Now Accepting Applications for TX Wing Commander

MEMORANDUM FOR: ALL Personnel, SWR
DATE: 4 September 2015
SUBJECT: Upcoming Texas Wing Commander Vacancy

Application packages for the above position will be accepted through 4 November 2015. All SWR/WG Commanders are requested to widely distribute this memorandum throughout their wing, and place a notification on your wing web page.

Per CAPR 35-9 (B) 24 June 2013, the minimum qualifications for appointment as a CAP Wing Commander are:

SECTION B – WING COMMANDER SELECTION PROCESS

5. These mandatory minimum requirements are designed to assist region commanders in carrying out this responsibility in a timely, judicious manner and to standardize the selection process. The region commander, with the concurrence of the National Commander, can waive any requirement for good cause shown or if the applicant presents evidence of comparable experience. Any waiver of a requirement must be documented. The final decision concerning selection still rests with the region commander concerned.

6. Minimum Qualifications for Consideration as Wing Commander are:

a. Hold at least the CAP grade of major.
b. Completed Level IV of the Senior Member Training Program.
c. Three years command and staff experience at any level within a wing.
d. Budget and asset acquisition knowledge gained within or outside CAP.
e. Five years supervisory experience gained within or outside CAP.
f. Five years total CAP membership with no less than 3 continuous years of service prior to appointment.
g. Prior to appointment as wing commander, individual must complete a successful fingerprint rescreening.

Applicants for the position of Wing Commander should provide an application package to include a letter of intent, a resume and written answers in Attachment 1 of this memorandum. These documents should be sent by email in form of a single Adobe PDF attachment, to my attention, Col Mark Smith, at markedwardsmith@earthlink.net with a copy to Lt Col Harriet Smith, SWR/COS at HSmith@cap.gov.

Electronic submission is required, paper applications will not be considered.

I will verify the applicant’s applications per CAPR 35-9(E) and forward packages submitted by qualified applicants to the interview boar for review. Qualified applicants will then be notified of the date, time of the interview. NHQ CAP policy requires the selectee to undergo a background check and repeat FBI screening, and selection will be contingent upon a satisfactory result. The successful candidate will also be required to execute a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for confidential information upon selection.

Please review the expectations that have been developed for SWR Wing Commanders attached to this email.

Also note that the selectee will be expected to attend the one week Wing Commander’s Course at Maxwell AFB, AL in November 2015/16.

At this time, we anticipate that the interviews will be held in November, with a date to be determined. The selected candidate must be prepared to assume command approximately 15 November 2015. Any questions concerning this memorandum may be addressed to me by return email.

//signed//
Mark E, Col., CAP Commander

Wing Commander Canidate Questionnaire 2015

CAPR35_009_June 2013

SWR Wing Commander Expectations_29 Jun 2015

TX Wing CC Vacancy announcement letter 4 Sept 2015

Message from the Wing Commander

First and foremost, I would like to thank Col Steve Hudson for his service.  My appointment as the Texas wing commander is temporary until a new hiring board is picked and the interview process is completed. I will ask that each cadet and senior member continue to strive for excellence in each CAP activity we do. While we are in this transition period, I have asked Major Andrew Theismann and Major Sherra Ogden to return to their previous duty assignments as Chief of Staff and Director of Professional Development respectively, which they have agreed to do so.

In addition to Texas wing changes, Civil Air Patrol has had a great change during the national conference this past week. Below is information from CAP public affairs press release date August 28, 2015.

Civil Air Patrol is officially a member of the U.S. Air Force’s Total Force, Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh announced today.

The all-volunteer Air Force auxiliary joins the active duty Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees, in the Total Force.

The announcement came during CAP’s 2015 National Conference, which began Thursday and concludes Saturday at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Resort.

“A revision to Air Force doctrine signed by the Air Force chief of staff enacted this significant change,” Maj. Gen. Joe Vazquez, CAP national commander, said in a video announcement today.

“Air Force senior leadership has long considered Civil Air Patrol to be part of the Air Force family, relying on us to support homeland security missions,” Vazquez said, adding that including CAP in the Total Force “is a strong recognition of who we are and what we do from the highest levels of the Air Force.”

“Greater awareness of Civil Air Patrol among our Total Force partners also ushers in a new era of understanding and presents untold opportunities as the Air Force looks to its missions for tomorrow. Being part of the Total Force brings with it a great responsibility to continue to be a focused, professional, mission-focused component of the Air Force.”

“We are citizens serving communities and we are a part of the United States Air Force Total Force team,” the national commander concluded.

We as Civil Air Patrol members have a long legacy and a great future which we are all responsible for completing our missions and training to be of service to our communities, state, and nation.

 

Thank you for your hard work and dedicated service.

Lt Col Sean Crandall, CAP
Texas Wing Commander

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