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Civil Air Patrol
National Board
Minutes

2 - 3 March 2007
Washington DC

2 - 3 March 2007
Contents
OPEN SESSION
Action Agenda Items
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Approval of the August 2006 National Board Minutes .......Brig Gen Courter....... 4
Provision for Mid-Term Election..................................................Col Opland....... 5
CAP-USAF Designated “Non-Voting” Member ...................... Col Hodgkins....... 7
Drug Demand Reduction Program Specialty Track ...........Brig Gen Courter..... 10
Air Force Testing ...............................................................Brig Gen Courter..... 12
School Enrichment Program Strategic Plan.......................Brig Gen Courter..... 14
Wing and Region Commander Terms ................................ Col Applebaum..... 16
Change to CAPR 123-2, Complaints ................................... Col Applebaum..... 18
CAP Vehicle Roof Markings ........................................................... Col Kyle..... 20
Defining and Quantifying CAP Mishap Definitions.................. Col Hodgkins..... 22
PLENARY SESSION / DCS and National Staff Reports

11.

Deputy Chiefs of Staff and National Staff Reports.............Brig Gen Courter..... 24
1. DCS Strategic Missions......................................... Brig Gen Anderson..... 24
2. DCS Operations ................................................................... Col Skiba..... 24
3. DCS Training ................................................................... Col Mikelson..... 24
4. DCS Support .......................................................................Col Parker..... 24
5. Aircraft Consolidated Maintenance................................. Col Kauffman..... 24
6. Finance Committee Report.................................................. Col Weiss..... 25
7. Inspector General Report .................................................... Col Linker..... 25
8. Uniform Board Report..................................................... Col Chitwood..... 25
9. Historian Report............................................................ Col Blascovich..... 29
10. Safety Report ....................................................................... Col Tilton..... 29
11. Communications Report ..................................................... Lt Col Reid..... 29
12. Chaplain Services.......................................................... Ch, Col Sharp..... 29
13. CAP Near Space Program ......................................... Lt Col Campbell..... 30
14. Satellite Phones/Radios ............................................. Maj Gen Pineda..... 30

12.

Old Business
a. Application of Safety Privilege to CAP Flight Operations............................... 31

13.

New Business
1. Change BDU and Field Jacket Tape ......................................................... 32
2. Change to CAPR 35-5 (Grade of Vice Commander) ................................. 32
3. Life Membership Certificates to Coastal Patrol Survivors.......................... 33
4. Constitution and Bylaws Amendment Process .......................................... 33

Administrative Announcements .................................................................................... 35
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CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2 - 3 March 2007
Washington DC

OPEN SESSION
CALL TO ORDER ..................................................... Maj Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
INVOCATION............................................................ Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp, CAP
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...................................... Brig Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
ROLL CALL............................................................... Mr. Don R. Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
NATIONAL COMMANDER REMARKS..................... Maj Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS........................ Mr. Don R. Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
CAP-USAF COMMANDER REMARKS..................... Col Russell D. Hodgkins, Jr., USAF

NATIONAL BOARD
The National Board is comprised of the National Commander, CAP-USAF Commander,
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
*Maj Gen Antonio J. Pineda, CAP
*Brig Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
*Col Russell D. Hodgkins, Jr., USAF
*Brig Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
*Col Fredric K. Weiss, CAP
*Col Andrew K. Worek, CAP
*Col Rodney F. Moody, CAP
**Col James F. Linker, CAP
**Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp, CAP

National Commander
Nat’l Vice Commander
CAP-USAF Commander
Nat'l Chief of Staff
Nat'l Finance Officer
National Legal Officer
National Controller
National Insp. General
Chief Chap. Services

*Col Kathryn J. Walling, CAP
Region Commander
Col Russell M. Opland, CAP
Delaware
Col Gerard W. Weiss, CAP
Maryland
Col Jane E. Davies, CAP
National Capital
Lt Col Weenis E. Surratt, CAP (Proxy) North Carolina
Col Aurel E. Smith, CAP
South Carolina
Col Eric R. Litt, CAP
Virginia
Col Rodney A. Moore, CAP
West Virginia

GREAT LAKES REGION

NORTHEAST REGION
*Col Robert Diduch, CAP
Region Commander
Col Peter Jensen, CAP
Connecticut
Col Christopher J. Hayden, CAP
Maine
Col David A. Belcher, CAP
Massachusetts
Col Donald C. Davidson, CAP
New Hampshire
Lt Col Joseph V. Sirois, CAP (Proxy) New Jersey
Col Kenneth Andreu, CAP
New York
Col M. Allen Applebaum, CAP
Pennsylvania
Col Anthony L. Vessella, CAP (Acting) Rhode Island
Col Ann B. Clark, CAP
Vermont

*Col Charles L. Carr, CAP
Region Commander
Col Maurice Givens, CAP
Illinois
Maj Warren M. Reeves, CAP (Interim) Indiana
Col Henry L. Heaberlin, CAP
Kentucky
Col Michael A. Saile, CAP
Michigan
Col David M. Winters, CAP (Interim) Ohio
Col Donald J. Haffner, CAP
Wisconsin

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

SOUTHEAST REGION
*Col Daniel J. Levitch, CAP
Col Michael A. Oakman, CAP
Col Patrick S. O’Key, CAP
Col Lyle E. Letteer, CAP
Col John B. Wilkes, CAP
Col Herman Liboy, CAP
Col James M. Rushing, CAP

*Col Russell E. Chazell, CAP
Col Donald G. Cortum, CAP
Col James E. Fletcher, CAP
Col Robert M. Hoffman, CAP
Col Robert M. Bost, CAP
Col Robert E. Cook, CAP

Region Commander
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
Puerto Rico
Tennessee

PACIFIC REGION

NORTH CENTRAL REGION
*Col Sean P. Fagan, CAP
Col Ralph F. Tomlinson, CAP
Col Bernard F. King, CAP
Col Stephen G. Miller, CAP
Col John A. Mais, CAP
Col Robert K. Todd, CAP
Col Karl R. Altenburg, CAP
Col Michael A. Beason, CAP

Region Commander
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming

*Col Ernest C. Pearson, CAP
Col Carl L. Brown, CAP
Col Virginia M. Nelson, CAP
Col Larry Myrick, CAP (Proxy)
Col Dion E. DeCamp, CAP
Col Theodore S. Kyle, CAP
Col David E. Maxwell, CAP

Region Commander
Iowa
Kansas
Minnesota
Missouri
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Dakota

Region Commander
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington

SOUTHWEST REGION
*Col Reggie Chitwood, CAP
Col William R. Lynch, CAP
Col Robert B. Britton, 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 15
** Non voting members of National Executive Committee 2

OTHER CORPORATE OFFICIALS
Mr. Don R. Rowland
Mr. Mark H. Richardson, III
Ms. Susan K. Easter
Mr. John A. Salvador
Mr. John F. Dean, Jr.
Mr. Marc Huchette
Mr. Gordon Odell Jr.

