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Civil Air Patrol
National Board
Minutes

7-8 August 2008
Kissimmee FL

7-8 August 2008
Contents
OPEN SESSION
Action Agenda Items
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CAP National Commander Election....................................... Col Worek............ 5
CAP National Vice Commander Election............................... Col Worek............ 7
Selection Process and New Procedures (Information) ....... Gen Courter ............ 9
Confirmation of CS, NLO, NFO, NC, Chaplain ................... Gen Courter .......... 10
Approval of the March 2008 National Board Minutes ........ Col Chitwood.......... 13
Electronic Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors............................ Col Saile .......... 14
Fundraising for Hire ................................................................... Col Kyle.......... 16
US Service Member Extension...............................................Col Brown.......... 19
Consolidate Annual Awards Criteria in CAPR 39-3 ..............Col Skrabut .......... 22
“Of the Year” Awards Timeline .............................................Col Skrabut .......... 24
Clarification of Special Appointment Promotion Authority......... Col Saile.......... 26
Elimination of SSAN from TA and MSA...............................Col Rushing.......... 30
Community Service Ribbon for Officers......................................Col Lee.......... 33
Authorize a 3 Month Window to Activate Cadet
Applications to Convert to Senior Membership........................... Col Lee.......... 35
Authorize Patron Membership Status for Cadets Turning 21 ..... Col Lee.......... 37
Authorize $10 Membership Dues Discounts to Cadets
Becoming Senior Members until 25 Years of Age ...................... Col Lee.......... 39

Informational Items
17.
18.

Availability of Investigating Officers ......................................Col Hughes.......... 41
OPSEC for Members.......................................................... Gen Courter .......... 42

19.

Advisor and Staff Reports....................................................................... .......... 43

20.

Old Business
1. CAP NCO Corps................................................................................ .......... 44

21.

New Business
1. Cadet to Senior Member Transition................................................... .......... 46
2. Chaplain Professional Development.................................................. .......... 46
3. Modification of CAP Distinctive Uniform for Hot Weather .................. .......... 47
4. Eliminate Term “Officer Member” when Referring to” Senior Member” ........ 48
5. Grades of National Commander and National Vice Commander ...... .......... 48

Administrative Announcements .................................................................... ............... 50

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CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
7-8 August 2008
Kissimmee FL

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

NATIONAL BOARD
(As of 1 July 2008)

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 Chaplain Service, the 8 region commanders, and 52 wing
commanders.
MIDDLE EAST REGION

NATIONAL OFFICERS
*Brig Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
Interim Nat’l Commander
*Brig Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
Nat’l Vice Commander
**Col Russell D. Hodgkins, Jr., USAF CAP-USAF Commander
*Col Reggie L. Chitwood, CAP
Nat'l Chief of Staff
*Col Fredric K. Weiss, CAP
Nat'l Finance Officer
*Col Andrew K. Worek, CAP
Nat'l Legal Officer
*Col Bill Charles, CAP (Proxy)
Nat'l Controller
**Col James F. Linker, CAP
Nat'l Inspector General
**Ch, Col Charles E. Sharp, CAP
Chief Chap. Service

*Col Joseph R. Vazquez, CAP
Col Eugene L. Egry, III, CAP
Lt Col John Knowles, CAP (Proxy)
Col Jane E. Davies, CAP
Col Larry J. Ragland, CAP
Col Aurel E. Smith, CAP
Col Eric R. Litt, CAP
Col Rodney A. Moore, CAP

GREAT LAKES REGION

NORTHEAST REGION
*Col Robert Diduch, CAP
Col Peter Jensen, CAP
Lt Col William Meskill, CAP (Proxy)
Col David A. Belcher, CAP
Col Donald C. Davidson, CAP
Col Robert J. McCabe, CAP
Col Kenneth Andreu, CAP
Col Mark A. Lee, CAP
Col Anthony Gagliardi, CAP
Col Thomas P. Benckert Jr., CAP

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

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

*Col Charles L. Carr, CAP
Col Gordon A. Larson, CAP
Col Warren M. Reeves, CAP
Col Henry L. Heaberlin, CAP
Col Michael A. Saile, CAP
Col David M. Winters, CAP
Col Donald J. Haffner, CAP

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Region Commander
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION

SOUTHEAST REGION
*Col James M. Rushing, CAP
Col Michael A. Oakman, CAP
Col Christian F. Moersch, III, CAP
Col James W. Hughes, CAP
Col Tillman C. Carroll, CAP
Col Herman Liboy, CAP
Col George B. Melton, CAP

*Col Russell E. Chazell, CAP
Col Edward D. Phelka, CAP
Col David A. Guzman, CAP
Col Paul A. Tweden, CAP
Col Robert M. Bost, CAP
Col Stanley A. Skrabut, CAP

Region Commander
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
Puerto Rico
Tennessee

PACIFIC REGION

NORTH CENTRAL REGION
*Col Steven W. Kuddes, CAP
Col Ronald S. Scheitzach, CAP
Col Regena M. Aye, CAP
Col Thomas B. Theis, 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 Kenneth W. Parris, CAP
Col Earl G. Greenia, CAP
Col Ralph L. Miller, 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 Joseph C. Jensen, CAP
Col John M. Eggen, CAP
Col Robert B. Britton, CAP
Col Michael H. DuBois, CAP
Col Richard F. Himebrook, CAP
Col Virginia Keller, CAP (Proxy)
Col Joe R. Smith, CAP

Region Commander
Arizona
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

*Voting Members of National Executive Committee - 14
** Non voting members of National Board - 3

CORPORATE TEAM
Mr. Don R. Rowland
Mr. Mark H. Richardson, III
Mr. Johnny Dean
Ms. Susan Easter
Mr. Marc Huchette
Mr. Larry Kauffman
Mr. Jim Mallett
Mr. Gordon Odell Jr.
Mr. John A. Salvador

Executive Director
Assistant Executive Director
Director, Logistics & Mission Resources
Chief Financial Officer
Director, Public Awareness & Membership Development
Director, Fleet Management
Director, Educational Programs
General Counsel
Director, Missions

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AGENDA ITEM 1
Author: None

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP National Commander Election
CAP/NLO – Col Worek
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.
The election rules were sent to each individual National Board member prior to the
election.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board conducts an election for the office of National Commander.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL WOREK/NLO reviewed the printed rules for election of the National Commander
and National Vice Commander and made the correction that nomination for either office
does not require a second. As Secretary of the Corporation, Col Worek announced that
for the office of National Commander, Brig Gen Amy Courter has filed for
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nomination. There were no nominations from the floor and nominations for the office of
National Commander were closed.
There was a motion to elect Brig Gen Amy Courter by acclamation which was ruled not
a point of order. There was also clarification that the Constitution and Bylaws require a
written ballot vote.
BY UNANIMOUS WRITTEN BALLOT VOTE, BRIG GEN AMY S. COURTER WAS
ELECTED NATIONAL COMMANDER FOR A 3-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE.

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AGENDA ITEM 2
Author: None

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Action

SUBJECT: CAP National Vice Commander Election
CAP/NLO – Col Worek
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Per the Civil Air Patrol Constitution, Article XIV, the National Vice Commander is elected
annually.
The election rules were sent to each individual National Board member prior to the
election.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board conducts an election for the office of National Vice
Commander.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL WOREK/NLO reminded the NB that the election for the National Vice Commander
would follow the same protocol and rules as the election for the National Commander.
He announced that the nominees are Col Reggie Chitwood, Col Russ Chazell, and Col
George Boyd. There were no nominations from the floor and nominations for the office
of National Vice Commander were closed.
The drawing of numbers resulted in the following order of the nominees to address the
board: First, Col Boyd; second, Col Chitwood; third, Col Chazell. Following the
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presentations from the nominees there were several endorsements/recommendations.
BY MAJORITY WRITTEN BALLOT VOTE COL REGGIE CHITWOOD WAS ELECTED
NATIONAL VICE COMMANDER FOR A 1-YEAR TERM OF OFFICE (The vote was:
Col Chitwood; 39; Col Chazell; 24; Col Boyd; 2).

