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Civil Air Patrol
National Board
Minutes

18-19 August 2005
St Louis MO

18-19 August 2005
Contents
OPEN SESSION
Action Agenda Items
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Approval of March 2005 National Board Minutes .................Col Chavez............ 4
CAP National Commander Election......................................Col Chavez............ 5
CAP National Vice Commander Election..............................Col Chavez............ 7
Ratification of Regulations .................................................Col Kauffman............ 9
Transfer of Property Responsibility Statement ....................Col Eldridge.......... 12
National Level Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Award..Col Sharkey .......... 15
Recognizing FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs)
As CAP Check Pilots ..........................................................Col Granville.......... 17
Review of policies and procedures pertaining to access
to and use of a collection of historical photographs ............Col Sambold.......... 19
Safety Policy........................................................................ Col Marking.......... 29
Reducing Volunteer Workload ............................................. Col Marking.......... 32

11.

Committee Reports............................................................Col Kauffman.......... 35
1. Finance Committee ........................................................................... .......... 35
2. Development Committee ................................................................... .......... 35
3. Operations Committee....................................................................... .......... 35
4. Professional Development Committee .............................................. .......... 36
5. Information Technology Group .......................................................... .......... 36
6. Advanced Technology Group ............................................................ .......... 37
7. Cadet Programs Sub Committee....................................................... .......... 37
8. Chaplain Services.............................................................................. .......... 37
9. Medical Services ............................................................................... .......... 37

12.

Old Business .......................................................................................... .......... 38
1. CAP Membership Cards .................................................................... .......... 38

13.

New Business......................................................................................... .......... 40
1. Confirmation of CS, NLO, NFO, NC, and Chief of Chaplain Services40
2. Proposed Change to the CAP Flight Suit........................................... .......... 40
3. National Level Cadet Programs Award.............................................. .......... 40
4. Membership Dues Waived for Military Retirees................................. .......... 41
5. Change to CAPR 5-4, Publications and Blank Forms Management .. .......... 42

Information Agenda Items
14.
15.
16.

Wing Administrator Program.................................................Mr. Reckart .......... 43
Back to School Cadet Recruiting Campaign.......................... Ms. Parker .......... 44
CAP Historical Foundation Update ..................................... Mr. Steketee.......... 45
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Administrative Announcements ......................................................................... .......... 46

The minutes were approved at the National Board Meeting in March
2006.

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CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
18-19 August 2005
St Louis MO

OPEN SESSION
CALL TO ORDER ..................................................... Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
INVOCATION............................................................ Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp, CAP
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...................................... Col Larry D. Kauffman, CAP
ROLL CALL............................................................... Mr. Don Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
NATIONAL COMMANDER REMARKS..................... Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS........................ Mr. Don Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
SENIOR AIR FORCE ADVISOR REMARKS ............ Col George Vogt, USAF
SAFETY BRIEFING .................................................. Col Davis R. Bonner, CAP

NATIONAL BOARD
The National Board is comprised of the National Commander, Senior Air Force Advisor
(also Commander, CAP-USAF), National Vice Commander, National Chief of Staff,
National Finance Officer, National Legal Officer, National Controller, National Inspector
General, National Chief of Chaplains Services, the 8 region commanders, and 52 wing
commanders.
MIDDLE EAST REGION

NATIONAL OFFICERS
*Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
*Col George Vogt, USAF
*Col Larry D. Kauffman, CAP
*Col Donald B. Angel, CAP
*Col Theodore R. Chavez, CAP
*Col George M. Boyd, CAP
**Col William S. Charles, CAP
**Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp, CAP

National Commander
Senior AF Advisor
Nat'l Chief of Staff
Nat'l Finance Officer
National Legal Officer
National Controller
National Insp. General
Chief Chap. Services

*Col Charles S. Glass, CAP
Col Russell M. Opland, CAP
Col Kathryn J. Walling, CAP
Col Jane E. Davies, CAP
Col Larry J. Ragland, CAP
Col Saul H. Hyman, CAP
Col Richard L. Moseley, CAP
Col Rodney F. Moody, CAP

Region Commander
Delaware
Maryland
National Capital
North Carolina
South Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia

NORTHEAST REGION
*Col Richard A. Greenhut, CAP
Col James E. Palmer, CAP
Col Mitchell P. Sammons, CAP
Col Frederick B. Belden, CAP
Col Margie L. Sambold, CAP
Col Robert Diduch, CAP
Col Austyn W. Granville, Jr., CAP
Col M. Allen Applebaum, CAP
Col Anthony L. Vessella, Jr., CAP
Col Ann B. Clark, CAP

Region Commander
Connecticut
Maine
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
Vermont

GREAT LAKES REGION
*Col William W. Webb, CAP
Col Maurice Givens, CAP
Col Charles H. Greenwood, CAP
Col Henry L. Heaberlin, CAP
Col Gary J. Mayo, CAP
Col Charles L. Carr, CAP
Col Clair D. Jowett, CAP

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Region Commander
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

SOUTHEAST REGION
*Col Matthew R. Sharkey, CAP
Col John E. Tilton, CAP
Col Joseph J. Martin, CAP
Col Charles D. Greene, CAP
Col John B. Wilkes, CAP
Col Herman Liboy, CAP
Col James M. Rushing, CAP

*Col Glyndon Scott, CAP (proxy)
Col Donald G. Cortum, CAP
Col James E. Fletcher, CAP
Col Jan E. Van Hoven, CAP
Col Russell E. Chazell, CAP
Col William R. Morton Jr., CAP

Region Commander
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
Puerto Rico
Tennessee

PACIFIC REGION

NORTH CENTRAL REGION
*Col Rex E. Glasgow, CAP
Col Ralph Tomlinson, CAP
Col Bernard F. King, CAP
Col Stephen G. Miller, CAP
Col Joe E. Casler, CAP
Col Steven W. Kuddes, CAP
Col K. Walter Vollmers, CAP
Col B. T. Marking, CAP

Region Commander
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming

*Col Merle V. Starr, CAP
Col Robert L. Brouillette, CAP
Col Virginia M. Nelson, CAP
Lt Col Thomas Berhm, CAP (proxy)
Col Dion E. DeCamp, CAP
Col Theodore S. Kyle, CAP
Col Ernestus S. Schnabler, CAP

Region Commander
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota

Region Commander
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington

SOUTHWEST REGION
*Col Thomas L. Todd, CAP
Col John J. Varljen, CAP
Col Reggie L. Chitwood, CAP
Col Rodney W. Ammons, CAP
Col Frank A. Buethe, CAP
Col Joe R. Smith, CAP
Col Robert F. Eldridge, CAP

Region Commander
Arizona
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

*Voting Members of National Executive Committee
** Non voting members of National Executive Committee

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OTHER CORPORATE OFFICIALS
Mr. Don R. Rowland
Mr. Mark H. Richardson, III
Mr. William R. Bean, Jr.
Ms. Susan K. Easter
Mr. John A. Salvador
Mr. John F. Dean, Jr.
Mr. Stanley H. Leibowitz
Mr. James E. Shea

Acting Executive Director
Senior Director, Strategic Comm. & Plans
Acting Director, Leadership Development
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Operations
Director, Logistics & Mission Support
General Counsel
Director, Strategic Partnerships

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AGENDA ITEM 1

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Action

SUBJECT: Approval of March 2005 National Board Minutes
CAP/NLO – Col Chavez
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The March 2005 National Board minutes were distributed in draft form for review by the
National Board members.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to approve the minutes of the March 2005 National Board
meeting.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL GREENHUT/NER MOVED and COL GREENWOOD/IN seconded a motion to
approve the minutes of the 4 – 5 March 2005 National Board Meeting in
Washington, DC.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Remove DRAFT from the front cover and reprint.

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AGENDA ITEM 2

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP National Commander Election
CAP/NLO – Col Chavez
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Per the Civil Air Patrol Bylaws, Section 10.2, in the event of the absence or incapacity of
the National Commander, the National Vice Commander exercises any and all authority
reserved for the National Commander until such time as a new National Commander is
duly elected or until the National Commander is no longer absent or incapacitated. With
a vacancy in the position of National Commander, it is necessary to duly elect a new
National Commander.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board conduct an election for the office of National Commander.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL CHAVEZ/NLO referred to the vacancy in the Office of the National Commander
and stated that, according to the Constitution, there would normally be a 90-day period
prior to the election for candidates to file. He stated that since the resignation of the
National Commander occurred after the 90th day cut-off, there are no filings; however,
nominations may be made from the floor. Prior to opening nominations from the floor,
Col Chavez read the previously approved election procedure.
COL TODD/SWR NOMINATED and COL WEBB/GLR seconded the nomination of
Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda.
There were no further nominations from the floor.
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BY A MAJORITY VOTE, Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda was elected
National Commander for a 3-year term of office.

