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Civil Air Patrol
National Board
Minutes

2-3 September 2010
San Diego CA

2-3 September 2010
Contents
OPEN SESSION
Reports
1.

Advisor, Executive, Staff and Committee Reports ........................ Col Chazell....... 6

Action Agenda Items
2.

Approval of the February 2010 National Board Minutes ............... Col Chazell..... 11

Safety
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.

Cadet Safety Officer and Staff Duty Analysis ................................ Col Lindler..... 12
Removal of Face-to-Face Safety Education for Members .......... Col Moersch..... 14
Modification to Recognition of Safety Excellence .......................... Col Lindler..... 17
Revision of Introductory Safety Training....................................... Col Cortum..... 20
Change of Language: CAPR 62-2, Addition of Classifications ...... Col Phelka..... 23

Cadet Program
8.
9.

Squadron of Distinction ................................................................ Col Chazell..... 26
Selection & Appointment Process: NCAC Chair & Vice Chair..... Col Rushing..... 28

Operations
10. G1000 Check Ride Requirement .....................................................Col Miller..... 31
11. Mission Check Pilots .................................................................... Col Skrabut..... 34
Administration
12. Standardize Procedures: Supplements &Operating Procedures .. Col Skrabut..... 36
13. Creation, Listing and Distribution of Forms .................................. Col Skrabut..... 39
Personnel
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.

Suspension of Membership ........................................................... Col Meskill..... 41
Membership Renewal – Tracking Required Training ................. Col Wellman..... 44
DDR Member of the Year Award .................................................. Col Chazell..... 47
Armed Forces Veteran’s Ribbon .................................................. Col Skrabut..... 50
Simplification of ID Cards & Documentation Requirements ......... Col Skrabut..... 52

Governance
19. National Vice Commander Election ................................................ Col Herrin..... 55
20. Confirmation of National Officers ......................................... Maj Gen Courter..... 58
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Professional Development
21. Specialty Tracks ........................................................................... Col Hayden..... 60
22. CAP Chaplain Qualifications ...................................................... Col Wellman..... 62
23. Homeland Security & Emergency Management Professionals .... Col Skrabut..... 66
Information Items
24. CAP Regulations ........................................................................ Mr. Rowland..... 68
Old Business
25 A. Making Accident / Incident Information Available .............................................. 69
25 B. Conduct of Members Using Social Media .......................................................... 72
25 C. Governance Items ............................................................................................. 76
New Business
26 A.
26 B.
26 C.
26 D.

Recognition of CAP WWII Veterans. ................................................................. 77
Elimination of Multi-Year Dues .......................................................................... 77
Clarification of Training Regulation for the Wing At-Large Units ........................ 78
Revision to CAPR 60-1, Orientation Flights ....................................................... 78

Administrative Announcements .................................................................................... 79

ATTEST:

OFFICIAL:

Barry S. Herrin
Colonel, CAP
National Legal Officer

Amy S. Courter
Major General, CAP
National Commander

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CIVIL AIR PATROL
NATIONAL BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2-3 September 2010
San Diego CA

OPEN SESSION
CALL TO ORDER ..................................................... Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
INVOCATION ............................................................ Ch, Col Whitson B. Woodard, CAP
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ...................................... CMSgt Lou Walpus, CAP
WELCOME ................................................................ Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
ROLL CALL ............................................................... Mr. Don R. Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
INTRODUCTIONS .................................................... Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
SAFETY BRIEFING .................................................. Col Robert Diduch, CAP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REMARKS........................ Mr. Don R. Rowland, HQ CAP/EX
CAP-USAF COMMANDER REMARKS..................... Col William R. Ward, USAF
NATIONAL COMMANDER REMARKS ..................... Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
SPECIAL GUEST REMARKS ................................... Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP

NATIONAL BOARD
(As of 6 August 2010)

The National Board is comprised of the National Commander, National Vice Commander,
National Chief of Staff, National Finance Officer, National Legal Officer, National
Controller, National Inspector General, National Chief of Chaplains Corps, Commander,
CAP-USAF, the 8 region commanders, and 52 wing commanders.
Col Thomas P. Benckert Jr., CAP

Vermont

NATIONAL OFFICERS
*Maj Gen Amy S. Courter, CAP
*Brig Gen Reggie L. Chitwood, CAP
**Col William R. Ward, USAF
*Col Russell E. Chazell, CAP
*Col C. Warren Vest, CAP
*Col Barry S. Herrin, CAP
*Col William S. Charles, III, CAP
**Col Merle V. Starr, CAP
**Ch, Col Whitson B Woodard, CAP

Nat’l Commander
Nat’l Vice Commander
CAP-USAF Commander
Nat'l Chief of Staff
Nat'l Finance Officer
Nat'l Legal Officer
Nat'l Controller
Nat'l Inspector General
Chief Chap. Corps

MIDDLE EAST REGION
*Col Joseph R. Vazquez, CAP
Col Eugene L. Egry, III, CAP
Col John M. Knowles, CAP
Col Richard J. Cooper Jr., CAP
Col Roy W. Douglass, CAP
Col Hubbard J. Lindler Jr., CAP
Col David A. Carter, CAP
Col Dennis D. Barron, CAP

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

NORTHEAST REGION
*Col, Christopher J. Hayden CAP
Col Cassandra B. Hutchko, CAP
Col Daniel M. LeClair, CAP
Col William H. Meskill, CAP
Col Donald C. Davidson, CAP
Col David L. Mull, CAP
Col Jack J. Ozer, CAP
Col Mark A. Lee, CAP
Col Bryan W. Cooper, CAP (Acting)

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

GREAT LAKES REGION
*Col Charles L. Carr, CAP
Col Gordon A. Larson, CAP
Col Richard L. Griffith, CAP
Col Robert J. Koob, CAP
Col Leo J. Burke, CAP
Col David M. Winters, CAP
Col Clarence A. Peters, CAP

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Region Commander
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Michigan
Ohio
Wisconsin

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION
*Col Donald G. Cortum, CAP
Col Edward D. Phelka, CAP
Col David A. Guzman, CAP
Col Herbert C. Cahalen, CAP
Col Jerry E. Wellman, CAP
Col Stanley A. Skrabut, CAP

SOUTHEAST REGION
*Col James M. Rushing, CAP
Col Lisa C. Robinson, CAP
Col Christian F. Moersch, III, CAP
Col Tonya R. Boylan, CAP
Col Tillman C. Carroll, CAP
Col Rafael C. Roman, CAP
Col George B. Melton, CAP

Region Commander
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Mississippi
Puerto Rico
Tennessee

PACIFIC REGION
*Col Larry F. Myrick, CAP
Col Charles R. Palmer, CAP
Col Kenneth W. Parris, CAP
Col Roger M. Caires, CAP
Col Ralph L. Miller, CAP
Col Brian L. Bishop, CAP
Col David G. Lehman, CAP

NORTH CENTRAL REGION
*Col Steven W. Kuddes, CAP
Col Ronald J. Scheitzach, CAP
Col Regena M. Aye, CAP
Col Thomas B. Theis, CAP
Col John A. Mais, CAP
Col David E. Plum, CAP
Col Dean F. Reiter, CAP
Col Teresa L. Schimelfening, CAP

Region Commander
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming

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 Cecil A. Scarbrough, CAP
Col Richard F. Himebrook, CAP
Col Robert H. Castle, CAP
Col Joe R. Smith, CAP

Region Commander
Arizona
Arkansas
Louisiana
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas

*Voting Members of National Executive Committee - 14
** Nonvoting members of NEC and National Board - 3

CORPORATE TEAM
Mr. Don R. Rowland
Mr. John A. Salvador
Mr. Johnny Dean
Mr. John Desmarais
Ms. Susan Easter
Mr. Larry Kauffman
Mr. Jim Mallett
Mr. Rafael Robles
Mr. Gary Schneider

Executive Director
Senior Director & Interim Director, Public Awareness & Membership
Director, Plans & Requirements
Interim Director, Missions
Chief Financial Officer
Assistant to Executive Director for Fleet Management
Director, Educational Programs
General Counsel
Director, Logistics & Mission Resources

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AGENDA ITEM 1

REPORTS

SUBJECT: Advisor, Executive, Staff and Committee Reports
CAP/CS – Col Chazell

Perfunctory Reports:
1.

(Staff) CAP National Safety Officer

Col Diduch

2.

(Executive) Finance Committee Report

Col Vest

3.

(Executive) Chaplain Corps Report

Ch, Col Woodard

4.

(Executive) National Legal Officer’s Report

Col Herrin

5.

(Executive) Inspector General

Col Starr

6.

(Executive) National Controller

Col Charles

7.

(Advisor) Senior Advisor, Support

Col Guimond

8.

(Advisor) Senior Advisor, Operations

Col Murrell

Additional Reports, time permitting:
9.

(Advisor) National Advisory Council

Brig Gen du Pont

10. (Advisor) National Cadet Advisory Council

C/Col Coogan

11. (Staff) Historian Report

Col Blascovich

12. (Staff) National Health Services Officer

Col McLaughlin

13. (Committee) Hall of Honor

Maj Gen Wheless

14. (Committee) Constitution and Bylaws

Col Herrin

15. (Committee) Public Trust

Col Kavich

16. (Committee) Governance Committee

Col Verrett

17. (Committee) Social Media

Maj Pabon

18. (Affinity) Large Wing

Col Pearson

19. (Affinity) Disaster Relief

Col Rushing

20. (Affinity) Operations

Col Vazquez

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MAJ GEN COURTER asked Col Murrell/CS PROXY to call the speakers forward and
noted that some of the reports are written and have been distributed to the members.
1.

(Staff) National Safety Officer – Col Diduch

COL DIDUCH/NSO presented a slide briefing on safety and made special reference to
the new Safety Officer at National Headquarters, Mr. Frank Jirik.
2.

(Executive) /Finance Committee Report - Col Vest

COL VEST/NFO briefed that the role of the Finance Committee is to make
recommendations to the NEC and outlined actions of the committee at it last meeting,
29 April. The committee reviewed the FY10 Appropriated Budget, the Corporate
Budget execution status, and the FY11 Corporate Budget. The FY11 Corporate Budget
was recommended for NEC adoption. The committee also made recommendations to
the NEC (1) in the area of travel policy and related forms; (2) to make changes CAPR
173-1 (collection of W-9 information to implement new IRS regulation on filing of 1099
forms); (3) a requirement for units to forward CD funds to wing upon maturity; (4) a
change in the acceptable level of bank security rating for wing accounts; (5) to establish
a procedure for timely resolution of disputes between wing and NHQ over consolidated
maintenance quarterly draft-backs; (6) a simplified procedure for wings authorizing and
paying invoices over $500; (7) acceptance of a particular wing’s proposed payback
plan—an extended repayment plan—for its consolidated maintenance tail number
balance, and an overall structure that such extended repayment plans could take; (8)
that CAP not procure any more HF-ALE equipment in FY10 while training and table of
allowances are reviewed—a pause for this fiscal year; and (9) that Hawk Mountain
receive $17,000 in matching funds for facility improvements. The committee also
reviewed the latest risk assessments for the wings and noted an encouraging trend—
the wings are getting better. The committee also looked at the new role of the Wing
Financial Analysts in examining assets and property management during wing and unit
visits. The committee will meet again prior to the Fall NEC meeting.
3.

(Executive) Chaplain Corps Report – Ch, Col Woodard

CH, COL WOODARD presented a slide briefing updating activities of the Chaplain
Corps, including a recommendation for a wing chaplain school.
4.

(Executive) National Legal Officer’s Report – Col Herrin – No report.

5.

(Executive) Inspector General – Col Starr – No report.

6.

(Executive) National Controller – Col Charles

COL CHARLES/NCON presented a slide briefing on the activities of the National
Controller.

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7.

(Advisor) Senior Advisor Support – Col Guimond

COL GUIMOND presented a slide briefing and especially noted the new CAP Pamphlet
20, which establishes the selection, requirements, and performance of the volunteers
not only in support but also operations. He encouraged members to apply on Form 20.
8.

(Advisor) Senior Advisor, Operations – Col Murrell

COL MURRELL presented a slide briefing noting that the Operations team consists of
Communications, Standardization/Evaluations, and Mission Operations, which includes
SAR/DR coordination, gliders, and FEMA.
9.

(Advisor) National Advisory Council – Brig Gen DuPont (not present)

10.

(Advisor) National Cadet Advisory Council – C/Col Coogan

C/COL COOGAN reported that the NCAC has been meeting and discussing short- and
long-term objectives. He added that the council members were considering the current
board agenda items that impact cadets. The council is also looking at curriculum for
RCLS, working with other cadet organizations, as well as working on some PDR issues.
11.

(Staff) Historian Report – Col Blascovich

COL BLASCOVICH submitted a written Historian’s Report and noted two CDs which
were distributed. He stated that the CDs contain one of the most important documents
that CAP ever had—“The Flying Minutemen.” The CDs also contain the original CAP
Constitution and Bylaws, dated 1948; a scan of the first wing commander’s conferences
in 1946; and forty-nine CAP music tracks from 1950-1970.
COL TODD INGLEMAN/Asst National Historian was introduced and presented a slide
briefing on the National Military History Center in Indiana, which is one of the best
displays of CAP history and was dedicated on Memorial Day 2010
12.

(Staff) National Health Services Officer – Col McLaughlin

COL McLAUGHLIN submitted a written report. She stated that some new regulations
are in progress as well as a health services specialty track that are close to being
deployed, which will implement approved policies. She emphasized the need for
regions and wings to appoint health services officers in order to have these positions
fully staffed. She also emphasized the need to fill the region and wing CIS (Critical
Incident Stress) positions.
13.

