Civil Air Patrol Honored for 4 Years of Hell

Gen Dave Goldfein, Deborah James, CAP Maj Gen Joe VazquezGen Dave Goldfein, Deborah James, CAP Maj Gen Joe Vazquez

By Jeremy Webster | U.S. Air Force News

[Editor’s Note: The accurate story is this was one of the most corrupt periods in CAP history. Under Maj Gen Charles Carr and Maj Gen Joseph Vazquez, nearly all IG Complaints were covered up, ignored and blocked to give the public and USAF a false perception that the CAP had a clean, safe record to help get the “total force partnership” with the USAF. The CAP lost many good members because they were reprised against for following the regulations for blowing the whistle on fraud, waste and abuse. The CAP also had many CAP aircraft accidents/violations, child molestation cases, discrimination, theft of historical artifacts, member misconduct, whistleblower terminations and abuse of authority. This period had the worst membership drop-out rate and retention decline since 1994.]

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (AFNS) — The Civil Air Patrol received the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference here Sept 20 in honor of their 75th anniversary.

“The Air Force Auxiliary is extremely proud to be recognized for our service with the Air Force Organizational Excellence Award,” said Maj Gen Joseph Vasquez, the CAP national commander. “This prestigious honor is an inspiration to our 56,000 volunteer Airmen. Seventy-five years after Pearl Harbor, our operational support to the Air Force (continues to) take place every day, around the clock.”

The award recognizes the CAP for its [redacted] service from October 2012 to August 2016.

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4 Comments on "Civil Air Patrol Honored for 4 Years of Hell"

  1. In Europe, we had a period of severe corruption around 1500-1550. The Roman Catholic Church was the center of corruption. Then we got a reformation started with Luther and Calvin. Followers turned away from all forms of corruption and laid the foundation for modern European society. The Netherlands, Germany and the Scandinavian countries owe their low levels of corruption to this reformation. It starts at the top. What we need is not more laws, policy and regulations. We need a rejuvenation of our moral standards, the core values to be upheld. We need accountability. In the end, we are our own judge.

  2. Drain the swamp or nothing will change.

  3. The CAP is in serious trouble and the naive deluded sheep have no idea whats around the corner. There is an impending membership decline crisis for starters because of the current corrupted leaders.

    Do your homework on the CAP. Their bag is about out of tricks. Look up Carr. Look up Pineda. The corruption never left.

    The decay in CAP core values is another illusion of greatness. There is likely to come a time in the not too distant future when you wish you could go to a CAP meeting, wear a CAP uniform, go on a mission and by then, the CAP will be extinct. Why, because we were too afraid to do anything about it and didn’t want to lose what we worked hard for. I could go on and on…

  4. As bad as I hate to say this, I think you are very accurate. It saddens me to see what has become of our CAP. But we have no one to blame, but ourselves for allowing it to get this far.

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