By Helen & Hansell | AuxBeacon News Contributors
[Your readers] would be interested in this. The CAP national historian, Col Frank Blazich has announced that he is resigning.
“This coming week, National Headquarters will advertise for the position of National Historian. Since April 2013, I have attempted to run the CAP National History Program and build off the work of my predecessors to preserve, study, and share the corporation’s history with the nation.
For the past year, however, I have had less time and energy to devote to CAP. Between work, family, and CAP, something had to give way and unfortunately it was me. I’m simply burned out. With the Morse Center now under development and a new national commander leading the corporation, it is time to pass the torch to someone with rich reserves of energy and fresh ideas. I voluntarily step down on my own but in consultation with headquarters.
My last day as National Historian is slated for 3 March 2018 at the conclusion of the winter conference.”
The inside scoop [that Hansell provided] was that-
Civil Air Patrol is FORCED to hang on to exposed officers longer than the organization would like because of the embarrassment that so many timely removals is having on public perception.
Just how bad is our judge of character? Think about it. The back-to-back and very public ousters of Dwight Wheless and Tony Pineda from National Command? The most recent events with both Don Rowland and the reports on John Salvador? The catalog of accidents and pedophiles that is reviewed each time a new one is exposed?
All are now seeing how much has been buried and how this official policy of concealment encouraged the growth of little monsters around the wings. We are humiliated for being this corrupt and incompetent.
So, yes, CAP National is finally advertising for a National Historian to replace Frank Blazich. Applicants will need to complete the “essay questionnaire” in addition to the normal application form. Applications will be accepted through 12 November 2017. Given what we know of the dark Civil Air Patrol wing-by-wing history still left to be exposed, no person of academic credibility would want to take on this job. They will have to answer for each and every piece of artwork exposed on their watch. Gag.
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The brass put up with him and the members hate him, but all the good people have left or are leaving. What choice does CAP have during this organizational spiral death?