Civil Air Patrol Propaganda Blitz Exposed to Congress

Civil Air Patrol revolving glass door.

By Bama IceMan | AuxBeacon News Contributor

[Update 24 Oct: Another entry on glassdoor was added on the 23rd, misspelling aircraft as Air Craft Mechanic.]

[Update 20 Oct: A reader has commented below on their research findings to improve this story. They expose as a tool of MarkMonitor Inc, which is a paid service to manage public perception of a company’s brand. Civil Air Patrol’s need for such services is, of course, funded by member dues hikes, third party promotions and other volunteer fundraising efforts, such as Wreaths Across America.]

[Update 19 Oct: The author of this emailed article has sent in additional screen-shots and revisions.]

[Update 18 Oct: A reader observes that Civil Air Patrol goes beyond cheerleader up-voting on the web, but also pressures the media to omit their name from negative current stories (Deatsville/Lagrange) and to delete older stories that show corruption or incompetence or abuse in Civil Air Patrol.]

[Editor’s note: We received this email a few days ago, complete with pictures, exposing what Civil Air Patrol volunteers, possibly cadets under the influence of seniors, are doing at the GlassDoor employer review website. Their objective appears to be to bury negative coverage of the recent sex scandals, arrests and departures from the organization. We checked it out, and IceMan seems to be on to something.]

Attention AuxBeacon Editors:

Just recently, after the Civil Air pedophiles were exposed in Prescott and in North Carolina along with the back-to-back [news] on Don Rowland, life at CAP Maxwell, alleged accusations against John Salvador, and the $12 Million judgement against Civil Air Patrol Glider Pilots

many positive reviews on CAP have appeared in rapid succession at the employer review website known as GlassDoor.

Your readers can see this recent “hose” of fake positive reviews for themselves. This is similar to how the urbandictionary definition of Civil Air Patrol was “managed” when they found the original entry to be very negative. Scroll down through the history definitions to see the game they played.

Paid organizations and volunteer members are willing to compromise their integrity to work an amateur media blitz for the organization’s abusive volunteer leaders in exchange for money or free flying, training in survival and land navigation, letters of recommendation, etc.

I am sending you the following images as evidence of what we found. It is unlikely that so many FULL-TIME paid employees would be deciding to make comments on this series of dates immediately after Civil Air Patrol’s “alleged” sex scandal exposure on CAP Insights and on News of the Force. Oct 18, Oct 13, Oct 11, Oct 10, Oct 6, Sep 11, Sep 11, Aug 25 and on and on. In short, they are lying and using Glass Door as a medium for their grass-roots internet marketing campaign. The use of these fake reviews is clearly a violation of Air Force and Civil Air Patrol Core Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect as the ethical framework for CAP’s service to America.

You can contact me at [redacted] but sign me as Bama IceMan if you post this story. Thank you.

Civil Air Patrol dummies

Another fake Civil Air Patrol “Arts and Crafts” entry on

Civil Air Patrol

Anonymous Civil Air Patrol full-time “medic” gives volunteer organization 5 stars.

Fake Civil Air Patrol Entry on October 13th at GlassDoor

Fake Civil Air Patrol entry at GlassDoor on October 11th

Fake Civil Air Patrol entry at GlassDoor on October 10th

Fake Civil Air Patrol entry at GlassDoor on October 6th

Fake Civil Air Patrol entries at GlassDoor in September 2017

9 Comments on "Civil Air Patrol Propaganda Blitz Exposed to Congress"

  1. Avatar rocky mountain wilted flower | October 24, 2017 at 21:03 | Reply

    This kind of trying to sway public opinion is becomng the norm in the field. At our squadron meeting last night we had a wing staff person who was conveying the offical wing directives based on region directives (talk about a diluted message). The message is that us grunts and minions need to get on social media and push a positve message. We are also to completely stay away from auxbeacon! False and fake news on auxbeacon has riled the region command and we will have no more of this.