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AGENDA ITEM 3

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP National Vice Commander Election
CAP/NLO – Col Chavez
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Per the Civil Air Patrol Constitution, Article XII, the National Vice Commander is elected
annually.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board conduct an election for the office of National Vice Commander.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL CHAVEZ/NLO stated that the same election rules applied to the election of the
National Vice Commander. Also, the Constitution allows for a filing period to be closed
90 days prior to the election. The only individual having filed for that position is Brig
Gen Pineda and that filing is now moot. Col Chavez opened nominations from the floor.
COL GLASS/MER NOMINATED and COL WEBB/GLR seconded the nomination of
Col Rex E. Glasgow, Commander, North Central Region.
COL VARLJEN/AZ NOMINATED and COL ELDRIDGE/TX seconded the nomination
of Colonel Thomas L. Todd, Commander, Southwest Region.
COL APPLEBAUM/PA NOMINATED and COL GRANVILLE/NY seconded the
nomination of Colonel Andrew E. Skiba, Director, Homeland Security Group.

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BY MAJORITY VOTE, Col Rex E. Glasgow was elected National Vice
Commander.

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AGENDA ITEM 4

LG

Action

SUBJECT: Ratification of Regulations
CAP/CS – Col Kauffman
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Constitution Article XX, requires that, in the normal course of events, regulations shall
be adopted and maintained by the National Commander and shall be ratified by a
majority vote of the National Board.
The following is a list of regulations for possible ratification:
CAPR 70-1

CAP Acquisition Regulation

CAPR 173-2

Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and Wings
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:

That the National Board vote to ratify the proposed regulations.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Cost of printing and distribution.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
These regulations are completed and staffed or are expected to be prior to the National
Board meeting. CAPR 173-2 had the 60-day comment period waived to 30 days at the
direction of the National Commander.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
All CAP regulations listed above.

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NATIONAL BOARD ACTION

1.

CAPR 70-1, CAP Acquisition Regulation

COL KAUFFMAN/CS MOVED and COL TODD/SWR seconded that the National
Board ratify CAPR 70-1, CAP Acquisition Regulation.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Publication and distribution of regulation.

2.

CAPR 173-2, Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and Wings

COL ANGEL/NFO MOVED and COL BOYD/NC seconded that the National Board
ratify CAPR 173-2, Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and Wings as modified
by the Finance Committee.
In response to a question, MS. EASTER/FM stated there were only two minor changes:
(1) Level Two violations statement was changed to read that region commanders would
be the approving authority, and (2) some minor wording changes.
The following additional changes were made by the National Board:
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED and COL DAVIES/NAT CAP seconded that the second
sentence of paragraph 10 read as follows: “In order to use credit cards, each
region/wing will establish, in writing, a credit card usage and approval policy.”

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
COL MARTIN/FL MOVED and COL SHARKEY/SER seconded that the following
second sentence be added to Paragraph 17.e. “This restriction may be waived by
the region commander.”
COL CHARLES/IG strongly cautioned against changing the language which was
specifically added to avoid fraud, waste, and abuse. If the data files are taken off that
system and re-uploaded, the internal controls will be lost.

MOTION FAILED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED the following two changes, in the interest of paperwork
reduction: (1) Paragraph 4, first sentence, delete the words “each year,” and (2)
Paragraph 5.f. change to read: “All financial policies will be reviewed by the
finance committee during the first quarter of each fiscal year.”

MOTION FAILED DUE TO LACK OF A SECOND

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COL MILLER/MN MOVED and COL KAUFFMAN/CS seconded that the third
sentence of paragraph 4.h. be changed as follows: delete: “by the end of the
succeeding month,” and add: “within 45 days.”

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
COL MARTIN/MN MOVED and COL GRANVILLE/NY seconded that a third
sentence be added to paragraph 18, to read: “However, if no response is
received from NHQ CAP/FM and CAP-USAF/FM within 60 days, the supplement is
approved.”
There was a suggestion that what pertains to this regulation applies to all CAP
regulations and supplements and it was recommended that this proposal be addressed
in New Business.

MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN
COL MARKING/SD MOVED and COL OPLAND/DE seconded that paragraph 4.h.
be changed to allow the wing financial assistant visit to substitute for one of the
quarterly internal financial reviews.
There was discussion on the value of having the internal financial reviews conducted by
financial staff in the field.

MOTION WAS WITHDRAWN
MOTION TO RATIFY CAPR 173-2, AS CHANGED, CARRIED WITH NO
DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters (1) notification to the field, (2) make
regulation changes, and (3) printing and distribution of revised CAPR 173-2.

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AGENDA ITEM 5

LG

Action

SUBJECT: Clarification of “Transfer of Property Responsibility Statement”
CAPR 67-1
TX Wg/CC – Col Eldridge
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Currently, CAPR 67-1, CAP Supply Regulation, para 2-1f is not clear whether a transfer
of property responsibility statement is required or a unit Personnel Authorization (PA) is
required to be filed within the Supply Officer appointment folder. “CAPR 67-1,
paragraph 2-1f states: “Supply officer appointment folder A folder will be established for
filing of the unit supply officer transfer of proper responsibility or unit Personnel
Authorization (PA) listing the individual as supply (or logistics) officer. The unit, group,
wing, and LO will establish a folder for each subordinate unit.”
Based on CAPR 67-1 Attachment 23, CAP Wing Survey Audit Checklist, item 4a,
states: “Are copies of all supply officer appointments with transfer of property statement
in remarks block (CAPF 2a) on file? (CAPR 67-1, Chapter 2, Paragraph 2-1f.)” and
Attachment 24, CAP Unit Survey Audit Checklist, item 3a, states: “Are copies of supply
officer appointments (CAPF 2a) on file? Transfer of property statement must be
completed. (CAPR 67-1, Chapter 2, Paragraph 2-1f.)” It’s understood both documents
are required.
Therefore, it has become expected a CAPF 2a or a unit PA, along with a statement of
Transfer of Property Responsibility statement must be filed in the Supply officer
appointment folders of all units no matter if a unit has property or not. In addition, this
statement is either on the CAPF 2a or on a separate sheet of bond paper to be filed
within the supply officer appointment folder. In the past 4 years, our volunteer members
have spent several hundreds of hours completing and tracking down “Transfer of
Property Responsibility Statements.” If not on file, the annual Unit Survey Audit or
Compliance Inspection will document this as a discrepancy within the respective
reports.
The Transfer of Property Responsibility Statements are only required when a change of
supply officers takes place within a unit having property. Once an inventory is
completed, the statement is then annotated on the S-3 report and filed within the S-3
report and transaction register file as per CAPR 67-1 para 3-2 and para 2-1c.
Therefore, we believe it was never intended to maintain a separate Transfer of Property
Responsibility Statement within the supply officer appointment folder or having units to
create and maintain this statement even if the unit has no property.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to approve the following changes to CAPR 67-1, CAP
Supply Regulation:

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1. Paragraph 2-1f recommend change to reflect: “Supply officer appointment folder A
folder will be established for filing of the CAPF 2a, Request for and Approval of
Personnel Actions or a unit Personnel Authorization (PA) listing the individual as supply
(or logistics) officer. The unit, group, wing and LO will establish a folder for each
subordinate unit.”
2. Attachment 23, CAP Wing Survey Audit Checklist, item 4a, recommend change to
reflect: “Are copies of all supply officer appointments (CAPF 2a) or Personnel
Authorization on file? (CAPR 67-1, Chapter 2, Paragraph 2-1f.)”
3. Attachment 24, CAP Unit Survey Audit Checklist, item 3a, recommend change to
reflect: “Are copies of supply officer appointments (CAPF 2a) on file? (CAPR 67-1,
Chapter 2, Paragraph 2-1f.)”
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The purpose of the Transfer of Property Responsibility Statement is to ensure the
incoming supply officer receives an accurate accounting of all unit property from the
outgoing supply officer. The CAPF 2a, Request for and Approval of Personnel Action,
or Unit Personnel Authorization (PA) appoint an individual to the supply officer position.
LG recommends Transfer of Property Responsibility be maintained within the supply
files and the CAPF2a or PA be maintained in the unit’s membership files. The
upcoming version of CAPR 67-1, Supply Regulation, will correct this issue.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Comments pending a more thorough review of the regulations in question.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 67-1, CAP Supply Regulation.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL ELDRIDGE/TX MOVED and COL TODD/SWR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES

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FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters (1) notification to the field, (2) make
regulation changes, and (3) printing and distribution of change to CAPR 67-1.

