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CTEP Fall, 2014

posted Jan 10, 2015, 1:09 PM by lana mark   [ updated Jan 10, 2015, 1:10 PM ]
October 2014 Nacogdoches, TX
Cadets from the Dallas Composite Squadron TX-391 attended the Cadet Training & Education Program. CTEP is designed to give cadets both the knowledge and skills to lead as they progress through the Civil Air Patrol program. The focus is Leadership, both in CAP and in the community. Pictured from right to left,  C/CMSgt Z. Holub attended SNCOA and C/TSgt M. Dykes and C/TSgt M. Applewhite attended NCOA.

C/CMSgt Z. Holub states, "It was great meeting new people and it definitely helped build my leadership skills."
C/TSgt M. Dykes had this to say, "CTEP was a great learning and leadership opportunity. I learned a lot and met a lot of people I will hopefully meet again in the future. I improved my ability to write essays and to give good speeches. Overall it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn't gone."
C/TSgt M. Applewhite commented, "I felt like it was a great experience and helped make me a better NCO and 1st Sergeant. I definitely plan to go again in the spring!"

The Cadet Training & Education Program is made up of four different cadet schools: Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Senior Non Commissioned Officer Academy, Officer Training School, and Cadet Command Staff College. 
NCOA is designed to prepare the new cadet NCO's to teach drill, motivate new cadets, and help them learn servant leadership, team dynamics, critical thinking skills and creative thinking processes.
SNCOA is designed to prepare Senior NCO's for leadership positions within Civil Air Patrol as well as in the community. SNCOA focuses on public speaking, writing, and business communication. The goal of SNCOA is to enhance cadet training to encourage them to function mentally and physically on a much higher level than expected of them. This is done through physical activity, rigorous homework assignments, teaching tools, leadership forums, and classroom presentations.
OTS introduces several techniques needed for effective performance as a cadet officer. Students are instructed on how to effectively manage, serve in various officer positions, and facilitate their squadron meeting. The instruction given in class is coupled with group leadership projects and planning sessions in order to apply what they have learned during their training.
CCSC takes cadets to the strategic level teaching the skills required to plan and execute a wing level event such as an encampment. Often the ideas generated from CTEP are implemented into actual encampments.