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2011 Illinois Wing Spring Encampment Basic Cadet Operating Instruction
Naval Station Great Lakes North Chicago, IL 8-10 & 15-17 April 2011
Illinois Wing Spring Encampment Headquarters Host Unit: Illinois Group 22 Headquarters Civil Air Patrol United States Air Force Auxiliary
Chapter 11 Encampment Senior Staff Roster
Key Cadet Related Positions
Encampment Commander: Deputy Commander: Maj. Bob Williams Maj. Brian Pokuta Maj. Jeremy Hendricks Maj. Bob Dempsey Capt.. Damon Card 1st Lt. Gazel Mehok 1st Lt. Tim Buckley Maj. Kirk Thirtyacre 1st Lt. Barbara Cardwell Maj. Dave Picek Capt. Jim Griggs 1st Lt. Brad Smith
ENCAMPMENT OPERATING INSTRUCTION (OI) Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 N/A 11 Subject General Safety Encampment Programs Organization Uniform & Appearance Daily Knowledge Req. Charge of Quarters (CQ) Galley Customs and Courtesies General Knowledge Chain of Command Senior and Cadet Rosters Page 2 4 6 7 8 10 12 13 15 17 21 22
Commandant of Cadets: Deputy Commandant of Cadets: TAC Commander: Health Services Officer: Safety Officer: Logistics / Asst Safety: Administrative Officer: Communications: Public Affairs: SET Team Leader:
Encampment Cadet Executive Staff Roster Cadet Commander: Deputy Commander: Executive Officer: First Sergeant: C/Lt Col. Adam Wallace C/Capt. Joshua Correa C/Capt. Khaled Basrawi C/CMSgt Justin Levesque
Chapter 1 GENERAL
Illinois Wing Spring Encampment Cadet Chain of Command
Col. Gordon Larson Maj. Bob Williams Maj. Jeremy Hendricks C/Lt Col. Adam Wallace
Illinois Wing Commander
All cadets will be familiar with this OI upon arrival at the encampment. All cadets will carry this OI with them at all times while in uniform. Not carrying this OI or your CAP ID will result in inability to participate in activities. Additional regulations or amendments may be made to this OI during the course of the encampment. Cadets will be in the proper uniform at all times. Cadets are expected to maintain a high standard of appearance. Uniforms will be clean and neat at all times. All uniforms will be worn in accordance with CAPM 39-1. Cadets are expected to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene. Cadets will take at least one shower each day. Deodorant will be used. Underwear and socks will be changed daily. Cadets will be clean shaven (mustache exempted within regulations). Cadets will not gamble, use any tobacco products, use any drugs or consume alcohol at any time. The use of any medication must be cleared with the Health Services Officer before the encampment begins.
Encampment Commander Commandant of Cadets Cadet Commander
3 1.8 Lights out will be strictly enforced. ALL PERSONNEL WILL GO TO BED WHEN SO DIRECTED. 1.9 All latrine facilities and bunk area facilities will be utilized. None will be used for “inspection only”. 1.10 Broken or dangerous equipment will be reported to the TAC officer ASAP. 1.11 Cadets will maintain and police the grounds around the encampment area. 1.12 All uniform items not being worn will be in inspection order. All buttons and zippers will be fastened. 1.13 Nothing will be thrown or passed out of any building window at any time. 1.14 Staff will not task cadets during personal time unless authorized by the C/CC and COC. 1.15 You are responsible for the following: 1. All of your personal gear. 2. All of the flight gear. 3. Flight area. 4. The morale and behavior of your unit. 5. Remember when in doubt, SAFETY FIRST. 1.16 No basic cadets will stand in the center of the compartment unless instructed to do so. This area is reserved for staff.
20 10.10 PROPER REPORTING PROCEDURE Knock on the door once firmly. Enter when so instructed. 2. Take the most direct route to the officer. 3. Halt two paces from the officer or their desk. 4. Salute and report: “Sir/Ma'am, Cadet (your gradeAirman Basic, Airman, Airman First Class, etc., and your name) reporting as ordered” Ex: “Ma’am, Cadet Airman First Class Jones reporting as ordered.” 5. Drop your salute after it has been returned by the person to whom you are reporting. Sit at attention if asked to sit; relax only if told to do so. 6. Converse professionally using the proper courtesies. 7. When you are dismissed by the officer, stand up (if seated); assume the position of attention, and salute. Hold the salute until it is returned by the officer. 8. Execute the appropriate facing movement so you can take the most direct route out of the office. 9. March to the exit. 10. If the door to the office was closed when you arrived, quietly close the door behind you. 1.
