Is the "RACES" or "ARES" function supplied by a local club? If so, to what extent is the club involved in the selection and appointment of the person who works with the local government agency?
Has the local structure ever terminated an appointee for any reason? What and why? If not, why not?
Does the local structure select (or assist in the selection of) the unit RACES radio officer or ARES EC based on competency in management or ability to work closely with paid government or agency staff?
Is the local structure essentially "political" in that who knows whom is the criteria for appointments, rather than management, coordination and interpersonal skills?
What other titles does the RACES Radio Officer have? Whoever that person is, how much time each week is spent IN (repeat, IN) the local jurisdictions emergency management agency?
Questions like these help get the caller to think about what is taking place in their unit. Questions that probe the situation help determine a direction, a focus, an attitude, alternatives, or just a different perspective. There are no absolutes, no guaranteed solutions in questions, but they serve as a good stimulator.