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Civil Air Patrol Honors New NCOS Graduates
Published on Tue, Feb 5, 2013 (4:16 p.m.)1/28/2013 - NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NV: Eighteen Civil Air Patrol cadets from Nevada and Utah attended a Non-Commissioned Officer School (NCOS) to help prepare them for entry-level leadership responsibilities in their home units. Training scheduled the weekend of January 26 at the Airman Leadership School, located on Nellis Air Force Base, was open to Cadet Airman First Class and above who attended at least one encampment.
NCOS provides a foundation for the intermediate phases of cadet training by emphasizing the fundamentals of instructional techniques, evaluation methods and intermediate leadership skills. The skills imparted are essential when leading a cadet flight, and foundation training for more responsible roles within the cadet program.
Below are the names of the graduates:
C/SSgt Jeremy Archer
C/SSgt Nicholas Billie
C/SrA Blaise Cohen
C/CMSgt Evelyn Collingsworth
C/TSgt Nicolas Franklin
C/A1C Kevin Funk
C/MSgt Hudson Hargrove
C/Amn Mathew Helms
C/A1C Igor Joslin
C/MSgt Brandon LaFayette
Cadet Evan Ledwith
C/SrA Gianna Maraccini
C/Amn Glenda Myles
C/TSgt Jason Perez
C/SMSgt Cole Pinther
C/A1C Steven Reddie
C/A1C Sebastian Ruiz
C/TSgt Grant Swift
Cadet Mark Watson
Nellis Composite Squadron is located in North Las Vegas, Nevada and meets at the Nellis Air Force Base Airman Leadership School on Tuesday evenings. With over 95 members, the Nellis Composite Squadron supports all three Civil Air Patrol primary missions; Aerospace Education, Cadet Programs and Emergency Services. Youth ages 12-20 are eligible to join the cadet program with senior leadership positions available for those 18 or older. For more information, please contact us at nvwg.cap.gov/units/ncs.
Civil Air Patrol, the official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, is a nonprofit organization with more than 61,000 members nationwide, operating a fleet of 550 aircraft. CAP, in its Air Force auxiliary role, performs 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 80 lives annually. Its volunteers also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. The members play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to 27,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet programs. CAP received the World Peace Prize in 2011 and has been performing missions for America for 71 years. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans. Visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.
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