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Membership / Re: Army PFC (E-3)
Last post by Jester - Yesterday at 08:54:34 pm
It used to be E-5, then was expanded to E-4 to account for the branches that include E-4 in their NCO ranks. 

Membership / Re: Army PFC (E-3)
Last post by TheSkyHornet - Yesterday at 06:35:24 pm
There were some Army E-3 ranks way back in the day, say, an E-3 Corporal prior to 1948.

In that case, you'd have someone that you'd have to explain that CAP NCO eligibility starts at E-4 (military paygrade). E-3 NCOs would not qualify.

Membership / Re: Army PFC (E-3)
Last post by Eclipse - Yesterday at 05:20:39 pm
All the time.

E-3's do not qualify for CAP NCO.  He can join and pursue officer grade until such time as he gets to E-4, then transition.

There's no requirement to progress as an officer in CAP in the interim, however if he doesn't get at least E-4
he'll be a Senior Member (without grade) until such time as he decides to pursue PD for officer grades.

This is where the ongoing arguments disagreements contretemps rationalizations discussions come into play about the CAP NCO's place in the scheme of things.
Membership / Army PFC (E-3)
Last post by c5engr - Yesterday at 05:02:25 pm
Has anyone taken an E-3 into the NCO Corps? The reg only addresses E-4 and above. Thanks
Last post by Eclipse - April 08, 2021, 06:44:59 pm

It's virtual.

Final Salute / Lt. Col. David Phippen, Sr.
Last post by ironputts - April 06, 2021, 07:04:57 pm

April 6, 2021

Lt. Col. David Phippen, Sr.
Cache Valley Composite Squadron
Utah Wing

David Page Phippen, Sr passed away on September 21, 2020 due to natural causes (not COVID-19 related) at his home in Nibley, Utah. He was born December 16, 1953 in Logan, Utah to Melvin Earl Phippen and Christie Page.

David was born in Logan, Utah on December 16, 1953. He grew up in Wellsville, Utah and graduated from Sky View High School in 1972. He then attended Utah State University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and a certificate in International Relations, later he attended the London School of Economics before graduating from the J Rueben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University School where he received his Juris Doctorate. He practiced law in Provo, Utah and Riverside, California in the '80s and '90 before returning to his beloved Cache Valley in 1998 where he resided until his passing.

David proudly served in the Utah Army National Guard in 1982 and served our country for 6 years as a guardsman. After returning to Cache Valley he served in the US Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and earned the Gill Robb Wilson Award. In CAP he was a Judge Advocate and he was always happy to spend time with the young men and women of CAP.

As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, he served a full-time mission in the England North Mission from 1973-1975. He cherished his mission, the English people, and their way of life. He continued to fulfill many church callings throughout the years, including Bishop of a Utah State University Young Single Adults ward. At the time of his death he was serving in the Elders Quorum Presidency in the Nibley 9th Ward.

For many years David was involved in the Boy Scouts of America. His honors include being a James E. West Fellow, the Order of the Arrow, Woodbage, and the Silver Beaver.

Because of his love of the mountains and American history, he became involved with mountain man reenactments where he was known as "Soda Pop," a name given to him because of his love of Pepsi. He embraced the time spent with his friends at the many mountain man rendezvous. He loved collecting books, beads, and coins. At the time of his passing, his personal library included over 3,400 volumes of books.

His greatest joy were his five grandchildren, Tyler De Leon, Talon Drake, Azzure Phippen, Scarlett Phippen, and Graham Phippen. David is survived by all of his grandchildren, his former wife, Valerie Salt, and his four sons, David Jr, Patrick (m. Alexa Hopkins), Thomas (m. Jennifer Ashton) and Joseph (m. Melinda Christiansen). He is also survived by his older brothers, McKay Phippen, and Earl Phippen and his sisters, Joan Lindley, Gaylene Wright, Cora McKinney, Cathy Severe, and Julie Ball. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Mel and Douglas and his sisters, Maureen, Ruth, Dona, Shirley, Claudia and Becky.
Final Salute / Maj. Theodore Conrad
Last post by ironputts - April 06, 2021, 06:59:24 pm

April 6, 2021

Maj. Theodore Conrad
Utah Wing HQ
Utah Wing

Theodore (Ted) William Conrad was born on November 10, 1955 in Sterling, Kansas. He was the second child of six born to Ralph William Conrad and Shirley Kathleen Bradrick Conrad. Ted passed away on November 14, 2019, four days after his 64th birthday. Ted was very happy he could visit with his mother, just two weeks before his death.

He lived in many different cities and towns growing up and shared many memories of his adventures with his siblings and friends. There was $5 season passes of skiing, the swimming pool, football, baseball, playing on railroad tracks among so many others. His mom and dad would take their kids on ghost towning and photography trips and he loved to tell the tale of when he stepped on a nail "that went all the way up to the ankle" and how the trip to the hospital took forever because his dad kept stopping for just one more photo.