    We have been told to start doing a better job of marketing CAP and recruiting more people. One of our seniors was brave enough to ask about retention and was told that the people leaving are complainers and the region will be better off without them. So any experienced pilots or members with more than a year of service or older cadets who have all seen the light and see nothing changing who leave are the people the region wants gone. We are told we need new blood.
    Expertise and leadership and mission skill is not wanted. We have no missions and we have few cadets any more. We just want numbers so our region will look good for the next review. It is all about numbers. The reason we have no missions and are losing member numbers is not important. Just go out and tell a positive story and get more numbers.

    This from a region staff that is never inspected, has never been in a squadron command, has never particpated in the program beyond earning bling, and who has just shoveled complaints under rugs so they can look good. We have region and wing staff who have not braved coming to visit us low life members for decades, and these are the people callling the shots? No wonder CAP is in trouble and morale is being flushed.

    My days are numbered and my renewal date is close. My promotion to oak leafs will not happen because the wing king says my attitude is not right. The wing does not need my expertise or skills and by just asking questions I’m a marked member.

    Maybe it is because I don’t sleep around with squadron staff or wing staff? Or maybe it is because I asked the wing where dues money goes? Maybe it is because I cannot look the other way at hypocrites who lead this region? And put their cronies in as staff and commanders?

    My job now is to speak highly of CAP on facebook and on web pages and just pay my dues and improve my attitude so I can get that coveted promotion. Dream on commanders. You are losing the very people who have the ability to conduct missions and run a cadet program. Oh wait. That is not the priority. You want more dues so you can take staff trips and stay in nice places for romantic interludes. And, I must avoid the bad web pages like auxbeacon. Yes, I get it.

  2. Avatar notMarkMonitor | October 20, 2017 at 08:51 | Reply

    I should add:

    The use of FAKE REVIEWS through MarkMonitor Inc’s glassdoor and PAID SERVICES to manage the Civil Air Patrol “brand” is clearly a violation of Air Force and Civil Air Patrol Core Values: Integrity, Volunteer Service, Excellence, and Respect as the ethical framework for CAP’s service to America.

  3. Avatar notMarkMonitor | October 20, 2017 at 08:37 | Reply

    FYI: A little digging shows that glassdoor has been outed as a tool of MarkMonitor Inc which, according to MarkMonitor, “develops and markets brand protection software and services”. So it is obvious what is going on. A portion of CAP Member Dues money may now be going to this firm to “manage” public perception of the Civil Air Patrol brand.

  4. We just sent you some information on Wisconsin Wing CAP. Thank you for all you are doing.

  5. You might could add the following to this story.

    In addition to flooding websites with positive news and glowing reviews, CAP also pressures media to omit their name from current negative stories (Deatsville/Lagrange) and to delete negative stories the past. If it wasn’t for NOTF, AuxB and the independent Kathyrn’s Report, we would not have the original text of the August 2012 Dayton Daily News Article that exposed Civil Air Patrol covering up the CAP History Foundation and Nunally Uniform theft.

    the original story in the Dayton Daily News has been blown away, but Kathyrn’s Report and AuxBeacon all report the original link.

    • The Dayton Daily News actually contacted “News of the Force” prior to running their story, and a lot of the information they included came directly from NOTF.

  6. ROTFLMAO. You caught ’em and nailed ’em to the glass ceiling for all to see. This is EXACTLY the kind of naive, ham-handed behavior we see from Civil Air Patrol flying monkeys all the time. I’m surprised wasn’t fettered down with a “Major Award” from Civil Air Patrol to look the other way.

    • Avatar BiznizEthics | October 20, 2017 at 17:25 | Reply

      MarkMonitor is an internet brand management firm that owns and has unresolved complaints against it with the Better Business Bureau, so it is not accredited. Civil Air Patrol might actually be using member dues to pay for others to place false glowing reviews into these online streams.

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