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CAC - Cadet Advisory Council

CAC - Cadet Advisory Council

Civil Air Patrol’s Cadet Advisory Council (“CAC”) offers cadets three different opportunities to impact CAP and the cadet program. 

1. Leadership development – In their home squadron, a cadet’s leadership experience is limited to local concerns and is mostly tactical in nature. CAC service is an opportunity for cadet officers to develop a more extensive approach to problem solving and a broader perspective on CAP issues. By influencing decisions that affect multiple squadrons, wings, or CAP as a whole, cadets are introduced to the strategic arena of leadership, and develop long-term goal-setting and indirect leadership skills. 

2. Assist Commanders – The CAC provides a venue where the unit commander may gain a thoughtful perspective, representative of the Cadet Corps, on matters involving cadets. CACs work for their echelon commander; therefore, senior leaders may task councils with examining cadet-related topics of interest to the commander. Conversely, the CAC is also a cadet forum where cadets may discuss their CAP experiences, work together toward mutual goals, and use their collective insight to help the commander gauge the effectiveness of the local Cadet Program. 

3. Improve the Cadet Program - As an advisory body, the CAC affords cadet officers opportunities to assist the echelon commander in leading the Cadet Corps. CAC representatives examine cadet-related issues, develop a consensus, craft well-reasoned recommendations in writing, and forward them to their commander for his or her consideration. CAC service is a great way for cadets to enhance their oral and written communication skills. And while the CAC has no authority to implement policy, when its members speak persuasively and in unison, the council can influence senior leaders and help improve the Cadet Program and CAP. 

Each squadron in the West Virginia Wing may have one representative and one assistant representative appointed to represent the perspective and best interests of the cadets in their home squadron.  The Wing CAC serves as the primary forum for the average cadet to voice his or her concerns to senior CAP leaders and provide feedback to the wing commander and Director of Cadet Programs on cadet activities sponsored by the Wing.   

The West Virginia Wing may also appoint one representative and one assistant representative to represent West Virginia in the Region CAC.  Region CAC representatives receive recommendations from Wing CACs that affect the region or CAP as a whole. They carefully analyze the argument, revise it as necessary, and submit endorsed recommendations to the region commander or the National CAC (NCAC), as appropriate.  Region CAC shall assist the NCAC in developing recommendations for the National Commander and HQ CAP.  They will then advocate CAC recommendations to their region and wing commanders and help build a consensus for them.

2023 - 2023 West Virginia Wing Advisory Council

C/2dLt Maria Fisher
CHAIRPERSON

C/Maj Andrew McClanahan
VICE CHAIRPERSON

C/2dLt Austin Harr
RECORDER

 

CHAIRPERSON

C/2dLt Maria Fisher

VICE CHAIRPERSON

C/Maj Andrew McClanahan

RECORDER

C/2dLt Austin Harr

MAR PRIMARY REPRESENTATIVE

C/LtCol Esther Macias

MAR ASSISTANT REPRESENTATIVE

To Be Determined

SENIOR ADVISOR

Maj Deborah Butler-Case

SENIOR ADVISOR ASSISTANT

Maj Kathleen Dawson

SQUADRON REPRESENTATION

013

CHARLESTON

PRIMARY

C/CMSgt Benjamin Thaxton

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/Maj Andrew McClanahan

016

CALHOUN

PRIMARY

C/Amn Kyle Norman

 

 

ASSISTANT

VACANT

020

MARTINSBURG

PRIMARY

C/Amn Lukas Trenary

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/A1C Tyler Nieberlein

030

BOONE

PRIMARY

C/Amn Michael Lell

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/MSgt Ryder Dotson

033

ELKINS

PRIMARY

C/CMSgt Mateo Hinkle

 

 

ASSISTANT

VACANT

038

CLARKSBURG

PRIMARY

C/2dLt Jonathan Brown

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/2dLt Erik Farkas

040

PARKERSBURG

PRIMARY

VACANT

 

 

ASSISTANT

VACANT

049

WHEELING

PRIMARY

C/MSgt Sophia Murray

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/2Lt Austin Harr

060

MORGANTOWN

PRIMARY

C/2Lt Crayton Litton

 

 

ASSISTANT

VACANT

093

MERCER

PRIMARY

C/TSgt Addison Eldridge

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/SrA Peyton Bogle

099

BECKLEY

PRIMARY

C/A1C Corrie Bowers

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/CMSgt Hannah Schmidt

100

GREENBRIER

PRIMARY

C/CMSgt Asher Given

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/2Lt Maria Fisher

113

MIDVALLEY

PRIMARY

C/SSgt Alela Stevens

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/SrA Nathan Garner

114

POTOMAC HIGHLANDS

PRIMARY

C/CMSgt Jacob Chance

 

 

ASSISTANT

C/Amn Lian Thian Mung

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