NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – A report issued in March regarding investigation of the CAP Historical Foundation’s operations and management of artifacts was not released for public review in accordance in CAPR 10-2, Files Maintenance and Records Disposition, which provides that upon completion of an investigation all documentation, including memoranda of the commander’s final action, are sealed and maintained as a confidential file by the CAP inspector general.
CAP National Commander Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr has, however, issued the following statement: “There was no evidence of wrongdoing whatsoever. I can assure you that if there was any evidence of wrongdoing, actions would have been taken.”
The CAP Historical Foundation has designed a system for housing its artifacts in a secure, climate-controlled storage facility with limited access. This system includes a comprehensive archive of donations that will be published on the CAP Historical Foundation website in the near future.
Throughout the year, artifacts from the collection are loaned to various museums nationwide and displayed at CAP National Headquarter at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. The location of CAP’s artifact exhibits will also be published online.
“Civil Air Patrol celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2011 and is making plans to observe its 75th anniversary in 2016,” said Carr. “Our artifacts document the rich history of service by our selfless volunteers, and all donations to the Historical Foundation are extremely important to us.”
CAP’s Historical Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) corporation chartered in Baltimore and is a separate organization from CAP. The name CAP is the only thing the two organizations share, beyond the desire to support CAP history. Even though the Historical Foundation has CAP members on its board, membership is not required.
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