Civil Air Patrol Suicide Training

Civil Air Patrol Members anonymously reporting violations
Civil Air Patrol Members anonymously reporting violations.

By AuxBeacon News Reader

[Editor’s Note: We received this a few days ago as a comment and the author makes several good points.]

I am reading that Civil Air Patrol will now “Develop and include annual Suicide Prevention training to all members which will increase awareness of suicide in CAP and in the local community.”

“Suicide Prevention Training” is also “Suicide Facilitation Training” if understood and unethically twisted.

I have read your articles on CAP as a Cult and on the recent CAP suicides, particularly Rex Glasgow and Tonya Boylan’s. When members of a chain-of-command driven cult like Scientology believe the defamatory gossip issued by commanders who must discredit those exposing them, the commanders are able to achieve a SHUNNING of the member who is exposing the abuse.

When we shun members in our Civil Air Patrol cult for reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse as required by the regulations, then what do we think might happen to those we shun?

The command staff are the guilty ones, but they control the ribbons and challenge coins and appointments so they can effectively nudge the naive idealists to eventually BLOW THEIR BRAINS OUT.

While Joe Knight III was noticeably absent from the 2018 Southeast Region Conference, I am astounded that Al Bedgood has survived as a useful tool to conduct unpleasant member termination hearings for those who would avoid the muck.

That Richard Greenwood has escaped to stain Congressman Barry Loudermilk and Mark Smith seems a fitting outcome, however.

6 Comments on "Civil Air Patrol Suicide Training"

  1. There was a big emphasis on CAP member suicides at the Baltimore Conference earlier this month. NHQ stated it was a big problem.

    [Link Redacted]

  2. There are more, one in April of this year.
    – Jared T. Rogers

    Claymont – Jared T. Rogers, age 14, of Claymont, DE passed away suddenly on April 12, 2018. Born in Salem, NJ, Jared has been a lifelong resident of Claymont, DE. A student, he currently is enrolled in the 9th grade at Concord High School. He enjoyed wrestling, martial arts, fishing and Vex Robotics.

    Jared, a Cadet Sr. Airman with the Delaware Air National Guard Cadet Squadron joined the Civil Air Patrol program in 2015 with Squadron DE-004 before transferring to DE-008 in 2016. He was an active participant in the Emergency Services Program. Jared possessed a willingness to serve and an attitude that personified the core values of excellence, respect, integrity and volunteer service.


      Why are you [redacted] allowing a comment like this when there is no evidence in the obituary that the cadet committed suicide? This is what we mean by sloppy and disrespectful journalism on your part. [redacted]

      [Editor Replies:

      We researched the comment and it is actually common knowledge in the Wing and Region in which you are apparently not. His father stated openly and honestly that his son took his own life. You will be able to find this in the tribute video that he prepared for his son on YouTube.

      After decades of threats and slander to silence and discredit CAP members who would voice out on abuse reprisals in the program, we are trying to provide a hub through which victims can assemble their stories along with any remaining evidence and not feel alone.

      Who would oppose this unless they were guilty of something?]

  3. Montgomery Shooter | July 10, 2018 at 02:02 | Reply

    US Air Force veteran MSgt Robert Orsi who worked at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery Alabama decided to open fire on his soon to be ex-wife and their triplet daughters before setting fire to his house and turning the gun on himself.

    The shooting occurred on Saturday night and resulted in the death of 44-year-old Charlene Orsi, one of the girls, and 51-year-old Bob Orsi.

  4. Aimee McPherson | June 14, 2018 at 14:21 | Reply

    Charlie Sattgast, a Foursquare pastor, was made Chief of the Civil Air Patrol Chaplaincy last summer. He is the first Foursquare-endorsed chaplain to serve in this position with the Civil Air Patrol.

  5. BeryLoudAnxiety | June 13, 2018 at 23:01 | Reply

    Could you please update the old story or add a new one? This is new in June 2018.

    Court documents now state that Col John Howard, FORMER COMMANDER OF SCOTT AFB, sexually assaulted an airman two times in April 2017 in Maine. In those cases, he is accused of FORCING A WOMAN INTO ORAL SEX without her consent. He’s also accused of rubbing his groin on a senior airman in the United Kingdom and speaking sexually about his genitals.

    Many of us find it frightening to come forward with our accusations of abuse against perpetrators who are highly decorated sociopaths who wiggled into positions of authority. These people use bought friends to protect themselves in the name of their organization and get others to lie to discredit and cause pain to any who try to oppose them. They are scumbags using their power to increase the cost of sadness in life to discourage those who would fight this battle.

    The people who have been abused sexually, mentally, physically or through slander and libel develop eating and sleeping disorders in their grief over what has transpired.

    When Congressman Barry Loudermilk allows himself to be used as a pawn to prop-up thieves and con-artists I also take notice and write letters to the editor.

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