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AGENDA ITEM 3

Information

SUBJECT: Selection Processes and New Procedures
CAP/CC – Brig. Gen. Courter

Author: Brig Gen Courter

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
To facilitate fairness and integrity in the selection of the National Staff, the CAP/CC
developed a selection process and initiated it with the recent revision of the volunteer
National Staff. This process opened the application process to the membership, allowed
input from various levels in the chain of command, including the NHQ Staff and Region
and Wing Commanders, and streamlined the selection of staff members according to
their past duty assignments, current duty status, work record, and other factors that
allowed the most qualified person to be selected.
A diagram of the selection process is attached and will be posted on the CAP website.
This will ensure individuals applying for positions, as vacancies are announced, can
easily see exactly how the process works. This diagram has become a model for use in
graphically identifying new processes, procedures and responsibilities. As these
diagrams are completed they will be posted on the website for easy reference. A copy
of the Responsibility Matrix completed for the Financial, Investment, and Regulatory
duties of the Board of Governors, NHQ, and Volunteers is also attached as an
additional sample diagram.

BRIG GEN COURTER/CC noted the information as well as attached exhibits and stated
that she wanted to share this proposal designed to facilitate fairness and integrity in the
selection of the National Staff.
She added that this information will not be in a
regulation but will be on the CAP website for use and reference for commanders across
the country.

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AGENDA ITEM 4

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Action

SUBJECT: Confirmation of CS, NLO, NFO, NC, Chaplain
CAP/CC – Brig Gen Courter

Author: Brig Gen Courter

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Per the CAP Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIII, "The National Chief of Staff, the
National Legal Officer, the National Finance Officer, the National Controller, and the
National Chief of Chaplain Service shall be appointed by the National Commander,
subject to confirmation by a majority of those voting at the current or next National
Board meeting."
The Interim National Commander presents three appointments for confirmation at this
time: NLO, NFO, and Chief of Chaplain Service. Biographical information for each
individual is attached for National Board review.
The remaining two positions, CS and NC, will be filled upon review of the applications
submitted and will be presented to the Board for confirmation on 1 October. The NC
was asked to continue and although he would like to, he has asked for a respite at this
time. Allowing the CS and NC to complete their tenures without the selection of an heir
apparent allows them unfettered leadership to complete their term, and allows the
incoming National Commander the ability to choose his/her team members. While only
one candidate has filed an intention to run for National Commander this year, in the
future there may be additional candidates who should have the time to select their own
team members. This new timing, which could be used for all appointments in the future,
should allow for such an event.
The Interim National Commander announces that applications for the positions of
National Chief of Staff and National Controller will be accepted from 7 August 2008 to
21 September 2008. Members interested in applying should complete the National
Staff application form and submit it to the National Commander for consideration.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board confirms the following individuals selected by the National
Commander to fill the positions indicated:
Ch Col Charles S. Sharp, CAP
Col Fredric K. Weiss, CAP
To be determined

Chief, CAP Chaplain Service
National Finance Officer
National Legal Officer

Additionally, the National Board agrees to hold a special meeting by conference call on
Wednesday, 1 October 2008, to confirm the National Commander’s appointees for the
CS and NC positions. Biographies of the two appointees will be provided for the
National Board’s review prior to the meeting.

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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC noted that subsequent to application to continue as Chief,
CAP Chaplain Service, Chaplain, Col, Charles S. Sharp, CAP, asked that a replacement
be named due to personal family considerations. Gen Courter thanked him for his
service and expressed appreciation for his willingness to serve until a replacement is
selected.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC also noted that the current National Legal Officer, Col Andy
Worek has asked to be replaced, and added that a replacement was named after the
agenda was published. Gen Courter stated that Col Worek has served CAP extremely
well and expressed appreciation for his service.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC further noted that the current National Controller, Col Rod
Moody, who has served CAP exceptionally well for a number of years has had some
challenges in his life and has asked to serve in a different capacity.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC MOVED and COL JENSEN/SWR seconded that the
National Board confirms the following individuals selected by the National
commander to fill the positions indicated:
Col Fredric K. Weiss, CAP
Col Barry S. Herrin, CAP

National Finance Officer
National Legal Officer

Additionally, the National Board agrees to hold a special meeting by conference call on
Wednesday, 1 October 2008 to confirm the National Commander’s appointees for the
Chief of Chaplain Service, Chief of Staff, and National Controller positions. Biographies
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of the three appointees will be provided for the National Board’s review prior to the
meeting. (Following the close of the NB meeting, the special meeting conference call
was moved to Sunday, 28 September 2008.)

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Board Conference Call on Wednesday, 1 Oct 08.
(Meeting moved to 28 September 2008 following the close of the NB meeting.)

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AGENDA ITEM 5

PM

Action

SUBJECT: Approval of the March 2008 National Board Minutes
CAP/CS – Col Chitwood

Author: None

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The minutes of the March 2008 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 approves the March 2008 National Board Meeting minutes.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur as drafted.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
None.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
None
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL CHITWOOD/CS MOVED and COL PARRIS/CA seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION:
Board Meeting minutes.

Remove the word “DRAFT” from the March 2008 National

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AGENDA ITEM 6

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Action

SUBJECT: Electronic Carbon Monoxide (CO) Detectors
MI WG/CC – Col Saile

Author: Col Saile

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
CAPR 66-1, paragraph 11. Required Equipment, sub-paragraph g. Carbon Monoxide
Detectors states:
“g. Carbon Monoxide Detectors. For safety, 12- to 18-month disposable carbon
monoxide detectors shall be installed in all CAP corporate aircraft. The disposable
detectors will be replaced every 12 calendar months.”
Some of our aircraft have installed an FAA-approved electronic CO detector. While they
offer a better warning system than the disposable variety, they still have too high an
incidence of failure to be relied on completely, and should therefore be supplemented
with the disposable CO detector. Some confusion exists among the Wings who believe
that if their aircraft have an electronic CO detector, they are exempt from the
requirement to have a disposable CO detector in the aircraft.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approves a resolution to amend CAPR 66-1, paragraph 11,
subparagraph g, to add a last sentence, “CAP aircraft equipped with FAA-approved
electronic carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are not exempt from this requirement,” or
words of a similar meaning.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
As stated above, CAPR 66-1, Paragraph 11, directs installation of disposable carbon
monoxide detectors in all CAP aircraft. There should be no confusion on this topic. To
even further facilitate compliance with this directive, each year, during the month of
December, CAP/MXA distributes disposable carbon monoxide detectors to all wings.
Wings receive sufficient numbers of these units to install one in each of their assigned
aircraft, including those equipped with electronic detection systems.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.

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ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
To be presented.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
To be determined.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SAILE/MI MOVED and COL SMITH/TX seconded the PROPOSED NATIONAL
BOARD ACTION
During discussion, there was a request to add clarifying information to CAPR 66-1 that
either the electronic equipped aircraft are exempt from the disposable variety or they
need to be added anyway.

THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 66-1.

