Director of Aerospace Education (DAE): Maj Bradley Naas
Internal Assistants: Lt Col Mike Walsh
External Assistant: Lt Col Hilda Pereyo

Aerospace Education Program

Cadet Aerospace Education Web Page

Cadet Aerospace Dimension Modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Flight
  • Module 2: Aircraft Systems and Airports
  • Module 3: Air Environment
  • Module 4: Rockets
  • Module 5: Space Environment
  • Module 6: Space Craft

Aerospace Education Program for Seniors:

Aerospace Education Awards:

  • ORWG AE Squadron of Merit
  • Scott Crossfield Award.
  • Frank G. Brewer-Civil Air Patrol Memorial Awards. CAPF 25
    1. Cadet
    2. Senior
    3. Non CAP Individual/organization
    4. Lifetime achievement
  • Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year. CAPF 128
  • Major General Jeanne M. Holm Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Officer of the year award. CAPF 129

Current AE Activities and Training:

Aerospace Education Reports, Guidance and Inspections:

External Aerospace Education – Community Out Reach

Duties/Responsibilities of an AEO – Squadron and Wing:

The Aerospace Education Officer Specialty Track 215 is the leadership program for aerospace education in Civil Air Patrol. CAP senior members may voluntarily elect to participate in the Aerospace Education Officer Specialty Track 215 and earn Technician, Senior, and Master ratings (ref CAPP 215). Achieving the 215 Master rating earns the senior member the Scott Crossfield Award. CAP senior members may voluntarily do a self-paced, self-study program Aerospace Education Program for Senior Members (AEPSM) and earn the Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager Aerospace Education Achievement Award (Yeager Award – ref. CAPR 280-2). Completing the AEPSM in conjunction with Level II of the Senior Member Training Program earns a gold “Aerospace Education Award” seal on the Certificate of Proficiency (COP).

Review CAP Pamphlet 15, CAP Regulation 280-2 and CAP Pamphlet 215 for a more complete listing of duties/responsibilities expected of an AEO. The following summarizes briefly what duties an AEO might perform at the squadron or wing levels.

In a squadron/unit within Oregon Wing, an AEO:

  • Leads or oversees the weekly AE current events discussion
  • Oversees the aerospace education portion of the cadet and senior member programs
  • Ensures cadet orientation flights are taking place
  • Works with the unit activities officer to plan enrichment activities
  • Develops and supervise Squadron AE POA
  • Files reports as required by regulation
  • Briefs unit commander regularly
  • Supports wing/region/national AE activities
  • Supports the external aerospace education programs in the community

Duties and responsibilities of wing AE staff:

Duties of the DAE would include assigning areas of Training, Internal/External, General AE unit oversite. Wing annual AE Plan of Action and Wing Activity Reports. Items not assigned to other assistant DAE’s will become the responsibility of the DAE. The DAE will maintain a personal AE activity log.

Duties of the Assistant DAE Internal include unit and wing level AE activities and training as well as items assigned by the DAE to this position. The Assistant DAE Internal will maintain a personal AE activity log.

Duties of the Assistant DAE External include outreach to the state community, helping units to outreach to local communities as well as items assigned by the DAE to this position. The Assistant DAE External will maintain a personal AE activity log.



CAPR 280-2 (3 June 2014)
CAPP 15 (Dec 2009)
CAPP 215 (Mar 2010

CAP Region Aerospace Education page
CAP National Aerospace Education page