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July 2018 Command Trajectory

July proved another busy month for travel and activities in the region. Major General Smith’s final area of emphasis is growing the next generation of leaders. I had plenty of opportunities to see this at work at events in the region! This area of emphasis incorporates three initiatives: the NCO...
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June 2018 Command Trajectory

June’s topic is seizing the opportunity for process improvement.  This is fifth of Major General Smith’s six areas of emphasis.  

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May 2018 Command Trajectory

In previous months, we have talked about a variety of issues including professionalism, relevance, and partnerships.  One backbone that helps us accomplish all our missions is a strong financial standing. 

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April 2018 Command Trajectory

The third area of emphasis in Major General Smith’s plan is a continued effort on recruiting and retention.  This area of emphasis has three parts:  recruiting, retention, and diversity.  He wants to see CAP grow so we can perform missions for all our new partners!  We grew by 5% in CY17.  He wants to continue to grow but also to keep the members we have.  He would also like to increase our diversity so that we look more like the communities we serve.  How can you help with these initiatives? 

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February 2018 Command Trajectory

Last month, we talked about the credo Major General Smith introduced in San Antonio.  This month I want to touch on his first area of emphasis which is institutional excellence in mission accomplishment. 

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January 2018 Command Trajectory

I am excited for the new year in North Central Region.  It can be a little tricky to balance CAP duties with work duties in January as it is a very busy time at the college also, preparing for the spring semester to begin.  Speaking of beginnings, I wanted to take a little time in my column to talk about the six areas of emphasis that Major General Smith unveiled when he took command in late August 2017.  We have had a bit of time to think about and understand his vision and how it impacts us as members.  Over the next six months, I want to discuss his credo and his areas of emphasis in more detail. 

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December 2017 Command Trajectory

December is a great month to reflect on the year past and look forward to the next year. I can certainly say I am proud of what North Central Region accomplished in 2017. I hope all of you are proud of your accomplishments as well and looking forward to an...
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November 2017 Command Trajectory

On November 4th, I was in Minnesota for the North Central Region Cadet Honor Academy at Camp Ripley. This was my first visit to Camp Ripley and it is quite an impressive location for an event. The facilities are very nice! Lt Col Bonnie Braun led a dedicated team of...
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