(Committee) Hall of Honor – Maj Gen Wheless (not present)

14.

(Committee) Constitution and Bylaws – Col Herrin – No report.

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15.

(Committee) Public Trust – Col Kasich

COL KAVICH reminded that the February 2010 National Board directed the National
Commander to form a CAP Diversity Committee. Gen Courter asked the Public Trust
Committee to review the qualification of the applicants and make recommendations. A
chairman has been named and the committee should soon be in place. He reported
that the Public Trust Committee had earlier presented a number of questions to the vice
commander candidates, which hopefully were helpful to National Board members in
reaching a decision for their vote on this important position. He stated that Gen Courter
had also asked the Public Trust Committee to craft a conflict of interest policy for
volunteers and that effort is underway. These recommendations hopefully will be ready
for presentation at the winter 2011 National Board meeting.
16.

(Committee) Governance Committee – Col Verrett

COL VERRETT presented a slide briefing and noted that a report was presented at the
winter 2010 National Board meeting. The briefing included the names of the members
of the committee as well as its purposes. He also presented the issues before the
committee and accomplishments to date. At the briefing to the BoG in June, that board
suggested that the issues be prioritized and there has been some progress. The
committee is also working on issues that have been referred to the committee. These
recommendations hopefully will be ready for presentation at the winter 2011 National
Board meeting.
17.

(Committee) Social Media – Maj Pabon

MAJ PABON submitted a written report and stated that the Social Media Committee has
begun work on developing policy as directed by the board. The committee members
are looking at developing and recommending policy in three key areas:
(1)
Organizational and member use of social media in CAP, (2) Social media use in
operational missions, and (3) Educating CAP members in the appropriate use of social
media in CAP activities including unit use of social media. He referred to the Old
Business item requesting a more detailed report to the National Board and asked that
the report be deferred to the November 2010 NEC meeting for review.
18.

(Affinity) Large Wing – Col Pearson – No report.

19.

(Affinity) Disaster Relief – Col Rushing

COL RUSHING/SER presented a slide briefing and emphasized that the Affinity Group
worked with the New Madrid National Response Plan Team in terms of putting together
a plan to respond to an event in the New Madrid assignment zone. There is also a plan
to participate in a week-long national-level exercise in May 2011 on the 200th
anniversary of the last major event. His briefing included responses of Deep Water
Horizon during the last few months, which may be the largest CAP response since the
Coastal Patrols of WWII.

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He noted that as of this meeting, CAP had provided 111 consecutive days of response,
and provided impressive statistical data. The efforts of CAP during this endeavor have
received favorable national attention.

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AGENDA ITEM 2

PM

Action

SUBJECT: Approval of the February 2010 National Board Minutes
CAP/CS – Col Chazell

Author: None

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The minutes of the February 2010 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 approve the February 2010 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 MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED and COL VAZQUEZ/MER seconded the
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-UP ACTION: Remove the word “DRAFT” from the February 2010 National
Board Minutes.

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AGENDA ITEM 3

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Action

SUBJECT: Cadet Safety Officer and Staff Duty Analysis
Author: Col Lindler
SC Wg/CC – Col Lindler
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Cadets represent nearly 41% of our total membership and are valued members of our
organization. Each year, a significant number of reportable incidents involve cadets;
however, often, we do not solicit cadet input or active involvement in the safety
program. Engaging our cadets as active members of the safety team is a crucial part of
improving the organization’s safety mindset and reducing our incident rate.
An integral part of the cadet development program is the staff duty analysis. As part of
the SDA, cadets partner with “senior member staff officers, having the cadets serve as
apprentices. By studying the position requirements and actually performing some staff
functions, cadet officers see how leadership manifests itself in real-world experiences,
thereby promoting a deeper appreciation for how CAP fulfills its mission as the Air Force
Auxiliary” – ref CAPP 52-14. Of the various positions listed, there is one glaring
omission – safety. Cadet participation through a safety SDA will bring about increased
awareness of safety issues and procedures through the cadet program. In addition,
cadet creativeness and enthusiasm will have positive and meaningful impact on the
safety program.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve establishment of the cadet safety officer position as an
assistant to the unit staff safety officer in all units, inclusive of all Squadrons, Wings,
Regions, and National level, with cadets assigned and approves a change to the cadet
development program to replace an existing staff duty analysis with an analysis of the
safety officer position.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Printing of various cadet materials.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. Just like other SDAs currently in place, the Safety Officer SDA will need to be
clearly outlined and defined to ensure sensitive information from mishap investigations
is protected and cadets are not tasked to do things that only senior member safety
officers should do.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with NHQ comment. The Safety Officer SDA has the potential to be a
tremendous asset to the CAP Safety program. Cadets have a fresh eye and a unique
perspective on safety. By including them in the safety chain, it shows the membership
at large the importance of CAP safety education and training and an increased value of
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cadet members. Specific training plans and well outlined program objectives are vital to
the program’s success.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support believes this will be an excellent way to benefit the Cadet
Program and further enhance the CAP Safety Culture. It will be important to develop
clear guidelines for implementation to ensure that the cadets are placed in positions
where they have an opportunity to learn and influence safety decisions—and not be
responsible for implementation. We also recommend that the cadet position not be
mandatory for all units with cadets assigned. Many small units are already over tasked
with filling mandatory positions, and the cadet safety position should be one where the
cadet assigned is not filling a billet—but actively and enthusiastically engaged in the
learning and assisting with the safety culture of CAP.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPP 52-14, Staff Duty Analysis Guide.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LINDLER/SC MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION and COL VAZQUEZ/MER
seconded that the National Board approve establishment of the cadet safety
officer training program with similar rigor to the Safety Specialty TrackTechnician Level and direct the Uniform Committee to identify appropriate
insignia to recognize cadets who complete the program. Also, that the National
Board approve establishment of the cadet safety officer position as an assistant
to the unit safety officer in all units with cadets assigned.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Staff implementation of policy, notification to the field, and
change to CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates; and CAPP 5214, Staff Duty Analysis Guide.

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AGENDA ITEM 4

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Action

SUBJECT: Removal of Face-to-Face Safety Education for Members
Author: National Safety Team
FL Wg/CC - Col Moersch
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The requirement for members to have a required face-to-face safety meeting has been
put into and removed from CAP’s regulations on numerous occasions over the past
couple of years; however, the requirement to have members have a face-to-face safety
briefing within the organization of CAP is not ideal. With the improved safety programs
of CAP, having a National Safety Team, and a full-time NHQ safety officer, it would
benefit the membership of CAP to allow for members to meet required safety education
requirements through electronic education where face-to-face meetings are not feasible.
The online safety education modules, as demonstrated by the “Intro to CAP Safety for
New Members” that is the first module online, provide reasonable, meaningful, and
standardized safety education for CAP’s members. With emphasis on a standardized
message, these modules would help membership get the “same” message. Additionally
these modules could be made available for safety officers of all units to have for face-toface education, which would still be a requirement for safety officers to present monthly,
but for the membership that volunteers remotely, would lift the burden of travel while
presenting the same message. The online safety education module provides an
aptitude assessment, which in all cases, would ensure that members retained the
content of the standardized message, where-as face-to-face briefings may not provide
that same level of confidence. For Wing, Region, National staff, as well as members
that are required to travel for employment reason, allowing this approach would offer
them the benefit of currency to the safety education around the member’s personal
schedule. There is no statistical data that states which method is more meaningful, but
as seen in major airline operations, ICBT (Interactive Computer Based Training) is
commonly used for education in ground and air operations with great success.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the removal of the face-to-face safety briefing
requirements for all members and only require monthly safety education be completed.
That they leave the face-to-face as an option for completing monthly safety education,
but allow for online CAP training where face-to-face requirements are not completed.
This change would not have limits to the amount of CAP provided online training a
member can take to maintain safety education currency.
There would be no change to the other types of safety training a member could take
outside of CAP and the established limits for other than CAP training would remain.
CAP safety officers would also still be required to present 15 minutes a month of safety
education for members in attendance at CAP unit meetings.
CAP electronic training would be allowed by completion of CBT (Computer Based
Training) provided by NHQ Safety through eServices with a required post course
assessment.
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This policy would also clarify that email receipts of briefings and reading the Safety
Newsletter would not suffice in meeting safety education requirements.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. This agenda item was assembled with the assistance of the National Safety
Team and NHQ Safety. The intent of this agenda item is not to dilute the monthly
requirement of safety officers to present safety education, but to provide relief to
mandatory face-to-face requirements for membership. By utilizing a Computer Based
Training (CBT) training mechanism provided by NHQ Safety, this would provide a
consistent and standardized approach for safety education and the end result would be
a consistent message to the benefit of CAP and its members. The modules that would
be available on CBT would also be available for safety officers to utilize for face-to-face
safety education; however CBT training does have the ability to add video and voice
narrative which the NHQ SE department will evolve in support of this change of policy.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-concur. Although we agree that computer based training is essential to bolstering
safety education, training and overall culture, face-to-face contact is invaluable in
providing safety conscious dialogue and reinforcing leadership’s commitment to safety.
Additionally, computer based education and training often provide safety principles that
endure across the mission spectrum whereas face-to-face interaction is best suited for
perishable information, namely seasonal/environmental awareness, upcoming events/
missions, new programs, mishap crosstell, and CAP-wide or localized emphasis items.
Currently, CAP’s Computer Based Safety Training is in its infancy; it requires much
additional development before it can provide a robust contribution to safety
consciousness and education.
CAP has made great advancements in their safety program; this is no time to delete or
dilute requirements to meaningfully engage safety concepts. We fully understand the
challenges presented by volunteers’ busy schedules and distance from their home unit.
The current policy provides options for wing commanders to address exceptional
circumstances as exceptions to the norm. The norm, however, must be to continue to
emphasize safety, to include the opportunity for leaders at every level to demonstrate
that commitment in person.
As all of you know, safety is more than just a program. Safety must be ingrained in
each member to ensure safe operations and mission execution. By keeping safety
training personal and maintaining a steady unwavering approach to safety education,
CAP leadership will continue to engender trust with its members, its customers and the
Air Force.

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CAP-USAF does support tailored safety requirements for special membership
categories (e.g. patron members)
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
NLO – Does not concur with a dilution of current face-to-face mandates of formal safety
training for persons involved in flight operations, cadet program delivery, and
emergency services operations. Concur with respect to all other active categories.
Patron and AEM categories should have no safety training requirements.
Senior Advisor – Operations: As we strive to continue to build and instill an acceptable
safety culture within our membership, it is important for all of our members to participate
in on-going safety and ORM training. Ideally, it is desirable for all of our members to
meet face to face and discuss safety. There are circumstances, however, when active
members are unable to attend face to face meetings in a quarter and there are units,
like the National Commander’s Squadron, that do not meet, at all. The Operations
Advisor concurs that units continue to be required to have, at least, one face to face
safety briefing per quarter and encourage attendance; that those who cannot attend a
face to face briefing complete an online safety brief for each month of the quarter; and
that, active participate not be restricted, if continued monthly online courses have been
completed.
Senior Advisor – Support: The Support Section will assist in implementing any and all
requirements directed by the NB. The recommendations contained in the AI would
relieve a great burden from many members, including members of the National Staff,
who do not, or cannot, attend local meetings. If the National Safety Team feels it can
develop adequate CBT modules, completion of the training would be easy to document.
We also note that individual mission and activity safety briefings are already a
requirement for conducting both ES and Cadet activities.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL MOERSCH/FL MOVED to withdraw at the present time because of in-depth
conversations between CAP-USAF, the large wing Affinity Group, and National
Headquarters Safety. He stated they were very close on some conceptual and
philosophical agreement, but, at the present time they do not feel the proper
language is in place for what is in the best interest of safety for CAP-USAF’s
concern and the CAP membership.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Work on this agenda item will continue and will be brought to
the next meeting. Include in October NEC agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 5

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Action

SUBJECT: Modification to Recognition of Safety Excellence
Author: National Safety Team
SC Wg/CC – Col Lindler
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The measurement and positive awards around safety excellence are a key component
of CAP’s safety culture; however, the award that CAP has that has caused a barrier to
reporting is the Mishap Free Certificate of Achievement.
Human Nature thrives on positive recognition and the idea that filing a mishap may
prevent receiving positive recognition may entice membership to not file a mishap,
depending on the severity of the mishap. While this is not all inclusive of why members
do not file mishaps, it is one barrier that deserves to be removed.
The National Safety Team and NHQ Safety have proposed that for FY10 the awards be
given for achievement based on an Incident Free standard. This removes the category
of all mishap filing being punitive. As it is recognized that an Incident Free standard
poses the same barrier, but at a higher level, it has been proposed that for FY11 that
the safety recognition program move to a performance based standard using a
“Milestones for Success” to be outlined in the CAP safety departments Office
Procedures Manual, currently under development by NHQ safety. This would allow for
the safety department to have flexibility in setting thresholds for recognition of success
with undisclosed recognition levels and would be value added as opposed to creating
another barrier for reporting. Areas of performance would be related to aviation
operation, vehicle operations, and bodily injury risk management. An award example
would be: 10000 hours flown by a unit, Incident and Accident free or 2000 miles of
incident and accident free operation of a COV. These types of awards would positive
praise CAP members for good behavior. In the interest of transparency a copy of this
section of the Office Procedures manual could be provided to Corporate Officers, i.e.
Wing, Region, and National Commander for review, but not for membership
dissemination.
Lastly, in the interest of supporting behavior based safety it would be good to add a
recognition program for “Sustained Superior Performer.” The criteria for this award,
being an eligibility award for Regions and Wings, would be based on key performance
areas of preventable and manageable safety performance. Key areas of performance
compliance would factor into this equation and would be a weighted average of the
areas of focus. Areas of focus would be determined on an annual base by goal setting
base on safety statistics, compliance areas inspections, and safety survey results.
Examples of these would be: Percentage of safety education compliance, CI inspection
percentage of improvement related to safety or no CI findings during an inspection, SUI
performance related to safety, and other controllable behavior based areas of safety
responsibility. By housing this requirement in the safety departments Office Procedures
Manual, it would provide a flexible, non-regulatory work platform for Wings and Regions
to establish annual updates to this program.

