How To Step In And Be The Leader

Hey guys! Todays post is about something that is very near and dear to my heart, leadership. In the Civil Air Patrol and Fire Department, leadership is one of the things that is drilled into your head constantly. Even in just your daily life, having good leadership skills is something everyone should practice. In this post, I will share with you some tips that have helped me to become a better leader.

Sometimes you just have to step in and be the leader: Many things can be handled by someone just stepping in a being the leader. One of these situations that I have seen is someone getting injured. Say someone falls out of a tree while you are at the park, you would not believe how many people would just walk away. Be the leader and step in and see if the person needs help.

Treat the people you are leading how you would want to be treated: When you are leading a group of people in doing something or helping someone, treat them as you would want to be treated.

Remember that the needs of the people you are leading go before yours: This is something that really has helped me teachmy cadets in Civil Air Patrol better. When you are a leader, you are going to get tired and want to take breaks, but always remember that the needs of your people are before your own.

I hope that you enjoyed this short post on leadership! If you have any questions or comments please leave them bellow or in the contact section at the top of the page!



How to Join Civil Air Patrol


Hey Guys! Todays post will be on How To Join Civil Air Patrol(CAP) as a cadet. So maybe you have seen things about CAP on the internet that really intrigued you and you really want to join. The first step in doing this would be to visit a CAP squadron. To start this process, go to the website: On the right side of this page where it says: “find a squadron near you” enter your postal code or city and state, and it will find a CAP squadron near you.

After you find your nearest squadron, it will show you the squadrons website or Facebook page where you can find their meeting nights. The next step is to visit this squadron on their meeting night, to find out if CAP is really for you.

If you find out that CAP is for you, the next step is to go to two more CAP meetings after your first one, this is the first requirement to become a member. When you attend three CAP meetings in total, the last step is to tell a Senior member at your squadron that you are ready to join. Some squadrons make you complete an application and send it by mail, and others let you complete this process online.

After you sign up and are officially a member, you will receive your first leadership book, CAP identification card, and aerospace books in the mail in a few days. Congratulations! You are now a member of CAP!

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Gavyn Morton