Executive Director
Senior Director and Director, Plans & Programs
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Mission Directorate
Director, Logistics & Mission Support
Director, Program Development
General Counsel

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AGENDA ITEM 1

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Action

SUBJECT: Approval of the August 2006 National Board Minutes
CAP/CV – Gen Courter
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The minutes of the August 2006 National Board meeting were distributed in draft form.
This allowed the National Board members a chance to review the minutes for any
discrepancies.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve the August 2006 National Board Meeting
minutes.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
BRIG GEN COURTER MOVED AND COL OPLAND/DE SECONDED the proposed
National Board action.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: The word “DRAFT” removed from the 10-11 August 2006
National Board Minutes and the approved minutes posted on the web.

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AGENDA ITEM 2

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Action

SUBJECT: Provision for Mid-Term Election (Constitution Change)
DE WG/CC – Col Opland
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Our organization recently experienced a situation where a newly-elected National Vice
Commander (CV) resigned relatively soon after taking office. While there would have
been time to arrange an election at the subsequent Winter National Board (WNB)
meeting (the “business meeting,” in the language of the CAP Bylaws), the current
Bylaws stipulate that the election shall only take place at the Summer NB (SNB)
meeting (the “general membership meeting,” in the language of the Bylaws). This
places the organization in the position of potentially being without a National CV for
almost a full year. By the same token, in the event of the resignation, removal, or
incapacity of the National Commander (CC) prior to the WNB meeting, the organization
would be without this duly elected officer for an extended period (the National CV would
serve as the Acting CC without having been elected to that position). This proposed
amendment to the Bylaws would allow for an election of either the CC or the CV at the
WNB meeting, should that be necessary.
This election would only occur if the National CC or CV resigned, was removed, or
became incapacitated prior to the WNB meeting.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve a request that the Board of Governors (BoG)
amend the CAP Bylaws to include provision for the election of a National CC or CV at
the WNB meeting (“business meeting”) only in the event of the resignation, removal, or
incapacity of either incumbent prior to that meeting.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with comment. The issue would require one or more amendments to the
Constitution and prompts weighing of policy and review of issues created. For example:
Why was the SNB chosen? (Presumably to maximize visibility and involvement of the
general membership – those who would not likely attend the WNB.) How does that
policy compare with the desire for succession by a duly elected CV? If elected midterm, does the CV hold office only until the SNB? Or perhaps for a full year to stand
election at the next WNB? Or perhaps until the second SNB so as to reset the cycle?
Recommend the matter be submitted to the Constitution & Bylaws Committee to identify
and analyze issues created and identify and recommend options to the SNB for
amendments to Constitution & Bylaws Committee.

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CAP-USAF COMMENTS:
No Comment.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAP Constitution and Bylaws
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED AND COL MILLER/MN SECONDED the proposed
National Board action amended to delete the National Commander and provide
for a 6-month election of the CV. The amended motion reads:
“That the National Board votes to approve a request that the Board of Governors
(BoG) amend the CAP Bylaws to include provision for the election of a National
Vice Commander for a 6-month term at the Winter National Board (“business
meeting”) only in the event of his or her resignation, removal, or incapacity prior
to that meeting.

MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to Constitution and Bylaws Committee for proposed
changes to the Constitution and Bylaws and inclusion in the Jun 07 BoG agenda for
action.

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AGENDA ITEM 3

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP-USAF/CC Designated a “Non-Voting” Member
CAP-USAF/CC - Col Hodgkins
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The following are suggested changes to the CAP Constitution:
1. Membership of the National Board
Proposed change to CAP Constitution, Article X para 1(j), National Board.
ARTICLE X - NATIONAL BOARD
1. The members of the National Board shall be as follows:
a. The National Commander
b. The National Vice Commander
c. The National Chief of Staff
d. The National Legal Officer
e. The National Finance Officer
f. The National Controller
g. The National Inspector General as a non-voting member
h. The commander of each CAP region
i. The commander of each CAP wing
j. The Commander, Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force (CAP-USAF) as a
non-voting member
k. The National Chief of Chaplain Service as a non-voting member
Summary: The proposed change would make the CAP-USAF commander a non-voting
member of the National Board, as opposed to a voting member.

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2. Membership of the National Executive Committee
Proposed change to CAP Constitution, Article XI para 3(i), The National Executive
Committee.
ARTICLE XI - THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
3. The members of the National Executive Committee shall be as follows:
a. The National Commander
b. The National Vice Commander
c. The National Chief of Staff
d. The National Legal Officer
e. The National Finance Officer
f. The National Controller
g. The National Inspector General as a non-voting member
h. The commander of each CAP region
i. The Commander, Civil Air Patrol-United States Air Force (CAP-USAF) as a
non-voting member
j. The National Chief of Chaplain Service as a non-voting member
Summary: The proposed change would make the CAP-USAF commander a non-voting
member of the National Executive Committee, as opposed to a voting member.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve the above changes. If approved, they will be
forwarded to the CAP Board of Governors for their review and action at the next
scheduled BoG meeting.

ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS COMMENTS:
None.
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CAP-USAF COMMENTS:
Because the CAP-USAF commander may not participate in his official capacity in the
management of CAP activities based upon restrictions found at 10 U.S.C. 2601 and
DoD 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, section 3-202, this change is required. By
becoming a non-voting member, the CAP-USAF commander will sit on the National
Board and NEC in his liaison role.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAP Constitution & Bylaws.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL HODGKINS/CAP-USAF/CC MOVED AND COL MOODY/Nat Cont SECONDED
the proposed National Board action.

MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to Constitution and Bylaws Committee for proposed
changes to the Constitution and Bylaws to indicate that the CAP-USAF Commander is a
non-voting member of the National Executive Committee and National Board, and
inclusion in the Jun 07 BoG agenda for action.