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AGENDA ITEM 7 (Amended)
Author: Col Kyle

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Action

SUBJECT: Fundraising for Hire
OR WG/CC - Col Kyle
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Fundraising is a significant challenge for many Wings, particularly raising money to fund
normal operating and administrative costs. While paid fundraisers appear to be an easy
way to meet this need, there are significant concerns. Some fundraisers for hire spend
nearly 80% of the funds raised to conduct the campaign. Most members and donors
would not be comfortable giving to an organization with such a high overhead. They
may be led to believe that all of their money is going to support our work, not the
fundraisers.
Most professional fundraising operations rely on direct telephone solicitation of the
general public that have high overhead costs because the people doing the solicitation
are paid from the funds raised. This high overhead is a concern and is difficult to justify
to our donors and our members.
The public is becoming more conscious of direct telephone solicitation. Many people
are on the “do not call” list for good reason. We need to be concerned with how we
represent CAP to the general public. Telephone contact is quite personal and a bad
conversation can cause considerable harm to CAP. Controlling the statements made
by fundraisers is difficult. Some of their solicitors are rude and pushy. We do not want
our name, Civil Air Patrol, associated with these kinds of tactics. Once the damage is
done, it is difficult to pull back.
Our existing policy is not clear regarding professional fund raising contracts. CAPR
173-4 says the following:
12. Percentage Professional Fund Raising.
a. Another apparent source of funds for units is from “promoters” who come into an
area and ask the local CAP unit to “sponsor” a fund raising activity with tickets to be
sold to the public for a carnival or show of some type. The promoter will offer to sell
the tickets or ask CAP to help, and the promoter will provide the carnival or
entertainment. For this the promoter requests the CAP units to sign a contract
agreeing that the promoter gets a percent of the proceeds. Usually the percentage is
between 60 and 80 percent − after expenses.
b. Due to various problems with these programs in the past, no CAP unit will be
authorized to enter into a contract with these types of percentage professional fundraisers. However, there are other types of fund raising activities allowing the unit to
retain a percentage of the selling price of a product that may be approved. These
types of fund raising activities will require the approval of NHQ CAP/GC and NHQ
CAP/PA. Requests should be submitted through the respective wing or region
commander, which ever applies.”
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This policy only discusses one type of fundraising for hire. There are several others,
and the firms offering these services are trying to create ways to work around this
regulation rather than live within its spirit. The most recent proposal we have received
is to publish a search and rescue magazine to be distributed to professional offices, (like
doctors’ and dentists’ offices). Funds would be raised by phone solicitation of the
general public. I wonder if the magazine would ever be published. The donors would
not receive the publication. Our policy needs to be clarified so that everyone, including
fundraising companies, knows what we can and cannot do.
The National Board needs to weigh the pros and cons of all types of paid fundraising.
The benefits of unrestricted funds are clear. We could all use additional financial
resources. Yet there are risks and costs to professional fundraising. The Board should
consider the following question: Are the benefits of the funds raised by paid solicitors
worth the monetary cost, and the risk to public trust and our reputation acceptable and
manageable? Please consider the following: Would you want our fundraising
agreement published on the front page of your local newspaper with a headline like,
“Donors Ripped Off by CAP Fundraiser”? I think not, and urge the board to adopt the
proposed policy below. We should find other ways to raise money that does not risk our
good name, reputation, or the public’s trust.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board establishes the following policy statement regarding fundraising
for hire:
No corporate officer, other than the National Commander, shall enter into or renew
any agreement with a fundraising contractor who compensates solicitors from the
funds raised.
This shall not prohibit any corporate officer from signing agreements with United
Way or other major community organizations where the solicitors donate their time
to the effort.
CAPR 173-4 policy regarding sales shall be amended as follows: "However, there
are other types of fund raising activities allowing the unit to retain a percentage of
the selling price of a product [or service] that may be approved.”
Nothing in this policy shall prohibit contracting for grant applications preparation to
prepare grant applications or other grant related documents. At the discretion and
upon the authority of the National Commander or Executive Director, the agreement
may provide for the contractor to represent CAP to the grantor or to act as an agent
of Civil Air Patrol.
That the National Headquarters draft changes to affected CAP regulations to implement
this policy.

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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
This proposal may reduce wing and units options for fundraising. This could reduce the
funds available to wings and units to pay for ongoing operations. However, this policy
does not make any existing agreement invalid.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The proposal, for the most part, clarifies existing policy and/or practice. The National
Commander has the authority to waive the restrictions of the regulation (as consistent
with the law). The "this policy shall not prohibit" provisions are consistent with existing
policy. Therefore, this should have no funding impact. The new policy included relates
to restricting representation of CAP by contractors.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
To be presented.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 173-3, Payment for Civil Air Patrol Support paragraph 12 will need to be revised.
No forms are affected.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL KYLE/OR MOVED and COL PARRIS/CA seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
COL WEISS/NFO MOVED TO AMEND and COL JENSEN/CT seconded the
amendment to change CAPR 173-4, Fundraising, paragraph 12.b. to add
“CAP/FM” between “NHQ CAP/GC and NHQ CAP/PA.”

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS:
(1) National Headquarters draft changes to affected CAP regulations to implement the
approved policy regarding fundraising for hire; and
(2) Change CAPR 173-4, paragraph 12.b. to add CAP/FM as an approving authority
with notification of policy change to the field.
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AGENDA ITEM 8
Author: Lt Davis

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Action

SUBJECT: US Service Member Extension
AK WG/CC – Col Brown
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Many CAP members are active duty military, or members of the guard and reserve.
With the current tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan lasting as long as 15 months, it is
not uncommon for these individuals CAP memberships to expire while they are
deployed. It is understandable that checking on and renewing their CAP membership is
not a high priority for them during this time.
I would like to propose that CAP extend all memberships of deployed US Service
members until some point following their return to CONUS. This might be handled in
one of two different ways,
1. The member might have their membership extended until 90 days after their
return to CONUS.
2. Or, CAP could freeze their membership upon their deployment, and re-activate it
upon their return. That is to say, if a member has 9 months remaining on their
current membership when they are deployed, they would return to the same
amount of time remaining.
It would be the individual member’s responsibility to notify National HQ of a deployment,
and upon return from said deployment.
There are three clear benefits here:
1. First, for the member who would not have to worry about their membership status
during this difficult time.
2. Second, to the CAP by retaining members rather than losing them from the
active roster simply because their membership expired while they are deployed in
a high stress environment. It is a reasonable expectation that the draw to return
to their prior CAP activities will be greater upon return if they are still an active
member, rather than facing the possibility of needing to being fingerprinted again,
and anything else involved with the process of re-establishing their membership.
3. Finally, this would serve as recognition and appreciation for their service and
sacrifices when serving in an area where a CAP presence may not extend.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approves a provision to the current membership regulations
allowing our active duty service members deployed overseas, and/or, to a combat area
to extend, or suspend their CAP membership for the period of their deployment.
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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Cost of software development.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur in concept with extending the membership of individuals deployed to a combat
zone. Would like the opportunity to work out the details of making the actual process
work easily for both the member concerned and National Headquarters.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor-Support concurs with the intent of the Agenda Item and recommends
that the National Board approve the Agenda Item and allows the National Staff to work
out the substantial logistical details that will be necessary. The Volunteer Staff further
recommends that the member affected have his/her membership extended for the full
period of their deployment to any area where hazardous duty pay is provided.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
To be determined.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL BROWN/AK MOVED and COL HAYDEN/ME seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
COL PARRIS/CA MOVED TO AMEND and COL MOERSCH/FL seconded the
amendment to change the language to clarify active duty service members
deployed for the full period of the deployment under orders to any location where
hazardous duty pay is provided in accordance with that portion of the National
Headquarters staff comments.
COL WEISS/NFO MOVED TO POSTPONE and COL VAZQUEZ/MER seconded the
movement until staff has had time to work out the details.

THE MOTION TO POSTPONE CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

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THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED ON FRIDAY, 8 AUGUST 2008
COL BROWN/AK MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION and COL DAVIDSON/NH
seconded that the National Board approves a provision to the current
membership regulations allowing our active duty service members and civilian
contractors deployed overseas and/or to a combat zone to extend or suspend
their CAP membership for the period of their deployment plus 90 days.
COL PARRIS/CA MOVED TO AMEND and COL MOERSCH/FL seconded that
“civilian contractors” be changed to “DoD civilian employees and individuals
under direct contract with DoD.”

THE MOTION TO AMEND DID NOT PASS
COL PARRIS/CA MOVED TO AMEND and COL JENSEN/CT seconded that “civilian
contractors” be changed to read “Federal civilian employees and individuals
under direct contract to the federal government.”

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED
The amended motion reads as follows:
“That the National Board approves a provision to the current membership
regulations allowing our active duty service members and Federal civilian
employees and individuals under direct contract to the federal government
deployed overseas and/or to a combat zone to extend their CAP membership for
the period of their deployment plus 90 days.”
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership.

