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See below for updated information on the upcoming Washington Wing Cadet Competition
Positions Available:

Deputy for Operations. This individual is responsible for the operation of the competitive events, ensuring they are conducted in compliance with the curricular standards. 

Marshal(s). Each competitive event is managed by a marshal, a senior member who explains the event rules to the judges, briefs the teams on the conditions of the various events, calls the teams to the field, and generally keeps a given event on schedule. The deputy for operations may appoint several marshals. 5. NCC Staff Organization 8 CAPP 52-4 February 2015 

Event Judges. The activity director appoints senior members and other adults possessing special expertise to serve as event judges. No one who is affiliated with a squadron or wing that is competing at NCC may serve as a judge. 

Deputy Director for Support. The chief administrative officer of the NCC program, this individual directs the registrar, finance, logistics, public affairs, and scorekeeping functions through a team of staff officers. 

Cadet Adjutant. Appointed by the activity director through a competitive selection process, this cadet officer leads and coordinates a team of approximately ten operations assistants in their work. 

Cadet Operations Assistant(s). A team of approximately ten cadet operations assistants sets-up drill fields, prepares competition equipment, serves as runners, pre-stages teams, wrangles spectators, and provides other support as needed. 

Co-Scorekeepers. Two senior members serve as co-scorekeepers, maintaining all completed scorecards and tabulating rank orders from raw scores. 

Safety. Reporting directly to the activity director, the safety officer leads NCC’s administrative, planning, monitoring, education, and reporting functions as they relate to the CAP safety program. CAPP 52-24, Cadet Encampment Guide, part 3, provides practical guidance on ensuring the safety of participants and attendees at high-tempo cadet activities. A health services officer may assist with the safety program. 

Chaplain. A chaplain, possibly assisted by one or more associate chaplains, provides a ministry of presence and serves as a resource supporting the moral and spiritual welfare of all NCC participants, staff, and attendees. Everyone is free to seek the chaplain’s support at any time.
Greetings,

The time has come again for Cadet Competition! I have volunteered to serve as activity director  for the 2018 Washington Wing Cadet Competition. In order to ensure that we represent the Pacific Region with our best teams at the National Cadet Competition, which is scheduled for the 4th of July Weekend at Maxwell AFB, AL, we will be holding a Washington Wing Cadet Competition from 23-25MAR18. Location and Cost TBA.

Currently, I am looking for which Squadrons are interested in participating in Cadet Competition (up to a maximum of 5). Each squadron may field one team, which must consist of a minimum of the following:

6 x Cadets (must have completed Achievement 1)
2 x Senior members or Cadet Sponsor Members (must have completed CPPT).

I am also looking for Senior Member and Cadet Volunteers who are interested in serving on staff at Cadet Competition. These senior members and cadets will be assigned responsibilities in line with the positions detailed on the activity website.

If you are interested in serving on staff at Cadet Competition, or if you represent your Squadron and your Squadron would like to field a team to Cadet Competition, please let me know NLT 15FEB18. As with all Cadet-centric activities, this is interest-based. Wing will need at least 3 x teams to participate in order for the activity to be successful. There will be a maximum of 5 x teams allowed to compete in this event.

Looking forward to a great Cadet Competition!

POC: Maj Gedaliah Scharold - gedaliah.scharold@wawg.cap.gov
For those of you unfamiliar with Cadet Competition, below is an excerpt from CAPP 52-4, the National Cadet Competition Curriculum Guide (additional details on Cadet Competition can be found within the CAPP):

a.. Mission. The CAP National Cadet Competition program showcases the full range of challenges in cadet life experienced at the squadron level, and new areas of learning that are important to America. 

b. Vision. Squadrons and individual cadets motivated to excel in all facets of the CAP Cadet Program.

c. Program Goals. To achieve its mission and vision, the NCC program pursues the following goals:


(1) Promote excellence in squadron-level cadet programs. NCC’s contribution in this goal area is measured in two ways. First, total cadet participation, system-wide, is measured year-to-year, using the 2010 data set as the initial baseline. Second, the average annualized cadet promotion rate for participating squadrons will be compared with the non-participating squadrons’ average. 

(2) Promote individual excellence and learning in leadership, aerospace, fitness, and character. This is measured through end-of-activity self and peer assessments, with a goal of achieving an average score of 4.0 or better out of 5.0. 

(3) Showcase today’s cadets as tomorrow’s aerospace leaders. This public relations goal is measured quantitatively through media mentions and impressions, year-to-year, and qualitatively through partnerships maintained or strengthened with aerospace industry, senior military officials, educational leaders, and other natural stakeholders. 

(4) Achieve ever-increasing programmatic efficiency and return on investment. This goal is measured in terms of the budget performance for appropriated and corporate funds expended at the national level, and through feedback from teams and the NCC staff’s after action reports

If you are interested in serving on staff at Cadet Competition, or if you represent your Squadron and your squadron would like to field a team to Cadet Competition, please let me know NLT 01MAR18. As with all Cadet-centric activities, this is interest-based. Wing will need at least 3 x teams to participate in order for the activity to be successful. There will be a maximum of 5 x teams allowed to compete in this event.