Who is Derrell Lipman?
I have a penchant for teaching, which has led me to create and manage a number of programs and schools. Through my volunteer involvement in Civil Air Patrol, I gained qualification in numerous emergency services operational areas including search and rescue pilot, ground team leader, communications unit leader, and incident commander; and have since taught many emergency services courses ranging from few-hour single-topic classes (e.g., introductory radio communication) to a week-long emergency services “encampment” for CAP cadets (ages 12-20).
The Civil Air Patrol cadet program has a significant leadership component as well. I devised (and revised, over the course of about 15 groups of new cadets) a 12-week training curriculum for new cadets that provided them the basic knowledge to complete their first achievement (of a total of 12). To provide more advanced training, I developed the curriculum, recruited and assisted the instructors, coordinated the training, and managed the logistics for a multi-day intensive leadership training school for cadets at all levels and for adults desiring to learn more about running a cadet program (Integrated Leadership Schools). ILS ran three times, growing each time, with the most recent instance involving approximately 120 full-time students and staff during the 4-day live-in activity.
My most important activity is time spent with my wife and two kids. During my copious (ha!) free time, when I'm not playing with computers or involved in search & rescue training or missions, I enjoy playing ping pong, and flying around in my Grumman Tiger airplane.