July Recruiting Success Story
Posted on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM by Barbara Buckner
Each month on the
This month’s unit is:
Columbus Composite Squadron
Over 40 members from the squadron showed up bright and early Saturday morning ready to recruit and well over 30 were present Sunday morning for the Thunder in the Valley Air Show. 68 people filled out the
The squadron commander Lt Col Karabasz has a great senior team; Maj Adams, Capt Colley, Capt Talley, 2nd Lt Stockelman, SM Jesse Holmes (who was also the Army National
Some keys to their success:
1. They are pro-active. They actually go out to events, set up a
2. They used a condensed version of the
3. That night (and into the wee hours of the morning) Commander Karabasz and his staff took the time to go on eservices and filling in the info for each that filled out a PMF and send it in to NHQ. They didn’t wait days or weeks to give those interested a chance to forget about us; they did it that night.
4. Finally, Commander Karabasz went one step further; he put together a squadron response with information about the Columbus Composite Squadron and sent this to all that filled out the form and invited all in to visit the squadron.
There are some squadrons where the recruiting strategy is to sit back and wait for someone to wander through the door. Not the Columbus Composite Squadron; they go out in the field and recruit for the
Capt Tim Ledford
Director of Recruiting and Retention
Georgia Wing – The Civil Air Patrol