Civil Air Patrol - Public Affairs, Senior (Adult) Membership
CIVIL AIR PATROL
**OUR SQUADRON HAS RESUMED IN PERSON MEETINGS (with covid-19 restrictions in place) as of April 1, 2021.
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (US Air Force civilian auxiliary) is looking for volunteers interested in working in the public affairs/media arena. We are looking for both an officer in charge and assistant staff for our local Whitehall OH Squadron. A general duty listing is below.
Although adults in our squadron, depending on the duty they pick, may work with cadets; as a composite squadron, our adult members are also pursuing their own interests within the program. Emergency Services, Ground Team, Mission Readiness, Leadership, Professional Development, Finance, and many more areas of need and opportunity are there for you. This program is not just a youth organization, our Senior Members advance and promote in the program based on their performance and initiative.
Easy access and extensive materials are available for training purposes and mentors are assigned to give you all the support necessary to success in our program.
**CADET PROTECTION IS PARAMOUNT AND STRICTLY ENFORCED. OUR CADETS AND ADULT LEADERS ARE TRAINED AND CIVIL AIR PATROL IS COMMITED TO THE SAFETY OF EVERY MEMBER IN OUR PROGRAM. An FBI background check is required before any involvement with squadron members.
The duties listed are not intended to be all-inclusive and may vary according to squadron needs:
A CAP Public Affairs Officer is responsible for communicating information about the Civil Air Patrol to the media, the public, and to members of the Civil Air Patrol. The mission of the Public Affairs Officer is to "inform internal and external audiences of Civil Air Patrol’s national importance, safeguard the image and assets of the corporation, and strengthen relations with key audiences and customers, which enable the organization to grow." Duties include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Work with the commander on all public affairs matters.
- Implement and manage a Public Affairs Program.
- Comply with CAPR 190-1 and other public affairs publications.
- Conduct an internal information program.
- Conduct an external information program, including media and community relations.
- Ensure National Headquarters’ public affairs objectives are met.
- Supervise and assist all subordinate unit public affairs activities.
About CIVIL AIR PATROL
Meeting Locale: 4100 E. Main St., Columbus, OH 43213, US
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space and cyber power.
Civil Air Patrol has been at the forefront of community service for six decades - in times of war and peace - its members giving far more than they could hope to receive in return. CAP’s members do this for love of country, respect for their fellow man, and their need to contribute to their communities. CAP performs no warfighting function, it is the benevolent auxiliary of the United States Air Force, performing essential non-combatant missions for the Air Force in time of need; as embodied in our mission statement. This relationship with the uniformed services, and the Air Force in particular, is at the heart of CAP’s existence, as it has been almost since its inception. CAP was founded on 1 December 1941, just six days before Pearl Harbor. Its three-fold mission of Emergency Services, Aerospace Education and the Cadet Program is CAP’s defining triad, dedicated to serving the American people through education, welfare and personal development services. As technological and societal needs change the nature of what CAP is asked to do, it adapts to meet those needs.