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Senior Staff

2022 Senior Staff Applications

Application Link: TBD

We are looking for senior members to serve as Seminar Advisors (similar to training officers for encampment).

Position Descriptions

Seminar Advisor

The Seminar Advisor position is available for each school: Airman Training School (ATS), Non-Commissioned Officer School (NCOS), and Regional Cadet Leadership School (RCLS).  The seminar advisor position is a good first MLA position.  While the duties are largely the same, the difference between schools is which activities the cadets will be doing during the day.  For more information on the individual schools, visit the MLA Info page.  The Seminar Advisors position is so important to the program that their availability often drives the total number of attendees that can be accepted.

In general, Seminar Advisors need to have knowledge of the cadet program with experience and skill in dealing with cadets. They are responsible for the safety, health and well being of the cadets. The Seminar Advisors provide senior member supervision of the cadets at all times throughout the activity. They will be available to the cadets for counseling, guidance and feedback. They will set an example to the cadets in uniform appearance, and customs and courtesies. The Seminar Advisors also provide training and guidance to the cadet Seminar Leaders (staff). They are responsible for ensuring that the school specific training program is progressing in a satisfactory manner.

Senior Member Staff Selection Requirements

To serve as a Seminar Advisor for MLA, you must be a senior member in good standing with CAP.  You must have completed Level 1 of the Professional Development program, and the Cadet Protection Policy Training.  Experience in MLA or the Encampment environment is helpful, but not required.  Experience in CAP Cadet Programs is helpful but not required.

Physical Requirements

  • Be able to walk 5 miles a day

  • Stand for an hour at a time

  • Carry a 10lb backpack


After you’ve been selected to be on senior staff you will need to decide where you are going to stay at Camp Ripley.  Your options are Basic Officer Quarters (BOQ) rooms, or Maid Service Quarters (MSQ) rooms.  BOQ rooms are available for free, but MSQ rooms are priced from $25 to $35 per night.  After you're selected for senior staff, please email with your preference, or any questions.

If you choose to stay in a BOQ room, you'll need to bring the following:

  • Bedding / Sleeping Bag
  • Pillow
  • Shower Towel
  • Flip flops for shower use
  • Toiletries

Arrival / Departure

Senior staff should plan on arriving an hour before students arrive.  Please plan to arrive by 1900 hours the first day.  Bring ABUs for wear during the weekend (corporates for RCLS staff), and blues for graduation.  Departure for senior staff happens shortly after student checkout at 1200 hours the last day.

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