Tuskegee Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (U. S. Air Force Auxiliary)
Leadership Mentor for Youth
Company: Tuskegee Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol (U. S. Air Force Auxiliary)
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Location: 200 McChord Street (Hanger 1), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), Washington, DC, 20032
Project Details
Tuskegee Squadron Cadets

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 leadership and youth mentorship to oversee the Squadron's military-style training program for young people aged 12-20.

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

Duration: Ongoing

Time Commitment: 15-15 hours per month



  • Training young men and women to be leaders and engaged citizens through Tuskegee Squadron's Cadet Program.
  • Instructing CAP members in leadership, military customs and courtesies, and proper uniform wear (CAP cadets and eligible adult members wear Air Force uniform with CAP distinctive insignia).
  • Assisting in planning of weekly squadron meetings, regular training activities, and relevant special events.
  • 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.
  • Qualifications:

  • Background in the U.S. Military, ROTC/JROTC, or Civil Air Patrol--Current and prior military are especially encourage to participate.
  • Strong interest in youth mentorship and training.
  • Willingness to learn--and become an expert in--the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program.
  • Superb organizational and people skills.
  • 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.
  • A wide variety of Emergency Services and other training opportunities are available if desired, though participation is not required.

    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 only Civil Air Patrol squadron located in the District of Columbia. 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

    To apply, please email a letter of interest to Major Jacob Gerstein at DC051-Recruiting@natcapwg.cap.gov with the subject line "DW: CP".

    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
    Project Management
    People Skills
    Youth Services