U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Teresa A.H. Djuric, commander of Air University’s Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development and keynote speaker for CAP's 2010 Annual Conference and National Board banquet Sept. 4.
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – More than 500 Civil Air Patrol members are heading for California’s South Coast for the organization’s 2010 Annual Conference and National Board, set for Sept. 1-4 at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina.
“The conference is a celebration of our members for their service to America and their extraordinary achievements above and beyond the call of duty,” said Maj. Gen. Amy S. Courter, CAP’s national commander. “I am looking forward to the chance of greeting each and every one in attendance, honoring them with much-deserved awards and participating alongside them in training seminars customized to fulfill their unique needs.”
Conference participants will hear remarks from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Teresa A.H. Djuric, keynote speaker for the conference banquet at 7 p.m. Sept. 4.
Djuric is commander of Air University’s Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., site of CAP National Headquarters, and acts as a liaison providing assistance and oversight for CAP.
She is expected to talk about an administrative shift last year by Air University that realigned CAP and CAP-USAF, the liaison between CAP and the Air Force, under the Holm Center. The supervisory realignment has already proven effective, streamlining Air Force and CAP youth programs and allowing the 110,000 Junior Air Force ROTC cadets and 24,000 CAP cadets to attend the same encampments, greatly expanding the programs available to both groups.
The commander’s son, Cadet Capt. Hayden Djuric, is a member of the Alabama Wing’s Maxwell Composite Squadron.
Other conference highlights will include:
- Ten preconference courses Sept. 1-2 and nearly 60 learning labs Sept. 3-4. The seminars will target such topics as chaplains, cadet programs, finance, disaster relief, homeland security, communications, safety, aerospace education and public affairs.
- An awards ceremony honoring exceptional CAP members – including the Cadet of the Year and the Senior Member of the Year – from 8:30-9:45 a.m. Sept. 4.
Registration for the annual conference can be completed online through CAP’s national website.