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PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the following:
1)

Change to the Mishap Free Certificates of
Achievement program and adapt for FY10 the “Incident Free” proposal, and for
FY11 the “Milestones for Success” proposal, both as written above in the
information background section of this item.

2)

Accept the proposal for the “Sustained
Superior Performer” concept and approve inclusion into regulation for
implementation at a date to be determined through coordination with Wing and
Region commands outside of the regulation.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:

There would be minimal funding impact to make these changes, primarily NHQ IT
programming charges to provide some programming updates for “milestone” capturing.
Cost of recognition in certificate awards would not change working under the
assumption earned awards would be provided to units at a similar rate as currently
performed annually in the current mishap free recognition program.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. This program change will help remove barriers of mishap reporting and provide
positive incentive for gathering mishap trend data.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with “Incident Free” proposal; however, we believe it’s premature to approve
“Milestones” without more concrete direction regarding how they are defined /
implemented. Authority to set the milestones could be delegated to the National Safety
Team, along with a timeline and appropriate guidelines for development.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
National Safety Officer concurs.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL LINDLER/SC MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.

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COL MILLER/NV MOVED TO AMEND and COL MYRICK/PCR seconded the
amendment to strike the proposed action under number 2.

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety, Responsibilities, and Procedures.

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Action

SUBJECT: Revision of Introductory Safety Training
Author: National Safety Team
RMR/CC – Col Cortum
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
The current draft regulation of CAPR 62-1 has required all new members of CAP to
complete the Basic Safety Course.
Within 90 days of joining CAP, or NLT ## XXX ####, whichever occurs later, every CAP
member (seniors, cadets, cadet sponsors, 50 year, and life members) who attends CAP
meetings, participates in any flight, vehicle operation, cadet activities, or any ES
missions, shall complete the on-line Basic Safety Course and test prior to participation.
Members who do not complete the Basic Safety Course will not be allowed to
participate in CAP activities until such time as the course is complete.
A revised course, combining the Basic Safety Course and ORM training, called “Intro to
CAP Safety for New Members” was developed to provide improved safety training for
CAP members, but also brought the realization that defining a course name in the
regulation limited the National Safety Teams ability to adapt safety education to the
needs of CAP.
By changing the regulation to indicate a CAP member must complete introductory
safety training available in the Safety CBT (Computer Based Training) modules will
allow the directorates of CAP to modify the safety training as the changing culture and
advancement of CAP’s safety programs without having to present this course to the
National Board or NEC each time a training title is revised.
Furthermore, past CAP members should be required to take the present course through
the Safety CBT module and this date should be revised to be completed by December
31st, 2010 to ensure there is a regulatory requirement for all members to be equally
calibrated and aware of the present safety program and culture of CAP.
As an advisory, NHQ safety advised that the current module is linked to their monthly
safety education requirements and is also giving credit in the member’s permanent
training record.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the change of CAPR 62-1 (DRAFT) to state the
following:
Within 90 days of joining CAP, and for current members NLT 31 December 2010,
whichever occurs later, every CAP member (seniors, cadets, cadet sponsors, 50 year,
and life members) who attends CAP meetings, participates in any flight, vehicle
operation, cadet activities, or any ES missions, shall complete the current on-line
introductory safety training module and test prior to participation. Members who do not
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complete this training will not be allowed to participate in CAP activities until such time
as the course is complete.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. This is only a removal of a course name replacing it with an introduction to
safety requirement giving CAP safety some flexibility to amend training as CAP’s
mission requires. The establishment of a date to complete introductory safety training
by current members is only a request for an update to a previous national board
requirement for completion of safety training that was not previously specified. The
Introduction to CAP Safety for new members should be required for all members due to
updates from CAP’s senior leadership on elements of CAP’s safety program that are
contained in the revised training and ensures all members are updated on the
combination of ORM and basic safety principles. This course is in eServices and will
automatically be added to the member’s monthly safety education requirement as well
as be documented in their professional development training record.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur, to include appropriate dispensation for special categories (patrons, etc.). It’s
important for CAP leaders to demonstrate to all CAP members that safety training and
education is paramount to a professional organization.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
NLO – Concurs except with the requirement for safety briefing as a requirement for
simple attendance of meetings, which might include social functions, holiday parties,
and wing, region and national meetings. We do not need to disenfranchise or deter
participation (and dues payment) by members with no cadet program responsibilities or
emergency services qualifications.
Senior Advisor – Operations: There is no doubt we want to establish a safety culture
within our new members that can be perpetuated through on-going safety training and
programs. At the same time, we want to continue to nurture that safety culture with all
existing membership through a viable and growing program. Although, I agree with
requiring new members to take an introductory safety course before active participation,
the consensus of the Operations Advisory is that it is unnecessary to require those
existing members, who have already complied with policy and taken CBT Safety and
ORM courses, to participate in an introductory course.
Senior Advisor Support: Concur with the NLO comments, and do not believe that all
existing members should be required to complete this introductory safety course. We
run this risk of overwhelming our membership with recurrent and other CBT
requirements, and to have highly trained mission personnel take an introductory course
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is not a good use of their time. It would not be difficult to develop a simple list of
equivalent requirements to replace the need for this training.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL CORTUM/RMR MOVED and BRIG GEN CHITWOOD/CV seconded the
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
COL SCRABUT/WY MOVED TO AMEND and COL LINDER/SC seconded the
amendment to strike the words “Within 90 days of joining CAP,” and substitute
the words “At completion of Level I for senior members or Curry Achievement for
cadets, and for current members NLT. . . .”

THE AMENDMENT CARRIED
COL WINTERS/OH MOVED and COL LARSON/IL seconded that this item be
referred to committee to work out and bring back to the board.

THE MOTION TO REFER DID NOT PASS
THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 62-1, CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures.

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AGENDA ITEM 7

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Action

SUBJECT: Change of Language: CAPR 62-2, Addition of Classifications
Author: National Safety Team
CO Wg/CC - Col Phelka
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
CAP has had a good start to the tracking of mishaps electronically; however new
classifications have been identified by NHQ safety through trend data that categorically
on a high level would benefit CAP by removing uncontrollable mishaps, such as
mechanical, vandalism, pre-existing conditions, and other acts of God, typically weather
related, from the controllable database. By removing uncontrollable data this will better
refine the focus on what CAP leaders need to focus on for risk mitigation. Additionally,
there have been some questions posed by membership on reportability by trying to
figure out the classification of a mishap to determine if it is reportable or not. This has
proven to create a barrier to reporting. To change this, a revision to CAPR 62-2 has
been deemed appropriate to include a near-miss reporting category for any unsought
safety act that did not result in injury or damage. By changing the reporting criteria to
include unsought safety acts that do not result in injury or damage, this will allow CAP’s
safety program to evolve into a pro-active reporting system as opposed to all reactive.
This change in regulation is intended to create a more positive reporting environment for
CAP’s members so that lessons aren’t lost because of fear of repercussion.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the change of language to CAPR 62-2 to define
“Mishap” as any unsought safety event or series of events, that may or may not result in
death, injury, or damage to equipment or property.
Additionally request that the following categories be added and defined in CAPR 62-2 to
support the mishap classification that results from this language change and to allow for
mishaps that are uncontrollable, defined as not related to CAP member involvement, be
allowed:
a)

Mechanical – Related to mechanical
malfunction only; however are not a result of failure to perform routine
maintenance.

b)

Near-Miss – Unsought safety acts where no
damage or injury occur where two aircraft operate within a perceived unsafe
distance of each other.

c)

Weather – Related to unforeseen weather
events, ex. Hail, high wind, flooding, etc.

d)

Vandalism – Acts of malice towards CAP
property where a police report is filed

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e)
Pre-existing conditions – Medical conditions
of a member that are undisclosed resulting in a mishap or failure of a member to
follow the limitations set due to a pre-existing medical condition.

f)

Non-CAP – Mishaps that are not the
responsibility of CAP, ex. A mishap occurring before or after a CAP activity
where the Home to Work rule would apply.

g)

Other

Miscellaneous
one-time
occurrences that are not the result of human factors and do not fall into one of
the other categories listed above.

h)

Safety Deviation – Any event that is
perceived as an unsought safety act, most commonly defined as any act that is
non-compliant with CAP rules, regulations, or other defined policies, as well as
local, state, or national laws or regulations that could result in injury or damage to
CAP members or equipment. These are “at risk” behaviors that occur in motion
that involve CAP members, not to be confused with static risks, defined as
hazards, that are identified in CAP’s Hazard reporting system, formerly known as
a Form 26. The exception to this is aircraft in-air related which is defined as
“near-miss” above.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:

Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. There is no funding impact.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. Not all CAP mishaps are related to a lapse in safety. However, it is still
important to capture data from losses and potential losses to CAP assets and
personnel. A near miss, maintenance log entry, or police accident report can educate
CAP members and have a vital role in future mishap prevention. Additionally, CAPUSAF recommends the mishap definition to read:
“Mishap” means any unplanned or unsought safety event, or series of events, that result
in or has the potential to cause death, injury, or damage to equipment or property.”
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
National Safety Officer concurs.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 62-2, Mishap Reporting and Investigation.
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NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL PHELKA/CO MOVED and COL MOERSCH/FL seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION, amended to modify the first paragraph to define
“Mishap” as recommended by CAP-USAF, minus the word “safety,” to read as
follows: “Mishap” means any unplanned or unsought event or series of events,
that result in or has the potential to cause death, injury, or damage to equipment
or property.

THE MOTION AS STATED CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 62-2, Mishap Reporting and Investigation

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AGENDA ITEM 8

ED

Author: Lt Col Moseley

Action

SUBJECT: Squadron of Distinction
NCS – Col Chazell
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

CAPR 39-3 currently provides that the selection process for the Squadron of Distinction
at both the region and national levels is based on the following five criteria:
(1) Squadron Strength - A minimum of 12 cadets at the beginning of the calendar year.
(2) Squadron Growth Rate - Reflected by an active recruiting and retention program.
(3) Cadet Achievement - Reflected by Mitchell, Earhart, Phase IV and Spaatz awards
earned during the calendar year.
(4) Cadet Encampment Attendance - Reflected by first-time encampment attendance of
squadron cadets.
(5) Cadet Orientation Flight Participation - Reflected by the participation of squadron
cadets in the Flight Orientation Program.
However, when the statistics are analyzed at the National level, the differences between
most of the nominees are statistically insignificant, as the nominated units are all truly
exceptional units. Thus it becomes necessary to request additional information at the
national level (and probably the region level) to determine which unit is truly The
Squadron of Distinction.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve adding the following to CAPR 39-3, Paragraph 34:
When forwarding the region nomination to National Headquarters the Region
Commander shall provide a short narrative explaining what this unit has done that
distinguishes this cadet or composite squadron from all others within the region. The
narrative can address the Actions, Results and Impact the unit has had in the
community or within Civil Air Patrol.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
This action requires the addition of an additional document to be forwarded with the
nomination. There is not additional direct cost to the organization by making this
change.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
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CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support, CP Advisor and Membership Affairs advisor: Concur.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates, Paragraph 34.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded the
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Staff implementation of policy, notification to the field, and
revision to CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates, Paragraph 34.

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AGENDA ITEM 9

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Action

SUBJECT: Selection & Appointment Process: NCAC Chair & Vice Chair
Author: Col Rushing
SER/CC – Col Rushing
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Our valued National Cadet Advisory Council chair and vice chair are as much nationallevel leaders as any other committee chairs, special advisors, or task force leaders.
But with other national-level advisory positions (e.g.: CP Advisor, NCSA Advisor, DDR
Advisor, etc.), our practice has been for the National Commander to launch a nationwide search for the best possible candidates. That process has helped bring forth
outstanding leaders who might not otherwise have been considered for their positions.
Currently, the National Commander selects the chair (but not the vice) from among the
primary representatives to the NCAC, although the NCAC is allowed a secret, nonbinding vote. This system unnecessarily penalizes those cadets who, for whatever
reason, are not currently serving as primary representatives from a region.
In contrast, a nation-wide, merit-based search (1) illustrates that senior CAP leaders
see the NCAC as a bona fide national-level body by having its top leadership posts
adhere to the same selection policies as other posts; (2) offers cadets yet another
opportunity for leadership and learning; (3) will help ensure continuity between terms, as
the vice chair can be groomed for the chair, when appropriate; and (4) emphasizes the
chain of command.
This proposal is no reflection on current or past NCAC officers.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board establish the following policy for selecting the NCAC chair and
vice chair:
‐ The NCAC chair will be selected by the National Commander.


The NCAC vice chair will be conjointly selected by the National Commander and
the NCAC chair, from among candidates who are NCAC primary members.



All Eaker and Spaatz Award cadets will be invited to apply; those who are
endorsed by their wing commander will be considered for both positions.



The NCAC Senior Advisor and National Cadet Programs Advisor will evaluate
the applications and present the top four to the National Commander for final
selection.



Applicants need not be incoming primary representatives, but must have no more
than 2 years’ experience on the NCAC.



