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Calif. Wing Cadet Programs Conference Shifting to Virtual Presentation Feb. 12-15

For nearly 50 years, the California Wing’s Cadet Programs Conference has offered cadets around the wing and Pacific Region a weekend of learning, socializing and fun. Because of COVID-19, the event has been re-engineered as a virtual conference set for Feb. 12-15.

The deadline for registration is Feb. 7. Visit www.CAWGCPC.com for more information, to view the video, and to register.

Industry and military leaders from around the nation scheduled to speak include:

  • Retired U.S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, former CIA director
  • Dr. Stacey Dixon, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency deputy director
  • Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force surgeon general
  • Lt. Gen. James Slife, Air Force Special Operations commander
  • Maj. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, Air Force Education and Training Command director of operations and communications and first ever Air Force female fighter pilot
  • Brig. Gen. Shan Bagby, Army Dental Corps chief
  • Rear Adm. Melissa Bert, U.S. Coast Guard judge advocate general
  • Capt. Timothy Quast, commanding officer, USNS Mercy
  • Michael Dubin, Dollar Shave Club CEO
  • Kristi Johnson, FBI Los Angeles Field Office assistant director.
  • Dr. Suzanne Kearns of the International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Melissa Cummings, Westinghouse senior vice president, digital and innovation
  • Chief Kimberly Spears-McNatt, Ohio State University police chief

More than 50 seminars will be available for cadets and senior members.

Corporations, universities and government agencies will be present for an education and career fair to talk to cadets one-on-one, including SpaceX, NASA, the FBI, General Atomics, Alaska/Horizon Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Forest Service, Aramark, FranklinCovey and many more.

All branches of the military will be represented, offering the opportunity to speak to a variety of occupational specialties, including pilots of more than 15 types of aircraft.

In addition, more than universities will participate, including several service academies. 

Entertainment will include a livestreamed performance by Mobility, the Air Force band, and a live performance by DJ Sparx, a popular musician in the United Kingdom.