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Cadet Encampment

Welcome to the 2019 Indiana Wing Encampment Website!

The 2019 Indiana Wing Encampment will be held July 7th to July 13th at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center.

6 March 2019

The 2019 Indiana Wing Summer Encampment is now accepting applications for cadet line and support staff.  We are looking to fill the following line staff positions:

  • Squadron Commander – 2
  • Squadron Executive Officer – 2
  • Squadron First Sergeant – 2
  • Male Flight Commander – 6
  • Female Flight Commander – 2
  • Male Flight Sergeant – 6
  • Female Flight Sergeant – 2
  • Advanced Training School Staff 2-3

We are also looking for cadets interested in serving in the following support staff areas:

  • Stan/EVAL: OIC plus 2 staff
  • Air Ops
  • Administration
  • Public Affairs
  • Logistics
  • Health Services
  • AT THIS TIME, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MESS HALL SUPPORT.

Interested cadets will need to submit letter of intent detailing the position(s) applied for, resume and CAPF 31 signed by their unit commander (and wing commander if outside of Indiana Wing) to encampment@inwg.cap.gov.  Applications will be due no later than 2359 hrs Eastern Daylight Time on 5 April 2019.

Cadets applying will also be expected to attend an in person staff selection activity to be held the weekend of 12-14 April, at the NESA Center of Excellence, located on Camp Atterbury.  Accommodations for an alternate interview process will only be made in cases where distance or logistics preclude the applicant from attending the in-person activity.  Anyone requesting an alternate interview process must specify their request in their letter of intent, and clearly explain the reason for the request.  Further information regarding the staff selection activity will be sent to applicants at a later date.

Position descriptions and duties are located HERE

25 February 2019

Though we are still a couple of months away from opening registration for this year’s summer encampment, I wanted to make sure all are aware of financial assistance that is available for encampment.

Through support from the Air Force, funding is available to assist cadets with the cost of attending encampment and/or purchasing uniforms.

CEAP is targeted towards families who cannot easily afford encampment, with first priority given to families receiving federal assistance.  Other families experiencing financial needs or other challenges are also welcome to apply.  Priority is given to first time cadets; those returning for staff or advanced programs are also welcome to apply, but should be cautioned that acceptance is very low.

Assistance is given in two different ways, tuition assistance and uniform assistance.  Tuition assistance will be paid directly from NHQ to encampment.  Cadets receiving uniform assistance will receive a voucher by email to be used at Vanguard.

CEAP applications open 1 March, and close 30 days before the start of the encampment.  To apply, log into eServices and visit the CEAP Application module, located along the left side of the screen.  Once you have completed the application, it will be forwarded to your squadron commander for endorsement.  Once endorsed by your commander, you should receive notification from NHQ regarding your status.

Even though we are not yet accepting applications, you should still be able to apply for CEAP assistance.

For more details, please visit https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/cadets/newcadet/ceap

For those cadets who are returning for advanced programs or staff, and are also experiencing financial difficulty, there are other options available to you.  Please contact me directly at cfreytag@miwg.cap.gov for details and instructions.

1 February 2019

The application period for cadet executive staff has now closed.  I’m pleased to announce that we received a number of applications from some very highly qualified cadets.

However, we have received no applications for the position of cadet first sergeant.  To give us an opportunity to fill this key position along with the rest of our executive staff, I am extending the deadline FOR THIS POSITION ONY until 8 February 2019 at 2359.  Applicants for this position will be expected to participate in a phone interview with the encampment command team the weekend of 15-17 February.

If you are a cadet holding the grade of C/MSgt-C/CMSgt and have attended at least one encampment (second encampment on cadet staff preferred), I would encourage you to apply.  Submit a CAP resume, letter of intent, and CAPF 31 signed by your unit commander (group and/or wing if applying from outside of Indiana wing) to encampment@inwg.cap.gov.  Position description and requirements below.

Encampment Cadet First Sergeant:  Responsible for coordinating with the cadet NCO chain of command.  Responsible for leading the cadet encampment through morning PT.  Ensures all training and instruction are in compliance with encampment curriculum and other directives (CAPM 39-1, Drill & Ceremonies manual, etc).  Assists with other executive staff duties as directed by the cadet commander.  Minimum grade to apply:  C/MSgt, Maximum grade upon arrival at encampment:  C/CMSgt.

If you meet the minimum qualifications, and wish to be a part of a dynamic team playing a key part in shaping the leadership of the future, I would encourage you to apply.

21 January 2019

Just a reminder that we are still accepting applications for cadet executive staff (commander, deputy, executive officer and first sergeant) until 31 January 2019, at 2359.  See the encampment webpage for further details and position descriptions.

