Cadet Orientation Flights Officer


Duty Position:

Cadet Orientation Flights Officer

Position Number:


Unit Number:


Application Opening Date:

14 January 2019

Application Closing Date:

15 February 2019

Reports to:

Director of Current Operations

Specialty Track:

Operations (211)

Duty Location:

Florida Wing

Reviewing Officials:

Maj Ben Poffenberger, Director of Current Ops

Selecting Official:

Lt Col George Schaefer, Director of Operations


Who May Apply: ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS who are current active Florida Wing Members of the Civil Air Patrol or eligible to become Florida Wing Members of the Civil Air Patrol in the ranks of Captain and above. Applicants must reside in or near the State of Florida. Applicants must be a Cadet Orientation Flight Pilot (not required to be current). 


Duties and Requirements of the Cadet Orientation Flights Officer shall include but not be limited to the following: 

  1. Must be currently enrolled in the Operations specialty track.
  2. Assists the Director of Current Operations and Director of Operations A3 in managing and directing all Cadet Orientation Flights missions and activities.
  3. Supports the program managers at the Group level and supports the execution of this mission at the Squadron level.
  4. Shall perform mission management duties as follows:
    • Receive notifications of Cadet Orientation Flight funding availability and alert and advise the Groups and Squadrons
    • Supervise the AFROTC/AFJROT Orientation Flights Officer and provide overall oversight of the AFROTC/AFJROT Orientation Flights program.
    • Supervise the Glider Operations Officer and provide overall oversight of the Glider Cadet Orientation Flight program.
    • Forward applications for cadet orientation flight missions and make request to the NOC or load missions into WMIRS, whichever the current guidance requires
    • Coordinate with the NOC and SELR ADO to approve missions for execution
    • Advise Group/Squadron when mission is ready for execution ("green”) in WMIRS
    • Provide Groups and Squadrons with guidance and oversight for managing funding for these missions
    • Ensure WMIRS missions are closed at the end of the sortie(s) execution; all necessary data is uploaded to WMIRS sortie(s) and files/documentation required are uploaded; and that the NOC is notified of any unused funds
    • Track and report mission successes and failures on a quarterly basis throughout the Fiscal Year
  5. Shall develop written best practices procedures for publication as a pamphlet for the Wing website.
  6. Must be familiar with CAPR 70-1, CAPP52-7, CAPP 211, the current AFROTC/AFJROTC Orientation Flight Program/MOA and other applicable publications.


Ideal Candidate’s Core Competencies (Recommended Qualifications):

  1. Hold the CAP grade of Captain or above
  2. Achieved Level III of the Senior Member Professional Development Program
  3. Hold a TECHNICIAN rating in the Operations or Emergency Services Specialty Track (SENIOR rating is preferred)
  4. Squadron Leadership School (SLS) graduate
  5. Prior Operations experience at the group and squadron levels
  6. Prior Operational experience as a FAC, FRO, and/or AOBD
  7. Demonstrated leadership and management abilities
  8. Excellent supervisory, organizational, communication skills
  9. Computer skills including a working knowledge of spreadsheets/workbooks
  10. Working knowledge of annual operations budgets
  11. Working knowledge of concepts of operations (CONOPs), operations plans (OPLANs), Memoranda of Agreement (MOAs) and Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs)
  12. Working knowledge of WMIRS
  13. Experience working with CAP CadetsRequired Documents:


NOTE: Qualified members not meeting all ideal core competencies are still encouraged to apply.


Required Documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Civil Air Patrol resume (no specific format is required)
  3. Professional resume


Applications may be sent via email to:  Application screening will be done without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin or disability.


Applications will be reviewed by the Director of Operations A3, the Director of Current Operations, and other designated A3 staff officers, as appropriate. Applicants may be asked to conduct an interview. Upon notification, a mutually convenient time and place will be arranged. Necessary travel will be reimbursed by FLWG only with prior written approval by the Wing Commander or designee. A teleconference may be scheduled in lieu of an in-person interview. Inquiries concerning specific aspects of the duty position should be directed to the A3/Director of Current Operations. Contact Maj Ben Poffenberger at or 850-255-8425.


Selection criteria are based on Civil Air Patrol training, experience, as well as civilian education and experience related to the position.


NOTE: Include the Job Number and Job Title on your application. Incomplete applications may not be returned or acknowledged.