Senior Members Spend a Weekend Advancing Their Education

posted Mar 17, 2011, 1:34 PM by Paul Creed III

Nearly one hundred Civil Air Patrol adult leaders spent the weekend of March 12 and 13 at the Defense Supply Center Columbus engaged in nine different courses to advance their training to be of better service in their community, state, and nation and advance in their respective careers. The courses, ranging from Squadron Leadership School to Unit Commanders Course to Critical Incident Stress Management are held in a large training event in Columbus each spring and fall.

The training event began Saturday with a welcome from the Ohio Wing Commander, Col Dave Winters and Lt Col Bruce Tresz, the Great Lakes Region Professional Development officer. The colonels welcomed the students to largest training weekend to date in the Ohio Wing and Lt Col Tresz set the stage for the arrival of National Vice Commander, Brig Gen Charges Carr who was scheduled to arrive Saturday afternoon.

General Carr visited all of the courses and took time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions for the students in the Squadron Leadership School. General Carr spoke to the students of SLS about the importance of treating others how he wanted to be treated as one
of the best tenants of effective leadership. Ohio Wing Vice Commander, Lt Col Thomas Snell, told of his time working with General Carr and how the General’s leadership style impacted him positively.

Sunday brought the visit of Great Lakes Region commander Col Robert Karton. After visiting the courses, Col Karton addressed all of the members at the end of the day on Sunday when everyone gathered for graduation. After speaking about the recent National Board meeting, CAP’s work with the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, and taking some time to field questions from some of the members, Col Karton, along with Col Dave Winters, the Ohio Wing Commander, presented the graduation certificates to all of the students.

The next training weekend will be held October 8 and 9 at Defense Supply Center Columbus.

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