The NCAC chair will serve a single 1-year term.
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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with NLO comment.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support and Cadet Programs Advisor concurs.
NLO – Concurs provided the changes indicated below are made to the agenda item. I
believe that squadron and wing commander endorsement of an NCAC chair candidate
is important.
Suggested addition to the policy drafted above in the proposed national board action:


All Eaker and Spaatz Award cadets will be invited to apply; those who are
endorsed endorsement by the cadets’ squadron and wing commander will be
considered for both positions is a requirement for consideration.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:

CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, and the NCAC Constitution and By-Laws
will be updated to reflect this change.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL RUSHING/SER MOVED and COL HERRIN/NLO seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION, EXCEPT that bullet three shall be changed to read as
follows:
“All Eaker and Spaatz Award cadets will be invited to apply;
endorsement by squadron, wing, and region commander is required.”
During discussion, there was agreement that for clarification, the bullet pertaining to the
selection of the vice chair be moved to the bottom of the list, as written.
COL HIMEBROOK/NM MOVED TO AMEND and COL HERRIN/NLO seconded the
amendment to add a bullet point to the PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION,
as follows: “That both the chair and vice chair would be under the age of 20 at
the time they take their position to ensure that they can complete their full
tenure.”

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED
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The amended motion reads as follows:
That the National Board establishes the following policy for selecting the NCAC chair
and vice chair:
- The NCAC chair will be selected by the National Commander
- All Eaker and Spaatz Award cadets will be invited to apply; endorsement by squadron,
wing, and region commander is required.
- The NCAC Senior Advisor and National Cadet Programs Advisor will evaluate the
applications and present the top four to the National Commander for final selection
- Applicants need not be incoming primary representatives, but must have no more than
2 years’ experience on the NCAC.
- The NCAC chair will serve a single 1-year term
- The NCAC vice chair will be conjointly selected by the National Commander and the
NCAC chair, from among candidates who are NCAC primary members.
- Both the chair and vice chair would be under the age of 20 at the time they take their
position to ensure that they can complete their full tenure.

THE AMENDED MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Staff implementation of policy, notification to the field, and
change to CAPR 52-16, Cadet Program Management, and the NCAC Constitution and
Bylaws to reflect this change

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AGENDA ITEM 10

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Action

Operations
Author: Col Miller

SUBJECT: G1000 Check Ride Requirement
NV Wg/CC – Col Miller
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

CAPR 60-1 para 3-4e requires that “To renew Cessna models equipped with the
G1000, the check ride model flown must be Cessna Nav III G1000 equipped.” The
intent of regulation is good – the G1000 requires regular use to maintain proficiency.
However, as more members become qualified in the G1000 this poses a severe
scheduling challenge. Most wings have 1 or 2 G1000’s at most, and if most members
must take check rides in this single type the effective size of the fleet is dramatically
reduced.
A further drawback is that members show proficiency in ONLY the G1000 and never in
other aircraft.
The intent can be met in a different way. Repeated check rides are not really what is
required, but rather repeated use and practice.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the following modification to CAPR 60-1 para 3-4e:
“To renew Cessna models equipped with the G1000, the applicant must submit logbook
data to demonstrate 15 hours of PIC in the G1000 within the past year, or the check ride
model flown must be Cessna Nav III G1000 equipped.”
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
See following sheet for the number of G1000 aircraft assigned per wing. Concur with
the Senior Advisor – Operations that if this is adopted a G1000 check ride be required
every 2-3 years.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-Concur. The technological nature and inherent complexities of the G1000 makes it
imperative that pilot proficiency is validated through routine check rides. Although
proficiency in non-G1000 equipped aircraft is important, the complexities of the G1000
make it a higher priority to ensure proficiency through the check ride process. The
current requirement established in CAPR 60-1 meets this need.

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The fact that there are scheduling difficulties in completing check rides in G1000
equipped aircraft isn’t proof of a problem with the annual eval requirement. The more
likely culprit for these conflicts is that there may be too many pilots qualified in these
aircraft. At present, G1000 aircraft make up 44% of the C-182 fleet, yet some wings
have upwards of 80% of their pilot corps qualified in the aircraft. Although additional
G1000 equipped aircraft are slated as the replacement airframe across CAP, it is
essential that the wings right-size their pilot force to complement its current airframe
inventory. As more aircraft are added to the fleet, additional G1000-trained pilots
should be added at a rate that provides a sufficient force to complete mission
requirements but does not overtax the wing’s ability to conduct check rides per the
current guidance.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Operations: Concurs, in that, there are numerous reports of difficulties
in timely scheduling for C182 NAV III G1000 check rides, which has created a burden in
a number of wings. Solutions may also include utilizing evaluations on an aircraft
management basis. The consensus, however, is that a documented average of 1 hour
per month in a G1000 equipped aircraft, a minimum of 12 hours in the year immediately
preceding the check ride, should satisfy the proposed change. Minimum flight
experience is also recommended for consideration, as is, requiring a G1000 check ride
or demonstration flight with a CAP check or instructor pilot, at least, every three years.
Senior Advisor – Support concurs with the comments of the Senior Advisor -Operations.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL MILLER/NV stated that in view of the CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS
COMMENTS included in the Agenda and follow-on discussions with Col Murrell,
he wanted to withdraw the item at this time, rewrite his proposal, and submit it to
the NEC.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Include in the November 2010 NEC agenda.

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G1000 Aircraft by Wing
Wing
AL
AR
AZ
CA
CO
CT
DC
DE
FL
GA
HI
IA
ID
IL
IN
KS
KY
LA
MA
MD
ME
MI
MN
MO
MS
MT
NC
ND

# of Aircraft
3
2
4
7
4
2
2
3
5
2
1
1
2
3
2
2
3
2
2
2
2
3
3
2
2
3
2
2

Wing
NE
NER
NH
Cong Sq
NJ
NM
NV
NY
OH
OK
OR
PA
PCR
RI
SC
SD
SER
TN
TX
UT
VA
VT
WA
WI
WV
WY
Total

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# of Aircraft
3
1
2
2
2
2
2
3
3
3
2
3
1
2
3
3
1
3
5
4
4
1
3
3
2
3
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AGENDA ITEM 11

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Action

Operations
Author: Col Skrabut

SUBJECT: Mission Check Pilots
WY Wg/CC - Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Presently, CAPR 60-1 paragraph 3-7f (2) requires that CAP Check Pilots “satisfactorily
complete the National Check Pilot Standardization Course prior to initial appointment
and every 4 years thereafter.” However, CAPR 60-1 paragraph 3-7j (4) requires that
CAP Mission Check Pilots to only complete a National Check Pilot Standardization
Course prior to initial appointment.
There are more Mission Check Pilots than CAP Check Pilots. The organization is
passing by an opportunity to further standardize critical flight training across Civil Air
Patrol. Standardization is especially important when we are placing aircrews into
hazardous situations dictated by the missions we fly. The requirement for recurring
check pilot standardization should be consistent with both check pilots and mission
check pilots.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve that mission check pilots satisfactorily complete the
National Check Pilot Standardization Course prior to initial appointment and every 4
years thereafter.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Funding impact should be minimal considering the online NCPSC is a viable option.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. This recommendation is already included in the next iteration of CAPR 60-1.
This requirement ensures Mission Check Pilots remain aware of the latest techniques
and procedures similar to Check Pilots.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
NLO – Concurs.
Senior Advisor – Operations:
requirements.

Concurs.

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REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL VAZQUEZ/MER seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.

THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Staff implementation of policy, notification to the field, and
change to CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management

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AGENDA ITEM 12

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Action

SUBJECT: Standardize Procedures through the use of Supplements
and Operating Procedures
Author: Col Skrabut
WY Wg/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
In CAPR 5-4, Publications and Forms Management, there are specific procedures for
how and why to create and use supplements, operating instructions, and policy letters.
According to CAPR 5-4:




para 1g, “Operating Instructions” announce
local policies or procedures, and direct actions of a local nature within one unit
(charter number) or office.
para 1m, “Supplements” are auxiliary
publications that augment higher headquarters directives and apply to all
members of the issuing headquarters and all subordinate units.
According to CAPR 5-4, para 4, interim
change letters are a temporary measure to be incorporated into a regulation or
supplement within 90 days.

However, in CAPR 173-1, para 3 “Supplements and/or Operating Instructions.
Supplements and Operating Instructions are not authorized. Units at all levels may
issue specific Financial Management Procedures or Policies specific to their wing
dealing with fiscal matters pursuant to this regulation. Examples of Financial
Management Procedures may be found under the Financial Management section on the
NHQ website.”
This guidance in CAPR 173-1 is inconsistent with guidance provided in CAPR 5-4. The
organization is now creating another description for instruction. We should be looking to
consolidating and standardizing processes rather than creating new terms. Because
there are no instructions how to create a “procedure” in CAPR 5-4, this is creating
multiple variations on what was once a standardized process.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve that locally created instructions be prepared in
accordance with CAPR 5-4.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Time required by staff to make necessary adjustments to regulations.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Do not concur. Recommend day-to-day operations guidance for finance to continue to
be Financial Management Procedures.
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Civil Air Patrol finance regulations (CAPR 173 series) provide the minimum level of
financial management and internal controls within a region, wing or unit in order to
safely guard financial resources at each level. Each region, wing and unit in Civil Air
Patrol is unique in the manner in which day-to-day management of financial procedures
is conducted. In standard accounting practice, businesses typically have a policy which
outlines how the business will conduct finance from paying bills, billing customers,
closing the general ledger, making entries, etc. To allow for the region, wing or unit to
individually conduct the finance function to suit their respective needs, Financial
Management Procedures (FMP) are written to advise the staff of the respective region,
wing or unit detailed procedures of how the regulation requirements will be met on a day
to day basis. At a minimum, FMPs are required to address areas that have been
financial weaknesses in the past: payment approvals, credit cards, recurring expenses,
bank transfers and travel. Because of frequent changes in banks, staff or personnel,
data processing, payment methods, activities, etc., each CAP organization needs an
expeditious manner in which to make changes to the day-to-day procedures and
methods of meeting the regulation minimum.
CAPR 5-4 paragraph 3a (1) requires “each supplement to be forwarded to the next
higher level of command for review immediately upon publication.” If local procedures
to manage finance are written in a regulation supplement, the wing will be required to
review and approve all of their subordinate unit financial procedures, as the regions will
be required to approve their subordinate wing financial procedures and NHQ will
approve the region financial procedures. The wing will be required to approve
numerous (one for each unit, flight or group) different methods of how each unit
conducts financial business. The Regions will approve 5-8 different methods of
conducting wing finance and NHQ will approve 8 different methods of conduction region
finance. Higher level offices are not familiar with the idiosyncrasies of the day to day
operations in each subordinate office. This would force the higher level approver to
make a decision on whether or not the supplement is the best manner for the
subordinate to conduct business. Not only would this be required at each anniversary
of the supplement, but also at each change the subordinate wishes to make which could
be as many as 6 per year.
Writing day-to-day operations as supplements would place an unnecessary burden on
the next level of command to approve a document of which they do not have the
knowledge resources to form an opinion as to the best manner to conduct financial
operations for that location. Subordinates will be forced to defer enacting changes to
their operations, which may be needed immediately in some cases, until the higher
approval is completed.
Within an organization as large as CAP, we need to provide flexibility for each CAP unit
to conduct the finance regulatory minimums, while maintaining consistency, timeliness
and accuracy. Allowing each respective CAP unit the flexibility to quickly write
procedures in which to conduct the financial function at their location has greatly
contributed to the unqualified audit opinion of CAP’s financial statements. In fact, when
CAP regulations previously allowed supplements in the past, finance was not
successful. If we do not establish flexible working procedures for CAP units, our audit
could be at risk. The external auditors currently rely heavily on the finance regulations
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and oversight while conducting our audit; furthermore, they sample the Financial
Management Procedures from each Wing as part of the national audit. To make a
change that will affect every CAP units could jeopardize finance at all levels, and have a
major impact on our audit.
CAPR 173-1 is intended to safeguard CAP’s financial assets and prepare reliable
financial reporting while complying with numerous laws, regulations, appropriated
funding and GAAP financial reporting requirements. We recommend the day-to-day
operations guidance for finance in each respective location remain Financial
Management Procedures.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with NHQ comments.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support: Concur with NHQ comments.
NFO: Concur with NHQ comments.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 5-4, Publications and Forms Management
CAPR 173-1, Financial Procedures and Accounting
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL LARSON/IL seconded that National Board
refer this item to committee for the purpose of providing proper financial
management instructions on how units are to provide guidance for the members,
to make sure the units are doing it correctly, and to ensure that there is proper
oversight.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Gen Courter stated that this would be referred possibly to the
National Finance Committee or some financial body. Col Skrabut concurred. Inclusion
in winter 2011 NB agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 13

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Action

SUBJECT: Creation, Listing, and Distribution of Forms
Author: Col Skrabut
WY Wg/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
During a recent Wing Finance Administrator audit, it was identified that Wyoming Wing
had not used the correct worksheet to complete an Internal Financial Review. It was
observed that the required worksheet was not listed as a form in CAPR 0-9. Instead it
was listed as a worksheet under the regulations section of the manual.
According to CAPR 5-4, para 6a “A form is a tool used for the collection, recording,
and/or extraction of information whereby a predetermined set of data fields have been
established and defined to meet a definitive CAP purpose or objective. All forms,
regardless of the issuing headquarters, must be prescribed in an official directive
publication”.
Additionally, CAPR 5-4, para 6d “Those tests, forms, certificates and visual aids that are
only available from National Headquarters will be indicated on the on-line Index 0-9.”
Presently, the Internal Financial Review Worksheet is required to be used by CAPR
173-1; however, it is not listed as a proper form in CAPI 0-9. This may contribute to unit
oversight.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve that all required forms have an associated form
number and be listed in CAPI 0-9.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Time required by staff to make necessary adjustments and include the forms on the
Forms Web page.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support: Concur.
Senior Advisor – Operations: Concur.
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NLO – No opinion. Other regulations require the use of attached forms and hence the
attached form is in essence a part of the unit’s regulatory burden. However, making
each such attachment a numbered form is not objectionable if it will increase
compliance. It should be made clear regardless of the outcome of this item that a failure
to use a required attachment in a regulation is not excused simply because the
attachment does not appear in the CAP form list.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 5-4, Publications and Forms Management.
CAPR 173-1, Financial Procedures and Accounting.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.

THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Staff action to number all CAP Forms and list them in CAPI 0-9.

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AGENDA ITEM 14
Author: Col Meskill

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Action

SUBJECT: Suspension of Membership
MA Wg/CC – Col Meskill
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

CAPR 123-2 (IG process) states in paragraph 8, “Investigations should be completed
within 180 days unless there is a justifiable reason for delay.” However CAPR 35-1
states in paragraph 2-2a that the maximum suspension is 60 days, with additional
extensions requiring next higher command level approval.
This disconnect causes three suspension actions to be required just to support the
normal 180 day IG investigation process. This causes additional work and monitoring of
suspensions which if missed will cause members to be reinstated in error. Additionally
it presents a false picture to the individual being suspended, who is informed in writing
that the suspension is for 60 days, when it will almost certainly be longer.
Time frames for IG investigations are well defined, and we have no control over civil
litigations.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board align these regulations by modification to CAPR 35-1, to permit
suspensions of membership, due to IG investigations or criminal litigation, to be made
by commanders for a term of up to 60 days, or the completion of the associated IG
investigation or Civil Litigation.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Do not concur. CAPR 35-1 currently allows for suspensions to be continued beyond the
60 day period in the event criminal actions are pending or further internal investigation is
required. It simply requires the commander to take a specific action to extend the
suspension beyond the initial 60 day period. The National Board approved this policy in
March 2008 stating that requiring extensions to be justified to higher headquarters
serves as a check in the system. The importance of timely resolution and of strong
justification was purposely emphasized by placing a ceiling at 180 days without
approval by NEC. The IG regulation states that investigations should be completed
within 180 days but they can be continued past that time. To allow an “open ended”
suspension could leave a member in limbo for some time. The requirement to take
specific action to extend a 60 day suspension ensures that all involved are monitoring
the situation on a regular basis.

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CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-concur. Current language in CAPR 35-1 meets the agenda item recommendation
and ensures periodic reviews by higher authorities at pre-determined intervals so a
suspended member doesn’t remain in a suspended status without justification.
CAPR 35-1 (18 Mar 09), para. 2-2a, does not specify a “maximum” suspension time but
rather allows a unit commander or higher to suspend a member for “up to” 60-days.
Furthermore, CAPR 35-1 provides an avenue to extend the suspension upon
appropriate review by the next higher authority.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor Support and Member Affairs Advisor believe the wording in its present
state is too broad. CAPR 35-1 does require a review every 60 days to protect the rights
of the member involved. In all cases of a substantial nature the NHQ staff telephones
the commander affected prior to the expiration of the suspension to remind them of this
requirement. An open ended standard may well leave a member suspended for an
excessive period of time without proper review. We also suggest that the Legal Officer
and General Counsel review the applicability of civil litigation to the action since the
existing regulation does not address it.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-1, Assignment and Duty Status.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL MESKILL/MA MOVED and COL LeCLAIR/ME seconded that the National
Board align these regulations by modification to CAPR 35-1, to permit
suspension of membership, due to IG investigations or pending criminal litigation
to be made by commanders for a term of up to 180 days for the completion of the
associated IG investigation or indefinitely for Criminal Litigation.
During discussion, there was a determination that the motion needed to be reviewed by
legal staff for accuracy of intent and brought back later in the meeting.
LATER IN THE MEETING, COL MESKILL/MA MOVED A SUBSTITUTE MOTION and
COL HERRIN/NLO seconded that the National Board approve modification of
CAPR 35-1, CAPR 35-8, and the Constitution and Bylaws be modified to permit
suspensions of membership due to Inspector General investigations or pending
criminal charges for up to 180 days. Suspension in excess of 180 days for
pending criminal charges may be approved by the commander of the next higher
echelon. Continuation of a suspension during an Inspector General investigation
in excess of 180 days would require National Executive Committee approval as
currently required.

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COL DAVIDSON/NH MOVED and COL PARRIS/CA SECONDED that this matter be
referred to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee because of the complexity of
this issue.

THE MOTION TO REFER CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to the Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Include in
winter 2011 National Board agenda and June 2011 BoG agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 15

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Action

SUBJECT: Membership Renewal – Tracking Required Training
Author: Col Wellman
UT Wg/CC – Col Wellman
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
A commander's time is possibly the most valuable commodity he or she has. Finding
ways to use the eServices database to streamline updating and tracking of
requirements is critical. Rather than have commanders spend time begging and urging
members to complete required training (CPPT, OPSEC, ORM, GHV, EO, etc.) develop
a mechanism that, as an annual renewal process, a member would be required to
complete missing, and required, training or be automatically moved to the ‘000’
squadron and patron status until the needed training is complete. Members would also
be required, annually as part of renewal, to update and certify as correct, emergency
contact information – relieving commanders of the need to keep a CAPF60 current and
have it easily available to other commander and activity (or mission) directors.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve a mechanism to make it possible for members to be
held accountable at renewal for required training and to update emergency contact
information online.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
This would require programming changes in eServices and changes in how renewals
are mailed and processed and to include a PIN for members to use to validate
emergency contact information. The data is already in the eServices data structure, the
mechanism would be for validation and tracking.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
There are already a number of tools available to track these types of requirements.
Automatically changing a member’s unit of assignment or membership category would
adversely affect the duty assignment and permissions in eServices. If adopted, this
could possibly become a deterrent to membership renewal and affect overall retention
rates. If the National Board sees merit in this item, suggest that the Senior Advisor –
Support be asked to study this further and report back to the 2011 Winter National
Board Meeting.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The AF uses this type of “assisted compliance” frequently to ensure requirements are
completed. In general, it’s a painless way to clear overdue training, etc. However,
depending on the implementation details there’s the possibility of unintended
consequences. CAP-USAF concurs with the NHQ suggestion to refer this for study to
determine the best way to implement.
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ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support: The volunteer staff as well as the NHQ staff can complete
the tasks described in the AI, however, we believe that there are hidden problems which
may require more of the commander’s time than this item proposes to save. Based on
the directives from the NB and NEC, eServices now provides restricted “permissions”
for individuals based upon their approved duty assignment.
If a member is
automatically reassigned to a “000” or any other unit his/her duty assignments
disappear with the transfer. Upon completing the necessary training the present system
requires approval by the commander since this is a duty transfer. This approval could
be waived, however waiving the approval rights of a commander may be a concern for
some members of the Board. The reassignment would also require approval by the
commander, or designee, of duty assignments and we do not believe it is appropriate to
waive this important approval requirement.
We also do not agree that the annual renewal will relieve the commander of maintaining
a current CAPF 60. Contact data changes continually, and cannot be updated on an
annual (or longer in the case of multi-year renewals) basis. We can easily, however,
modify the renewal form to either verify the existing information or obtaining new data.
Finally, while the changes to eServices can be completed to accomplish the goals of the
AI, this will require a substantial amount of programming time. The present backlog of
IT tasks awaiting action, in addition to the implementation of the new AMS software,
require that the NB carefully consider the priority and benefits of approving this item
NLO - Alternatively, a member would not get a renewal statement unless he or she was
"eligible" to renew. I like the idea of having to validate contact information as part of
renewal, either in a paper or online process. It would change what we print and send to
the member, but our membership management database should be able to do that.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPF 60, Membership Renewal.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL WELLMAN/UT MOVED and COL CORTUM/RMR seconded that the National
Board approve National Headquarters/IT staff developing a mechanism to make it
possible for members to be held accountable on the members’ join-date
anniversary for required training and to update emergency contact information
online.
COL PHELKA/CO MOVED TO AMEND and COL REITER/ND seconded the
amendment to also ask that the National Headquarters/IT staff include the
requirement for op-sec training to be added to all ops qualifications prior to
approval by any level commander.

THE MOTION TO AMEND DID NOT PASS
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COL WELLMAN/UT withdrew the motion with the intent of working with the
appropriate National Headquarters staff to more clearly specify the intent and
bring it back later with improved wording of the motion.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Board members were encouraged to give input to Col Wellman
to help move this along. Include in winter 2011 NB agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 16

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Action

SUBJECT: Establishment of a Drug Demand Reduction Officer
Member of the Year Award
Author: National DDR Team
NCS – Col Chazell
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Each year at the Summer National Board meeting, awards are given to the Senior
Members and Cadets who have excelled in many different facets of Civil Air Patrol. The
purpose of this proposal is to recommend the establishment of a yearly award for the
Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year.
CAPR 39-3 states, “CAP awards are designed to recognize heroism, service, and
program achievements.” Because of their dedication to advocating a drug-free ethic
and educating CAP and community members about making responsible choices,
members committed to the Drug Demand Reduction Program are true heroes and
deserve recognition for their efforts.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the creation of a Drug Demand Reduction Member of
the Year Award. Criteria for the award would be as follows:
An annual award established to recognize the senior or cadet member who has
contributed the most in unique and innovative ways to the success of Civil Air Patrol’s
Drug Demand Reduction program.
Nominations describing the member’s
accomplishments will be forwarded via the chain of command to the National
Headquarters in narrative form on CAPF 120.
1. Criteria for this award should include the following:
A. Showing the Actions taken, Results obtained and the Impact the member has
had in educating, training and reaching out to the community in innovative ways
to achieve the Civil Air Patrol’s stated DDR mission goals and vision for a drugfree world.
B. Senior members nominated for this award must show steady progression and
advancement in the Drug Demand Reduction professional development specialty
track and must hold at least a technician rating in DDR.
2. Submission of all nominations will follow the procedures and time schedule found
in CAPR 39-3, Paragraph 23, a-d.
3. Award elements will be a plaque to be presented at the wing, region and national
levels.
Effective for the Summer National Board for 2011.
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ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Estimated costs to each wing will be about $25-$35 per year for the wing level plaque
and $35-$50 to each region and NHQ for the region and national level award elements.
Estimated total expenditures are $1615 to $2270 per year.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur. Please note that DDR funds cannot be used to pay for plaques.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
None.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support, Member Affairs Advisor, Awards and Promotions Team
Leader and DDR Team Leader all concur.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Ribbons, and Certificates.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED and COL KUDDES/NCR seconded the
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION, EXCEPT as amended to include “for
cadets and senior members.”
After discussion of this agenda item the following amendment was proposed:
COL MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED TO AMEND AND COL EGRY/DE seconded that
the words “a plaque to be” will be removed from the description of the award.

THE MOTION TO AMEND CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
After further discussion on the establishment of a mandatory award for a volunteer
program the following motion was made:
COL MILLER/NV MOVED and COL CORTUM/RMR seconded that this item be
referred to committee

THE MOTION TO REFER CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
Gen Courter asked the Cadet Programs team to work on that with DDR.

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LATER IN THE MEETING, COL MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED TO SUBSTITUTE
and COL JENSEN/SWR seconded that the National Board approve the creation of
a Drug Demand Reduction Member of the Year Award for both senior and cadet
members. Criteria for the award would be as follows:
1. An annual award established to recognize the senior or cadet member
who has contributed the most in unique and innovative ways to the
success of Civil Air Patrol’s Drug Demand Reduction program.
Nominations describing the member’s accomplishments will be forwarded
via the normal awards method. Criterion for this award should include the
following:
A. Provide a nominating statement showing the Actions taken, Results
obtained and the Impact the member has had in educating, training and
reaching out to the community in innovative ways to achieve the Civil
Air Patrol’s stated DDR mission goals and vision for a drug-free world.
B. Members nominated for this award should show the ability to
implement and integrate the DDR program into all unit activities as
shown in CAPP 228, paragraphs 3.a-c on page 2.
2. The award will be presented at the wing, region and/or national level and
may be presented to senior members and/or cadet members. (This award
is not mandatory).
3. Submission of all nominations shall follow the procedures and time
schedule found in CAPR 39-3, paragraph 23. a-d.

THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Awards, Ribbons, and Certificates.

