Professional Development

Professional Development
To accomplish its missions, CAP requires an informed senior membership trained in leadership, management, and functional tasks. The CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program trains members in these skills and prepares them to serve their units, their communities, and their nation.
Functional Address:  CAP SER/PD

Organization of the Senior Member Professional Development Program

Five levels comprise the Senior Member Professional Development Program, they are as follows:
  • Level I, Orientation. Level I training provides the new senior member with information required for active membership in CAP.
  • Level II, Technical Training. In this level, the member acquires a technical skill and begins receiving basic training in leadership and management topics.
  • Level III, Management. Senior members desiring to serve in CAP management positions train at this level.
  • Level IV, Command and Staff. This level concentrates on members desiring to become leaders in CAP.
  • Level V, Executive. Those performing duty as commanders or staff officers train at this level.


For more information, please go to: CAPR 50-17 dated 04 June 2015 

Level V Awardees

Congratulations to the following members of the Southeast Region who completed Level V in the Professional Development program in 2016.  This level of CAP career development is for those officers performing duty as commanders or staff officers.  As such only the most dedicated senior members achieve this level.  Successful completion of Level V qualifies the CAP officer for the Wilson Award.  This is the highest professional development award given to a senior member.  It honors Gill Robb Wilson, an airman, poet, writer, and founder of CAP.
The list is in order of unit charter:

Unit Name Date
AL-113 Maj Donald A. Cain 19 Apr 2016
AL-119 Lt Col Joseph L. Diviano 04 Jul 2016
FL-025 Lt Col Dawn J. Lynch 27 Jul 2016
FL-032 Maj Joyce E. Lampasona 24 Apr 2016
FL-116 Maj Regina Kistner 16 Aug 2016
FL-423 Lt Col Ryan E. Livergood 24 Aug 2016
GA-001 Lt Col Patrick J. Zarnik 19 Apr 2016
GA-033 Lt Col Phillip G. Malone 29 Aug 2016
GA-033 Lt Col Daniel J. Routier 22 Sep 2016
GA-045 Lt Col Megan E. Gallagher 19 Apr 2016
GA-045 Lt Col Rebecca L. Gallagher 07 May 2016
GA-116 Lt Col Mark D. Gelheardt 18 Nov 2016
GA-129 Lt Col Ilana Mor 19 Apr 2016
GA-130 Maj Michael J. Schiefer 10 Sep 2016
GA-142  Lt Col Donald B. McKeon 01 Jun 2016
GA-156 Maj Jeffrey L. Garrett  19 Apr 2016 
MS-001  Lt Col Jo A. Kelly  01 May 2016 
MS-109  Maj Shaun J. Kelly  01 May 2016 
PR-034  Lt Col Erick Herrera  30 Dec 2016 
PR-129  Lt Col Edgardo J. Cruz  18 May 2016 
TN-001  Lt Col Philip L. Holt  12 Dec 2016 
TN-017  Maj Diane L. VanderVeen  21 Jun 2016 
Professional Development Staff
Deputy Chief of Staff,
Professional Development

Lt Col William 'Bill' Renaud
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