Encampment Day 2
Encampment Day 2 Awards
Warrior Flight: Foxtrot Flight
Honor Flight: Charlie Flight
Honor Cadet: Cadet Senior Master Sgt. Samuel Williams, GA116
Line Staff of the Day: Cadet Chief Master Sgt. David Singletary, GA419
Support Staff of the Day: Cadet 2d Lt. Katerina Conley, GA129
In 1951, one of the few 5-star Generals to ever serve in the United States military was nominated to be the next President of the United States. One of the most popular soldiers to ever serve our country, Dwight D. Eisenhower refused to nominate himself, saying he would accept the nomination only if it was asked of him.
Today, Civil Air Patrol celebrates President Eisenhower as one of the greatest former leaders of our country. Through his selfless service, today’s leaders are able to utilize his military and Presidential service as a teaching tool for the next generation.
Cadets participating at the Georgia Wing Encampment learned about those leadership skills during day two of classroom instruction and through practical application known as Team Leadership Problems, or TLPs.
“They’re learning that leadership is all about unification for the mission, not how great one person is,” said Major Amy Turnmeyer. “The team is what makes excellence possible.”
Cadet Capt. Connor Kazemi of Alpharetta said watching the cadet staff learn leadership through teaching is the rewarding part about coming back to encampment each year. “I think I’m most excited to interact with my staff members and allow them to have the skills and knowledge to work with their cadets,” he said. “Last year, I was a flight commander at encampment and I really enjoyed seeing the students come in as basics and leave as very prepared cadets. I’m excited to see the development the cadets have this year.”
Cadet Capt. Skylar Best of Brooks said becoming a leader in CAP has taught her how to step out of her comfort zone for the betterment of others. “Doing promotion boards and giving constructive criticism is something a lot of youth are scared to do at first,” she said. “You learn those life skills so that when it comes time to do job interviews or work with subordinates, you already know how to do those tasks correctly.”
Turnmeyer said Eisenhower’s leadership principles are not something CAP takes for granted. “CAP is about servant leadership, not being in charge,” she said. “It’s not a trophy that’s won or a ribbon on the guidon, it’s the pride you feel when you and your team did it together.”
"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible." Dwight D. Eisenhower
Written by Jennifer Peace, GA160/PA
For More Information:
2d Lt Abigail Palmieri
Georgia Wing Encampment Public Affairs Officer
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