The Pueblo Eagles Composite Squadron has many opportunities for adult members, whether your interest is in flying, search and rescue, working with cadets, aerospace education, or community service.
Even though the Civil Air Patrol is known for flying, less than a fifth of our membership is directly involved in flying activities. Many members serve in our emergency services program as a “Ground Pounder” on one of our search and rescue ground teams. The Pueblo Eagles have a fine tradition conducting ground search activities. We also have several members who are pursuing air search specialties, with a long-range goal of obtaining a Civil Air Patrol aircraft based at the Pueblo Municipal Airport. If you are interested in flight operations, and especially if you have a private pilot’s rating already, you could be instrumental in expanding the Civil Air Patrol emergency services mission in Southern Colorado!
Qualifications for a senior member include being at least 18 years old, with completion of a high school diploma or equivalent, and able to pass an F.B.I. records check. See CAPR39-2 for complete eligibility requirements.
Members of an active-duty armed forces unit, the United States Coast Guard, a reserve unit, or a national guard unit may be eligible to join at their current officer or senior NCO grade. See the squadron commander or the recruiting officer for more details.
Former CAP cadets wishing to rejoin as a senior member may be eligible for appointment at a higher officer grade based on the highest achievement awarded as a cadet. See the squadron commander for more details.
If you have prior experience as an aircraft mechanic, possess a General Radiotelephone Operator’s License, or have training as a ground instructor or a pilot, you qualify for appointment to a higher entry officer grade (up to Captain, depending upon your experience). Persons who wish to serve as a chaplain or character development instructor, health services officer, legal officer, aerospace education officer, or finance officer, may also qualify for a higher entry officer grade with proof of their professional training. See the squadron personnel officer or professional development officer for further information.
All other new adult members will be appointed as a “Senior Member.” All new members will be required to complete Level I of the Senior Member Professional Development Program prior to working with any cadets or entering other training. Any adult working with cadets is required to be in uniform. Once you complete Level I, you will be awarded the Membership Ribbon and begin accumulating “time in grade” towards your first promotion to Second Lieutenant. This promotion requires six months time in grade, with active participation in the squadron and the consent of the squadron commander for promotion. You will also select your first professional development track in one of over twenty training tracks.
For other general questions about adult membership, please see the squadron recruiting officer or professional development officer. You should also ask a senior member for the newest version of the Great Start pamphlet (or check it out online here).
If you are prepared to join us as Citizens Serving Communities, Above and Beyond, then follow the instructions at our Recruiting Center, and welcome to the Pueblo Eagles Composite Squadron!