Civil Air Patrol - Florida Wing Conference 2009


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Presented 30 Jan 09 before Florida Wing Chaplain Corps on the role of the Character Development Instruction Officer.

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Civil Air Patrol - Florida Wing Conference 2009

  1. 1. 2009 Florida Wing Conference United States Air Force Auxiliary - Civil Air Patrol 1Lt. Robert E. Maxey, Jr. The CAP Character Development Instructor
  2. 2. Am I a CDO now? <ul><li>There is confusion in the wake of the change as to what former Moral Leadership Officers (MLOs) are called. </li></ul><ul><li>Contrary to the information in the currently available in published CAP regulations and the CAP Knowledgebase, there is one, and only one, correct answer: </li></ul><ul><li>Character Development Instruction Officer (CDIO) </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Character Development Instruction Officer <ul><li>There are two categories of membership in the Chaplain Service: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chaplain, fully qualified member of the clergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Character Development Instruction Officer, highly qualified senior member of the Civil Air Patrol </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Qualification Standards <ul><li>Must meet normal senior membership requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Two Years of college (60 Credit hours) </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of recommendation from their church pastor or equivalent religious official </li></ul><ul><li>Complete an interview with the wing chaplain </li></ul><ul><li>Provide evidence of at least two years of practical group leadership and/or teaching experience </li></ul>
  5. 5. General Duties <ul><li>The primary responsibility of a CDIO is to present Character Development lessons, taken from Values for Living to cadets </li></ul><ul><li>If a unit has both a Chaplain and CDIO, the CDIO reports to the Chaplain for purposes of developing the teaching schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>All CDIOs should be under the guidance and supervision of a chaplain. The Wing Chaplain should assign a mentoring chaplain to provide guidance and supervision. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Emergency Services Duties <ul><li>Force Multiplier – The Mission Chaplain can use CDIOs in the same manner as a pilot uses the rest of the air crew in CRM. </li></ul><ul><li>Properly trained, a CDIO can assist the chaplain with post-trauma care. </li></ul><ul><li>May assist with debriefing trauma survivors and with supporting fellow rescue workers. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Next of Kin Notification <ul><li>Is that a duty of a chaplain or CDIO? </li></ul><ul><li>What if you’re asked to assist? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Worship Services <ul><li>May assist chaplain in conducting worship services. </li></ul><ul><li>In the absence of a chaplain, CDIOs may conduct worship services subject to restrictions from their denomination. </li></ul><ul><li>May assist with military or military-style funerals. </li></ul><ul><li>May open squadron meetings in non-denominational prayer </li></ul>
  9. 9. Restrictions <ul><li>Do not use the Chaplain title </li></ul><ul><li>Do not wear Chaplain insignia </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality – Chaplains, by virtue of their status as clergy, are covered by a legal privilege of confidentiality. CDIOs are not. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May NOT conduct confidential religious interviews with senior members, this is for chaplains exclusively. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May offer advice and counsel on matters of ethics and morals to all senior and cadet members of the unit. Must be under supervision of a CAP chaplain. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CDIOs may not be the sole Chaplain Service coverage for encampments or other special activities. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Foundation of Beliefs <ul><li>The CDIO is critical in helping cadets develop and understand their basic system of values. </li></ul><ul><li>As youth grow and mature, they change from a point of accepting others’ values into one where they think about, discuss their values with others, and applying those values to their life situations. </li></ul><ul><li>Making this transition is difficult and the Character Development programs that you present help them to understand how to develop and use their beliefs effectively. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Statistical Reporting <ul><li>Form 34 – This is the form to report your activities and expenses. This form serves two primary purposes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Statistical reporting to obtain budget justification. These reports are consolidated in upper echelons for reporting to Congress. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total Quality Ministry </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Harassment <ul><li>Sexual Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Hazing </li></ul><ul><li>Any of these should be reported immediately. There is no room for this kind of behavior and no time for being timid about it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. In Review <ul><li>Highly qualified individual with an Associates degree (or equivalent) and experience in leadership and/or teaching. </li></ul><ul><li>Character Development Instruction Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Part of a great ministry and opportunity for guiding the future leaders of our country </li></ul>