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Los Alamitos Squadron - Sep 1996

Los Alamitos Squadron - Sep 1996

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Civil Air Patrol - California Wing
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clroa18a
CivilAirPatrol
a
Squadron153
[l
CharterNo.04345
olume
J,
Issue4
News
&
ViewsheViewfromtheTop
HEVIEWFROM
THEINKWE"LL
sioncanbeadvancedbyproviding
their
assistancewithoutthebaggage
of
selfishpersonalgain.Ev-erysenior,
without
excep-tionandin-spite
of
theirvastdifferences,hasunited
in
placingthe
welfare
ofcadetsastheirsingleh
igh-
estpriority.Thecadetswhohavebeenapartofthecontinuumofcadet
sta
ffshaveeachstrivento
test
theirlimitationsandtogofartherthanthepersonnelwhocamebeforethem.Theyhaveprovidedtheneededoxygenforthe
burn,
MajorDonBragg-
Squadron
Commander
LEADERVS.BOSS
C/MAJ
StevenM.SkullrCADETCMDR
Oneofthe
great
manythingsyouwilllearnbygoingtovariousleader-shipschoolsandparticipat-ing
in
differentleadershippositionsisthedifferencebetween
a
leaderandaboss.Therearemanyimportantdistinctionsthatmustbemadebetweenthetwostyles.Squadron
153
hasbeenoperatingongrowthhormonesforthepastsevenyears.Therewasatimewhenclosingthesquadron
wasa
realisticoption.Eachyear,
the
membershipgrowsandhestrengthoftheSquadronincreases.Cadetsarechallengedbyeverin-creasinganden
larging
opportunities.Atthepre-senttime,thecadetpro-gram,toalargedegree,
is
selfmotivatedandselfpropelled.Aswith
all
propel-lantfuels,there
is
aneedforsomeformofignition.Thesourceofigll
ition
whichhasfiredtheSquadronhascamefromwithintheSquadronitself.
It
startedwiththecoreofseniormemberswhohavestruggledwithadversityforeighttotenyears.Thatpilotlighthascontinuedtoburnwiththenewermembersseeinghowmuchfurtherthemis-
A
LITTLEOVERAYEARAGO
I
AGREEDTOTAKEMYYOUNGAVIA-TIONOBSESSEDSONTO
YET
AN-OTHERAIRSHOW.WHAT
I
DISCOV-EREDTHEREWASMUCHMORETHANACOLLECTIONOFVENERABLEWAR-BIRDS.
I
DISCOV·EREDANIMPRES-SIVEGROUPOFYOUNGPEOPLEWITHAVISIONFORTHEIRLIVES.
I
DIS·COVERED
A
GROUPOFSELF-LESSANDDEDI-CATEDPARENTSANDCONCERNEDADULTSWHOGIVECOUNTLESSVOL'UNTEERHOURSTOHELPTHECADETSGROWINRE-SPECT,APPRECIA'TIONANDLOVEFORTHEMSELVES,THEIRCOUNTRY,ANDITS
I
NSTITU·TIONS.
Themainandmostimportantdistinctionistherespectthatismutu-allygivenbetweenasubor-dinateandsuperior.Theidealsuperiorismorelead-ershiporiented.What
I
meanbyleadershiporientedisthat
the
superiorisgivenrespectandfollowedbythe
subordinate,
notonlybe-causethey
haveto,
butbe..causethey
want
(0.
A
superiorwiththisstylewill
find
that
the
motivationandwillingnessofhisorhersubordinateisstrong
when-
e
er
a
taskmustbecom-pleted.Aleaderleads
Trained
to
Lead!
Thesquadronha.againbeenawardedthetitleofGroup
7
CadetSquadronof
the
Year.Thisisnotjust
an-
otherrepeat
of
thepreviousyearandanotherplaqueforthewalt.Thisisreallyamilestoneinthefurtheradvancementofthesquadron.
A
leadercannotstandstillandbepassed.Aleadermustremain
{Continuedonpage2)(Cantil/lied
all
page2)
InThisIssue:
TheViewfromtheInkWell-TheNavigatorgets
a
NewLook!TheViewfromtheTop-TheCommanderReportsNews
&
Views-CadetsandSeniorsSoundOffTalesofEncampment-ThisIssue'sBIGSTORY!
