Tuskegee Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (U. S. Air Force Auxiliary)
Professional Development Specialist
Company: Tuskegee Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (U. S. Air Force Auxiliary)
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Location: 200 McChord Street (Hanger 1), Bldg #111, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), Washington, DC, 20032
Project Details

The Tuskegee Cadet Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, located at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) in Washington, DC, seeks volunteers with an interest in human resources and/or training to help administer the professional development program for our adult members.

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 www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

The Tuskegee Cadet Squadron is the newest squadron in the National Capital Wing. This squadron is primarily dedicated to the implementation of the CAP Cadet Program, which encourages young people between the ages of 12 and 20 to develop leadership skills, meet physical and intellectual challenges, and serve their communities. A variety of other positions are available as well.

Location: Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, D.C.

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 5-15 hours per month


- Creating a positive training environment where our squadron’s adult members can develop their required skills in a comfortable, professional atmosphere.

- Instructing CAP’s foundations course to ensure that the unit’s new adult members receive a thorough orientation. (The incumbent will go through this training him/herself before being expected to instruct others.)

- Encouraging and assisting adult members to take advantage of all appropriate training.

- Enabling quick and easy access to applicable forms, directives, and instructions.

- In conjunction with the Personnel Officer, maintaining unit training records regarding professional development activities.

- Preparing documentation in support of training awards for the Commander’s review.

- Submitting applications for professional development awards after adult members have completed all requirements. Tracking submissions to ensure they are processed in a timely fashion and presented to recipients.

- Mentoring cadets with an interest in learning about CAP’s professional development program.

- Familiarizing themselves with the organization, missions, publications, and policies of the Civil Air Patrol.

- Regularly attending weekly squadron meetings, held on Monday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.


- Strong organizational and people skills.

- Ability to enter data into and generate reports from an online database system.

- 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 personnel, professional development, and leadership training and opportunities.

- Formal recognition of training, qualification, and experience through CAP's Professional Development Officer Specialty Track.

- Training and mentoring available from higher headquarters' Professional Development Officers.

- 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 Major Jacob Gerstein at DC051-Recruiting@natcapwg.cap.gov with the subject line "DW: Professional Development".

General requirements


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-15 hours per month
  • Willingness to become a member of the Civil Air Patrol and comply with all regulations & procedures.
  • Category
    Children & Youth
    Education & Literacy
    Emergency & Safety
    Skills Area
    Human Resources Training & Development
    People Skills
    Performance Management
    Professional Development