Civil Air Patrol Appoints New Heads to Board of Governors

Civil Air Patrol BOGJ. Bradford Lynn and Robert E. Corsi Jr to head Civil Air Patrol BOG

by AuxBeacon News Aggregator | AuxBeacon News

Members of Civil Air Patrol’s Board of Governors have chosen CAP Col. J. Bradford Lynn as their new chair and Robert E. Corsi Jr. as vice chair, effective February 27, 2019.

The selections were made at the BoG’s December meeting in Washington, D.C. Lynn, a former Alabama Wing commander, will serve in place of retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Judy Fedder, whose term on the 11-member governing body ends soon. Corsi will succeed Lynn, who has been the vice chair.

“It is an honor and a privilege to serve on the Board of Governors,” Lynn said. “I look forward to this new position of leadership. My fellow board members and I will continue the great work that has been done to lead the organization into the future.”

Lynn served as CAP’s Southeast Region vice commander before he joined the BoG as an at-large member on May 5, 2017. Before that, he commanded the Alabama Wing and served at the national level as commandant of cadets for Cadet Officer School, escort officer for the International Air Cadet Exchange and instructor and seminar leader for National Staff College.

Lynn brings a unique perspective to CAP’s Cadet Programs mission, having been a Gen. Carl A. Spaatz Award recipient, National Cadet of the Year in 1973 and a member of the National Cadet Advisory Council in the mid-’70s.

His extensive background in aviation also includes a 30-year career in the U.S. Air Force. While in the Air Force, he flew KC-135 and C-130 aircraft and served in numerous staff positions and as vice wing commander of the 908th Airlift Wing. He also completed an Air Staff Training Assignment at the Pentagon and a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

Lynn’s military decorations include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal and Outstanding Unit Award with Valor.

His background also includes positions on the Air Force Association National Advisory Board representing the Air Force Reserve Command and membership on the Reserve Corporate Board for Air Force Materiel Command.

Lynn is a captain with United Airlines, flying primarily international routes.

Corsi joined the BoG on Nov. 1, 2016, upon his retirement from federal service. His professional career spanned 46 years of service with the Air Force — 28 years on active duty and 18 years as a civilian in the Senior Executive Service.

When he retired from federal service, he was the assistant deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., responsible for comprehensive plans and policies covering all life cycles of military and civilian personnel management. This included military and civilian end strength management, education and training, compensation and resource allocation as well as the delivery of fully qualified, ready airmen for the Joint Warfighter while meeting all the needs of U.S. airmen and their families.

He oversaw the execution and programming of the Manpower, Personnel and Services portfolio with an annual $40.9 billion personnel budget for 660,000 military and civilian Total Force airmen.

Upon his retirement, Corsi established RoCor Consulting, LLC, to provide the full range of human capital advice to the public sector. He is a registered professional engineer and is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is also a senior member of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

Corsi has been a member of the Visiting Committee of Industrial & Systems Management at West Virginia University since 2014. He was inducted in the Academy of Industrial Engineers in 2015 for his contributions to the profession. He was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni at West Virginia University in 2016 for his contributions to the university, his profession, and his leadership in assisting the poor in Appalachia.

The Civil Air Patrol Board of Governors or BoG consists of four Air Force appointees, three members appointed jointly by the secretary of the Air Force and CAP’s national commander, and four members-at-large selected by the CAP Senior Advisory Group. The BoG generates strategic policies, plans and programs designed to guide and support the volunteer service of the organization’s 52 wings and 61,000 members nationwide. CAP’s national commander and CEO, the organization’s chief operating officer and the CAP-USAF commander serve as advisers to the BoG.


1 Comment on "Civil Air Patrol Appoints New Heads to Board of Governors"

  1. I am done with CAP. I’ll point out, though, that worrying about the internals of attracting and motivating members is not where the taxpayer’s interest lies. The SAR mission is now pretty much gone away, but a decade or three ago the CAP was a hugely cost-effective means for lost airplane SAR. The alternative would have been for military assets to be used, like the C130s they use in Canada.

    A dozen spam cans full of volunteers, working for a week, probably wouldn’t even approach the cost of a single C130 or Blackhawk working for a day. So that is the historical cost equation. It may even hold today, when extensive searches are much less common, but the point is that the taxpayer is not concerned with the nuts and bolts of how the spam cans and air crews are managed; the taxpayer’s equation is simply to compare the annual cost of CAP with the estimated cost of the alternatives.

    Overlaying this, of course, is that CAP has been fairly successful in developing a political base. At some point, maybe even before now, their political effectiveness in milking the government cows (state and federal) may mask the fact that CAP is no longer cost-effective for the taxpayer.

    CAP is the aviation equivalent of mall cops. It exists because some stupid politician that we pay for doesn’t have the balls to shut down what is an ineffective throwback. Many (not all!) of the folks in it are there just to stroke their egos with an important-looking uniform and to wield authority they don’t usually have.

    That’s why the org is getting so hamstrung: nobody there has any other way to make themselves feel important. If they had an actual mission they’d be too busy getting real work done to worry about regulations, rules, and other BS.

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