11
1
4
(COlli
ill
lied
011
page7)
 
News
&
Views(cont'd)
(Continued/rOll1page
J)
throughexample,ratherthantheoldsaying,
"DoasIsay,notasIdo."
Thosewordsareprobablymostcommonlyheardbyasuperiorwhochoosesthe
"boss"
style.Somethingabossneverrealizesisthatheorshewouldnot
be
incharge,ifnotforthesubordinates.Respectisnotsomethingthatcanbedemanded.
It
isearnedthroughsettinganexample,conveyingyourknowledge,anddemonstratingyourconfi-denceinyourjob.Ifyoursubordinatefindsthatyourex-pectationsofthemaregreaterthanyourdemandsofyourself,animositybeginstobuildup.Thesubordinatebecomesun-willingtocompleteataskorworse,completesthetaskpoorly,eveniftheyhavetherequisiteknowledgeandskill.Suchperformancedegradationisadirectresultofthenegativemotivationstemmingfromthepreviouslymentionedanimos-ity.Thisoutcomecaneasilybeavoidedthroughleadingbyex-ample.Byattendingmanyoftheleadershipcoursesspon-soredbyWingandNational,youwilllearnmoreaboutthesetwo,andmanyotherstylesofleadership.Onceyougetthetoolstoworkwith,takeeveryopportunitytousethemandsharpenyourskills.Youhavenothingtolose.Remem-ber,learnfromyourmistakesandmoveon.Itisanevenbiggermistaketoquitbecauseyoumayfeelyouareafailure.
Itisabsolutelyimpossibletofail
if
youlearnsomething!
Adaptandovercome!Learnsomething!accomplishedinthesquadronisaerospaceeducation.WhetheritistheofficersorNCO'sinstructingthecadets,theflightsergeantsdrillingtheirflights,cadetstakingphysicalorwrittentests.orpromotionreviewboards,aerospaceeducationisoccur-ringinoneformoranother.Evenourseniormembersarebeingbeingre-educatedfor-mallyandinformally.Theaerospaceeduca-tionprogramisaprocessinwhichyoulearnaboutlifeandthemilitary.Itisabeginningtoreachanend.
It
iswhatthemilitaryandcivilianlifeareallabout.Theed-ucationalprocessisallaroundus.
It
willmoldyouinto----,..-...---abettercitizen.Thisprocesswillinstillasenseofprideandaccomplishment
in
you.Ihavefoundthatcadetsquadron153isontherighttrackandreadytoleadwhennecessary.Ilookfor-wardtohelpingthesquadron
"Theaerospaceeducationpro-gram
is
aprocessinwhichyoulearnaboutlifeandthemilitary.It
is
abeginning
to
reachanend"
(Continued
0"
page
3)
WHATISAEROS'PACEEDUCATION
SIM
RichardMata,AerospaceEducationOfficer
WhenIjoinedCadetSquadron153,IwasaskedtobecometheSeniorStaffAerospaceEducationOfficereventhoughIhadnoclueastowhataerospaceeducation
was
orhowIwastoimple-mentitinthesquadron.SincethatfirstWednesdaymeetinginApril,Ihavecometotheconclusionthateverythingthatisdoneor
TheViewfromtheTop,(cont'd)
(Continuedfrompage
J)
aheadoftheadvancementoftherest.Squadron153hascontinuedtobecomebettereachyearbecauseoftheteameffortofitsmembers.Fivestaffmembersreceivedindi-vidualrecognitionas"BestoftheYear."IapplaudeachofthemfortheireffortsandhaveprideintherelatedSquadronrecognition.
Odds
&
Ends
ONTHEWAYOUT
SeniorMemberRonMartinhasannouncedhisintentionofleaving
both
Squadron153andCAP
be-
causeofpersonalcommit-ments.SIMMartinhasservedasbotheditorandthe
2
(Continued
0"
page3)
 
.;....._..<./"-:
.
