North Carolina Unit Launches Adult Member Orientation
The North Carolina Wing’s Asheville Composite Squadron has initiated a new adult member orientation training program in response to flourishing membership numbers.
The new approach was inspired by the Civil Air Patrol cadet program’s Project Great Start, which has led to 93 active cadets and high retention rates in the squadron. Led by Maj. Scott Stevens, squadron commander, training is planned about a month after the Project Great Start day and is to involve new cadets’ parents that have joined along with other adult members who have joined within the past quarter.
To avoid new adult members trickling in and feeling lost, they’re offered basic training in a group setting promoting efficiency and camaraderie, with a goal of keeping them fully informed and challenged.
The first session, held Dec. 9, consisted of:
- An introduction to the squadron and leadership staff
- A look at governance and the command structure
- A hands-on demonstration of eServices use on each member's laptop
- A review of available personnel job duties
- A discussion of cadet protection
- A detailed presentation defining job assignments and emergency services training.
1st Lt. Derek Broadhead
Public Affairs Officer
Asheville Composite Squadron
North Carolina Wing