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AGENDA ITEM 6

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Action

SUBJECT: National Level Cadet Programs Officer of the Year Award
SER/CC – Col Sharkey
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
At the national level we currently recognize members who serve in various functional
and operational areas. I feel that we should add to those awards by formally
recognizing a senior member who has provided outstanding service and shown
dedication in the Cadet Program that trains tomorrow’s leaders.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to approve the creation of a National level “Cadet
Programs Officer of the Year.” This award would then filter down through the command
levels (Region, Wing, Squadron, etc.) to recognize senior members for their service to
the Cadet Program at each level.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
The cost of plaques and announcements.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. Recognition for our hard working members is always a good idea. If approved,
suggest the criteria mirror that of the Logistician or Communications Officer of the Year
and be based on individual contributions to the success of the Cadet Program during
the year. Unit nominations should be forwarded to the Wing and then to the Region so
that 8 nominations are received at National Headquarters for consideration.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
Committee to review on 31 July. Comments will be posted on the web board.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates.
CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management.

NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
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COL SHARKEY/SER MOVED and COL STARR/PCR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION with an addition that, with concurrence of his family,
this award be named for John V. “Jack” Sorenson, one of the original founders of
the current cadet program.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters (1) Obtain concurrence of the Sorenson
family, (2) Implementation of policy and notification to the field, (3) make regulation
changes, and (4) printing and distribution of changes to CAPR 39-3 and CAPR 52-16.

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AGENDA ITEM 7

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Action

SUBJECT: Recognizing FAA Designated Pilot Examiners (DPEs)
as CAP Check Pilots
NY Wg/CC – Col Granville
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
For about the first three decades of the Civil Air Patrol history, the Federal Aviation
Administration District Office Chiefs or their Flight Examiners were recognized as the
primary evaluating resource for the CAP Check Pilot Program. CAP “Chief” Check
Pilots are no longer required to be evaluated by the FAA to perform their duties.
Further, the primary role of evaluation for pilot certification by the FAA has shifted from
“employee” examiners to “private individual” Designated Pilot Examiners” (DPEs). In
our CAP Flight Management, we recognize the DPEs as a highly qualified resource, but
we do not provide appropriate qualification status when the DPE is concurrently a
member and CAP pilot.
FAA Order 8710.3D “Designated Pilot and Flight Engineer Examiner’s Handbook”
December 16, 2004 establishes the qualifications for designation as an Examiner and
the annual and biennial flight review and course requirements to hold and renew the
DPE rating.
Appropriately, our Flight Management Regulation allows a DPE to provide an annual
CAPF-5 flight evaluation to CAP pilots, check pilots or check pilot “examiners”. The
CAP items of the Form 5 (primarily oral) are reviewed by a CAP check pilot. No CAP
course requirements or flight checks are required.
PROPOSED NB ACTION:
The National Board approve the appointment of CAP member FAA Designated Pilot
Examiners as CAP check pilots with check pilot examiner status based solely on their
FAA qualifications and currency.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management, is affected by this action. Specifically,
Paragraphs 3-2.e. Check Pilot Qualification and 3-5., CAPF 5 Flight Checks.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS COMMENTS:
CAP National Headquarters shares the same concerns as the Operations Committee.
If this agenda item is adopted, highly recommend that DPEs be required to complete
(as a minimum) the HQ CAP on-line course that explains how to administer and
document a CAPF 5 check ride.
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CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
In general, CAP-USAF supports this concept for CAP Form 5 checks. However, this
proposal does not fully explain if there is intent for the DPE to perform CAP Form 91
checks. CAP-USAF reserves comment pending more detailed explanation of the actual
changes to CAPR 60-1.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
Committee does not concur with this proposal.
Rationale: A CAP check pilot must be aware of more than the FAA pilot requirements
and the ability to demonstrate proficiency in an aircraft group. He must be familiar with
CAPR 60-1 and how it applies to the overall program. A DPE certainly has the FAA
qualifications and knowledge of the FAR's, but he has not necessarily met the NCPSC
completion requirements that CAP check pilots must meet under CAPR 60-1, par 3.2 or
be knowledgeable about the CAP flight program.
This is required to maintain standardization throughout the CAP flying program.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
No action was taken on this item.

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AGENDA ITEM 8

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Action

SUBJECT: Review of policies and procedures pertaining to access to and use of
a collection of historical photographs
NH Wg/CC – Col Sambold
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Discussion and documentation on this issue is attached. The issue raises the following
questions:







Who is the legal owner of the photographic collection in question? CAP? or CAP
Historical Foundation (CAPHF)?
With what understanding/s were the photographs donated?
Who has the right to set policy governing the use of this collection? Has this
been delegated to CAPHF?
Does the present arrangement between the CAP and the CAPHF serve the best
interests of the CAP, the veterans who lived this history, the people who donated
the photographs, the public that might have an interest in this history, or the
people like historians, authors, journalists, documentary film producers and
others who might carry this history to the public?
Does it serve the best interests of the CAP to give preferential treatment on the
use of the photographs to any organization (in this case, CAPHF) if that
preferential treatment includes protecting the rights of CAPHF to operate in a
way that excludes or impedes other efforts that would also conceivably benefit
the CAP?

Please see attached for additional information:
Detailed discussion of the issue
Exhibit A: Letter of May 26, 2005 from Col. Stanley Leibowitz to Ms. Morfit of
CAP2P
Exhibit B: Illustration: “Same Photo; Different Credits.”
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to do these three things:
1. State if the collection of historic photographs now in the custodianship of the CAP
Historical Foundation is legally owned by the CAP or CAPHF?
2. If legally owned by the CAP, to vote that the photographs should be made available
conveniently and at a reasonable cost of reproduction and mailing to people working to
get the CAP story out.
3. To release the photos reproduced on CD at 300 dpi immediately through me to the
CAP2P, a project to preserve and promote the WWII history of the CAP and to
celebrate the volunteer spirit it represents. The photos will be shared by that
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organization and provided to museums and the media for use in a PR campaign
centered around CAP’s WWII history. They will, in other words, be widely shared for
purposes of education and PR exposure—with photo credits.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
To be determined.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
HQ suggests that this item be referred to the Historical Foundation Board for their
consideration and recommend resolution.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No Comment.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None. The Historical Foundation will review this during its meeting at the August
National Conference.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL SAMBOLD/NH MOVED and COL SHARKEY/SER seconded that the National
Board table this item until further information can be gathered.

MOTION TO TABLE CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-UP ACTION: Inclusion in a future agenda for consideration.

