Rules of the List
Mike Marek's 2005
National Board presentation on
"Putting the Web to
Work for CAP"
Building a Successful
Public Affairs Program
PowerPoint 2003 Viewer (for above file)
1.2 meg PDF file
(Outdated but still good info)
Photos from the CAP Response to
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I am Michael Marek, LTC, CAP. I have been a CAP member since 1983 and was
promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1993. I am the CAP national staff Communications
TEam Leader. I have been North Central Region PAO and have served
as South Dakota Wing Chief of Staff, Director of Communications, Wing PAO
(twice), South Dakota Wing Director of Emergency Services, and once upon
a time was CAP's National Digital Radio Network Manager. I have
also been an IC/MC for CAP, Mission IO, Master Ground
Team Leader and Senior Observer. I have twice served as a CAP Encampment
Deputy Commander. In other parts of my life, I am a college asscoiate professor
of Mass Communication, and an Extra class amateur radio operator. I have
also served as an American Red Cross First Aid Instructor Trainer.
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