Ted was born on the birthdate of the United States Marine Corp. It just made sense that he would become a marine. With some time in the JROTC in Joplin, MO, he went on to step on the yellow footprints in San Diego when he was barely out of high school at 17 years old. He spent the next four years living a military life that included, "I can't tell you about that, it's classified".

After the Marine Corp, Ted became a tech geek, specifically geeking out to telephones and radios. He travelled the country working on phones and radios. Usually, when someone talked to him the first time, the conversation ended with "how do you know so much?" He was currently working for Voice Carrier and his death will be a huge loss to them.

After September 11, 2001, Ted wanted to serve his country again and worked his way to Major in the Civil Air Patrol, which he was still active in. He earned many awards for the work he did for them.

He was the beloved father of Randi (Joe) Hitt (Phoenix, AZ) and Melody (Brett) Burnham (Idaho Falls). He would tell you that he never really thought about being a father, but once he was, he loved with all his heart.

He met his "babe" Colleen and they married on May 12, 2005. He became the most amazing dad to her three children, Crystal (Brandon) Walker, KayeLynn Farnworth and James (Rustie) Farnworth all of Salt Lake. He loved them as his own and never made them feel that they weren't.

He became the best Papa Ted in the world to Aedynn, Zachary, Chelsea, Lydia, Gabriel, Cash, Penelope, Harper, Theadora and Aaron. They all ran to give him big hugs as soon as they saw him.

He is also survived by his mother Kathi (Joplin, MO) and his five siblings, Mary Castleberry (Joplin, MO), Chris Conrad (Greenburg, PA), Susan Guthrie (Joplin, MO), Mike Conrad (Deland, FL) and Patrick Conrad (Fort Smith, AR) as well as their spouses. He had many friends that will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his father.

He was a person who would go broke getting a good deal. There is a drawer full of Christmas gifts that were already purchased. You never knew what would be stuck in the Christmas stocking. He loved to travel with his wife, and they have been to many different places, near and far. Sadly, North Dakota will always be the one state he never made it to.

His death leaves a big hole in the hearts of many that knew him. He was a friend to anyone. You couldn't help but love him, even when you disagreed with him. Oh, and how he loved being loved. Heaven has no idea what they are in for - but, I'm sure they will appreciate him. Rest in peace my love, I'll catch up with you one day. To the moon and back.
Final Salute / 1st Lt. Robert D. Maw
Last post by ironputts - April 06, 2021, 12:12:12 am

April 5, 2021

1st Lt. Robert D. Maw
Greenville Composite Squadron
South Carolina Wing

Robert "Bob" Durant Maw, 73, loving husband of Patricia Maw, of Greenville, died March 5, 2021.

Born in Greenville, he was the son of the late Charlie and Christine Thrasher Maw.

Bob spent his years serving others. He served 6 years in the US Navy. Petty Officer Maw served in Vietnam as an electronics technician aboard the USS Blue Ridge. He was a part of the Selective Service System and a member of Civil Air Patrol. He spent over 40 years of his professional life as a broadcasting engineer with WYFF-TV, Hearst Television Inc., and was a part of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

In addition to his loving wife, he is survived by his daughter, Courtney Melba (Scott); stepson, James Hendrix (Kimberly); step-daughter Amy Bunce (Steven); sister Rhonda Carey (Harold); brother-in-law Robert Attaway (Beverly); and two step-grandchildren Canaan Hendrix and Colton Bowman.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann Maw; and his sister Julia Maw.
Final Salute / Lt. Col. Emily J. Mathews
Last post by ironputts - April 06, 2021, 12:08:28 am

April 5, 2021

Lt. Col. Emily J. Mathews
Homestead Air Reserve Base Cadet Squadron
Florida Wing

Lt.Colonel Emily Jean Mathews, age 73, of Homestead, Florida passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. Emily was born October 22, 1947 in Miami, Florida.
Final Salute / 1st Lt. Charles D. Kutchin
Last post by ironputts - April 06, 2021, 12:03:01 am

April 5, 2021

1st Lt. Charles D. Kutchin
Akron-Canton Senior Flying Squadron
Ohio Wing

Born: 02/22/1962 Passed: 02/24/2021

Sales engineer and private pilot, Charles Kutchin passed away suddenly on February 24, 2021 at the age of 59. Charles completed his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at the University of Akron. He then completed his master's degree in business administration at Kent State University.

Charles loved to fly and was a senior member for Civil Air Patrol, United States Air Force Auxiliary as a 1st Lieutenant. He was also an Amateur Radio License operator of the Federal Communications Commission. He loved watching his children play in their sporting events and taking them to fun restaurants.

Charles is survived by his children, Gregory Kutchin, Kayla (Andrew) Peterson, and Erica Kutchin; former wife, Mary Murphy-Kutchin; parents, Robert Dan Kutchin and Frances Kutchin; siblings, Anita (Gary) Crawford and Debbie (Charlie) Spisz.

A loving father and devoted son, he will be greatly missed.
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