Welcome New Senior Members

As a new member of the Mobile Composite Squadron, we would like to welcome you to our unit! We are excited you have chosen to be a part of all things Civil Air Patrol. Let’s get you started on your journey.


While You Wait For Membership Approval:
  • Read your Senior Member Welcome Booklet.

Senior Member Welcome Booklet

  • Get to know general Customs and Courtesies.

Respect On Display

  • Learn the Lingo.

Military Terms & Lingo


Once Your Application Is Approved
And You Receive Your CAP Member ID:
  • Establish your eServices Account.

eServices Login

  • Take a CAP Membership Photo to submit online.

Photo Guidelines


Get In Uniform:

Senior Member Uniform Info


Complete Level 1 – Basic Training:

The Senior Member Level 1 Orientation Course covers:
–  Foundations
–  Intro to CAP Safety
–  Cadet Protection Program Training (CPPT)
–  Equal Opportunity
–  Operations Security (OPSEC)

Log into eServices at http://capnhq.gov/
In the left-side menu, select:  Online Learning
In the pop-up menu, select:  Learning Management System
Scroll to the first section, then:

Complete:  Level I Orientation “Starting Your Journey”
Complete:  Cadet Protection Basic Course (Seniors)

*Seniors with higher levels of responsibility, and those who will work with cadets on a regular basis will also complete:  Cadet Protection Advanced Course


Complete Operational Risk Management (ORM)
(a/k/a Basic Risk Management)

Safety is our first priority. This course will teach you the basics of managing inherent risks using a methodical, six-step process.

Log into eServices at http://capnhq.gov/
In the left-side menu, select:  Online Learning
In the pop-up menu, select:  Learning Management System
Scroll to the section labeled “Safety: Other Courses,” then:

Complete:  Basic Risk Management


General Emergency Services (GES)
Foundational Courses

Civil Air Patrol is America’s premier public service organization for carrying out emergency services and disaster relief missions nationwide. As the auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s vigilant citizen volunteers are there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. The following courses are required before pursuing other Emergency Services training.

Both Cadets and Seniors should, as soon as practical, complete General Emergency Services Training. This training is the prerequisite for any practical training for real world events.

GES 116

GES 117 (pt 1, pt 2 and pt 3)

ICUT: Introductory Communications User Training

FEMA Courses: ICS 100, ICS 700, ICS 200, ICS 800

GES Foundational Courses


Obtain Your CAP Driver License:

Drivers are an essential part of all the programs in Civil Air Patrol. CAP drivers are authorized to drive CAP vehicles for official CAP missions as well as squadron and wing business.

Instructions for obtaining a CAP Driver’s License can be found at the link below. If you need assistance with this process, contact the Squadron Transportation Officer.

CAP Driver's License Instructions


Learn To Use The
CAP Operational Resource Management System:

When it is time to use vehicles like the CAP van, or if you are issued any CAP equipment for training or use, this has to be properly documented in Operational Resource Management System (ORMS). The Squadron Logistics Officer will instruct you on the care and reporting requirements for all CAP equipment that may be issued to you, even temporarily.


Now that you have completed
Level 1 Training,
you are ready to pursue more technical training
under Level 2:
  • Review the different Specialty Tracks available.

    SM Specialty Track List

  • Talk with your mentor or Squadron Commander to explore Level Two professional development opportunities that will assist you in advancing as a CAP member. You should also become familiar with the governing regulation on professional development, CAPR 50-17.
  • Meet with the Squadron Administration and Records Officer to discuss any military experience or training you would like included in your record.
  • Get involved. Actively seek opportunities to contribute to your areas of interest and expertise.
  • Don’t be afraid to try something new. Many Senior Members find that one interest brings them to CAP, only to find and love serving in an area they had never considered before. Jump in. Try it out. The worst thing that can happen is you decide you don’t like it. The best thing that can happen is that you find a new passion.