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AGENDA ITEM 17
Author: Col Skrabut

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Action

SUBJECT: Armed Forces Veteran’s Ribbon
WY Wg/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Currently, CAP does not have a ribbon that acknowledges a member's service in the
United States armed forces as an honorably discharged veteran. Numerous members
of CAP have served faithfully, and then subsequently been honorably discharged from,
the United States armed forces. While members have the option of wearing their
previously awarded military ribbons on their USAF-style uniforms, this is not an option
on the CAP distinctive uniforms. While wearing a CAP distinctive uniform, a CAP
member - who is also an honorably discharged veteran of the United States armed
forces - is not recognized for their previous military service to our nation.
Since the United States Armed Forces uses the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service
Medal to recognize those members of the military (active duty, reserve and national
guard) who perform substantial volunteer service to the local community above and
beyond the duties required as a member of the United States Armed Forces, it is fitting
that Civil Air Patrol recognize those who served faithfully in the armed forces.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the creation of an Armed Forces Veteran’s Ribbon that
could be worn with any of the current uniform combinations that CAP ribbons are
authorized to be worn on. Additionally, that the National Board considers creating
devices for the Armed Forces Veteran’s Ribbon that represent specific branches of the
United States armed forces.
It is recommended that the "order of precedence" for the Armed Forces Veteran’s
Ribbon appropriately reflect the dedication and commitment of those CAP members
who have served faithfully and honorably in the United States armed forces.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Costs associated with the creation of CAP ribbon and associated devices for each
armed service.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
We certainly value the service of all our veterans. However, CAP ribbons have
traditionally recognized achievements in Civil Air Patrol and if approved this could also
set a precedent to establish ribbons in recognition of achievements in other
organizations. Additionally, to authorize this type of ribbon could be confusing since it
would be redundant for members to wear this ribbon as well as their previously earned
military decorations on the CAP Air Force style uniform. Therefore, this particular
ribbon could only be authorized on the CAP distinctive uniforms when military
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decorations are not worn. Additionally, creating specific devices to recognize each
branch of service could be cost prohibitive.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
No comment on the substance of the proposal, however the implementation should be
careful to ensure consistency with laws/instructions that govern wear of military
uniforms, rank, insignia and decorations.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support and Member Affairs Advisor do not recommend this Agenda
Item as written. The current wording would allow the wear of the new award ribbon on
the Air Force style ribbon and could therefore duplicate the awards worn by the member
if he/she wore their original armed forces award ribbon.
CAP awards traditionally recognize CAP outstanding contributions and efforts. This
award would break from that tradition. We also note that after the phase out date for
the “blue Corporate Style” uniform has passed, the only uniform that this ribbon could
be worn with is the short/long sleeve shirt combination if the ribbon is not allowed to
duplicate the military service ribbons on the AF style uniform.
We recommend that this item be referred to the new Uniform Committee for a
presentation to the NB at the winter meeting in Washington.
NLO – Concurs with the exception of the idea of a device for the branch of service. This
is similar to military service and war service medals awarded by other federallychartered patriotic organizations (Sons of the American Revolution and Sons of
Confederate Veterans are examples).
Senior Advisor – Operations: Recommend referring this item to the Uniform Committee
for consideration.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 39-3, Award of CAP Medals, Awards, and Certificates.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED the PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
The motion failed for lack of a second.

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AGENDA ITEM 18

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Action

SUBJECT: Simplification of ID Card and Documentation Requirements
Author: Col Skrabut
WY Wg/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Currently, members who are participating in Emergency Services need to have with
them at all times a number of different documents, all of which need to be produced at a
mission base during sign in. These documents may include:







Membership Card
CAP Photo ID card
CAPF 60, Emergency Notification Data
CAPF 75, CAP Motor Vehicle Operator Identification Card
CAPF 76, Radio Operators Authorization
CAPF 101, Specialty Qualification Card

With each member carrying multiple cards, there is an increased chance of forgetting an
important card or for information to become expired without being noticed. The present
101 card has been a success and it make sense for this card to be the common
information reference for all related documents such as the ROA card, CAP Driver’s
License, and the Form 60 information.
Maintenance of the information would continue to rest with the functional areas;
however, printing of the form could go to the lowest level - that of the individual member.
Additional functionality would have to be added to e-services to capture the radio
operator rating, emergency contact information, and CAP driver’s license information.
To meet the present CAPF 60 requirements of CAPR 35-2, the updated CAPF 101
could be printed and left with the organization.
By leveraging e-services, documentation will be made simpler for the member.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the creation of a single, user printable information card
that would combine the functions of the 101 card, the ROA card, CAP Driver’s License,
and the Form 60.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
As the cards would be printed by each member, the only cost that would be incurred
would be in the time necessary for the programming of the eServices Operations
Qualifications website to reflect the new layout, and to populate the reverse of the card
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CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
The NHQ and Senior Advisors will jointly present a report at the NB addressing this item
plus give an update on studies done after previous board discussions on this topic.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
CAP-USAF concurs with the goal of streamlining CAP credentials. The concept of user
printable cards presents a problem with standardization and security. Perhaps this
could be mitigated with standards on print stock and anti-counterfeit measures built into
the system. Another avenue of attack would be to limit the data carried. With the
advent of eFRO, it may be possible to eliminate some information on the CAP 101.
However, making a change now to current credentials may be premature, since the
WMIRS-based mission management system may have a significant impact on what’s
possible.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support: The use of a single document to summarize a member’s
qualifications is a worthy idea. We do not believe, however, that this can be
accomplished on a card sized document. The amount of information necessary on the
card is not practical. For example, the CAP driver license must contain specific
limitations such as vehicle type, etc. The CAPF 60 notification data should be up to
date and requires alternate contact data.
The NB previously directed the NHQ and Volunteer Staff to develop and make available
a single “Report” to summarize the member data and operational qualifications. The
staff has been working on this issue for a number of months, and the task is not near
completion. Part of the reason for this is the need to incorporate cross references in the
various databases as well as the signoff from the various directorates involved. If this
form is to include all pilot and flight release data the task becomes far more
complicated.
Given the size restrictions imposed by a pocket card, the NB may wish to request
expedited completion of the initial “single source” report format for review at an
upcoming NB meeting.
NLO – Concurs. Having a single data reference will minimize mistakes in granting
access or participation permission and would reduce the organization’s liability profile.
Allowing mission base personnel and activity commanders to print these documents
would also be appropriate.
National Advisor – Operations: Shortly, members of the corporate staff along with
volunteer members will begin developing a WMIRS-based mission management
system. My recommendation is to table this item until such time that the development
team is able to determine how much of this information can be automated, thereby
limiting the number of items that would have to be carried.

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REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPF 60, Emergency Notification Data
CAPF 75, CAP Motor Vehicle Operator Identification Card
CAPF 76, Radio Operators Authorization
CAPF 101, Specialty Qualification Card
CAPR 35-2, Notification Procedures in Case of Death, Injury, or Serious Illness
CAPR 77-1, Operation and Maintenance of CAP Vehicles
CAPR 100-1, Communications
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY withdrew this agenda item due to information provided earlier
by National Headquarters staff which indicated that they are already working this
issue.

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AGENDA ITEM 19
Author:

GC

Action

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

Per the Civil Air Patrol Constitution, Article XIV, the National Vice Commander is elected
annually.
The election rules are attached to this item.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board elects a 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 HERRIN/NLO reviewed the process for the election, as written. He stated that Col
Gerry Weiss from Maryland and Col Ernie Pearson from Pacific Region will distribute
and collect the ballots, and Col Bob Karton and Col Fred Weiss will count the ballots
and certify the results of each balloting. The six candidates drew numbers for their
order of speaking, as follows: (1) Col Carl Brown, Jr.; (2) Col Michael Cooper; (3) Col
Jams Hughes; (4) Brig Gen Reggie Chitwood; (5) Col Charles Carr; (6) Col William
Charles.
After presentations by the candidates, there was a question/answer period as well as a
time for endorsements
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BY SECRET WRITTEN BALLOT, COL CHARLES CARR/GLR WAS ELECTED BY
MAJORITY VOTE ON THE THIRD BALLOT AS THE NATIONAL VICE COMMANDER
FOR A TERM OF 1-YEAR.
Vote count:
Col Charles - 5
Brig Gen Chitwood - 27
Col Carr - 34

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Election of the CAP Vice Commander:
The National Legal Officer, serving as Secretary of the Corporation, announces the
names of those who have filed for the office. The Secretary declares the floor open for
nominations from the floor, which require a second. The Secretary closes the
nominations.
Slips of paper with numbers 1 thru the total number of candidates will be placed in a
container and the candidates will each draw one slip, thus designating the order in
which the candidates speak.
Each candidate in order is allowed 10 minutes to speak in support of their candidacy.
Presentations may or may not include exhibits, displays or electronic aids, but may not
include comments by anyone other than the candidate.
After speaking, there is a five minute period for the Candidate, remaining at the podium,
to answer questions of the National Board members and receive brief comments of
endorsement from Board members. Comments should be brief, orderly and not exceed
30 seconds. Each candidate is allotted five minutes total time for questions/comments.
Each other candidate, in order, will then follow the same procedure until all have
completed it.
Voting by written, secret ballot then takes place. Two members of CAP who are neither
current members of the National Board nor candidates for the office shall distribute and
collect the ballots. Two former members of the National Executive Committee and /or
National Board who are neither current members of the National Board nor candidates
for Vice Commander shall tabulate the ballots and report the result to the National Legal
Officer. The vote count for each candidate shall be announced at the conclusion of
each ballot.
When there are more than 2 nominees, the nominee receiving the lowest number of
votes shall be dropped from the next ballot until there are only two nominees.
Whenever any nominee receives a majority of the votes, that nominee is elected.

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AGENDA ITEM 20

CC

Action

SUBJECT: Confirmation of CS, NFO, NLO, NC, Chaplain
Author: Maj Gen Courter
CAP/CC – Maj Gen Courter
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Per the CAP Constitution and Bylaws, Article XIII, "The National Chief of Staff, the
National Finance Officer, the National Legal Officer, the National Controller, the Chief of
Chaplain Corps, and the CAP Inspector General shall be appointed by the National
Commander, subject to confirmation by a majority of those voting at the current or next
National Board meeting."
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board confirms the following individuals selected by the National
Commander to fill the positions indicated, effective at the close of the current NB
meeting:
Col Russell E. Chazell
Col C. Warren Vest
Col Barry S. Herrin
Col William S. Charles, III
Ch, Col Whitson B. Woodard

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

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
MAJ GEN COURTER/CC MOVED and COL PARRIS/CA seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
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THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: National Headquarters staff action

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AGENDA ITEM 21
Author: Lt Col Dey

ED

Action

SUBJECT: Specialty Tracks
NER/CC – Col Hayden
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) regulation CAPR 35-1 currently states in part that “when
assigned to an authorized duty position, the member will also enroll in the appropriate
specialty track of the CAP Senior Member Professional Development Program unless
he/she has already earned the master's rating in that specialty. When a member is
assigned to more than one duty position, he/she will enroll in the specialty track for the
primary duty. Training in remaining specialties is encouraged.”
It is the last sentence quoted above from the regulation; “Training in remaining
specialties is encouraged” is where the problem begins. Currently, CAP eServices
allows for the initial enrollment of a member in a specialty track at the “None” level with
approval by the member’s unit commander. Subsequent upgrades in the enrolled
specialty tracks to applicable technician, senior and master ratings is also initiated in
eServices with approval by the member’s unit commander. The only controlling
features allowed in eServices is the selection of the specialty track, it’s appropriate next
rating level for that track beyond the “None” level and the applicable date. No further
editing features are available to a member’s specialty tracks in eServices.
The problem develops further with the accumulation of several specialty tracks in a
member’s eServices record, all stuck at the “None” level. There are a variety of reasons
why this happens. Some are; training in specialty tracks are encouraged but not
pursued, errors in specialty track selections and/or enrollments, anticipated but not
obtained duty assignments, not the specialty track that the member thought it was for,
not the desired or undesired training required, and the ever favorite specialty track
collector. Providing a detailed specialty track editing feature in eServices, including a
deletion selection, is one possibility but that fix avenue is not advocated or
recommended as that presents another set of problems and potential abuses.
As CAP members with specialty track ratings at the “None” level provides no real clue
as to the competency of the members in those specialty tracks, it only lends to a false
sense of the number of qualified personnel in specific specialty tracks if they are left to
accumulate over time. With eServices this accumulation is now growing.
As a CAP member’s record is purged after two years of a lapsed CAP membership, a
two year time limit on a member’s progress in a specialty track from the “None” level to
a technician level is appropriate and a sufficient amount of time for progression. A time
limit will also provide an added incentive for those members that want to progress in the
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PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve a change to CAPR 35-1 to allow the automatic
deletion of specialty tracks at the “None” level in eServices after two (2) years of no
progression in the specialty track.
CAPR 35-1, Section A – Duty Assignments, 1-2. Eligibility for Assignment should be
changed by adding paragraph “c” as follows:
“c. A senior member enrolled in a specialty track of the CAP Senior Member
Professional Development Program that does not progress from the initial enrollment at
the “None” level after two (2) years from the date of enrollment in the specialty track will
have the specialty track deleted from the member’s eServices record. An email will be
sent one month prior advising the member of the intention to delete. The member can
be re-enrolled in the specialty track if necessary.”
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Minimal.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
Senior Advisor – Support and Professional Development Advisor do not believe that a
problem exists at this time. The PD Officer in a member’s unit should be reviewing the
status of each member’s file at least annually—and the PD Officer can modify or
remove the specialty from the member’s record. While the IT personnel can accomplish
the changes required in this proposal, this will require numerous changes and require
that other projects be deferred. We also note for the record that a change to CAPR 5017 will be required if the proposal as adopted.
Senior Advisor – Operations: Concurs.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-1, Assignment and Duty Status.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL HAYDEN/NER withdrew this item due to the National Senior Advisor
Comments.
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AGENDA ITEM 22
Author: Col Wellman

ED

Action

SUBJECT: CAP Chaplain Qualifications
UT Wg/CC – Col Wellman
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:

Is the goal of the CAP chaplain program to provide chaplains to the USAF or to provide
chaplains to members of the CAP?
Current qualifications for a CAP chaplain are at such a professional level that seems to
be counterproductive or beneficial to CAP members. Rather than holding CAP
chaplains to a USAF standard and issuing an exemption to the lesser qualified, let’s redefine the CAP chaplaincy to allow qualified and endorsed members of the ministry to
benefit CAP and then ENCOURAGE additional qualifications needed if a CAP chaplain
DESIRES to be of USAF service. Not every CAP chaplain desires or has the time to be
a fully qualified, but volunteer, military chaplain.
A CAP chaplain is a needed function to help guide members, especially our youth, in
value development. However, that same chaplain may not legally (in many states)
handle confessions, conduct marriages or do “normal” functions associated with
someone who is a military chaplain -- is this level of expectation required for CAP? If
our goal is to provide value guidance, let’s not place roadblocks and make it so difficult
to qualify a chaplain, local clergy simply say “no.”
Many religions allow endorsement in the ministry without requiring extensive theological
education. This is the case, for example, with Catholic and Baptist deacons. These
potential CAP chaplains will have both religious and value foundation to benefit CAP
members. These persons are currently accepted by their local community churches to
conduct services and are endorsed by their denominations, yet must meet significant
additional requirements to serve as a CAP chaplain. Many of these people are not in
the religious vocation and simply do not have the time or funding or desire to obtain
advance education in theology.
Are these advanced and somewhat stringent chaplaincy requirements beneficial to CAP
members?
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve a complete re-design of the requirements needed to
become a CAP chaplain with an eye to benefiting CAP members and allowing more
local clergy to serve. Our current policy is overly restrictive resulting in a lengthy and
cumbersome process that discourages an element of our community that would be of
great benefit to CAP.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Cost to be determined depending on what is developed in the re-design of
requirements.
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CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with the Chief of Chaplain Corps comments.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-concur. Chief of Chaplain Corps comments provide thorough background into the
rationale for current policy.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
NLO - I believe this is contrary to the current agreement between the CAP chaplain
corps and the USAF Chaplain corps. However, we already have a category for "mission
chaplain" that we could adapt to those chaplains meeting USAF requirements, and only
mission chaplains (as redefined) would be able to participate in AFAMs (including
assistance to active and reserve forces). That should make the chaplaincy available to
more faiths and not restrict our ability to provide assistance to the military services.

