[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.