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AGENDA ITEM 4

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Action

SUBJECT: Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) Program Specialty Track
CAP/CV – Gen Courter
DCS Sponsor: Col David Mikelson, DCS/Training
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Since 1994, the CAP DDR program has assisted regions, wings, groups, and
squadrons instill an aggressive, positive, drug-free attitude in CAP members, Air Force
families, DoD civilians, and school-aged children.
To help ensure mission
accomplishment for this Air Force Surgeon General-sponsored program, a specialty
track is needed to develop committed and well-qualified CAP members to perform DDR
program leadership responsibilities.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve the development of a specialty track for the
DDR program.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
No change to the current distribution of DDR funds.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
DCS/Training (Col David Mikelson): Concur
Director, DDR Program (Lt Col Jett Mayhew): Concur
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 51-1, Drug Demand Reduction Program
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV MOVED AND COL WALLING/MER SECONDED the
proposed National Board action.

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MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to Committee/NHQ staff to develop specialty track for
the DDR program.

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AGENDA ITEM 5

MD

Action

SUBJECT: Air Force Testing
CAP/CV – Gen Courter
DCS Sponsor: Col David Mikelson, DCS/Training
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
CAP members are eligible to participate in many of the United States Air Force’s online
and correspondence courses through the Air Force Institute of Advanced Distributed
Learning (AFIADL).
A few CAP courses are also hosted by AFIADL, like the CAP Senior Officer Course
(formally known as the ECI-13 course).
The Air Force manages this program. In the event of a test compromise, AFIADL might
have to suspend all work on that course throughout the Air Force, which would be both
costly to the Air Force and embarrassing to CAP.
Currently, our members request testing materials through the AFIADL Customer Help
Desk (http://afiadl.custhelp.com). AFIADL then mails the testing materials to your Wing
Headquarters Test Control Officer, where it is typically forwarded to your unit Test
Control Officer to proctor.
A change is needed to our AFIADL course test proctoring procedures to ensure no
potential compromises occur which might put the Air Force tests at risk.
Under this proposal, our members would still request testing materials through the
AFIADL Customer Help Desk. AFIADL then mails the testing materials to your state
director. Members would contact the state director, or his/her designee, to determine
the best test control facility.
a. The first priority is to use the nearest Air Force installation testing facilities available
(other DoD installations may be available; the state directors will know).
b. If a member is not able to travel to the closest testing facility, then the AFIADL tests
will be proctored by the state director or CAP-USAF reservists that the state director
selects.
c. If CAP-USAF proctoring is impractical, then under exceptional circumstances, the
state director will coordinate with the wing commander to assign two CAP members to
proctor the AFIADL tests. These CAP members will sign a statement attesting to the
integrity of the testing.

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PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve the recommended modifications to CAP’s test
control of AFIADL courses.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Individual members will incur some out-of-pocket travel costs.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with spirit and intent of the proposal. However, recent discussion between
CAP-USAF, the CAP NHQ staff, and the Air University Registrar’s Office will impact the
mechanics of where the tests are actually mailed. CAP-USAF will update the NB on
this agenda item during the meeting. Non-concur with DCS/Training proposal.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
DCS/Training - Col David Mikelson: Concur. We might also consider FAA testing
centers operated by independent firms if the costs are not prohibitive or local
Community College Testing Centers.
Director, Officer Programs - Lt Col Peggy Myrick: Concur. As we rewrite CAPR 50-4,
we may need to adjust some of the main responsibilities of the Test Control Officer
(TCO) and re-evaluate the position. We may want to consider being more proactive in
the selection of TCOs.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 50-4, Test Administration and Security
CAPR 50-17, CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program
CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV MOVED AND COL WOREK/NLO SECONDED the
proposed National Board action amended to only apply to those tests for CAP
that are Air Force Professional Military Education courses.

MOTION DID NOT PASS

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AGENDA ITEM 6

MD

Action

SUBJECT: School Enrichment Program Strategic Plan
CAP/CV – Gen Courter
DCS Sponsor: Col David Mikelson, DCS/Training
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The August 2006 National Board voted to strengthen CAP’s School Enrichment
Program (SEP) for America’s schools. Accordingly, the National Board tasked the
National Headquarters to partner with CAP leaders associated with the SEP to develop
a Strategic Plan. On 16 - 18 November 2006 Col Dave Mikelson, CAP, convened a
SEP Strategic Planning Committee at National Headquarters. From that meeting
evolved a FY 2007-2012 SEP Strategic Plan, which is attached for National Board
approval.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve the FY 2007-2012 School Enrichment
Program Strategic Plan.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal: FY07 funding for the SEP can be accommodated by reallocating some funds
currently programmed for the Missions Directorate. Program cost elements for followon years are outlined in the SEP Strategic Plan (Objective #4 – Funding).
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No Comment.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
DCS/Training - Col David Mikelson: Recommend approval.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAP policies, procedures, and forms related to the full implementation of the SEP may
need to be changed in numerous publications. The SEP Strategic Plan (Objective #3Administration) addresses some of the changes needed.

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NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV MOVED AND COL FAGAN/NCR SECONDED the
proposed National Board action.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
appropriate CAP regulations and forms.

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AGENDA ITEM 7

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Action

SUBJECT: Wing and Region Commander Terms
PA WG/CC – Col Applebaum
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Since 1990, I have watched the NB evolve from a backroom operation to a more open
forum. We have concerned ourselves with hundreds of volatile issues. Looming in the
background is the issue of leadership. We have had many abrupt and disruptive
changes at all levels of the organization. Terms of office for the wing and region
commanders are limited by our Constitution. The current C&BL term limit rules can be
unfair to some and a blessing to others. As we all know, it takes time to adjust to sitting
in the chair that appears to have more negatives than positives. In some cases, it can
take two years to get a firm grasp on the job and an equal amount of time to develop a
team of solid citizens that wants to work in the command function. Past PAWG
commanders have commanded the state organization for 17 to 22 years at a time.
The most pressing issue in CAP is to develop a core group of solid citizens that will
place the organization first and ambition some place else. A wing commander who is
on track and not subject to outside pressure can develop and legitimize CAP in state
government and the communities within the state.
The best of the best should have the opportunity to stay and make a mark in the
community for CAP. By mutual agreement between the Corporate commanders
individual wing and region commanders should be extended for not more than 1 term.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve an option for region and wing commanders to
be approved for one additional term. The action would need the concurrence of the
concerned region commander and National Commander and should be based upon
progress and development of programs and relationships within the wing or region. The
total amount of time a region or wing commander could serve is outlined in the table
below. If approved, this proposal would be sent to the BoG as a suggested change to
the Constitution & Bylaws.