Chief of Chaplain Corps: The Chaplain Corps Advisory Council considered this
proposed action and unanimously expressed their opposition for the following reasons:
1. The qualifications for appointment as a CAP chaplain have been long established
from our inception and have become the model for other vocational chaplaincies. This
is one of the uniquely distinctive ways that Civil Air Patrol is known to be an exceptional
organization.
2. We already have a waiver provision in circumstances in which prospective chaplains
have documented significant and credible pastoral experience. These chaplains are
restricted only from direct support to the military, which is a very small percentage of our
overall chaplain ministry. Our primary mission continues to focus on cadet programs,
aerospace education and emergency services.
3. Lowering the current criteria could place some chaplains in legal jeopardy,
particularly in situations of confidentiality and counseling.
4. Utilization of chaplains who do not meet meaningful criteria places the CAP
Corporation in legal jeopardy if, for example, it is alleged that counseling is performed
by those who do not possess adequate ministerial credentials.
5. Lowering our current standards would result in a corresponding reduction in the
quality of our Chaplain Corps. We feel that our cadets and senior members are entitled
to professionally competent chaplain services.
6. In our culture, it is possible for someone to purchase an ordination certificate online
that would allow them to perform marriages and etc. for about $35 dollars; and
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that have chartered themselves as a church or school. Lowering the accredited
educational requirements for chaplaincy would invite even more chaplain applicants
who lack either the education or experience to bring competent ministry to CAP
members.
7. We must have a concrete objective criterion for evaluation of chaplain candidates.
The lower the bar, the more subjective it becomes.
8. It is doubtful that a reconsideration of the qualifications for CAP chaplaincy would in
fact result in the recruitment of more chaplains. Competent ministers are often wary of
ministries that are known to have inadequate qualifications. In CAP, character
development instructors who meet only very limited and basic criteria were instituted to
facilitate moral leadership discussions, yet we have significantly more chaplains than
CDIs.
9. There are many aspects of ministry that are unique to chaplaincy and some ministers
are not suited for it. An important feature of chaplaincy is the ability to work together on
a team in a pluralistic setting. Not every clergy person is equipped for this kind of
ministry. Our long established chaplain criteria are essential to the effectiveness of our
chaplaincy.
10. The current criteria for appointment of a CAP chaplain have earned the respect of
the Air Force, resulting in specific inclusion of CAP chaplain support in the AFIs. The
Chaplain Corps is the only portion of CAP to enjoy this degree of collegial relationship
with the Air Force. Our Memorandum of Agreement with the Air Force Chaplain Corps
requires us to conform to the standards of DODI 1304.28, which prescribes the
educational criteria for chaplaincy.
Lowering the standards for chaplains in order to increase their number is somewhat
akin to meeting a need for more physicians by declaring that EMTs will be doctors.
Competent ministers are the result of years of study, training and proven commitment.
We might rather see the need to be even more careful in our selection of chaplains than
ever before. It is our conviction that the currently established standards for the
appointment of CAP chaplains should not be degraded in any way.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 265-1, The Civil Air Patrol Chaplain Corps.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL WELLMAN/UT withdrew this item and asked that the National Commander
appoint a committee or task force to review the process involved in the chaplain
appointment process and that this committee be comprised of both chaplains
and board members, with a report back to the National Board.

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MAJ GEN COURTER stated that some changes are already in progress for the
chaplain appointment process, and noted that at National Headquarters the Chaplain
Corps has been moved into the Professional Development area.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION:
Naming of committee or task force by the National
Commander. Inclusion in the winter 2011 National Board agenda.

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AGENDA ITEM 23

ED

Action

SUBJECT: Extension of Professional Appointments and Promotions to
Include Homeland Security and Emergency Management Professionals
Author: Col Skrabut
WY Wg/CC – Col Skrabut
INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
From time to time, new academic disciplines may emerge having curriculum content
highly relevant to the Civil Air Patrol mission. It is beneficial to the organization to
periodically assess the Professional Appointment and Promotion procedures to consider
inclusion of newly arising fields of study, in order to encourage membership by
individuals trained and credentialed in such fields.
Individuals completing degrees in Emergency Management or Homeland Security will
have skills highly contributory to the organization.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve the establishment of guidelines similar to those for
chaplains, character development instructors, health service personnel, legal officers,
aerospace education officers, and finance officers for appointments and promotions for
persons demonstrating experience and education in the fields of Homeland Security
and/or Emergency Management.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
No direct associated costs, other than administrative cost to change regulation.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Without specific criteria, it would be hard to make a judgment on the validity of this item.
NHQ suggests that this be referred to a volunteer committee to establish proposed
criteria and then resubmit the item to the November 2010 NEC meeting with
recommendations.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Agree with all CAP NHQ and National Staff comments. On the surface this proposal
appears prudent; however, recommend it be sent to committee to develop
recommendations for the next policy-making meeting.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
NLO – Understanding that rank and other uniform matters are surrogates for payroll in
CAP; I would concur with this proposal if the guidelines only permit credit for experience
and/or credentials that are compatible with CAP mission requirements. We should also
rethink whether persons with NASAR credentials (e.g., SARTEC I and II) should be
exempt from certain ground team leader/member training along these same lines.
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Senior Advisor – Support and PD Advisor are concerned with the broad wording of this
AI. At present, there is no experience based criteria for professional development and
promotion in the CAP. The existing metrics require a degree or other professional
recognition such as an FAA pilot certificate or instructor certificate, advanced degree,
CPA certificate, etc. The HLS and Emergency Management fields are growing so
rapidly that we believe it would be impractical for local, Wing, Region, or even National
personnel officers to review an application without specific metrics for a specific field of
expertise.
Senior Advisor – Operations: If, indeed, there are elevating degrees in these disciplines
and those degrees can directly contribute to and support CAP’s missions in those
areas, I concur that this should be considered.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-5, CAP Officer and Noncommissioned Officer Appointments and Promotions.
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL SKRABUT/WY MOVED and COL LEE/PA seconded the PROPOSED
NATIONAL BOARD ACTION.
COL BURKE/MI MOVED TO AMEND and COL LARSON/IL seconded the
amendment to identify professional certifications that are nationally recognized
and allow those to also automatically qualify for CAP emergency services roles.
COL MURRELL/CS PROXY MOVED TO REFER and COL CARR/GLR seconded
that this item be moved to committee in order to explore and develop appropriate
criteria.

THE MOTION TO MOVE TO COMMITTEE CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to committee with guidance from Col Herrin/NLO to
consider all national emergency services qualifications that people currently hold to
develop some table of equivalencies or some idea whereby CAP doesn’t have to have
highly trained people repeat the same training just to check boxes on the forms. There
was additional guidance from Col Guimond that the committee needs to be comprised
of both operational and support people since this item involves promotion and
advancement as well as operational issues.

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AGENDA ITEM 24

EX

Information

SUBJECT: Regulations

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
At the February 2010 National Board Meeting, the following concerning CAP regulations
was approved:
That the National Board approve amending CAPR 5-4, Paragraph 2, as follows:
The NHQ staff shall provide, at each National Board meeting, a report on the six
earliest dated publications concerning ratification of present regulations or
present those revisions required for currency, including those promulgated by
Interim Change Letter, to the National Board as an information item.”

Six oldest CAP Directives (Regulations, Manuals or Interim Change Letters)
Publication
Remarks
Publication
Remarks
Publication
Remarks
Publication
Remarks
Publication
Remarks
Publication
Remarks

CAPR 35-3
16 Mar 81
Current and Essential
CAPR 147-1 10 Feb 86

Membership Termination

Army and Air Force Exchange Privileges of CAP
Members
Updated and Published 19 May 10
CAPR 900-3 15 Jul 86
Firearms - Assistance to Law Enforcement Officials
Revised regulation in coordination
CAPR 210-1 1 Apr 91
The Civil Air Patrol Historical Program
Revised regulation in coordination
CAPR 112-9 1 Dec 92
Claims, Demands, and Legal Actions for or Against
the Civil Air Patrol
Revised regulation in coordination
CAPR 265-2 25 Feb 95 The Covenant and Code of Ethics for Chaplains of
the CAP
Will be converted to a handbook

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AGENDA ITEM 25

Old Business

Action

A. September 2009 National Board Meeting: Agenda Item 12
Making Accident / Incident Information available to Pilots

INWG/CC – Col Reeves

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Currently, the information from accidents and incidents is not disseminated in a manner
to help prevent future accidents and incidents. For example, the IN Wing had its
second tail strike on a C182T. We had no information about what happened, only that
the aircraft was down. Later, I learned, by accident that the incident occurred during a
training exercise during a soft field take off maneuver. As a CFI and check pilot, this is
important information to know if we are to try and prevent future similar incidents. Any
information regarding the safety of flight, particularly involving flight training or check
rides should be disseminated to all pilots and particularly check pilots.
PROPOSED NATIONAL BOARD ACTION:
That the National Board approve making the Form 78, Safety Mishap Report and the
Form 79, Safety Report of Investigation available to all CAP members, effective
___/___/___.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
Cost associate with eServices report development and establishment of duty position
permissions. New analysis report will require additional requirement definition from
Safety team.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
We agree that the information gained from incidents may be valuable in preventing
similar events; however, we feel that CAPF 78 and 79 are not the appropriate vehicle
for communicating this information. Instead, we propose the use of a sanitized
summary of flight and ground incidents that describe findings and recommendations
without unit or individual data.

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CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-concur as written. It is important to the Civil Air Patrol mishap prevention program
to provide to the membership, lessons learned from accidents and incidents. This
feedback can help educate CAP and avert some mishaps in the future. Some mishaps
are already detailed in the monthly Sentinel newsletter. Providing full mishap accounts
to all members raises legal issues. See CAP NHQ comments.
The US Air Force has a monthly report called Blue 4 News where mishaps are
discussed openly. However, these incidents are sanitized and password protected.
Names, tail numbers, precise locations are edited to protect the individuals involved.
Therefore, the mishap can be used as a mishap prevention tool to other Air Force
members. These reports are kept secure by the unit safety officer and provided only
upon request. If CAP provided a more detailed, yet sanitized mishap and investigation
report for the membership and kept it secure, it would be an invaluable tool to the
organization.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:
(NLO) – No recommendation. As a matter of information, release of these reports
beyond the current scope of distribution will not affect any privilege that might otherwise
shield these reports from discovery in litigation, provided that none of the reports are the
result of investigations undertaken pursuant to direction of counsel.
(NSE) – Non-Concur. Wing CCs have the capability of reading every Form 78/79 in
their wing as they are the one delegated to sign the 79 and concurring or making
changes to their wing Form 78/79 mishap reports. Why the CC had to “accidentally” find
this information regarding his own wing, I don’t know as the Form 79 only gets to the
NSE after it is signed by both the Wing and Region CC.
Senior Advisor for Support: Easy access to safety and accident information is always a
good idea. The best method of doing so is in question. We suggest that the Board
consider the appointment of a group of NHQ personnel and volunteers to investigate the
creation of a simple database similar to the federal database managed by the NTSB to
allow members at all levels to both search and access accident and incident data. The
database search option will allow a commander or activity director to customize the
search to areas of direct applicability to his or her activity. We believe that this task
could be completed by the Winter NB.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
Form 78, Safety Mishap Report
Form 79, Safety Report of Investigation

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NATIONAL BOARD ACTION
COL REEVES/IN MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded that the National Board
refer this item to committee with guidance to make a sanitized summary of
information contained on Form 78, Safety Mishap Report, and Form 79, Safety
Report of Investigation, available to all CAP members.
THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to committee with a report to the winter 2010 National
Board meeting.

ACTION: February 2010 National Board
Committee Report:

National Board Action:
COL HERRIN/NLO reported that the National Legal Team is coordinating this item and
a final recommendation will be made at the summer 2010 National Board meeting. The
chair accepted the report.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Include in the September 2010 National Board Agenda.

______________________________________________________________________

ACTION
September 2010 National Board Meeting
COL HERRIN/NLO reported that the Safety Chief is preparing an information
technology tool that should be available in January 2011, which will create a dash board
for region and wing commanders that will provide all the needed information. The
information will be denatured on the incident/accident reports so it can be shared with
the members. It will be available to the commanders to share and not generally
available to the membership. He added that it is not exactly what the agenda item was
but hopes this action with satisfy the board members.

