New Senior Members engaged in the world of Cadet Programs
Saturday, March 2, 2019

By Lt Col Ismael J. Rodriguez, Puerto Rico Wing

Carolina, Puerto Rico -

Group I (PR-601) recently held a very successful Training Leaders of Cadets Basic (TLC-B) Course.  It was held on March 2nd, 2019 at the Muñiz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, PR; hosted by SER-PR-126. There were a total of 15 students representing six different CAP units.

Training Leaders of Cadets is the premiere venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets and more effective managers of cadet squadrons. It is designed to be presented in a seminar format rather than a lecture format, giving students an opportunity to input and offer information on their unit’s best practices.

Lt Col Ismael J. Rodriguez, PRWG Professional Development Officer (who also served as instructor) thanks to all staff and instructors for a job well done during this weekend, especially to Major Victor Maisonet who was the course director. Lt Col Rafael Martinez (PR094),  Maj Victor Maisonet (PR126), 2d Lt Maranjely Mercado (PR094), 2d Lt Rolando Adorno (PR094) and TSgt Roberto Martinez (PR094) assisted with instruction.

Students were:  Col Herman Liboy, Lt Col Juan Rodriguez, Lt Col Anibal Cruz, Lt Col Eveneida Rodriguez, Lt Col Erick Herrera, Lt Col Rafael Sanchez, Maj Alberto Quiñones, Maj Jose Guadarrama, Maj Linette Lugo, 1st Lt Sonia Memdez, 1st Lt Thais Hernandez, 2d Lt Elena Alfaro, 2d Lt John Fernandez and 2d Lt Jose Alvarado.

Lt Col Ismael J. Rodriguez stressed that a strong and successful cadet program is determined by you as an individual Senior Member and you commitment to continue your training and learning process within the Cadet Program Specialty Track.   The program was concluded when students turned in their evaluation forms, all indicating very positive results with no negative comments.

Major Victor Maisonet, made closing remarks and presented each student with their certificate of completion and participation letter.

TLC students and instructors pose in front of A-7 Corsair displayed at Muniz ANG Base.
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Photo Caption:  TLC students and instructors pose in front of A-7 Corsair displayed at Muniz ANG Base.
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Reviewed by: Capt Elias Roman-Rivera
Syndicated to: Region Hq, Puerto Rico Wing, Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
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