By "new" this is an update to the existing Mission Chaplain, or something else?
A emergency services qualification for a Character Development Instructor, even with the fancy "Chaplain Support Specialist" name simply doesn't make sense to me.
I've never heard non-chaplains say we need to expand the role of CAP chaplains. Most, like myself, accept CAP chaplaincy as a relic of the past that would be very tough to justify if CAP was starting from scratch today. I fear it would be taboo to publicly question the value of chaplains in CAP. Some traditions survive on inertia. It's worth skimming through the PowerPoint referenced above to see the proposed patch/logo, it is a graphic arts tragedy.
Chaplains are a special interest group in the military and in CAP. It appears to be a group and mission that few want to question. More often than not, they get what they want. After all, why upset the nice old guy? If we need more mental health professionals, let's recruit them. Very few of our chaplains have any credential in counseling, even pastoral counseling. Despite this, we identify them as counseling resources. Pastoral counseling makes as much sense to me as pastoral piloting. To the credit of CAP chaplains, they know they are swimming in a secular ocean these days. Their prayers are now usually prefaced with a message to non-believers and the prayers themselves have few doctrinal references. Instead of ordained pastors, we might want to pursue Tony Robbins graduates.
<snip>It's worth skimming through the PowerPoint referenced above to see the proposed patch/logo, it is a graphic arts tragedy.
Eclipse - the impetus of the mandated training (based on the Ft. Hood shooting/finding) was not restricted to "violence" rather it is to any event that might be considered "mass casualty".
Quote from: Chappie on December 07, 2016, 03:29:08 PMEclipse - the impetus of the mandated training (based on the Ft. Hood shooting/finding) was not restricted to "violence" rather it is to any event that might be considered "mass casualty".I don't think I said it was, but it certainly was one of the issues raised and clearly one of the places intended for the potential use of CDIs.I still stand by the fact that few if any CAP members, absent external training or affiliation, are prepared to be involved in >any< "mass casualty situation, and CAP should steer well clear of those incidents.