Current C&BL Terms of office

Proposal

If approved, potential
length of Command

Region CCs

One 4 year term

One additional 4 year
term

4 + 4 = 8 years

Wing CCs

1 year probation, 3 year term,
1 year extension

One additional 3 year
term in lieu of current
1 year extension

1 + 3 + 3 = 7 years

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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Issue previously considered by the National Board and Board of Governors.
matter would require drafting an amendment to the Constitution.

This

CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No Comment.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
Constitution & Bylaws.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL APPLEBAUM/PA MOVED AND COL LEVITCH/SER SECONDED the proposed
National Board action.
There was a request for secret ballot vote.

BY SECRET BALLOT VOTE THE MOTION CARRIED (Yes 36, No 29)
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. Referral to Constitution and Bylaws Committee for proposed
changes to the Constitution and Bylaws, and inclusion in the Jun 07 BoG agenda for
action.

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AGENDA ITEM 8

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Action

SUBJECT: Change to CAPR 123-2, Complaints
PA WG/CC – Col Applebaum
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The CAP complaint process does not allow for the subject of a complaint or
investigation to necessarily be informed that he/she is under investigation. This
appears to be an acceptable process in the military community but it is not in Civil
Actions. When a suit is filed against an individual or organization the accused individual
is made aware of his accuser and allowed to prepare to defend his/her self.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve a requirement in CAPR-123-2 to entitle any
member accused of a complaint, to receive a copy of that complaint. This notification of
pending action must be sent to any individual involved in adverse actions by the
commander handling the issue within 8 business days of initial contact.
I feel that the individual should have knowledge of pending action and be allowed to
organize and present his/her side of the event in question. Further, any subsequent
appeals board or MARB will have access to all documents pertaining to the case.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL INSPECTOR GENERAL’S COMMENTS:
The CAP/IG does NOT Concur with this proposal for the following reasons:
The reason to maintain confidentiality during the early part of the complaint process is to
allow a period of time to collect essential facts, make assignments, analyze the
allegations and weed out frivolous, vengeful and mistaken complaints. This can take 30
days or more.
Confidentiality is critical during this period, especially when the complaint involves
cadets who may have been the victim of verbal, mental, or other non-criminal abuse,
and to avoid retaliation or emotional stress of our members, to both complainants and
subjects of the complaint. In most cases, the Complaint Analysis phase does not lead
to the initiation of an investigation.
In the event Complaint Analysis does progress to an investigation, the practice is to
notify the subject of the investigation in plenty of time to allow them to gather the
documents and other data needed to present his/her side of the case.

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A review of CAPR 123-2 reveals that the regulation does not clearly mandate the
current practice of notifying the Subject after completion of the Complaint Analysis
phase. The CAP/IG has directed the NHQ staff to clarify this provision.
The IG has no comment on the Agenda Item’s reference to appeals boards or the
MARB, as those Adverse Membership Action processes relate to CAPR 35-3 and not
CAPR 123-2.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-Concur.
DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 123-2, Complaints.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL APPLEBAUM/PA MOVED and COL FAGAN/NCR SECONDED the proposed
National Board action.
CAP/IG conducted a lengthy discussion on why he non-concurred on this item, primarily
centered on the need to maintain confidentiality in the early stages of the complaint
process. It was also noted that the Commanders Adverse Personnel Action Rewrite
Committee is already reviewing these issues. The following motion was made:
COL BELCHER/MA MOVED and COL CORTUM/CO SECONDED the motion to
POSTPONE, pending the outcome of the recommendations of the Commanders
Adverse Personnel Action Rewrite Committee, to the Summer National Board
meeting.

MOTION TO POSTPONE CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. Inclusion in the August 2007 National Board agenda.
NOTE: Col Karton, Chairman of the committee solicited input from board members on
any issue they would like for the committee to address prior to the Summer Board
meeting. His e-mail address is rkarton@glr.cap.gov.

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AGENDA ITEM 9

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP Vehicle Roof Markings
OR WG/CC – Col Kyle
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The National Board enacted a new requirement to paint orange triangles and vehicle
numbers on the roofs of all vehicles at the summer 2006 National Board meeting. This
additional roof marking was intended to make it easier to identify vehicles from the air.
The measure also estimated a cost of $10.00 per vehicle to paint these markings.
Over the last several months, many wings have found that the cost is much greater.
The quality of the paint job is a concern. The request to use decals has been proposed,
but vehicle washing could remove or damage the decals. Not all vehicles are used in
air-to-ground operations and therefore may not require painting. Additionally, long-term
maintenance is a concern and an expense. The orange paint will likely fade and
become uneven, particularly if hand-painted by spray can. Implementation seems to be
more costly and difficult than expected.
This agenda item proposes to repeal this requirement. Each board member should
reconsider this decision in light of the cost and evaluate if the ease of identification is
worth the investment. Can a temporary marking be used? Is standardization that
essential? Is the value of easy identification worth the expense and maintenance?
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to repeal the vehicle roof marking requirements as
approved in Agenda Item 15, items 1 and 2, of the August 2006 National Board and
implemented by the 12 Sep 06 policy letter, subject: “CAP Vehicle Roof Marking
Instructions.”
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Repealing this requirement could save as much as $300 per vehicle, a total unfunded
investment of over $240,000, assuming 800 vehicles would have been painted.

CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No Comment.

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DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of CAP Vehicles
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
COL KYLE/OR MOVED AND COL CHAZELL/RMR SECONDED the proposed
National Board action.

MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Revocation of action under Agenda Item 15 of the Aug 06
National Board and implementing policy letter of 12 Sep 07, subject: “CAP Vehicle Roof
Marking Instructions.”

