Click a page:
Some of you have been asking for this. This template/guideline was designed by a Washington Wing Cadet PAO, in cooperation with the Wing Protocol Officer. Download guidance here. A Google Sites template is here.
Public Affairs (PA) is a powerful leadership and unit-building tool at the commander’s disposal. At present, the professional development courses leading up to a command position include practically no information on PA. Yet, this staff position is so important that it cannot remain vacant – this means that if no Public Affairs Officer (PAO) is assigned, those duties are the commander’s responsibility. (CAPR 190-1, 3c)
Successful use of PA normally results in better member retention, morale, and esprit-de-corps. Recruiting, community and media relations, also, are dependent on good PA work.
At any level of command, the PAO is responsible for “telling the CAP story” and maximizing publicity for the unit and its activities. In all PA work, the emphasis needs to be on unit members, their CAP activities (especially those on behalf of the community), and the resulting benefit to the community, the state and the nation.
Wing Staff >