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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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October 2017 Command Trajectory

October was a busy month! The cavalcade of calls continued and my travel schedule increased as well. This allowed me to visit some amazing events and see some great volunteers in action!

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August 2017 Command Trajectory

I am going to combine August/September as it will mainly focus on the Command Council meeting in San Antonio, which bridges the two months.

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July 2017 Command Trajectory

I spent the first few days of July in Dayton, Ohio at the National Cadet Competition. I’ve never had the privilege of attending NCC; what an amazing event! I would encourage all wings to try to field a team. Your cadets can really benefit from this opportunity! If they are...
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June 2017 Command Trajectory

On the 1st of May, I attended the meeting at Topeka Eagle Composite Squadron. This was a special visit for me to the unit I was a member of as a cadet; it is always nice to come home! The unit meets in a new location but it still had...
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May 2017 Command Trajectory

It is always nice to be able to work with commanders and support them face-to-face; I had several opportunities in April. On April 11, I had dinner with Col Linette Lahan, the Kansas Wing Commander. Thanks for dropping in on your way to a squadron meeting, Col Lahan. On April...
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April 2017 Command Trajectory

March began with travel to Washington DC for Legislative Day and the Command Council Meeting. I departed from Kansas City on 1 March. Col John Swain and others offered valuable training for our organization’s leaders that afternoon and evening. Legislative Day is the day that CAP leaders make appointments to...
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March 2017 Command Trajectory

February was a light travel month related to Civil Air Patrol and another heavy phone conference month. My first call of the month was with the Leadership Development Working Group on the 2nd. Each group provided a progress update. The team I lead was finishing development of the Just-In-Time Unit...
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February 2017 Command Trajectory

I celebrated the New Year with the attendees at the Kansas Wing Encampment. It was my honor to attend the encampment dinner, complete with a Grog Bowl, and speach on leadership and integrity. I shared the story of a lawyer who worked for the mob and a pilot who was...
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January 2017 Command Trajectory

December began with one of the most amazing events that I have ever attended! December 1st found me at the airport headed to Washington DC for the 75th Anniversary gala. Donald Bailey, my brother and a former cadet sponsor member of CAP, accompanied me to the gala. When I was...
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