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AGENDA ITEM 10

SE

Action

SUBJECT: Defining and Quantifying CAP Mishap Definitions
CAP-USAF/CC - Col Hodgkins
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The Air Force has clear, defined definitions for accidents and incidents when it involves
aircraft, vehicles, and personnel. This has a twofold purpose. First, it allows the Air
Force to track both the quantity and severity of mishaps for easy comparison and trend
analysis. Second, it removes the subjective interpretation by individuals about the
classification of a mishap. Currently, CAP utilizes CFR Title 49, NTSB paragraph 830.2,
to define mishaps. The bodily injury definitions are clear. The aircraft mishap
definitions are nebulous and the vehicle mishap definition is non-existent. It is
particularly important to clearly define aircraft accidents, as per paragraph 830.5, which
requires immediate notification of the NTSB whenever there is an accident. See
Appendix.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board votes to approve incorporation of standard mishap definitions
into the impending rewrite of CAPR 62-2.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL SAFETY OFFICER’S COMMENTS:
The National Safety Officer believes this agenda item is premature. CAPR 62-2,
Mishap Reporting and Investigation, has been under revision for the last 3 months. Part
of that revision includes improved definitions of how CAP defines accidents, incidents,
and non-loggable mishaps. We at National HQ Safety, with the help of the region safety
officers, are currently discussing these definitions. That discussion is still ongoing.
NHQ/SE recommends that the revision process continue as our current policy requires
and that the definitions recommended by the region and NHQ safety officers be
included in the proposed revision. These will be posted, as required, for comments at
the appropriate time.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.

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DCS / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAP Regulation 62-2, Mishap Reporting and Investigations
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:

This agenda Item was withdrawn by the CAP-USAF Commander.

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AGENDA ITEM 11

XP

SUBJECT: Deputy Chiefs of Staff and National Staff Reports
CAP/CV – Courter

PLENARY SESSIONS:
BRIG GEN COURTER announced the plenary sessions and distributed a handout
containing (1) Personal Message, (2) Results since 1 January 2007 (the inception of
this organizational structure), (3) High Interest Topics, and (4) Contact Information from
the Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chiefs of Staff for Strategic Mission, Operations,
Training, and Support.
The following DCS reports were given:
1.
2.
3.
4.

DCS/Strategic Mission briefing by Brig Gen Anderson
DCS/Operations briefing by Col Skiba
DCS/Training briefing by Col Mikelson
DCS/Support briefing by Col Parker

Following the briefings there was discussion and a question/answer period, and the
subjects discussed were summarized by Brig Gen Courter:
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Guidance on group mentoring
US citizenship issue as it relates to school enrichment program
IT issues to be researched; need to identify experts in the field to help
Making sure FEMA requirements are available
Form 27—e-mail interim until it is on line
CAPR 60-1 rewrite; draft copy will be sent out for comments
Need to ensure system up-time notification
IT training for National Board members with new programs
CAPR 20-1 rewrite follow-up
DRMO—same procedures until notification of change
Commercial license issue with reference to GA-8 aircraft
Ways to communication—improve ways
Great Start Program and compliance

OTHER REPORTS:

5. Aircraft Consolidated Maintenance
MR. DEAN and COL KAUFFMAN presented a slide briefing and gave a progress report.

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6. Finance Committee Report by Col Weiss, National Finance Officer
(a) Investment account increased to $4M, which exceeds the goal. A new goal
needs to be set.
(b) Since the appointment of Col Kauffman, former Chief of Staff, to the position
of Coordinator for Aircraft Consolidated Maintenance at NHQ, an initial savings of
$412,000 was realized with only a test program. It is anticipated that much greater
savings will be realized when this program is implemented across the country. Also,
due to Mr. Dean’s and Col Kauffman’s efforts, another $61,000 savings was realized in
efficiencies of management and new discounts with suppliers to date. These savings
are also expected to greatly increase in the coming months.

7. Inspector General Report
COL LINKER provided an update report.

8. Uniform Board Report
COL CHITWOOD/SWR (in the absence of Col McCabe) briefed the report and
presented the following recommendations of the Uniform Board:
(a) Orange T-shirt with BDU
RECOMMENDATION: Disapprove proposal to require wear of orange t-shirt with
Command Patch on left breast and “Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue” on the back
in Scotchlite reflective material with BDU uniform for increased visibility and
recognition.
NO ACTION DUE TO THE LACK OF A SECOND
(b) Wear of Orange Baseball Caps with BDUs
RECOMMENDATION: The board is still reviewing proposal to mandate the wear of
orange baseball caps with BDU uniforms for increased visibility and recognition.
Additionally authorize metal grade insignia to be worn by senior and cadet officers.
ACTION: COL OPLAND/DE MOVED AND COL FAGAN/ NCR SECONDED that
the National Board vote to postpone this item indefinitely.

MOTION CARRIED
(c) Rescind ribbon and badge limitation for Senior Members
RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposal to rescind requirement for all ribbons,
badges and devices to fall below top notch on the service coat or the bottom tip of
collar on AF-style shirts and blouses, with concurrence of the Air Force.
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ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL JENSEN/CT SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the recommendation of the Uniform
Board.

MOTION DID NOT PASS
(d) Border Patrol Ribbon
RECOMMENDATIONS:
(1) Disapprove proposal to reinstate Border Patrol Ribbon used during World War II.
Criteria would parallel Air Search and Rescue Ribbon—basic ribbon for 10 border
patrol sorties, bronze clasp for each additional 10; air crew members wear bronze
propeller; ground personnel credited with one sortie for each 8 hours of participation.
Uniform Board recommends disapproval because this would not be available to all
members. NO ACTION
(2) Recommend incorporating this Border Patrol Ribbon into the existing Homeland
Security Ribbon.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL HAYDEN/ME SECONDED
that the National Board vote to incorporate the criteria into the requirements
for the Homeland Security Ribbon.

MOTION DID NOT PASS
(e) Incident Commander Badge
RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposal to authorize an Incident Commander
Badge for those members qualifying under CAPR 60-3—(1) IC-2s wear Senior
badge and IC-1s wear the Master badge, (2) Badge worn in the same position as the
Ground Team badge and other specialty insignia.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL FAGAN/NCR SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the recommendation of the Uniform
Board.
COL FAGAN/NCR MOVED TO AMEND AND COL CARR/GLR SECONDED an
amendment that once a member earns this badge, he/she is allowed to keep it
on the uniform.

