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CLC SLS TLC Courses at Business Jet Center, Dallas

posted Feb 6, 2014, 3:35 PM by Lana Holub   [ updated Apr 11, 2014, 6:55 PM by lana mark ]

DALLAS-Fifty-four Senior officers of the Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol converged February 1, 2014 at the offices of  Dallas Business Jet Center, Love Field, home base for the 391st Composite Squadron, Group III, Texas Wing Civil Air Patrol.  The two day training conference was cut short by an inclement weather forecast of freezing rain and snow.  But thanks to forward thinking course directors, who always plan ahead, all course material was covered in one day.

Graduates of Squadron Leadership School

Members attended one of three courses taught by personnel from Group III, Texas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.  Courses included the Squadron Leadership School (SLS), the Corporate Learning Course (CLC) and Training Leaders of Cadets (TLC).  The SLS course provided members with a basic understanding of CAP operations at the squadron level and how those operations affect CAP's national missions.  The CLC discussed the relationship  between the squadron and the next major echelon of command -- the Wing. TLC is the premiere venue for Cadet Programs Officers to learn how to become better mentors of cadets.

Graduates of Training Leaders of Cadets

“Major John Krogstad, project director, and Lt Col Jim McCloud, assistant director, worked long and hard to make this learning experience a great success.” commented Lt Col Bob Sides, Commander of the 391st Composite Squadron, who hosted the event.  Course directors included Lt Col Tom Bishop, Commander of Group III, Lt Col Paul Perkins, and Major Andrew Theisman.

CLCCivil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft.  CAP, in its Air Force Auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of all continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and was credited by the AFRCC with saving 54 lives in fiscal year 2011.  Its’ volunteers also perform Homeland Security, disaster relief and drug interdiction, aerospace

                                                                                                        Graduates of Corporate Learning Course

education, and serve as mentors to nearly 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs.  CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 70 years.  CAP also participated in Wreathes across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U. S. Military veterans. Visit or for more information or contact:    


                                             Bob Bruton, Capt, CAP

                                             Public Affairs Officer

                                             Group III Texas Wing

                                             Civil Air Patrol


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