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 57,000 members perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. CAP also plays a leading role in aerospace/STEM education, and its members serve as mentors to 24,000 young people participating in CAP’s cadet programs. Visit www.GoCivilAirPatrol.com for more information.
Tar River Composite Squadron serves Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson counties in eastern North Carolina and meets at the Rocky Mount - Wilson Regional Airport. The squadron operates a cadet program for youth aged 12 to 21 and supports disaster relief and emergency services missions under the direction of the North Carolina Wing. We offer a wide range of opportunities for youth and adults interested in aviation, the military, and volunteer support of our disaster relief and emergency services missions.
Develop and implement squadron communications plans, programs, and directives in close coordination with group and wing communications staff.
Establish requirements and track acquisition and disposition of squadron communications equipment.
Develop detailed operating procedures for squadron communications operations.
Collect and report data to determine the effectiveness of squadron communications operations.
Develop squadron communications training programs.
Develop and participate in communications exercises.
Establish programs to maintain and operate squadron radio equipment.
Become familiar with applicable CAP regulations and directives, the NTIA manual of regulations and procedures for Federal Radio Frequency Management, applicable FEMA publications; applicable federal, state, and local MOUs requiring communications support.
Mentor cadets and adult members assigned to or interested in CAP communications.
Regular attendance at squadron meetings and training events.
Background or strong interest in HF and VHF communications.
Aged 18 or older.
Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all internal regulations and procedures.
Ability to pass a background check.
Enthusiasm for community service and working with youth.
Access to all of CAP’s diverse training and volunteer opportunities.
Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's Communications Officer Specialty Track.
Training and mentoring available from Group and Wing communications personnel.
Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.