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AGENDA ITEM 9

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Action

SUBJECT: Consolidate Annual Awards Criteria in CAPR 39-3
WY WG/CC – Col Skrabut

Author: Col Skrabut

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Each year, wings are asked to submit award nomination packages to region
headquarters. The various award packages are submitted with different formats, e.g.,
the Cadet of the Year is submitted on a Form 58, the Frank G. Brewer-Civil Air Patrol
Memorial Aerospace Awards are submitted on a Form 25, etc. The submission criteria
for the awards also vary. Additionally, to determine which awards to submit, you must
navigate through each regulation.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approves the consolidation of all annual awards criteria into
CAPR 39-3 to include standardizing the format when possible.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
CAPR 39-3 is currently under revision and the plan is to attach a listing of all annual
awards along with a reference for the governing directives of each. This would allow
the commanders to find an easy reference to all awards in this regulation but allow the
award criteria in certain technical areas to remain in their parent regulations.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
CAPR 39-3 has been revised and is in the final coordination stages with the NHQ staff.
Many of the proposed changes have been included in the revision. CAP does not
control the schedule for awards given at NCASE, but those under the control of CAP
are being standardized.
The Promotion and Awards Team believes that the award criteria should remain with
the regulation pertaining to the activity. This will give the members participating in that
area better access to the criteria, and will greatly reduce the cost of regulation updates
to 39-3 when a single criterion is modified. The revised CAPR 39-3 will include a
specific reference to each award, its time schedule, and the location of the award
criteria.

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REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates
CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management
CAPR 62-1, Civil Air Patrol Property Safety Responsibilities and Procedures
CAPR 67-1, Civil Air Patrol Property Regulation
CAPR 100-1, Communications
CAPR 190-1, Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Program
CAPR 210-1, The Civil Air Patrol Historical Program
CAPR 265-1, The CAP Chaplain Service
CAPR 280-2, Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Mission
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL CHAZELL/RMR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
On Friday, 8 August 2008, the following action was taken:
COL KUDDES/NCR MOVED and COL DAVIDSON/NH seconded that the National
Board reconsider and that the National Board reverse its decision regarding
Agenda Item 9 and allow the revisions to CAPR 39-3 to move forward without
requiring that all award criteria be transferred from other existing regulations into
CAPR 39-3, with the understanding that all “of the year awards” will be referenced
in CAPR 39-3 and that the location of the award criteria will be referenced in
CAPR 39-3 to aid members in locating the appropriate regulation.

THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER AND APPROVE THE NEW MOTION
CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and changes
to CAPR 39-3 to include reference and location of award criteria for all “of the year
awards.”

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AGENDA ITEM 10
Author: Col Skrabut

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Action

SUBJECT: “Of the Year” Awards Timeline
WY WG/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Each year, wings are asked to submit award nomination packages to region
headquarters. All of the various award packages have a NLT date of 15 February with
the exception of the following awards:








Frank G. Brewer-Civil Air Patrol Memorial Aerospace Awards (1 February)
Crown Circle Award (1 January)
A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award (1
February)
Wing Historian of the Year Award (not clear when package due to region)
Col Robert (Bud) V. Payton National PAO of the Year award (not clear when
package due to region)
CAP National Logistician of the Year (not clear when package due to region)
Safety Officer of the Year Award (not clear when package due to region)
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:

That the National Board approves the change of date for submission of all annual award
packages to region level to be 15 February.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The Crown Circle and A. Scott Crossfield AE Teacher of the Year awards are no longer
handled by Civil Air Patrol and should be deleted from consideration. Support aligning
the submission dates for the other awards listed with the standard format listed below:
15 January - Unit submissions due to Wing Headquarters
15 February - Wing submission due to Region Headquarters
15 March - Region submissions due to National Headquarters
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
The revision to CAPR 39-3 is in final coordination with the NHQ staff and will
consolidate the submission dates as requested. This rewrite should be all-inclusive and
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include awards not listed above. Those awards not controlled by CAP will list the
submission dates required by the organization controlling the award such as the Brewer
family, NCASE, etc.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-1, Civil Air Patrol Property Safety Responsibilities and Procedures
CAPR 67-1, Civil Air Patrol Property Regulation
CAPR 190-1, Civil Air Patrol Public Affairs Program
CAPR 210-1, The Civil Air Patrol Historical Program
CAPR 280-2, Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Mission
CAPR 173-2, Financial Procedures for CAP Regions and WIngs

NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Notification to the field of change in submission dates for all
awards and change to regulations affecting all annual awards.

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AGENDA ITEM 11

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Action

SUBJECT: Clarification of Special Appointment Promotion Authority
MI WG/CC – Col Saile

Author: Col Saile

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
There has been disagreement between the field and NHQ regarding the interpretation
of CAPR 35-5 regarding the approval authority for Special Appointment promotions to
the grade of Captain for unit commanders.
CAPR 35-5, Section A GENERAL PROVISIONS, paragraph 5. Promoting Authority,
subparagraph f. Captain states:
“f. Captain. The group commander is the promoting authority for members assigned to
group headquarters and subordinate units of the group except professional appointment
promotions.
The wing commander is the approving authority for professional
appointment promotions. NOTE: In the absence of a group structure, the wing
commander is the approving authority for promotions to the grade of captain for
members of the wing.”
Figure 1. attempts to further clarify by stating:


Major
Captain
First Lieutenant
Second Lieutenant
Flight Officers/NCOs

Wing Commander
Group Commander
Squadron Commander
Squadron Commander
Squadron Commander

If a wing does not have a group structure, the wing commander is the approving
authority for promotions to captain.
NOTE: Wing commander is approving authority for all professional appointments
regardless of grade
However, CAPR 35-5, Section C SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS, paragraph 13.
Commander Appointments, subparagraph d. Squadron Commander states:
“Wing commanders may advance a senior member to the grade of first lieutenant
concurrent with the member’s appointment as squadron commander. He or she
becomes eligible for promotion to captain at the end of 1 year’s service as
squadron commander. NOTE: Commanders of State Legislative Squadrons may be
advanced to the grade of lieutenant colonel concurrent with the member’s appointment.”
National Headquarters/DP has been emphatic in their interpretation that this paragraph
supersedes the paragraph in Section A, paragraph 5. f. and wants the Wing
Commander to approve all promotions for unit commanders in this category, whether
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the Wing has a Group structure or not. As this has been an ongoing problem, the
National Board needs to clarify the issue.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approves the following:
That CAP Regulation 35-5 Section A paragraph .5, subparagraph f, takes precedence
over CAPR 35-5, Section C, paragraph 13, subparagraph d.
Further, that the National Board authorizes CAPR 35-5, Section C, paragraph 13,
subparagraph d, to be changed to read:
Option A
“d. Squadron Commander. Wing commanders in Wings without a group structure or
Group Commanders in Wings with a group structure may advance a senior member to
the grade of first lieutenant concurrent with the member’s appointment as squadron
commander. He or she becomes eligible for promotion to captain at the end of 1 year’s
service as squadron commander. NOTE: Commanders of State Legislative Squadrons
may be advanced to the grade of lieutenant colonel concurrent with the member’s
appointment
Or
Option B
d. Squadron Commander. A senior member may be advanced to the grade of first
lieutenant concurrent with the member’s appointment as squadron commander. He or
she becomes eligible for promotion to captain at the end of 1 year’s service as squadron
commander. NOTE: Commanders of State Legislative Squadrons may be advanced to
the grade of lieutenant colonel concurrent with the member’s appointment
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No objection; however, CAPR 20-3, Charters and Other Organization Actions, states
the Wing Commander is the approving authority for all organization changes affecting
units of his/her command.
If the National Board wishes to authorize Group
Commanders to promote individuals appointed as squadron commanders they may also
wish to consider authorizing these same Group Commanders to appoint individuals to
these squadron commander positions.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.