AMENDMENT CARRIED
AMENDED MOTION CARRIED

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(f) Badges on Leather Nametag
RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposal to authorize the wear of specialty insignia
on the leather nametag—currently, only the aviation badge is authorized.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL LYNCH/AZ SECONDED that
the National Board vote to approve the recommendation of the Uniform Board.

MOTION CARRIED
(g) Recognition of Cadet Orientation Flights
RECOMMENDATION: Disapprove proposal to authorize the wear of a bronze star
on the Curry Ribbon to recognize those that fly 5 orientation flights.
NO ACTION DUE TO NO MOTION BEING MADE.
(h) DDR Specialty Badge
RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposal that with the approval of the DDR
specialty track a specialty badge is now required.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL WALLING/MER SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the recommendation of the Uniform
Board.

MOTION CARRIED
(i) Wear of Cadet Advisory Council Ribbon
RECOMMENDATIONS:
(1) Disapprove proposal to award CAC ribbon to senior members serving as
advisors. NO ACTION
(2) Approve proposal to allow the continued wear of the CAC ribbon when cadets
become senior members.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL CARR/GLR SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the continued wear of the CAC ribbon
by cadets turning senior member and be allowed retroactively.

MOTION CARRIED
(j) Public Affairs Awards
RECOMMENDATION: Approve creation of a Region PAO of the Year award.

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ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL CHAZELL/RMR SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the recommendations of the Uniform
Board.

MOTION DID NOT PASS
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED AND CO FAGAN/NCR SECONDED that the National
Board vote to authorize “of-the-year” awards for all staff positions authorized
in CAPR 20-1 and that the award process be consistent such that the awards
are routed through the region level and then to the National Level, as a
concept.
COL LEVITCH/SER MOVED TO POSTPONE AND COL JENSEN/CT SECONDED
the motion to postpone and to send the item to the appropriate committee for
further consideration.

MOTION TO POSTPONE CARRIED
(k) Cadet NCO Grades
RECOMMENDATION: Approve proposal to authorize the wear of grade insignia on
both collars of the light blue AF-style shirt and lapels of service coat, Cadet NCOs
currently wear grade on both collars of BDUs.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL NELSON/CA SECONDED
that the National Board approves the recommendation of the Uniform Board
with a suggested mandatory wear date of 1 March 2008.

MOTION CARRIED
(l) BDU and Field Jacket Tape
ACTION: See Agenda Item 13, New Business
(m) Command Patch
RECOMMENDATION: Approve immediate wear of newly revised Command Patch
on AF-style flight suit and flight jacket with mandatory wear date of 1 March 2008.
CAP-USAF/CC concurred with the proposal.
ACTION: COL CHITWOOD/SWR MOVED AND COL JENSEN/CT SECONDED
that the National Board vote to approve the recommendation of the Uniform
Board.

MOTION CARRIED

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FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS: Implementation of policy changes on uniform items,
notification to the field, and change to appropriate regulations.

9. Historian Report
COL BLASCOVICH stated that this meeting is the 59th National Board meeting. He
reported that he had presented a program about the CAP Coastal Patrol on the History
Channel. He noted an article in the magazine, “American World War II,” about the
Coastal Patrol, uniforms and other items worn as well as activities performed by CAP.
He also stated that he is in the process of converting several monographs for inclusion
on the web. He stated that a memorial is being designed for Civil Air Patrol, which will
cover all the CAP veterans who died while on the role of action of CAP, to be located at
National Headquarters, Maxwell AFB, AL. A slide briefing on a proposed memorial was
presented by the Assistant Historian/SER Historian, Major Shaw. The estimated cost of
the memorial is $3,000.00. The Southeast Region offered to donate $1,000.00 to help
defray the cost. Maj Gen Pineda donated $100.00. Following the SER and Gen
Pineda’s donations, many members of the National Board and audience pledged money
to support the project. There was agreement that if more money was collected for the
memorial than is needed, the remainder will be turned over to the Civil Air Patrol
Foundation. Donations should be mailed to NHQ/FM.

10. Safety Report
COL TILTON presented a slide briefing on safety statistics and the status of reports.

11. Communications Report
LT COL REID provided an update briefing including the distribution of equipment,
frequency issues with Canada and Mexico, the request to keep using current
frequencies until the new frequencies are available, issues with member-owned radios,
and future budgets for additional equipment. He also briefed that a CAP-COM
Newsletter is being developed to help ensure that members are updated on activities in
the communications area.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV requested National Headquarters send to the Region
Commanders a list of wings that have or have not submitted a Communications Plan.

12. Chaplain Services
CH, COL, SHARP briefed that CAP has a total of 985 chaplain service personnel but
some vacancies do exist in the field. In the last 6 months, chaplain service personnel
have driven over 200,000 miles, spent about $95,000.00, and have given CAP about
3500 hours of service. The chaplain service is growing but the integrity of chaplains
and moral leadership officers will not be compromised just to recruit more members—
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the rules will be followed. Chaplains are there to support the commanders. Chaplain
Sharp offered his personal help in any way possible.

13. CAP Near-Space Program (Aerospace Education)
LT COL CAMPBELL, from the Iowa wing, presented a slide briefing on a project he
developed called the Near-Space Program. It is an Aerospace Education learning
program that includes all different kinds of CAP skills in one program while advancing
advance aerospace education. He stated that more information is available at
www.capinspace.gov.

14. Satellite Phones/Radios
MAJ GEN PINEDA stated that each of the region commanders and some wing
commanders currently have a satellite radio. He reported the radios work great and
were tested from Alaska to Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
COL LEVITCH/SER distributed a brochure and explained how this equipment can be
ordered.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV stated that going forward the DCSs have talked about and
requested that all items coming out of committee be forwarded and included into the
agenda format ahead of time, 30 days before the meeting, so that in the future the
National Staff can help effect the efficiencies of the board.

