Adam is the Commanding Officer of Nottingham Sea Cadets. He has undertaken this post as a volunteer since 1992 and become commanding officer in 2009.His basic commitment is 2 hours each Tuesday and Thursday evening, but Adam's dedication means that he is present at events most weekends as well.
Adam is in charge overall for the welfare and wellbeing of all of the cadets on board the unit, as well as maintaining the quality of instruction and standards of the site. His continued volunteering for the unit has seen them attain yet another excellent efficiency award for their annual inspection, and each cadet has exceeded the national average for qualifications gained in a year. The unit now boasts 7 senior cadets in positions of responsibility, with their training being coordinated by Adam and overseen now after their advancement to ensure continued development.
Adam's role within staff development is integral, as is his initiative when considering new ideas of ways to improve the cadet experience. He is responsible for interviewing potential new members of staff and ensuring all relevant paperwork is completed. He liaises with a Unit Management Committee who are responsible for the upkeep of the buildings and raising of funds, and often encourages cadets to consider new ways to raise money.
Adam also has a role within the Sea Cadets as a wider organisation, such as his recent involvement as an Escort Officer for the International Exchange Programme to Portugal.