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Duty Overview

 When a CAP member is assigned to fill the AEO position, the member must enroll in Speciality Track 215 of the Senior Member Training Program, unless the member holds an aerospace education specialty rating (ref. CAPR 35-1, Asignment and Duty Status). See CAP Pamphlet 15, CAP Reg 280-2, and CAP Pamphlet 215 for a more complete listing of duties/responsibilities expected of an AEO.

CAP Pamphlet 15
CAP Reg 280-2
CAP Pamphlet 215


  • Oversee the aerospace education portion of the cadet and senior member programs
  • Ensure cadet orientation flights are taking place
  • Weekly current events discussion
  • Work with the unit activities officer to plan enrichment activities.
  • File reports as required by regulation; brief unit commanders regularly
  • Support wing/region/national activities
  • Support the AE outreach programs in the community


  • Ensure training for newly appointed aerospace education officers
  • Develop and carry out the wing plan of action for aerospace education
  • Visit subordinate units
  • Provide program support as necessary and reasonable
  • Report names of members earning Yeager awards; issue certificates
  • Report on your program
  • Support the program with a regular newsletter or column in the wing newsletter
  • Ensure the dissemination of changes in programs, regulations, policies, and procedures relevant to aerospace education
  • Support external Aerospace Education outreach programs and activities
  • Ensure nominations are made for grants and awards
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