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ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
The National Promotion and Awards Team believe the regulation as written is
appropriate based on existing requirements. If the National Board believes it is
appropriate to permit a Group Commander to promote a Squadron Commander, the
Team believes it should only be for the promotion to the grade of Captain. This is
based on the requirement that the Wing Commander must approve the appointment of
a member as a Squadron Commander, and a promotion to the grade of First Lieutenant
by the appointing officer, if necessary, appears appropriate.

REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-5, CAP Officer and NCO Appointments and Promotions

NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SAILE/MI MOVED and COL ANDREU/NY seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION (PART I—first paragraph/proposal)
During discussion there was note of confusion over promotions and clarification of being
a matter of special promotions versus professional development promotions. An
opinion was expressed that special promotions should be the purview of a corporate
officer—in this section the wing commander—and all other promotions under
professional development in accordance with current regulations.
COL WEISS/NFO MOVED TO POSTPONE and COL CHAZELL/RMR seconded the
movement to allow time for the proper staff to work out the details and present
later in this meeting or at a future board.

THE MOTION TO POSTPONE CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
The following action was taken on Friday, 8 August 2008:
COL SAILE/MI MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION and COL CARR/GLR seconded
that the National Board approve that CAPR 20-1, CAPR 20-3, and CAPR 35-5 be
aligned with each other in regard to appointment authority and appointment
procedures of subordinate unit commanders and promotion authority and
promotion procedures for subordinate unit commanders, and the staff be given
the opportunity to work out the details.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC called for a vote to accept the substitute motion as opposed
to continuing with the original motion as written.

THE MOTION TO ACCEPT THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION CARRIED

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THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters staff authorized to work out the details
to align CAPR 20-1, CAPR 20-3, and CAPR 35-5 with regard to appointment and
promotion authority and procedures for subordinate unit commanders.

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AGENDA ITEM 12

ED

Action

SUBJECT: Elimination of SSAN from TA and MSA
SER/CC – Col Rushing

Author: Col Rushing

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
CAPR 10-3 makes provision for the format of a Travel Authorization (TA) and Military
Support Authorization (MSA) issued by the CAP-USAF Liaison Region, both of which
require a listing of members and their Social Security numbers (SSAN). With the
increasing problem of identity theft by use of SSAN, there is a very high level of
sensitivity to providing SSAN for any reason. Each CAP member is assigned a CAPID
which is indicated on their membership card. The CAP membership card along with a
government issued photo identification card should suffice as identification with a valid
number reference to each member listed on the TA and/or MSA. Recent publicity has
indicated that the US military is dropping the use of SSAN in their identification cards
due to the identity theft issue.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board requests the CAP-USAF Commander to approach the Air
Force requesting to replace the SSAN on TA and MSA with the CAPID number.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Removal or reduction of members’ SSAN from CAP processes is being analyzed by
Members Affairs Advisor and National Headquarters Staff. We recommend requesting
that the SSAN’s be removed without suggesting a replacement. USAF has, on
occasion, used the phrase “on file” in place of the SSAN.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
On 2 July 2008, CAP-USAF/CC sent guidance to all CAP-USAF personnel who prepare
MSAs to discontinue use of full SSAN and only list the last four digits as well as the
CAP ID number. CAP-USAF will research TA to determine if SSAN is required.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
The Senior Advisor-Support and Membership Services Advisor have been working this
issue with the NHQ General Council and CAP-USAF for a substantial period of time.
The problem has proven difficult to resolve for a number of reasons, and we welcome
the support of the National Board as we continue to work toward an acceptable
resolution for this important membership issue.

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REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 10-3, Administrative Authorizations and the TA and MSA forms.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL RUSHING/SER stated that in view of the CAP-USAF comments on actions already
underway in regard to safeguarding SSANs, he wanted to change his proposed action.
COL RUSHING/SER MOVED and COL JENSEN/CT seconded that the National
Board approve a policy that all references to SSANs in CAPR 10-3 be changed to
“CAP ID number” or in the case of more stringent requirements of the Air Force
the last four number of the SSAN, and secondly, the National Board requests that
the CAP-USAF Commander further research Air Force requirements for use of the
SSAN on TAs.
COL ANDREU/NY MOVED TO AMEND and COL LEE/PA seconded the amendment
to include the local 201 file (which includes the CAP membership form containing
the SSAN and Counterdrug application at the local level).
COL HODGKINS, USAF, clarified that his intent was to stop including full SSAN on
MSAs and TAs that were for routine actions. He further clarified that there would be
times when members would need to include the full SSAN, such as riding military airlift
to travel or an orientation ride, for the passenger manifest. He added that base
commanders can be more stringent if they so choose.
The chair ruled that since the amendment had been discussed, it could not be
withdrawn as requested by Col Andreu/NY.

THE MOTION TO AMEND FAILED
COL MILLER/NV MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION that the National Board approve
that CAPR 10-3 be rewritten insofar as SSAN are concerned, that units are
authorized to use three alternatives in order of priority: CAP ID, last four of the
SSAN, full SSAN as required by local conditions, and further request CAP-USAF
Commander to approach the Air Force for clarification of Air Force policy.
Due to time constraints, this item was deferred for completion until Friday, 8 August
2008.
THIS ITEM WAS CONTINUED ON FRIDAY, 8 AUGUST 2008
COL RUSHING/SER MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION and COL BENCKERT/VT
seconded that the National Board approve a policy that CAP prefers not to use
full SSANs on documents that receive wide circulation such as MSAs and TAs;
that the National Board requests the help of the CAP-USAF staff to obtain Air
Force agreement; that CAPR 10-3 will be revised to allow either CAP ID, last four
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digits of the SSAN or full SSAN as dictated by local military requirements and, if
acceptable to local authorities, full SSANs will be redacted on personal copies.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: (1) Request to CAP-USAF to obtain Air Force agreement to
limit use of full SSAN; and (2) Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and
change to CAPR 10-3.

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AGENDA ITEM 13
Author: Col Lee

ED

Action

SUBJECT: Community Service Ribbon for Officers
PA WG/CC – Col Lee
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Officer members of Civil Air Patrol often donate a great deal of time performing
community service outside of CAP. Whether in conjunction with our cadets, as a
personal commitment or as an outreach effort within the community, many officer
members build strong bonds between CAP and their communities through their service.
Perhaps even more important as we encourage and recognize cadets for their
community service is the example these officers provide to our cadets and others in the
community by their own selfless acts of service. As the regulation is currently written,
the community service ribbon is available only to cadets who perform a minimum of 60
hours of Community Service outside of CAP. There is no provision for multiple awards
for cadets or any recognition for officer members at all.
In just one squadron where community service is recorded faithfully, 32 cadets and 17
officers have exceeded the requirements for the award, some by as much as nine-fold.
One cadet has volunteered 528.5 hours and one officer exceeded 558 hours. These
dedicated members who participate fully in the CAP program do much to build strong
ties and favorable reputation for CAP and should be recognized.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
The National Board authorizes the Community Service Ribbon for Officer Members and
authorizes additional awards of the ribbon for higher levels of service through devices to
be attached to the ribbon.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Funding impact is expected to be negligible as the ribbon and the devices already exist.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No objection; however, the intent of this ribbon was to recognize community service
outside of CAP. If the National Board wishes to authorize adult members to earn the
award as well as authorize clasps for each additional 60 hours of service, recommend
they re-confirm that this service is to be outside the boundaries of CAP activities.
Squadron participation in community events does not count toward volunteer hours to
earn this award.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.

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ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
CAPR 39-3 is currently being revised, and will include a provision for multiple awards of
this ribbon for Cadets by attaching clasps to the ribbon (details of the device are being
staffed). The Promotion and Awards Team is not in favor of extending this award to
Senior Members. The initial intent was to encourage young men and women to get
involved in their communities whether they were in a traditional or home school
environment.
If the National Board believes a community service award for adult members is
important, the Team believes that specific criteria should be established similar to the
levels of involvement already established for the Commander’s Commendation,
Meritorious Service Award, etc. This would eliminate granting an award simply for
attendance or presence at activities that Civil Air Patrol has no involvement in, nor
control over. The Team would be happy to staff such a proposal for the NB if directed.

REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
This authorization will require an update to the CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals,
Ribbons and Certificates to allow for Officers to be eligible for the award and to provide
for additional awards. Precedence is already determined.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LEE/PA MOVED and COL KUDDES/NCR seconded that the National Board
authorizes the Community Service Ribbon for Senior Members and authorizes
additional awards of the ribbon for higher levels of service through devices to be
attached to the ribbon, and emphasis placed on the fact that this ribbon is for
non-CAP community service with referral back to the Awards and Promotions
Committee for specific criteria and reporting requirements.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to the Awards and Promotions Committee and
inclusion in current revision of CAPR 39-3, Membership Termination.

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AGENDA ITEM 14

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Action

SUBJECT: Authorize a 3 Month Window to Activate
Cadet Applications to Convert to Senior Membership
Author: Large Wing Affinity Group PA WG/CC - Col Lee
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Cadets who would otherwise sign and submit applications for senior membership often
delay the process to maintain their cadet membership for as long as possible while
working on achievements or for activities, position or affiliation reasons. Currently, as
soon as a cadet who is over 18 years of age submits an application for senior
membership, it is processed right away and the cadet is converted immediately to
senior member status. This is also often a very busy time for the cadet in college,
school or the entry/learning level of employment. Their attention is rightly focused on
important, although competing, priorities. Through pushing off the conversion to senior
and the press of other academic or work pressures, these cadets miss the timing to
make the conversion on their 21st birthday and, because Membership Services is
precluded from following the directive to automatically convert these cadets to seniors
on their 21st birthday without a signed application and fingerprint card, these cadets are
dropped from membership. By the time these former cadet members realize that they
missed the slim cut-off margin and their membership has lapsed, it is too late. The
hurdles imposed and time required reapplying, almost from scratch, including finding,
collecting and submitting records and qualifications that have now dropped from the
database makes that task difficult and discouraging. These cadets are an important
resource to the future, sustainment and growth of Civil Air Patrol. They are already
oriented to the organization and can contribute much quicker than a new “ab initio”
senior member.
The proposal is to allow the cadet to submit his or her application for senior membership
any time within 90 days prior to their 21st birthday and have the effective date of their
conversion to senior status be their 21st birthday. By providing the ability to delay
activation of a cadet’s senior membership, the cadet will be able to react as their
schedule and time permits feeling free to submit the application and still maintain the
cadet membership as long as possible. The cadet will not have to “time” the application
to hit National HQ on or about his or her 21st birthday or suffer being dropped because
other priorities at this critical time diverted his or her attention. Easing the path to
maintaining association and membership is important to keeping a contributing senior
member later.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
The National Board authorizes a mechanism that allows a 90 window prior to the
cadet’s 21st birthday for a cadet to submit an application for senior membership and
delay activation of that conversion until the 21st birthday.

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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
This approval is expected to require some programming changes in our membership
system to allow Membership Services to process an application and code it to take
effect upon the member’s 21st birthday. Other funding impact is expected to be
negligible.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Implementation of this policy will require a significant amount of software development
for the benefit of only a very limited number of cadets. Currently there are only 499
twenty-year old cadets in CAP.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
The Support Staff, including Cadet Programs, has no objection to this Agenda Item in
theory. It affects only a small percentage of the membership (approximately 3 percent).
The implementation of this change is not, however, a simple one and we wonder if the
benefits will offset the cost of implementation especially given the existing load on the IT
staff and the projects which will therefore be delayed.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LEE/PA MOVED and COL PEARSON/PCR seconded that the National Board
authorizes a mechanism that allows a 90-day window prior to the cadet’s 21st
birthday for a cadet to submit an application, finger-print card, and application
packet for senior membership and delay activation of that conversion until the
21st birthday.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership.

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AGENDA ITEM 15

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Action

SUBJECT: Authorize Patron Membership Status for Cadets Turning 21
PA WG/CC - Col Lee

Author: Large Wing Affinity Group

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Cadets are an important resource to the future, sustainment and growth of Civil Air
Patrol. Civil Air Patrol members dedicate numerous hours in developing cadets to be
participating citizens and future leaders in our communities and the military. Certainly
Civil Air Patrol can benefit from their training and knowledge of the organization.
Typically, though, during their last two or three eligible cadet years, a great deal of their
attention is devoted to college or other career development. When a cadet reaches 21
years of age, National Headquarters is directed to convert him or her to senior
membership automatically for the remaining period of their membership until it expires
(unless the cadet’s birthday is in the same month as expiration). Unfortunately without
a signed membership application permitting a background check and a fingerprint card,
Membership Services is precluded from complying with the regulation. We then lose
that cadet. They must either have submitted their signed application to become a senior
member or they are dropped from membership. We often lose these cadets since their
attention is rightly focused elsewhere at this critical time in their lives. By the time they
have the time and freedom to again look at getting involved, their association with CAP
has been too long broken and must now compete with other draws on their volunteer
time.
Maintaining the association and membership is important at this period in time.
Maintaining membership keeps them belonging to the organization and as time
becomes more available to volunteer, they have a built in pathway to reengage,
eliminating or reducing the competitive pressure from other draws.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
The National Board authorize converting cadets to patron member status as they reach
the age of 21, when it becomes necessary to convert to senior member, if the cadet has
not already submitted the signed application and fingerprint card.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Converting and maintaining a cadet member to patron status rather than dropping them
will have minimal cost impact. Records are electronic and the conversion can be
automatic upon the expiration of the cadet’s membership in the year he or she reaches
21 unless Membership Services processes a signed application for senior membership.
The benefit of maintaining the records and achievements, allowing for an easier reaffiliation for those cadets, now seniors, allows for no loss in service, achievement, rank
or training. This will provide a higher percentage of conversion and increased revenue
to the organization, regions and wings.

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CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The system currently terminates the cadet membership upon the 21st birthday. It would
be a fairly simple process to convert these memberships to patron status until the end of
the current membership year or until the individual applies for regular senior
membership.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
The Support Staff, including Cadet Programs, has no objection. The system currently
terminates cadet membership on the 21st birthday and converting these memberships to
Patron status until the end of the current membership year or until the individual applies
for regular Senior membership will be a fairly simple process.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-3, Membership Termination
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LEE/PA MOVED and COL PARRIS/CA seconded the PROPOSED NATIONAL
BOARD ACTION.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 35-3, Membership Termination; and CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership.

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AGENDA ITEM 16

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Action

SUBJECT: Authorize $10 Membership Dues Discount to Cadets
Becoming Senior Members until 25 Years of Age
Author: Large Wing Affinity Group
PA WG/CC-Col Lee
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Cadets are an important resource to the future, sustainment and growth of Civil Air
Patrol. Civil Air Patrol members dedicate numerous hours in developing cadets to be
participating citizens and future leaders in our communities and the military. Certainly
Civil Air Patrol can benefit from their training and knowledge of the organization.
Typically, though, during their last two or three eligible cadet years, a great deal of their
attention is devoted to college or other career development. At this period of time funds
are often short as they complete studies and begin entry level position in their work life.
In recognizing the investment Civil Air Patrol has in these members and their value to
the organization in keeping them associated and involved, providing a break in their
dues will encourage these cadets, now senior members to maintain their membership
by making it financially easier during this time in their lives as well as providing
recognition of their value.
Maintaining the association and membership is important at this period in time.
Maintaining membership keeps them belonging to the organization and as time
becomes more available to volunteer, they have a built in pathway to reengage,
eliminating or reducing the competitive pressure from other draws.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
The National Board approves a $10.00 membership dues discount to cadets who
convert to senior membership until they reach 25 years of age.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Providing a $10.00 discount will have the dual impact of reducing revenues from those
members as well as increasing revenues due to keeping cadets that would have let their
membership lapse, thus increasing membership. Though Membership services can
estimate the number of cadets we currently keep and would be eligible for the discount,
further study will be necessary to estimate reasonable numbers for those cadets we
would now capture and maintain that would otherwise have allowed their membership to
lapse.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The item doesn't say where the $10 discount would come from--National dues, Wing,
Region dues or all three. Implementation of the policy presented here will require
extensive programming changes to be able to track who these individuals are and how
long they qualify for the discount. Would this discount apply to 21-25 year old senior
members who were not cadets? Implementation would be much simpler if the discount
applied to all senior members aged 21-25.
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CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Dues structure is the responsibility of the National Board. The Support Staff does,
however, point out that the Agenda Item, if passed, must identify where the discount is
to be deducted from (Wing, Region, National, percentage, etc). We also note that a
substantial amount of programming will be required to track who these individuals are,
how long they qualify for the discount, and identify those who now may qualify but have
passed their 21st birthday.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LEE/PA MOVED and COL DAVIDSON/NH seconded that the National Board
approves a $10.00 membership dues discount from national dues to all Senior
members 18 through 24 years of age.
COL LEE/PA MOVED TO AMEND and COL BENCKERT/VT seconded the
amendment for an effective date of 1 October 2008.