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AGENDA ITEM 12

Action

SUBJECT: Old Business
1. ITEM: Application of Safety Privilege to CAP Flight Operations: Agenda Item 4,
November 2006 NEC
The agenda item dealt with incorporating the US Air Force concept of Safety Privilege
into CAP flight operations. The National Safety Officer, National Legal Officer, CAPUSAF Safety Officer, and NHQ staff were to investigate and report back to the March
2007 National Board Meeting.
COL TILTON, National Safety Officer presented a slide briefing on the following
procedural issues:















AF runs two separate investigations
Safety investigation separate from accident investigation
Would pose three distinct problems for CAP
Requires two investigation officers and or boards
Many wing/CCs do not have a personnel pool of skilled investigators
Use of other wing, region or NHQ personnel is usually not economically
feasible
Volunteers not always available or accessible to testify twice
CAP Wing/CCs are in the CAPF 79 reporting chain
CCs see any admission of fault by the individuals involved
CCs are in command chain that determines disciplinary actions
Perception by members would be that CCs are biased by any freely given
confession even though CCs should make decisions on what really happened
and not purely on what was discovered
A confession of fault or negligence by a CAP member could subject the
Corporation or member to risk
Any such document would be subject to discovery by a third party and could
show up in print or in court.
It could be used to show negligence or knowledge of improper operations on
the part of the corporation.

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AGENDA ITEM 13
SUBJECT: New Business

1. ITEM: Change BDU and Field Jacket Tape
Maj Gen Pineda noted that there were other “CAPs” around the world and suggested a
change to put “U.S. Civil Air Patrol” on name strips for BDUS to identify America’s Civil
Air Patrol.
LT COL SIROIS/NJ PROXY MOVED AND COL CARR/GLR SECONDED that the
National Board votes to adopt a change to the ultramarine CAP tape to include
“U.S.” to then read “U.S. Civil Air Patrol.” This will become the only available
tape going forward and will be mandatory as of 1 March 2010.

MOTION CARRIED
2. ITEM: Change to CAPR 35-5 (Grade of National Vice Commander)
COL VESSELLA/RI MOVED AND COL JENSEN/CT SECONDED that the National
Board votes to amend the language of CAPR 35-5, regarding the grade of National
Vice Commander changing paragraph 5.b. by striking the word “temporary” and
the language requiring that the National Vice Commander revert to the grade of
colonel at the end of the term. The proposed language in paragraph 5.b. be
changed to read as follows: “The grade of Brigadier General is a grade reserved
for members who serve as National Vice Commander, CAP, after 1 December
2002. Promotion to this grade is concurrent with election to the position by the
National Board and concurrence of the Chief of Staff, United States Air Force.
Individuals serving in the position of Vice Commander prior to 3 Mar 07 are not
eligible for the grade of Brigadier General and will retain the permanent grade of
Colonel.” This change will require concurrence of the Air Force.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CV MOVED TO AMEND that the proposal be effective after
the close of the August 2007 National Board meeting with the election of the next
Vice Commander.

Motion died for lack of a second.
The National Commander expressed a desire that the motion be effective on 3 Mar 07,
with strong affirmative concurrence by the National Board.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. Request Air Force concurrence and when appropriate change
CAPR 35-5, paragraph 5.b.

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3. ITEM. Life Membership Certificates to Coastal Patrol Base Members Survivors
(Sub-chasers)
COL OPLAND/DE MOVED AND COL FAGAN/NCR SECONDED that the National
Board vote to grant Life Membership to all surviving Coastal Patrol base
members.

MOTION CARRIED WITH NO DISSENTING VOTES
FOLLOW-ON ACTION. Present Life Membership Certificates, as appropriate.

4. ITEM: Constitution and Bylaw Amendment Process
MR. ODELL/GC briefed a request made by the BoG in Jun 06 to clarify exiting
procedures to and process for the proposal, drafting and voting of amendments to the
Constitution and Bylaws (C&BL). He outlined a flow chart whereby proposals for
changes to the Constitution and Bylaws would go in the following order: (1) from the
NEC to the C&BL Committee - to the NB – to the BoG, (2) from the NB to the C&BL
Committee – to the NB or NEC – to the BoG, or (3) from the BoG to the C&BL
Committee – back to the BoG.
The following DRAFT amendment to Article XIX, C&BL was presented:
“Proposals to amend the Constitution and/or Bylaws may be initiated by the Board of
Governors, National Board, or National Executive Committee. Such initiatives by the
National Board or National Executive Committee shall be ordinarily routed through the
Constitution and Bylaws Committee before being routed to the other body for review
and approval before submission to the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors
may exercise its discretion in making exceptions to this process for reasons including
but not limited to administrative changes and exigent circumstances.”
COL WOREK/NLO MOVED AND COL FAGAN/NCR SECONDED that the National
Board approves the following RESOLUTION:
“It is resolved that the language of the proposed Constitution amendment regarding the
Constitutional amendment processed generally reflects the desire of the National Board.
The Constitution and Bylaws Committee is hereby directed to review the language and
refine it as appropriate, forward it on to the National Executive Committee for
consideration and, if adopted, forward it then to the Board of Governors for them to
adopt as they see fit.”
COL WALLING/MER MOVED TO AMEND AND COL JANSEN/CT SECONDED an
amendment to change the language in the second sentence of the DRAFT
amendment to Article XIX, as reads “before being routed to the other body for
review and approval” be changed to read: “before being routed back to the

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National Board or the National Executive Committee at the discretion of the
National Board.”

MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
AMENDED MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Proposal to change Article XIX included in the May 07 NEC
agenda and the Jun 07 BoG agenda for approval.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
1. Preceding the agenda items, the National Commander, National Vice
Commander, Executive Director, and the Commander, CAP-USAF, presented
update slide briefings.
2. There were also slide briefings/remarks by the following:
(1) Gen Boyd Anderson, Air Force Association
(2) Mr. Rob Hackman, Director, Security and Regulatory Policy, AOPA.
(3) Col Gary Arnold and Lt Col Les Peterson, representing Evergreen
Agricultural Enterprises, Inc. showed a DVD of the company and outlined
fundraising opportunities for CAP squadrons. Maj Gen Pineda expressed
interest in CAP developing a partnership with Evergreen, not only for
squadrons but also cadets, and appointed Col Moody/Nat Con to work the
Evergreen project.
(4) Mr. Nicholas Nii Tettey-Amarteifio, from the Republic of Ghana, in his role as
the National Cadet Coordinator of Ghana (Head of all Army, Navy, Air Force,
Police, and Fire Cadets), gave a briefing detailing their cadet program. He
was accompanied by Ms. Christiana Asabea Ntim, Director in Charge of
Programmes and Projects H/Q (Female) & the P.A. to the National
Coordinator; Nil Lante Quarcoopome, Director of Intelligent and
Implementations; Joshua Marquaae, Director General Operations and
Transport.

