Application.

[]--]Male or female cadet [] ***CAPF 31 - Application.




TRANSPORTATION FOR CAP PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING CADET SPECIAL ACTIVITIES. Wing commanders are responsible for preparing and distributing travel authorizations, properly authenticated by
the wing liaison officer, which indicate points of departure and destination for all special activities. Exceptions: The IACE and those cadets and senior members who require MAC air transportation to attend a
national activity (Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico). These orders will be published and distributed byHeadquarters CAP-USAF. Due to the coordination and time involved in publishing and distributing orders, no
alternate will be accepted after 30 days prior to the starting date of an activity for which Headquarters
CAP-USAF is responsible for publishing the orders.
NOTE. Cadets who are selected for special activities and accept the selection, must do so only
with the understanding (1) that USAF airlift may not be provided (except IACE) and (2) that they are
obligating themselves to provide their own transportation to and from the activity site if necessary.
Parents/guardians of cadets selected shall be made aware of the above condition.

Clothing List
3 complete uniforms shade 505, 1505, or 1549/1550
(with accessories)
1 blue flight cap
6 pair black socks
1 blue raincoat
1 pair black low quarter shoes
1 utility uniform

2 Shade 3304 cotton polyester or 1549/1550 service uniforms
(with accessories)
1 blue flight cap
3 pair neutral shade hose
1 blue raincoat
1 pair black smooth leather pumps
1 black handbag with shoulder strap
1 utility uniform (blue)

Appropriate civilian clothing/banquet dress and accessories
Sweater or jacket
Sports wear including gym shoes
Bath towels and wash cloths
Sewing kit
Sun glasses
Shoe shine kit
Flashlight and extra set of batteries
To i l e t a r t i c l e s / c o s m e t i c s
First Aid Kit (Kaopectate)
IACE - Blazer uniform. NOTE: Only 1 set of 1505 or 1549/1550 uniform required for
Switzerland and Austria.
C O S & A FA S C - 3 s e t s 1 - o r 2 - p i e c e u t i l i t y u n i f o r m s w i t h c a p .
1 pair combat boots/brogans with 4 pair heavy socks.
1 fi e l d j a c k e t . 1 p a i r w o r k g l o v e s . ( A l s o f o r A FA S C , o n e
stocking/ski cap or equivalent warm head covering.)
AT C F C - 1 fl y i n g s u i t w i t h l e a t h e r g l o v e s . 1 p a i r c o m b a t b o o t s /
brogans with heavy socks. 2 sets 1- or 2-piece utility uniforms with