National Chief of Protocol Application

NCOP Introduction
Do you wish that you could be on National Staff? Does your Chapter/Squadron not have the resources or manpower to even think about running? Well you are in luck. There is a way that you can make your own successful path by making a difference in Arnold Air Society and Silver Wings. 

What We Do...
My name is Lenina Serna and I am your National Chief of Protocol. The National Protocol Team includes myself, my Executive Officer (NCOP-XO) Darius DeSpain, and our National Administrative Consultant (NAC)  Ms. Chhandashiki Das. Together we have helped plan 11 Area/Region Conclaves all across the nation, and have had the opportunity to mentor and watch the Area, Region, and ARCON staffs grow. I had the privilege to travel to four different conclaves where I got to meet my team and see all of their hard work play out. I also had the humbling opportunity to attend Executive Boards in Washington D.C. where I got to work with Air Force leaders and affiliated civilians, in addition to spending a week with the leadership of AAS and SW, I had the honor of meeting and speaking to Defense Secretary Mattis among other incredible military leaders.    

Currently, myself and the rest of the protocol team are working with AAS/SW National Staff and the NATCON staff to plan this year’s National Conclave to be held in New Orleans. This position has given me the chance to learn how to lead, mentor, and work with a team geographically spread across the entire nation. Not only have I grown as a leader, but also as a person, this position has truly impacted my life in a positive way, and I hope to see dozens of applications in the coming weeks.

So How Do You Apply?
Linked you will find the NCOP Application Memorandum which has explicit instructions on how to apply. The application is due in my inbox NLT 26 February 2018 EOD (23:59) ET. Extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
There are two positions to be applied for; National Chief of Protocol and National Chief of Protocol XO, but the process will be the same. Once the new NCOP is chosen out of the five candidates, the new NCOP will then choose their NCOP XO from the remaining four candidates in a separate interview. 
You will also find the Joint Protocol Manual (JPM), Arnold Air Society Manual (AASMAN) and Silver Wings Manual (SWM) attached for your convenience. Protocol experience is not required; all we ask is a willingness to learn and enthusiasm! 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns about the application process. I hope to see lots of applications! 

Very Respectfully, 

LENINA J. SERNA, C/Col, AAS
National Chief of Protocol
Captain Mark Giles Danielson Squadron  
AFROTC Detachment 090
Colorado State University, Fort Collins
719.289.5002
protocol@arnold-air.org
lenina_serna@yahoo.com