Group 5 Offers CAP Officers Opportunity to Complete Advanced Training
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

By Maj Robert Corriveau, Group 5 Headquarters

Punta Gorda, Fla. -

The Capstone classroom portion of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) Corporate Learning Course (CLC) was held on January 19th at the Airport Authority Conference Room at the Punta Gorda airport.

The objective of CLC is to develop a knowledgeable corporate citizen who can contribute effectively to CAP missions in a team environment. This is one of the requirements for Level III of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program. The CLC discusses the relationship the CAP squadron has with the next major echelon of command -- the Wing.  Specifically, CLC discusses how wing-level operations help to accomplish CAP's three missions of aerospace education, emergency services, and cadet programs.  It describes the working relationships Wing staff officers have with each other, and their squadron level counterparts. 

Twelve members participated in the advanced officer training and represented nine different squadrons from three Florida groups along with one wing staff member.

CLC is offered in a blended-learning format and is a requirement to for becoming a field-grade CAP officer. Eligibility for attending the CLC is outlined in CAP regulations 50-17. Officers must first complete the Squadron Leadership School (SLS). In order to qualify for the Capstone portion of the CLC participants must first complete the online portion of the course. 

2019 Florida Wing Group 5 Corporate Learning Course Graduating Class.
Photo Caption:  2019 Florida Wing Group 5 Corporate Learning Course Graduating Class.
Article Information
Reviewed by: Maj. Marian Motyl-Szary
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Florida Wing, Group 5
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