Air Force senior CJ Siples had a very busy summer with an important cadet wing leadership position. Siples served as the command center chief for the Expeditionary, Survival and Evasion Training (ESET) program which occurred during the third period of summer. During his time serving as the command center chief, Siples had a chance to brief the newly appointed Commandant of Cadets, Brig. Gen. Kristin Goodwin, on his specific role in helping execute the ESET mission.
Cadets go through ESET during the summer prior to the start of their sophomore year, during which they find out what it takes to operate in austere environments supporting the Air Force mission. Contingency experienced personnel will teach cadets expeditionary and battlefield Airman skillsets such as setting up modular facilities and contingency utilities, passive defense, force protection, secure individual and team movement, survival and evasion skills and much more.
This unique training begins with conceptual employment of forces to personal, hands-on experiential Air Expeditionary Force deployment. This is also the beginning of cadet’s Commissioning Education (CE) program to prepare them for the next two years of cadet life and as a commissioned officer.