Started by flyguy06, May 12, 2006, 11:27:11 pm
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Quote from: flyguy06 on May 12, 2006, 11:27:11 pmI am curious what do former military officers that achieved the rank above Lt Col do if they want to join CAP? In my Wing we have a retired full bird Marine Corp Colone who was a real Wing Commander of a Flying Wing. Of course CAP made hm wear Lt Col rank and he doesnt seemto mind.
Quote from: flyguy06 on May 12, 2006, 11:27:11 pmPersonally if were me ( I will probably never achive that hihg inthe military) I would have an issue.
Quote from: flyguy06 on May 12, 2006, 11:27:11 pmI also know a member who is a retired USAF two star. He doesnt wear the military style uniform but opts to wear the civilian blue shirt/grey slacks. But everyone calls him General.
Quote from: Eclipse on May 13, 2006, 02:38:22 amWere he working with cadets, I believe this would be a violation of 52-16, as he would be out of CAP uniform, which is required for any Cadet functions."A" uniform ≠"The" uniform.
Quote from: shorning on May 13, 2006, 02:48:04 amQuote from: Eclipse on May 13, 2006, 02:38:22 amWere he working with cadets, I believe this would be a violation of 52-16, as he would be out of CAP uniform, which is required for any Cadet functions."A" uniform ≠"The" uniform.Easy there quick draw. Read what I wrote. You're making assumptions and jumping to conclusions.Never did I say he worked with cadets. Believe it or not, not all senior members work with cadets. For example, I don't. I have, will, and can. When I do, I will be appropriately clad. However, that doesn't mean I have to wear an AF-style uniform. I can just as easily wear a golf shirt.
Quote from: capchiro on May 13, 2006, 12:50:13 pm As far as the two star general, I do believe he worked with cadets on a gliding encampment as a glider pilot and did not wear a uniform and thus, according to some, was in violation of CAPM 39-1 or 52-16, or at least some manual or reg.
Quote from: Earhart1971 on May 15, 2006, 08:52:35 amGetting back to the original question.I think a Military Officer should be allowed to wear their highest earned rank from the regular Service as a CAP member, and the more Rank the higher the better, the more prestige to CAP.Since we have a Major General as National Commander, its probably about time to promote Region Commanders and maybe Wing Commanders to Brig General.Now when we get to half a million members, then CAP will be well within its rights to have a full General as National Commander, since we will be the size of a MAJOR COMMAND, in fact a Major Command in the Air Force could be 50,000.But the pay and benefits unfortunately will have to stay the same for all ranks, LOL!
Quote from: Earhart1971 on May 17, 2006, 01:47:25 amOne thing I would like to see:Mitchell and Earhart Cadets returning to CAP as Seniors, at a higher Rank than 1st LT.We need more of them, and they are LIKE GOLD, for the continuance of the the Program.But I see a returning Air Force Officer like, lets say a FULL GENERAL, I would have no problem with 4 Stars in CAP Uniform.Sit them at the round table at the NEC, and let them Bring us more clout and power.Conversations like " Yeah, I know the Commander of ATC, he was my roomate at the Academy - Yeah let me handle him, I'll get you that, Yada, yada."Fasten seat belts CAP is going to the next level!
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