990500 - Group 5 Commander (G5CC)

Position No. - Duty Position: 990500 - Group 5 Commander (G5CC)
Application Opening Date: 22 November 2015
Application Closing Date: 15 December 2015
Reports to: FLWG CC
Duty Location: Group 5
Unit: SER-FL-370
Reviewing Official: Florida Wing Commander

Who May Apply: ALL QUALIFIED APPLICANTS who are current active Florida Wing Members of the Civil Air Patrol and/or those eligible to become a Florida Wing Member of the Civil Air Patrol in the ranks of Capt and above.

Minimum Qualifications: 1. Must be currently enrolled in a specialty track as designated in this document.
2. Exercise command over all units in their group.
3. Promote objectives and purposes of CAP by encouraging the achievement of established goals and programs by all units and by establishing new goals and programs within the group in support of the Corporation’s objectives.
4. Establish plans, policies, and procedures necessary to the proper conduct of group affairs that are not in conflict with national, region, and wing policies and directives.
5. Be aware of accomplishments, problems, and degree of compliance by subordinate units with policies and directives through a system of inspections, reports, and staff visits. Inform the wing commander of progress toward achievement of objectives, notable accomplishments, problem areas, and other matters of interest.
6. Ensure safety of personnel and equipment through effective policy guidance regarding safety procedures and equipment.
7. Select and appoint high caliber group staff members and remove from group staff positions those members deemed unqualified or otherwise unsuitable to continue in their positions.
8. Coordinate with the Wing Commander on the appointment of high caliber commanders of subordinate units when replacements are needed or removal of unit commanders whenever they are considered unqualified or otherwise unsuitable.
9. Refer problems that cannot be resolved at group level to the wing commander.
10. Group commanders should be familiar with the Civil Air Patrol Constitution and Bylaws, all CAP governing directives and all policy matters affecting their command.

Desired Qualifications: 1. Achieved Level III of the Senior Member Professional Development Program with a SENIOR rating in Command.
2. Prior command experience
3. Experience with project management helpful
4. Effective and efficient oral and written communication skills.
5. Working knowledge of annual budgeting requirements
6. Complete the Unit Commander’s Course.
7. Complete the Training Leaders of Cadets Course (TLC).


Group commanders represent the wing commander in their group. They are responsible to the Corporation and the wing commander for ensuring that corporation objectives, policies, and operational directives are effectively executed within their group.

Required Documents: Applicants must submit the following documents by the application closing date:

  • Cover letter, signed, dated and annotated with job number and title.
  • Civil Air Patrol resume.
  • Professional resume.
  • Electronic Photo (jpg format, 250px in width).
  • Unit Commander’s Endorsement.

Applications may be sent via email to: Applications may be sent via email to: lgarcia@flwg.gov

Applicant screening will be done without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin or disability.

Applicants may be asked for a personal or telephonic interview. Upon notification, a mutually convenient time and place will be arranged. Inquiries concerning specific aspects of the duty position should be directed to the Reviewing Official.

Selection criteria are based on Civil Air Patrol training, experience, and participation, as well as, civilian education and experience related to the position.

NOTE: Include the Job Number and Job Title on your application. Incomplete applications may not be returned or acknowledged.