Chuck Carr to CAP Members on Governale

Civil Air Patrol Charles CarrCAP Maj Gen Charles Carr and USAF Lt Col Stephen Governale

28 September 2012

Dear CAP Members:

Civil Air Patrol has been mentioned in the media in Florida during the last few days due to news
that U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt Col Stephen “Steve” Governale, a protocol officer at MacDill Air
Force Base in Tampa who is also an AF liaison with CAP, has been arrested and charged with coercing and enticing a minor to engage in sexual activity.

During this difficult time, it is important for you to know these things:

1. Civil Air Patrol and the U.S. Air Force are aware of the investigation and we are cooperating fully.
2. CAP and CAP-USAF are shocked and saddened by the allegation.
3. Lt Col Governale was NOT a CAP member.
4. Governale has participated in CAP’s Cadet Program as a representative of the U.S. AirForce.

At the national level, he assisted with Cadet Officer School, serving as co-director. He also served as an instructor at Region Cadet Leadership School, represented
the Air Force at numerous Florida Wing encampments, and attended most large cadet events such as Cadet Competition and the Color Guard Academy.

All CAP members having information regarding any criminal activity allegedly committed by this individual are being asked to contact local law enforcement authorities in your area.

We appreciate any assistance you can provide to ensure that all relevant facts are disclosed to the
proper law enforcement agencies.


Major General, CAP
National Commander

2 Comments on "Chuck Carr to CAP Members on Governale"

  1. “3. Lt Col Governale was NOT a CAP member.”

    What the Hell? You really gotta love how the CrAP spins these things.

    Governale spent over 15 years at various CAP cadet events, schools, activities, competitions. He may have not had a flimsy CAP ID card, but the CAP allowed him direct access to its youth. He had boys in his hotel room at many of these events. I find it hard to believe that nobody noticed he was molesting and having sex with boy cadets. How could anyone not see this! The Cover Up Air Patrol!

    To all the parents that have their children in the cadet program or are thinking about letting them join, remember this can happen to you. CAP corporate only cares about protecting the corporation. They will do whatever it takes to bury it while our children suffer the rest of their life. Been there, done that.

  2. Avatar McGuire Beckwith | June 25, 2018 at 13:19 | Reply

    USAF Captain Donald Beckwith stationed at McGuire in New Jersey.

    Just sentenced to 5 years.

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