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CIVIL AIR PATROL / Clearwater Composite Squadron, SER-FL-447

The Civil Air Patrol seeks volunteers with an interest in assisting our units in recruiting & retention.

Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with 58,000 members nationwide. In its Air Force Auxiliary role, CAP performs about 85 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions. Its unpaid professionals also perform homeland security, disaster relief, and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state, and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in CAP's Cadet Program. Visit for more information.

The Civil Air Patrol- Group 3 has fourteen units in the Tampa Bay area. Our units are dedicated to assisting our local community through a myriad of emergency services and operational missions. We also focus on teaching a new generation about aerospace and its impact on our future. A variety of other positions are available as well.

Location: 1000 N Hercules Ave Clearwater, FL 33765

Date / Time: Thursdays 6:30pm to 9pm

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per month

The Recruiting and Retention Officer is expected to:

  • Design activities designed to make the Civil Air Patrol missions and activities attractive to the public and Civil Air Patrol’s current membership.
  • Persuade and ensure that membership in Civil Air Patrol is worthy of the prospective, active, and inactive member’s time and commitment.
  • Serve as human resources, salesmanship, and career development counseling
  • Pursuit of finding and retaining qualified individuals to fill the needs of the unit and the organization.


  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills.
  • Human Resources experience preferred.
  • Age 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 leadership training and opportunities.
  • Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's Recruiting Specialty Track.
  • Training and mentoring available from Wing, Region, and National members.
  • Networking and training at Wing, Region, and National Conferences.

In addition to position-specific duties, all members are encouraged to participate in Civil Air Patrol’s Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet Program missions. A wide variety of Emergency Services and other training opportunities are available if desired, though participation is not required.

To apply, please email a letter of interest to S/M Craig Hormes with the subject line "CAP-RECRUIT".

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1000 N Hercules AveClearwater, FL 33765



  • Youth Services
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Recruiting
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 Hours per month

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