Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol Group VI hosted a Squadron Leadership School (SLS) the weekend of 02 June 2018 – 03 June 2018 at Medical City Alliance in Fort Worth, TX. The event was lead by Maj Anthony Wright, Professional Development Officer, Group VI, Texas Wing CAP.

Maj Johnathan Foster, Commander Group VI, discusses CAP customs and uniform standards

SLS is a primary training opportunity for CAP Senior members who are in their first year of volunteer service with the organization. It is designed to provide members with a basic understanding of how local squadron operations impact the overall mission of the CAP.

Attendees worked through several case studies, group discussions, group assignments, and heard from a number of leaders within Group VI. Additionally, attendees learn about CAP customs, core values, and communications. Finally, the class learned about specialty service tracks and how each individual can support the mission of the CAP.

Lt Shirrel Schramm, Chief of Staff Group VI, discusses CAP Core Values

Graduates of the SLS were encouraged to return to their squadrons and seek out new opportunities to serve. Graduating the SLS fulfills a portion of a senior member’s Level II Technical Training requirements. Completion of all Level II requirements will earn the senior member the Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Award. This award recognizes those members who have dedicated themselves to leadership and personal development in the CAP. The award was first given in 2006 and honors the late General Benjamin Davis, a pioneering military officer who was the leader of the fabled Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, and the first African American to become a General in the Air Force.

Gen Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. – First African American to become a General in the United States Air Force

Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force. In this role, CAP operates a fleet of 560 aircraft, performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. CAP’s 60,000 members also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. In addition, CAP plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to over 25,000 young people participating in CAP’s Cadet Programs. Visit or for more information.


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