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DETAILED DISCUSSION
Abbreviations: CAP = “Civil Air Patrol”
CAPHF = “Civil Air Patrol Historical Foundation”
CAP2P = “WWII Civil Air Patrol Preservation Project”
The Context
General Comment: This question arises within the context of recent events which I relate to illustrate
the issues that need consideration. This is not intended as either a criticism or a referendum on the work
of any organization or person. If the CAP has an arrangement with CAPHF that now raises some issues,
I ask the CAP to examine this case with attention to the policy issues it raises, not to assess blame or
judge any of the personalities involved.
These issues were surfaced by an organization that called itself “The WWII Civil Air Patrol Preservation
Project.” [“CAP2P” for short.] The co-founders of this organization are Lt. Col. Ray Lyon, Vice
Commander of the New Hampshire Wing, and his friend, Spencer Morfit. Lt. Col Lyon is retired USAF
and has a 26 year career in new business development for a major defense contractor. Ms Morfit has 30
years’ experience in corporate communications and marketing. Because Lt. Col. Lyon is my Vice
Commander, because he introduced me to Ms. Morfit, and because I was working with the Project to
place a Stinson 10-A from the Falmouth, MA, Coastal Patrol Base #18 that belonged to my late
husband, I am well acquainted with both of them, the Project, and with these events.
The stated mission of CAP2P was “to preserve and promote the history of the Civil Air Patrol in WWII and
to celebrate the volunteer spirit this history represents.” They had a comprehensive, broad-based 5-year
plan to accomplish this.
CAP2P had a list of about 30 museums nationwide, many of them quite large and significant. These
museums committed in writing to make space available for a CAP display. These displays were to
include a plane with a documented history of having flown in the CAP in WWII and interpretive materials.
CAP2P planned to enroll the museums as local participants in a nationwide public relations effort to roll
out over a period of five years.
For a lot of reasons, most of which had to do with conditions for successful fundraising, CAP2P arranged
to operate under the 501 (c) (3) non-profit tax status of the Collings Foundation. Established in 1979,
The Collings Foundation restores more planes than the Smithsonian, flies them to approximately 150 air
events a year, and reaches an annual audience of 3 million people. They have the only B-24 bomber in
flying condition in the world. The Foundation raises $3 million annually for its budget and receives other
substantial donations in the forms of skilled volunteer restoration services, volunteers to organize air
shows locally, fuel discounts and supplies to maintain the aircraft.
CAP2P estimated that through the Collings Foundation and the museums combined, CAP2P would
eventually reach an audience of 5 to 5.5 million people minimally and annually with the CAP story into the
future. I say “minimally” because CAP2P had other plans that included things like the production of a
documentary film, publication of a book, a press program, etc They also anticipated that CAP wings and
squadrons could use the Collings air events as recruiting opportunities.
A crucial element of the CAP2P plan was the one to enroll the museums as local participants in
nationwide public awareness program. Ms. Morfit steadfastly believes that such collaboration results in a
synergy that typically yields far greater results for everyone but requires a sharing of information,
materials and sources. The plan’s original execution would have meant that not only CAP2P but its
constituencies (the museums, the media, etc.) would have wanted use of the photographs and would
have had to work with a situation that was both idiosyncratic to the CAP and impractical.
Specifically, though CAP2P was conceived to be structurally and financially independent of the CAP, it
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storage under the CAPHF. CAPHF proposed to make these photographs available to CAP2P for use in
such
things as books, but began to speak in terms of arrangements like splitting the royalties. CAP2P found
that both unusual and excessive for historic photos. Citing the fact that Mr. Steketee, CAPHF’s Executive
Director, is a part-time volunteer, CAPHF was also unwilling to make a commitment to make the
photographs available in any particular time frame, though approximately 300 had been put in electronic
form and easily could have been shared by copying onto CDs and CAP2P was willing to pay a
reasonable (market) fee to cover the cost of reproducing and mailing these. As a result, the CAP2P was
handicapped and could not make meaningful commitments to publishers, film producers, etc. Hence,
CAP2P made an appeal to General Wheless who delegated the issue to the CAP’s legal counsel, Col.
Stan Liebowitz. I attach a copy of Atty. Leibowtiz’s response to Ms. Morfit [Exhibit A.] which I have to
consider the CAP’s official position.
Without going into a lot of details, I will also say that it was CAP2P’s original plan to work collaboratively
with CAPHF. CAPHF was initially very helpful to CAP2P. As the CAP2P gained momentum, CAP2P was
openly sharing information with CAPHF. The point is that there was plenty of mutual benefit to be derived
here.
The CAP’s Official Position
CAP2P approached the CAP with two expectations. The first was that the CAP would—or would want
to—handle the use of historic photographs in a manner similar to that of other organizations that have a
significant history and items presumably donated by people who wanted to see that history shared.
CAP2P assumed, in other words, that the CAP would want to get its history out on the grounds that it
would help to create understanding and good will for the CAP and that the CAP would follow normal PR
practice. The second assumption was that the CAP would welcome the CAP2P’s project as but one
opportunity to do just that. They have never pled a special case.
Col. Leibowtiz’s letter makes it unambiguously clear that those assumptions could not have been more
mistaken. The following is the official CAP position:


The CAP will support/protect the CAPHF and does not regard itself as having any obligation or
interest in the activities of any outside organization that does not operate under the CAP’s
sponsorship or control as established through the CAP’s board/s.



The CAP regards CAP2P as posing a threat to the CAPHF and intruding upon the exclusive
rights of CAPHF to execute programs.



The CAP does not trust others to know how to do their work without some form of CAP
supervision or review, even if that review has to come from volunteers who may not be available
during normal working hours or knowledgeable about standard PR practices. Moreover, the CAP
expects to exercise this right of review even over a program that is not financially supported by
the CAP and runs under the aegis and supervision of an independent organization.



The CAP defines as “commercial” any use of the photographs in any effort that generates
revenues that do not directly benefit the CAP/CAPHF.



Both the content and the tone of Col Leibowitz’s letter are overtly hostile to CAP2P. Moreover, by
virtue of the fact that they come from CAP’s corporate counsel, this has made this entire matter a
legal matter. The CAP is clearly trying to scare a poacher of its property. Unless I am missing
something, this is inimical to public relations.

I would like to say the following four things about all this:


First, I recognize that the CAP and/or CAPHF, as owners of historic photographs, has/have an
indisputable right to control their use. Nevertheless, I think our present policies are irrational and
counterproductive IF the CAP thinks the best possible use of the photographs is to educate and
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frank, I cannot see that the CAP has done much here except to assert its indisputable right to
shoot itself in the foot.


Second, I think it is peculiar, subjective and counterproductive to define any effort that makes
money that doesn’t benefit the CAP as “commercial.” I think the benefits of getting the CAP story
out are greater than any benefits from the small income these efforts might generate and I fear
the demand will discourage good effort. A portion of the photographs have already been used in
The Flying Minute Men, or Louis Keefer’s book From Maine to Mexico. Other organizations
besides the CAPHF face the similar challenges to fund operating expenses but they do not do it
in a way that undermines their fundamental mission. It was my understanding that the CAPHF’s
mission was also to preserve and promote the history of the CAP.



If the New York Times, or CBS, or CNN wanted to use the photographs in a feature would
CAP/.CAPHF charge them? If Ken Burns wanted to do a documentary on the CAP, would
CAP/CAPHF charge his operation for the use of the photographs? Would CAP/CAPHF charge
the author of a history textbook who wanted to use them for educational purposes for which
\he/she would nevertheless make royalties? Or would the CAP/CAPHF decide that the
“educational” opportunities and PR advantages were worth waiving any fees? If not, then I
would like to know why CAP/CAPHF would charge CAP2P which might be the initiator of these
contacts and opportunities? Or was CAP2P singled out for such treatment? Why would
CAP/CAPHF define their efforts as any less “educational” or less geared toward PR exposure
than others?
Or are we saying that the scope of the CAP2P Project makes them a special case/threat? In
which instance, I would ask if the CAP/CAPHF are not in danger of being most difficult toward the
projects that are most ambitious and might do the most good.



Third, I would like to remind everyone assembled that the founders of the CAP were three people
in publishing: Gill Robb Wilson, aviation writer for the New York Herald Tribune, Guy Gannett
who owned a chain of newspapers and radio stations in Maine, and Thomas Beck of CollierCrowell Publishing. I somehow doubt Gill Robb Wilson withheld his plans for the CAP as his
intellectual property.

I would also like to say that I find the CAP’s position particularly troublesome for the following reasons
and in the context of the following facts, no matter how unpleasant to hear:







For whatever reasons, the CAPHF has announced initiatives that have not come to fruition in
eight years. Again, I say this without blame. We may simply be seeing some indication of what
is realistic from part-time volunteers who have demanding jobs and family obligations.
Recent CAP investments in public outreach have not brought the desired results.
The CAP membership is falling.
The CAP has no senior public awareness officer in place now to build and execute a program of
much scope. In any case, if a program like CAP2P went forward it would free the CAP at HQ to
design and execute a program that might focus on another area, perhaps membership
recruitment.
We keep hearing that the CAP is strapped for funds. If the CAP wants internal control of all such
efforts, how will it staff and fund them?

