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Joint Dakota Encampment Staffing

Current Openings

Numerous positions will be advertised for the 2023 Joint Dakota Encampment soon. 

All interested Cadet members are encouraged to send in a resume and letter of interest to the following email:  encampment@sdwg.cap.gov

Senior members are encouraged to send an email of interest to the following email:  encampment@sdwg.cap.gov

 

The following staff applications are OPEN for the 2023 Joint Dakota Encampment and will close December 5, 2022:
 

SENIOR MEMBERS:

Advanced Leadership Course Training Officer

The Advanced Leadership Course Training Officer reports directly to the ALC Director and spends most of their time involved with education and training of the ALC students and Cadre. They are CAP senior members who are the cadets’ first-line adult leaders. They also fulfill a critical role as mentors to the cadets, particularly the flight staff.  
The ALC Training Officer is responsible for the following duties:
  • Provides instruction as an educator in the assigned curriculum.
  • Assists the ALC Director in curriculum development and training schedule for the ALC event.
  • Ensures the cadets’ safety, health and well-being
  • Observes, trains, mentors, and evaluates ALC Cadet Cadre and ALC students.
  • Ensures that the encampment’s curriculum and learning goals are progressing as expected
  • Provides personal counseling of cadets, as necessary
  • Responsible stewardship of resources, whether belonging to CAP or the host facility
  • Provide transportation via use of CAP vehicles, as needed, for the Cadet Cadre and Cadet Students to various activities and events
  • They will perform additional duties as assigned by the ALC Director, Commandant and/or the Encampment Commander

 

Chief Training Officer

The Chief Training Officer will be assigned duties that directly support the needs of the Commandant, Squadron Training Officers, and Flight Training Officers. The Chief Training Officer supervises the full team of training officers and provides guidance and mentoring, ensuring that their staff are maintaining the safety and well being of the Cadets assigned within the squadrons and flights.  They will perform additional duties as assigned by the Commandant and/or the Encampment Commander.  The Chief Training Officer reports directly to the Commandant.

 

CADET CADRE:

Advanced Leadership Course Cadet Cadre

The ALC Cadet Cadre is responsible for training his or her cadets in the ALC environment.
General duties may include:
  • Ensuring the implementation of flight level academic, physical fitness, and training programs
  • Providing instruction and reinforcement of the ALC curriculum.
  • Ensuring the satisfaction of the daily training goals and objectives established by the ALC Flight Commander
  • Ensuring proper uniform wear by ALC Cadet Students through the use of CAPR 39-1
  • Providing feedback to the ALC Flight Commander on Cadet Students within the flight.
  • Enforce standards of customs and courtesies
  • Collaborate with the assigned ALC Director and ALC Flight Training Officer and other senior members leaders within your chain of command
  • Other duties as assigned by the ALC Flight Commander, ALC Director, ALC Training Officers, Commandant, and/or Encampment Commander
 

The following staff applications are closed for the 2023 Joint Dakota Encampment:

Cadet Commander (C/CC)
Cadet Deputy Commander for Operations (C/CDO)

Cadet Deputy Commander for Support (C/CDS)
Cadet Executive Officer / Command Chief
Cadet Adjutant

Future Openings

The experience of staffing an Encampment is the reason many CAP members keep coming back.  It's an opportunity to work alongside the best and brightest of our Cadet Program, and simultaneously an opportunity to practice your own leadership.  Whether you're a flight sergeant, a PAO, or a Training Officer, Encampment staff has a place for you.

Future Cadet Line Cadre

Cadet Line Cadre directly interact with Cadet Students, teaching and mentoring them in their flights.  The following positions will be opening in the near future:

  • Squadron Commander
  • Squadron First Sergeant
  • Flight Commander
  • Flight Sergeant

Future Cadet Support Staff

Encampment couldn't survive without support cadre supporting the Cadet Students and Cadet Line Cadre.  The following positions will be opening in the near future:

  • Cadet Administration Cadre
  • Cadet Logistics Cadre
  • Cadet Public Affairs Cadre
  • Cadet Safety Cadre

Future Senior Members

Senior member volunteer time during Encampment is always appreciated.  As always, to work with cadets you have to have completed Cadet Protection training. The following positions will be opening in the near future:

  • Training Officer.  Each cadet flight needs a Training Officer. The training officer shadows an Encampment flight, provides an understanding ear for first year students (away from their flight staff), and watches for the safety and well being of the flight.  If you are interested in applying, contact the Commandant of Cadets.  
  • Senior support.  If Training Officer doesn't sound interesting to you, or you don't meet the requirements, there are many other Senior Member positions at Encampment.  If you have an area you're interested in, or even if you just know that you'd like to volunteer, contact the Deputy Commander to apply.
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