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WWII Office of Civilian Defense Civil Air Patrol GM-87.pdf

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OFFICE OF CIVILIAN DEFENSE
WASHINGTON, D. C.
CIVIL AIR PATROL

C~-87
NATIONAL HF~ADQUANTE~S
WASHINGTON, JUNE 4, 1943

Subject:

Enlistment Applications; Officer Appointments

To:

All CAP Unit Commanders# for attention of Adjutants

i. A supply of the new CAP enlistment blanks (CAP Form 12-0) is in
the mail. Now the enlistment procedure prescribed in CAP Rules3 Part l, will
become effective. Supplies of the old enlistment forms may be discarded.
2. Now is the time for all units to recruit to effective strength.
3. Note that the new form is to be made out on the typewriter in
duplicate. This will save much clerical time previously spent in copying data
onto the old service record forms which will no longer be issued. Local unit .
commanders will send both copies directly to National Headquarters unless the
Wing Commander issues special orders that they continue to go in through Wing
chanuels.
~. After a provisional member completes the prescribed 25 hours of
training (temporarily omitting the course on Articles of War to be covered in a
training manual which will be mailed you with the 3rd installment of CAP rules)
the local unit co~ander will advise National Headquarters directly and the
member's identification card will be sent through chara~els. In the case of s~n
applicant whose previous experience covers the required subjects# the unit
commander may endorse to this effect over the space where he signs the appli-.
cation and the card will be forwarded as soon as investigation is completed.
5. With the identification card# National Headquarters will send the
duplicate application for Wing files rather than for local files as in the case
of the old service records. Local units ~ay keep their own personnel records
and will be aided by the Eating Sheet forms which will be issued. Note that
the new applications are printed on heavy paper so to stand up under handling
in files and to serve as Jackets for other individual records.
6. A new type of identification card, reflecting the new status of
C A P, w i l l b e i s s u e d l a t e r. B u t p r e s e n t m e m b e r s s h o u l d n o t m a k e o u t n e w a p p l i cations yet.
7.

D o n o t w a s t e f o r m s . W e m u s t b e c a r e f u l i n c o n s e r v i n g p a p e r.

8. Issuance of appointments of non-co~issloned officers from
National Headquarters is hereby discontinued.
9. Necessary officer appointments will be processed as before. It
is requested that new appointments of officers be minimized at this stage until
new standards and manning tables can be issued under CAP Rules.

EARLE L. J
M-7718

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