From 18-22 October 2017, three cadets and three senior members of the Red Wing Composite Squadron and Stanton Flight attended the 2017 Minnesota Leadership Academy at Camp Ripley, MN. The cadets, SrA Brady Rezac, SrA Laura Rezac, and SrA Willie Wagner attended the Non-Commissioned Officer (NCOS) Course. Senior members (Adults), 2nd Lt Andrew Rezac and 2nd Lt Jeffrey Rezac worked as seminar leaders for the Airman Training School. Major Stephen Wall attended the Training Leaders of Cadets (Intermediate) course.
The Minnesota Leadership Academy consists of training programs for all levels of cadets as well as advanced training for the senior members. The Airman Training School teaches new cadets the basic requirements in military drill and leadership, the proper wearing of the uniform, and opportunities available to them through the Civil Air Patrol. The Non-Commissioned Officer School provided cadet NCOs basic leadership training for leading at the flight level, how to effectively prepare and present a speech, and how to manage the basic development of subordinate cadets. The Basic Cadet Officer School provided instruction into the art and science of leadership and the responsibilities of command. Senior members provide the overall supervision of each school and also have opportunities to attend advanced training programs such as the Corporate Learning Course and Training Leaders of Cadets.