19 10.5 GRADE: Major step in the promotional scheme. Looked at another way, grade is what you wear on your collar. (Ex, Airman, Staff Sergeant, Captain, Major) 10.6 RANK: Position or seniority within the program. Seniority: You outrank someone when you have had the same grade longer than they have. Position: A Flight Commander outranks a Flight Sergeant. 10.7 WHEN THE US FLAG IS SALUTED: 1. Passing an uncased US Flag: Approximately six paces before reaching the flag and hold the salute until the flag is six paces past. 2. Cased, folded, flown at half staff or small flags are not saluted. 3. Flags flown from stationary flagstaffs on bases are saluted only at reveille and retreat or on special occasions. 10.8 DEFINITION OF LEADERSHIP “The art of influencing and directing people in a way that will win their obedience, confidence, respect and loyal cooperation in achieving a common objective.” 10.9 STATEMENTS MADE TO AN OFFICER Cadets will address all officers from the position of attention. When asked a direct question, your answer will be clear and concise. Do not repeat the question when asked. The answer will end with “Sir/Ma’am”
Chapter 2 SAFETY
2.1 It is the responsibility of every cadet and senior member at encampment to promote and observe all safety precautions. 2.2 Safety problems must be reported immediately to the TAC officer or nearest senior member. Cadets will follow up with a report to their flight sergeant. 2.3 Building/Ship - the following is a list of general safety rules for use while in any ship or building. Local rules will be posted. 1. Running is not permitted inside buildings. 2. All personnel will be aware of the emergency procedures in their area at all times, i.e. evacuation routes, fire telephone number, extinguisher location and type, etc. 3. All fires (or possible fires) will be reported to the fire department and then to your immediate superior. 4. While sleeping, you will have your gym shoes (unlaced) placed next to your bunk. This allows you to quickly put on your shoes in case there is an evacuation. 2.4 Road Guards. 1. Road Guards will wear a reflective vest while marching. 2. In hours of darkness, element leaders and road guards will carry a flashlight and will have it turned on while traveling on any street.
5 3. The flight staff will assign three road guards. Only one road guard is necessary for each direction of traffic. 4. Each road guard will stand at parade rest and hold his/her right arm forward with fingers together and palm facing out. If dark, the flashlight will be held in the right hand, and will be tilted right to left while standing in the roadway. 5. Road guards will march quickly to and from their positions. 2.5 Medical. All medical or health emergencies within the normal duty day will be reported immediately to the TAC Officer of the flight. The TAC Officer will handle medical problems until relieved of the situation by the Health Services Officer or one of their subordinates. Health and medial problems occurring during the off duty hours or during the night will be reported immediately to the Senior Charge of Quarters (CQ) who will in turn handle the problem until relieved by the Health Services Officer. Flight Commanders will make a follow up report to the Cadet Commander and Commandant of Cadets of any medical or health emergencies at their earliest convenience. 2.6 Fire. The Flight Staff will familiarize themselves and their flight members with fire drill procedures in all venues that the unit occupies.
18 3. CAP is composed of 8 regions and 52 wings. Each wing represents each state, plus the District of Colombia and Puerto Rico. 4. CAP is comprised of three missions: Aerospace Education, Emergency Services, and the Cadet Program. 5. FOUR PHASES TO THE CADET PROGRAM: a) Phase I, Learning b) Phase II, Leadership c) Phase III, Command d) Phase IV, Executive 5 MAJOR AWARDS OF THE CADET PROGRAM a.) Wright Bros Award (Phase I ) b.) Gen Billy Mitchell Award (Phase II) c.) Amelia Earhart Award (Phase III) d.) Gen Ira C. Eaker Award (Phase IV) e.) Gen Carl A. Spaatz Award (C/Col)
7. CAP MOTTO: Semper Vigilans - Always Vigilant (Pronounced: “Sem-Purr Vih-gih-laanz”) 10.4 WHOM DO YOU SALUTE? 1. All Senior and Cadet Officers of Civil Air Patrol. 2. All Officers, All branches of services, US Military. 3. All Officers, Foreign Military Services 4. The President of the United States 5. Recipients of the Medal of Honor
17 Chapter 10 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 10.1 General. Cadets must memorize the following items word for word. This added task (along with academics and leadership training) gives the cadet experience at thinking under pressure. It is hoped that the cadet will find all of the material of some use to him/her after encampment, and all items included should be familiar to all cadets. 10.2 THE CADET OATH I pledge that I will serve faithfully in the Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program, and that I will attend meetings regularly, participate actively in unit activities, obey my officers, wear my uniform properly, and advance my education and training rapidly to prepare myself to be of service to my community, state and nation. 10.3 CIVIL AIR PATROL FACTS 1. CAP was formed on 1 Dec 1941, with Major General John F. Curry as the first National Commander. 2. During WWII, CAP coastal patrols spotted 173 German submarines. 57 depth charges and 83 bombs were dropped, sinking 2 submarines.