Bottom line: I have given this a lot of thought and I simply don’t see how the CAP’s official position
benefits us. It doesn’t make sense to me.
As a result of the difficulties of working with CAP and CAPHF, and after consulting The Collings
Foundation and legal counsel, CAP2P has regrettably but understandably decided it is necessary to
forego any attempts to collaborate with the CAP/CAPHF. I believe the CAP has cut itself off from
substantial benefits that would have been gained through co-operation. I think the CAP’s loss is greater

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than CAP2P’s. Though the use of the photographs would make CAP2P’s work more complete and a little
easier, others are coming forward with artifacts and documents and we now have a situation where there
are two collection sources.
Some Other Implications
When our history is not getting out, I would like to argue that we miss a lot of opportunities and may never
even be aware of all we are missing. For example, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has
the only U-boat on public display in North America. It has attracted 24 million visitors since it was
installed in 1954. Recently, the U-boat was removed for complete restoration while a new 35,000 s.f.
interior display space was built for it and it is, in fact, being opened on the day I write this memorandum.
When Ms. Morfit called the Museum to inquire about interest in a plane, the curator of this exhibit knew
absolutely nothing about the U-boat menace on our shores early in WWII and had never heard of the
CAP, despite the fact that the “Smilin’ Jack” cartoon was syndicated by The Chicago Tribune for 40 years
and that there is other significant CAP history in Chicago. The exhibit was under construction with no
room for a plane, not even a scale model, or any CAP information anywhere in the exhibit.
More examples:





Tom Brokaw’s book The Greatest Generation makes no mention of the CAP.
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book about the Home Front in WWII, No Ordinary Time, makes no
mention of the CAP.
There is no mention of the CAP in the Smithsonian History of Aviation Series’ 1959 biography of
Hap Arnold by Dik Daso—and Arnold was a big supporter of the early CAP.
A PBS documentary on the new WWII Memorial interprets the elements of the monument,
juxtaposing them against the events of WWII, including the contributions of, for instance, Rosie
the Riveters and Americans farmers, even people who collected string, foil, grease and cork for
the war effort. There is no mention of the CAP.

Impact on Collection of Historic Items
I would like to argue that the way CAP/CAPHF is handling the photographic collection is also
discouraging additional collection and/or creating a situation which will frustrate efforts to increase and
complete any one central collection. CAP2P is beginning to collect items that will be scattered through
their museums. CAP2P never intended to provide archival storage themselves. They planned to work
with CAPHF on filling out a central collection first then giving items that are redundant or of more local
than national importance to the museums. But they say they just can’t risk exposing themselves or their
constituencies to any more of our complications and that donors want to know they will be preserved and
used. Increasingly other sources are making themselves available to CAP2P.
The Standards
The way the CAP/CAPHF is presently handling these rights issues is more akin to the way the law would
protect the rights of the individual creator of a work of art to benefit from his/her production in
reproduction. I would argue that is different from rights to a collection which was created and donated by
a variety of people, gathered through people in official positions at the CAP (e.g. National Historian,
National Archivist) and donated with the expectation they would be made publicly available, though it is
reasonable and common to charge for reproducing the items in a suitable form and mailing costs.
However the CAP elects to handle these matters, the more usual way includes these elements:


Those items that can be made public and may be reproduced are made easily available in a
timely fashion. They are usually either downloadable from a website, or, if more are needed, they
are copied onto CD and mailed at cost. Some identification or captioning is provided.



Instructions for credits are made available with the photographs, usually with the specific
language provided.

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The owner of the photography does not generally make ad hoc decisions about the use of the
photographs.



The potential user is not asked to go through the legal department and wait weeks for a
response.



An outside contractor is not expected to have to involve him or herself in policy decisions that
reside with the owner.

In addition, even the most responsible person trying to work with the CAP might have difficulty resolving
the confusion around some of these rights issues because the CAP and CAPHF have muddied the
waters. I submit Exhibit B [attached] as an example
Going Forward
Going forward, I would like to ask the Board to state who owns the photographs.
If CAP, is the legal owner of the photographs I would like to ask the Board to craft a policy that makes
them available for minimal cost of reproduction and mailing, and/or over the web.
If CAP does not have the means to provide archival storage and staffing, I would like to suggest that the
CAP explores making its collections available through something like the National Archives. WrightPatterson does not have the staffing for these services and works through the National Archives.
There are many ways to approach this differently.
I would also like to ask the Board to vote to do the following things that might begin to repair the CAP’s
relationship with CAP2P. In any case, collaboration or no. the success of CAP2P will benefit the CAP




Release the photographs to CAP2P for use in their program. Do not charge them more than a
fee for reproduction and mailing costs. They have already lost money on legal fees, momentum
and time on this issue.
Understand the CAP2P will make the photographs available to the media and to the museums
with credits. Do not try to restrict use. Understand that the greater the exposure the better for the
CAP.
Bless the CAP2P Project in writing and give the Project some assurance that the CAP is not
going to be harassing the Project with legal matters.

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EXHIBIT A: LEIBOWITZ LETTER
NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS
CIVIL AIR PATROL
UNITED STATES AIR FORCE AUXILIARY
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, ALABAMA 36112-6332
Col. Stanley H. Leibowitz, CAP
General Counsel
Civil Air Patrol
105 South Hansell Street
Maxwell AFB, AL 36112-6332
Telephone 334-264-7152
Facsimile 334-265-4352
sleibowitz@cap.gov

26 May 2005

Ms. Spencer Harris Morfit
Project Executive
P.O. Box 248
Stow, MA 01775
Dear Ms. Morfit:
I am in receipt of your lengthy letter of May 16, 2005 in which you ask minimal cooperation of
the Civil Air Patrol in the Collings Foundation's project to preserve and promote the history of
Civil Air Patrol.
As we have stated earlier, Civil Air Patrol has founded the Civil Air Patrol Historical Foundation
(CAPHF) to accomplish many of the objectives you have stated for your project. Civil Air
Patrol is committed to supporting the CAPHF and its executive director, Drew Steketee. As
we've already advised you, Civil Air Patrol believes the name "WWII Civil Air Patrol
Preservation Project", even with an asterisked disclaimer, can easily be perceived by the public
as representing Civil Air Patrol, and we expressly deny permission to use our statutorily
protected name in this way.
You noted in your letter that the project began as a small personal project of Ray Lyon's to
restore a Stinson 10-A that flew from Base # 18 (Falmouth, MA) in the Coastal Patrol, fly it to
air events to attract recruits to the CAP cadet program, and eventually place the plane on
permanent display in a museum. Civil Air Patrol and CAPHF are pleased to assist in this effort
by providing technical advice for authentic restoration and paint masks in exchange for a
donation to CAPHF.

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You state that your program, beyond restoring the Stinson, "then took on a life of its own." With
all due respect, your program to preserve and promote the history of the
Civil Air Patrol and to raise funds to do this, is not a Civil Air Patrol program. It has not been
approved by the Civil Air Patrol National Board or Board of Governors. Neither you, nor the
Collins Foundation has been commissioned by Civil Air Patrol to take on this project. You have
not approached Civil Air Patrol to publish a book of CAP's history on behalf of CAP. You have
not been authorized by CAP to raise funds from corporations and major donors, or anyone else,
on behalf of CAP.
You complain repeatedly in your letter that "it just doesn't work to have a full-time person [you]
dependent upon a part-time volunteer [CAP members or Drew Steketee] when I need to make a
timely response or go forward with my work."
The reality is that CAP is an organization of volunteers who give generously of their time and
effort, but for the most part, on their own schedule. Your timeline for your project is not CAP's
timeline. Your schedule is not CAP's schedule. Your deadlines are not CAP's deadlines. There
is no reason for CAP "to trust [you] to know how to do [your] job."
You are under the mistaken belief that CAP is a government agency. To the contrary, CAP is a
private, nonprofit corporation created by an act of Congress. As stated at section 9441 of title 10
of the United States Code, with one exception not here relevant, "the Civil Air Patrol is not an
instrumentality of the Federal Government for any purpose."
The CAPHF has advised you of the terms and conditions under which it would make available
its collection. CAP has not asked you to make commitments to publishers or to a documentary
film producer. Whether income from your project goes to you or to CAP2P, the point is that it is
not coming to CAP. In that sense, it is "commercial". It is some organization other than CAP
financially benefiting from the use of CAP's name and photograph collection.
I have a great deal of respect for the Collings Foundation and the work it does in the field of
aircraft preservation. However, the Collings Foundation is not the Civil Air Patrol and is not
responsible for preserving the Civil Air Patrol's proud history.
Please understand that this is business and not personal. Like you, we have responsibilities to
our organization, CAP, as I hope you understand.
To reiterate what I've already told you, CAP and CAPHF stand ready to assist in efforts to
accurately restore historic aircraft, to review materials for historic accuracy, and to furnish
materials that are made available to the public by the CAPHF under terms developed by its
executive director. These are the same services we offer to any other member of the public nothing more, nothing less.
Please let me know if I can assist you in providing these services.
Sincerely,
Stanley H. Leibowitz
General Counsel

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EXHIBIT B: Same Photo; Different Credits

CAP2P found the above picture in the following five places:


On an un-numbered page in a photographic section of The Flying Minute Men (published 1948)
without credit or attribution adjacent to the picture. However, in the front pages of The Flying
Minute Men, there is this notice: “PICTURE CREDITS. All photographs are Official United
States Air Force photos except .” and then a list of pages. However, the copy of The Flying
Minute Men CAP2P has positions all photographs in a photographic section in the middle of the
book. with un-numbered pages, so it’s difficult to know how to use these credits.
According to Col. Len Blascovich, CAP National Historian, he earned a Distinguished
Service
Medal some time ago from his work to discover that The Flying Minute Men is in the
public
domain. Copies of The Flying Minute Men, recently made available on CD,
however,
say
the CAP holds the copyright on the book?