We are also seeking senior members to fill the following roles:

  • Encampment Finance Officer:  assists with preparing the budget pre encampment, monitors and tracks income and expenditures before and during the encampment, and assists the command team with the final encampment finance report.  The ideal candidate should have at least a technician rating in the CAP Financial Management track.
  • Encampment Administration Officer:  assists the command team with processing applications prior to encampment, manages the encampment in processing system with assistance from others, completes graduation certificates, and assists the command team with the final encampment report.
  • Encampment Safety Officer:  advises the commander on any safety issues that may arise during the course of encampment.  Monitors weather conditions daily to ensure that proper steps are taken based on current and forecasted conditions.  Assists with completing ORM processes for any range use (leadership reaction course, rappelling, etc).  Works with the health services staff to ensure that all incidents and mishaps are promptly reported to the command team, as well as in eServices.  Technician rating in Safety specialty track preferred, but not required.
  • Encampment Logistics Officer:  ensures that all logistical/supply needs are met.  Works with the command team at the start of encampment to ensure billeting facilities are in proper condition prior to acceptance, any discrepancies are reported, handles linen issue and turn-in, and ensures that buildings are properly cleaned and prepared prior to turning them over to the incoming activity.  CAP Driver’s license strongly preferred; incumbent may be asked to obtain said license prior to encampment.
  • Chief Training Officer:  formerly called the Chief TAC Officer.  Supervises the team of flight training officers, assists them with assigned duties, provides relief coverage as necessary.  CAP driver’s license preferred, but not required, as TOs may be called on to assist with transporting cadets to off-site training areas.
  • Advanced Training Squadron Director:  establishes a curriculum of instruction (both classroom and practical) designed to enhance the skills of cadets returning to encampment for a second year and not on cadet staff.  Ideally, this curriculum will be focused at the cadet NCO level, and designed to prepare them to assume leadership roles at the home unit, as well as future encampments.
  • Curriculum and Plans Officer:  responsible for developing and publishing weekly and daily schedules while ensuring that scheduled activities are in compliance with the national encampment curriculum.  Arranges for instructors and speakers.  Works closely with air operations officer to coordinate times for orientation flights, and with the transportation officer to ensure that requirements for transportation are clearly communicated and met.

Interested applicants are asked to email a brief letter of intent, detailing their desire and qualifications to serve in the requested position to encampment@inwg.cap.gov.  We are looking to fill only these positions at this point, announcements regarding other openings will be coming out in the future.

8 January 2019

Good evening, Indiana Wing!

I am pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for cadet executive staff for the 2019 Indiana Wing Summer encampment.  The encampment will be held from 7-13 July, 2019 at Camp Atterbury JMTC.  Cadet executive staff will be expected to report on Saturday, 6 July.

Interested and qualified candidates must submit a CAP resume, letter of intent and a CAPF 31 signed by your squadron commander (group and wing if applying from outside of Indiana Wing).  Application packets should be submitted to encampment@inwg.cap.gov no later than 2359 hours, 31 January 2019.

Interviews will be scheduled as soon as possible afterwards.  Position descriptions are below.

Position Descriptions:

Encampment Cadet Commander:  Responsible for supervising and directing the cadet students and cadre.  Participates in the selection and training of subordinate cadet cadre members.  Leads cadet cadre training activities before and during encampment.  Leads morning PT for cadet cadre officers, as well as mail call, and evening PT for the cadet encampment.  Leads the cadet encampment at the Pass In Review ceremony.  Assists in the section of awards for encampment performance.  Conducts daily cadet staff meetings during encampment.  Speaks at the encampment welcome briefing and graduation ceremony.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Encampment Command Staff.  Reports directly to the Encampment Commandant of Cadets.  Minimum grade upon arrival at encampment:  Cadet Captain.

Encampment Cadet Deputy Commander:  Responsible for supervising and directing the cadet cadre.  Works with the Curriculum and Plans Officer to ensure that required training elements are accomplished and that the encampment proceeds according to the training schedule.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Encampment Cadet Commander.  Minimum grade upon arrival at encampment:  Cadet First Lieutenant.

Encampment Cadet Executive Officer:  Responsible for coordinating and directing the cadet support cadre.  Works in conjunction with the Stan/Eval team to ensure that inspection scores are properly recorded.  Responsible for assigning and announcing the Honor Flight awards.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Encampment Cadet Commander.  Minimum grade upon arrival at encampment:  Cadet First Lieutenant.

Encampment Cadet First Sergeant:  Responsible for coordinating with the cadet NCO chain of command.  Responsible for leading the cadet encampment through morning PT.  Ensures all training and instruction are in compliance with encampment curriculum and other directives (CAPM 39-1, Drill & Ceremonies manual, etc).  Assists with other executive staff duties as directed by the cadet commander.  Minimum grade to apply:  C/MSgt, Maximum grade upon arrival at encampment:  C/CMSgt.

31 December 2018

It gives me great pleasure to announce the command team for next year’s encampment.

  • Deputy Commander:  Capt Anthony Vining
  • Executive Officer:  1st Lt Michael Terry
  • Commandant of Cadets:  Capt Edward Butler

For quickest response, please direct all encampment email correspondence to encampment@inwg.cap.gov

Lt Col Chris Freytag
Encampment Commander

Capt Anthony Vining
Deputy Commander

1st Lt Michael Terry
Executive Officer

Capt Edward Butler
Commandant of Cadets

C/Capt John LaCorte
Cadet Commander

C/Maj Madeline Taylor
Cadet Deputy Commander

C/1st Lt Rachael Nida
Cadet Executive Officer

C/CPO Jewels Burk
Cadet First Sergeant

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