Professional Development Library

loanlibrarySenior Members of the Civil Air Patrol are encouraged to train and develop along a deliberate Professional Development Track.  In the process of this training and development, there are often books and articles to be read.  Fredericksburg Composite Squadron has developed a Professional Development Library to assist you on the Professional Development path.  

Resources in the library include links to online resources and books available at the squadron along with resources available for loan from other members of the Squadron.  Please take a moment to peruse the list below and discover resources that might be of assistance in your progression along the Professional Development pathway you see before you. 

Resource Sections:

New Members  -   CAP Resources  -  Leadership  -  Flight  -  Emergency Services  -  Communications  -  Aerospace Education  -  Other  -  Member-Owned Books  -  Member-Owned Videos

NEW MEMBERS:

New Senior Member Kit: http://www.capmembers.com/cap_university/new_member_kit/

Great Start: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/Great_Start_Booklet_Adults_7836A661C9F11.pdf

Level I: http://capmembers.com/cap_university/level-1-orientation/

Senior Member Fast Start: http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/u_081503135833.pdf

Uniform Posters (within this booklet): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/New_Members_kit_2011_5BDA28783B44E.pdf

New Horizons: Guide for Cadet to Senior Transition: http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/P050_010_14736E2A099A7.pdf

Organization of CAP: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R020_001_73F1BA70FD9EB.pdf

How to Become a CAP Pilot: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/HOW_TO_BECOME_A_CAP_PILOTNHQ__10_Ap_6F44E182498C1.doc

CAP RESOURCES (additional publications available at www.capmembers.com):

Specialty Track Study Guides (CAPPs 200-228): http://www.capmembers.com/forms_publications__regulations/pamphlets-1702/

Read to Lead: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/Read_to_Lead_Brochure_1EEFA62F4AE30.pdf

Lending Library: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/Professional_Development_Library_Ca_0B5F11D981FAC.pdf

Free Management Library: http://managementhelp.org/

Mentoring: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/P050_007_CED2A62F71379.pdf

Respect on Display: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/P151_9028588D89DD2.pdf

Protocol: http://members.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/u_081503135155.pdf

Professional Development (CAPR 50-17): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R050_017_AAC4BB3089BE0.pdf

Promotions (CAPR35-5): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R035_005_489E25C089E93.pdf

Awards (CAPR 39-3): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R039_003_83459660D4F44.pdf

Testing (CAPR 50-4): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/R050_004_1F8704A57E443.pdf

Uniforms (CAPR 39-1): http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/M391_E6F33EAAEC28A.pdf

OTHER LEADERSHIP RESOURCES:

Chief of Staff of the AF Reading List: http://www.af.mil/specials/csafreadinglist/index.html

Air University Concepts for AF Leadership: (AU-24): http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/au-24/cover.htm

Air University Leadership, Ethics, and Command Readings: http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/awc-ldr.htm

DoD and Military Electronic Journals: http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/periodicals/dodelecj.htm

Air Force Speeches:  http://www.af.mil/AboutUs/AFEvents.aspx

Air University Strategic Leadership Studies: http://leadership.au.af.mil/

Federal Teaching Resources: http://free.ed.gov/

Air Force Drill and Ceremonies: http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/shared/media/epubs/AFMAN36-2203.pdf

Air University Catalog: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/AU_Catalog.pdf

FLIGHT RESOURCES:

CAP Aircraft Operations: http://www.capmembers.com/emergency_services/aircraft_ops__staneval/

FAA Regulations: http://www.faa.gov/regulations_policies/faa_regulations/

How to Become a CAP Pilot: http://www.capmembers.com/media/cms/HOW_TO_BECOME_A_CAP_PILOTNHQ__10_Ap_6F44E182498C1.doc

EMERGENCY SERVICES RESOURCES:

(in addition to those on the ES pages)

FEMA NIMS Training: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.aspx

FEMA ISP Courses: http://www.training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.aspx

FEMA Smartphone App: http://www.fema.gov/smartphone-app

Virginia EM Resources: http://www.vaemergency.gov/node/67

Ready Virginia (preparedness): http://www.vaemergency.gov/ReadyVirginia

Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Knowledge Center (to register for in-person ICS courses): https://covkc.virginia.gov/vdem/external/

COMMUNICATIONS:

FCC Website: http://www.fcc.gov/

CAP Communications Resources: login to eServices/bottom of page

AEROSPACE EDUCATION:

Aerospace: The Journey of Flight (for Yeager Award and Cadet Officers): https://www.capnhq.gov/CAP.AEDownloads.Web/Modules/AEDownloads.aspx (eServices login)

Aerospace: The Journey of Flight (published book): available at squadron to borrow

Aerospace: The Journey of Flight (Teacher's Guide): http://capmembers.com/media/cms/2nd_edition_Teachers_Guide_5D3166D76F9B1.pdf

NASA Website: http://www.nasa.gov/ 

NASA Astronaut Skype: http://www.nasa.gov/about/speakers/astronautappearances.html

OTHER RESOURCES:

Air Force Publications: http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/

Air Force Tongue and Quill: http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/saf_cio_a6/publication/afh33-337/afh33-337.pdf

CSAF Reading List:  http://static.dma.mil/usaf/csafreadinglist/index.html

MEMBER-OWNED RESOURCES
(Contact the individual)

BOOKS:

American Generalship, Character is Everything: The Art of Command, Edgar F. Puryear Jr (Lt Col Sydow)

Becoming a Person of Influence, John C. Maxwell (Lt Col Sydow)

Developing the Leaders Around You, John C. Maxwell (Lt Col Sydow)

Lincoln on Leadership, Donald Phillips (Lt Col Sydow)

The Winning Attitude, John C. Maxwell (Lt Col Sydow)

The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, John C. Maxwell (Lt Col Sydow or Capt Fletcher)

The 360-Degree Leader, John C. Maxwell (Lt Col Sydow)

Effective Leadership in Voluntary Organizations: How to Make the Greatest Use of Citizen Service and Influence - Brian O'Connell (Capt Fletcher)

Who Moved My Cheese? - Dr. Spencer Johnson (Capt Fletcher)

Principle-Centered Leadership - Stephen R. Covey (Capt Fletcher)

The Heart of Leadership: 12 Practices of Courageous Leaders - Robert E. Staub, II (Capt Fletcher)

The Leadership Challenge - Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner (Capt Fletcher)

Good to Great - Jim Collins (Capt Fletcher)

Spiritual Leadership - Henry & Richard Blackaby (Capt Fletcher)

Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership - Stacy T. Rinehart (Capt Fletcher)

The Making of a Leader: Recognizing the Lessons and Stages of Leadership Development - Robert Clinton (Capt Fletcher)

Leadership Jazz - Max DePree (Capt Fletcher) 

Leaders on Leadership - George Barna (Capt Fletcher) 
 
VIDEOS:

Glory* (Lt Col Sydow)

Miracle* (Lt Col Sydow)

Red Tails (Lt Col Sydow)

The Right Stuff* (Lt Col Sydow)

Rudy* (Lt Col Sydow)

Thirteen Days* (Lt Col Sydow)

* Used in SLS 

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