At this URL, which is a section of the CAP’s own website Media Center. The CAP asks credit to
the CAP.
http://www.cap.gov/mediacenter/photoalbum/history.html



On a CD of four or five photos provided to CAP2P by Drew Steketee of the CAP Historical
Foundation with a request for photo credit to CAPHF. Presumably among photographs CAPHF
would charge others to use.



On a CD provided CAP2P by Len Blascovich who got the collection of photos from the Maine
Wing or maybe the old Coastal Patrol base at Bar Harbor-Trenton, still in operation as an airport
with a CAP squadron.



On a video/DVD called “Subchasers of WWII” which was written, directed and produced by Drew
Steketee for the 1995 convention of the AOPA. The video is copyrighted by Drew Steketee and
the AOPA. The photograph has no credit or attribution of any kind. At the time he produced this
film for AOPA, Mr. Steketee was an employee of AOPA. I would like to know how he obtained
some of the materials he used in his production and if he was charged.

Question: How do photos that have been used by others who asked, suddenly become closely held
items with charges for their use?

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AGENDA ITEM 9

SE

Action

SUBJECT: Safety Policy
SD Wg/CC – Col Marking
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Language in our current safety regulation states that ALL personnel not present at the
required monthly safety meeting must read and initial safety summaries kept at the unit
level. In an organization staffed by volunteers, this is a totally unrealistic standard.
Most wings make a good-faith effort to reach as many of their members as possible with
the message that safety is paramount. However, many on our membership rolls are
inactive or carry only sponsor or aerospace member status. Some may be TDY for
extended periods, in hospitals, living with their other parent in another state for the
summer, or any number of other life situations. Inspection teams persist in writing up
units for not having a system to ensure that ALL members attend safety meetings or
sign the “read file”, even though the effort to achieve this standard would be prohibitive
in terms of time and money. As an organization based on the volunteer ethic, we do not
enjoy the luxury of a homogenous, captive, and coercible workforce.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to direct the revision of CAP Regulation 62-1, CAP Safety
Responsibilities and Procedures, to allow rational flexibility in the implementation of the
CAP Safety Program in a volunteer workforce. This will provide immediate relief to
those struggling to do the right thing in the area of safety.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Many of the top-performing wings identified during Compliance Inspections have met
this requirement through automatic read-receipt e-mails. This technique has been
described in CI reports and can be shared as a "Best Practice".
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
In general, CAP-USAF supports revision of CAPR 62-1. However, we caution that the
CAP Safety Program must not be weakened too far in an attempt to accommodate a
relatively small number of inactive members. We recognize the difficulty and challenges
associated with the 100% compliance dictated in the current CAPR 62-1, but all must
remember there is valid reason behind the intent of the regulations. Safety, and
aviation safety in particular, requires a level of professionalism and accountability that
cannot be reduced below a certain level. CAP has made great advances in reducing
mishaps over the past several years, in large measure due to an increased emphasis
on safety. We support all efforts to continue this positive trend.
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COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
The Operations Committee concurs with the proposed approach. The process for this
could be an electronic or other means of read and response to the safety officer from
the members who missed the safety briefing. This notification should be maintained
along with the safety briefing per CAPR 62-1 paragraph 2b (1).
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL MARKING/SD MOVED and COL DAVIES/NAT CAP seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
There was a lengthy discussion on safety and other possible needed changes to CAPR
62-1. There was discussion on whether the requirement to attend monthly safety
meetings or sign-off on safety information should apply to all members, active members,
active flying members, or only pilots.
There was a question with reference to a portion of the National Headquarters’
Comments—“This technique has been described in CI reports and can be shared as a
‘Best Practice’”—stated as not being included in CAPR 62-1. There was agreement
that a National Commander’s Policy Letter would clarify (as previously approved
verbally) that electronic means or by any manner to indicate receipt of safety materials
would be acceptable.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION:
Letter.

Preparation and dispatch of National Commander’s Policy

COL SHARKEY/SER MOVED and COL TODD/SWR seconded that the National
Board table until later in the meeting.

MOTION TO TABLE CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
COL KAUFFMAN/CS MOVED and COL TODD/SWR seconded that Agenda Item 8
be taken from the table.

MOTION TO TAKE
DISSENTING VOTES

FROM

THE

TABLE

CARRIED

WITH

NO

COL BONNER, NATIONAL SAFETY OFFICER was allowed to speak and
recommended that this issue be considered by the Safety Sub-Committee along with
other pending changes to CAPR 62-1.

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COL MOSELEY/VA MOVED and COL GREENHUT/NER seconded that the National
Board table this item until CAPR 62-1 is rewritten and presented at the Nov 05
NEC meeting. In the interim, require people signing into a mission or getting a
flight release to sign off on the latest safety briefing, which will ensure
accountability by a signature that the member is about to become active.

MOTION TO TABLE CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: (1) Interim policy guidance to the field, (2) Safety SubCommittee rewrite of CAPR 62-1, and (3) Inclusion in the Nov 05 NEC agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 10

IG

Action

SUBJECT: Reducing Volunteer Workload
SD Wg/CC – Col Marking
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Section 7 of the present Statement of Work with the USAF deals with the Inspection
Program. It requires that the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) operate an inspector general
program similar to that of the Air Force program. This appears to be an effort to bring a
non-profit, volunteer organization under the Inspector General Act of 1978, which was
only intended for executive agencies of the Federal Government. In any case, the CAP
is clearly NOT similar to the USAF in the size of its component units, the composition of
its workforce, the motivation of its workforce, the frequency of times when the workforce
comes together, the size of its budget, the sources of its funding, the facilities available
to perform its missions or secure its vehicles and equipment, the nature of our
underlying mission, our historical roots, our legislative status or in any other substantive
way.
Commanders at every level are charged with being good stewards of CAP resources.
Our most precious resource is the time and energy of our fellow volunteers. Over time,
the percentage of these very limited and fragile resources consumed by our inspection
program has reached grossly disproportionate levels. Ours is a program that far
exceeds even the oversight standards to which non-DoD agencies (with thousands of
paid employees) are subjected. In addition, it has become a program so focused on
regulatory compliance that it fails to address other equally vital components of overall
program management. One might say that we’ve given priority to doing things right
over doing the right things.
Wings are subjected to either a Staff Assistance visit or a Compliance Inspection
approximately every other year. These exercises require Wings to respond to some
525 checklist items. Documentation of compliance with these points requires the
preparation of volumes of material. A typical Wing staff is devoted to nothing else for
several weeks prior to the SAV/CI and for several weeks afterward. However, in looking
at 525 details, how easily is the overall picture obscured? Ironically, these processes
do little to help Wing Commanders identify the roots of their problems or find workable
solutions. Instead they are easily perceived as setting up our dedicated volunteers with
hundreds of ways to fail. Inspection teams add to this very negative philosophy of
leadership, being all too quick to impose punitive measures for minor discrepancies.
It is the nature of volunteer organizations that the bulk of administrative workload falls
on an extraordinarily dedicated few. Events like finance audits, logistics audits, staff
assistance visits, compliance inspections and operational evaluations perpetually
consume the energies of these precious few volunteers; raising frustration, lowering
morale and thus, actually detracting from mission proficiency.

