ATTENTION CAWG UNIT COMMANDERS —
In the past, cadets applying as staff for encampment, had to undergo a laborious process which generated considerable (and generally unnecessary) paperwork. This also created duplicative work for you, as a Sq CC.
Routinely, a cadet would submit a CAPF 31 for Cadre Selection Exercise (with an accompanying CAPF 160 and 161) as well as a resume and cover letter. If selected (depending on the position selected for), the cadet would have to generate the same forms (minus the resume and cover letter) for Executive Staff Retreat 1, Executive Staff Retreat 2, Pre encampment, and Encampment — in sum, application forms for five activities, which required parental and Sq CC signatures each time. Since parents and Sq CCs approved a cadet to attend a selection exercise for a position at encampment, it seems farfetched to think they wouldn’t approve other required activities or encampment itself.
In order to streamline the process of encampment applications, this year Cadet Programs will require cadet staff applicants to submit forms only once for encampment and all associated events. This will reduce the demand on cadets, parents and Sq CCs, as well as the volume of paperwork requiring processing by CP.
As always, Sq CCs and parents retain the right to withdraw approval to attend any activity (or portion of these separate encampment events). Submitting such notification to the Encampment Commander (Lt Col Grace Edinboro), the Commandant of Cadets (Lt Col Doug Crawford), or me (after advising the cadet, of course), will suffice. Additionally, we will request submission of a new application if any important information has changed since the last submission. (For instance, if a cadet’s medical condition has changed.)
It’s our hope this new process will eliminate time consuming processes that slow down our system and increase workload unnecessarily.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly.
Lt Col George K. Ishikata, CAP
California Wing Director of Cadet Programs