NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS – Civil Air Patrol is seeking qualified applicants for the position of national historian. Applications must be received by Sept. 15.
Desired requirements for the position are that applicants hold the grade of lieutenant colonel and a master rating in the CAP Historian Specialty Track, have served as a CAP region or wing historian and possess knowledge of CAP’s organization, mission, history and role in service operations and of historical research methods and interviewing techniques.
The position requires the ability to perform and manage historical research, writing, collection and preservation of historical materials and to plan and coordinate the use of historical resources. In addition, the national historian advises commanders and staff on the use of historical information in policy development and decision making. More details can be found here.
“Preserving our rich history of service and using these important archives to help tell the CAP story is a priority initiative,” said Maj. Gen. Chuck Carr, CAP national commander. “The goal is to ensure that we continue to build upon our legacy with as much tangible evidence as possible of the dedication, sacrifice and commitment of America’s best unpaid professionals – CAP’s volunteers.”
The application form must be returned to Susie Parker at CAP National Headquarters by email at email@example.com or fax 334-953-4262 no later than Sept. 15.
Col. Leonard Blascovich, CAP historian emeritus, held the position since 1996 and also served as vice chairman of CAP’s National Historical Committee for 15 years.