Chapter 3 ENCAMPMENT PROGRAMS Inspection: 3.1 The quarters of each cadet will be inspected regularly by the Standards & Evaluation Team (SET). 3.2 Flight Commanders have the specifics for the inspection and will help each cadet understand the program. 3.3 You will be bunked with another person. Use their help in inspection readiness and making bunks every morning to gain speed.
Chapter 4 7 ORGANIZATION 4.1 Structure. The encampment will be organized into two basic cadet squadrons. Squadron 1 will contain Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Flights while Squadron 2 will contain Delta, Echo and Foxtrot Flights. 4.2 Staff. The cadet staff positions will be as follows: Commander, Deputy Commander, Executive Officer, First Sergeant, Flight Commanders, and Flight Sergeants. Element Leaders and Guidon Bearers are not staff positions. 4.3 TAC Officer (TAC). The TAC Officer is a CAP senior member assigned to observe and evaluate the flights. The health, welfare, well-being, and safety of the flight are the responsibility of the TAC Officer. The TAC Officer may take immediate command of the flight when there are issues directly related to the health and safety of the unit. All requests to see the Medical Officer will go through the TAC Officer. 4.4 Chain of Command. A cadet desiring to report to a higher level of command will do so through all intermediate echelons of command. If a cadet desires to talk to the TAC Officer, they may do so by making a request to their flight sergeant. A request to see a TAC Officer will never be denied and will be granted immediately. A request to speak to a staff member at a higher level of command must first go through the Flight Sergeant. This request will be arranged by the C/CC and/or COC at his earliest convenience.
16 9.8 Flight staff will attend all class and tour functions that their flight attends as part of the training encampment. Exceptions may include medical emergencies and duty performance. 9.9 The uniform of the day will be BDU's unless otherwise noted prior to the beginning of the duty day. Cadets will not wear flight suits.
Chapter 9 CUSTOMS AND COURTESIES, CONDUCT
8 4.5 Flight TAC Officers will make their presence known in the flight areas at reveille and lights out to monitor and assist where needed. 4.6 In-flight Positions. You may serve in a responsible role in some capacity during the encampment. Element leader, guide and guidon bearer are positions available for assignment. Your flight staff will brief you on the rules, restrictions, duration and details for each job, and make selections. Chapter 5 UNIFORM & APPEARANCE 5.1 Grooming Standards. All members of CAP must be well groomed and assure that their personal appearance at all times reflects proper credit upon themselves and CAP. Haircuts and hairstyles, along with other grooming standards, will be in accordance with CAPM 39-1, Civil Air Patrol Uniform Manual. Compliance and familiarity with this manual is mandatory. 5.2 General Appearance. You will be in proper uniform at all times. You are expected to maintain a high standard of appearance. Uniforms will be neat and clean at all times. All buttons with the exception of the neck button will be buttoned. No items will be carried in shirt pockets unless instructed to do so by your flight staff. Uniforms will be worn in accordance with CAPM 39-1, Civil Air Patrol Uniform Manual.
9.1 You will briskly and silently remove your headgear with your right hand immediately upon entry into a compartment, classroom, or under a canopy or cover. Headgear is worn at all times, as per naval procedures, in ladder wells and hallways. 9.2 You will salute all officers, senior or cadet, as defined in CAP regulations, regardless of the staff posting. 9.3 Religious services will be performed in the compartments each Saturday evening, details will be posted. 9.4 You will double time when proceeding to or from formation, except when returning from a meal formation or when carrying bulky articles. 9.5 You will stand at attention when addressing or being addressed by a staff member unless the staff member directs otherwise. 9.6 When asked a direct question, your answer will be clear and concise. Do not repeat the question when asked. 9.7 You will not be seated in classrooms until directed to do so. When first seated, you will be in the position of attention with hands on knees, elbows straight, back straight and not resting on seat back, and eyes locked straight ahead, as if you were at attention until given “at ease.”
9 5.3 Uniforms. The uniform combinations to be worn during the encampment are outlined on the encampment equipment list. 1. Short Sleeve Blues Uniform (Blues). Consult CAPM 39-1 for a complete description. 2. Physical Training/Barracks Uniform: BDU, white or encampment T-shirt-crew neck, tucked in; black athletic shorts or sweatpants; gym socks-white (with stripes OK); athletic shoes; athletic supporter or sports bra 3. Battle Dress Uniform (BDU). The utility uniform. Consult CAPM 39-1 for a complete description. Socks must extend higher than top of boot. No ankle style socks will be worn. Boot blousers will be utilized at all times; tucking BDU trousers into boots without blousers will not be accepted 5.4 Personal Hygiene. Since time is of paramount importance when using the shower facilities, speed is required. Your shower should be of short duration- three minutes or less. It is important that your showers are quick, but also done completely. There are many people waiting to use the showers, with limited time to use them. Be sure to check for all of your personal belongings before leaving an area. Items left behind will be disposed up. Shower sandals or shoes will be worn in the compartments at all times – no bare / stocking feet at any time. At no time is anyone to be undressed in the compartments, dressing should be done in the shower area.
