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URMR Professional Development


Growing tired of trying to complete Level IV or V training in a national cohort?

Would you prefer to get it done face-to-face in one trip with the opportunity to do your Capstone Project as a team effort?

HERE is your chance!!

We are offering in-person Level IV and Level V training courses at the annual University of Rocky Mountain Region (URMR), which will be held at the Air Force Academy Prep School in Colorado Springs, CO


Level IV

Level IV primarily focuses on expanding leadership skills, program development, and building a more holistic view of CAP.  Level IV prepares the member for service as a group or wing-level leader who aspires to serve on staff or as a commander. Those who complete Level IV training earn the Paul E. Garber Award and the Garber ribbon


Dates: 26-29 June 2023, with travel days expected for Sunday, 25 June and Friday, 30 June 2023.

Cost:  URMR registration cost is $250.00 for each of the Level IV and Level V Courses and includes meals, lodging and a commemorative polo shirt. All course activities will be held on-site there.  The specific location of the sessions will be released as soon as it is determined.  We are privileged to participate with other members from the five wings of RMR, and possibly some extra-region attendees.


Registration: EventBrite will be the URMR registration tool.  We must have course registration accomplished by Saturday 27 May, to allow time for students to complete prerequisite assignments and submit them prior to the course start date.

Level 4: registration:


Level V

Dates: 19-23 June

Cost: $250, lodging and meals are included!

Travel:   Carpooling is encouraged to share expenses.

Registration: There are 40 seats and they will be filled on a first-come first-served basis, with priority given to those otherwise promotion-eligible to Lt Col.

Please see the below announcement and call me directly if you have questions.


Level 5:

Levels IV and V

Each applicant must submit a CAPF 17 (Application for Senior Member Activities) to the course director at, so that we can determine eligibility and make final selections and notifications.  Due to space limitations (40 students), prioritization will be on a first come first served basis by qualifications.  We realize that all members who apply may not be selected to attend.  Special consideration will be given for those members already promotion-eligible.  Anyone initially not selected will be placed on a waiting list in case openings arise due to cancellations.  We will send out course acceptance notifications which will contain the registration link, with specific details related to prerequisite Level IV assignments and access information to a GoogleDrive location created for assignment submissions. This course is expected to fill quickly, so please submit your CAPF 17 as soon as possible, but no later than 21 May.


Travel: For those members flying into Colorado, it is recommended to use the Colorado Springs Airport (KCOS), from which RMR can provide shuttle service.  NOTE: URMR will not provide shuttle service to Denver Int’l Airport (KDIA), but shuttle service at member expense is recommended with Groome Transportation (  The CAP member may take the shuttle from the Denver Airport to the Academy Hotel in Colorado Springs. The Academy Hotel is located near the South gate of the USAFA so it is pretty close for a pickup. Current round trip shuttle cost is about $104. Even with paying this cost, some airline tickets are much cheaper into Denver.  Please plan ahead.  Purchasing plane tickets in advance may allow you to take advantage of reduced rates.  For those traveling by personal vehicle or CAP vehicle, you may wish to see if you can car pool with others to reduce expenses and enjoy some additional companionship on the way. More information to follow about specific schedule, check-in and departure times.


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