We are pleased to announce an exciting new activity this fall – a Drill & Ceremonies school hosted by Group 2. This activity will be held at NAS Norfolk.
The intention of Drill and Ceremonies School (DCS) is to bring the perfection, discipline and FUN of drill to cadets. In CAP today it is easy to forget the experience and value that drill and ceremonies should bring to the Cadet Program. At DCS, students will learn proper technique, terminology, common mistakes to avoid, the fun of a well called jody, the art of innovative drill, and the skill of interpreting the Drill manual, as well as a love and appreciation for drill.
- Location: Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk, VA
- Dates: 20-22 September 2013
- Check-In: 1830-1900 20 September (NOTE: Arrival time is flexible for people traveling from afar; contact the commandant if you’ll be arriving later)
- Check-Out: 1545-1600 22 September
- Cost: $50 – Includes school shirt/cover manuals/binder/food/billeting
Check for $50 made out to Civil Air Patrol and postmarked no later than 28 August sent to: 2d Lt Robin Haight, 6438 Olde Bullocks Circle, Suffolk, VA 23435.
Tactical Officer and instructor positions are open. Please e-mail the Commandant with a brief statement of desired role at DCS, as well as relevant experience.
Desirable qualifications for Senior Member Tactical Officers would be seniors with a CP specialty track, former cadets or military with a love for and experience with drill and ceremonies. If you are interested in attending as an assistant tactical officer to learn more about D&C, please apply and mention that in your e-mail statement.
All positions (C/CC, Flt Cmdrs & Instructor Positions) are open! Email your cover letter & resume to the Commandant by 23 August 2013. Cover letter should be a letter of intent describing why you want and are ready for the position. Resume should list applicable experience at your squadron and other national, wing, group level activities.
Required qualifications for Cadet Staff applicants would be a grade of C/1st Lt or higher with flight staff experience at Encampment or on a Drill Team / Honor Guard, or both. High proficiency with instructional skills and ability is of great benefit!
For More Information
Please contact the school’s commandant: Capt Amanda Medal, 910-333-3363, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is a link to a PDF flyer you can distribute at your squadron.