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 39-2, Civil Air Patrol Membership

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AGENDA ITEM 17

IG

Information

SUBJECT: Availability of Investigating Officers (IO)
GA WG/CC – Col Hughes

Author: Col Hughes

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
There is currently a severe shortage of qualified members who can act as Investigating
Officers (IO) during a formal complaint investigation under CAPR 123-1 and 123-2.
CAPR 123-1, Para 5, e1 prohibits Commanders and Vice Commanders from serving as
Inspectors General and Investigating Officers during investigations. Upon completion of
their tenure, there are a number of potentially qualified members who could assist CAP
greatly by serving as an Investigating Officer.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board urge former commanders to participate in the training and
serve as Investigating Officers.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL HUGHES/GA requested that National Board members read the information and
recommendation included in the agenda item which speaks to the severe shortage of
qualified members who can act as Investigating Officers. He urged that upon tenure
completion, qualified members who have been wing commanders serve as IOs.
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC also urged that colonels, upon completing service, take the
opportunity to become engaged in other parts of the CAP program as well, whether it’s
National Cadet Special Activity Directors, committees, staff members, or staff positions.
Gen Courter stated that there are currently 463 colonels in CAP and that she would love
to know and work with every one of them.

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AGENDA ITEM 18
Author: Gen Courter

MD

Information

SUBJECT: OPSEC for Members
CAP/CC – Gen Courter
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

OPSEC training is required for all CAP members. Even though the training is available
online, some wings have a difficult time getting all of their members to comply.
Compliance can be attained by either the online OPSEC training or the members may
be trained in person.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
No action requested. During the board meeting, the Operations Qualifications (OPS
Quals) process will be discussed and/or viewed online.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC reminded the NB that OPSEC is required for all members
and is available on-line. However, she added that there are ways to obtain this training
without having to go on-line and requested that Mr. John Salvador present information.
MR. SALVADOR/NHQ/MD presented a slide briefing on receiving OPSEC training
either on-line, in a classroom, or via individual briefing.

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AGENDA ITEM 19

DV
SUBJECT: Advisor and Staff Reports
CAP/CS – Col Chitwood
Advisors

Due to time constraints, these reports will be sent to National Board members.

1. Senior Advisor, Support

Col Guimond

2. Senior Advisor, Operations

Col Skiba

3. Communications Team Leader

Lt Col Marek

4. CAP Inspector General

Col Linker

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AGENDA ITEM 20
SUBJECT: Old Business

1. ITEM: CAP NCO Corps
Agenda Item 14; Nov 07 NEC – Col Carr
CAP NCO Corps
NEC ACTION
That the National Executive Committee vote to approve the concept of future
promotions for former military NCOs; task the working group to develop
promotion criteria for each grade, and present a proposal to the May 2008
NEC.
Also, approve the working group to consider concept of individuals without prior
military service being eligible for promotion to NCO grades. The working group
is to develop a program for these individuals to earn NCO grades through CAP
participation and training. This plan should be presented to the summer 2008
National Board for consideration.

August 2008 NB ACTION:
CSMGT WALPUS, Chief Master Sergeant of CAP, presented a slide briefing on the
proposals of the working group for individuals with prior military service to earn NCO
grades through CAP participation and training. The proposal is for the National Board
to consider approving the basic promotion program for submission to CAP-USAF for
comments and further review.
In response to a question as to how the Air Force may perceive this proposal, Col
Hodgkins, USAF, responded that CAP-USAF supports the concept and stated that the
distinctive rank insignia, promotion and grade structure would probably be approved at
Air Force level. He expressed an opinion that CAP needs to develop refinements on
exactly how the role of the NCO will be perceived in CAP in the future, which needs to
be a part of the package that goes forward to the Air Force.
COL PARRIS/CA MOVED and COL LEE/PA seconded that the National Board
approve the NCO promotion progression information as presented in the slide
briefing for presentation to CAP-USAF for Air Force guidance, which will then be
considered by the National Board prior to forwarding for Air Force approval.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

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FOLLOW-ON ACTION: (1) Development of a package for submission to CAP-USAF to
seek Air Force guidance; (2) After response from CAP-USAF, consideration of
suggested changes and guidance by the National Board; and (3) Inclusion in the 2009
Winter National Board Agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 21
SUBJECT: New Business

1. ITEM: Cadet to Senior Membership Transition
COL ANDREU/NY MOVED and COL LEE/PA seconded the PROPOSED NATIONAL
BOARD ACTION, EXCEPT AS FOLLOWS:
a. On line 3, delete the words “who have achieved the Mitchell (or higher)
award” between the words “cadets” and “when.”
b. Delete the third bullet: “CAP Form 2 (C2S) for automatic promotion to an
appropriate grade based upon the cadet achievements accomplished.”
Proposal would read:
The National Board approve the development of an “Invitation to Senior
Membership” packet and the implementation of the process whereby this
“Invitation” is automatically sent to all cadets when the database flags
them at 21 years of age. This packet should include:






CAP Form 12
FBI Fingerprint Card
Instructions for completion of the forms
A sharp brochure targeted toward marketing the benefits of the senior
program to trained cadets, explaining their value to the program
A personalized, signed letter of invitation from the National Commander
including information such as the accomplishments of that cadet.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Development of an “Invitation to Senior Membership” packet;
implementation; notification to the field; and procedural changes to appropriate
regulations.

2. ITEM: Chaplain Professional Development
COL HUGHES/GA MOVED and COL SHARP/CCS seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
Proposal would read:
The National Board approve a change to CAPR 50-17, CAP Senior Member
Professional Development Program, to eliminate the substitution of the CAPP
221 (Chaplain’s Specialty Track Study Guide) correspondence course for the
SLS and the CAPP 221A (Chaplain’s Specialty Track Study Guide, focusing on
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supervisory role of chaplains at higher echelons) correspondence course for
the CLC. This will become effective immediately.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field; changes to
CAPR 50-17, CAPR 265-1; and the revision of CAPP 221, CAP 221A and CAPP 265-4.

3. ITEM: Modification of CAP Distinctive Uniform for Hot Weather Flying
Proposed action:
That the National Board approve amending CAPM 39-1, and CAPR 60-1 to
authorize the following optional uniform:
A CAP distinctive optional hot weather flying uniform as follows: Currently
authorized CAP polo shirt, khaki shorts in a sand (medium tan) color, white
socks and white tennis type shoes. Civilian headgear may be worn and the
CAP baseball cap may be worn. No insignia of any type would be worn other
than what might be embroidered on the polo shirt
The authorization for wear of this hot weather flying uniform rests with the
wing commander based upon current or anticipated high temperature
conditions. Members must be cautioned that this uniform provides no skin
protection from fire or sunburn. Uniform may not be worn for any purpose
other than flight, may not be worn for normal meetings or while performing
other mission positions.
COL DIDUCH/NER MOVED and COL GAGLIARDI/RI seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL PHELKA/CO MOVED TO AMEND and COL VAZQUEZ/MER seconded the
amendment to strike all reference to head gear in this motion (head gear
allowable but not required).