14 8.8 Cadets will sit erect with eyes on the food or straight ahead while eating. Cadets will be at ease in the galley while eating. If an officer addresses a cadet, he/she will come to the position of seated attention. 8.9 Conversation is not permitted between basic cadets unless specifically authorized. Talking between tables is not permitted. Staff members are allowed to talk because meals are often the only opportunity they have for discussions. 8.10 Cadets may consume either water or juice at each meal. Juice however is a privilege and may be taken away at the discretion of the cadet staff. Cadets must drink at least one full glass of water at each meal. 8.11 Horseplay will not be tolerated in the galley. 8.12 When the table is finished eating, cadets will push the chairs in and depart the galley, clearing trays as directed. 8.13 You will depart the galley without delay, in a military manner, and will proceed directly to your flight formation outside the galley. 8.14 The Flight Sergeants will eat first. The Flight Commanders will eat at the end of the squadron. Flight Sergeants will circulate through the dining area to make sure all cadets are eating. Flight Sergeants will greet their flight members as they leave the dining area to flight formation area.
Chapter 8 13 GALLEY 8.1 All cadets will file into the galley in a single file column. When the line halts, you will assume the position of parade rest. Prior to moving forward, you will come to attention, march forward, and again assume parade rest when stopped (unless otherwise instructed) 8.2 Cadets will NOT CARRY their beverages on their trays. 8.3 After receiving trays of food, you will proceed to the next vacant chair at the designated area of the galley. You will not start a new table until the current open table is filled. 8.4 All gear including covers, road guard vests, canteens, etc. will be stacked neatly on the floor underneath the chair 8.5 Only one hand will be used for eating. The other will be kept in your lap except when cutting meat, buttering bread, etc. 8.6 You will not be denied any portion of your meal. Take as much food as what you want, but eat all of what you take. Seconds may be obtained after finishing the first helping. 8.7 You are expected to eat and maintain a properly balanced daily diet. You will not consume carbonated beverages or desserts unless specifically authorized.
Chapter 6 10 DAILY KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS 6.1 Study this daily information each day whenever you have time. A good study habit is to read while in the chow line. Help each of your flight members to memorize the information. 6.2 You will be required to be able to recite each day’s information (and all previous days’ information) upon the request of any staff member. Day 1 Cadet Staff Information (Ch 11) Chain of Command Galley Procedures (Ch 8) Customs and Courtesies (Ch 9) General knowledge (Ch 10) Sections 10.1, 10.2, 10.4 Charge of Quarters Procedures (Ch 7) Day 2 Encampment Programs (Ch. 3) Inspection Program Naval Grade/Ranks CAPM 39-1, Civil Air Patrol Uniform Manual. Day 3 CAP Facts (Ch 10) Section 10.3, Facts 1 through 4
AFMAN 36-2203 The Drill and Ceremonies Manual.
11 Day 4 CAP Facts (Ch 10) Section 10.3, Facts 5 through 7 Encampment Senior Staff Roster CAPR 52-16 Cadet Programs Management Chain of Command Day 5 General Knowledge (Ch 10) 10.5 through 10.10 CAPR 900-2 The Flags and Emblems Guide. The ABCDEFs of leadership are: A – Abilities B – Behavior C – Characteristics D – Dynamics E – Enthusiasm F- Flexibility Day 6 Name all of the people in your element: Name your flight’s guidon bearer:
Chapter 7 Charge of Quarters (CQ)/Fire Watch 7.1
1. The purpose of CQ duty is to monitor the encampment area for unauthorized personnel and emergency situations and to summon assistance for cadets needing help at night. 2. Cadets assigned to CQ will report in their full BDU’s to the Charge of Quarters briefing at a pre-designated location and time. Cadets are permitted to wear athletic shoes in place of combat boots. 3. Each CQ will carry a flashlight during rounds. They will check for signs of fire, cadets or staff in restricted areas (i.e. male in female area or vice versa), and will check the ID of anyone entering cadet areas. 4. Each CQ will maintain the CQ log, reporting all shift changes and unusual occurrences. The completed log will be turned in to the Safety Officer at the end of the shift. 5. CQ shifts are 45 to 60 mins. The next shift may be awakened no more than 15 mins before their shift. The CQ will double check within 5 minutes to go to the shift change to ensure the cadet is awake. Males will not wake females; females will not wake males, under any circumstance 6. Schedule of CQ will be posted in the designated area. Encampment-specific rules will be posted. 7. A designated senior member will be the OOD and will be available at night. The first CQ will be briefed on whom and where the OOD is, and will brief each subsequent CQ at shift change. 8. All violations of CQ policies, as well as any anyone moving within or into / outside the compartment will be noted in the CQ log.
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