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Florida Wing - Sep 2004

Florida Wing - Sep 2004

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01/31/2013

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iswithhonorthatIgreetyouasyournewFloridaWingCommander.TheFloridaWingisagreatorganizationbuiltuponthetenetsofteamworkandvolunteerism.TheresponseduringHurricaneCharlieandHurricaneFrancesisbutasmallexampleofthepayoffthatextensivetraining,carefulplanninganddiligentcoordinationprovides.Coordinationbe-tweenourneighboringwingsthroughtheNationalOperationsCenter(NOC)provedtobequiteanasset
to
usduringthistryingtime.CrewsfromAlabama,Mississippi,Tennessee,NorthCarolina,Georgia,Pennsylvania,Virginia,Arkan-sasandOhiojoinedintheresponseeffort,providinguswithmuchneededbackupinareassuchasSatelliteDigitalImagingSystem(SDIS)flights,missioncommuni-cations,groundRECONteamassistance,aswellashardwareresourcesharing.Theabilitytospeakthesamelanguageandrefertothesame"playbook"allowedourteamstointeracteffectively.ThisabilityisdirectlyattributabletoparticipationinSER'smulti-wingdisasterreliefexer-cises.ThemanyFloridamembersthatmadethemselvesavailablefortaskingaretobecommended.This,ofcourse,in-cludesmemberswhowereavailablebutforwhateverreasonwerenottasked.Yourpartofthehurricanereliefeffortsasbackuppersonnelisoftheutmostimpor-tance.
It
isyouravailabilitythathelpedshoreupourfirstresponders'confidenceandeffectiveness.
In
additiontoourfrontlinevolunteers,thereisawholecadreofmissionsupportpersonnelwhocontinuetoprovidesupport"intheback-ground"bysecuringlogisticalresourcesorprocessingfinancialreimbursements.
Our
missionmanagementpersonneloper-atedinanexemplarymanor.Theamountofcoordinationneededtosecurefundingandensureadequateplanningforoverallmissiontaskingisoftenoverlooked.Theamountoftimeandenergyspentbythesevolunteersisreallyquiteextraordinary.Theabilitytorespondisacredit
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formerwingcommanderColonelSharkey.Underhisleadershipourwingputtogetherseveralofthewing'skeyactivities.
In
additiontoourdisasterreliefexercisessuchastheStateHurricaneEx-ercise,thewingputtogetherkeyactivities
COLJOSEPHJ.MARTINFloridaWingCommander
includingthe
Annual
WingConference,TigerDay,theWingSAR/EVAL,CadetCompetition,SpecialActivitiesSelectionBoard,Sun'nFunFly-In,AOPAExpoinFortLauderdale,VariousProfessionalDevelopmentWeekends(PDW),CadetEncampments,CareerShadowing,Na-tionalCheckPilotOrientationCourse,FloridaLeadershipAcademy,etcetera.
In
additiontoourwingkeyactivities,eachoneofourgroupssteppedforwardwithgroupkeyactivitiessuchasaircrewtrain-ing,SquadronLeadershipSchools(SLS),CorporateLearningCourses(CLC),Level1'sandmuchmore.Also,letusnotfor-getthelocalsquadronkeyactivityeventswhichweremanyandvaried.Fromthispointwemustlookforwardtothefuture.Theworkbehindallofourkeyactivitieswillbethefoun-dationforintegratingoureffortsintooneclearandconcisepicture.Uptonow,eachofourkeyactivitiesweredevelopedandrunbyacomprehensiveteamofvol-unteerscoveringallthedisciplines(finance,administration,logistics,opera-tions,andetcetera).Ourgoaloverthenextyearwillbetobetterutilizeeachofourpermanentstaffpositionsfortheirintendedpurpose.
In
doingso,wehopetomaximizetalent,effortsandlogistics.
An
importantpartoftyingthispicturetogetherincludesrealizationofourwingvision.Simplyputourvisionis:
"ToserveFloridabyperformingHome-landSecurityandhumanitarianmissionsforourstate;developingourstate'syouth;andeducatingourcitizensontheimportanceofairandspacepower."
Toachieveourvision,itwillbenecessaryforyoutostudyyourindividualrole,identifyourdeliverablesandstrivetoimproveourprocesseseachandeveryday.Thewing'smission:
"ToperformmissionsforthestateofFloridawithprideandprofessionalism"
furtherout-linesthechallengesthatfaceus.Al-thoughgenericinnature,theterm
"Toperformmissions"
isallencompassing.Thewingcorevalues:
"Integrity,Citizenship,Excellence,Innovation,andCompetence"
aretheindividualguidetoouractionsasweforgeahead.Ifweap-proachourindividualtaskingwithinteg-rity,citizenship,andexcellencethenthesmallleaprequiredtoplaceourselvesonthe
"cuttingedge"
isinnovation.Innova-tionisthebestwaytofacilitatenewproc-essesandcontinuouslmprovement.valargepartofinnovation,however,is'change.Wemustalwaysbecognizantofourownresistancetochange.Carefullyplannedchangecanbeapowerfultoolfortheorganizationanditsmovetowardsenhancedcompetence.Atthesametime,changeforthesakeofchangeshouldandwillbeavoided.Lastly,theultimategoalistoattaincompetencebothindividuallyandasanorganization.Theharderyoutrain,themoreyoupractice,themoreyoulearn,thecloserwewillbetobeingmorecompetentinfulfillingourmissionandthereforerealizingourvision.
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NationalConferencewhichcon-venedinTampa,Floridafrom18to22August,formerNationalViceCommander,BrigGenDwightH.Whelesswaselectedbyamajorityvoteofthe67membersoftheNationalExecu-tiveCommitteetoserveasNa-tionalCommanderoftheUnitedStatesAirForceAuxiliary/CivilAirPatrolforathreeyearterm.Simultaneously,thecommanderwaspromotedtotherankofMa-jorGeneral.GeneralWhelessjoinedCAPin1981whentheCoastalSeniorSquadronreactivatedinMateo,NorthCarolina.AsNationalViceMAJGENDWIGHTWHELESSNationalCommanderCommanderheservedasamemberofCAP'sBoardofGovernors,Na-tionalExecutiveCommittee,andNationalBoard,theorganization'sgov-erningandadvisorybodies.Inaddition,hehasheldpositionsasNationalLegalOfficer,NorthCarolinaWingCommander,ChairmanoftheNa-tionalAppealBoard,ChairmanandmemberoftheMemberAppealRe-viewBoard,andmemberoftheConstitutionandBylawsCommittee,andhasservedonnumerouspanelsandstudygroups.ForhisserviceMajGenWhelesshasbeenawardedmultipleDis-tinguishedServicemedals,ExceptionalServiceawards,MeritoriousSer-viceawardsandCommander'sCommendations.WithinmomentsofGenWheless'election,theViceCommanderwaselectedwhichcreatedacommandgapintheSoutheastRegion.TIl'JlstheresponsibilityofcommandfeUimmediatelyonMajGenWheless'shouldersasheconductedcandidateinterviews,discussedthecandidate'SservicewiththosetheycommandedandconcludedwhothenewSoutheastRegionCommanderwouldbe.ThatdecisionthencausedacommandgapinFloridaWingand,again,GenWhelessinitiatedin-depthdeliberationsastowhowouldbeappointedtoserveasthenewFloridaWingCom-mander.Thatveryevening,attheGeneralBanquet,beforenearly1000conferenceattendees,NationalCommanderMajGenDwightWhelessan-nouncedhisappointmentsforthetwocommands.
(fLORIDAFACTSIspublishedquarterlyformembersandfriendsofFloridaWlng-CMIAirPatrol.
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eilhel'theCivilAII'PatrolortheFloridaWing,Allleitersand/orarttalessnbmittedaretheopinions
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