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
COL VAZQUEZ/MER MOVED TO AMEND and COL CHITWOOD/CS seconded the
amendment for wing or region commander approval to wear the proposed hot
weather optional uniform item.

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
During discussion, several members expressed opinions that there were already
enough CAP uniforms to meet the needs of hot weather flying.

THE AMENDED MOTION FAILED TO PASS
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4. ITEM: Eliminate Term “Officer Members” When Referring to “Senior
Members”
COL SAILE/MI MOVED and COL MILLER/NV seconded that the National Board
approve a policy to eliminate the term “Officer Members” as a substitute term for
the category of membership known as “Senior Members.”
There was clarification that the term “Officer Members” was never changed in
regulations or policies. Its use was intended only for external presentations, but is
sometimes now used internally.

THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Notification to the field.

5. ITEM: Grades of National Commander and National Vice Commander
BRIG GEN COURTER/CC MOVED and COL REGGIE CHITWOOD/CS seconded that
the National Board vote to amend CAPR 35-5(a) and (b) as referenced below
(underlined):
“5.

Promoting Authority
a. Major General. The grade of major general is a temporary grade reserved for
members who serve as National Commander, CAP. Promotion to this grade is
concurrent with election to this position by the National Board. The individual when no
longer serving as National Commander will retain his/her temporary grade until the
National Executive Committee affirmatively votes to make the grade of Major General
permanent after the successful completion of the duty assignment for the betterment of
the Civil Air Patrol. The National Executive Committee must act to confirm the
permanent status of the grade of Major General within 18 months of the completion of
the assignment or the individual shall automatically revert to their previous permanent
grade. Such appointments are announced in personnel actions published by National
Headquarters. Individuals serving in the position of National Commander prior to 1
December 2002 are not eligible for the grade of major general and will retain previous
permanent grade of brigadier general.
b. Brigadier General. The grade of brigadier general is a temporary grade reserved
for members who serve as National Vice Commander, CAP, after 1 December 2002.
Promotion to this grade is concurrent with election to this position by the National Board.
Individuals who served in the position of National Vice Commander prior to 3 March
2007 are not eligible for the permanent grade of brigadier general and will return to their
previous permanent grade of colonel if not elected as National Commander. The
individual when no longer serving as National Vice Commander will retain his/her
temporary grade until the National Executive Committee affirmatively votes to make the
grade of Brigadier General permanent after the successful completion of the duty
assignment for the betterment of the Civil Air Patrol. The National Executive Committee
must act to confirm the permanent status of the grade of Brigadier General
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within 18 months of the completion of the assignment or the individual shall
automatically revert to their previous permanent grade. If an individual is elected to the
position of National Commander and has not previously served as National Vice
Commander in the grade of brigadier general, he/she will be promoted to the grade of
brigadier general for 1 year. At the end of this 1-year period, promotion to the grade of
major general will be with the concurrence of the National Executive Committee. Such
appointments are announced in personnel actions published by National Headquarters.”
COL EGGEN/AZ MOVED TO AMEND and COL SMITH/TX seconded the
amendment that the National Board approve a change to the proposal that if there
is not an affirmative vote taken by the NEC within 18 months that the temporary
grade becomes the permanent grade.

THE MOTION TO AMEND FAILED TO PASS
BY MAJORITY WRITEN BALLOT THE MOTION CARRIED (The vote
was: Yes, 58; No, 5; Abstain, 1)
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy and change to CAPR 35-5.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Summer National Board meeting, 7 – 8 August 2008, was dedicated to the memory
and service of former National Commander, Brig Gen Lyle W. Castle (1965 - 1968) who
passed away on 1 July 2008 at the age of 85. Special recognition and a gift were
presented to his widow, Mrs. Myrna Castle.
Preceding the agenda items, remarks were made by Brig Gen Courter, Interim National
Commander; Mr. Don Rowland, Executive Director; and Col Russell Hodgkins, Jr.,
USAF, CAP-USAF Commander and Air Force Senior Advisor.
Brig Gen Courter/CC recognized special guests including Maj Gen Henry “Hank”
Morrow, USAF, 1st Air Force Commander, AFNORTH Commander, and a member of
the CAP Board of Governors; Lt Gen Nicholas “Nick” Kehoe, USAF (Ret), member of
the CAP Board of Governors; Mr. Tom Brock, Air Force Association; Mr. Greg Romano,
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA);
Brig Gen Courter/CC recognized the attendance of former National Commander Maj
Gen Richard “Rick” Bowling (2001 - 2004) and current Chairman of the CAP Board of
the Board of Governors, as well as Col John Tilton, Member-at-Large, CAP Board of
Governors. Also recognized were the following named additional former National
Commanders: Brig Gen Hal DuPont (1970 – 1973); Brig Gen William “Pat” Patterson
(1973 – 1976); Brig Gen Richard “Rich” Anderson (1993 - 1996); Brig Gen Paul
Bergman (1998 - 2001), and Maj Gen Dwight Wheless (2004 – 2005).
Brig Gen Courter/CC also recognized her National Staff; Chairperson, Senior Advisor,
and members of the National Cadet Advisory Council; and National Cadet Programs
Team Leader. Also recognized were the CAP-USAF Vice Commander and other Air
Force personnel in attendance who were thanked for their service.
Brig Gen Courter/CC additionally recognized General Charles Tourneau, Commanding
General from the United States Army Cadet Corps
Col Chitwood/CS announced the following named new commanders and Brig Gen
Courter/CC presented their National Board badges:
MER Col Joseph R. Vasquez/CC and NEC member
GLR Col Gordon A. Larson/IL
SER Col James W. Hughes/GA
NCR Col Regina M. Aye/KS
Col Thomas B. Theis/MN
RMR Col David A. Guzman/ID

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Brig Gen Courter/CC recognized the following named outgoing wing commander and
national officers, and expressed appreciation for their service:
MER Col Larry J. Ragland/NC
SER Col Herman Liboy/PR
National Legal Officer, Col Andrew Worek
Chief of Chaplain Service, Chaplain, Col, Charles Sharp
National Controller, Col Rodney Moody
Brig Gen Courter/CC noted the distribution of financial statements to the wing
commanders to provide information on their balance sheets and the appropriate list of
funded support for the wings (actual missions, Counterdrug missions, training missions,
cadet orientation flights, etc.).
Brig Gen Courter/CC also noted the distribution of a booklet entitled “Critical Thinking,”
which will hopefully help guide the thinking of commanders as CAP moves forward.
Brig Gen Courter/CC announced that the individual committee reports, the Safety
Report, the Historical Foundation Report, and a copy of the Marketing video will be sent
to National Board members.
Brig Gen Courter/CC expressed appreciation to those who took time in the aerospace
education area with the Space Shuttle—the spot landing—which was fun. There were
certificates for the best pilots: Third Place, Col Tom Benckert/VT; Second Place, Col Ed
Phelka/CO; and First Place, Col Mike Beason/SD.
There was a ceremony promoting Lt Col Barry S. Herrin to the grade of Colonel upon
being confirmed as the new National Legal Officer.
Brig Gen Courter/CC presented the Third Place Award for Drill Team Competition.
Utah Wing, Col Robert Bost/CC, and Rocky Mountain Region, Col Russell Chazell/CC
received the award on behalf of the team and with apologies that, due to an oversight,
this award was not presented at the National Cadet Competition.
Brig Gen Courter/CC expressed appreciation to the National Board members for all the
business that was conducted, the conversations, and the great work that is happening
in the learning labs and everywhere across the conference.
There was an announcement that the 2009 National Convention and National Board
Meeting will be held 2 – 5 September 2009 at the Marriott San Antonio Rivercenter, San
Antonio, TX.
THE NATIONAL BOARD MEMBERS MOVED and seconded that the National Board
Meeting adjourn.

THE MOTION TO ADJOURN CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
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THE NATIONAL BOARD ADJOURNED AT 2230, SATURDAY, 9 AUGUST 2008.
THERE WAS A CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION, 1030 – 1200, FRIDAY, 8 AUGUST
2008.

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