Virginia Spring Encampment 2021

27 March - 3 Apr 2021 at Fort Pickett in Blackstone, VA.

Tentative Important Dates:

15 Aug 2020 - encampment commander application closed.

TBD - executive cadet cadre applications open.

TBD - ops & support cadre applications open.

TBD - student applications open.

TBD - Cadre Selection Exercise - Virginia Wing Headquarters, Richmond, VA. NC location to be determined.

TBD - Staff Training Weekend 1

TBD - Staff Training Weekend 2

Why a Spring Encampment?  

  • Demand - The majority of summer encampments were cancelled in 2020.

  • Leadership - Additional leadership opportunity for cadets (and senior members alike)  

  • Partnership - Through teamwork, partnership, collaboration, (and hard work). We achieve more when we come together.  

  • You – The cadet program is so great because of the dedicated cadet program officers who devote their time and efforts. 

    Opportunity - This will be a one-time encampment opportunity to support the high demand due to missed summer opportunity. 


Virginia Wing is searching for an Encampment Commander! 

Encampment is the #1 CAP cadet activity in terms of total participation. Please consider applying if you can lead a team to meet the five main goal areas as laid out in CAPP 60-70. 

An ideal candidate would also possess the following qualifications: 

- Encampment completion within the last 5 years 

- A senior rating in cadet programs 

- Professional or CAP experience with management of large projects and budgets 

- Able to work with teams and large staff to manage the program 

- Understand the importance of communications and quick responses to inquiries  

- Comfortable with technology solutions, such as Office 365 and e-Services


The candidate should be familiar with directives specific to encampment including CAPR 60-1 Chapter 9, as well as other directives and pamphlets. Minimum responsibilities would include those detailed in CAPP 60-70. 

Thcommander will serve as the lead for developing and managing the spring encampment.  This position directly reports to the Director of Cadet Programs. This position is appointed by the wing commander. 


If you are interested in applying, please complete this application (click hereNLT 15 Aug 2020. This form is used instead of a resume and digging through records. Phone interviews will be conducted based on your availability. In addition, please have your unit commander email Maj Bixler below with a brief recommendation to accompany your application 

For more information on this position, please contact Major Bixler at or Capt Nutbrown at 

Thank you in advance for considering this position, your time and commitment to the cadet program is highly-valued and appreciated. 

Questions? Contact us!

Maj Jacob Bixler, VA Director of Cadet Programs -

Capt Sarah Nutbrown, VA Assistant Director of Cadet Programs -