ITEM CLOSED
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B. November 2009 National Executive Committee Meeting:
Agenda Item 2
Conduct of Members Using Social Media
GLR/CC – Col Carr

INFORMATION BACKGROUND:
Social media is a broad term that describes increasingly popular software tools and
techniques, primarily Internet based, that allows groups and individuals to engage in
peer-to-peer conversations and to exchange content. Current examples of social media
are YouTube, flickr®, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and many others.
The primary demographic of social media is young adults, ages 18-34. However, use
by other age groups is rapidly growing, including a reported 193% growth in users over
the age of 55.
Statistics on social media use vary wildly, including projections that there are currently
over 100 million active Facebook users daily, and that since its inception close to 5billion “tweets” have been sent over Twitter.
Social media outlets have had an enormous impact on global communications, most of
it positive. Groups and sites have formed for every imaginable interest, not the least of
which is the Civil Air Patrol. CAP has its own Facebook page with 4,753 fans.
(http://www.facebook.com/CAP.USAF.Aux?_fb_noscript=1), as well as a presence on
Twitter (http://twitter.com/CAP_USAF_AUX) with 883 followers. Twitter was even
used for emergency response (Southern California Wildfires) when other methods of
communications were unavailable or had failed.
Unfortunately, there is a dark side to social media use, just as there is with other
Internet technologies.
Inappropriate content – As with any form of personal expression, the topics discussed
and methods used are limited only by the user’s imagination. What may be innocent
communication to one person may offend the next. This is certainly true of the Internet.
People regularly post photographs displaying near or total nudity, public drunkenness
and antics of questionable safety and legality. Most such posters would be profoundly
embarrassed to disclose the same material to their parents, children, spiritual leader, or
CAP commander.
Other, less obvious, offenses include public disagreements, which deteriorate into
“flame wars” and become the textual equivalent of hazing. Another easily envisioned
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scenario is posting of text or photographs from Civil Air Patrol missions that are
classified as FOUO or otherwise not for public dissemination.
Malicious content – The popularity of social media sites has not been lost on those
who would use them for gain or crime. Virus, worms and other malicious program
delivery via social media sites has been on the rise since its inception. It is estimated
that up to 80% of all web sites are infected with some type of malware. Facebook has
had 8 documented vulnerabilities in less than one year. The reason that malicious
content works so well on social media sites is simple: There is an implicit trust of those
on one’s network or social circle, a willingness to share information, little or no identity
and the ability to run arbitrary code (in case of user-created apps) with minimal review.
This all adds up to users becoming an easy target for the bad guys and then
unknowingly distributing the content to their contact lists.
Illegal uses – Notwithstanding the distribution of malicious software, social media can
also be used for other illegal activities, the foremost of which is, predictably, the
solicitation of minors. Pages and posts can be, and too often are, configured to deceive
children and attract them to in-person meetings. Many social media outlets claim to
have controls in place, but unfortunately, the techniques of those who abuse social
media are always several steps ahead of such controls.
Recommendation
It should not be CAP’s intent to stunt use of social media. Rather, with the issues
discussed in the preface to this proposed action in mind, CAP needs to tell its members
what are CAP’s expectations for social media use.
Civil Air Patrol members are expected to behave professionally at all times, not just
while in uniform. This includes not only our appearance and speech, but in all ways we
comport ourselves in public. Our use of social media should be no exception to these
expectations.
Any CAP policy must distinguish guiding moral and ethical behavior from legal
requirements. This is challenging. On the one hand are the behaviors guided by, for
example, CAP Core Values, Ethics Policy and the bases for termination under CAPR
35-3. These standards provide the most concrete statements of CAP’s commitments to
member personal accountability insofar as they express CAP values, member fiduciary
obligations, avoidance of conflict of interest, respect, fairness and openness, good faith,
due care, and confidentiality. On the other hand, however, expressing these attributes,
controlling actions that conflict with them and the legal constraints imposed by the
United States Constitution and the Amendments to the Constitution (not to mention
State constitutions) are in natural tension. Simply forbidding any speech that interferes
with CAP Core Values, Ethics Policy, etc., is plainly unworkable.
A functional policy must be one that can be understood and followed by all members
and that does not constrain a member’s speech. This policy proposal attempts to meet
those conflicting needs.

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PROPOSED NEC ACTION:
That the National Executive Committee approve the following wording being added to
CAPR 35-3, Membership Termination:
Social Media. CAP, its commanders, officers, and staff shall not constrain any
communication by a member, whether senior or cadet, including without limitation use
of the Internet. Provided, however:
(1) CAP member generated material constituting “speech” shall not use either
sexually explicit or suggestive language, profanity, photograph or graphic material of
sexually explicit or suggestive or depictions of violence or mayhem;
(2) CAP member generated material constituting “speech” shall not violate any CAP
regulation or policy directive;
(3) CAP member generated material constituting “speech” shall not link or redirect
any person who may receive such material to any such proscribed material.
Violation. Violation of subparagraphs (1) through (3) may be deemed misconduct and
may be subject to adverse membership action including membership termination.
Before any adverse membership action is commenced for violation of this subpart of the
regulation, it shall be reviewed by the Wing Commander, Wing Legal Officer, and CAP
General Counsel. Any final adverse decision shall be reviewed by the National
Commander or his or her designee.
ESTIMATED FUNDING IMPACT:
None.
CAP NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Non-concur: Due to considerations of First Amendment rights (Freedom of Speech),
enforcement is very unlikely beyond making it clear that members participating in Social
Networking Media in their individual capacity have no authority to speak for Civil Air
Patrol.
In addition, Civil Air Patrol may properly enforce protection of non-authorized use of its
logos, brands, and symbols in a Social Networking environment.
CAP-USAF HEADQUARTERS’ COMMENTS:
Concur with National Staff comments.
ADVISOR / NATIONAL STAFF COMMENTS:

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Senior Advisor - Support: The entire Support Section agrees that social media has
become a major factor in our lives with both a positive and negative side. The USAF
and DOD have been struggling with this issue for some time; however, members of the
armed services are subject to the UCMJ which is not the case in CAP.
A review of the proposed Agenda Item indicates that there are several areas which may
have substantial legal issues involved. For that reason we recommend that the NEC
refer this to a committee comprised of both NHQ and volunteer staff (including the CAP
General Council) to develop recommendations on this important issue and report back
to the NEC at the spring 2010 Meeting.
REGULATIONS AND FORMS AFFECTED:
CAPR 35-3, Membership Termination.
NEC ACTION:
COL CARR/GLR MOVED and COL MYRICK/PCR seconded that the National
Executive Committee approve sending this item to an appropriate committee for
consideration and return to the appropriate body (no guidance provided by the
maker of the motion).

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to a committee to be created by the National
Commander, with the following guidance: (1) Legal officer people who are aware of
social media to review the internet policy; (2) Committee will be requested to send
status interim reports at each of the next upcoming meetings until the final report.
Include in the winter 2010 National Board agenda.

ACTION: February 2010 National Board
Committee Report: The Social Media Committee is being formed with representation
from all appropriated areas. The National Commander has approved the National
Public Affairs Team Leader, Maj Al Pabon as Chairman. A formal report will be
submitted to the 2010 summer National Board meeting.
______________________________________________________________________

ACTION
September 2010 National Board Meeting
Written Report submitted: MEMORANDUM FOR CAP NATIONAL BOARD from Maj Al
Pabon, Chair, Social Media Committee, dated 16 August 2010. Gen Courter noted that
this work will continue and mentioned a November summit that will help with
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communications/public relations in general. Additional information will be provided
when available.

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C. February 2010 National Board Meeting:
Governance Agenda Items
At the February 2010 National Board Meeting, there were multiple agenda items
concerning governance. It was the decision of the National Board to assign those items
to the Civil Air Patrol Governance Committee chaired by Col Tim Verrett, CAP.
From that meeting, the following items were to be addressed by the Governance
Committee. For complete details, see the February 2010 Minutes.

5a – Wing Commander Selection Process
5b – Region Commander Selection Process
5e – Core Competencies for CAP’s Executive Leaders
5f – Amend Constitution of CAP regarding apportionment and removal of CAP
Members-at-Large to the Board of Governors
5g – Commander’s Action during Election for National Commander and or Vice
Commander
5h – Clarification and Revision of Duties and Responsibilities of the National
Executive Committee
5i – Selection of Region Commanders
8b – Organizational Missions – Elections
8c – Revisions & Update of CAPR 35-7: Removal of National Commander and
National Vice Commander

Gen Courter stated that following the February 2010 meeting, the listed governance
items were submitted to the Board of Governors and that report was delivered to the
National Board on Friday, so that report has been received.

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AGENDA ITEM 26

A.

New Business

Action

Recognition of CAP WWII Veterans

COL KUDDES/NCR MOVED and COL CORTUM/RMR seconded that the National
Board accept the proposed agenda item and approve the development of a
certificate of World War II service; the presentation of the CAP War time service
award, which is a ribbon that has already been developed; allowing promotions
not to exceed the grade of Lieutenant Colonel; and awards not to exceed the CAP
Exceptional Service Award to either those members who served during this time
that are still living or to their families, as has been done for the Sub-chasers
There was clarification that these are the same individuals who would be awarded the
Congressional Medals that are pending, and that the same process as used for the five
living Sub-chasers identified earlier would be used for the WWII Veterans

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 35-3, Award of CAP Medals, Awards, and Certificates.
Gen Courter encouraged the commanders to contact their congressmen to seek
support of the Senate bills and House resolutions earlier discussed for the
Congressional Medals.

B.

Elimination of Multi-Year Dues

COL VEST/NFO MOVED and COL VAZQUEZ/MER seconded that the National
Board eliminate the option to renew dues for more than one year in order to
correctly match income and expense in the same period for dues income.
There was clarification that the requested action is due to the headquarters change-over
to the new Association Management’s software which cannot handle multi-year dues;
however, automatic renewals could be set up.

THE MOTION CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field and change to
the appropriate CAP regulations.

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C. Clarification of Training Regulation for the Wing AtLarge Units
COL ROBINSON/AL MOVED and COL MOERSCH/FL seconded that the National
Board approve a change in policy to allow members assigned to at-large (XX000)
units to be exempt from all minimum training requirements. Further that those
members assigned to that unit will not be allowed to participate in any activities,
including unit meetings, until required training has been completed and the
member transferred back the local unit. (This would not include social events
such as Christmas parties, etc.).
Following discussion on the possible impact of the proposed motion, the following
amendment was made:
COL ROBINSON/AL MOVED TO AMEND and COL PARRIS/CA seconded the
amendment to approve the creation of a 998 unit which, according to regulation
and policy, is for only inactive members that are non-participating and are not
required to complete training requirements.
COL WINTERS/OH MOVED and COL JENSEN/SWR seconded to refer to
committee.

THE MOTION TO REFER TO COMMITTEE CARRIED
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Referral to committee, to include membership and IG.

D.

Revision to CAPR 60-1, Orientation Flights

COL VAZQUEZ/MER MOVED and COL CARR/GLR seconded that the National
Board approve a policy that, to conform with the retraining requirements of CAP
air crews, the National Operations staff revise CAPR 60-1 to require both AFROTC
and CAP cadet orientation pilots complete the Orientation Pilot Course specific to
their qualification initially and every 4 years thereafter.

THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY
FOLLOW-ON ACTION: Implementation of policy, notification to the field, and change to
CAPR 60-1, CAP Flight Management

THE NATIONAL BOARD RECESSED AND WENT INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 1600,
FRIDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2010.
THE NATIONAL BOARD ADJOURNED AT THE CLOSE OF THE BANQUET ON
SATURDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER 2010
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ADMINISTRATIVE / ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Update remarks and slide briefings were presented by Maj Gen Courter, National
Commander; Mr. Rowland, Executive Director; and Col Ward, USAF, CAP-USAF
Commander.
Distinguished members and guests were recognized including members of the head
table; other members of the NEC; Chaplain, Brig Gen, David Schier, Deputy Chief of
Chaplains, Air Force Chaplain’s Corps; Board of Governors members Brig Gen Richard
Anderson and Lt Col Ned Lee; CAP Life Members Col Glen Atwell, Mr. Jim Mallett, and
Col Mary Fike; and Commander of CAP-USAF, Col Ward, USAF,
Brig Gen Chitwood/CV announced the following named new commanders and Maj Gen
Courter presented their National Board badges:
NER
MER
GLR
NCR
PCR

Col Jack J. Ozer, NY Wing
Col John M. Knowles, MD Wing
Col Leo J. Burke, MI Wing
Col Clarence A. Peters, WI Wing
Col David E. Plum, NE Wing
Col Dean F. Reiter, ND Wing
Col Charles R. Palmer, AK Wing
Col David G. Lehman, WA Wing

Maj Gen Courter recognized the following named departing National Board members
and expressed appreciation for their service:
GLR
NER
NCR
SWR
RMR

Col Charles L. Carr, Commander
Col Donald C. Davidson, NH Wing
Col John A. Mais, MO Wing
Col Robert B. Britton, AR Wing
Col Stanley A. Skrabut/WY Wing

Maj Gen Courter announced that through the CAP Foundation there was an anonymous
donor who wanted to give a donation of $5,000.00, with a specific request that it goes to
the New Mexico Wing as a grant for their color guard. The letter from the donor and a
check was presented to Col Himebrook, Commander, New Mexico Wing.

Maj Gen Courter thanked everyone for their great service to Civil Air Patrol and for their
participation in the business of the National Board .and the members who do great
committee work.

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