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Immediate relief is needed to eliminate duplicative oversight processes, reduce the
direct and indirect costs of the CAP Inspector General program, and subdue the
coercive and punitive nature of existing methodology.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board vote to direct CAP’s top leaders to negotiate a change to the
Statement of Work such that CAP is required only to operate an inspector general
program appropriate to a national-level, non-profit, all-volunteer, community service
organization. The underlying model for our program should be something closer to that
used by the American Red Cross or the Salvation Army.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
This change would open the door for CAP to design an IG program more appropriate in
its focus, less demanding of limited resources, and more efficient in its execution. A
radical reduction of the workload associated with regulatory compliance will improve
morale, retention and recruiting. This is essential to getting total national membership
back to acceptable levels.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
This is a complex and important issue. The amount of time between this agenda item’s
being brought to our attention and the National Board is not sufficient to acquire data
from other organizations and to evaluate these programs within a CAP environment.
NHQ requests additional time be allowed to research all aspects of this complex
proposal in order to give this proposal the due consideration that it deserves.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
CAP-USAF supports efforts to improve the efficiency of the IG program. For example,
CAP and CAP-USAF recently completed an end-to-end review of the entire Compliance
Inspection (CI) program in January 2005. The resulting streamlined CI checklist is now
being used for CAP Wing Inspections with very positive results. However, CAP-USAF
cautions against lowering the standards of accountability embodied in the current IG
program. In a time of increasing Federal budget austerity, we feel these standards are
the minimum required for CAP to continue to receive the present level of Air Force
funding. Comparisons to other national non-profit organizations may not be valid, as
these organizations do not receive more than 90% of their financial support from Air
Force appropriated funds.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.

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REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
In addition to CAP Regulation 123-1, The CAP IG Program, and CAPR 123-3, CAP
Compliance Assessment Program, the impact of a streamlined IG program would be felt
in the following major program areas, though others may be affected as well:
CAP Regulation 50-17, CAP SM Professional Development Program
CAP Regulation 52-16, Program Management
CAP Regulation 60-1, CAP Flight Management
CAP Regulation 60-3, CAP Emergency Services Training and Operational Missions
CAP Regulation 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures
CAP Regulation 67-1, CAP Supply Regulation
CAP Regulation 173-1, Financial Procedures and Accounting Report for Units Below
Wing Level
CAP Regulation 173-2, Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and Wings
CAP Regulation 280-2, CAP Aerospace Education Mission
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL MARKING/SD withdrew this agenda item.

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AGENDA ITEM 11

XP

Action

SUBJECT: Committee Reports
CAP/CS – Col Kauffman
Committees

1. Finance Committee

Col Angel

COL ANGEL/NFO briefed the meeting of the National Finance Committee, 17 August
2005, and copies of the minutes were distributed (Atch. 1).
COL ANGEL/NFO MOVED that the National Board vote to adopt the Finance
Committee Meeting Minutes, 17 August 2005, as presented

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
2. Development Committee

Col Robinson

In the absence of Col Robinson, Col Sheila Waldorf briefed this committee report and
made one recommendation for action.
COL SCOTT/RMR MOVED and COL NELSON/CA seconded that the National
Board vote to extend the phase out date for CAP cutout on BDUs from 30 Sep 05
to 1 Apr 06 to allow CAPMART ample time to procure these devices

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
3. Operations Committee

Col Hartman

COL HARTMAN briefed and provided the Operations Committee Report and two items
were discussed:
(a) Subject: Pilot Specialty Qualification Review.
No action was taken.
(b) CAPF 104 Proposal
COL GLASS/MER MOVED and COL NELSON/CA seconded that the National
Board approve the proposed recommendation, which reads: “The attached CAPF
104 and (and CAPF 104WS) uses items from several forms in an attempt to have
available a form that could be used for any mission/flight. It is suggested that
this form be used whenever a CAP aircraft takes off. All portions of the form are
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not required for all missions/flights, only those areas that apply to the specific
activity.”
There was a lengthy discussion on the use of CAPF 104, CAPF 104WS, and the
instructions for completing the forms.
COL TODD/SWR MOVED and COL DAVIES/NAT CAP seconded that the National
Board vote to table this item and send back to committee.

MOTION TO TABLE CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
4. Professional Development

Col Courter

In the absence of Col Amy Courter, Col Glasgow briefed this committee report and
provided an update on the “Great Start Program.”

5. Information Technology Group

Col Opland

COL OPLAND/DE provided a written report of IT Group activities (Atch 2).
MAJ SHANE WILLIAMS briefed the Information Technology Officer Specialty Track
Study Guide, (DRAFT 18 Aug 05), which was distributed.
COL OPLAND requested that, in support of the IT Specialty Track, each region
commander provide the name of one wing within each region that would be willing to
pilot the IT Specialty Track program to help in further development before implementing.
COL OPLAND briefed another item relating to CAP forms and the ability to
communicate them via e-mail. He stated that at last count there were 93 forms—47
were previously approved by policy letter from Gen Wheless for e-mailing without a
signature. Twenty-four forms were reviewed by CAP-USAF and CAP legal and finance
personnel who determined that a physical piece of paper is required. The remaining 22
forms still require a signature for audit or finance purposes, but they don’t necessarily
need to be a paper form. Col Opland recommended the following motion, which he
stated has been coordinated with and approved by Mr. Leibowitz/GC and Ms.
Easter/CFO.
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED and COL SHARKEY/SER seconded that the National
Board approve the e-mail transmission of the scanned, signed forms listed below
as an option instead of faxing or mailing. The affected forms are: 5, 10, 16, 31,
70, 78, 79, 80, 91, 95, 99, 106, 107, 108, 111, 114, 115, 132, 133, 173, 173-2c, 1351-2
(CAP Travel Voucher)

MOTION CARRIED BY MAJORITY VOTE
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters (1) Implementation of policy and
notification to the field, (2) change to appropriate regulations.
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6. Advanced Technology Group

Col Alexa

COL DREW ALEXA provided an update briefing on the activities of this committee.

7. Cadet Programs Sub Committee

Col Glasgow

COL GLASGOW briefed this committee report and made a recommendation for action
with reference to the revision to the Cadet Physical Fitness Test Standards.
COL GLASGOW/NCR MOVED and COL DAVIES/NAT CAP seconded that the
National Board concur and request that the National Commander issue a policy
letter extending the 18 Feb 05 policy letter (Revision to the Cadet Physical Fitness
Test Standards) with an effective date to read “when CAPR 52-16 and CAPP 52-18
are revised and published.”

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION:
dispatched to the field.

National Commander Policy Letter (Atch 3) be signed and

8. Chaplain Services

Col Sharp

CH, COL SHARP provided a slide briefing updating the Chaplain Services activities
during the last 6 months.

9. Medical Services
COL KAUFFMAN/CS advised that the Study Guide for Medical Officers has been
completed and will go to the NEC for approval.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. Inclusion in the Nov 05 NEC agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 12

Action

SUBJECT: Old Business
1. ITEM: CAP Membership Cards: Agenda Item 12, August 2003 NB; Agenda
Item 12, November 2003 NEC; Agenda Item 12-4, May 2004 NEC; Agenda Item 101, August 2004 NB; Agenda Item 10-1 Nov 2004 NEC, Agenda Item 7-1, May 2005
NEC.
The design for a new CAP picture membership card was approved at the March 2005
National Board; however, formal Air Force approval had not been received at that time.
The May 05 NEC discussed this subject and chose to delay the implementation plan for
the new card until Air Force approval was received. Subsequently, the Air Force
disapproved our proposed design. A copy of the formal disapproval from HQ
USAF/XOS-H is attached for your review. Brigadier General Pineda has been working
closely with the Air Force to determine what changes need to be made to ensure that
the next design is approved. A sample of the design currently being discussed is
attached.

National Board Action
COL WEBB/GLR briefed the background of the CAP picture ID card and made the
following motion:
COL WEBB/GLR MOVED and COL WALLING/MD seconded that the National
Board vote to table this issue and resume the working group between CAP and
the Air Force to resolve these issues and come back to the board with a card that
meets these standards.

MOTION TO TABLE FAILED BY MAJORITY VOTE

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COL KAUFFMAN/CS MOVED and COL HYMAN/SC seconded that the National
Board approve pursuing the optional (for purchase by senior members and
cadets) picture ID card design currently being discussed with Air Force officials,
as shown, and amended to include the hologram and the same information on the
reverse as was included on the card disapproved by the Air Force (minus unit
number; plus color of eyes, etc.).

MOTION CARRIED BY MAJORITY VOTE
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Continue processing request for approval through Air Force
channels.