(5) Capt Henry “Ed” Phipps, who joined CAP on 1 Dec 1941, commented on his
personal experience as a sub-chaser pilot patrolling coastal shipping lanes off
the eastern coast of America. Capt Phipps’ picture is on the cover of the
2006 Annual Report to Congress. Following his remarks, Capt Phipps was
promoted to the grade of Colonel, effective 3 Mar 07, and presented the
Distinguished Service Medal for his service.

(6) Cadet/Col Aaron Angelini, Chairman of the National Cadet Advisory Council.

(7) CMSgt Chiafos, USAF (Ret) was introduced by Gen Pineda as the first
Command CMSgt of Civil Air Patrol. Gen Pineda announced that he wants to
revitalize CAP’s NCO Corps by initially assigning a CMSgt in each region and
wing. Chief Chiafos outlined the value of CAP taking advantage of the
experience, knowledge, and training of the senior NCO corps.

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3. Maj Gen Pineda announced that he is proposing using a background check on
incoming commanders to bring this process to a more professional level. He also
suggested a policy that serving as a wing commander will be a prerequisite to
becoming a region commander.
4. Maj Gen Pineda presented National Board badges to incoming commanders:
NH
Col Donald C. Davidson (Sep 06)\
MI
Col Michael A. Saile (Dec 06)
FL
Col Patrick S. O’Key (Oct 06)
GA
Col Lyle E. Letteer (Sep 06)
MO
Col John A. Mais (Oct 06)
AZ
Col William R. Lynch (Oct 06)
AR
Col Robert B. Britton (Oct 06)
WY
Col Robert E. Cook (Sep 06)
WA
Col David E. Maxwell (Oct 06)
5. Maj Gen Pineda presented National Executive Committee badges to the
following region commanders:
NCR
Col Sean P. Fagan
SWR
Col Reggie Chitwood
GLR
Col Charles Carr
6. Maj Gen Pineda recognized the following departing wing commanders and
expressed his appreciation for their service:
LA
Col Rodney W. Ammons (3 Mar 07)
TX
Col Robert F. Eldridge (14 Apr 07)
TN
Col James M. Rushing (24 Mar 07)
MS
Col John B. Wilkes (25 Mar 07)
PA
Col M. Allen Applebaum (14 Jun 07)
7. Maj Gen Pineda congratulated the Virginia Wing on having the first wing audit to
achieve an unqualified opinion.
8. Maj Gen Pineda personally invited and strongly encouraged all National Board
members to participate in the Hawk Mountain activity this summer. He added that
attending this activity would also provide an opportunity to conduct informal
business.
9. Brig Gen Courter announced that fewer but higher dollar amount scholarships
are being awarded, and CAP has added one flight scholarship per region. She also
noted the four AOPA-funded scholarships worth $10,000.00. A list of the recipients
of scholarships was distributed.
10. Distinguished Service Medals were presented to: (1) Col Larry Kauffman—
service as National Chief of Staff, (2) Col John Tilton—service as Southeast Region
Commander, (3) Col Sean Fagan—service as Missouri Wing Commander, (4) Col
Lyle Letteer—service as National Safety Officer (5 Col Ammons—service as
Louisiana Wing Commander.
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11. A time capsule ceremony honoring CAP’s 65th Anniversary was conducted. The
following members of CAP presented a variety of CAP memorabilia to be included in
the time capsule, which will be opened in 65 years (2072): The National
Commander, Maj Gen Pineda; each region and wing commander; the Chairman of
the Board of Governors, Maj Gen Bowling; the CAP-USAF Commander, Col Rus
Hodgkins, USAF; the National Historian, Col Len Blascovich; and the Executive
Director, Mr. Don Rowland. Mr. Rowland expressed appreciation to National
Headquarters staff member Julie DeBardelaben for this novel idea.
12. Col Robert M. Karton briefed “Effective Meeting Procedures” and explained
basic parliamentary procedure.
13. Maj Gen Pineda announced the distribution of GPS units, one per region and
wing, for use at disaster areas when identifying markers are down.
14. Maj Gen Pineda announced that he plans to have at least two speakers with
expertise in areas such as management and disaster relief to afford additional
training for the commanders, beginning with the August 2007 National Board.
15. National Commanders Commendation awards were presented to the following
named members of the National Cadet Advisory Council (NCAC) with appreciation
for their service: C/Col Aaron Angelini, Chairman; C/Lt Col Sam Imbraile, NER;
C/Col Jake Reed, MER representative; C/Lt Col Elizabeth Dumont, GLR; C/Col
Christine Johnson, SER; C/Col Susanna Marking, NCR; C/Lt Col Mark Harper,
SWR; C/Col Mike Kelly, RME; C/Col Christine Smith, PCR; and C/Capt Kristin
Ruesch, Recorder and GLR alternate. Also, appreciation was expressed to Col
William R. Lynch and 1st Lt Thomas Rehman, NCAC advisors, for their contributions
to the NCAC.
16. Maj Gen Pineda challenged the commanders to encourage their members to
take the FEMA on-line courses because in the near future this type training will be
included on 101 cards.
17. A 50-year membership plaque was presented to Col Eric Litt/VA by Col Kathryn
Walling, Commander, Middle East Region.
18. Maj Gen Pineda announced that at noon on Saturday there were 17,475
members watching the live broadcast of National Board proceedings on the web.
19. Maj Gen Pineda announced that C/Col Christine Johnson/SER, NCAC
chairperson, has just received an appointment to the USAF Academy. She will
depart for the Academy in June 2007. Congratulations of the National Board were
extended.
20. Col Levitch/SER announced activities available in Atlanta at the Summer
National Board in August 2007.

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21. A Change of Command Ceremony was conducted installing Lt Col Michael H.
DuBois as Commander of the Louisiana Wing, vice Col Rodney W. Ammons,
effective 3 March 2007. Lt Col DuBois was promoted to the temporary grade of
Colonel, effective 3 March 2007.

MAJ GEN PINEDA MOVED AND COL LEVITCH/SER SECONDED that the National
Board votes to adjourn.

MOTION CARRIED
THERE WAS NO EXECUTIVE SESSION
THERE WAS AN OFF-THE-RECORD TOWN HALL MEETING, 1334 – 1352,
SATURDAY, 3 MARCH 2007
THE NATIONAL BOARD MEETING CLOSED AT 1630 SATURDAY, 3 MARCH 2007.

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