....'.Naviptor..
News
&
Views(cont'd)
(Continuedfrompage2)
anywayIcan.
INDEPENDENCEDAYATLOSALAMITOS
CIAJoelFisher
Ireallyenjoyedthe
4th
atthebase.Itwasmyfirsttimehelping
CAP
onInde-pendenceDay,sincejoiningtheprogram.My
du-
"I
reallyenjoyed
tiesincludedtraffic
the
Ih
atthe-base;
:~~~~~W~~hirect_
It
wasmYJir~t;'.
ingcarsontoand
time...llelping..
gAli··
:te;~~:n~~~~
onIndependellc.i!f
nerafterthefire-
Day,sincejoi"ing\'
workswereover.
I
theprogra:m:::~t
..
hopethatnextyear
:'<";'~:<"",;
willrunjustassmoothly.
YOUSLEPTTHROUGHTHEBIGONE
Theearthshook,buildingsfell,gaslinesrup-tured,bridgescollapsed,trainsderailed,landslidandshifted,toxicchemicalsspilled;andallofthishap-penedinonlyafewminutes.Thecauseofthissimulated-disasterwasa7.0quakecen-teredbetweenLytleCreekandRialto,27June,at0400.Howbadwasyourpersonaldamage?Asbadasthiseventwas,fortunately,itwasonlyonpaper.TheStateofCali-forniaOfficeofEmergencyService(OES)wasexperienc-ingarealistic,evaluateddis-asterexercise.TheOESSouthernCaliforniaactivatedtheRegionalEmergencyOp-erationsCenter
(REOC)
lo-catedatLosAlamitosArmedForcesReserveCenter.TheREOCwasfullystaffed,andthe"disastersite"waslocatedinaseparatebuilding.Squadron153wasaskedtorespondtotheREOCtoprovideassistancewithmanysupportactivities.ThiswasthefifthtimethatSquadron153hasreportedforduty,butthefirsttimethattheinvitationwasreceivedforanexercise.Theothereventshaveincludedcivildistur-bance,fire,
flood,
andevenarealquake.Personnelre-spondingwere:MajorDonBragg,Squadron153Com-mander;
SIM
WayneGould,C/ILT.RobertQuaife,C/TSGT.MarkWong,
CIA
JamesHamner,
CIA
IanLewis,CIBBrendanGarrett,andCIBNathanGarrett.AlsorespondingwasMajorJamesCrum,Group
7
Commander.
Odds'n'Ends(confd)
(Continuedfrompage2)
publisherofthe
Navigator
sincethetimethathedevel-opedtheconceptandpro-ducedthefirstissue.Hewillsincerely
be
missedasamostexcellentambassadorofSquadroninformation.Knowingthatthenewsletterwillnow
be
producedinSquadronHeadquartersbycadets,providinganaddi-tionalopportunityfortrain-ing,
SIM
Martinhasgivenonelastgift.Hehasgra-ciouslyandgenerouslydo-natedtotheSquadrona486computerforthededicatedjointpurposesofproducingboththenewsletterandtheInternetwebsite.Bothpro-gramshad
been
indefinitely
SQUADRONMEETSSQUADRON
Whatdoyoudowhenyourplansevaporateatthelastminute?
It
becomesadefinitetimetoadapt,motivate,andovercome.Sowentthe
day
whenSquadron153wasin-vitedtospendtimewiththe
ss"
AerialPortSquadron,US-AFR,basedatMarchField,inRiverside.TheReserveunitwasgoingtoholdatwodayrodeo,andSquadron153waslookingforwardtoobservingthereservistsatwork.Thescheduledeventswerede-signedtosimulatethevari-ousaspectsoftheunit'smis-sion,therapidandsafeload-ingandunloadingofcargo
(Continuedonpage4)
postponeddue
to
theJackoffunding.Thankyouisnotenoughtobesaidtohonorhismotivation,dedicationeffort,andgenerosity.Duetotheshortageofseniorpersonnel,Mr.LarryStewart,fatherofCIBLaurenceStewart,hasagreedtooverseeandadvisebothprograms.
(Continuedonpage6)
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