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AGENDA ITEM 13

Action

SUBJECT: New Business
1. ITEM: Confirmation of CS, NLO, NFO, NC, and Chief of Chaplain Service
BRIG GEN PINEDA presented the following names to fill the positions requiring
confirmation by the National Board:
Col Larry D. Kauffman
Col Rock Palermo
Col Fredric K. Weiss
Col Rodney F. Moody
Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp

National Chief of Staff
National Legal Officer
National Finance Officer
National Controller
Chief of Chaplain Services

THE NATIONAL BOARD VOTED TO APPROVE THE ABOVE SLATE OF OFFICERS
BY ACCLAMATION.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters staff action
BRIG GEN PINEDA also announced for information the following appointments:
Col Robert Diduch (former NJ/CC), Commander, Northeast Region
Col Steven W. Kuddes (former NE/CC), Commander, North Central Region
Col Richard Greenhut (former NER/CC), Homeland Security Group
Lt Col Robert J. McCabe, Commander, New Jersey Wing (NER)
Lt Col Carl R. Willert, Commander, Nebraska Wing (NCR)
2. ITEM: Proposed Change to the CAP Flight suit
COL WEBB/GLR stated that he understood the Development Committee had approved
the wear of a leather jacket with the flight suit. He added that after talking with his region
members who are interested in deleting the ultramarine CAP flight suit, he wished to
bring forward a proposed motion.
There was discussion that the Development Committee is still working this issue and is
not prepared to bring it forward at this time.
BRIG GEN PINEDA ruled that this item will be tabled until reported out of the
Development Committee.
3. ITEM: National Level Cadet Programs Award
COL SHARKEY/SER proposed a new business item proposing a national level
“Outstanding Cadet Programs” award.

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COL SHARKEY/SER MOVED and COL GRANVILLE/NY seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION, which reads: “That the National Board vote to
approve the creation of a National level “Outstanding Cadet Programs” award.
This award would use the same selection criteria that are used for the ES, CD,
and AE awards, namely coordination between the CAP Region/CC and the CAPUSAF Liaison Region Commander.”
COL KAUFFMAN/CS reminded that the National Board had agreed not to take new
business that has not gone through the appropriate committee unless it is a matter that
requires emergency action due to time constraints. This item has not gone through
committee or National Headquarters for comment.

MOTION FAILED BY MAJORITY VOTE
4. ITEM: Membership Dues Waived for Military Retirees
COL GREENHUT/NER MOVED and COL KAUFFMAN/CS seconded that the
National Headquarters be tasked to coordinate outreach by the Air Force
Transition Assistance Program to soon-to-be-retired or separated Air Force
officers and NCOs with a goal of recruiting them into Civil Air Patrol. As an
incentive, the National Board will authorize waiving the first year’s dues for all
such new members who join within 90 days of their separation from the Air
Force. Only those attaining honorable discharge will be eligible for the program.
Further, National Headquarters will design a brochure and enrollment form
tailored to this group and, with the help of the Board of Governors, work to
incorporate this into the normal USAF outplacement procedures. This procedure
would in no way circumvent the normal recruitment or screening process and
gaining units will still have the right of refusal of all members recruited through
the process. Additionally, these new members will be required to submit
fingerprint cards, take Level 1 and cadet protection training like any other new
member as well as submit their DD Form 214 to verify whatever military rank they
held. These members would qualify for their military grade as currently
authorized under CAPR 35-5. Also, National Headquarters will be tasked with
implementation of this program and present an example of the proposed
brochure at the 2006 Winter National Board meeting.
There was clarification that this Air Force program would be a pilot program for later
implementation through the other military services.
There was also clarification that the national, region, and wing dues would be waived
but not the initial member packet charge.
There was discussion that past programs that waived dues were not successful
because the members were not committed to the program and quit as soon as dues
were required.

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MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. National Headquarters implementation of this program,
development of a brochure, and inclusion in the 2006 Winter National Board agenda.
5. ITEM: Change CAPR 5-4 to Track Supplements to Regulations at NHQ
COL MILLER/MN stated that as a follow-up to his motion on CAPR 173-2 to add a time
limit at National Headquarters, he will propose that instead of amending each
regulation, that CAPR 5-4 be amended.
COL MILLER/MN MOVED and COL OPLAND/DE seconded that within 60 days of
receipt of a proposed supplement to a publication, National Headquarters staff
will review it and will take one of the following actions: (1) approve the
supplement, (2) provide detailed feedback to the submitting unit as to why it
cannot be approved, or (3) provide the reasons for delay and a specific date
within 120 days of receipt of the proposed supplement by which the preceding
will be accomplished.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters implementation of policy and change to
CAPR 5-4.

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AGENDA ITEM 14

Information
SUBJECT: Wing Administrator Program
HQ CAP/XPH – Mr. Don Reckart
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

MR. RECKART/XPH presented a slide briefing. (Atch 4).

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AGENDA ITEM 15

Information

SUBJECT: Back to School Cadet Recruiting Campaign
HQ CAP Membership Services – Ms. Susie Parker
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
MS. PARKER briefed the information included in the member’s packets (Atch 5): (1)
the spring recruiting campaign, (2) the back to school recruiting campaign, and (3) a
report for each wing which shows all the squadrons and how many people each has
recruited during the last year. Each region commander has all the wings/units in his/her
region.

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AGENDA ITEM 16

Information

SUBJECT: CAP Historical Foundation Update
Mr. Drew Steketee
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
MR. DREW STEKETEE, CAP Historical Foundation Executive Director, provided an
update briefing on the accomplishments of the Historical Foundation, 2003 – 2005,
specifically the preservation and promotion of Civil Air Patrol’s historical assets. A copy
of the initial phase of the photo archives project was presented to Brig Gen Pineda. Mr.
Steketee also presented a slide briefing and unveiled the CAP Virtual Museum located
at www.caphistory.org. In addition, he recognized from the audience and expressed
appreciation to the Deputy Director of the foundation, Lt Col. Jack Faas.

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ADMINISTRATIVE AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Brig Gen Pineda welcomed the following named new members to the National Board
and presented National Board badges to them:
Col Maurice Givens, Illinois Wing (GLR)
Col Steven Kuddes, Nebraska Wing (NCR)
Col B. T. Marking, South Dakota Wing (NCR)
Col Joe Smith, Oklahoma Wing (SWR)
Col Russell Chazell, Utah Wing (RMR)
Col Theodore Kyle, Oregon Wing (PCR)
Col Ernestus Schnabler, Washington Wing (PCR)
2. Brig Gen Pineda recognized the following named departing members of the National
Board:
Col Richard Greenhut, Commander, Northeast Region
Col Lynda C. Robinson, Commander, Rocky Mountain Region
Col Frederick Belden, Commander, Massachusetts Wing (NER)
Col Anthony Vessella, Jr., Commander, Rhode Island Wing (NER)
Col Rodney Moody, Commander, West Virginia Wing (MER)
Col Joe Casler, Commander, Missouri Wing (NCR)
Col Robert Brouillette, Commander, Alaska Wing (PCR)
Col George Vogt, USAF, Senior Air Force Advisor
3. Brig Gen Pineda announced that the deliberations of the National Board, the Awards
Ceremony on Saturday morning, and the banquet on Saturday evening were being
televised over the World Wide Web.
4. Col Karton, Parliamentarian, reviewed and briefed “Effective Meeting Procedures.”
5. Brig Gen Pineda and Brig Gen Anderson presented Spaatz Certificate Number 1569
to Cadet Lt Col Ian Glorier.
6. Col Angel/NFO expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to serve as National
Finance Officer through three commanding officers. He stated that, with the support of
the national staff and the corporate leadership, the face of finance in CAP has been
changed. For the first time, the volunteer leadership is involved in the financial
management decisions, the Financial Management Board, and the POM process. He
thanked the National Board members for their cooperation in all financial matters.
7. All National Board members signed an acknowledgement of having read the CAP
Ethics Policy.
8. During the banquet on Saturday evening, 19 August 2005, there was a Promotion
Ceremony where the newly elected National Vice Commander, Col Rex E. Glasgow,
was promoted to the grade of Brig Gen and the newly elected National Commander,
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Brig Gen Antonio J. Pineda was promoted to the grade of Maj Gen. Also, Lt Gen John
F. Regni, Commander, Air University, and member of CAP Board of Governors
presided at an assumption of command ceremony where Maj Gen Antonio J. Pineda
assumed command of Civil Air Patrol.
THE NATIONAL BOARD WAS IN CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION, 0905 – 0945,
THURSDAY, 18 AUGUST 2005 (NOTE: THIS SESSION WAS NOT RECORDED)
THE NATIONAL BOARD RECESSED AT 1525, FRIDAY, 19 AUGUST 2005
FOLLOWING THE BANQUET, THE NATIONAL BOARD ADJOURNED AT 2140,
SATURDAY, 19 AUGUST 2005

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