2015 Color Guard Academy

February 12, 2015

This is a reminder of this year’s ND Wing Color Guard Academy. Staff applications are due NO LATER THAN February 20, 2015. A reminder that the deadline to register online for this event is Friday April 17, 2015 by 5:00 pm. The link to register is  below.

Date: April 24, April 25, and April 26

You will arrive at the Aviation Support Facility Friday April 24 for in-processing between 1900-2130 (7pm-9:30pm)

Senior Members who will be driving, please send me an email saying that you will be driving just so I know. Also, fuel costs for your squadron vehicles have been approved by the Wing for travel to this event and back to your respective squadron.

Location: North Dakota Army National Guard Aviation Support Facility in Bismarck, ND

Army Aviation Support Facility Address:

3410 Airway Avenue Bismarck, ND 58506-5511

Registration: Below is a link to the registration survey that I need EVERYONE to fill out. It should take you roughly 5 minutes to complete. The deadline to register is Friday April 17, 2015 by 1700 (5:00 pm). In order to plan appropriately for food, I will not be accepting any late registrations. You have from now until the deadline to register and it only takes 5 minutes. I think you all can handle it before the deadline.

Registration Survey Link:

https://ndstate.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2s0i75rpQPkKz3f

Please note that there is NO FEE to be paid online at this link to attend this Color Guard Academy, however, there will be a fee that we will collect at in-processing for food costs (which is why the deadline to register is a week before the academy, so we can purchase the amount food needed). This fee will be determined earlier in the week of the Color Guard Academy weekend, so watch for that email so you bring the determined amount of money.

Cadets Need to Fill Out: CAPF32, CAPF 160, CAPF161

Senior Members Need to Fill Out: CAPF160 and CAPF161

Note About the last Color Guard Academy from 2013: If you attended last time, I look forward to seeing you again, and if this is your first time attending a Color Guard Academy, I hope to see you there! For those of you who attended the last Color Guard Academy, I want to make it clear that I have made several changes. I listened to your feedback from last time, reflected on what went right and wrong, and I have implemented improvements to make this year’s academy much more hands-on than just classroom lessons.

 

With that being said, I am in need of both cadet and senior member staff and instructor positions.  If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, you need to turn in a CAP resume (no cover letter) and a 2 to 3 (no more than 5) paragraph statement on why you think you would be the best choice at whichever position it is that you are applying for. These requirements are necessary for senior members wishing to apply as well as cadets who want to apply.

 

Your applications (aka: your resume and statement) need to be emailed to me no later than Friday February 20. That gives you a month to get these turned in to me. Listed below are the positions (with a job description) that I need filled.

 

Cadet Positions:

 

1 Cadet Commander: will assist myself and the senior member staff in making sure the cadet participants are doing what they need to do, assist in scheduling, assist the cadet participants with anything that they need help with, and will be organized with a great attitude and willingness to learn as well as teach the cadet participants.

 

1 Cadet Deputy Commander: will assist the Cadet Commander and senior member staff with whatever they need, and must also be organized with a great attitude and willingness to learn as well as teach the cadet participants.

 

1 Cadet Public Affairs Officer: will make sure that the Color Guard Academy is well documented with pictures, and will be in charge of creating the Graduation slide show to be shown at the end of the academy.

 

3 or 4 Cadet Color Guard Instructors: must be proficient in all aspects of color guard maneuvers (including, but not limited to: wheels, splits, turns, flag maneuvers, and rifle techniques). Will teach lecture and hands-on classes to the cadet participants on maneuvers, techniques, and skills needed to perform color guard presentations. You will be expected to create your own PowerPoint presentation for the lecture classes and submit them to me for approval (more specifics on this will be sent to those selected).

 

Senior Member Positions:

 

1 Deputy Color Guard Academy Director: will assist myself in running the academy to make sure that everything goes smoothly and that the cadets are having fun as well as learning about color guard. Must be prepared to teach a class or two to the cadet participants, and must have a great attitude and willingness to learn as well as teach.

 

1 Logistics Officer: will aid in setting up the “meal area” for meal times, assist myself in making sure that any and all of the cadets’ needs are taken care of, and must have a great attitude and willingness to work with the cadets.

 

2 or 3 Senior Member Color Guard Instructors: must be proficient in all aspects of color guard maneuvers (including, but not limited to: wheels, splits, turns, flag maneuvers, and rifle techniques). Will teach lecture and hands-on classes to the cadet participants on maneuvers, techniques, and skills needed to perform color guard presentations. You will be expected to create your own PowerPoint presentation for the lecture classes and submit them to me for approval (more specifics on this will be sent to those selected).

Thank you all for taking the time to read this rather long email, and I look forward to receiving your applications. Have a wonderful day North Dakota Wing!

1 Lt. Sara Fundingsland, CAP

NCR-ND-119, North Dakota Wing

(218)329-9055

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